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Lake Superior Bandscan Series

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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:35 pm

So you use your own maps as a tool. But there had to be a first time and a second time.



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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by cckadlec » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:42 pm

Maps can always be used as a handy tool. For instance, when I make a new map, I usually use a past map and change all the stations heard in the new location to red and anything that is still leftover (not red) gets deleted. It makes it easier to I don't have to place the stations one by one on the map. When I noticed that Marquette had monster enhancement but 90.1 Marquette was not heard, I rechecked my log. Of course, it confirmed that Green Bay was heard instead with a story of 100% religious content, even underlined in my log and the schedule showing Alistair Begg as opposed to music. So, a handy tool to visually compare things and point out differences that 100 lines of text can't show.
Turkeytop wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:35 pm
So you use your own maps as a tool. But there had to be a first time and a second time.


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Thunder Bay, Ont. Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:55 pm

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO BANDSCAN
Terry Fox Lookout: 48°29'03.8"N 89°10'06.6"W (865 ft.)
on July 27, 2018 1040 - 1230 / 14°C (primary monitoring)
Hillcrest Park: 48°26'02.5"N 89°14'05.8"W (750 ft.)
on July 26, 2018 2115 - 2200 / 16°C (additional monitoring)
76 stations total / Average distance: 150 mi.

Here is a bandscan from Northern Ontario's second largest city, Thunder Bay, on the shore of Lake Superior. Due to the number of locals and the terrain, tuner overload was an issue downtown, and the main site had to be relocated to Terry Fox the following morning.

In addition, here are the TOH IDs of all locals, which comprises of almost all the privately-owned stations on the north shore of the lake (101.7 is skipped as CBC Music does not air IDs; always funny when the government-owned stations feel they can just break the government's broadcasting regulations):

* 88.3 CBQT / Thunder Bay / CBC Radio 1 / 23.73kw
* 89.3 CBON-20 / Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw
* 90.5 CKSI / Thunder Bay / Thunder Bay Information Radio / 250w
* 91.1 WGGL / Houghton / MPR Public / 100kw
* 91.5 CKPR / Thunder Bay / CHR / 100kw
* 94.3 CJSD / Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw
* 95.1 CJOA / Thunder Bay / UCB Canada / 250w
* 97.1 CITB / Thunder Bay / Thunder Bay Tourism Radio / 1w
* 99.9 CJUK / Thunder Bay / Magic 99.9 / 250w
* 102.7 CILU / Thunder Bay / Lakehead University / 134w
* 103.5 CKED / Shuniah / Energy 103 104 / 10w
* 105.3 CKTG / Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw

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Stations received on seek are indicated with an asterisk.

88.1 = 88.3
*88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 55dBµ, stereo (5 mi.)
88.5 -
88.7 -
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 1dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
88.9 WOJB WI Reserve / Woodland Community R. / 100kw / 1dBµ, mono (207 mi.)
89.1 = 89.3
*89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 55dBµ, mono (5 mi.)
89.5 WCLQ WI Wausau / 89Q / 90kw / 0dBµ, mono (247 mi.)
89.7 -
89.9 WHSA WI Brule / WPR News & Classical / 92kw / 1dBµ, mono (179 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (159 mi.)
90.1 WGPO MN Grand Portage / N. Shore Comm. R. //90.7 / 1kw / 0dBµ, mono (42 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 0dBµ, mono, very good (183 mi.)
*90.5 CKSI ON Thunder Bay / Thunder Bay Info. R. / 250w / 30dBµ, mono (6 mi.)
90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. //90.1 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (73 mi.)
90.9 -
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (102 mi.)
91.3 = 91.5
*91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 65dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
91.7 = 91.5
91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
92.5 WIRN MN Buhl / MPR News / 26kw / weak (180 mi.)
92.7 -
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono (328 mi.)
92.9 WECL WI Lake Hallie / The X / 5.8kw / 0dBµ, mono (274 mi.)
93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / weak (154 mi.)
*93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 20dBµ, stereo (99 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (187 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / faint (236 mi.)
94.1 -
*94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 65dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
94.5 = 94.3
94.7 -
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
*95.1 CJOA ON Thunder Bay / UCB Canada / 250w / 50dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
95.3 = 95.1
95.5 WIFC WI Wausau / CHR / 98.6kw / 1dBµ, mono (247 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (160 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 1dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
96.1 -
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / faint (298 mi.)
96.5 -
96.7 WJJH WI Ashland / Real Rock J96 / 50kw / 0dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
96.7 WMJT MI McMillan / Eagle 96.7 / 50kw / faint downtown (214 mi.)
96.9 -
*97.1 CITB ON Thunder Bay / Thunder Bay Tourism R. / 1w / 45dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / 1dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
97.5 -
*97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 20dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
97.9 -
98.1 -
98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
98.5 -
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 30dBµ, stereo (100 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 5dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 0dBµ, mono, very good (167 mi.)
99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 2dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (151 mi.)
*99.9 CJUK ON Thunder Bay / Magic 99.9 / 250w / 70dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (197 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild / Sports Fan 100.5 / 25kw / faint (253 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 1dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
100.9 -
*101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (120 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / faint (264 mi.)
101.5 -
*101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 50dBµ, stereo (5 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 10dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
102.1 -
*102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 15dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 5dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
*102.7 CILU ON Thunder Bay / LU Radio / 134w / 40dBµ, stereo (6 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / faint (283 mi.)
103.1 -
103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (149 mi.)
*103.5 CKED ON Shuniah Twp. / Energy 103-104 / 10w / 25dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
103.7 -
103.9 -
104.1 WXVM WI Merrill / V. of the Master / 7.4kw / weak (235 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 15dBµ, stereo (131 mi.)
104.5 CFQK ON Kaministiquia / Energy 103-104 / 50w / 5dBµ, mono (13 mi.)
104.7 WHWA WI Washburn / WPR News & Classical / 17.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono, good (198 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 -
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 60dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
105.5 = 105.3
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (100 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / in and out (298 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 2dBµ, mono (213 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (267 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono (313 mi.)
106.7 WATQ WI Chetek / Moose Country / 35kw / weak in car (258 mi.)
106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
107.1 -
107.3 -
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / weak (305 mi.)
107.5 WDUZ WI Brillion / The Fan / 3.6kw / 0dBµ, mono (290 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 2dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
107.9 -

Inconclusive signals: 96.9, 98.5

Radio overload at Hillcrest Park (the secondary site) in the evening; the RF overload causes the signal meter to show 0dBµ on a large swath of stations despite a solid signal here from WJPD, an issue much like in Erie, Pa.:

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A very overcast downtown Thunder Bay about 10pm:

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The main bandscan site overlooking the Sleeping Giant, though very overcast and just before more heavy rain on the western side of a strong low pressure system making my life miserable:

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Susie Islands, Minn. Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:04 pm

SUSIE ISLANDS OVERLOOK, MINNESOTA BANDSCAN
July 27, 2018 1415 - 1505 CDT / 66-70°F
Location: 47°59'12.9"N 89°39'10.1"W
1030 feet (430 feet above lake level)
97 stations total / Average distance: 156 mi.

Bring on the lake tropo insanity! Now into Minnesota, in my series of Lake Superior bandscans, here is a scan from the Susie Islands, a mile from the Canadian border.

Conditions at Susie Islands were impressive with 91.1 Houghton in at city grade strength at 79 miles with a signal strength exceeding that which was logged just down the road from its tower in Houghton itself. And heading from Susie to Palisade Head, conditions just got stronger and stronger as I left the pesky strong low pressure and dense overcast skies behind.

And as a bonus, here is the TOH ID of the sole local station in these parts, North Shore Community Radio on 89.1, 90.1, and 90.7.

