WGU20

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  1. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGU-20
    Anyone remember this station? My brother and I played with adding extra capacitors to a simple tuned crystal radio and it came in about S9 on our set in Maryland :)
     
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  2. W0IS

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  3. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your "Ripley's" link is broken. Otherwise a very informative article. Thanks!
     
  4. NM7L

    NM7L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ah yes: 179 kHz.

    Used to listen to it on a Sears Wayfarer 6-band portable radio back in the '70s for it's informative broadcasting from SE PA :

    "This is WGU-20, the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency station.
    Eastern Standard Time, 10 hours, 32 minutes, exactly.
    Beep."
     
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  5. VE6PG

    VE6PG Ham Member QRZ Page

    It used to blast into Toronto, remember it well...
     
  6. KI4WCA

    KI4WCA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I picked it up with a converter I built with 1 transistor. It up converted to 2mhz. It was strong.
    Upstate NY at the time.
     
  7. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    I recognized the call but couldn't remember exactly what it was until I read the responses.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021
  8. N4KZ

    N4KZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'll be darned. Learned something new today. Thanks for the posting and link. 73, N4KZ
     

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