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by cckadlec
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: LAV STA/application status

Unfortunately, search doesn't work well with acronyms or short words. Sorry about that. Ha, it's okay. I should have seen the topic to start with (as detailed as I usually am!) Nice to have some information to start with though. It's always a complication with those STAs, applications, CPs, etc. an...
by cckadlec
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: LAV STA/application status

Oh snap!! I had browsed the results through two pages of the Grand Rapids forum (obviously missed it despite it even being marked with the little flame) and then to be sure, I used the search function searching for both "LAV" and "WLAV" and that post appears under *neither* search terms. I had recal...
by cckadlec
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: LAV STA/application status

Any idea of just *when* this move to Allendale may have occurred? This is the problem with the crappy issue of this site losing tons of posts whenever something happens; all this information gets lost. I have numerous bandscans over the summer that include LAV. It would be nice to have an accurate t...
by cckadlec
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

LAV STA/application status

Hi all. I believe that the old post about LAV's transmitter location, STA, etc. was wiped out during the last site issue as it appears to be, well, wiped out. I'm doing some radio work (involving station distance, which requires the accurate location of the station over the summer) and attempting to...
by cckadlec
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 985

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: 14
Views: 985

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: 14
Views: 985

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: 14
Views: 985

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: 4002

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: 824

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: 824

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: 824

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: 772

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: 1277

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: 772

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...