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88.1 WHJL WI Merrill / V. of the Master //102.7 / 63kw / 3dBµ, mono (182 mi.)
*88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 15dBµ, mono (44 mi.)
88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 104.1 / 15kw / 2dBµ, mono (239 mi.)
88.7 WMLS MN Grand Marais / Classical MPR / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (36 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (204 mi.)
89.1 WKEK MN Gunflint Lake / N. Shore Comm. R. //90.1 90.7 / 1kw / 5dBµ, mono (51 mi.)
*89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 20dBµ, mono (44 mi.)
89.5 WCLQ WI Wausau / 89Q / 90kw / 5dBµ, mono (212 mi.)
89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (36 mi.)
89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / in null (225 mi.)
89.9 -
*90.1 WGPO MN Grand Portage / N. Shore Comm. R. //89.1 90.7 / 1kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (2 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (239 mi.)
*90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. //89.1 90.1 / 25kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (35 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (177 mi.)
90.9 WHRM WI Wausau / WPR News & Classical / 81kw / 5dBµ, mono (212 mi.)
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 65dBµ, stereo! (79 mi.)
91.3 = 91.1
*91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (154 mi.)
*91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (78 mi.)
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono, weak (172 mi.)
92.7 W224AW MI Bergland / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 10dBµ, mono (91 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (316 mi.)
*93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / 5dBµ, mono, weak (113 mi.)
93.3 W227CJ MI Marquette / ESPN UP //970 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
*93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 45dBµ, stereo (79 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
93.9 WTBX MN Hibbing / Hot AC / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (162 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
*94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
94.7 -
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (223 mi.)
95.3 -
95.5 WIFC WI Wausau / CHR / 98.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (212 mi.)
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 / 21kw / in null (279 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 5dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / faint (191 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (292 mi.)
96.5 WHOH WI Rhinelander / Sports R. 96.5 / 6.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (162 mi.)
96.7 WUPG MI Republic / Maverick 96.7 / 800w / 5dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
96.9 KMFY MN Grand Rapids / Adult Cont. / 100kw / faint (183 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (180 mi.)
97.3 CIPR ON Pigeon River / Thunder Bay Tourism R. / 2w / 20dBµ, mono (3 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / Good Time Oldies //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (135 mi.)
*97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 45dBµ, stereo! (78 mi.)
97.9 WSPT WI Stevens Point / Cl. Hits / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (238 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono, weak (238 mi.)
*98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 20dBµ, stereo (166 mi.)
*98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / 25dBµ, stereo (135 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (242 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 55dBµ, stereo! (79 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (282 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / weak in null (92 mi.)
*99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 15dBµ, mono (140 mi.)
*99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 25dBµ, stereo (78 mi.)
99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM / 25kw / 3dBµ, mono, weak (291 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
*99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (112 mi.)
99.9 W260AC MI Houghton / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 15dBµ, mono (78 mi.)
*100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild / Sports Fan 100.5 / 25kw / 2dBµ, mono (218 mi.)
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
100.9 -
*101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 50dBµ, stereo! (88 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / faint + 101.1 (269 mi.)
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
*101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (44 mi.)
*101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (135 mi.)
102.1 -
*102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 40dBµ, stereo! (78 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 20dBµ, stereo (204 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master //88.5 104.1 / 98kw / 2dBµ, mono (215 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (278 mi.)
103.1 -
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (135 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (308 mi.)
103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / 2dBµ, mono (223 mi.)
103.9 -
104.1 WXVM WI Merrill / V. of the Master //88.5 102.7 / 7.4kw / weak (199 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo! (109 mi.)
104.5 CFQK ON Kaministiquia / Energy 103-104 / 50w / 10dBµ, mono (37 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 W286BC MI Marquette / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (135 mi.)
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
105.5 WGKL MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 20kw / 5dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 55dBµ, stereo! (79 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 10dBµ, mono + 105.7 (109 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono + 105.7 (290 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (194 mi.)
106.5 -
106.7 WHTO MI Iron Mountain / The Mountain / 6.1kw / 10dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / good in car (306 mi.)
*106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
107.1 -
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (292 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 25dBµ, stereo (139 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (202 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 92.1, 107.1

The view at the Susie Islands Overlook 22 miles from Isle Royale down the road from customs with 91.1 in at 55dBµ (with the antenna pushed in and aimed away from Houghton nonetheless), the same signal level as in Houghton and Hancock:

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Palisade Head, Minn. Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:31 am

Palisade Head is among the more magnificent locations at which I've tuned in.

Ten years ago, Grand Marais DXer Paul LaFreniere (who died of cancer in 2009) told me that 10-watt stations are quite commonly heard across Lake Superior. Here is the undeniable proof of that with four stations under 50 watts, 3 of those at 10 watts up to 130 miles, in static-free like locals.

Due to time constraints, I tuned in at Palisade Head in the evening hours as lake conditions waned, and then returned again from Duluth in the early afternoon the following day in an originally unplanned visit, allowing a direct comparison between the two days.

All in all, of 128 stations total, only a dozen stations were different between the two days. Of those, almost all of them were absent due to lake enhancement to Twin Cities and Eau Claire crowding them out as opposed to actually not present due to conditions alone. In other words, the nearly 400-mile DX in some cases proves to be consistent on a day-to-day basis along the shore. 92.5 The Fox FM was one of those signals which wasn't simply in, but was blasting in on both days consistently at 364 miles.

PALISADE HEAD, MINNESOTA BANDSCAN (DAY 1)
July 27, 2018 1915 - 2050 CDT / 72°F
Location: 47°19'12.2"N 91°12'40.5"W
815 feet (215 feet above lake level)
121 stations total / Average distance: 143 mi.

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*88.1 WWEN WI Wentworth / Real Presence R. / 1.8kw / 15dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
88.3 WKIW MI Ironwood / K-Love / 300w / 20dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
*88.5 IBOC (WMLS)
*88.7 WMLS MN Grand Marais / Classical MPR / 6kw / 55dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
*88.9 WOJB WI Reserve / Woodland Community R. / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + IBOC (100 mi.)
89.1 KSPP WI Rhinelander / Northwoods Catholic R. / 18kw / 5dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / 10dBµ, mono (253 mi.)
89.5 IBOC (WLSN)
*89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 50dBµ, mono! (51 mi.)
*89.9 WHSA WI Brule / WPR News & Classical / 92kw / 35dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (172 mi.)
*90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 25dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
90.5 KDNI MN Duluth / Faith Radio / 2kw / 15dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / in null (248 mi.)
*90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. / 25kw / 60dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
*90.9 WUWS WI Ashland / WPR Ideas / 24.5kw / 30dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (120 mi.)
*91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / 20dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
91.3 WGBT WI Tomahawk / R. 74 Internationale / 22kw / 10dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
*91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
*91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (142 mi.)
*91.9 K220BI MN Grand Marais / The Refuge / 34w / 30dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
92.1 WWAX MN Hermantown / The Fan / 5.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
92.3 WRLS WI Hayward / The Best Mix / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (91 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (364 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (145 mi.)
92.7 W224AW MI Bergland / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 5dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
*92.9 WSCD MN Duluth / Classical MPR / 70kw / 20dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (236 mi.)
*93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / 45dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
*93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (124 mi.)
*93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (142 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (294 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 5dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 25dBµ, stereo (128 mi.)
*94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
94.7 WOZZ WI Mosinee / Rock 94.7 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (171 mi.)
*94.9 KQDS MN Duluth / Cl. Rock / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono, dom. (56 mi.)
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (185 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (230 mi.)
95.1 WQRB WI Bloomer / B95 / 8.9kw / 5dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
95.3 -
95.5 WIFC WI Wausau / CHR / 98.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*95.7 KDAL MN Duluth / My 95.7 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
96.1 WXYM WI Tomah / Mix 96 / 44kw / 10dBµ, mono (228 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (332 mi.)
96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (221 mi.)
96.5 WHOH WI Rhinelander / Sports R. 96.5 / 6.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
96.5 WKLK MN Cloquet / K96.5 / 36kw / 5dBµ, mono (69 mi.)
*96.7 WJJH WI Ashland / Real Rock J96 / 50kw / 40dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
96.9 WWWX WI Oshkosh / The Fox / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (257 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (218 mi.)
*97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
*97.3 KDNW MN Duluth / Life 97.3 / 72kw / 25dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / Good Time Oldies //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
97.9 WSPT WI Stevens Point / Cl. Hits / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (207 mi.)
98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 10dBµ, mono (180 mi.)
*98.3 WCQM WI Park Falls / 98Q / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (236 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 20dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
*98.9 KTCO MN Duluth / Kat Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
*99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 30dBµ, stereo (152 mi.)
99.3 WKEB WI Medford / K99 / 23kw / 5dBµ, mono (155 mi.)
99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (271 mi.)
*99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 45dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
99.9 W260AC MI Houghton / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 5dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / faint (372 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (145 mi.)
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (185 mi.)
*100.5 WSCN MN Cloquet / MPR News / 97kw / 25dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
100.7 WBIZ WI Eau Claire / Z100 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
100.7 KIKV MN Sauk Centre / KIK-FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (218 mi.)
100.9 KOWZ MN Blooming Prairie / Adult Cont. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (249 mi.)
*101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (103 mi.)
101.3 -
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
101.7 KLDJ MN Duluth / Kool 101.7 / 18.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 15dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
101.9 WDEZ WI Wausau / Country / 98.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
102.1 KEEY MN St. Paul / K102 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
*102.5 KDKE WI Superior / Duke FM / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (209 mi.)
102.9 KMNB MN Minneapolis / Buz'n / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
102.9 W275CR WI Hurley / Original Oldies R. //1450 / 250w / 3dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / in null (320 mi.)
103.1 -
*103.3 KUMD MN Duluth / Duluth Public R. / 95kw / 25dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (330 mi.)
103.7 WWIB WI Hallie / Christian / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (153 mi.)
*103.9 W280DD MI Ironwood / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 10dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
104.1 KZJK MN St. Louis Park / Jack FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (141 mi.)
*104.3 KZIO MN Two Harbors / MPR The Current / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
104.5 WAXX WI Eau Claire / Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*104.7 WHWA WI Washburn / WPR News & Classical / 17.5kw / 55dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
104.9 -
*105.1 KKCB MN Duluth / B105 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Rock 105.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (167 mi.)
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
*105.5 K288BF MN Grand Marais / Life 97.3 / 122w / 25dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
*105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 65dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
106.1 WACD WI Antigo / Country 106 / 10kw / 10dBµ, mono (182 mi.)
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (216 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (196 mi.)
106.5 W293CT MN Duluth / Sasquatch //560 / 99w / 5dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
106.7 WATQ WI Chetek / Moose Country / 35kw / 15dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
*106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 50dBµ, stereo (81 mi.)
107.1 = 106.9
*107.3 WNXR WI Iron River / Cl. Hits / 21kw / 50dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
107.5 WCCN WI Neillsville / The Rock / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
107.7 KBMX MN Proctor / Mix 108 / 7.7kw / 25dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (177 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (178 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 88.9
RDS was not monitored

