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Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

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Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

Post by cckadlec » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:07 pm

The Archipelago Bandscan - September 2016
Chris Kadlec / beaglebass.com/dx

THE ARCHIPELAGO / BAYFIELD INLET, ONTARIO BANDSCAN
September 4, 2016 1850 - 2015 PM / 15-22°C
Location: 45°37'24.8"N 80°29'53.4"W, 3 mi. from open water
(Bayfield Lodge & Bayfield Boat Club, aiming mainly E-W)
590 feet (145 mi. NNW of Toronto, 145 mi. ENE of Alpena)
102 stations total / Average distance: 153 mi.

This is a repost of the original bandscan post of September 2016.

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* indicates station was received on seek

88.1 CFRH ON Penetanguishene / Vague FM / 40kw / good (80 mi.)
88.7 WBFO NY Buffalo / NPR News & More / 50kw / good (200 mi.)
89.7 CBF-20 PQ Saint-Donat / Ici Première / 10kw / good (307 mi.)
89.9 CJBC-2 ON Paris / Ici Première / 14.8kw / good (163 mi.)
90.1 CBBS ON Sudbury / CBC R2 Sudbury / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / perfect (181 mi.)
90.7 CBL-3 ON Orillia / CBC R1 Toronto / 4.8kw / very good (88 mi.)
90.9 CBBX ON Sudbury / Ici Musique / 50kw / RDS / perfect (65 mi.)
91.1 CJRT ON Toronto / Jazz.FM91 / 40kw / very good (147 mi.)
91.5 CKBT ON Kitchener / The Beat / 10kw / good (163 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / good (181 mi.)
91.7 CICS ON Sudbury / KICX Country 917 / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
91.9 CKLY ON Lindsay / Bob FM / 11.4kw / in (128 mi.)
92.1 CKPC ON Brantford / Jewel 92 / 80kw / good (163 mi.)
92.3 CJOS ON Owen Sound / The Dock / 9.4kw / perfect (80 mi.)
92.5 CKIS ON Toronto / KiSS 92.5 / 13kw / very good (147 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / behind (192 mi.)
*92.7 CJRQ ON Sudbury / 92.7 Rock / 100kw / perfect (66 mi.)
93.1 CHAY ON Barrie / Fresh Radio 93.1 / 100kw / RDS / good (96 mi.)
*93.5 CIGM ON Sudbury / The New Hot 93.5 / 100kw / RDS / very good (61 mi.)
93.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound / Country 93 / 22kw / perfect (80 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / very good (75 mi.)
94.1 CBL ON Toronto / CBC R2 Toronto / 38kw / in (147 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
94.1 CKZM ON St. Thomas / myFM / 4.37kw / in (198 mi.)
94.3 CBLU ON Huntsville / CBC R1 Toronto / 70kw / good (62 mi.)
94.5 WNED NY Buffalo / Classical 94.5 / 94kw / good (223 mi.)
94.7 CHKX ON Hamilton / KX 94.7 / 100kw / perfect (171 mi.)
94.9 CKGE ON Oshawa / 94-9 The Rock / 50kw / perfect (142 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM / 50kw / perfect (171 mi.)
95.1 CBON-17 ON North Bay / Ici Première / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
95.3 CING ON Hamilton / Fresh R. 95.3 / 100kw 4.9kw HD / RDS / perfect (171 mi.)
95.5 CJTK ON Sudbury / KFM //102.5 / 1.4kw / perfect + 95.3 IBOC (67 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
95.7 CFJB ON Barrie / Rock 95 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (96 mi.)
95.9 CFPL ON London / FM96 / 300kw / perfect (188 mi.)
96.1 CBCN ON North Bay / CBC R1 Sudbury / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
96.3 CFMZ ON Toronto / Classical 96.3 / 60kw / very good (147 mi.)
96.5 CJBC-3 ON Penetanguishene / Ici Musique / 15.3kw / perfect (64 mi.)
96.7 CHYM ON Kitchener / Today's Best Music / 80kw / perfect (153 mi.)
97.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound / CBC R2 Toronto / 17.5kw / RDS / perfect (64 mi.)
97.3 CHBM ON Toronto / Boom 97.3 / 28.9kw / good (147 mi.)
