Thursday, July 22, 2010

KFI Los Angeles CA 640 kHz QSL

KFI on 640 kHz was received at Sandbaai for the first time (A South African First) on the 22nd March 1986. It was a pleasant surprise to hear the station over a remarkable distance of 16 091 km via the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire antenna.

I was fortunate to receive the above QSL card and car bumper sticker in response to my reception report.

An early 1940's photograph of the KFI/KECA studios, located at 141 North Vermont Avenue. KFI remained in The Morgan, Walls and Clements building until 1975 (Photograph with kind permission from Barry Mishkind whose interesting and informative website includes additional images and recollections from KFI's early days).


Gary Deacon said...

It was a pleasant surprise to receive an email on the 20th March 2011 from retired Chief Engineer Marvin Collins :

Gary, it was interesting to see the KFI QSL I sent to you back in 1986 on your web site. I had forgotten about it.

Marvin Collins, retired Chief Engineer KFI, Los Angeles

Gary Deacon said...

Hi Marvin

Great to hear from you after all these years!

Many thanks for the KFI QSL - your reply also serves as a reminder of the excitement of being able to hear KFI over an astonishing distance of over 16 000 km!