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Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 2: Tawas Point

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Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 2: Tawas Point

Post by cckadlec » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:33 pm

TAWAS POINT, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (DETAILED)
August 6, 2017 1400-1700 / Civic Holiday Weekend
Conditions: 72°F, offshore storms
Location: 44°15'17.5"N 83°26'37.8"W
Equipment: Grundig G8 portable radio
587 feet (just above lake level at beach)
158 stations total / Average distance: 114 mi.

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88.1 WSFP MI Harrisville / Smile FM / 20kw / 0dBu, mono (31 mi.)
88.3 WEJC MI White Star / Smile FM / 55kw / 15dBu, mono (50 mi.)
88.5 WCTP MI Gagetown / Christian R. 88.5 / 6kw / 25dBu, stereo (38 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (112 mi.)
88.9 CIRV ON Toronto / Multicultural Super Mix / 4.18kw / 5dBu, mono (206 mi.)*
89.1 WLKB MI Bay City / K-Love / 50kw / 30dBu, stereo (55 mi.)
89.3 WSMB MI Harbor Beach / Smile FM / 12kw / 30dBu, mono (45 mi.)
89.5 WCMU MI Mt. Pleasant / CMU Public R. / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (81 mi.)
89.7 WJOJ MI Rust Twp. / Smile FM / 31kw / 30dBu, mono (31 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (115 mi.)
89.9 WHWG MI Trout Lake / Gospel Opportunities R. / 1kw / 7dBu, mono (152 mi.)
90.1 WUCX MI Bay City / CMU Public R. / 30kw / 20dBu, stereo (50 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (138 mi.)
90.3 CBEG ON Sarnia / CBC R. 1 Windsor / 1.8kw / 0dBu, mono (108 mi.)
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 20dBu, mono (70 mi.)
90.7 WNFR MI Sandusky / Hope FM / 42kw / 15dBu, mono (86 mi.)
90.7 CBL-2 ON Paris / CBC R. 2 Toronto / 8.23kw / 15dBu, mono (165 mi.)
90.9 WMSD MI Rose Twp. / Religious / 15kw / 15dBu, mono (31 mi.)
90.9 CIYN-2 ON Port Elgin / myFM / 3.1kw / 10dBu, mono (104 mi.)
91.1 WFUM MI Flint / Michigan Radio / 17.5kw / 10dBu, mono (94 mi.)
91.3 WGTE OH Toledo / FM91 / 13.5kw / 5dBu, mono (179 mi.)*
91.5 WICA MI Traverse City / IPR News Radio / 4kw / 15dBu, mono (115 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 30dBu, stereo (70 mi.)
91.9 WSMO MI Mt. Forest / Smile FM / 6kw / 20dBu, mono (34 mi.)
92.1 WIDL MI Cass City / I-92 / 25kw / 25dBu, stereo (48 mi.)
92.3 WMXD MI Detroit / Mix 92.3 / 45kw / 10dBu, mono (134 mi.)
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country 92.3 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (251 mi.)
92.3 CJOS ON Owen Sound / The Dock / 9.4kw / 5dBu, mono (125 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / 25dBu, stereo (69 mi.)
92.5 WBGV MI Marlette / Country 92.5 / 3kw / 10dBu, mono (71 mi.)
92.7 CJBX ON London / BX93 / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (149 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (90 mi.)
93.1 CHAY ON Barrie / Fresh Radio 93.1 / 100kw / 7dBu, mono (186 mi.)
93.1 WDRQ MI Detroit / Nash FM / 26.5kw / 5dBu, mono (124 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / heard in car (250 mi.)
93.3 WKQZ MI Midland / Z93 / 39kw / 25dBu, stereo (43 mi.)
93.5 CBCL ON London / CBC R. 1 London / 100kw / 12dBu, mono (138 mi.)
93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw / 15dBu, mono (154 mi.)
93.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound / Country 93 / 22kw / 10dBu, mono (125 mi.)
93.7 WRCL MI Frankenmuth / Club 93-7 / 3.5kw / 10dBu, mono (66 mi.)
93.9 WAVC MI Mio / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (56 mi.)
93.9 CIDR ON Windsor / The River / 100kw / 10dBu, mono in null (146 mi.)
94.1 CBL ON Toronto / CBC R. 2 Toronto / 38kw / 10dBu, mono (207 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / 10dBu, mono (143 mi.)
94.1 CKZM ON St. Thomas / myFM / 4.37kw / brief (153 mi.)
94.3 CKSY ON Chatham / Adult Contemp. / 50kw / 8dBu, mono (142 mi.)
94.5 WCEN MI Hemlock / The Moose / 100kw / 25dBu, stereo (68 mi.)
94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94.7 / 21.5kw / 7dBu, mono (215 mi.)
