Yesterday, 8/29/10, I got my first FM DX in years on my new PL-310 and
a $2 set of rabbit ears from Goodwill. I wish I could say it was the
result of planning and diligent listening, but it was just shear luck.
While tuning around for something good to listen to, I came across the
song Reason by Hoobastank. Being at 94.9 I thought it was Electric
94.9 in the Tri-Cities area of northeast TN/VA, a regular here. After
the song finished the ID was Magic 94.9. I decided to listen some more
but during the following commercial, it faded out and Electric 94.9 came
Going online to Google, I found Magic 94.9 in St.
FL, and their on-line play list. Sure enough at
about 1:15PM they were
playing Reason by Hoobastank. So as they say even a
blind squirrel will
eventually find an acorn. It looks like it is roughly
700 miles to the
west coast of Florida from here in SW NC. . Being at an
2500' helps me I'm sure. My last FM DX was about 5 years ago
DE1102 barefoot with local like reception of WLOW 107.9 in Hilton
SC, about 350 miles or so away.
Thanks especially go to
Byron, WA8LCZ, for his tips and encouragement to
pursue FM DX. I wish AM
stations would ID as regularly as FM, it sure
would make DXing MW a lot