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What's your typical FM Dial?

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What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:56 pm

What FM stations do you typically receive on your car or home radio where you live? I saw a now-deleted topic on here from 2010 using the Internet Archive and was curious about how much the dial has changed since then. These are during typical atmospheric conditions.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am

With a good rcvr and an anetnna on the roof, every other channel has some signal on it, here in Metro Detroit area !



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:36 pm

Here, in south west Ontario, about 100 miles from both Toronto and Detroit,there are a lot of signals on the air but there isn't a lot of variety available. Mostly contemporary garbage or cowboy music. For my presets I have 92.1 CKPC, Jewel FM from Brantford, 93.5 CBC Radio I, 94.9 CHRW University of Western Ontario, 100.5 CBC Music (mostly garage band) 101.3 CKOT Tilsonburg Contemporary Garbage.

I mostly listen on SXM



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm

I bought a Used F-150 to haul my camper and it had the Satellite radio, whenever they have free listning days , I had to check it out,
I find the audio quality is not even as good as monoural FM. There are a few non stereo High School stations that sound better to me.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm

Back when I got my first FM tuner, in 1961, I recall there were fewer than 10 signals I could hear on a flat day, from the Detroit area with a twinlead dipole tacket to the ceiling of my room on ground floor here. When there was a tropo opening I could easily hear stations from Ohio and Ontario from well over a hundred miles away , best was Dayton, OH a few times. ( Indoor antenna did not do DX well :D )



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:17 pm

I lived in a part of Ontario that, until 1983, had no local FM. I had a Yagi antenna to catch signals from more than a hundred miles away. I was usually able to get something, but never reliably. They would fade out, then I would have to tune around for something else.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:20 am

