Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WTKT Harrisburg PA 1460 kHz QSL and Audio

It was a pleasant surprise to hear and identify WTKT Harrisburg PA on 1460 kHz (a personal first) on the 15th September 2011 during the recent Seefontein dxpedition.

The station's 4.2 kw signal made it through over a distance of 12 669 km via the Icom R71E and 220 metre beverage antenna directed towards Eastern Canada.

Programme Manger Richard Harris kindly verified my reception report with a prompt email reply (Thanks to fellow dxer Vince Stevens for the contact details) :


This will confirm your reception of WTKT 1460khz licensed to Harrisburg, Pa on 150911 @ 12:32 AM. It is indeed our radio station.

Thank you for the report, South Africa is a first for us. If you DX the ham bands, hope you get a chance to find me on 20 or 80 meters as W3HP.

Best 73 and TNX.

RJ Harris
Program Manager
Harrisburg, PA

Audio Clip

An edited audio clip of the station identification at 0432 UTC on the 15th September which was announced as "Fox - Sports - Radio" and "14-60 The Ticket".

Downtown Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, on the east bank of the Susquehanna River (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

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