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    Anyone here able to receive KWQC in other states with the right conditions? I know you can get them in a small section of Wisconsin and Missouri with Antenna but didn't know if anyone has received them in other states. Also, an extra question. Has anyone received WHBF in Des Moines, Chicago or even Minnesota?

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    Unfortunately, KWQC shares the same RF channel (36) with my local WKMU (10 mi) so, I've never seen it.

    I do see WQAD 38/8 quite a bit at 325 mi.

    WHBF 4 is also fairly regular at 340 mi.

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    To OP:

    As WHBF uses RF ch 4, it has been logged WAY far away from Rock Island IL. How about a photo of it from 1200 miles off?

    http://tvdxexpo.com/dunnedtv/cdwhbf4id2010a.jpg

    cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by NN2E View Post
    Unfortunately, KWQC shares the same RF channel (36) with my local WKMU (10 mi) so, I've never seen it.

    I do see WQAD 38/8 quite a bit at 325 mi.

    WHBF 4 is also fairly regular at 340 mi.

    73, Ed NN2E
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    mi, does that mean miles? And I see that your location is Thunderstorm Kentucky, is that where you currently live? If so, then that's amazing for their signals to travel that far south.

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    KWQC does get out well when conditions are ideal. I logged them last year in Medina, OH at 446 miles.

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    Yes, the, "mi" is a common abbreviation for "miles."

    UHF TV signals can propagate well over 1000 mi if conditions in the troposphere are ideal.

    As cd has shown, the low VHF channels will propagate nicely when the E-layer of the ionosphere, is in play. (a.k.a. "E-skip")

    Thunderstorm, KY you won't find on a map... I'm about halfway between Paducah and Murray in the west end of KY.

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    Pokemonfan1000, are you a TV dxer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thomas View Post
    Pokemonfan1000, are you a TV dxer?
    Not yet, but will probably do so in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Monkey View Post
    KWQC does get out well when conditions are ideal. I logged them last year in Medina, OH at 446 miles.

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    You should share this with them so they know.

    Quote Originally Posted by NN2E View Post
    Yes, the, "mi" is a common abbreviation for "miles."
    Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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    Here in the Hudson Valley of New York, WHBF-4 is one of the most-common "skip" TV signals each summer; it's 856 miles. Also, the same signal carries KGCW as channel 4.2, so they are equally common here. TV E-skip is fun, and when you get something you get a perfect picture, which I think is cool. Skip occurs rather unpredictably, however this summer has been very poor so far at my location for skip.... June is usually a very good month.... we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtvdxer View Post
    Here in the Hudson Valley of New York, WHBF-4 is one of the most-common "skip" TV signals each summer; it's 856 miles. Also, the same signal carries KGCW as channel 4.2, so they are equally common here. TV E-skip is fun, and when you get something you get a perfect picture, which I think is cool. Skip occurs rather unpredictably, however this summer has been very poor so far at my location for skip.... June is usually a very good month.... we'll see.
    Wow, that's incredible! I can imagine that if they are regulars where you're at that it should be possible to receive them in Des Moines and Chicago without TV E-Skip and that's per TVfool (WHBF cuts out around Mitchelville IA and Aurora IL)

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