720 without Greenland


Besides Greenland and WGN, here are some other 720 kHz signals I have heard at various locations in eastern Massachusetts:

VENEZUELA: YVQE, R. Oriente, Porlamar (common)
CANARY ISLANDS: RNE R.5, Finca Espana (// 621)
PORTUGAL: RDP Antena 1 synchros (// 666)
GERMANY: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Langenberg
BRAZIL: R. Guaiba, ZYK276, Porto Alegre
BRAZIL: R. Clube de Pernambuco, ZYI770, Recife

At the coastal sites such as Granite Pier, there is nothing to prevent an ultralight from hearing any of these, especially in the early evening before WGN co-channel incursion and adjacent WOR slop / IBOC can build up.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
Billerica, MA + South Yarmouth, MA, USA

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Allen" <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:

Hello To All,

Checking 720 khz last evening around sunset it was noticeable that Greenland was missing from the frequency or at least that's what it appeared . Later on , checking the frequency occasionally it seems that maybe they haven't quite pulled the switch on things just yet on AM . The signal reappeared off and on for stretches through the evening.
It could be just a case of final tweaking to get things rolling on their FM feed, perhaps some of our comrades in Europe can shed more light on this for us.

I did manage to log a couple of other stations on that frequency while Greenland was absent or at least not propagating our way.

Logs last night

549-ALGERIA- Alger Chaine 1 , Hamadouche 2:46UT/12 Arabic talk and music (Very Good)
720-CYPRUS-BBC World Service Relay, Ladies Mile 21:55/11 tele-talk about Egypt situation in Arabic , mentions of BBC
720-GERMANY- (tentative )WDR2 – Langenberg 22:14/11 woman with news in German
1020-KDKA-Pittsburgh, PA 2:26/12 "Newsradio 1020-KDKA" ID,talk show(Very Good)
1044-MOROCCO-RTM Sebaa-Aioun 23:54UT/11 Arabic chants,talk
1100-WTAM-Cleveland, Ohio 00:01UT/12 "Newsradio 11-Hundred WTAM" ID,weather
1251-LIBYA-Voice of Africa,Tripoli 23:56UT/11 man in Arabic talk (Good)

1490-WERE-Cleveland Heights,Ohio 00:05UT/11 Newstalk 14-90 ID ment. Ohio
** This one is in the current ULR distance records for both the Grayeyarder barefoot and unlimited categories ***

*** Check over your logs for graveyard stations as you may have a listing that may replace the one above in distance

Receivers: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
47:37N 52:45W

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