Travel DX Log: Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Log last updated: 7/1/12
  • Log started: 6/26/12
  • 166 FM stations received
  • States received: GA, FL, NC, SC

I took a trip to Myrtle Beach in 2012. While there, a phenomenal tropo duct brought in signals from the entire eastern coast of Florida up to 530 miles away for two days–a personal tropo distance record for me. What surprised me during the two days of the duct was that the signals were received only by the supplied wire antenna that came with the Sony XDR-F1HD radio. Most of the time, I kept the antenna on the floor of my hotel room.

Another aspect of Myrtle Beach that surprised me is that there are relatively few HD Radio stations in the region. No Myrtle Beach station broadcasted IBOC while I was there, and the few signals from surrounding cities (Charleston, Florence, etc.) that did have IBOC were not receivable due to very strong tropo signals on adjacent frequencies, save for one signal. DXing in Myrtle Beach, devoid of IBOC interference, reminded me of how things were at home prior to IBOC signals debuting in 2006. The Sony radio received no overload or interference from strong local signals. For example, a station 485 miles away on 97.9 came in clearly next to a 100kw local station on 97.7 FM at 13 miles away. RDS was in heavy usage in the Myrtle Beach region, thankfully.

The logs below are updated as I revisit the area. HD Radio and RDS screenshots are added when received and they may not reflect the initial logging of the stations listed below.

Frequency,   CALLS,   city of license,   “Station Name” – format,   date first received,   propagation method,   mileage

myr881
88.1   WRJA   Sumter, SC,   “ETV” – public radio,   6/26/12 10:46 PM,  tropo,   81 miles
88.3   WMBJ   Murrels Inlet, SC,   “His Radio” – ccm,   6/26/12 10:47 PM,  tropo,   24 miles
88.5   WZDG   Scotts Hill, NC,   “The Edge 88.5” – ccm,   6/27/12 9:40 PM,  tropo,   71 miles
88.7   WAGP   Beaufort, SC,    religious,   6/28/12 1:16 AM,  tropo,   151 miles

myr887
88.7   WAGO   Snow Hill, NC,   “Go Mix Radio” – ccm,  6/30/12 12:21 AM,  tropo,   139 miles

myr889
88.9   WKVC   North Myrtle Beach, SC,   “K-Love” – ccm,   6/26/12 10:50 PM,  tropo,   35 miles

myr893
89.3   WSCI   Charleston, SC,   “ETV” – classical,   6/26/12 1:13 AM,  tropo,   72 miles
89.5   W208BA   Myrtle Beach, SC,    religious,   6/26/12 11:00 PM,  tropo,   2 miles
89.7   WMHK   Columbia, SC,   “89.7 WMHK” – ccm,   6/29/12 1:00 AM,  tropo,   112 miles
89.9   WJWJ   Beaufort, SC,    public radio,   6/27/12 1:14 AM,  tropo,   125 miles

myr901
90.1   WHMC   Conway, SC,    public radio,   6/26/12 11:03 PM,  tropo,   22 miles
90.3   WSSB   Orangeburg, SC,   “WSSB” – urban AC,   6/27/12 1:16 AM,  tropo,   114 miles
90.7   WYFH   North Charleston, SC,   “Bible Broadcasting Network” – religious,   6/27/12 10:20 PM,  tropo,   94 miles
90.9   WLGI   Hemingway, SC,   “90.9 FM Radio Bahai” – religious,   6/26/12 11:03 PM,  tropo,   27 miles
91.1   WSVH   Savannah, GA,   “GPB Media” – public radio,   6/29/12 8:59 PM,  tropo,   173 miles
91.3   WHQR   Wilmington, NC,    classical,   6/27/12 9:42 PM,  tropo,   49 miles

myr913
91.3   WLTR   Columbia, SC,    public radio,   6/29/12 10:50 PM,  tropo,   122 miles

