We Have Friends In Far Away Places

I’m always amazed when we receive a email from folks that just happen to listen in Sweden…Yes that Sweden, see the email  letter we received:

 

Hi,
 
My name is Per Eriksson and I have, according to many of my friends, a strange hobby. I enjoy listening to radio stations from all over the world on the AM band. All they hear from my loudspeakers is the noise, but to me radio over the borders open new horizons.
 
That said, I am very pleased to inform you that I have enjoyed listening to KWAD on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, over here in Sweden.
 
Your signal on AM 920 kHz was weak, and with co-channel interference. Considering the distance between transmitter and my receiver, I am more than thrilled!
 
To prove reception and give you a better understanding of the reception quality I have recorded a short mp3-clip. It was made at 06:00 hrs UTC (Universal Coordinated Time).
 
You will hear a “92 KWAD Wadena” on top of the hour. Save or listen to the recording, stored on my own server, by navigating to: www.eriksson.info/2019/kwad.mp3
 
Part of my radio hobby is to collect “confirmation on reception” from the stations that I hear. If you find that the station I have heard to be KWAD I would appreciate a message in return as a verification on listening in. A plain “it is us” will do fine!
 
Using a Perseus software defined receiver, manufactured in Italy by Microtelecom, connected to my PC. Must say that I am proud of catching your signal with my 900 meter (3000 feet) longwire antenna. Yes, the longer the better goes for us who want to hear transatlantic signals! Have put it five metres up in the trees, so elks go free.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Per Eriksson
Granskullavagen 219
S-235 94 Vellinge
Sweden
Wow, that’s pretty cool.

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