First FM E-Skip of 2014: Es into AR, LA, MO, TX

media-fmesThe first FM Es for 2014 was received in Northern Virginia right on time on May 11.  I heard skip in the lower FM band at 5:12 p.m. while driving in Stafford, VA (16 miles away from my home).  Concurrently, unattended recordings at my home while on 92.9 FM picked up skip from 4:38 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.  Overall, signals were strong but brief with rapid fade-outs.  MUF for the opening was 96.7 FM.

Interestingly, my home radio only picked up 92.9 KVRE from Arkansas, while in the car on 92.9 16 miles away yielded other stations from the lower midwest coming in at the same time.

Relog stations received:

90.7 KLSA Alexandria, LA, 991 miles, RDS hit
92.1 KDQN De Queen, AR, 993 miles, local ads
92.9 KOSP Ozark, MO, “92.9 The Beat’ – urban, 883 miles
92.9 KVRE Hot Springs Village, AR, 917 miles, “The Village at 92-9 KVRE” – hot AC
93.7 KNOR Krum, TX, 1183 miles, RDS hit
96.7 KTCK Flower Mound, TX, 1183 miles, sports, Yahoo Sports Radio ads