QSL: WPSL Port St. Lucie FL 1590

 

WPSL

WPSL in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is a station I have only managed to hear once, in October 2004 at our regular DX-pedition site at Lista. The station transmits on 1590 kHz, a frequency where WARV in Rhode Island is the dominant North American station and a frequency which nowadays is also ruined by DRM interference from 1593 kHz. WPSL has a talk format and normally IDs as «The Talk of The Treasure Coast».

Chief Engineer Joel Traynor says the reception could have been made possible thanks to two hurricanes which passed through Florida in 2004. He is certain the flooding of the property around the transmitter contributed to my reception and says he also received some other reports from Norway and Italy at about the same time. Interesting theory – do hurricanes improve reception and cause, to quote Joel Traynor, «strange bends in the atmosphere»?

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