Sunday, January 3, 2010

WBT Charlotte NC 1110 kHz QSL and Audio



WBT on 1110 kHz made it through to Pinelands at 0534 UTC on the 13th July 1974 via the Siera valve receiver and 20 metre longwire antenna.

I was fortunate to receive WBT's QSL card on the 22nd October 1974 (a duration of 96 days after posting my reception report).

AUDIO * Available on the right hand side of the web page

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION AND IMPENDING EVACUATION !


I discovered an interesting historical trans Atlantic recording of 1110 WBT from reception in Pinelands at 0359 UTC on the 14th April 1979 via the Siera and 20 metre longwire antenna. The dramatic beginning of the WBT news report at midnight EDT can be heard towards the end of the audio clip :

" ... U.S. coast guard units are on alert for a possible evacuation of the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. The Mount Soufrière volcano erupted with a thunderous rumble yesterday ... "

Mount Soufrière, St. Vincent (UWI Seismic Research Centre).

Powerful explosions from Mount Soufrière in April 1979 produced large ash clouds and pyroclastic avalanches, forcing the evacuation of more than 17,000 persons from the northern end of St. Vincent. The largest hot pyroclastic avalanche flowed down the Larikai River valley on the 14 April 1979 and continued several kilometers out to sea. A lava dome grew in the crater until late October 1979.

Certainly a dramatic trans Atlantic dxing event !

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