* * * * *

PALISADE HEAD, MINNESOTA BANDSCAN (DAY 2)
July 28, 2018 1100 - 1215 CDT / 72°F
Location: 47°19'12.2"N 91°12'40.5"W
815 feet (215 feet above lake level)
128 stations total / Average distance: 145 mi.

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*88.1 WWEN WI Wentworth / Real Presence R. / 1.8kw / 25dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
*88.3 WKIW MI Ironwood / K-Love / 300w / 30dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / in null (125 mi.)
88.5 = IBOC (WMLS)
*88.7 WMLS MN Grand Marais / Classical MPR / 6kw / 55dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
*88.9 WOJB WI Reserve / Woodland Community R. / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono + IBOC (100 mi.)
89.1 WHAA WI Adams / WPR Ideas / 28.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (241 mi.)
89.3 KCMP MN Northfield / MPR The Current / 97.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (202 mi.)
89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
89.5 = IBOC (WLSN)
*89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 60dBµ, mono! (51 mi.)
*89.9 WHSA WI Brule / WPR News & Classical / 92kw / 40dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + IBOC (172 mi.)
*90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 30dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
*90.5 KDNI MN Duluth / Faith Radio / 2kw / 20dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
*90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. / 25kw / 60dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
*90.9 WUWS WI Ashland / WPR Ideas / 24.5kw / 40dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (202 mi.)
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 45dBµ, stereo (120 mi.)
*91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / 30dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*91.3 WGBT WI Tomahawk / R. 74 Internationale / 22kw / 15dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
91.5 WVCM MI Iron Mountain / VCY America / 500w / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
*91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (142 mi.)
*91.9 K220BI MN Grand Marais / The Refuge / 34w / 35dBµ, stereo! (51 mi.)
92.1 WWAX MN Hermantown / The Fan / 5.4kw / 15dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono, dom. (145 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (364 mi.)
92.7 W224AW MI Bergland / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 15dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
*92.9 WSCD MN Duluth / Classical MPR / 70kw / 35dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (236 mi.)
*93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / 45dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
*93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 20dBµ, mono (124 mi.)
*93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (142 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (294 mi.)
93.9 WTBX MN Hibbing / Hot AC / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (84 mi.)
94.1 WIAL WI Elk Mound / i-94 / 84kw / 15dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 15dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
94.3 WZNL MI Norway / Star 94.3 / 2.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
*94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
94.7 WOZZ WI Mosinee / Rock 94.7 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (171 mi.)
*94.9 KQDS MN Duluth / Cl. Rock //106.3 / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (185 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (230 mi.)
95.3 WGMO WI Spooner / 95 GMO / 7.1kw / 5dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
*95.5 WIFC WI Wausau / CHR / 98.6kw / 20dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*95.7 KDAL MN Duluth / My 95.7 / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (188 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 5dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 20dBµ, mono (221 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (332 mi.)
96.5 WHOH WI Rhinelander / Sports R. 96.5 / 6.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*96.7 WJJH WI Ashland / Real Rock J96 / 50kw / 40dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
96.9 WWWX WI Oshkosh / The Fox / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (257 mi.)
97.1 KTCZ MN Minneapolis / Cities 97 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (218 mi.)
*97.3 KDNW MN Duluth / Life 97.3 / 72kw / 35dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / Good Time Oldies //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
*97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 25dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (294 mi.)
97.9 WSPT WI Stevens Point / Cl. Hits / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (207 mi.)
*98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 15dBµ, mono (180 mi.)
98.1 WISM WI Altoona / Greatest Hits 98.1 / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
*98.3 WCQM WI Park Falls / 98Q / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (236 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 30dBµ, stereo (125 mi.)
*98.9 KTCO MN Duluth / Kat Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 25dBµ, stereo (152 mi.)
99.3 WKEB WI Medford / K99 / 23kw / 15dBµ, mono (155 mi.)
99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
99.5 KSJN MN Minneapolis / Classical MPR / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 60dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
99.9 W260AC MI Houghton / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 5dBµ, mono + 99.7 (126 mi.)
*100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (145 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono + IBOC (185 mi.)
*100.5 WSCN MN Cloquet / MPR News / 97kw / 30dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
100.7 WBIZ WI Eau Claire / Z100 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
100.9 KOWZ MN Blooming Prairie / Adult Cont. / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (249 mi.)
*101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 50dBµ, stereo (103 mi.)
101.3 KDWB MN Richfield / CHR / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
101.5 WWJC WI Augusta / Prayz Network / 1kw / 5dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*101.7 KLDJ MN Duluth / Kool 101.7 / 18.5kw / 20dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
*101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 15dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
101.9 WDEZ WI Wausau / Country / 98.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
102.1 KEEY MN St. Paul / K102 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 20dBµ, stereo (125 mi.)
*102.5 KDKE WI Superior / Duke FM / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (243 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 15dBµ, mono (209 mi.)
102.9 W275CR WI Hurley / Original Oldies R. //1450 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
102.9 KMNB MN Minneapolis / Buz'n / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
103.1 WOGB WI Reedsville / Cl. Hits / 3.6kw / 1dBµ, mono (257 mi.)
*103.3 KUMD MN Duluth / Duluth Public R. / 95kw / 30dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (330 mi.)
103.7 WWIB WI Hallie / Christian / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (153 mi.)
*103.9 W280DD MI Ironwood / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 20dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
104.1 KZJK MN St. Louis Park / Jack FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / in null (256 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (141 mi.)
104.3 KZIO MN Two Harbors / MPR The Current / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (45 mi.)
*104.5 WAXX WI Eau Claire / Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*104.7 WHWA WI Washburn / WPR News & Classical / 17.5kw / 55dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
104.9 -
*105.1 KKCB MN Duluth / B105 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Rock 105.3 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (167 mi.)
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
*105.5 K288BF MN Grand Marais / Life 97.3 / 122w / 25dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (125 mi.)
*105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 60dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
106.1 WACD WI Antigo / Country 106 / 10kw / 10dBµ, mono + 105.9 (182 mi.)
*106.3 WMFG MN Hibbing / Cl. Rock //94.9 / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (82 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (196 mi.)
106.5 W293CT MN Duluth / Sasquatch //560 / 99w / 5dBµ, mono in null (56 mi.)
106.7 WATQ WI Chetek / Moose Country / 35kw / 15dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (342 mi.)
*106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 55dBµ, stereo (81 mi.)
*107.1 = 106.9
*107.3 WNXR WI Iron River / Cl. Hits / 21kw / 55dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
107.5 WCCN WI Neillsville / The Rock / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono, faint (191 mi.)
*107.7 KBMX MN Proctor / Mix 108 / 7.7kw / 35dBµ, mono (56 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 25dBµ, mono (177 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (178 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: None
RDS was not monitored

Listening to the radio on day 2 at Palisade Head, where many cliff climbers surrounded me:

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Copper Harbor Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:54 pm

Here is a set of three bandscans from Copper Harbor, in the middle of Lake Superior.

One set is from Fort Wilkins, which includes a scan in the campground 1,000 feet from the beach at night combined with a scan from Astor Shipwreck Park on the beach in the morning, both in a single map. These scans are at beach level, so they receive mostly signals dropping from the ducts above.

This is drastically different from the scan atop Brockway Mtn. more than 700 feet above the lake 3 1/2 miles west of town, where the more typical reception is heard from central and northern Minnesota as shoreline orientation here makes obvious. Thunder Bay reception matched signal levels as heard a few miles from the towers in downtown Thunder Bay just as Houghton is heard similarly on those shores. Just unfathomable! Both Energy stations (103.5 104.5) were heard clearly at 10 and 50 watts at around 100 miles, among others.

