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1410WHLW AM???
« on: August 01, 2020, 2214 UTC »
        Friday night, 01:30UTC, I listened to where 1410 WSCW would be. It's been off-air since the X3 thunder storms on Monday night, so a fairly free MW FREQ to DX. In between the Top 40 70's and 80's mono-toned tunage selection, I thought that I heard the promo of "1410WHLW". I even wrote that down. However, trying to look it up, it only comes up as a gospel FM station,    104.3FM in Luverne, AL. So, I either heard that wrong, or something isn't updated? Eh????   
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Re: 1410WHLW AM???
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 2355 UTC »
T, whats your QTH?
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Sangean ATS-909X .  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  90 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: 1410WHLW AM???
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 0957 UTC »
Hmmm...  this is a strange one.  Some AM stations have the annoying habit of IDing with the call letters of a sister FM station but it looks like WLHW-FM has no companion AM station.
However, there is a WHLN AM 1410 located in Harlan KY.  It only runs 41 watts at night but it is only about 140 miles away from WSCW in WVA.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: 1410WHLW AM???
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 0434 UTC »
Answer to East Troy Don, Southern WV, near the Capital Region. As far as me hearing 1410WHLW promo on the truck stereo? I'll have to listen again on the evening drive to work. 1410 WSCW has been down all week now, and if they follow the priority and pattern of other AM stations that have littered the FM band with their FM translator counter parts, they will not be in a hurry to get it back up. It's not like that station is LM Communications bread & butter. (And, I suspect that I'm pretty safe to assume this.)
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Re: 1410WHLW AM???
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 2158 UTC »
A possibility is WRTZ out of Roanoke.  It transmits its classical / oldies format at night at 72 watts omni-directionally but its only about 120 miles from your location.

Just a thought.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 2204 UTC by East Troy Don »
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Re: 1410WHLW AM??? Won't know now.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 0530 UTC »
OMG!!!! 1410WSCW is actually back on-air tonight! Wholly freakin' kow! And, it only took them 9 days to get that back on. Anyway, the night before I did DX that 1410kHz KY station, and I suspect that I'm right about that since I heard a promo for Kentucky Sports coverage. OFW, it was interesting DX'ing that FREQ, while it lasted.
I can't decide upon what's worst, young and stupid, or old and chemically dumbed down.