Another long-distance listener-this one from Finland


Warmest of greetings to Iowa and KROS Radio!

I am a radio enthusiast who enjoys listening for long distance radio signals. On November 1, 2012, at 7:34 PM CLT, I had the pleasure of hearing KROS broadcasting on 1340 kilohertz.

First, to prove that it was indeed KROS that was received, I enclose a mp3-file with a portion of your program. At 7:34 PM identification “K-R-O-S” followed by sports information. I have repeated the ID several times and hope you find it audible. Even though the reception was possible for a short time only, it was fantastic to hear your program so far away

Many thanks for this short moment, I really enjoyed it!

I spent a week in October/November 2012 in North Finland in Lapland some 200 miles North of the Arctic Circle with a friend listening to North American AM-stations. My setup consists of a Perseus SDR-receiver and the antenna system, consisting of long wires hanging on the branches of trees, was designed for DX reception on the AM broadcast band. Because of the long antennas and favourable atmospheric conditions we were able to pick up your signal. This letter is very late, going thru the recordings is a slow process.

A few words about myself. My working career was in business-to-business marketing but I am now retired. My wife is Kaarina and we have one son, Patrik. We live in a suburb of Helsinki called Marjaniemi by the Gulf of Finland.

Here in the Eastern parts of Helsinki we have a small local radio listeners club. We are a handful of oldtime DX-ers meeting regularly to discuss DX-ing, sometimes bowling etc. Together with other DX-clubs in Finland we publish the ‘Radio World’ -magazine. If you will visit Finland and Helsinki one day, please visit our club, too. You are most welcome!

Your confirmation by e-mail of my reception would be very much appreciated as a memory of this “contact” over the air. Many thanks in advance! I hope this letter has been of interest and hope to hear you again sometime.


With best wishes from Finland,



Hakan Sundman

Kissankellontie 9 C

00930 Helsinki