myr915
91.5   WLPG   Florence, SC,    religious,   6/26/12 11:04 PM,  tropo,   53 miles
91.9   WFSS   Fayetteville, NC,    public radio,   6/27/12 1:26 AM,  tropo,   95 miles
92.1   WMYB   Myrtle Beach, SC,   “Star 92.1” – AC,   6/27/12 12:20 AM,  tropo,   13 miles
92.3   WWKA   Orlando, FL,   “K92-3” – country,   6/28/12 7:34 PM,  tropo,   377 miles
92.3   WQSL   Jacksonville, NC,   “The Touch 92.3” – urban AC,   6/28/12 9:57 PM,  tropo,   99 miles
92.5   WCKN   Moncks Corner, SC,   “Kickin 92.5” – country,   6/27/12 1:51 PM,  tropo,   83 miles
92.7   WAVW   Stuart, FL,   “Wave 92.7” – country,   6/28/12 4:24 AM,  tropo,   452 miles
92.7   WBNK   Pine Knoll Shores, NC,   “92.7 The Big Fish” – ccm,   6/29/12 12:31 PM,  tropo,   157 miles

myr929
92.9   WEGX   Dillon, SC,   “Eagle 92.9” – country,   6/27/12 12:21 AM,  tropo,   53 miles
93.1   WEAS   Springfield, GA,   “E93” – urban,   6/27/12 1:28 AM,  tropo,   184 miles
93.1   WFEZ   Miami, FL,   “Easy 93.1” – AC,   6/27/12 4:08 AM,  tropo,   540 miles

myr933
93.3   WWWZ   Summerville, SC,   “Z93 Jamz” – urban,   6/27/12 12:24 AM,  tropo,   82 miles
93.3   WERO   Washington, NC,   “Bob 93-3” – hot AC,   6/29/12 1:12 PM,  tropo,   142 miles
93.5   WLQB   Ocean Isle Beach, SC,   “La Que Buena” – spanish,   6/27/12 9:40 AM,  tropo,   31 miles
93.5   WDOG   Allendale, SC,   “WDOG” – rhythmic oldies,   6/30/12 2:38 AM,  tropo,   150 miles

myr937
93.7   WSIM   Lamar, SC,   “Star 93.7” – AC,   6/27/12 12:25 AM,  tropo,   67 miles
93.7   WXJY   Georgetown, SC,   “Z93” – hot AC,   6/27/12 12:26 AM,  tropo,   39 miles

myr939
93.9   WJXY   Conway, SC,   “Z93” – hot AC,   6/27/12 12:26 AM,  tropo,   9 miles
94.1   WQBT   Savannah, GA,   “94.1 The Beat” – urban,   6/27/12 1:30 AM,  tropo,   173 miles
94.1   WRZE   Kingstree, SC,   “Sunny 105.5” – hot AC,   6/28/12 12:47 AM,  tropo,   63 miles
94.1   WNBU   Oriental, NC,   “94.1 WNBU” – conservative talk,  5/29/12 8:39 PM,  tropo,   147 miles
94.3   WCMG   Latta, SC,   “94.3 The Dam” – rock,   6/27/12 12:27 AM,  tropo,   62 miles
94.3   WZZR   Riviera Beach, FL,   “Real Radio 94.3” – talk,   6/28/12 8:25 PM,  tropo,   485 miles
94.5   WYEZ   Conway, SC,   “Movin 94.5” – urban AC,   6/27/12 12:28 AM,  tropo,   23 miles
94.7   WWBD   Sumter, SC,   “Bad Dog 94-7” – rock,   6/27/12 1:34 AM,  tropo,   81 miles
94.9   WVCO   Loris, SC,   “94.9 The Surf” – oldies,   6/27/12 12:29 AM,  tropo,   21 miles

myr951
95.1   WSSX   Charleston, SC,   “95SX” – CHR,   6/27/12 12:32 AM,  tropo,   84 miles
95.1   WRNS   Kinston, NC,   “95.1 WRNS” – country,   6/29/12 1:13 PM,  tropo,   129 miles

myr953
95.3   WFRK   Quinby, SC,   “95-3 Frank FM” – classic rock,   6/27/12 1:36 AM,  tropo,   62 miles
95.5   WIXV   Savannah, GA,   “I95” – classic rock,   6/27/12 1:41 AM,  tropo,   183 miles
95.5   WHPE   High Point, NC,   “Bible Broadcasting Network” – religious,   6/27/12 4:03 PM,  tropo,   167 miles
95.5   WLDI   Juno Beach, FL,   “Wild 95-5” – CHR,   6/28/12 3:35 AM,  tropo,   463 miles
95.5   W238AV   Wilmington, NC,   “K-Love” – ccm,   6/29/12 7:59 PM,  tropo,   100 miles
95.5   WIBZ   Wedgefield, SC,   “Z95” – oldies,   6/29/12 9:20 PM,  tropo,   89 miles