94.7 CHKX ON Hamilton / KX-94.7 / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (199 mi.)
94.7 WCSX MI Birmingham / Classic Rock / 13.5kw / 5dBu, mono (125 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM //103.3 / 50kw / 15dBu, mono (58 mi.)
95.1 WFBE MI Flint / Nash FM / 34kw / 10dBu, mono (89 mi.)
95.1 WIIL WI Union Grove / 95 WIIL Rock / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (253 mi.)
95.1 CKUE ON Chatham / Cool FM / 42kw / 5dBu, mono (142 mi.)
95.3 CING ON Hamilton / Fresh Radio 95.3 / 100kw / 15dBu, mono (197 mi.)
95.3 WCFX MI Clare / CHR / 6kw / 15dBu, mono (76 mi.)
95.5 WKQI MI Detroit / Channel 955 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (124 mi.)
95.7 WCMB MI Oscoda / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 40dBu, stereo (29 mi.)
95.9 CFPL ON London / FM96 / 300kw / 10dBu, mono (142 mi.)
95.9 CJWF ON Windsor / Country 95.9 & 92.7 / 11.8kw / 10dBu, mono (146 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / 45dBu, stereo (50 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (102 mi.)
96.3 CFMZ ON Toronto / The New Classical 96.3 / 60kw / 10dBu, mono (207 mi.)
96.5 CJBC-3 ON Penetanguishene / ICI Musique / 15.3kw / 5dBu, mono (174 mi.)
96.7 CHYM ON Kitchener / Hot AC / 80kw / 10dBu, mono (152 mi.)
96.7 WRGZ MI Rogers City / Country //99.3 / 42kw / 10dBu, mono (77 mi.)
96.9 WWCM MI Standish / CMU Public R. / 3kw / 30dBu, stereo (32 mi.)
97.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound / CBC R. 2 Toronto //100.5 / 17.5kw / 10dBu, mono (130 mi.)
97.1 WXYT MI Detroit / The Ticket / 15kw / 8dBu, mono (123 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (215 mi.)
97.3 WMJO MI Essexville / Joe FM / 3kw / 10dBu, mono (128 mi.)
97.5 CIQM ON London / Virgin Radio / 50kw / 15dBu, mono (138 mi.)
97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Station //98.9 / 32kw / 7dBu, mono (96 mi.)
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 21kw / 5dBu, mono (136 mi.)
97.7 WMRX MI Beaverton / Sunny 97.7 / 4.1kw / 15dBu, mono (60 mi.)
97.7 WTGV MI Sandusky / Adult Contemp. / 3kw / 5dBu, mono (67 mi.)
97.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin / 98 The Beach / 8.95kw / 5dBu, mono (95 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / 25dBu, stereo (63 mi.)
98.1 CKLO ON London / Free 98.1 FM / 40kw / in null (147 mi.)
98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 2dBu, mono (159 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / 98.5 UPS / 100kw / 25dBu, stereo (64 mi.)
98.7 CBCB ON Owen Sound / CBC R. 1 Toronto / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (130 mi.)
98.7 WDZH MI Detroit / AMP Radio / 50kw / 5dBu, mono (129 mi.)
98.9 WOWE MI Vassar / 98-9 Jamz / 3kw / 5dBu, mono (66 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station //97.5 / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (112 mi.)
99.1 CBLA ON Toronto / CBC R. 1 Toronto / 98kw / 5dBu, mono (207 mi.)
99.1 WFMK MI East Lansing / Adult Contemp. / 28kw / 5dBu, mono (121 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Country //96.7 / 17kw / 30dBu, stereo (42 mi.)
99.5 WDCX NY Buffalo / Religious / 110kw / 10dBu, mono (260 mi.)
99.5 WYCD MI Detroit / Country / 17.5kw / 5dBu, mono (125 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life R. / 100kw / 20dBu, stereo (75 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (82 mi.)
99.9 CKFM ON Toronto / Virgin Radio / 40kw / 5dBu, mono (207 mi.)
100.1 WNIR OH Kent / The Talk of Akron / 4.2kw / 0dBu, mono (242 mi.)
100.3 WQON MI Grayling / Q100.3 / 60kw / 10dBu, mono (65 mi.)
100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y-100 / 45kw / 7dBu, mono (236 mi.)
100.3 WNIC MI Dearborn / Adult Contemp. / 32kw / in null (130 mi.)
100.5 WSGW MI Carrollton / FM Talk & Sports 100.5 / 3kw / 10dBu, mono (55 mi.)
100.5 CBBL ON London / CBC R. 2 Toronto //97.1 / 15.34kw / 3dBu, mono (138 mi.)
100.7 WWTH MI Oscoda / Thunder Rock / 20.5kw / 40dBu, stereo (23 mi.)
100.9 WLUN MI Pinconning / ESPN 100.9 / 2.6kw / 15dBu, mono (43 mi.)
