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Wow! I had no idea that so many stations were
still using C-Quam back in 2001!
Well you and I and a bunch of other people
can celebrate the wonderful old AM stereo
and keep it alive as long as we tell other
people about it. And people can hear
recordings of it on YouTube.
In your case, you can transmit and receive it,
which is beyond cool.
And yup, I have listened to AM mono stations
playing music on my Sony SRF-A100. They sound
The list gave me one more station to check, WICC,
600 kHz, 1 kW day/night, Bridgeport, CT. It has
a great signal up here in Hartford – it’s 30 miles
away – but that low channel of 600 makes for
great groundwave. At night, it’s covered up by
a big mess.
By the way, have you ever listened to one of the
jumbly sounding local channels at night on one
of your C-Quam stereo radios? Or maybe on your
SRF-1, which I believe gets some of the other old
stereo transmission formats, such as the Khan (sp?)
system? 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450, 1490 —
(I know you know what the frequencies are – I just like
Anyway, on those channels at night, the jumble sounds
really weird on my SRF-A100. I can’t explain it, it
just is a really weird sound.
And, you probably know that Sony still markets
the SRF-A300 radio in Japan. If I was rich, I’d
Lastly, when I hear somebody mention Khan,
I still hear Captain Kirk screaming, “KHAN!!!!!”
in Star Trek 2.
But that’s just me.
Bruce, Dog Radio Studio 2