The site also set the record for most people asking me what I'm doing... apparently unfamiliar with the strange antenna-wielding contraption formerly known as a radio, now known as a drone.

COPPER HARBOR, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (DAYTIME)
July 29, 2018 1040 - 1105 / 67°F
Location: 47°28'03.9"N 87°51'56.1"W (Astor Shipwreck Park)
610 feet (10 feet above lake level)
57 stations total / Average distance: 106 mi.

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88.1 -
88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 15dBµ, mono, dom. (98 mi.)
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (61 mi.)
88.5 -
88.7 -
88.9 WOJB WI Reserve / Woodland Community R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (198 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
89.5 -
89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
89.7 CBEB ON Manitouwadge / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 4.78kw / 5dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
89.9 -
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
90.3 -
90.5 -
90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
90.9 -
91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (49 mi.)
91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / weak (205 mi.)
91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
91.5 WUPX MI Marquette / Radio X / 1.7kw / weak in null (68 mi.)
91.7 -
91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / 5dBµ, mono (39 mi.)
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
92.5 -
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / faint (122 mi.)
92.9 -
93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (107 mi.)
93.3 W227CJ MI Marquette / ESPN UP //970 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (42 mi.)
93.7 -
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 15dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
94.5 -
94.7 -
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / faint (166 mi.)
95.3 -
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / weak (203 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
95.9 -
96.1 -
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (205 mi.)
96.5 -
96.7 -
96.9 -
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / 10dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / weak (157 mi.)
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / Good Time Oldies //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
98.1 -
98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 20dBµ, stereo (41 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 10dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 5dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
99.3 -
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
99.7 -
99.9 -
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
100.5 WSCN MN Cloquet / MPR News / 97kw / weak (205 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
100.9 -
101.1 -
101.3 -
101.5 -
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
102.1 -
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 3dBµ, mono (122 mi.)
102.7 -
102.9 -
103.1 -
103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (232 mi.)
103.7 -
103.9 -
104.1 -
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
104.5 -
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / faint (110 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 W286BC MI Marquette / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / weak (217 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (93 mi.)
105.5 -
105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (41 mi.)
105.9 -
106.1 -
106.3 -
106.5 -
106.7 -
106.9 -
107.1 -
107.3 -
107.5 -
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 25dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / faint (182 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 98.5
RDS was not monitored


COPPER HARBOR, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (NIGHT)
July 28-29, 2018 2335 - 0010 / 67°F
Location: 47°27'57.8"N 87°51'32.3"W (Fort Wilkins)
640 feet (40 feet above lake level)
47 stations total / Average distance: 88 mi.

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88.1 -
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 10dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 10dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
88.5 -
88.7 -
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 3dBµ, mono, faint (122 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
89.5 -
89.7 -
89.9 -
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
90.3 -
90.5 -
90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. / 25kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
90.9 -
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (49 mi.)
91.3 -
*91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
91.7 -
91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (39 mi.)
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
92.5 -
92.7 -
92.9 -
93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / good in car (107 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / faint (114 mi.)
93.3 W227CJ MI Marquette / ESPN UP //970 / 250w / 7dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (43 mi.)
93.7 -
93.9 -
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
*94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
94.5 -
94.7 -
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
95.1 -
95.3 -
95.5 -
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
95.9 -
96.1 -
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / weak in/out in car (205 mi.)
96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / weak in/out in car (162 mi.)
96.5 -
96.7 WUPG MI Republic / Maverick 96.7 / 800w / faint in car (66 mi.)
96.9 KMFY MN Grand Rapids / Adult Cont. / 100kw / faint (261 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / 5dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / Good Time Oldies //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 20dBµ, stereo (40 mi.)
97.9 -
98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / faint (113 mi.)
*98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock / 2.6kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
98.5 -
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 20dBµ, mono (42 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 5dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
99.1 -
99.3 -
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
99.7 -
99.9 -
100.1 -
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
100.5 -
100.7 -
100.9 -
101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / good in car (79 mi.)
101.3 -
101.5 -
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
*101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
102.1 -
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
102.5 -
102.7 -
102.9 -
103.1 -
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
103.5 -
103.7 -
103.9 WNOA-LP MI Marquette / Northern Apostle R. / 100w / faint (67 mi.)
104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / faint (192 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
104.5 -
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / faint (110 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 W286BC MI Marquette / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
105.5 -
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (42 mi.)
105.9 -
106.1 -
106.3 -
106.5 -
106.7 -
106.9 -
107.1 -
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / faint (124 mi.)
107.5 CBLM ON Marathon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 3.935kw / weak in car (107 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 15dBµ, mono (67 mi.)
107.9 -

Inconclusive signals: 89.9


COPPER HARBOR / BROCKWAY MTN., MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
July 29, 2018 1220 - 1500 / 69°F
Location: 47°27'51.1"N 87°58'10.6"W (West Bluff)
1328 feet (728 feet above lake level)
135 stations total / Average distance: 150 mi.

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88.1 WHJL WI Merrill / V. of the Master / 63kw / 1dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
88.1 WHID WI Green Bay / WPR Ideas / 17kw / 1dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
*88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 50dBµ, mono! (95 mi.)
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 35dBµ, mono (62 mi.)
88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master / 15kw / 5dBµ, mono (179 mi.)
88.5 KCRB MN Bemidji / Classical MPR / 83kw / in null (304 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (245 mi.)
88.7 WHPJ MN Hibbing / We Have This Hope R. / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (232 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
89.1 WGZS MN Cloquet / The Moon R. / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono / 10dBµ, mono (226 mi.)
89.1 WKEK MN Gunflint Lake / N. Shore Comm. R. //90.1 90.7 / 1kw / 5dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
*89.3 CBON-20 ON Thunder Bay / Ici Première / 16.5kw / 50dBµ, mono! (95 mi.)
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 30dBµ, mono (62 mi.)
89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 3dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
*89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
89.7 CBEB ON Manitouwadge / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 4.78kw / 5dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
89.9 WHSA WI Brule / WPR News & Classical / 92kw / 3dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
90.1 WGPO MN Grand Portage / N. Shore Comm. R. //89.1 90.7 / 1kw / 30dBµ, stereo (87 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 10dBµ, mono (151 mi.)
90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (179 mi.)
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (242 mi.)
90.5 KDNI MN Duluth / Faith Radio / 2kw / 5dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
*90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. //89.1 90.1 / 25kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (113 mi.)
90.9 WUWS WI Ashland / WPR Ideas / 24.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
*91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / RDS / 60dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / 10dBµ, mono + 91.5 (200 mi.)
*91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo! (90 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (131 mi.)
91.7 KAXE MN Grand Rapids / Comm. Public / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (256 mi.)
*91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (35 mi.)
92.1 WWAX MN Hermantown / The Fan / 5.4kw / weak (200 mi.)
*92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (69 mi.)
92.5 WIRN MN Buhl / MPR News / 26kw / 10dBµ, mono (225 mi.)
92.7 W224AW MI Bergland / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 15dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
92.9 WSCD MN Duluth / Classical MPR / 70kw / 10dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / weak in null (239 mi.)
*93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound //107.1 / 50kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo! (110 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / in hard null (114 mi.)
93.3 W227CJ MI Marquette / ESPN UP //970 / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (70 mi.)
93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (150 mi.)
*93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 50dBµ, stereo (38 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (131 mi.)
93.7 KXXR MN Minneapolis / 93X / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (297 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
*94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (69 mi.)
*94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / RDS / 60dBµ, stereo!! (90 mi.)
94.5 WELY MN Ely / End of the Road R. / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono + 94.3 (183 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono + 94.3 (111 mi.)
94.7 -
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
95.1 CJOA ON Thunder Bay / UCB Canada / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
95.3 WGMO WI Spooner / 95 GMO / 7.1kw / faint in car (227 mi.)
95.5 WIFC WI Wausau / CHR / 98.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (194 mi.)
95.5 KKZY MN Bemidji / KZY-FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (323 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (72 mi.)
95.9 WKSZ WI De Pere / Kiss FM / 4.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 5dBµ, mono (141 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (220 mi.)
96.1 WDKE MN Coleraine / Duke FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (248 mi.)
96.1 WXYM WI Tomah / Mix 96 / 44kw / 5dBµ, mono (274 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (209 mi.)
96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 5dBµ, mono (162 mi.)
96.5 WKLK MN Cloquet / K96.5 / 36kw / 5dBµ, mono (215 mi.)
96.7 WUPG MI Republic / Maverick 96.7 / 800w / 15dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
96.7 WMJT MI McMillan / Eagle 96.7 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
96.9 KMFY MN Grand Rapids / Adult Cont. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (256 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (104 mi.)
*97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / 25dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
*97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / GTO //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / RDS / 20dBµ, mono only (62 mi.)
*97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 50dBµ, stereo (36 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / weak + 98.3 (113 mi.)
*98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock / 2.6kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (62 mi.)
98.5 KTIS MN Minneapolis / Cont. Christian / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (297 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 55dBµ, stereo (38 mi.)
*98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 25dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 15dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
*99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (36 mi.)
*99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (69 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
*99.9 W260AC MI Houghton / Gospel Opportunities / 10w / 15dBµ, mono (35 mi.)
99.9 CJUK ON Thunder Bay / Magic 99.9 / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
100.5 WSCN MN Cloquet / MPR News / 97kw / 10dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
100.9 W265DO MN Duluth / The Jock //1490 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / weak in car (209 mi.)
101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (75 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono, weak (183 mi.)
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101-5 / 50kw / good in car (240 mi.)
*101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 50dBµ, stereo (95 mi.)
*101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (62 mi.)
102.1 KEEY MN St. Paul / K102 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (297 mi.)
*102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 45dBµ, stereo (36 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 15dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
102.5 KDKE WI Superior / Duke FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
102.7 CILU ON Thunder Bay / LU Radio / 134w / 5dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
102.9 KRFG MN Nashwauk / Refuge Radio / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (233 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
103.1 -
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (62 mi.)
103.5 CKED ON Shuniah Twp. / Energy 103-104 / 10w / 10dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
103.7 WWIB WI Hallie / Christian / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (223 mi.)
103.7 KKBJ MN Bemidji / Mix 103.7 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (319 mi.)
103.9 WNOA-LP MI Marquette / Northern Apostle R. / 100w / 5dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
104.1 KSDM MN International Falls / K-104 / 8.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (262 mi.)
104.1 KZJK MN St. Louis Park / Jack FM / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (297 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 65dBµ, stereo! (59 mi.)
104.5 CFQK ON Kaministiquia / Energy 103-104 / 50w / 15dBµ, mono + 104.3 (100 mi.)
104.7 WHWA WI Washburn / WPR News & Classical / 17.5kw / 20dBµ, stereo (152 mi.)
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (111 mi.)
104.9 -
*105.1 W286BC MI Marquette / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 25dBµ, mono only (62 mi.)
*105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / RDS / 60dBµ, stereo!! (90 mi.)
105.5 KBAJ MN Deer River / J105 The Thunder / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono + 105.3 (254 mi.)
*105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 55dBµ, stereo (38 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 20dBµ, stereo (152 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / perfect in car (209 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
106.3 WMFG MN Hibbing / Cl. Rock //KQDS / 25kw / 4dBµ, mono in null (233 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (215 mi.)
106.7 WHTO MI Iron Mountain / The Mountain / 6.1kw / 10dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (224 mi.)
106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
107.1 KTMY MN Coon Rapids / myTalk 107.1 / 22kw / weak (297 mi.)
107.1 WFON WI Fond du Lac / The Bull / 6kw / weak (251 mi.)
107.1 CFNO-3 ON Beardmore / Hometown Sound //93.1 / 260w / weak (145 mi.)
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
107.5 CBLM ON Marathon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 3.935kw / 15dBµ, mono (110 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 40dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (180 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 92.1, 101.3


