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by cckadlec
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Caseville Bandscan

CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN July 14, 2019 1230-1425 & 1450-1510 / 73-78°F, clear Location: 43°56'51.7"N 83°16'40.4"W at lake level in Caseville County Park 149 stations total / Average distance: 97 mi. A full bandscan at the county park in Caseville, which just so happened to coincide with the tri...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Au Gres Bandscan

Au Gres, which lies between Tawas City and Standish, is the second of seven Saginaw Bay bandscan sites, the others being East Tawas (last year), Bay City, Caseville, Port Austin (twice), Pointe aux Barques (north of Port Hope), and Harbor Beach (twice). Au Gres isn't that notable in scenery - it's m...
by cckadlec
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

Were they all listenable? Or was it just short bursts of reception? Primarily, there are a handful that are strong locals that are in strong 24/7 and can be heard just on the car radio, a portable, or with almost anything. Those are generally 90.5 The Promise FM, 92.5 The Fox FM, 99.9 The Wave, the...
by cckadlec
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

I lived on the other side of Georgian Bay. On the Bruce Peninsula that Juts between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Where the yellow dot is. Back when there was no local FM I used to often get reception from Norther MI. Alpena etc. I'm sure you've already seen it, but you can always see my Tobermory s...
by cckadlec
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Lake Huron FM Bandscans

I'm curious about the term you used "Raw Audio." What is that? Raw audio is just a recording with no editing. Turn the recording device on and leave it on until the end. Didn't clip, cut, edit, anything. Not my usual fashion of recording things for sure, but I wanted something that was just as-is t...
by cckadlec
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Penetanguishene, Ont. Bandscans

Here is the bandscan from Awenda Provincial Park near Penetanguishene, Ont. (Barrie and Orillia area). While there were two scans - one in the evening and another the following morning and afternoon - I am posting the combined scan of the two. In addition, I'm including some recordings from this ra...
by cckadlec
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Huron FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Lake Huron FM Bandscans

I will post some of the bandscans from the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in this space. While the scans are finished, the content has not yet been added to my website, where they are accompanied by maps, site photos, advice, and other details, which should be online by the end of this year. ...
by cckadlec
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

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: 563

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: 21
Views: 1492

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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,...