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The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

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The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:17 pm

The Archipelago Bandscan - September 2016
Chris Kadlec / beaglebass.com/dx

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While it was a bandscan I was quite disappointed in initially, it is what it is. Here is a bandscan from The Archipelago, on the east coast of Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) about 145 miles north of Toronto. There is one local station here. A total of 23 stations were heard in excess of 200 miles with 8 of those being 300+ miles. Of 102 stations heard, the average distance was 153 miles. The furthest heard was KTIS Minneapolis at 613 miles. My initial location for this scan was at Killbear Provincial Park, which I should have stuck with. Instead, the location I chose turned out to be a private boat club and resort with assigned parking. Not only was I kicked out, but the only available parking I could find was aiming east-west (my preferred direction, but with a directional antenna, only half of the scan I needed, which actually made little difference here). I was plagued with car problems in a remote area on a long holiday weekend with every place closed, a late start for an 8-hour drive, a quickly setting sun, and radio conditions that were way too active. I got what I could out of it. The attached photo was taken out my car window while doing the scan.

THE ARCHIPELAGO / BAYFIELD INLET, ONTARIO BANDSCAN
September 4, 2016 1850 - 2015 PM / 15-22°C
Location: 45°37'24.8"N 80°29'53.4"W, 3 mi. from open water
(Bayfield Lodge & Bayfield Boat Club, aiming mainly E-W)
590 feet (145 mi. NNW of Toronto, 145 mi. ENE of Alpena)
102 stations total / Average distance: 153 mi.