The view looking west from West Bluff. Looking toward the lake wasn't so feasible as the haze from the water made it hard to even see the boundary between the water and sky above:

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Miners Castle Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:55 pm

Here's a bandscan from Miners Castle, just east of Manistique. The weather over the lake was very dense lake fog in the midst of a strong low pressure system, the same one that crossed Wisconsin and Michigan and flooded the Madison area with over a foot of rain the day before. Nonetheless, conditions were still favourable enough on the shore to please me.

Also of note was the signing on of 95.3 and 106.7 (running parallel at that time with just "106.7 and 95.3" IDs, though supposedly officially branded as Radio North of Ordinary, which was sold to a religious broadcaster soon after. Of course.) These two signals - 95.3 especially - had been off the air all year including almost every other Lake Superior scan I did over the summer. Those, along with 96.7 Republic on very low power and 99.5 and 105.5 at 1% power for the past almost-year in the Soo, are somewhat a concern; while they leave the frequency open for other stations more distant, it also means I cannot monitor their regular coverage as shoreline stations. Pros and cons all around...

MINERS CASTLE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
August 20, 2018 1855 - 1945 / 68°F & dense lake fog
Location: 46°29'38.0"N 86°33'00.2"W
775 feet (175 feet above lake level)
102 stations total / Average distance: 117 mi.

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88.1 -
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 20dBµ, mono (51 mi.)
88.3 CBQT ON Thunder Bay / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 23.73kw / 15dBµ, mono (189 mi.)
88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 15kw / 5dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (158 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (37 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
89.5 WCLQ WI Wausau / 89Q / 90kw / 10dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / 10dBµ, mono (91 mi.)
89.7 WLSN MN Grand Marais / MPR News / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (199 mi.)
89.9 WHSA WI Brule / WPR News & Classical / 92kw / 5dBµ, mono (238 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (63 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 10dBµ, mono (182 mi.)
90.5 -
90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Comm. R. / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (199 mi.)
90.7 WMVM WI Goodman / V. of the Master //102.7 / 9.3kw / 10dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (61 mi.)
91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (108 mi.)
91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / 5dBµ, mono (264 mi.)
91.3 WRMW WI Peshtigo / Radio Maria / 5.4kw / 5dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
91.5 WUPX MI Marquette / Radio X / 1.7kw / 35dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
91.5 CKPR ON Thunder Bay / Hot AC / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 10dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
91.9 WMTU MI Houghton / Michigan Tech Univ. / 4.4kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (104 mi.)
92.1 -
*92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
92.5 = 92.7
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / 10dBµ, mono (37 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
*93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (85 mi.)
*93.1 CFNO ON Marathon / Hometown Sound / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (156 mi.)
*93.3 W227CJ MI Marquette / ESPN UP //970 / 250w / 35dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / Mix 93.5 / 25kw / 30dBµ, stereo (105 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (138 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (69 mi.)
93.9 WAVC MI Mio / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (161 mi.)
*94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 20dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
94.3 WZNL MI Norway / Star 94.3 / 2.4kw / 15dBµ, mono (85 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / faint in null (108 mi.)
94.7 -
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 60dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (112 mi.)
95.3 WVVE MN Grand Marais / 106.7 & 95.3 / 63kw / 15dBµ, mono (211 mi.)
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (41 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 5dBµ, mono (159 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / faint (246 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
96.5 WHOH WI Rhinelander / Sports R. 96.5 / 6.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
*96.7 WMJT MI McMillan / Eagle 96.7 / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (46 mi.)
96.9 CBON-23 ON Manitouwadge / Ici Première / 143w / 5dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (31 mi.)
97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / 10dBµ, mono (190 mi.)
*97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming / GTO //WQKS HD-3 / 250w / RDS / 35dBµ, mono (51 mi.)
*97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 25dBµ, stereo (105 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (69 mi.)
98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
*98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 30dBµ, stereo (104 mi.)
98.9 CBQY ON Nipigon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 2kw / 10dBµ, mono (190 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (104 mi.)
*99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 10dBµ, mono (99 mi.)
99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton / The Lift //1400 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
*99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
*99.9 W260AG MI Ishpeming / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 25dBµ, mono only (38 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (147 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + 99.9 (149 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / RDS / 60dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
100.5 = 100.3
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (85 mi.)
100.9 -
101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Superior Country / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / faint (103 mi.)
*101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (85 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101-5 / 50kw / faint in null (145 mi.)
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (189 mi.)
*101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
102.1 -
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (37 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 10dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
102.9 WHQG WI Milwaukee / The Hog / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (248 mi.)
103.1 -
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (51 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / 2dBµ, mono (112 mi.)
103.7 WWIB WI Hallie / Christian / 100kw / weak in car (242 mi.)
*103.9 WNOA-LP MI Marquette / Northern Apostle R. / 100w / 25dBµ, stereo (43 mi.)
104.1 -
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (88 mi.)
104.5 WZTC MI Traverse City / Bob FM / 1.75kw / faint (126 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (52 mi.)
104.9 -
*105.1 W286BC MI Marquette / Fox Sports //WKQS HD-2 / 250w / 30dBµ, mono only (51 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (184 mi.)
105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Rock 105.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, stereo (147 mi.)
105.5 WGKL MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 20kw / very good in car (56 mi.)
105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (104 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (211 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (71 mi.)
106.5 -
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / perfect in car (129 mi.)
106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
107.1 WCKC MI Cadillac / The Drive / 2.75kw / 5dBµ, mono (171 mi.)
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 2dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
107.5 CBLM ON Marathon / CBC R. 1 Thunder Bay / 3.935kw / 10dBµ, mono + 107.7 (156 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 50dBµ, stereo (52 mi.)
107.9 -

Inconclusive signals: None

Station notes:

96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 800w instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw

The view at Miners Castle (though it was a rather clear view to start when I first photographed it, the shot with the radio in it afterwards had far more fog:

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Whitefish Point Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:44 pm

Here's a bandscan from Whitefish Point. While it would appear to an outsider to be a great spot for lake tropo, it really isn't, mainly for the reason that it lacks the elevation that is required for Lake Superior ducts. The result is that one merely hears many TrS-type signals that are falling out of the above duct and that also leaves many open frequencies that would otherwise be filled if it weren't under the duct.

