Hey Warren, I've read that the 500kw was easily heard all over Europe prior to WW2 and that was one reason they were given that power level.kb2vxa said:Hi guys,
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Yup, with that signal WLW gets Diesel Daddies calling in from ALL over! That Harris 3DX50 Destiny is flea power compared to the Crosley 500KW monster they used in 1934 but the 1/2 wave Blaw-Knox tower still spits one helluva signal.
Thanks for the great links, I wasted a lot of time I shouldn't have! Love that old stuff. It would be great if that old 500kw could be turned into a museum too like they are doing with Bethany. I visited the old VOA site back in 1978 when I went to the dayton hamfest. They still had some of the old 50kw Crosleys in service. The guy showed us how he had to climb under it to change the vacuum caps to change frequency. Quite different from the 250/500 kw Continentals they had there also.daleduke17 said:
Well I'm living in Gautier, but I work in Biloxi and I was on I-10 in biloxi when I heard the signal.cnmsales said:Were abouts in Biloxi? Im originally from Gulfport and all my family still lives in the area. Orange Grove to be exact.