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by cckadlec
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

The most impressive is getting KBGY around WCCW and WDUZ 107.5 looked like this pretty much all evening: WCCW / 40dBµ, stereo / local WCCN / 20dBµ, mono in easy null KBGY / 20dBµ, mono still in rather easy null No sign of WDUZ, which is 100 miles away and much lower power than WCCN, though WDUZ at ...
by cckadlec
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

I was out of town, so I didn't get in on it :/ Don't worry. You wouldn't have gotten in on any of it. It was elevation dependent on the lake. Nothing was noted in Manistee, Elberta and Frankfort, etc. Just typical Wausau, Northwoods, Milwaukee, Madison, etc. Just like my scans at Copper Harbor . At...
by cckadlec
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

It's a mystery to me, how you're able to get an ID on all of those. Most FM stations nowadays, instead of using their call letters, identify with some silly name or brand. Country 92. Rock 107. The Duck. The Moose, etc Shouldn't be much of a mystery. I just do a quick search in the WTFDA database. ...
by cckadlec
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 370

600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

Stable 600-mile reception to the Dakotas and Minnesota all afternoon and evening from atop Sleeping Bear Dunes, coastal site #74 of 76, 505 feet above the water. Among stations received beyond the typical 300-mile distance on Saturday evening, some with recordings below: 91.3 KUWS WI Superior (321 m...
by cckadlec
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Sunny 92.5 / 97.5 Nash Icon
Replies: 23
Views: 2607

Re: Sunny 92.5 / 97.5 Nash Icon

I don't think WLAW has completed their move to their new 6kw site yet, though I wonder when it may happen. I know that others figured it would be sooner than later, though these things tend to take plenty of time. At my Montague site (Meinert Park), ZOK was still heard quite easily as normal in thei...
by cckadlec
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Welcome to Marnesville Radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Welcome to Marnesville Radio?

Sounds like a spy number station, but it's a letter station. Don't know where it would be coming from. One side would say The Russians, the other the Chinese. During W W I and W W II, German and Japanese spies used Shortwave. I'd say call a federal agency, but I don't know which one or who. Call a ...
by cckadlec
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Welcome to Marnesville Radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Welcome to Marnesville Radio?

audiophile wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:55 pm
What if it was Barnesville?
That would still not help me in identifying it though...
by cckadlec
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Welcome to Marnesville Radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Welcome to Marnesville Radio?

A 29-second repeating loop, which can be heard here : "Welcome to Marnesville Radio. Breaking news is... (?) , F - I - S - O - W - T - M - E - U - E - S - E - E - R - H - T. That concludes our broadcast. Thank you." Is such a message familiar to anyone? This was heard in the null of the semi-locals ...
by cckadlec
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

Great. I wish I would have known about that. What radio were you using? At what time of the day did it begin and end? Personally, I used my Grundig G8 portable just in my bedroom. The opening was about 2pm-6pm, give or take. Most of the opening, the MUF was well into and beyond the weather radio ba...
by cckadlec
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any good skips caught today?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Any good skips caught today?

I posted about this in the other category:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=47896
by cckadlec
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)
Replies: 4
Views: 385

E-Skip Audio Bandscan (7/20)

With yesterday's (7/20) big Es opening throughout the Midwest and beyond reaching MUFs of 170 and lasting for more than three hours, I decided I would document the conditions by recording a spin through the FM band from 87.75 up to 107.9. Listen to the 21-minute Es scan here Because of the fact I've...
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: 4150

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: 15
Views: 1164

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: 15
Views: 1164

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: 15
Views: 1164

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...