From Manistee, MI (assuming all stations are on the air at full licensed power, italicized stations are currently off, not all of these can be received 100% of the time but these are the most common on each frequency):
88.1 - WHID Green Bay, WI
88.3 - WSMZ Crystal Valley, MI or WTCY Greilickville, MI
88.5 - WPVM Sturgeon Bay, WI
88.7 - WIAA Interlochen, MI
88.9 - WVRN Wittenberg, WI or WCRR Manistique, MI
89.1 - WLKB Bay City, MI
89.3 - WPNE Green Bay, WI
89.5 - WCMU Mount Pleasant, MI
89.7 - WLMN Manistee, MI or WHND Sister Bay WI
89.9 - WLJN Traverse City, MI
90.1 - WORQ Green Bay, WI
90.3 - WBLV Twin Lake, MI
90.5 - WPFF Sturgeon Bay, WI
90.7 - WMVM Goodman, WI or WHAD Delafield, WI
90.9 - WUPJ Escanaba, MI
91.1 - WOLW Cadillac, MI
91.3 - WRMW Peshtigo, WI
91.5 - W218CY Manistee, MI
91.7 - WCML Alpena, MI or WXPR Rhinelander, WI
91.9 - WGCP Cadillac, MI or WHDI Sister Bay, WI
92.1 - WLTU Manitowoc, WI
92.3 - WBNZ Frankfort, MI
92.5 - WFDX Atlanta, MI (WMBZ West Bend, WI in the absence of WFDX)
92.7 - W224CA Ludington, MI or WAUN Kewaunee, WI
92.9 - WJZQ Cadillac, MI
93.1 - WIMK Iron Mountain, MI
93.3 - WLDB Milwaukee, WI
93.5 - WGEE New London, WI
93.7 - WKAD Harrietta, MI
93.9 - WDOR Sturgeon Bay, WI
94.1 - WWKR Hart, MI
94.3 - WCMV Leland, MI
94.5 - WKTI Milwaukee, WI or WCEN Hemlock, MI
94.7 - WZOR Mishicot, WI
94.9 - WKZC Scottville, MI (WUPZ Chocolay Township, MI with WKZC is at low power)
95.1 - WLST Marinette, WI
95.3 - WWSS Tuscorora Township, MI
95.5 - WGFE Glen Arbor, MI
95.7 - WRIT Milwaukee, WI or WHWL Marquette, MI
95.9 - WLJW Fife Lake, MI
96.1 - WHNN Bay City, MI or WMAX Holland, MI
96.3 - WKLA Ludington, MI or WSFQ Peshtigo, WI
96.5 - WKLH Milwaukee, WI
96.7 - WLXV Cadillac, MI or WBDK Algoma, WI
96.9 - WWDV Zion, IL or WWWX Oshkosh, WI
97.1 - WGLQ Escanaba, MI
97.3 - WDEE Reed City, MI or WRNW Milwaukee, WI
97.5 - WKLT Kalkaska, MI (especially when WMLQ is off)
97.7 - WMLQ Manistee, MI (WQDC Sturgeon Bay, WI when WMLQ is off)
97.9 - WIHC Newberry, MI or WSPT Stevens Point, WI (especially when WMLQ is off)
98.1 - WGFN Glen Arbor, MI
98.3 - WRUP Palmer, MI
98.5 - WQLH Green Bay, WI or WUPS Harrison, MI
98.7 - WLDN Ludington, MI
98.9 - WEMP Two Rivers, WI or WAWM Petoskey, MI
99.1 - WMYX Milwaukee, WI or WIKB Iron River, MI
99.3 - WQAN Beulah, MI (WOWN Shawano, WI in the absence of WQAN)
99.5 - WPKR Omro, WI
99.7 - WDKF Sturgeon Bay, WI
99.9 - WHAK Rogers City, MI or WSAU Rudolph, WI
100.1 - WOUF Bear Lake, MI
100.3 - WQON Grayling, MI
100.5 - WAVL Rothschild, WI
100.7 - WOBE Crystal Falls, MI or WKKV Racine, WI
100.9 - WWBR Big Rapids, MI or WQHN East Jordan, MI
101.1 - WIXX Green Bay, WI
101.3 - WBFX Grand Rapids, MI
101.5 - WMTE Manistee, MI
101.7 - WMRR Muskegon Heights, MI
101.9 - WLDR Traverse City, MI (WDEZ Wausau, WI or WKQS Negaunee, MI in the absence of WLDR)
102.1 - WRKU Forestville, WI
102.3 - WYBR Big Rapids, MI or WQTC Manitowoc, WI
102.5 - WCMM Gulliver, MI
102.7 - WMOM Pentwater, MI or WRVM Suring, WI
102.9 - WMKC Indian River, MI
103.1 - WOGB Reedsville, WI
103.3 - WFXD Marquette, MI or WGLX Wisconsin Rapids, WI
103.5 - WTCM Traverse City, MI
103.7 - WHYB Menominee, MI or WXSS Wauwatosa, WI
103.9 - WLCV-LP Ludington, MI or WVBO Winneconne, WI
104.1 - WRLU Algoma, WI
104.3 - WKZG Seymour, WI or WVCN Baraga, MI
104.5 - WXER Plymouth, WI or WAXX Eau Claire, WI (yes, WAXX is more common in Manistee than Bob FM!)
104.7 - WYKX Escanaba, MI
104.9 - WAIR Lake City, MI or WPCK Denmark, WI
105.1 - WSBW Ephraim, WI or WGFM Cheboygan, MI
105.3 - WRLO Antigo, WI
105.5 - WSRJ Honor, MI
105.7 - WAPL Appleton, WI
105.9 - WKHQ Charlevoix, MI
106.1 - WMIL Waukesha, WI
106.3 - WWMN Thompsonville, MI or WGMV Stephenson, MI
106.5 - WHBZ Sheboygan Falls, WI or WYTE Marshfield, WI
106.7 - WSRT Gaylord, MI (WKRU Allouez, WI in the absence of WSRT)
106.9 - WLGE Baileys Harbor, WI
107.1 - WCKC Cadillac, MI
107.3 - WUPF Powers, MI
107.5 - WCCW Traverse City, MI or WDUZ Brillion, WI
107.7 - W299CB Manistee, MI
107.9 - WCDY McBain, MI, WMUS Muskegon, MI, or WBCV Wausau, WI



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