* indicates station was received on seek

88.1 CFRH ON Penetanguishene / Vague FM / 40kw / good (80 mi.)
88.7 WBFO NY Buffalo / NPR News & More / 50kw / good (200 mi.)
89.7 CBF-20 PQ Saint-Donat / Ici Première / 10kw / good (307 mi.)
89.9 CJBC-2 ON Paris / Ici Première / 14.8kw / good (163 mi.)
90.1 CBBS ON Sudbury / CBC R2 Sudbury / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / perfect (181 mi.)
90.7 CBL-3 ON Orillia / CBC R1 Toronto / 4.8kw / very good (88 mi.)
90.9 CBBX ON Sudbury / Ici Musique / 50kw / RDS / perfect (65 mi.)
91.1 CJRT ON Toronto / Jazz.FM91 / 40kw / very good (147 mi.)
91.5 CKBT ON Kitchener / The Beat / 10kw / good (163 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / good (181 mi.)
91.7 CICS ON Sudbury / KICX Country 917 / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
91.9 CKLY ON Lindsay / Bob FM / 11.4kw / in (128 mi.)
92.1 CKPC ON Brantford / Jewel 92 / 80kw / good (163 mi.)
92.3 CJOS ON Owen Sound / The Dock / 9.4kw / perfect (80 mi.)
92.5 CKIS ON Toronto / KiSS 92.5 / 13kw / very good (147 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / behind (192 mi.)
*92.7 CJRQ ON Sudbury / 92.7 Rock / 100kw / perfect (66 mi.)
93.1 CHAY ON Barrie / Fresh Radio 93.1 / 100kw / RDS / good (96 mi.)
*93.5 CIGM ON Sudbury / The New Hot 93.5 / 100kw / RDS / very good (61 mi.)
93.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound / Country 93 / 22kw / perfect (80 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / very good (75 mi.)
94.1 CBL ON Toronto / CBC R2 Toronto / 38kw / in (147 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
94.1 CKZM ON St. Thomas / myFM / 4.37kw / in (198 mi.)
94.3 CBLU ON Huntsville / CBC R1 Toronto / 70kw / good (62 mi.)
94.5 WNED NY Buffalo / Classical 94.5 / 94kw / good (223 mi.)
94.7 CHKX ON Hamilton / KX 94.7 / 100kw / perfect (171 mi.)
94.9 CKGE ON Oshawa / 94-9 The Rock / 50kw / perfect (142 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM / 50kw / perfect (171 mi.)
95.1 CBON-17 ON North Bay / Ici Première / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
95.3 CING ON Hamilton / Fresh R. 95.3 / 100kw 4.9kw HD / RDS / perfect (171 mi.)
95.5 CJTK ON Sudbury / KFM //102.5 / 1.4kw / perfect + 95.3 IBOC (67 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
95.7 CFJB ON Barrie / Rock 95 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (96 mi.)
95.9 CFPL ON London / FM96 / 300kw / perfect (188 mi.)
96.1 CBCN ON North Bay / CBC R1 Sudbury / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
96.3 CFMZ ON Toronto / Classical 96.3 / 60kw / very good (147 mi.)
96.5 CJBC-3 ON Penetanguishene / Ici Musique / 15.3kw / perfect (64 mi.)
96.7 CHYM ON Kitchener / Today's Best Music / 80kw / perfect (153 mi.)
97.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound / CBC R2 Toronto / 17.5kw / RDS / perfect (64 mi.)
97.3 CHBM ON Toronto / Boom 97.3 / 28.9kw / good (147 mi.)
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R1 Sudbury / 21kw / in (75 mi.)
97.7 CHTZ ON Saint Catharines / HTZ-FM / 50kw / perfect (185 mi.)
97.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin / 98 The Beach / 8.95kw / RDS / perfect (104 mi.)
98.1 CBON ON Sudbury / Ici Première / 50kw / good (65 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
98.5 KTIS MN Minneapolis / Contemporary Christian / 100kw / good (613 mi.)
*98.7 CBCB ON Owen Sound / CBC R1 Toronto / 100kw / perfect (64 mi.)
98.9 CHCD ON Simcoe / Norfolk's myFM / 50kw / good (199 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
99.1 CBLA ON Toronto / CBC R1 Toronto / 98kw / perfect (147 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Today's Country / 17kw / good (157 mi.)
99.5 CFBG ON Bracebridge / Moose FM Muskoka / 12kw / perfect (73 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
99.9 CBCS ON Sudbury / CBC R1 Sudbury / 50kw / perfect (65 mi.)
100.1 CHFN ON Neyaashiinigmiing / Chippewas of Nawash / 72w / silence (54 mi.)
100.3 CJLF ON Barrie / Life 100.3 / 32.8kw / good (86 mi.)
100.5 CHUR ON North Bay / KiSS 100.5 / 100kw / perfect (70 mi.)
100.7 CFRM ON Little Current / Glow 100 / 27.5kw / RDS / perfect (74 mi.)
100.9 = 100.7
101.1 CIQB ON Barrie / Big 101.1 / 7.5kw / very good (96 mi.)
101.3 CKOT ON Tillsonburg / Easy 101 / 26kw / perfect (181 mi.)
101.5 CKWF ON Peterborough / The Wolf / 15.2kw / very good (140 mi.)
101.7 CKNX ON Wingham / The One / 100kw / RDS / perfect (111 mi.)
101.7 CBON-5 ON Elliot Lake / Ici Première / 2.64kw / very good (115 mi.)
101.9 CKFX ON North Bay / Rock 101.9 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (70 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / perfect (176 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.1 CFNY ON Brampton / The Edge / 35.4kw / good (147 mi.)
102.3 CHST ON London / Jack FM / 100kw / RDS / very good (188 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
102.5 CJTK-3 ON Elliot Lake / KFM //95.5 / 865w / good (115 mi.)
102.5 CBOX ON Ottawa / Ici Musique / 84kw / in (226 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
102.9 CFMO ON Collingwood / Classical 102.9 / 23kw / RDS / good (80 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Is. / Country 103 / 35.2kw / RDS / perfect (73 mi.)
*103.3 CKLP ON Parry Sound / Moose FM / 46.6kw / RDS / perfect (28 mi.)
103.5 CIDC ON Orangeville / Z103.5 / 30.7kw / perfect + 103.3 (121 mi.)
103.7 WRTS PA Erie / Star 104 / 50kw / good + 103.5 (246 mi.)
103.7 CJPT ON Brockville / Bob FM / 100kw / very good (237 mi.)
103.9 CHNO ON Sudbury / Rewind 103.9 / 100kw / very good (61 mi.)
104.1 CICZ ON Midland / The Dock / 20kw / perfect (86 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
104.3 CKWS ON Kingston / Fresh Radio 104.3 / 8kw / in (224 mi.)
104.7 WKJC MI Tawas City / Your Favorite Country Hits / 50kw / good (174 mi.)
104.7 CIHR ON Woodstock / Heart FM / 20kw / good (175 mi.)
105.3 CJMX ON Sudbury / KiSS 105.3 / 100kw / perfect (66 mi.)
105.5 CFBK ON Huntsville / Moose FM Muskoka / 43.4kw / perfect (77 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / The Talk of Alpena / 4.5kw / good (150 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
106.1 CIMJ ON Guelph / Magic 106.1 / 50kw / perfect (148 mi.)
106.3 WOEZ MI Onaway / Easy 106-3 / 31kw / good (186 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / perfect (80 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)
107.1 CILQ ON Toronto / Q107 / 40kw / good (147 mi.)
107.5 CKMB ON Barrie / Kool FM / 50kw / RDS / perfect (96 mi.)
107.7 CBEZ ON Britt / CBC R1 Sudbury / 49w / very good (10 mi.)
107.9 CJXY ON Burlington / Y108 / 26.1kw / good (157 mi.)

