1040 kHz is a frequency where I hardly hear any signals from North America on my usual DX pedition site at Lista. During the October 2008 venture to Lista, however, the signal of WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, was heard at times and sometimes even with pretty good signal. WHO broadcasts with a power of 50 kilowatts and is a common catch in Northern Scandinavia (not so in the south). Today I received a tiny QSL card by postal mail confirming my reception of WHO
Another Iowa verification found its way to my e-mail inbox today. This time from Traffic Director Nicole Maranville at KWSL in Sioux City, Iowa. KWSL “La Preciosa” is, as the name implies, a Spanish station. The station was heard briefly on 1470 kHz on the January 2007 DX-pedition at Lista, and has also been noted a few other times at Lista.
Hearing stations as far west as Iowa is not that common on my usual DX-pedition site at Lista. At the November 2007 DX-pedition, however, we managed to hear quite a few stations from as far inland as Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
One of the stations heard was KXNO in Des Moines, Iowa, a station neither me or my DX-buddy Torgeir Nyen had heard before. KXNO was heard with a fair signal around our sunrise one of the mornings announcing the slogan “KXNO – Des Moines’ Sports Station”. Assistant Programme Director Geoff Conn sent me an e-mail confirming my reception of the station today.
When conditions favours North America, KCJJ in Iowa City, Iowa, is a “No. 2” station on 1630 kHz at my place. WRDW in Georgia is much more common. I have heard KCJJ “The Mighty 1630” a number of times at Lista, usually playing pop or rock music. I have also sent a couple of reports to them, but no replies untill yesterday when I received a brief reply from Tom Suter, General Manager of KCJJ for a report from last Januarys DX-pedition to Lista.