Furthermore, the weather was absolutely brutal with high winds, cold temps (low 60s but windchills in the 40s on the tail end of a strong low pressure storm) and the air was absolutely saturated with moisture to the point the paper was wet and the pen would no longer write on it. My hands were too numb to write by the end, and I was shivering too much to tolerate it. Take the pretty photo (below) and create your own fantasy image of DXing at this location; things are not always as they appear.

Radio-wise though, aside from the TrS nature of the stations, the typical areas were in, including Timmins, which is usual on this stretch of coast. A nearby bandscan from Grand Marais in 2016 shows similar stations, though this board, as it usually does, has deleted that post, which wasn't part of any forum crashes or hacking instances. Just, poof, gone, goodbye. I need to redo that map to include my new (not yet arrived) website anyway.

For listening purposes, I wouldn't recommend this location or anything below 150 feet over lake level, though I'd certainly recommend a visit to this location to take a walk and explore!

WHITEFISH POINT, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
July 23, 2018 2050 - 2140 / 62-65°F & windy/saturated
Location: 46°46'20.4"N 84°57'30.4"W
605 feet (at beach level beside the water)
69 stations total / Average distance: 113 mi.

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To view the full-sized image, click on the above map.

88.1 CBON-18 ON Sault Ste. Marie / Ici Première / 3.59kw / 10dBµ, mono (34 mi.)
88.3 CBLJ ON Wawa / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 4.807kw / 2dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (83 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (176 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 3dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (127 mi.)
*89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 20dBµ, mono (34 mi.)
89.7 -
89.9 WHWG MI Trout Lake / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 10dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono in null (142 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (140 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (229 mi.)
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
90.7 CBON-27 ON Wawa / Ici Première / 890w / 5dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
90.7 WBHL MI Harrison / Strong Tower R. / 10kw / 3dBµ, mono (196 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (135 mi.)
91.1 -
91.3 WJOG MI Good Hart / Smile FM / 6kw / 2dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
*91.5 WJOH MI Raco / Smile FM / 5.5kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (35 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 10dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / briefly strong (216 mi.)
91.9 -
92.1 CJQQ ON Timmins / 92-1 Rock / 40kw / very good in car (207 mi.)
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (121 mi.)
92.5 -
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock / 51kw / 8dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (151 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (161 mi.)
93.3 -
93.5 -
93.7 -
*93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (23 mi.)
94.1 -
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 5dBµ, mono (228 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (78 mi.)
94.7 -
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (121 mi.)
95.1 WUPN MI Paradise / Eagle 95.1 / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (24 mi.)
95.3 -
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
95.9 -
96.1 CBCJ ON Timmins / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 11kw / 5dBµ, mono, weak (207 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
96.5 -
*96.7 WMJT MI McMillan / Eagle 96.7 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (34 mi.)
96.7 WRGZ MI Rogers City / Country / 42kw / 5dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
96.9 -
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (104 mi.)
97.3 -
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (153 mi.)
97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / 3dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
*97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 45dBµ, stereo (23 mi.)
98.1 -
*98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (40 mi.)
98.5 -
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 5dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
99.1 -
99.3 -
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie / Yes FM / 1.3kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
99.7 -
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (107 mi.)
100.1 -
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (121 mi.)
*100.5 CHAS ON Sault Ste. Marie / KiSS 100.5 / 13.9kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (31 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (161 mi.)
100.9 -
101.1 -
*101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (36 mi.)
101.5 -
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 1dBµ, mono (233 mi.)
101.9 -
102.1 -
*102.3 WTHN MI Sault Ste. Marie / The Promise FM / 22.5kw / 25dBµ, stereo (40 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 3dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
102.7 -
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / RDS / 7dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
103.1 -
103.3 W277AG MI Sault Ste. Marie / Gospel Opportunities / 26w / 5dBµ, mono (36 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (164 mi.)
103.7 -
103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / RDS / 4dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
104.1 -
104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. Marie / Country 104.3 / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (31 mi.)
104.5 -
104.7 -
104.9 -
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / 3dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
105.3 CJMX ON Sudbury / KiSS 105.3 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (188 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (228 mi.)
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford / Country 105 / 700w / 3dBµ, mono (40 mi.)
105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (110 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WWMK MI Onaway / Mac FM / 31kw / 5dBµ, mono (83 mi.)
106.5 CJTK-8 ON Sault Ste. Marie / KFM / 2kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (34 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
106.9 -
107.1 WCKC MI Cadillac / The Drive / 2.75kw / 3dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 2dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (143 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
107.9 -

Inconclusive signals: 97.3

Station notes:

95.3 WVVE MN Grand Marais is off the air with future sign-on in August //106.7
96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 800w instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw
106.7 KZJZ MN Babbitt is off the air with future sign-on in August //95.3

The view during the Whitefish Point bandscan (no radio photo here, partly because my hands were really numb, and partly because focusing on the radio drowned out the sunset colors):

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Brimley / Sault Ste. Marie Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:09 pm

Here are two scans from Brimley, ten miles outside Sault Ste. Marie.

The first scan was performed during a typical nighttime radiation inversion, which is largely Northern Michigan stations. Weather was still dense fog over the lake, a strong low-pressure system dumping inches (even a foot-plus of rain) in areas 200 miles to the south, and largely dreary. No more than a few sprinkles during this scan despite forecasts calling for moderate rain that never came. Not at ALL ideal for beach scans, though results were still overall pleasing considering the circumstances.

Secondly, a daytime scan after lake breeze circulation kicked in during the morning hours for comparison.

BRIMLEY, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (NIGHT)
August 20, 2018 2310 - 0010 / 70°F & dense lake fog
Location: 46°25'01.2"N 84°33'18.8"W
612 feet (12 feet above lake level)
96 stations total / Average distance: 112 mi.

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To view full-size, click the above bandscan map.

