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by cckadlec
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Sleeping Bear Dunes Bandscans

One of the most scenic and best spots to listen along the Lake Michigan shore (other hot spots include Hart Rest Area), here are two scans 4 miles (and three weeks) apart on Sleeping Bear Dunes. Audio files are included for some of the more distant stations up to 600 miles in the first scan. Despite...
by cckadlec
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mini DXpedition 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Mini DXpedition 2019

I'll speak from my own experience from my 100+ FM bandscan outings with the portable. Sometimes crappy weather can still work out for you. Of course, in my case, I often did bandscans on planned trips where the weather is gonna cooperate or I'm totally f*cked. And sometimes it just doesn't. I've bee...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Escanaba Bandscans

Here are two scans from Escanaba and Gladstone. The Escanaba one is a full scan on the portable listening at 360 degrees including all the nulls, while the Gladstone one is from 2016 just on the car radio (things weren't working out in my favor on that day, time-wise or weather-wise, so I had to cut...
by cckadlec
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior FM Bandscans
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Miners Castle Bandscans

A look at typical conditions at Miners Castle, just east of Munising, both the summer of 2018 (dense coastal fog over the water) and the summer of 2019 (mostly clear skies). Stations sometimes change here from northern and western Wisconsin to northern Michigan, back and forth depending on condition...
by cckadlec
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior FM Bandscans
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Marquette Bandscan

MARQUETTE (PRESQUE ISLE), MICHIGAN BANDSCAN July 3, 2019 1930-2120 / 79-68°F, incoming clouds Location: 46°35'34.7"N 87°22'49.8"W 625 feet (25 ft. above lake overlooking Black Rocks) 112 stations total / Average distance: 108 mi. * station received on seek 88.1 WBLW MI Gaylord / The Living Word / 5k...
by cckadlec
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior FM Bandscans
Replies: 4
Views: 182

L'Anse Bandscan

DOWNTOWN L'ANSE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN July 3, 2019 1500-1610 / 92°F; windy & 79°F beside water Location: 46°45'34.6"N 88°27'15.2"W (downtown) 605 feet (at lake level near Waterfront Park) 82 stations total / Average distance: 114 mi. * station received on seek 88.1 WHJL WI Merrill / V. of the Master /...
by cckadlec
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior FM Bandscans
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Lake of the Clouds Bandscans

One of two new sites along Lake Superior this summer was Lake of the Clouds. The original plan was to do work at a site toward Bayfield, Wisc. but falling behind in my journey around the lake last summer and having to drive back up the north shore of Minnesota for sightseeing and a second scan at Pa...
by cckadlec
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior FM Bandscans
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Lake Superior FM Bandscans

I will post a handful of Lake Superior bandscans from this summer in this thread. Only Michigan scans were conducted this summer either as repeats at certain locations or as new locations (only two and one was unplanned). For existing scans from the 18 sites making up the remainder of Lake Superior,...
by cckadlec
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

Don't you have an AM radio ??? :cry: I don't do American AM DXing. Every few years I make a local bandscan of AM stations here from home just to check in with things, but find AM here extremely boring with no worthwhile content to listen to or DX compared to elsewhere in the world. However, all my ...
by cckadlec
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

South Haven Bandscan

This site is atop a high dune in South Haven, meaning that there is a 360-degree line-of-sight so inland stations can also be received, which is different from many other coastal sites. A second visit here was made in mid-October due to confusion over 91.7 and 91.9, which was solved on that date. Ot...
by cckadlec
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPRR's 102.5 translator
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: WPRR's 102.5 translator

90.1 has been operating as normally as I have tuned it in, but I can recall that when they first came on the air last summer and were just airing dead air, a kind message to them just curious about the station went totally ignored (pretty common for radio). Thanks for giving a flying f*ck about your...
by cckadlec
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Baileys Harbor Bandscan

CANA ISLAND / BAILEYS HARBOR, WISCONSIN BANDSCAN August 20, 2018 0800-1015 / 68-75°F, overcast additional monitoring 8/19 2010-2030 at Ridges Park Location: 45°05'25.7"N 87°03'07.0"W (Cana Island) Location: 45°04'12.1"N 87°07'06.3"W (Ridges Park) 582 feet (both sites / at beach level) 202 stations ...
by cckadlec
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. A number of years back, I logged and QSLd that station on the Ontario side of Lake Huron KLT is extremely common on that side of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay as well as the north shore of Lake Superior. It usually comes in with RDS in Sudbury, rather common ...
by cckadlec
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

1. WCMM is now 60kW, but with no other changes (still same TL and HAAT) Thanks. I always appreciate corrections. As you could imagine, dealing with this much info in each scan x100 scans (literally 100) means I copy and paste a lot from my existing logs in the region and changes don't always get up...
by cckadlec
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Manistique Bandscans

MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN July 1, 2019 1255-1445 & 1500-1555 Conditions: 71°F (77° inland), cloudy, intermittent rain Location: 45°56'47.1"N 86°14'13.1"W Carl D. Bradley Lakeview Memorial Park at lake level 145 stations total / Average distance: 113 mi. * station received on seek 88.1 WBLW MI G...