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Bruce Crossing Bandscan

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Bruce Crossing Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:52 pm

Here's a bandscan from Bruce Crossing, which is between Ironwood and Marquette. Conditions were more or less dead at the time and the weather was... marginal, but not a lot of change in reception from one place to another in that area, mostly just the same stations at varying levels of strength. It's just a basic bandscan, as opposed to the other more detailed ones I take. Reception quality in the car is measured at in, good, very good, or perfect, though perfect may be a signal lacking static that would measure at just 2 or 3dBu strength on the portable radio, so the in-car measurements relate to signal quality, not signal strength as in my detailed scans. As usual, " * " indicates the station is received on seek.

Bruce Crossing Bandscan - April 2017
Chris Kadlec / beaglebass.com/dx

BRUCE CROSSING, MICHIGAN BASIC BANDSCAN
April 3, 2017 1600PM EDT / 46°F, sprinkles
Location: 46°32'05.5"N 89°10'43.2"W
(Basic bandscan taken in car on M-28:
130 mi. s of Thunder Bay, 140 mi. e of Duluth
85 mi. w of Marquette, 60 mi. n of Rhinelander)
Elevation: 1,250-1,400 feet
34 stations total / Average distance: 71 mi.

90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / perfect (64 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / Wisconsin Public R. / 35kw / perfect (66 mi.)
* 90.7 WTIP MN Grand Marais / N. Shore Community R. / 25kw / RDS / perfect (101 mi.)
* 91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / perfect (42 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public Radio / 100kw / very good (53 mi.)
92.7 W224AW MI Bergland / Gospel Opportunities //95.7 98.1 / 10w / in (21 mi.)
93.5 WKMJ MI Hancock / The Mix 93.5 / 13.5kw / very good (49 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / good (53 mi.)
94.3 CJSD ON Thunder Bay / Rock 94 / 93kw / very good (137 mi.)
* 94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / WRJ Oldies / 50kw / perfect (27 mi.)
95.3 WXXZ MN Grand Marais / KQDS //94.9 / 63kw / very good (106 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities //92.7 98.1 / 100kw / good (84 mi.)
96.7 WUPG MI Republic / Yooper Country / 50kw / perfect (58 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / good (110 mi.)
97.3 CBON-19 ON Nipigon / Ici Première / 2kw / good (173 mi.)
97.3 KDNW MN Duluth / Life 97.3 / 72kw / good (140 mi.)
97.7 WOLV MI Houghton / The Wolf / 6.5kw / very good (51 mi.)
* 98.1 W251AE MI Victoria / Gospel Opportunities //92.7 95.7 / 5w / perfect (12 mi.)
98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Real Classic Rock / 2.6kw / good (74 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 100kw / perfect (49 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / perfect (43 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / perfect (51 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / in (63 mi.)
*101.1 WUPY MI Ontonagon / Y-101 Superior Country / 100kw / perfect (15 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny.FM / 13kw / very good (74 mi.)
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear / 6kw / perfect (51 mi.)
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 100kw / perfect (134 mi.)
103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / perfect (74 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / perfect (39 mi.)
104.7 WHWA WI Washburn / Wisconsin Public R. / 17.5kw / good (87 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (137 mi.)
105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / perfect (49 mi.)
*106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Stereo 106.9 / 100kw / perfect (40 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / in (73 mi.)
Last edited by cckadlec on Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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Re: Bruce Crossing Bandscan

Post by ftballfan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:11 pm

WHWL has a translator on 98.1 in Victoria (whose stick is on a hill between Ontonagon and Ewen), so it was likely that being heard instead of WEUL.

Also no WGLI?



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Re: Bruce Crossing Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:38 pm

You, fine sir, have brought up an excellent question. WGLI is indeed in this bandscan noted as perfect. I seem to have simply missed it while typing it out. And kudos on the Victoria translator. You're correct on that as well. Like I said, it was a basic bandscan (a whole 5 minutes on this one), but I still pride my bandscans on being very accurate nonetheless, so I appreciate the corrections! :) I'll have to make those corrections in my list and then edit the original post.


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Re: Bruce Crossing Bandscan

Post by 906XJ » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:42 am

I thought 98.7 WGLI originated from Baraga?

EDIT: Further investigation shows that I was incorrect. That would explain why we have such a hard time receiving them reliably down by the Wisconsin border.




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