Friday, December 17, 2010

DX Reports

DX'ing is the hobby of listening to distant radio stations. I was pleased to be able to hear our Bonaire 800kHz AM signal in south Florida the first week in November. We were in Boca Raton, visiting the Gillans, and I tuned TWR's evening Spanish transmissions on a clock radio in the bedroom. Well, it turns out that the Bonaire signal was being heard in even more distant lands at about the same time. Yesterday we received a reception report from Paltamo, Finland, above, and another from Sweden, below.
These two dedicated hobbiests will be receiving TWR - Bonaire QSL cards in the mail. Can you hear Bonaire where you live? We beam the signal North in the evening, switch to an omnidirectional pattern around midnight (04:00 UTC), and then to the South starting at 3am Bonaire time. (07:00 UTC)

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