100.9 CBLA-3 ON Wingham / CBC R. 1 Toronto / 30kw / 7dBu, mono (113 mi.)
101.1 WGRY MI Roscommon / Y-101.1 Sports Talk / 3.4kw / 5dBu, mono (65 mi.)
101.1 WRIF MI Detroit / Rock / 27kw / 5dBu, mono (124 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (157 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101.5 / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (71 mi.)
101.7 CKNX ON Wingham / 101.7 The One / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (112 mi.)
101.7 WPRJ MI Coleman / RadioU / 4.6kw / 7dBu, mono (59 mi.)
101.9 WDET MI Detroit / Public Radio / 48kw / 10dBu, mono (133 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / 50dBu, stereo (30 mi.)
102.3 CHST ON London / Jack 102.3 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (142 mi.)
102.3 WGRT MI Port Huron / Hot AC / 3kw / in null (95 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / CHR / 86kw / 35dBu, stereo (58 mi.)
102.7 WPZR MI Mt. Clemens / Praise 102.7 / 36kw / 7dBu, mono (121 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / Voice of the Master / 98kw / 5dBu, mono (250 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (116 mi.)
102.9 WHQG WI Milwaukee / The Hog / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (242 mi.)
102.9 CKLH ON Hamilton / K-Lite / 40.3kw / 5dBu, mono (190 mi.)
102.9 CFMO ON Collingwood / Classical 102.9 / 23kw / 2dBu, mono (155 mi.)
103.1 WGDN MI Gladwin / 103 Country / 11.5kw / 20dBu, mono (59 mi.)
103.1 CFHK ON St. Thomas / Fresh Radio 103.1 / 60kw / in null (142 mi.)
103.3 WQLB MI Tawas City / Hits FM //94.9 / 15kw / 55dBu, stereo (14 mi.)
103.5 CIDC ON Orangeville / Z103.5 / 30.7kw / 15dBu, mono (176 mi.)
103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (112 mi.)
103.7 WCZE MI Harbor Beach / Positive Country / 43kw / 30dBu, mono (45 mi.)
103.9 CKDK ON Woodstock / Country 104 / 51kw / 7dBu, mono (156 mi.)
103.9 WRSR MI Owosso / The Fox / 2.85kw / 5dBu, mono (91 mi.)
104.1 WSAG MI Linwood / The Bay / 4.6kw / 15dBu, mono (44 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Classic Hits / 190kw / 15dBu, mono (124 mi.)
104.3 WCZY MI Mt. Pleasant / My 104.3 / 3kw / 6dBu, mono (82 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / in hard null (292 mi.)
104.5 WILZ MI Saginaw / Wheelz 104.5 / 2.9kw / 10dBu, mono (64 mi.)
104.7 WKJC MI Tawas City / Country / 50kw / 65dBu, stereo (14 mi.)
104.9 = 104.7
105.1 WMGC MI Detroit / The Bounce / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (125 mi.)
105.3 CFCA ON Kitchener / Virgin Radio / 100kw / 15dBu, mono (152 mi.)
105.3 CJMX ON Sudbury / KiSS 105.3 / 100kw / brief (195 mi.)
105.5 WBMI MI West Branch / Classic Hit Country / 6kw / 30dBu, stereo (41 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / The Talk of Alpena / 4.5kw / 10dBu, mono (56 mi.)
105.7 CJMI ON Strathroy / myFM / 1.75kw / in null (126 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / 5dBu, stereo (103 mi.)
105.9 WDMK MI Detroit / Kiss FM / 20kw / 5dBu, mono (124 mi.)
106.1 WHST MI Tawas City / The Promise FM / 25kw / 45dBu, mono (11 mi.)
106.3 WGER MI Saginaw / Mix 106.3 / 4.4kw / 15dBu, mono (59 mi.)
106.3 CHKS ON Sarnia / K106.3 / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (109 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / 10dBu, mono (125 mi.)
106.7 WDTW MI Detroit / The D / 61kw / 10dBu, mono (134 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (88 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / 5dBu, mono (150 mi.)
106.9 CIXX ON London / The X / 3kw / 5dBu, mono (141 mi.)
107.1 WTLZ MI Saginaw / Kiss 107.1 / 4.9kw / 10dBu, mono (67 mi.)
107.1 CJCS ON Stratford / The Juice (nostalgia stunting) / 4kw / 3dBu, mono (139 mi.)
107.3 WBBL MI Greenville / Sports / 50kw / 5dBu, mono (128 mi.)
107.5 WGPR MI Detroit / Hot 107.5 / 50kw / 7dBu, mono (132 mi.)
107.5 CJDV ON Cambridge / Dave Rocks / 6kw / 7dBu, mono (167 mi.)
107.7 WHSB MI Alpena / The Bay / 100kw / 20dBu, stereo (57 mi.)
107.9 WCRZ MI Flint / Cars 108 / 50kw / 15dBu, mono (88 mi.)
107.9 WCDY MI McBain / CHR / 3.1kw / 10dBu, mono (94 mi.)

