Fun Fact: You Can Listen To Us In Finland

It’s not uncommon for us to get a message like the one I’m about to share here, but when it does happen, I have to admit, it’s pretty cool.  this time it involves KNSP 1430 “The Fan”

This morning as I was looking thru my emails, I received this message from a gentleman listening thru his high tech AM radio in Finland, here’s what he had to say:

“The warmest Greetings from Kauhajoki, Finland
Dear Sirs, first thank you very much for your programme.

Now this moment when I write this letter we have sunny weather. But spring is coming and the temperature is today minus 10 degrees Celsius.

My name is Tuomo Vesala a carpender 53 years old and I was happy and lucky to hear your AM Radio station here in Finland.

As you may have now guessed, I am also AM radio hobbyist. I use sdr receivers and long beverage antennas so

that I can hear stations from far away.  

Wave propagation has always fascinated me and it is amazing that I could pick up your station so far
away across the Atlantic in the other side of the world.
 I had pleasure of listening to your station;
Date and Time ;   1 January 2019, your local time 1.00 AM
 Frequency        :   1430 khz 
Receiver          :   Perseus SDR-radio.

Antenna           :   Beverage antenna, 2800 feet-long copper wire, directed to North-America.

I really enjoyed this listening to your station from large distance – AM Radio is amazing! 

 I would be most thankful if you would email a short reply confirming my reception, if the report is correct.
Thank you so much for your time.
I Wish you all the best in all of your daily activities!”

Tuomo Vesala

I think it’s really interesting, when you step back and think about how far, sound waves actually travel, I did respond to Tuomo, and Thanked him graciously for his email.  It looks like the state of AM radio is alive and well….Even across the Atlantic in Finland!

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