Posted on November 10, 2011
My station had been off for awhile but the radio was still on 1550 hearing all the faraway gobble, when one station started coming though the clouds and being fairly clear. A woman’s voice was promoting a gospel event and several times I thought she said, “WELC 1550” but when I looked it up I found that WELC is on 1150, so that wasn’t right. The closest “sound alike” call letter I could find was WPFC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which has 42 Watts at night, but does play gospel music. So I turned my transmitter back on and am streaming 1550 Baton Rouge, which should make any other DXers out in the night really think the dial is alive.
Then I thought, there are Part 15 transmitter buffs who are not interested in programming. What they should do is stream audio from a far away station on their same frequency, and no one will have any idea the signal is local. Everyone will believe it is a DX skip from far away.