Sunday, January 27, 2013

WGN Chicago IL 720 kHz QSL and Photographs

WGN Chicago IL on 720 kHz made it through to Fish Hoek on the 26th of February 1989. The station was heard over a distance of 8 517 miles / 13 707 km via the FRG7 and 25 metre longwire antenna.

I was fortunate to receive a QSL card in response to my reception report (click onto the relevant images below for a higher resolution).

Included with the reply was a promo card with a photograph featuring Bob Collins and Friends, signed by WGN business and agribusiness reporter Max Armstong.

The WGN Transmitter Site

An impressive aerial view of the 750 ft. WGN antenna tower in the foreground with the 250 ft. self-supporting auxiliary antenna tower behind and the transmitter building on the left (photograph courtesy Bart Shore).

Another aerial view showing the WGN transmitter building (photograph courtesy Bart Shore).

Thanks and appreciation to Bart Shore for his kind permission to share the two impressive aerial photographs above !

The WGN transmitter building (photograph Google Street View).

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