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AM Radio in Alaska

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fairbankshockeypuck
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AM Radio in Alaska

Post by fairbankshockeypuck » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Fairbanks Alaska has 19 radio stations. Hard to believe with an area of less than 100,000 people over 100 miles. I Heart is here and a local company that has six((actually 8 with some kind of arrangement that they have))...
K love and 5 more religious/college student radio/public broadcasting/and even a Spanish station.

We talk about soil and ground conductivity....AM 820 KCBF/ESPN and AM 970 KFBX/TALK/Rush Limbaugh have their SHORT towers just north of town...one on each side of the road but only about two -three football fields apart.

These xmitter sites sit on permafrost(ground permanently frozen underneath)) where the you have to be more than careful about building buildings...

Temps also vary from 90s high in the summers to -50 in the winter...

The FM's carry very very well....line of sight and towers on the hills about a 1000 foot higher I guess...

truck radio... carry the AM's about 50 miles maybe 75 for 820....had an audible but weak 820 signal down in Delta 100 miles to the southeast

DOES PERMAFROST help or hurt the AM's??????



fairbankshockeypuck
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:18 pm

Re: AM Radio in Alaska

Post by fairbankshockeypuck » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:31 pm

DXing is non existent in the 24 hours of daylight summers, but fun on the long winter nights...1530 out of Sacramento comes in a lot.



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