It was a pleasant surprise to receive WSJS Winston-Salem NC on 600 kHz for the first time during the latest January dxpedition to Noordhoek. The 5 kw signal made it through over a distance of 12 830 kilometres on the 11th January 2010 via the Sony M37V Ultralight and 220 metre BOG.
Morning Show News Director Smith Patterson was quite surprised to receive my email reception report :
" Confirmed most assuredly - Wow ! Really though thanks for sharing ! Everyone in the station, including the engineers are amazed. Glad to have corresponded with you. This made my day ! "
Thank you Smith for your kind words and interest ! Your kind response certainly made my day too !
Google image showing the WSJS transmitter site at 36° 07' 00" N, 80° 21' 26" W.
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Station identification was included in a promo for Smith Patterson's early morning news programme :
" This is Smith Patterson. Start your day informed with the WSJS early morning news, weekdays at 5:00 am on the Triad's News Radio AM 600/1200 WSJS ".
Panoramic Image of the picturesque receiving location at Noordhoek. The road is directed towards the central part of the U.S. - convenient for a quick and easy set up of the 220 metre BOG along the left hand side (Click onto the image for a higher resolution).