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KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« on: September 10, 2019, 0412 UTC »
1700 KHZ @ 0353 UTC 10 Sept 19 .   NFL chat with erratic fading.    Commercial block @ 0358 then what was an underlying Latino station (either KKLF out of Richardson TX or XEPE out of Tijuana) mudding up everything.  Latino station stayed steady underneath after the KVNS ID @ 0401 UTC.   

KVNS NITE POWER: 1 KW .  TX<>RX :  1,274 Miles

KKLF NITE POWER: 0.88 KW .  TX<>RX:   813 Miles
XEPE NITE POWER:    10 KW . TX<> RX:   1,707 Miles
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 2219 UTC by East Troy Don »
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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 0157 UTC »
Can remember XEPE as ESPN 1700 until late last year (& sometimes mixing with Fox Sports Brownsville), at 10kW nighttime its suppose to be directional into the Pacific.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 1314 UTC by sat_dxer »
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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 0251 UTC »
KVNS switched from an AOR format a few years back to ESPN. It may have been them instead of Tijuana.

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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 2127 UTC »
KVNS switched from an AOR format a few years back to ESPN. It may have been them instead of Tijuana.

Except the 0401 utc I'd KVNS which still leaves the question of which Latino station was underneath.
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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 0327 UTC »
I can't remember if it was last winter or the winter before, but I caught a station from Hermosillo on that frequency. It shocked me as not only did it have to propagate over the two Sierra ranges both east and west, but most of the northern Mexican deserts to make from Hermosillo on the Gulf of California to my house in the S.E. US.

Brownsville is fairly easy as much of it is over a salt water path from here. Hermosillo? That's nothing but rocks and dirt all the way.

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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 2138 UTC »
Which is why I'm leaning toward KKLF in  Richardson TX. as much for distance as anything else. I couldn't null out KVNS enough to snatch an ID on the Hispanohablante.
Now, your Hermisillo catch, now THAT'S impressive.
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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 1429 UTC »
"XEPE NITE POWER:    1 KW . TX<> RX:   1,707 Miles"
What is the source of this?
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to adulteration of the E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" by others and not a match in the Conet Project they are never used.
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Re: KVNS 1700 Brownsville TX
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 2136 UTC »
Its 10 KW, not 1 KW . I read the attendant article erroneously.  Thanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XEPE-AM

https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 2220 UTC by East Troy Don »
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