Wednesday, February 11, 2015

KWHN Fort Smith AR 1650 kHz QSL

KWHN was heard on 1650 kHz in January 2005 via the FRG7 and ALA1530 loop antenna at Fish Hoek.

VP Market Manager Paul Swint kindly verified my reception report with a brief email reply and added that this was the first report received from South Africa.

On the 24th March, 2008, heavy flood damage occurred at the transmitter site. The station filed a 'Notification of Operations/Request for Silent STA' with the FCC :

"Due to heavy spring rains, localized flooding of a nearby waterway placed the transmitter site, and the transmitter itself under several feet of water. Access to the site to determine damage has only recently been allowed, and a casual inspection has revealed tremendous amounts of damage. In order to be allowed time to decide how to best proceed with this facility, the licensee requests Special Temporary Authority to remain silent for up to 1 year."

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