*88.1 CBON-18 ON Sault Ste. Marie / Ici Première / 3.59kw / 45dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
88.3 -
*88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (63 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (158 mi.)
88.9 WGZR MI Alpena / Baraga R. / 1.5kw / 20dBµ, mono only (118 mi.)
89.1 WLKB MI Bay City / K-Love / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (199 mi.)
*89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
*89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 55dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
89.7 WJOJ MI Rust Twp. / Smile FM / 31kw / 5dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
*89.9 WHWG MI Trout Lake / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 30dBµ, stereo (24 mi.)
*90.1 WHBP MI Harbor Springs / IPR News R. / 8.5kw / 20dBµ, stereo (63 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (211 mi.)
90.3 CBEC ON Elliot Lake / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 264w / 5dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
*90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (90 mi.)
90.7 -
90.9 WTCK MI Charlevoix / Baraga R. / 5.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (67 mi.)
91.1 -
91.3 WJOG MI Good Hart / Smile FM / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (67 mi.)
*91.5 WJOH MI Raco / Smile FM / 5.5kw / 50dBµ, stereo (5 mi.)
*91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 40dBµ, stereo (90 mi.)
91.9 IBOC (WCML)
92.1 -
92.3 -
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / 10dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
93.3 -
*93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 15dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B-93 / 320kw / 15dBµ, mono (266 mi.)
*93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 40dBµ, stereo (26 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / 15dBµ, mono (127 mi.)
94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
94.7 -
*94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM //103.3 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (101 mi.)
*95.1 WUPN MI Paradise / Eagle 95.1 / 25kw / 30dBµ, stereo (9 mi.)
*95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / The Bear //98.1 / 17kw / 20dBµ, mono (74 mi.)
95.5 -
*95.7 WCMB MI Oscoda / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / 5dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (202 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
96.5 WHOH WI Rhinelander / Sports R. 96.5 / 6.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (229 mi.)
*96.7 WRGZ MI Rogers City / Country //99.3 / 42kw / 45dBµ, stereo (82 mi.)
96.9 -
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (116 mi.)
97.3 -
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 21kw / 15dBµ, mono (127 mi.)
97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / 10dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
97.7 WCHY MI Cheboygan / Straits Country / 3.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (54 mi.)
*97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 40dBµ, mono only (26 mi.)
98.1 WEUL MI Kingsford / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 5dBµ, mono (174 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98 KCQ / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (209 mi.)
*98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 45dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 3dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 5dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
*99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Country //96.7 / 17kw / 25dBµ, stereo (118 mi.)
*99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie / Yes FM / 1.3kw / 25dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
*99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 40dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
100.1 -
100.3 WQON MI Grayling / Q100.3 / 60kw / 10dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
*100.5 CHAS ON Sault Ste. Marie / KiSS 100.5 / 13.9kw / 50dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
100.7 WWTH MI Oscoda / Thunder Rock / 20.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / 5dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
101.1 WGRY MI Roscommon / Y-101 / 3.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (128 mi.)
*101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 40dBµ, mono only (9 mi.)
*101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101-5 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
101.7 CBON-5 ON Elliot Lake / Ici Première / 2.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / The Bay / ↓100kw / 5dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (188 mi.)
102.1 W271AG MI Mackinaw City / Gospel Opportunities / 19w / weak (46 mi.)
*102.3 WTHN MI Sault Ste. Marie / The Promise FM / 22.5kw / 40dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 5dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / CHR / 86kw / 5dBµ, mono (206 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 3dBµ, mono (210 mi.)
*102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Island / Country 103 / 27.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
103.1 WGDN MI Gladwin / 103 Country / 11.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (170 mi.)
*103.3 W277AG MI Sault Ste. Marie / Gospel Opportunities / 26w / 20dBµ, stereo (12 mi.)
103.3 WQLB MI Tawas City / Hits FM //94.9 / 15kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (146 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
103.7 -
103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 20dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
104.1 -
*104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. Marie / Country 104.3 / 100kw / 65dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
104.5 = 104.3
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (134 mi.)
104.9 -
*105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 / 43kw / 30dBµ, stereo (87 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / faint (258 mi.)
105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Michigan //106.7 / 17kw / 5dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / News Talk Sports / 4.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (107 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
106.1 WTZM MI Tawas City / The Point / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
*106.3 WWMK MI Onaway / Mac FM / 31kw / 30dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
*106.5 CJTK-8 ON Sault Ste. Marie / KFM / 2kw / 30dBµ, stereo (14 mi.)
*106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan //105.5 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (96 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (232 mi.)
106.9 WUPM WI Baileys Harbor / The Lodge / 6kw / faint (157 mi.)
107.1 WCKC MI Cadillac / The Drive / 2.75kw / faint (160 mi.)
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (142 mi.)
107.3 WBBL MI Greenville / Sports / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (238 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
*107.7 WHSB MI Alpena / The Bay / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (102 mi.)
107.9 WLJD MI Charlevoix / Christian / 5kw / faint (82 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 103.7
RDS was not monitored

Station notes:

96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 800w instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw


BRIMLEY, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (DAYTIME)
August 21, 2018 0915 - 0955 / 68°F & light fog
Location: 46°25'02.0"N 84°33'19.9"W
607 feet (at beach level beside water)
89 stations total / Average distance: 103 mi.

And a bandscan during lake breeze circulation in an attempt to see what more I could get, though the weather was still dominated by a low pressure system, dense overcast, light lake fog, etc. Along with that, the location being in a narrow bay typically cuts down on the circulation and the associated lake tropo, so nothing notable is/was expected at the location with only minimal reception from Marathon, Wawa, Thunder Bay, and Manitouwadge expected from this.

Past scans in downtown Sault Ste. Marie mostly give the UP and Northern Michigan stations, the typical Wisconsin stations (WAPL, WIXX, WRVM, as well as The Lodge and other Door stations) and on/off reception from the Owen Sound stations, though not part of any official scans on my part.

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*88.1 CBON-18 ON Sault Ste. Marie / Ici Première / 3.59kw / 40dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
88.3 CBLJ ON Wawa / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 4.807kw / 2dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
*88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (63 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (158 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
89.3 WTLI Bear Creek Twp. / Smile FM / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
*89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 50dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
89.7 -
*89.9 WHWG MI Trout Lake / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 20dBµ, stereo (24 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian //107.9 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (125 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (157 mi.)
90.1 WHBP MI Harbor Springs / IPR News R. / 8.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (63 mi.)
90.3 -
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
90.7 CBON-27 ON Wawa / Ici Première / 890w / 5dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
90.9 WTCK MI Charlevoix / Baraga R. / 5.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (67 mi.)
91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (201 mi.)
91.3 -
*91.5 WJOH MI Raco / Smile FM / 5.5kw / 60dBµ, stereo (5 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 15dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
91.9 IBOC (WCML)
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock / 51kw / 10dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
93.3 -
93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 5dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
93.7 -
*93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 45dBµ, stereo (26 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / 10dBµ, mono (127 mi.)
94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 90kw / 10dBµ, mono, in/out (258 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
94.7 -
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM //103.3 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (101 mi.)
*95.1 WUPN MI Paradise / Eagle 95.1 / 25kw / 30dBµ, stereo (9 mi.)
95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / The Bear //98.1 / 17kw / 10dBµ, mono (74 mi.)
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / 10dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
95.7 WCMB MI Oscoda / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / 5dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / weak (202 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
96.5 -
*96.7 WRGZ MI Rogers City / Country //99.3 / 42kw / 25dBµ, stereo (82 mi.)
96.9 -
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (116 mi.)
97.3 -
97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / 5dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
97.7 WCHY MI Cheboygan / Straits Country / 3.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (54 mi.)
*97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 40dBµ, mono (26 mi.)
98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / 10dBµ, mono (130 mi.)
*98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 45dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 3dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
99.1 -
99.3 CJJM ON Espanola / Moose FM / 1.41kw / 3dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Country //96.7 / 17kw / 3dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
*99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie / Yes FM / 1.3kw / 20dBµ, mono (16 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / weak (271 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (77 mi.)
100.1 -
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
*100.5 CHAS ON Sault Ste. Marie / KiSS 100.5 / 13.9kw / 55dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
100.7 W264CF MI St. Ignace / Big Country Gold //1240 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (52 mi.)
100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / 5dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
101.1 -
*101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 40dBµ, mono only (9 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101-5 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (263 mi.)
101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / The Bay / ↓100kw / 10dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 3dBµ, mono in null (146 mi.)
102.1 W271AG MI Mackinaw City / Gospel Opportunities / 19w / 2dBµ, mono (46 mi.)
*102.3 WTHN MI Sault Ste. Marie / The Promise FM / 22.5kw / 35dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 5dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 2dBµ, mono (210 mi.)
*102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Island / Country 103 / 27.5kw / 3dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
103.3 W277AG MI Sault Ste. Marie / Gospel Opportunities / 26w / 15dBµ, mono (12 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
103.7 IBOC (WCMW)
*103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 20dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
104.1 IBOC (WCMW)
*104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. Marie / Country 104.3 / 100kw / 65dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
104.5 = 104.3
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (134 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / 15dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (258 mi.)
105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Michigan //106.7 / 17kw / 5dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford / Country 105 / 700w / 5dBµ, mono (16 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / News Talk Sports / 4.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (107 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WWMK MI Onaway / Mac FM / 31kw / 15dBµ, mono (54 mi.)
*106.5 CJTK-8 ON Sault Ste. Marie / KFM / 2kw / 35dBµ, stereo (14 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan //105.5 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (96 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / faint (232 mi.)
106.9 W295CU MI Tawas City / WIOS-AM 1480 / 250w / faint (154 mi.)
107.1 -
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 2dBµ, mono, faint (142 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 5dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
107.7 WHSB MI Alpena / The Bay / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
107.9 WLJD MI Charlevoix / Christian //89.9 / 5kw / 5dBµ, mono (82 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: None
RDS was not monitored

Station notes:

96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 800w instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw


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Chippewa Falls Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 pm

Here's a bandscan at Chippewa Falls with a few additional notes from up the road at Batchawana Bay. Chippewa Falls isn't far north of Sault Ste. Marie, but still gets in on the cross-lake conditions to Wausau due to the orientation of the coastline.

CHIPPEWA FALLS / BATCHAWANA BAY, ONTARIO BANDSCAN
July 24, 2018 1445-1530 & 1545-1600 / 20°C & clear
Chippewa Falls Rest Area: 46°55'41.8"N 84°25'30.7"W (650 ft.)
Batchawana Bay: 46°56'40.1"N 84°33'19.2"W (610 ft.)
(additional monitoring 6.2 miles WNW of Chippewa Falls)
93 stations total / Average distance: 134 mi.

