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by cckadlec
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

On a side note, the Freedom Radio FM translator in Manistee has been running an open carrier for several weeks now. That would be bad enough, but it's also operating on the wrong frequency (it's licensed to run on 91.5, but the open carrier is on its original 91.7; it was bumped to 91.5 by WGCP mov...
by cckadlec
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: July Tropo

90.5 CBHA-FM (CBC Radio One) from Halifax, NS was coming in loudly & clearly in the Birmingham / Royal Oak area this morning!!! No You're quite possibly the only person in all Michigan to log an FM by Sporadic-E this year😣 We had plenty of skip over the weekend. All the Maine and Maritimes skip Sat...
by cckadlec
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: July Tropo

I am getting z92-5 from Kokomo, Indiana, also. I understand tropospheric ducting and e skip, but I would appreciate any and all help on this one! I'd have to say that you're experiencing just plain ol' tropo. Though I imagine that your Z-92.5 is The Castle here in Michigan as opposed to Kokomo if y...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: July Tropo

V103 is less common here than Suring, but I'm also quite a bit closer to Chicago and it'll come in very well with the usual Chicago stations. I can't hear Suring at all today. It's all V103 with RDS. I've gotten even the lower power Chicago area stations here quite often. But V103 usually can only m...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: July Tropo

Major lake tropo event today, since early morning. Basically synoptic tropo (normal land-based ones in as well, such as Q106), but conditions over the water dominate. In Fremont, all the usual regulars are in at insanely increased strength. V100.7 has completely wiped out local 100.5 and 100.9 with ...
by cckadlec
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Grand Sable Dunes Bandscans +Audio
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Grand Sable Dunes Bandscans +Audio

That's some pretty incredible DX, using only a portable radio with a whip antenna. Were propagation conditions unusual that day? Conditions that day were dead. But you can't compare conditions over the water with conditions over the land; they're two totally different modes of tropo. In this case, ...
by cckadlec
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Grand Sable Dunes Bandscans +Audio
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Grand Sable Dunes Bandscans +Audio

Grand Sable Dunes is one of my 20 Lake Superior bandscan sites (two have yet to be added to my website as they are new and these things take time; I JUST got home). It is perhaps the most unique of my 75 sites along the Great Lakes because the 300+ foot dunes block or greatly weaken everything from ...
by cckadlec
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Irons, MI FM bandscan 6/29/19
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Irons, MI FM bandscan 6/29/19

I always appreciate a good bandscan or ten :) WQLQ 99.9 MHz was booming into Park Township (near Holland State Park) last weekend. Much stronger signal than any of the eastern Kent County stations (WBFX, WTNR, WLAV), WMRR or WMUS. WQLQ is commonly heard up to Ludington on almost any given day, so Ho...
by cckadlec
Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: White Cloud Bandscan

I've got a HD-FM radio and 94.5 does not transmit an HD signal. The stations in Grand Rapids that do transmit an HD signal are: Main Frequecy - HD-2 88.5 WGVU - Real Oldies 1480 93.7 WBCT - Country 95.7 WLHT - Urban AM 1410/104.9 FM 96.1 WMAX - Talk AM 1230 101.3 The Brew - Rock 104.1 WVGR - Nothin...
by cckadlec
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: White Cloud Bandscan

I've got a HD-FM radio and 94.5 does not transmit an HD signal. The stations in Grand Rapids that do transmit an HD signal are: Main Frequecy - HD-2 88.5 WGVU - Real Oldies 1480 93.7 WBCT - Country 95.7 WLHT - Urban AM 1410/104.9 FM 96.1 WMAX - Talk AM 1230 101.3 The Brew - Rock 104.1 WVGR - Nothin...
by cckadlec
Sat May 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: White Cloud Bandscan

WKLQ and WTNR don't run IBOC as far as I know (unless they turned it back on recently) 94.5 has always run IBOC, though among the weaker signals. I've had 94.3 and 94.7 covered in light IBOC hash for enough years that I can't recall when they turned it on. It's enough to notice it (like 96.1's) but...
by cckadlec
Fri May 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: White Cloud Bandscan

No photos? I'm disappointed. Ha :razz . White Cloud isn't a real bandscan. Just an offshoot of my home scans. I've finished most of the Lake Huron maps and Lake Michigan coming up next, so soon enough, the scans with their maps and photos will be posted. It's more interesting than White Cloud for s...
by cckadlec
Fri May 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 379

White Cloud Bandscan

I decided to do a brief basic bandscan this afternoon in White Cloud, which is typical similar to my home location 14 miles away in Fremont (my Fremont content can be found here ). The biggest differences are slightly weaker stations toward Holland and stronger stations from Mid-Michigan, but very l...
by cckadlec
Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

92.3 has been heard here in Fremont much more often in the past two weeks or so breaking through Power, especially in the morning hours. Can't really say the same for 101.9, but it's further and it has a wall of IBOC in its way too.
by cckadlec
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 52
Views: 7457

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I think those along the lakeshore and up to 15-20 miles inland should be prepared for The Drive this spring and summer... Chicagoland signals are already slamming in on and off in the past week and once mid-May comes when it starts to be more of a daily thing, LAV will likely be an afterthought on 9...