myr957
95.7   WKML   Lumberton, NC,   “95.7 WKML” – country,   6/27/12 12:33 AM,  tropo,   75 miles
95.9   WMXZ   Isle of Palms, SC,   “The New Mix 95.9” – AC,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   50 miles
95.9   W240AS   Wilmington, NC,   “1180 AM and 95.9 Bach FM” – classical,   6/29/12 5:28 PM,  tropo,   63 miles
96.1   WKZQ   Forestbrook, SC,   “96-1 KZQ” – rock,   6/27/12 12:34 AM,  tropo,   13 miles
96.3   WRHT   Morehead City, NC,   “Thunder Country 96.3” – country,   6/27/12 4:04 PM,  tropo,   134 miles

myr965
96.5   WFLB   Laurinburg, NC,   “96.5 Bob FM” – adult hits,   6/27/12 12:39 AM,  tropo,   75 miles
96.5   WPOW   Miami, FL,   “Power 96” – CHR,   6/28/12 8:12 PM,  tropo,   540 miles

myr967
96.7   W244AY   Myrtle Beach, SC,   “GNN Radio” – religious,   6/27/12 12:39 AM,  tropo,   3 miles

myr969
96.9   WIWF   Charleston, SC,   “96-9 The Wolf” – country,   6/27/12 1:44 AM,  tropo,   72 miles
96.9   WYMY   Goldsboro, NC,    spanish,   6/29/12 11:50 PM,  tropo,   124 miles
97.1   WQMG   Greensboro, NC,   “97.1 QMG” – urban AC,   6/27/12 8:50 PM,  tropo,   165 miles
97.1   WOSN   Indian River Shores, FL,   “97.1 Ocean FM” – easy listening,   6/28/12 10:11 PM,  tropo,   423 miles
97.1   W246BX   Orangeburg, SC,   “95.3 Frank FM” – adult hits,   6/29/12 11:52 PM
97.3   WMNX   Wilmington, NC,   “Coast 97.3” – urban,   6/27/12 12:40 AM,  tropo,   51 miles

myr975
97.5   WCOS   Columbia, SC,   “97.5 WCOS” – country,   6/27/12 1:45 AM,  tropo,   129 miles

myr977
97.7   WWXM   Garden City, SC,   “Mix 97.7” – CHR,   6/27/12 12:42 AM,  tropo,   13 miles
97.9   WNBB   Bayboro, NC,   “The Bear” – country,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   147 miles
97.9   WRMF   Palm Beach, FL,   “97.9 WRMF” – hot AC,   6/28/12 2:11 AM,  tropo,   485 miles
97.9   WNWW   Neptune Beach, FL,   “Radio Now 97.9” – CHR,   6/27/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   284 miles

myr979
97.9   WIIZ   Blacksville, SC,   “Wiz FM 97.9” – urban,   6/30/12 2:03 AM,  tropo,   151 miles

myr981
98.1   WQSM   Fayetteville, NC,   “Q98” – CHR,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   95 miles
98.1   WYBB   Folly Beach, SC,   “98 Rock” – rock,   6/27/12 1:30 PM,  tropo,   99 miles

myr983
98.3   WUIN   Oak Island, NC,   “The Penguin” – AAA,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   51 miles
98.3   WLGI   Summerton, SC,   “Gospel 98.3 FM” – gospel,   6/29/12 11:12 PM,  tropo,   85 miles

myr985
98.5   WDAI   Pawleys Inlet, SC,   “98.5 Kiss FM” – urban,   6/27/12 12:43 AM,  tropo,   13 miles

