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DX Listener Reports for KOZY Radio, Grand Rapids, MN, USA


KOZY-AM specifications:
1320 KHz, 100 degree towers
5000 watts non-directional day
5000 watts 3-tower directional night pointing 346 degrees true
47 10' 22.00" N Latitude, 93 27' 10.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)

Transmitters at KOZY-AM.  (l-r) The original Collins 20V3 one-kilowatt transmitter is on the far left.  A power upgrade to 5000 watts day and night in the early 1970s, brought a Harris MW-5 five-kilowatt transmitter online.  A three-tower antenna phasor system is next, followed by an equipment rack with an antenna monitor, audio processing, and remote control.  Finally, a new Nautel XR6 six-kilowatt transmitter was installed in January 2014.  It runs at 5000 watts and is on the right, sporting its acceptance paperwork on the first day of operation.

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 January 11, 2015, 2 AM Central Time in the U.S.:  KOZY 1320 kHz AM Radio was heard by Lauri Niemi in Finland. 

Letter from Lauri:  I live in a Helsinki suburb called Laajasalo, which actually is an island in Gulf of Finland.  This is quiet, green place to live.  I am recently divorced, so I have a lot of time for my radio hobby.  Besides DX-ing and radio I collect books, as you already may have guessed.

Trying to catch foreign radio stations has been my main hobby since 1968. In that time I have heard and identified about 1200 stations from 205 countries.  I have, with my friends, bought from Lapland nearly one square kilometer of lakes, ponds, creeks and swamp. Yes, a lot of swamp, therefore the land cost us next to nothing. There is some dry soil included and there is a little bit of ancient forest and our cabin. The place is called Aihkiniemi, which translates to "The Old Pine Cabin."  We have put around 11 antennas, which are each 700 to 1000 meters long.  Last March I spent a week in Aihkiniemi with my friend Hannu Niileksel�. Conditions were varying, sometimes nearly excellent, some days not so. Still I heard and hopefully identified scores of new stations. Your station was among those I heard.


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