FLORIDA USA 3/3/2023 Today the Station Owner of WWPr 1490 AM received the following communique from a listener in the Netherlands..
Max van Arnhem
5910 Cortez Road W. #130
Bradenton, FL 34210
c/o station manager Valerie
Good morning Valerie !
You will be surprised to receive a message from The Netherlands, Europe.
The reason is that I was able to hear your WWPR 1490 AM signal here at my location.
Not via internet but via the airwaves on 1490 AM on my radio receiver with my own antenna.
The distance between WWPR and my location in The Netherlands is about 4680 miles.
Since 1969 it is my hobby to listen to faraway radio stations on shortwave, medium wave and FM and till now I heard stations from 240 countries all over the world.
It was interesting to hear your station, it was the first time in all my years of radio listening !
My location is Hoenderloo, the Netherlands. Hoenderloo is a village of about 1600 inhabitants in the east-central
part of the country, about 80 kilometers south-east of Amsterdam, the capital. In the surroundings is a lot of forestation and also the biggest National Park of The Netherlands. In the National Park you find the State Museum Kröller Müller with lots of paintings of Vincent
My age is 68 and I am a pharmacist of profession.
My receiver is a Software Defined Radio, called Perseus.
I am using six home-made loop antennas, all directed to several parts of the world: 30,70,160,250, 290 and 340 degrees.
While listening to your WWPR 1490 AM I was listening with my loop antenna directed to 340 degrees.
With this message I am sending you a reception report concerning the reception of the signals I heard on 1490 AM.
Frequency : 1490 kilohertz AM
Date : 3 March 2023
Time : 01.01 and 01.07 hours am
your local time
To give you an impression about the reception quality and to prove that I really heard your station, I made two
recordings of my reception which you can hear on the following links:
01.01 hours am:
On this recording you can hear a male announcer
giving a station identification : “1490 AM WWPR”
This station identification is weak, but clear, although maybe it is easier to understand with headphones.
After this, the signal faded away but was audible again at 01.04 hours am.
On this recording you can hear male talks, a
bit fading, but several are parts quite clear with a male low voice.
If my report is found to be correct, I would
appreciate very much if you could reply to this email confirming my reception of your station.
A couple of lines are enough saying:
This is to confirm that Max van Arnhem in Hoenderloo, The Netherlands received WWPR Talk Radio on 1490 AM broadcasting from Bradenton, FL on the 3rd of March 2023 between 01.01 and 01.07 hours.
If you do not have the time or the resources to do it by ordinary mail, please answer me by email, simply copying the aforementioned confirmation text.
In case you want to have an impression how station verifications look like, you can have a look at :
As far as I could find on the internet WWPR is a low power station, so I am very interested to know what power was used during my reception.
I hope I don’t bother you with my question and I hope to hear from you soon,
Best regards from The Netherlands,
Max van Arnhem
DXing is the hobby of receiving and identifying distant radio signals.
Many DXers also attempt to obtain written verifications of reception, sometimes referred to as “QSLs” or “veries”. The name of the hobby comes from DX, telegraphic shorthand for “distance” or “distant”.
The practice of DXing arose during the early days of radio broadcasting. Listeners would mail “reception reports” to radio broadcasting stations in hopes of getting a written acknowledgement or a QSL card that served to officially verify they had heard a distant
station. Collecting these cards became popular with radio listeners in the 1920s and 1930s, and reception reports were often used by early broadcasters to gauge the effectiveness of their transmissions.
Although international shortwave broadcasts are on the decline, DXing remains popular among dedicated shortwave listeners, but also mediumwave and FM listeners.
That is why I ask you , if possible, to specify my verification by mentioning frequency, date and time of my reception.
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