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WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670

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Re: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:21 pm

Marcus wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Where I live 880 WCBS is usually the clearest NYC broadcast at night with 770 WABC being second, and both 660 WFAN and 1560 WFME being tied for third. I have heard 1010 WINS and 1130 WBBR before, but they are always interfered with. The tower height vs. wavelength ratio might be hurting WFAN along with the fact that the middle and upper part of the AM band sometimes skips better at night than the lower half.
That is exactly my experience here in south west Ontario.

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Re: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670

Post by Ed Joseph » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm

We stay just a ways south of the Grand Rapids area in summer, and back to Flint for the rest of the year. The GR area has really odd AM reception than what Flint does. I think all the sand makes for poor ground conductivity. Stations seem like they just don't get out well there at all. A lot like the NW Michigan area. 50kW on AM acts like a 1kW station around Flint, but stations across Lake Michigan blast in on 1kW like they're a mile away. It's not uncommon to hear small AM's from Wisconsin and Illinois beat up a station ten miles away from their transmitter. If you're out on a boat, even on the inland lakes, you're likely to hear anything but what you THINK should be there.
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