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by cckadlec
Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 176

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: 176

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: 176

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: 176

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: 176

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: 22
Views: 2037

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: 41
Views: 5269

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...
by cckadlec
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 41
Views: 5269

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Nope. They definitely are on the 107.3 site still. Crystal clear signal in Ionia County. Listenable signal as far away as west Lansing. Yeah, I still have Sheboygan K-Love and The Drive in WLAV's null in the same spot I did when they moved to 107.3's site, which clearly would not exist anymore had ...
by cckadlec
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Clueless meteorologists in West Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Clueless meteorologists in West Michigan

It's usually smarter to wait til at least early afternoon to bash the forecast :).

Twas 70 and clear here in Fremont on Saturday and 75 and clear on Sunday. Though looking toward the southeast on Saturday as they sat all day in the low 40s... whew, that had to suck for them!
by cckadlec
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Early Spring Tropo Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Early Spring Tropo Reports

At 10am check, still really good conditions, though kinda lost the excitement of it by now. Mostly the same stations, but not much over 250 miles. 97.1 is especially empty - weak Cow 97 and The Fan Columbus. No GLQ or The Drive! Under these oddball conditions, I'd check for WDBS, but alas, no sign o...
by cckadlec
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Early Spring Tropo Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Early Spring Tropo Reports

By 1am local time in Fremont, conditions have changed and added strong enhancement to the mix, and more western tropo including Eau Claire, Wausau, Quad Cities, and Twin Cities, up to about 370 miles. Nothing new noted. A few highlights on the portable radio: 87.7 Cleveland 88.3 Menomonie (WPR Eau C...
by cckadlec
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Early Spring Tropo Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Early Spring Tropo Reports

Good day. Conditions have been favorable the past few days here in West Michigan. Despite the 11" of snow here in Fremont, signals were still falling from the heavens (or refracting off the basement of heaven anyway). Tuesday night has been much better though. With WMOM gone, WRVM has easily taken i...
by cckadlec
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 41
Views: 934

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

TV... Picked up a station from Nevada coming in over Channel 9 in Windsor, some time around 1980. Was booming in strong for a half hour, then quickly faded away. I haven't even attempted to DX TV since the DTV transition. That's... interesting. Nevada is impossible via tropo in Michigan due to the ...
by cckadlec
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

ZenithCKLW wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Translators are parasites.
I think you're actually right. Translators feed off a host station to get stronger :razz. They are parasites!
by cckadlec
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 3766

Re: The Ticket Reception

Q106's signal was being picket-fenced as far eastward as the Clarksville - Saranac exit off I-96. Before 106.1 GR signed on, I used to have no issue at all picking up Q106 as far west as the M-6/M-37 junction. Station would reach that point or even a couple miles beyond with a nearly crystal clear ...