Norway – Apil 29, 2013 – “We heard WQXO AM 1400 from Munising in Norway”, said Tore B Vik, a 72 year old retired Norwegian Army Veteran. I received a letter from Norway indicating they were listening to WQXO in Munising on a skip across the North Pole. Signals will jet up and bend back down say 3,000 miles away which happens to be in Norway. Vik also shared a picture of the Boreal Northern Lights in Norway. Here is Vik’s story…
“In October I and three other radio enthusiasts visited the north of Norway.
We brought with us our radio receivers just to listen to North America and Pacific radio stationes in the AM broadcast band. The north of Norway is a very favourable location with polar nights and a short cut rout across the arctics. To pick up these very weak long-distance radio signals we use very long antennas – up to 1800 feet.
On the 23rd of October at 5:25 AM in Michigan I managed to catch the signals from AM 1400 – WQXO. On the attached MP3 file you can listen to a short recording of WQXO as it was received in the north of Norway with “True Oldies” from the years I was a tiger on the dancing floor. Not exactly local quality – but… .
I´m 72 years old – retired from my officer profession in the Norwegian Army Signal Corps. My last job was as commanding officer (major) of a technical workshop.
As retired I can use much more time to my radio hobby. I listen many hours each week – in sleepless nights and mornings I do tune in to the AM broadcast band to listen – especially for radio stationes in North America.
A confirmation of my reception of AM 1400 WQXO from Munising really would make my day!
Have a nice day
Tore B Vik”
Tore B Vik,