Being located on the eastern shoreline of Mayne Island, the direction towards all of the U.S.A. is over many miles of saltwater, so my main interest is in domestic / U.S.A. DX.
Wednesday evening netted two new states on the BCB ... Kansas and Indiana, for states #27 and #28 respectively, both heard on the Perseus SDR and my 10' x 20' amplified loop.
KWOD, on 1660KHz, identifying as "The Business Channel", was logged during a short top-of-the-hour fade-up at 0600z (10PM local time). Their night power is listed as 1,000 watts while their day power is 10,000 watts.
|KWOD - Kansas courtesy: https://www.google.ca/maps|
|KWOD Towers courtesy https://www.google.ca/maps|
The transmitter site is located in the middle of a quiet residential district of older homes ... on all four sides.
I shudder to think what RFI problems those living in the adjacent homes must suffer when they are on daytime power!
|WSLM - Indiana courtesy :https://www.google.ca/maps|
Their phased antenna array puts their main lobes, due east and west, so evidently I was catching the northern edge of their pattern.
See what you can hear their during the short recording made of the "Country WSLM" weather report
I have yet to check last night's recordings to see if conditions have held-up for two night's running ... more later if so.