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Old 11-05-2017, 04:00 PM
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Here in the Pittsburgh/Ohio Valley area, I've picked up AM stations from Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the Netherlands Antilles.I also picked up Berkeley, California one night in the extended AM band. TV stations, I'm in a valley so no luck there but when I was in Pittsburgh, I've picked up WRC-TV from Washington, DC one night on Channel 4 when WTAE-TV signed off, this was about 1988 andI was using the 1982 Zenith.

I did manage to talk to Canada on 2 meters using my HTX-202 with a rubber duck, one watt of power and 6 AA batteries. I was standing at the edge of Lake Erie and my signal went 50 miles across the water and 20 to 30 more into Ontario. I joined up with the local net up there when they had their nightly roundtable. I was the only US ham there.
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