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R1 Sudbury / 21kw / in (75 mi.)
97.7 CHTZ ON Saint Catharines / HTZ-FM / 50kw / perfect (185 mi.)
97.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin / 98 The Beach / 8.95kw / RDS / perfect (104 mi.)
98.1 CBON ON Sudbury / Ici Première / 50kw / good (65 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
98.5 KTIS MN Minneapolis / Contemporary Christian / 100kw / good (613 mi.)
*98.7 CBCB ON Owen Sound / CBC R1 Toronto / 100kw / perfect (64 mi.)
98.9 CHCD ON Simcoe / Norfolk's myFM / 50kw / good (199 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
99.1 CBLA ON Toronto / CBC R1 Toronto / 98kw / perfect (147 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Today's Country / 17kw / good (157 mi.)
99.5 CFBG ON Bracebridge / Moose FM Muskoka / 12kw / perfect (73 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
99.9 CBCS ON Sudbury / CBC R1 Sudbury / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
100.1 CHFN ON Neyaashiinigmiing / Chippewas of Nawash / 72w / silence (54 mi.)
100.3 CJLF ON Barrie / Life 100.3 / 32.8kw / good (86 mi.)
100.5 CHUR ON North Bay / KiSS 100.5 / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
100.7 CFRM ON Little Current / Glow 100 / 27.5kw / RDS / perfect (74 mi.)
100.9 = 100.7
101.1 CIQB ON Barrie / Big 101.1 / 7.5kw / very good (96 mi.)
101.3 CKOT ON Tillsonburg / Easy 101 / 26kw / perfect (181 mi.)
101.5 CKWF ON Peterborough / The Wolf / 15.2kw / very good (140 mi.)
101.7 CKNX ON Wingham / The One / 100kw / RDS / perfect (111 mi.)
101.7 CBON-5 ON Elliot Lake / Ici Première / 2.64kw / very good (115 mi.)
101.9 CKFX ON North Bay / Rock 101.9 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (70 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / perfect (176 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.1 CFNY ON Brampton / The Edge / 35.4kw / good (147 mi.)
102.3 CHST ON London / Jack FM / 100kw / RDS / very good (188 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
102.5 CJTK-3 ON Elliot Lake / KFM //95.5 / 865w / good (115 mi.)
102.5 CBOX ON Ottawa / Ici Musique / 84kw / in (226 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
102.9 CFMO ON Collingwood / Classical 102.9 / 23kw / RDS / good (80 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Is. / Country 103 / 35.2kw / RDS / perfect (73 mi.)
*103.3 CKLP ON Parry Sound / Moose FM / 46.6kw / RDS / perfect (28 mi.)
103.5 CIDC ON Orangeville / Z103.5 / 30.7kw / perfect + 103.3 (121 mi.)
103.7 WRTS PA Erie / Star 104 / 50kw / good + 103.5 (246 mi.)
103.7 CJPT ON Brockville / Bob FM / 100kw / very good (237 mi.)
103.9 CHNO ON Sudbury / Rewind 103.9 / 100kw / very good (61 mi.)
104.1 CICZ ON Midland / The Dock / 20kw / perfect (86 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
104.3 CKWS ON Kingston / Fresh Radio 104.3 / 8kw / in (224 mi.)
104.7 WKJC MI Tawas City / Your Favorite Country Hits / 50kw / good (174 mi.)
104.7 CIHR ON Woodstock / Heart FM / 20kw / good (175 mi.)
105.3 CJMX ON Sudbury / KiSS 105.3 / 100kw / perfect (66 mi.)
105.5 CFBK ON Huntsville / Moose FM Muskoka / 43.4kw / perfect (77 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / The Talk of Alpena / 4.5kw / good (150 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
106.1 CIMJ ON Guelph / Magic 106.1 / 50kw / perfect (148 mi.)
106.3 WOEZ MI Onaway / Easy 106-3 / 31kw / good (186 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / perfect (80 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)
107.1 CILQ ON Toronto / Q107 / 40kw / good (147 mi.)
107.5 CKMB ON Barrie / Kool FM / 50kw / RDS / perfect (96 mi.)
107.7 CBEZ ON Britt / CBC R1 Sudbury / 49w / very good (10 mi.)
107.9 CJXY ON Burlington / Y108 / 26.1kw / good (157 mi.)