myr987
98.7   WRMR   Jacksonville, NC,   “Modern Rock 98.7” – rock,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   96 miles
98.7   WYKZ   Beaufort, SC,   “98.7 The River” – AC,   6/26/12 8:44 PM,  tropo,   153 miles
98.9   WWIK   McClellanville, SC,   “Fun 98.9 FM” – classic hits,   6/28/12 1:34 AM,  tropo,   53 miles
98.9   WMMO   Orlando, FL,   “98-9 WMMO” – AC,   6/29/12 12:30 AM,  tropo,   386 miles
99.1   WZFX   Whiteville, NC,   “Foxy 99” – urban,   6/26/12 3:30 PM,  tropo,   71 miles
99.1   WQIK   Jacksonville, FL,   “99-1 QIK” – country,   6/28/12 2:20 AM,  tropo,   284 miles

myr993
99.3   WWKT   Kingstree, SC,   “Kat Country 99.3” – country,   6/27/12 1:47 AM,  tropo,   66 miles
99.5   WRNN   Socastee, SC,   “Hot Talk 99.5 WRNN” – talk,   6/27/12 12:45 AM,  tropo,   2 miles

myr997
99.7   WXST   Hollywood, SC,   “Star 99-7” – urban AC,   6/28/12 12:52 AM,  tropo,   83 miles

myr999
99.9   WXKB   Boiling Spring Lakes, NC,   “Jammin 99.9” – rhythmic oldies,   6/27/12 12:46 AM,  tropo,   57 miles
100.1   WVOC   West Columbia, SC,   “ESPN Radio” – sports,   6/27/12 1:48 AM,  tropo,   129 miles
100.1   WSSJ   Rincon, GA,   “Joy 100.1” – gospel,   6/28/12 2:22 AM,  tropo,   167 miles
100.3   WSEA   Atlantic Beach, SC,   “ESPN Radio”,   sports  6/27/12 12:47 AM,  tropo,   6 miles
100.5   WHLZ   Marion, SC,   “Wheelz 100.5” – country,   6/27/12 1:51 AM,  tropo,   63 miles
100.5   WALC   Charleston, SC,   “His Radio” – religious,   6/28/12 10:30 PM,  tropo,   83 miles
100.7   WGTN   Andrews, SC,   “Easy 105.9” – easy listening,   6/27/12 1:52 AM  40 miles
100.7   WRVA   Wake Forest, NC,   “100.7 The River” – classic rock,   6/30/12 12:02 AM  152 miles
100.9   WSTS   Fairmont, NC,   “100.9 The Cross” – ccm,   6/27/12 12:48 AM,  tropo,   39 miles
101.1   WLVH   Hardeeville, SC,   “Love 101.1” – urban AC,   6/27/12 1:53 AM,  tropo,   180 miles
101.1   WJRR   Cocoa Beach, FL,   “WJRR” – rock,   6/28/12 7:49 PM,  tropo,   377 miles
101.1   WQZL   Bellhaven, NC,   “Sam FM 101.1” – adult hits,   6/29/12 9:43 PM,  tropo,   167 miles
101.1   WZTK   Burlington, NC,   “La Lay 96.9 y 101.1” – spanish,   6/30/12 2:13 AM,  tropo,   158 miles
101.3   WWQQ   Wilmington, NC,   “Double Q 101” – country,   6/27/12 12:51 AM,  tropo,   57 miles
101.3   WWDM   Sumter, SC,   “The Big DM” – urban,   6/27/12 1:54 AM,  tropo,   107 miles
101.5   WSOL   Brunswick, GA,   “V101.5” – urban AC,   6/28/12 1:40 PM,  tropo,   260 miles
101.5   WLYF   Miami, FL,   “101.5 Lite FM” – hot AC,   6/28/12 4:13 AM,  tropo,   540 miles

myr1015
101.5   WRAL   Raleigh, NC,   “Mix 101.5”  AC,   6/29/12 12:36 AM,  tropo,   138 miles

myr1017
101.7   WAYF   Hanahan, SC,   “101.7 Chuck FM” – adult hits,   6/27/12 12:52 AM,  tropo,   83 miles
101.9   W270BZ   Conway, SC,    sports,   6/27/12 12:52 AM, tropo
101.9   WJHM   Daytona Beach, FL,   “102 Jamz” – CHR,   6/28/12 3:16 AM,  tropo,   360 miles
101.9   WIKS   New Bern, NC,   “101.9 Kiss FM” – urban,   6/29/12 12:44 PM,  tropo,   141 miles
102.1   WMXT   Pamlico, SC,   “102.1 The Fox” – classic rock,   6/27/12 12:53 AM,  tropo,   57 miles
102.1   WZAT   Tybee Island, GA,   sports,   6/28/12 3:17 AM,  tropo,   183 miles

