DX Listener Reports for KWAD, Wadena, MN, USA
Engineer Mark Persons at the antenna phasor, Nautel J1000 Transmitter and Gates BC-1G Transmitter.
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To my joy, I found that 1st of January 2019, at 07.00 UTC
/01.00 CST on 920 I found I think your station. The programme
was not sports, not holiday season peaceful music. The announcement
was: "92-KWAD Wadena". On same moment I catched with my
multi-channel digital radio lot of other goodies from your area:
KMNS 62, KWOA 730, WVAL 800 and KSOU 1090 among others. It was very
special moment. So I hope you understand how much I would
appreciate if you could check the recordings and confirm my
Greetings from Finland to Minnesota! Last January I
was with my friend Yrjö Kainulainen in the northern part of the
Finland on a radio DX trip to enjoy KWAD AM 920 broadcasting.
DX-greetings across the North Pole. In fact it seems that we both
have been listening to your broadcast at the same time, 19th
of January 2015 at 1:05 AM: "This message is brought
to you by radio station KWAD and superstation K-106" We had 12 long
wires to choose from and it's quite shocking to notice the
difference between two neighboring long wires, just with 10 to 15
degrees apart from each other. You just have to choose the right
one. I had Perseus SDR as a receiver with 0.7 mile long wire
directed to your location. Your Faithfully, Juha Ylönen,
Sir: My name is Yrjö Kainulainen. I am 61 years old and am an
eager radio enthusiast (DX-er) for over 40 years now. I am married
to Maria (63) and together we have one beautiful daughter Hannah
(32). Because my suburban house in Central Finland is polluted by
electromagnetic interference, I like to travel to the northernmost
part of Finland, Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle, every winter
for a week or two to listen to the North American AM stations in the
midwinter darkness and cold reaching down to minus 40 Centigrade(-40
During my last trip to Lapland I was able to listen to your station KWAD-AM on 920 kHz AM. at 01.05am CST on January 19th, 2015. My setup consists of two computer controlled Perseus SDR-receivers and the antenna system, consisting of long wires each about 3000 ft long hanging on the branches of trees, was designed for DX reception on the AM broadcast band. Because of the long antennas and favorable atmospheric conditions I was able to pick up your signal. This communication indeed took place with a radio receiver, not via Internet. Thank you very much for your transmission!
Sincerely Yours, Mr Yrjo Kainulainen, MScEE
Palokka, Finland, North Europe
Dear Sirs, My name is Kimmo and I am 40 years old Elevator specialist living in Helsinki, Finland. One of my hobby is DX`ing. It means listening to foreign radio broadcaster. Your station heard here in Scandinavia is very very rare. It requires special conditions of radio waves, antennas, and good luck!
In Aihkiniemi DX-Camp, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, here in Finland I had the pleasant opportunity of tuning in to your transmission.
I heard your station KWAD on December 21, 2013, on the frequency of 920 kHz. at 2.00 CST am your local time. Although I know that your program are not aimed at the international public, I hope you might find it interesting to know that your broadcasts can occasionally be heard thousands of kilometers away.
Very best regards and all success also in the upcoming year 2014 with your truly nice station!
You can visit our website where I heard your radio station KWAD 9-20. http://www.dxing.info/dxpeditions/aihkiniemi_dx_cabin_for_rent.dx
P.S. Attached a picture of me. The shirt has the wrong flag, but from Scandinavia, however :-)
Dear Sir, I'm sending this email to report that KWAD was heard with a fair signal levels 4000 miles away via ionosphere skip! I was able to hear your station on October 22, 2013, at 2.00 AM CDT.
As you may have guessed, I am a DX-er, or AM radio hobbyist, and I use sensitive receivers and directive antennas so that I can hear stations from far away. It is interesting to see that your signal is very good here, and I hope your listeners with domestic radios are equally happy. Part of my hobby is to collect "confirmations" from the stations I hear. What I heard was "... 920 KWAD Wadena, 1430 KNSP Staples".
I am 55 and I live in the extreme north of Norway and Europe. After an unusually warm summer, we have now had the first snowfalls. I have been an AM radio hobbyist since I was 14. Searching the AM band for new stations is my favorite pastime and it's always exciting to hear a new station. To date I have heard around 1,100 AM stations from North America. The attached picture shows my listening location in Kongsfjord, Arctic Norway, which is also used by OJ Sagdahl - featured on your DX-reports site!
I wish you all the best in serving KWAD and KNSP and thank you for your time and trouble! I will be looking out for KNSP.
Best regards from the world's northernmost DX-er
Dear Sir, Greetings from Finland. Thank you very much for your program. We are very happy to write you that your station was picked up here far away. We enjoyed very much your nice country music.
Had the pleasure of listening to your station KWAD broadcasting on 920 AM on January 23, 2011, at 12.00 PM Central Standard time. Here's some details from your program:
11.59 Country music, Station break " ...14-30 KNSP" 12.00 ABC News
This long distance reception was possible with Microtelecom SDR professional communications receiver connected to half mile long wire antenna directed to your area.
We are two radio hobbyist from southern Finland. Every year we travel up north to Lapland, the northern most of our country. The place is ideal for catching fascinating long distance radio signals as yours.
Wishing you and your staff all the best.
Mark, We have earlier corresponded regarding reception of
stations serviced by you. Now, on January
14, 2011, at
1:34 AM CST, I had the pleasure of hearing KWAD broadcasting
on 920 Kilohertz. At 1:34 AM “.. classic country music ..
radio on all day. This is Classic Country 92 K-W-A-D, 14-30 K-N-S-P”
and another country song. Even though the reception was
possible for a short time only, it was fantastic to hear your
programme so far away. Many thanks for this
moment, I really enjoyed it!
I heard KWAD during a week spent in a small village in Lapland called Lemmenjoki (Love River!) with a friend listening to North American AM-stations. My setup consists of a Perseus SDR-receiver and the antenna system, consisting of long wires hanging on the branches of trees, was designed for DX reception on the AM broadcast band. Because of the long antennas and favourable atmospheric conditions we were able to pick up your signal. Lemmenjoki, situated some 200 miles North of the Arctic Circle in North Finland, used to be known for gold findings; today the most important industry is tourism.
With best wishes from Finland, Sincerely,
Kissankellontie 9 C
00930 Helsinki, Finland
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