Stations Received by Distance / 200+ miles (23 stations):

98.5 KTIS MN Minneapolis / Contemporary Christian / 100kw / good (613 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
89.7 CBF-20 PQ Saint-Donat / Ici Première / 10kw / good (307 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
103.7 WRTS PA Erie / Star 104 / 50kw / good + 103.5 (246 mi.)
103.7 CJPT ON Brockville / Bob FM / 100kw / very good (237 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
102.5 CBOX ON Ottawa / Ici Musique / 84kw / in (226 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
104.3 CKWS ON Kingston / Fresh Radio 104.3 / 8kw / in (224 mi.)
94.5 WNED NY Buffalo / Classical 94.5 / 94kw / good (223 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
88.7 WBFO NY Buffalo / NPR News & More / 50kw / good (200 mi.)

Cross-Lake Stations (38 stations):

90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / perfect (181 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / good (181 mi.)
92.3 CJOS ON Owen Sound / The Dock / 9.4kw / perfect (80 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / behind (192 mi.)
93.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound / Country 93 / 22kw / perfect (80 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / very good (75 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM / 50kw / perfect (171 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
97.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound / CBC R2 Toronto / 17.5kw / RDS / perfect (64 mi.)
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R1 Sudbury / 21kw / in (75 mi.)
97.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin / 98 The Beach / 8.95kw / RDS / perfect (104 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
*98.7 CBCB ON Owen Sound / CBC R1 Toronto / 100kw / perfect (64 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Today's Country / 17kw / good (157 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
100.1 CHFN ON Neyaashiinigmiing / Chippewas of Nawash / 72w / silence (54 mi.)
100.7 CFRM ON Little Current / Glow 100 / 27.5kw / RDS / perfect (74 mi.)
101.7 CBON-5 ON Elliot Lake / Ici Première / 2.64kw / very good (115 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / perfect (176 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
102.5 CJTK-3 ON Elliot Lake / KFM //95.5 / 865w / good (115 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
102.9 CFMO ON Collingwood / Classical 102.9 / 23kw / RDS / good (80 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Is. / Country 103 / 35.2kw / RDS / perfect (73 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
104.7 WKJC MI Tawas City / Your Favorite Country Hits / 50kw / good (174 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / The Talk of Alpena / 4.5kw / good (150 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
106.3 WOEZ MI Onaway / Easy 106-3 / 31kw / good (186 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / perfect (80 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)

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[ 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. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:23 am

What kind of receiver and antenna were you using?

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Re: Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

Post by cckadlec » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:51 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:23 am
What kind of receiver and antenna were you using?
This particular one was just done with my car and its back window directional antenna.

I do two types of bandscans: basic and detailed. Basic is done with my car with a back window directional antenna. It can pull in stations my portable struggles with but won't get other stations that are in the null of a stronger one and it can be more difficult to aim the car in multiple directions, especially in beach lots. These scans use "in, good, very good, and perfect" for signal quality.

The detailed scans use the Grundig G8 with its built-in antenna. It performs similarly to the Samsung MP3 player I used prior to 2015 which I used for lake tropo and Yellow Sea tropo. This one gets all the signals on each frequency as I can do a 360° scan for all 110 frequencies and move around with it to find further hidden stations. I report it using the signal meter. These scans usually take 2-4 hours to complete for each location. Then to type the scan results takes another 5-8 hours and the map, as an extra, takes another 3-4 hours. That's 10-16 hours per scan, in total. I have an Oklahoma and South Carolina scan sitting in my pile of papers for this reason. Time consuming. I just started my Milwaukee scan, which is all familiar stations. But 3 hours in, I'm only half done typing it. Hard to say it's worth it with the 10 people who pay attention to it. But the map expands that audience just as the YouTube bandscans with translations expanded my audience for my 3-hour Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide audio and text bandscan project. Some people are more visual.

My east and north shore Lake Huron scans were sadly basic ones in the car. I had time constraintsa and it was a rough day. Not conducive to enjoyable DX sessions. Plus, it was an uncomfortable remote private resort area just before sunset where my car was acting funny. Not to mention it was a lot of TrS given the fact lake tropo season ended the week before. But the four scans on the west shore were all detailed full scans.
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Re: Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:51 pm

FM from 200 miles plus, doesn't sound like a rough day to me.

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Re: Lake Huron Bandscans Pt. 4: The Archipelago, Ont.

Post by cckadlec » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:48 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:51 pm
FM from 200 miles plus, doesn't sound like a rough day to me.
Well, KTIS was 613 miles, which is my local here in Minneapolis. I really prefer to have just enhancement when I'm doing a lake bandscan because larger tropo events really cause problems with the stations I'm actually looking for, which are those affected regularly by lake conditions. However, if any weather breaks up the lake breeze, things fall apart. A synoptic wind of 20mph or more will degrade the lake breeze to the point the stations from the opposite shore will drop out. But when you're driving a whole day to a bandscan location on a pre-planned trip, you take what you can get as you just can't control the weather. Once lake tropo season ends the last week of August, tropo scatter conditions start to set in, and that's a real pain to deal with. But yes, stations still come in. I would consider that there was stronger enhancement on that day, though I haven't a clue where KTIS wandered in from. Had I heard the format alone, I'd have just written it off as some other station, but I flipped to it and got a full TOH ID on it. I just kinda looked at the radio and said "... what?!" But it's hard to argue with a TOH ID when your car's antenna is aiming right at its tower. If I were closer to the water (had I gone to my Plan B spot to the south of there, had I known my Plan A was a mess of private resort homes and get-away-from-our-parking-lot people), I'm sure the results would have been better for what I was looking for.
[ 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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