Medium Wave Loggings 12-31-2017 through 1-6-2018

Radios used were Tecsun PL-880 and PL-380.

Location was San Diego.

700 KALL North Salt Lake City, UT — ESPN (PL-380)

720 KDWN Las Vegas, NV — Sports Talk (PL-380)

770 KKOB Albuquerque, NM — Numerous references to New Mexico (PL-880)

790 KBET Winchester, NV — Heard call letters and City. Had to turn radio to null out KABC in Los Angeles. (PL-880)

870 WWL New Orleans, LA — Heard call letters twice. Coming in pretty steady for a while. Can’t usually get this one at all. (PL-880)

1380 KLPZ Parker, AZ — Napa Auto Parts ad. (PL-880)

Medium Wave Loggings 12-24-2017 through 12-30-2017

Radio used was Tecsun PL-880.

Location was San Diego.

590 KSUB Cedar City, UT — Had to use LSB due to local station KOGO on 600. Heard a reference to “Cedar City,” but no call letters.

630 KHOW Denver, CO — Denver traffic report and several ads mentioning Denver.

650 KMTI Manti, UT — Country music.

680 KNBR San Francisco, CA — Ad for Serramonte Ford in Daly City.

Medium Wave Loggings 12-17-2017 through 12-23-2017

Radios used were Tecsun PL-880 and PL-380.

Location was San Diego.

580 KMJ Fresno, CA — News radio.

620 KTAR Phoenix, AZ — ESPN

660 KTNN Window Rock, AZ — Navajo music, and country. A fun station to listen to for a while.

740 KCBS San Francisco — Traffic reports (Concord tunnel was mentioned)

780 KKOH Reno, NV — Advertisements.

880 KRVN Lexington, NE — Visit Nebraska Ad. This station comes in surprisingly strong at times considering its distance.

960 KKNT Phoenix, AZ — The Patriot.

1000 KOMO Seattle, WA — “KOMO News” (Pronounced Como, as inĀ  Perry)

Medium Wave Loggings 12-10-2017 through 12-16-2017

Radios used were Tecsun PL-380 and PL-880. C Crane CCRadio-2E. Location was San Diego.

550 KUZZ Bakersfield, CA — Country music (PL-380)

560 KSFO San Francisco, CA — Larry Kudlow (PL-880)

810 KGO San Francisco, CA — “KGO on the go” (PL-380)

820 WBAP Dallas, TX — Fading in and out, but heard the call letters three times at the bottom of the hour. (C Crane)

840 KXNT Las Vegas, NV — CBS News (PL-380)

850 KOA Denver, CO — Discussion about The Broncos (PL-380)

880 KHAC Tsa Benito, NM — Heard late afternoon on my SUV radio. Decreases power later on.

990 KTMS Santa Barbara, CA — News (PL-880)

1160 KSL Salt Lake City, UT — Something about public safety (PL-380)

1180 KERN Wasco (near Bakersfield), CA — Michael Savage (C Crane)


WWL New Orleans 870

On October 28, 2017, I received WWL in San Diego. It’s the only station starting with W that I’ve received since starting to DX again. This is despite KRLA Glendale being on the same frequency, as well as a Mexican station I haven’t identified yet.

I was using a Tecsun PL-880 held perpendicular to KRLA, effectively nulling it out enough to let WWL through. First I heard a reference to The Saints, which wasn’t conclusive of course. Then it faded out. A while later it returned, and I heard somebody mention Southeast Louisiana. It returned for a third time and I clearly heard somebody say WWL, New Orleans. It was only audible for less than a minute each time. I haven’t heard it since then, although I check frequently.

So was this an anomaly? I don’t know, but it’s the kind of thing that keeps things interesting. Now, if I could only hear WLS that’s waiting somewhere behind that St. George Utah station.