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Old 11-07-2017, 9:30 PM
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Default WRMI Shortwave Transmitter Tour

WRMI is one of the SW broadcast stations I frequent most every evening-among my favorites. I came across a video touring their massive transmitter site. 22 separate arrays on one square mile-1.4 million watts total.
I thought some here would enjoy this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlic5e47ek
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for sharing this. So that's where Family Radio broadcasted from. I wonder who their customers are now. They mentioned that they serve a lot of Spanish stations, I'm curious who they are.
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Old 11-12-2017, 3:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing this. So that's where Family Radio broadcasted from. I wonder who their customers are now. They mentioned that they serve a lot of Spanish stations, I'm curious who they are.
What I like is they play a ton of the music I grew up on and I tune them in at bedtime on the old DX160. Nice way to fall to sleep.
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Too much introduction and jibber-jabber before anything interesting is shown.
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Cool video,thanks I read as of 2016 they have 23 antennas targeting different areas of the world very impressive.....
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Cool video,thanks I read as of 2016 they have 23 antennas targeting different areas of the world very impressive.....
This video shows some amazing stuff like those huge transformers on pallets that likely weigh 5-700lbs!
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OMG!!
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thanks for posting this, very impressive.
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thanks for posting this, very impressive.
Just saw your post reelfoot-sorry so late in saying, you're welcome! I'm happy some of you appreciated the video like I do.
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I was missing WRMI's signals both on 9455 and 9395kHz and contacted their station last Friday 1-26-18 letting them know my location. On Sunday Evening 1-28-18, a very nice guy returned my call and when I got his message I wrote his name down but misplaced that so I don't know who it was but I suspect he was a WRMI bigshot. He told me he was calling from Malaysia where he was at a shortwave conference. He said he called his station upon getting my message and checked into why I was not hearing them. He said it must've been propagation as his people said there were no interruptions in transmissions.
But the thing is, after that Sunday call, I'm getting WRMI on both frequencies stronger and more reliably than ever. Propagation-maybe. But whatever, I'm thrilled they're back in here so I can fall asleep to the awesome music they run most of which is from my youth! And the icing on that cake is they run VOA news briefs in between the music. This is a great station to DX.
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There is an article about WRMI in the latest issue of the Spectrum Monitor beginning on page 8.
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There is an article about WRMI in the latest issue of the Spectrum Monitor beginning on page 8.
Do you give them a listen down there in NM?
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Almost forgot to post my logging here of the BBC from Kranji, Singapore about three mornings ago (2-7-2018, about 1530 UTC), broadcasting on 7485 in Urdu (to Pakistan) and 7465 in Pashto (to NW Pakistan and to Afghanistan). Reception was almost local-like, SIO545.

On my Radio Shack 200629 "PLL World Receiver" (ATS-505) and indoor wire. The pipeline to Asia decided to open up for a bit. :-)
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Almost forgot to post my logging here of the BBC from Kranji, Singapore about three mornings ago (2-7-2018, about 1530 UTC), broadcasting on 7485 in Urdu (to Pakistan) and 7465 in Pashto (to NW Pakistan and to Afghanistan). Reception was almost local-like, SIO545.

On my Radio Shack 200629 "PLL World Receiver" (ATS-505) and indoor wire. The pipeline to Asia decided to open up for a bit. :-)
Sorry about placing this logging in the wrong thread. It belongs in the "SW Loggings here" thread. Woops.

Wasn't thinking. :-)
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0500utc tonight and WRMI is coming in strong. Just finished "Blues To The World" and just began their classic hits into the night. 9455kHz.
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Just now seeing this thread - thank you for sharing this! I really enjoy tours of transmitter sites! Greatly appreciated.
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Just now seeing this thread - thank you for sharing this! I really enjoy tours of transmitter sites! Greatly appreciated.
You're welcome!
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