This set of QSLs from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Vancouver is a sampling of different types of stations. I had fun picking up the various ways they transmitted their signals and receiving QSL cards for my reports. Continue reading to see what I am talking about.
The first one is for their medium wave flagship station (CBU) on 690 kHz. This outlet can be easily heard throughout the West, but it does have to contend with interference from the station in Tijuana, Mexico. I could hear it all day long, especially in the winter in Spokane.
The second QSL below is for their main FM outlet (CBU-FM) on 105.7 MHz. They can be heard in the Seattle area with a fair signal. For this report, the reception was made at Moran State Park, on the San Juan Islands, Washington State.
The third QSL is for their shortwave service (CKZU) on 6160 kHz which can be heard throughout the world under proper conditions. I could hear them all day long in Spokane, and occasionally all day long in Utah.
The fourth QSL is for the analog television station on channel 2. I managed to pick them up in Heber City, Utah on E-Skip. They were quite strong.
The fifth one is for the reception of a regional FM outlet (CBTA-FM) 94.7 MHz in Trail, BC. Amazingly, they could be fairly frequently heard in certain areas in Spokane on a car radio. I sent a report to Vancouver when I heard them on vacation to Spokane and received this card.
The sixth and final QSL is for their low-powered relay station (CBXQ) in Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver, Island. This 40-watt outlet on 540 kHz can be heard for a fair distance up and down the coast during the day. I heard them a couple of times in Utah on a beverage antenna after CBK signed off at midnight. My report this time is for a reception made at the Kalaloch Campground in the Olympic National Park along the coast. It was quite strong.
(Please scroll down to see all the QSLs)
(NOTE: Not all of the reception locations match my mailing addresses because they were vacation loggings.)