myr1023
102.3   WMBX   Jensen Beach, FL,   “The X 102-3” – urban,   6/28/12 2:42 AM,  tropo,   468 miles
102.3   WMFX  St. Andrews  SC,   “Classic Rock Fox 102” – classic rock,   6/30/12 12:05 AM  miles 130
102.3   WFVL   Lumberton  NC,   “True Oldies Channel” – oldies,   6/30/12 12:48 AM,  tropo,   62 miles

myr10252 myr1025
102.5   WXLY   North Charleston, SC,   “102.5 Y102.5” – AC,   6/27/12 2:10 PM,  tropo,   83 miles
102.7   WGNI   Wilmington, NC,   “102-7 GNI” – hot AC,   6/27/12 12:54 AM,  tropo,   51 miles
102.9   WZTF   Scranton, SC,   “Flo 102-9” – urban,   6/27/12 12:56 AM,  tropo,   55 miles
102.9   WXXJ   Jacksonville, FL,   “X102.9” – rock,   6/28/12 2:31 PM,  tropo,   285 miles

myr1031
103.1   WSYN   Surfside Beach, SC,   “Sunny 103.1” – classic rock,   6/27/12 12:58 AM,  tropo,   6 miles

myr1033
103.3   WJMX   Cheraw, SC,   “103X” – CHR,   6/27/12 12:59 AM,  tropo,   81 miles
103.3   WMGV   Newport, NC,   “V103.3” – hot AC,   6/29/12 6:15 PM,  tropo,   150 miles

myr1035
103.5   WEZL   Columbia, SC,   “WEZL 103.5” – country,   6/27/12 1:56 AM,  tropo,   83 miles
103.5   WSHE   Fort Lauderdale, FL,   “The All-New She 105” – rock,   6/28/12 9:16 PM,  tropo,   540 miles

myr10352
103.5   WRCQ   Dunn, NC,   “Rock 103” – rock,   6/29/12 11:26 PM,  tropo,   94 miles

myr1037
103.7   WBNE   Wrightsville Beach, NC,   “103-7 The Bone” – rock,   6/27/12 1:56 AM,  tropo,   57 miles
103.9   WHXT   Orangeburg, SC,   “Hot 103.9” – urban,   6/29/12 12:49 AM  115 miles
103.9   WNNL   Fuquay-Varina, NC,   “The Light 103.9” – gospel,   6/29/12 12:46 AM,  tropo,   131 miles

myr1041
104.1   WYAV   Myrtle Beach, SC,   “Wave 104.1” – classic rock,   6/27/12 1:00 AM,  tropo,   13 miles

myr1043
104.3   WMSF   West Palm, FL,   “Smooth FM”  urban AC,   6/28/12 3:56 AM,  tropo,   499 miles
104.3   WJSG   Hamlet, NC,   “WJSG FM G104”  gospel,   6/29/12 12:47 PM,  tropo,   91 miles

myr1045
104.5   WRFQ   Mount Pleasant, SC,   “Q104.5” – classic rock,   6/26/12 8:44 PM,  tropo,   83 miles
104.5   W283AY   Conway, SC,   “His Radio” – ccm,   6/27/12 10:12 PM,  tropo,   2 miles
104.5   WILT   Wilmington, SC,   “Sunny 104.5” – AC,   6/29/12 1:35 PM,  tropo,   62 miles
104.7   WFLM   White City, FL,   “104.7 The Flame” – urban,   6/28/12 4:18 AM,  tropo,   442 miles
104.7   WNOK   Columbia, SC,   “Hot Hits 104.7 WNOK” – CHR,   6/29/12 12:51 AM,  tropo,   121 miles

myr1049
104.9   WYNA   Calabash, NC,   “104.9 Bob FM” – adult hits,   6/27/12 1:01 AM,  tropo,   10 miles
105.1   WPDT   Coward, SC,   “Your Gospel Inspiration Station” – gospel,   6/27/12 1:02 AM,  tropo,   58 miles
105.1   WLVG   Havelock, NC,   “K-Love” – ccm,   6/27/12 1:39 AM,  tropo,   134 miles
105.3   WODR   Fair Bluff, NC,   “Cool 105.3” – oldies,   6/27/12 1:04 AM,  tropo,   40 miles

