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by cckadlec
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again

To what extent does the WNUC-LP signal mess with CHYR's reception in Windsor? If the interference is significant, perhaps River is taking the place of Mix 96.7 as the workplace station of choice. A look at some of the Detroit area translators that actually do get out - mostly 99-watters - shown by ...
by cckadlec
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Format change near Menominee - 96.3 WSFQ
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Format change near Menominee - 96.3 WSFQ

Somewhat of a surprising move. However, I did notice they remained All Christmas past 12/25 (branded as "Holiday Hits 96"); WSFQ is a fairly easy catch in Manistee over WKLA (which should be on 98.7 (with WLDN on 96.3), but that's a discussion for another day) You can actually look at my bandscans ...
by cckadlec
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 801

IL MO IA MN > MI

While people are here discussing tropo, an old opening from September I finally compiled and edited the audio clips from: Back in September, we had a massive tropo opening here in the Great Lakes that sent stations flying 500 or 600 miles out with a sprawling high pressure system moving east very s...
by cckadlec
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 801

Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

I'm pleased to report your images are now displaying properly, Chris. I do apologize for the earlier display issues; it was a function of my SSL and security header settings. My new security suite is much more robust than my old one, and I'm learning some things via trial-and-error. Thanks! I notic...
by cckadlec
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 70
Views: 4719

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Just to throw in some extra information: 88.7 WIAA is silent. But, some research shows this is only temporary, unlike all the other silencings. From their website: WIAA-88.7 FM is off the air We are currently off the air on WIAA-88.7 while we investigate a transmission issue and do not expect the pr...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 801

12/28 Tropo Summary

DEC 28, 2019 TROPO SUMMARY + AUDIO -- A 24-hour period brought a strong high pressure system to the Great Lakes with an even stronger inversion. Here's a summary of the happenings with the final half of the opening to Ontario and WNY eerily similar - straight down to the Christmas music - to the la...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 801

Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Very busy day (I don't remember what this is called...skip?) for outside signals. The term you are looking for is "tropo". "Skip" refers to E-skip. Interestingly enough, it is the peak of winter Es at the moment, though only New England has had an opening so far this week and the season isn't usual...
by cckadlec
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Reception of others' portable FM transmitters
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Reception of others' portable FM transmitters

This is absolutely constant these days. I run into this at least every week and I live in a rural area. My own transmitter in my car takes music from my iPod and transmits it to the selected frequency (I use 87.7) with RDS and my device is 5 years old. The newer ones can transmit a good 1/2 mile and...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Milwaukee Bandscan

I've done radio work at my suburban Milwaukee site at Bender Park in Oak Creek for 14 years now. The area has changed a lot physically with an expansion of a nice new park beside it to the north recently, but a lot of new translators and IBOC signing on over the past many years, worst of all being t...
by cckadlec
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 96.7 W244DL Detroit
Replies: 5
Views: 624

96.7 W244DL Detroit

I am attempting to find the correct source of programming for 96.7 in Detroit. There seems to be no reliable information on this. Everything points in different directions online. FCCdata says //WCHB-AM (and displays a really old logo of WRVM, of all stations). Radio-Locator states the same... with ...
by cckadlec
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

Surprised you didn't get CIDC Z103.5 there. Caseville is a northwest-facing site, meaning that Southwest Ontario signals are not going to be dominant because they are obstructed by land and need to compete with stronger signals from Northern Michigan. Instead, TCM would be most likely in a setup su...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Caseville Bandscan

CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN July 14, 2019 1230-1425 & 1450-1510 / 73-78°F, clear Location: 43°56'51.7"N 83°16'40.4"W at lake level in Caseville County Park 149 stations total / Average distance: 97 mi. A full bandscan at the county park in Caseville, which just so happened to coincide with the tri...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Au Gres Bandscan

Au Gres, which lies between Tawas City and Standish, is the second of seven Saginaw Bay bandscan sites, the others being East Tawas (last year), Bay City, Caseville, Port Austin (twice), Pointe aux Barques (north of Port Hope), and Harbor Beach (twice). Au Gres isn't that notable in scenery - it's m...
by cckadlec
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

Were they all listenable? Or was it just short bursts of reception? Primarily, there are a handful that are strong locals that are in strong 24/7 and can be heard just on the car radio, a portable, or with almost anything. Those are generally 90.5 The Promise FM, 92.5 The Fox FM, 99.9 The Wave, the...
by cckadlec
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

I lived on the other side of Georgian Bay. On the Bruce Peninsula that Juts between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Where the yellow dot is. Back when there was no local FM I used to often get reception from Norther MI. Alpena etc. I'm sure you've already seen it, but you can always see my Tobermory s...