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Author Topic: KVRI 1600 Blaine, WA  (Read 250 times)

Offline PaulBWalkerJr

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KVRI 1600 Blaine, WA
« on: January 15, 2022, 2252 UTC »

KVRI 1600 is licensed to Blaine, WA right and its towers are right on the border with WA state/Canada. This station targets the punjab community in the Vancouver area and not exactly a surprise, but it is incredibly strong here in McGrath, Alaska!!  It's 10KW/6 tower night pattern is right along the waterfront and beams right up the coast.  If I draw a line from it's tower array and main lobe, its pointed almost dead center at my general area.

Not unexpected but still amazing considering KVRI is 1500 miles away! They are my most consistent station... the strongest, most regular.  I hear the 50kw'ers from Vancouver 1320,, 1470, 1130, 730, etc.... but this one tops them all by noticeable amounts.

Here's some audio of the station with the audio filter widened to 6khz on my CC CRane Skywave with my FSL loop tuned up:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-60_UIaYpulnmRRleSuiSomgQNkrE5BV/view?usp=sharing

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Re: KVRI 1600 Blaine, WA
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 0207 UTC »
Pretty impressive, Paul.  1500 miles @ 10 KW from a station whose signal  pattern flames out  somewhere over the Alaskan Gulf , well short of Anchorage.   Nice catch !

http://nf8m.com/pattern_maps/current/NIGHTTIME-UNLIMITED/NIGHTTIME-UNLIMITED_1600KHz-1.html
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Re: KVRI 1600 Blaine, WA
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 1912 UTC »
Pretty impressive, Paul.  1500 miles @ 10 KW from a station whose signal  pattern flames out  somewhere over the Alaskan Gulf , well short of Anchorage.   Nice catch !

http://nf8m.com/pattern_maps/current/NIGHTTIME-UNLIMITED/NIGHTTIME-UNLIMITED_1600KHz-1.html


What im getting is the skywave.. which is pretty awesome