myr1055
105.5   WDAR   Darlington, SC,   “Sunny 105.5” – AC,   6/27/12 1:59 AM,  tropo,   72 miles
105.5   WCOO   Kiawah Island, SC,   “105-5 The Bridge” – AAA,   6/28/12 1:46 AM,  tropo,   99 miles
105.5   WFJA   Sanford, NC,   “Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM” – classic hits,   6/29/12 12:48 PM,  tropo,   122 miles
105.5   WXQR   Jacksonville, NC,   “Rock 105.5” – rock,   6/29/12 6:17 PM,  tropo,   99 miles
105.7   WGQR   Rennert, NC,   “WGQR”  gospel,   6/28/12 3:59 AM,  tropo,   71 miles
105.7   WRSF   Columbia, SC,   “Dixie 105.7” – country,   6/29/12 7:33 PM,  tropo,   212 miles

myr1057
105.7   WEKL   Augusta, GA,   “Eagle 105.7” – classic rock,   6/29/12 10:04 PM,  tropo,   172 miles

myr1059
105.9   WEZV   North Myrtle Beach  SC,   “Easy 105.9” – easy listening,   6/27/12 1:05 AM,  tropo,   13 miles
106.1   WTUA   Pinopolis, SC,   “Power 106” – gospel,   6/27/12 2:00 AM,  tropo,   61 miles
106.1   WFXH   Hilton Head Island, SC,   “Rock 106.1” – rock,   6/29/12 12:52 PM,  tropo,   137 miles
106.1   WRDU   Knightdale, NC,   “Rush Radio 106.1” – conservative talk,   6/29/12 12:52 PM,  tropo,   137 miles
106.3   WYNN   Florence, SC,   “Wynn 106.3” – urban,   6/27/12 2:02 AM,  tropo,   65 miles

myr1063
106.3   WLTT   Bolivia, NC,   “The Big Talker FM” – talk,   6/27/12 4:11 PM,  tropo,   42 miles

myr1065
106.5   WLFF   Georgetown, SC,   “106.5 The Coyote” – country,   6/27/12 1:08 AM,  tropo,   24 miles
106.7   WTCB   Orangeburg, SC,   “B106.7” – hot AC,   6/27/12 2:03 AM,  tropo,   118 miles
106.7   WMYT   Carolina, NC,    religious,   6/27/12 10:10 PM,  tropo,   57 miles
106.7   WRMA   Fort Lauderdale  FL,   “DJ 106-7” – CHR,   6/28/12 4:01 AM,  tropo,   538 miles
106.9   WUBB   Bluffton, SC,   “Bob 106.9” – country,   6/28/12 12:12 AM,  tropo,   92 miles
106.9   WMGU   Southern Pines  NC,   “Magic 106.9 – urban AC,   6/29/12 11:36 PM,  tropo,   92 miles

myr1071
107.1   WRXZ   Briarcliff Acres, SC,   “Rock 107” – rock,   6/27/12 1:09 AM,  tropo,   17 miles
107.3   WCLN   Clinton, NC,   “Christian 107.3” – ccm,   6/27/12 4:03 PM,  tropo,   100 miles
107.3   WWJK   Green Cove Springs, FL,   “The New Jack FM” – adult hits,   6/28/12 2:40 AM,  tropo,   292 miles
107.3   WMGL   Ravenel, SC,   “Magic 107.3” – urban AC,   6/29/12 8:06 PM,  tropo,   82 miles

myr1075
107.5   WAZO   Southport, NC,   “Z107-5” – CHR,   6/27/12 1:09 AM,,  tropo,   57 miles
107.7   WUKS   St. Pauls, NC,   “The New 107-7 Jamz” – urban,   6/28/12 2:43 AM,  tropo,   82 miles

myr1077
107.7   WMGF   Mount Dora, FL,   “Magic 107.7” – AC,   6/28/12 3:25 AM,  tropo,   361 miles

myr1079
107.9   WGTR   Bucksport, SC,   “107.9 The Gator” – country,   6/27/12 1:10 AM,  tropo,   13 miles

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