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*88.1 CBON-18 ON Sault Ste. Marie / Ici Première / 3.59kw / 25dBµ, mono (24 mi.)
88.3 -
88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (193 mi.)
88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
89.1 -
89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / 5dBµ, mono (245 mi.)
89.3 WTLI Bear Creek Twp. / Smile FM / 50kw / good in car at bay (122 mi.)
*89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 25dBµ, mono (24 mi.)
89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / 7dBµ, mono (173 mi.)
89.9 WHWG MI Trout Lake / Gospel Opportunities / 1kw / 10dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (167 mi.)
90.3 -
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (124 mi.)
90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (199 mi.)
90.7 WMVM WI Goodman / V. of the Master //102.7 / 9.3kw / faint (206 mi.)
90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
90.9 WHRM WI Wausau / WPR News & Classical / 81kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (288 mi.)
91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (201 mi.)
91.3 WJOG MI Good Hart / Smile FM / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
*91.5 WJOH MI Raco / Smile FM / 5.5kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (37 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 5dBµ, mono (124 mi.)
91.9 -
92.1 -
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 100.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / 10dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (188 mi.)
93.3 WKQZ MI Midland / Z-93 / 39kw / weak in car at bay (213 mi.)
93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 5dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
93.7 WKAD MI Harrietta / The Ticket / 4.3kw / good in car at bay (191 mi.)
*93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (46 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / very good in car at bay (92 mi.)
94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (161 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono, weak (88 mi.)
94.7 -
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM //103.3 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (134 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (202 mi.)
95.1 WUPN MI Paradise / Eagle 95.1 / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (35 mi.)
95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / The Bear //98.1 / 17kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (109 mi.)
95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (164 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (145 mi.)
95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (236 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
96.5 -
*96.7 WMJT MI McMillan / Eagle 96.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (61 mi.)
96.9 -
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
97.3 -
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 21kw / per. in car at bay (135 mi.)
97.7 WCHY MI Cheboygan / Straits Country / 3.4kw / 3dBµ, mono, weak (88 mi.)
*97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (46 mi.)
98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / 3dBµ, mono (164 mi.)
*98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (32 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 52kw / 5dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. / 100kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 8dBµ, mono (204 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Country / 17kw / RDS / 3dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie / Yes FM / 1.3kw / 2dBµ, mono, weak (32 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (236 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / weak in car (221 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (108 mi.)
100.1 -
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
100.3 WQON MI Grayling / Q100.3 / 60kw / perfect in car at bay (163 mi.)
*100.5 CHAS ON Sault Ste. Marie / KiSS 100.5 / 13.9kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (23 mi.)
100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (189 mi.)
100.7 CFRM ON Little Current / Glow 100 / 27.5kw / good in car at bay (136 mi.)
100.9 -
101.1 WGRY MI Roscommon / Y-101 / 3.4kw / perfect in car at bay (163 mi.)
*101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono only (34 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101-5 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
101.7 -
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny FM / 13kw / 1dBµ, mono (153 mi.)
101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / The Bay / ↓100kw / good in car at bay (161 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / very good in car at bay (219 mi.)
102.3 WTHN MI Sault Ste. Marie / The Promise FM / 22.5kw / 20dBµ, mono (32 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 10dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / 3dBµ, mono (233 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
103.1 -
103.3 W277AG MI Sault Ste. Marie / Gospel Opportunities / 26w / 5dBµ, mono (31 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
103.7 -
103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 3dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
103.9 CHNO ON Sudbury / Rewind 103.9 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
104.1 -
*104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. Marie / Country 104.3 / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (23 mi.)
104.5 -
104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / Kix Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
104.9 -
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / 5dBµ, mono (122 mi.)
105.3 CJMX ON Sudbury / KiSS 105.3 / 100kw / weak in car at bay (164 mi.)
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford / Country 105 / 700w / 5dBµ, mono (32 mi.)
105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Michigan //106.7 / 17kw / 5dBµ, mono (170 mi.)
105.7 -
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
106.1 -
106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
106.3 WWMK MI Onaway / Mac FM / 31kw / 7dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
106.5 CJTK-8 ON Sault Ste. Marie / KFM / 2kw / 5dBµ, mono (28 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan //105.5 / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
106.9 -
107.1 -
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 7dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (161 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 10dBµ, mono (155 mi.)
107.7 WHSB MI Alpena / The Bay / 100kw / good in car at bay (133 mi.)
107.9 -

Inconclusive signals: 101.7, 105.7
seek was not monitored and is approximated

Station notes:

95.3 WVVE MN Grand Marais is off the air with future sign-on in August //106.7
96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 800w instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw
106.7 KZJZ MN Babbitt is off the air with future sign-on in August //95.3

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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by cckadlec » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:18 pm

For those who are fans of bandscans, three of my bandscan series are online in their entirety.

My entire Lake Superior FM bandscan series: 30 bandscans at 18 sites covering 2,700 miles of shoreline along the world's largest freshwater lake; 73 photos, site maps, descriptions, tips, and nearby sights and attractions for this lake with regular reception nearing 400 miles.

http://www.chriskadlec.com/radio/coastal/superior

In addition, my Lake Ontario and Lake Erie scans can be found at the same website. Lake Huron will appear in the spring sometime and Lake Michigan after that with scattered inland and Atlantic bandscans afterwards.

Basically, if you ever wondered how the Great Lakes affects reception of radio, ever wanted to spend the day at the beach listening but don't have the resources (it's really not always so great)... this is the place for you.


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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by k8jd » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Why doesn't anybody do an AM, bandscan ?
Last time I was at Paradise, near the falls, I did a listing of all the AM & FM stations I could hear with my TekSun pL880, but I could not ID many of the stations that seemed to play continuous music and national brand commerials.



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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by cckadlec » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:42 pm

k8jd wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Why doesn't anybody do an AM, bandscan ?
Last time I was at Paradise, near the falls, I did a listing of all the AM & FM stations I could hear with my TekSun pL880, but I could not ID many of the stations that seemed to play continuous music and national brand commerials.
All my AM content is from my East Asian projects. And that was some really good stuff too. It's hard to go from that to the AM scene here.

I have zero interest in AM here as it is almost entirely talk, talk, talk with a side of news and a handful of the older music stations like Zoomer and WSM that have stuck with their formats for years. There's nothing easy to ID (endless talk shows give no station IDs aside from the top of the hour) and little to no interesting or creative content on the band. Why bother with it?

Furthermore, daytime reception is very hard to hear in many cases. Here at home, it's the same groundwave stations every day and many of them are incredibly weak. You have to be really knowledgeable about the band in any given area to ID these stations. A typical FM bandscan takes 2-4 hours and I'm always running late because of unexpected issues. I'd be at each location for 6+ hours plus 500 miles on the road and there's not enough daylight for that. Plus, speaking of daylight, you're always running out of it and with FM, *shrug* it's not a H*** deal. Sure, with my lake scans, they require daytime observations due to the lake breeze fueling it, not the land breeze after sunset. But with AM, you run out of groundwave and then deal with skywave. And before that change, there's that window of critical hours power, those hours where the stronger skywave ones start appearing in the evening hours, etc. It's like messing with SW radio... you can't take a bandscan because stations come on and go off and switch frequencies, etc. Too many factors to consider on 4,000 mile radio trips.

I think those who also don't deal with AM nowadays may share the same reasoning. I used to be into AM, especially the skywave stuff in the mid to late 90s, but it's primarily political BS and talk now. I'll take a song I hate (as would be the FM situation) over this nonsense talk that almost all stations on the band run. :roll: (Though I do have my AM bandscan from here in Fremont back in 2014 that is likely more or less similar).


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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by k8jd » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:47 pm

I agree about content on AM but am more isterested in where the signals are coming from,
Back in the late 50's and early 60' s you could try to log all the clear channel signals at night fom all over the US and Canada ! I heard as far as KFI in Los Angeles and some of the superpower signals from Mexico.
Today the Canadian power stations are going dark in fovor of local FM and the clear channels now have night time regional signals cluttering them up.
I can sit on a regional channel and hear a handful of signals, now and then one rises out of the mud and I can ID it !
Not so easy today on AM.
CCKADLEC, keep up your interesting studies :D



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Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Post by cckadlec » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:52 pm

k8jd wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:47 pm
I agree about content on AM but am more isterested in where the signals are coming from,
Back in the late 50's and early 60' s you could try to log all the clear channel signals at night fom all over the US and Canada ! I heard as far as KFI in Los Angeles and some of the superpower signals from Mexico.
Today the Canadian power stations are going dark in fovor of local FM and the clear channels now have night time regional signals cluttering them up.
I can sit on a regional channel and hear a handful of signals, now and then one rises out of the mud and I can ID it !
Not so easy today on AM.
CCKADLEC, keep up your interesting studies :D
Yup, AM is going the way of FM with its many translators. DXing was a legendary hobby back in those days to the point you can still find numerous news articles on those feats. It was a respected and unique hobby, when antennas were built well and well-advertised. With the Internet these days, information is easy so we don't need to use DXing to listen to the ballgame or the news or whatever. It's no longer necessary. Which is a shame.


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