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by cckadlec
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: N. Michigan 2012 Format Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: N. Michigan 2012 Format Questions

Thanks to both of you. Much appreciated. I saw the Classic Hits 107.5 vs. Oldies 107.5 but the timeline was a little vague. I remember Sunny Country now, too. I have RDS readouts from that summer, which helped with some other details. I'm sure I'll run across the actual written scan and see what det...
by cckadlec
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: N. Michigan 2012 Format Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 219

N. Michigan 2012 Format Questions

Some help needed on the following stations shown in bold to check if the station names or formats listed are correct for August 2012. As some of you probably know from my incessant posting of bandscans over the past few years (way, way more to come to my website this spring and summer with this ext...
by cckadlec
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Translators Galore! Intense Tropo.
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Translators Galore! Intense Tropo.

Opening practice run of the lake tropo season: With numerous 60+ mile mirages of skylines across the water over the past week, I decided to check out the inverted sunset at my home site in Muskegon. The sun certainly played some visual tricks and flips as it set (though my outdated camera did not e...
by cckadlec
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Translators Galore!

Opening practice run of the lake tropo season: With numerous 60+ mile mirages of skylines across the water over the past week, I decided to check out the inverted sunset at my home site in Muskegon. The sun certainly played some visual tricks and flips as it set (though my outdated camera did not e...
by cckadlec
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 102.7 wmom back on air
Replies: 23
Views: 1518

Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

I can verify that the station is not running at low power. Running at 100% of power. Monitored station just north of Montague, north of Manistee and Wellston. Started to pick up scratch signal even as far as Kent City. Pretty amazing for a 6kw station. Station is not going to launch format until ev...
by cckadlec
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 102.7 wmom back on air
Replies: 23
Views: 1518

Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Here's WMOM's TOH ID from a week ago (slight delay in posting this). They're running low power since they've come back on. I'm not sure how low (not greatly low), but from here in Fremont, they don't have a great signal at all and it's still easy to hear WRVM through their signal. There are plenty o...
by cckadlec
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 89
Views: 14348

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29

I was surprised how well the Delco held "Rewind 99.1" on my travels south, Tuesday. It was listenable down to the Howard City exit, about six miles further south than my Prius' reception. LAV presented very similar signal parameters to what I had noticed on Monday. It's not listenable here in Fremo...
by cckadlec
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again
Replies: 22
Views: 1984

Re: Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again

To what extent does the WNUC-LP signal mess with CHYR's reception in Windsor? If the interference is significant, perhaps River is taking the place of Mix 96.7 as the workplace station of choice. A look at some of the Detroit area translators that actually do get out - mostly 99-watters - shown by ...
by cckadlec
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Format change near Menominee - 96.3 WSFQ
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Format change near Menominee - 96.3 WSFQ

Somewhat of a surprising move. However, I did notice they remained All Christmas past 12/25 (branded as "Holiday Hits 96"); WSFQ is a fairly easy catch in Manistee over WKLA (which should be on 98.7 (with WLDN on 96.3), but that's a discussion for another day) You can actually look at my bandscans ...
by cckadlec
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

IL MO IA MN > MI

While people are here discussing tropo, an old opening from September I finally compiled and edited the audio clips from: Back in September, we had a massive tropo opening here in the Great Lakes that sent stations flying 500 or 600 miles out with a sprawling high pressure system moving east very s...
by cckadlec
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

I'm pleased to report your images are now displaying properly, Chris. I do apologize for the earlier display issues; it was a function of my SSL and security header settings. My new security suite is much more robust than my old one, and I'm learning some things via trial-and-error. Thanks! I notic...
by cckadlec
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 86
Views: 7258

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Just to throw in some extra information: 88.7 WIAA is silent. But, some research shows this is only temporary, unlike all the other silencings. From their website: WIAA-88.7 FM is off the air We are currently off the air on WIAA-88.7 while we investigate a transmission issue and do not expect the pr...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

12/28 Tropo Summary

DEC 28, 2019 TROPO SUMMARY + AUDIO -- A 24-hour period brought a strong high pressure system to the Great Lakes with an even stronger inversion. Here's a summary of the happenings with the final half of the opening to Ontario and WNY eerily similar - straight down to the Christmas music - to the la...
by cckadlec
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Very busy day (I don't remember what this is called...skip?) for outside signals. The term you are looking for is "tropo". "Skip" refers to E-skip. Interestingly enough, it is the peak of winter Es at the moment, though only New England has had an opening so far this week and the season isn't usual...
by cckadlec
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Reception of others' portable FM transmitters
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Reception of others' portable FM transmitters

This is absolutely constant these days. I run into this at least every week and I live in a rural area. My own transmitter in my car takes music from my iPod and transmits it to the selected frequency (I use 87.7) with RDS and my device is 5 years old. The newer ones can transmit a good 1/2 mile and...