* Seek was not monitored during this scan due to the instability of conditions.

Note: 88.9 WGZE Alpena, Baraga Radio (42 mi.) was off the air while moving towers at the time of this scan. 91.3 WGJU East Tawas, Baraga Radio (11 mi.) was also off the air.

Out-of-Range Tropo stations received during this bandscan:

92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country 92.3 / 100kw / 10dBu, mono (251 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / heard in car (250 mi.)
94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94.7 / 21.5kw / 7dBu, mono (215 mi.)
95.1 WIIL WI Union Grove / 95 WIIL Rock / 50kw / 10dBu, mono (253 mi.)
97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 / 100kw / 5dBu, mono (215 mi.)
100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y-100 / 45kw / 7dBu, mono (236 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / Voice of the Master / 98kw / 5dBu, mono (250 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / in hard null (292 mi.)
[ Radio and weather geeks, beware! Coastal tropo studies and the Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide documentary at http://www.beaglebass.com/dxTuner: Grundig G8 • Location: Fremont, Mich. / 101 mi. ene of Milwaukee ]

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Re: Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 2: Tawas Point

Post by bmw » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm

Very impressive scan. Most of those Canadian stations I've heard one time or another, and often CBLA interferes with the already marginal reception of ESPN Radio on 100.9.

WCDY on 107.9 is an interesting catch - I don't think I've ever once heard anything other than WCRZ on that frequency.

CIXX on 106.9 is also interesting - don't think I've ever heard anything other than WOOD radio on this frequency.

For all the Detroit stations you picked up, I'm surprised not to see 97.9 WJLB - that is usually one of the stronger Detroit stations when tropo fires up.

Lastly, 89x used to be a frequent dx pickup around here on 88.7 I can't remember the last time I've heard it around here.

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