Nice catch: WVON on 1690 kHz

I was walking through my house just a bit ago tuning around on my Sony SRF-39 and down at the end of the dial, there was WVON on 1690 kHz coming in loud and clear. So, I went to my Sangean PR-D4W and it was coming in like a local station.

For a 10,000 watt station about 460 miles away, this seems like a pretty nice catch until you consider that there are only seven stations in the US and Canada on 1690 kHz. Not many stations ended up in what was once known as the expanded band so the few stations that are up there have a good chance of being heard quite clearly for miles and miles as WVON demonstrates here.