Monday, November 5, 2012

WBCQ (via Maine, USA)

WBCQ - The Planet, transmitting from Monticello, Maine, USA was logged on 2,  3 and 4 November 2012. A largely talk format, occasionally with music mixed under,  was observed  from 18.55 to 19.15 UTC (broadcast time is 12.00 to 23.00 UTC) on 2 and 3 November. Station was observed again on 4 November from 14.20 to 14.30 UTC. Transmission was noted on 15.420 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 15321 -- prominent carrier signal was  present with  faint audio when signal peaked, otherwise reception was poor.  WBCQ often cannot be heard earlier due to either interference from Radio Free Sarawak in Palau or Adventist World Radio in Guam. Generally after 19.45 UTC, it is impossible to hear anything except static.

A reception report was emailed in subsequent days after logging WBCQ. Their website states a SASE is required to obtain a paper QSL. True enough, this QSL card was sent in the SASE and signed by Allan Weiner. It arrived in the mail on 14 December 2012.



WBCQ The Planet
C/O Mr. Allan Weiner
274 Britton Road
Monticello, Maine 04760

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