I don't hear KCEO now. But I have in the just before past before sunset and after sunrise.
Since we're getting near the end of the month the pattern change times (based on the average sunset time for the month) are ending up after the sun actually sets. So it's quite possible to hear a them operating legally for a short period after the sun actually goes down.
Skip on the AM band can go on all day in the winter and you can get some enhancement along the day/night boundary well before sunset.
As for "forgetting" to change to night. Tonight I had to text another engineer that his station didn't change to night pattern. Turned out he has an equipment failure.
DX lists are littered with reports of stations "forgetting" to switch to night. Or (wink wink) there's a local high school football game to broadcast.
Posted on September 27, 2014 - 11:05 PM