Stations Received by Distance / 200+ miles (23 stations):

98.5 KTIS MN Minneapolis / Contemporary Christian / 100kw / good (613 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
89.7 CBF-20 PQ Saint-Donat / Ici Première / 10kw / good (307 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
103.7 WRTS PA Erie / Star 104 / 50kw / good + 103.5 (246 mi.)
103.7 CJPT ON Brockville / Bob FM / 100kw / very good (237 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
102.5 CBOX ON Ottawa / Ici Musique / 84kw / in (226 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
104.3 CKWS ON Kingston / Fresh Radio 104.3 / 8kw / in (224 mi.)
94.5 WNED NY Buffalo / Classical 94.5 / 94kw / good (223 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
88.7 WBFO NY Buffalo / NPR News & More / 50kw / good (200 mi.)

Cross-Lake Stations (38 stations):

90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / perfect (181 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / good (181 mi.)
92.3 CJOS ON Owen Sound / The Dock / 9.4kw / perfect (80 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / behind (192 mi.)
93.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound / Country 93 / 22kw / perfect (80 mi.)
94.1 CKNR ON Elliot Lake / Moose FM / 90kw / very good (75 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / in (304 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM / 50kw / perfect (171 mi.)
95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / in + 95.3 IBOC (273 mi.)
96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / very good (213 mi.)
97.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound / CBC R2 Toronto / 17.5kw / RDS / perfect (64 mi.)
97.5 CBCE ON Little Current / CBC R1 Sudbury / 21kw / in (75 mi.)
97.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin / 98 The Beach / 8.95kw / RDS / perfect (104 mi.)
98.1 WKCQ MI Saginaw / 98-KCQ / 50kw / good (227 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / good (378 mi.)
*98.7 CBCB ON Owen Sound / CBC R1 Toronto / 100kw / perfect (64 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ ON Petoskey / KLT The Rock Station / 100kw / good (216 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Today's Country / 17kw / good (157 mi.)
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life Radio / 100kw / good (247 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM / 46kw / good (354 mi.)
100.1 CHFN ON Neyaashiinigmiing / Chippewas of Nawash / 72w / silence (54 mi.)
100.7 CFRM ON Little Current / Glow 100 / 27.5kw / RDS / perfect (74 mi.)
101.7 CBON-5 ON Elliot Lake / Ici Première / 2.64kw / very good (115 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / perfect (176 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / very good (392 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / The Hit Music Channel / 86kw / good (222 mi.)
102.5 CJTK-3 ON Elliot Lake / KFM //95.5 / 865w / good (115 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / The Voice of the Master / 98kw / very good (386 mi.)
102.9 CFMO ON Collingwood / Classical 102.9 / 23kw / RDS / good (80 mi.)
103.1 CHAW ON Manitoulin Is. / Country 103 / 35.2kw / RDS / perfect (73 mi.)
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit / Detroit's Greatest Hits / 190kw / in (254 mi.)
104.7 WKJC MI Tawas City / Your Favorite Country Hits / 50kw / good (174 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Wisconsin's Rock Station / 100kw / good (376 mi.)
105.7 WZTK MI Alpena / The Talk of Alpena / 4.5kw / good (150 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / very good (225 mi.)
106.3 WOEZ MI Onaway / Easy 106-3 / 31kw / good (186 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / perfect (80 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN R. N. Michigan / 100kw / very good (215 mi.)

The location of this bandscan:

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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by 48125er » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:56 pm

Im surprised you didnt get 103.7 from the Thumb. you think that would come in somewhat even with WRTS.



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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:55 pm

Pretty impressive list. Nice photo too.


Were you using just your car radio and antenna?



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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by ftballfan » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:08 pm

48125er wrote:Im surprised you didnt get 103.7 from the Thumb. you think that would come in somewhat even with WRTS.
Also a little surprised with no WTCM. That one really gets out!


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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:11 pm

48125er wrote:Im surprised you didnt get 103.7 from the Thumb. you think that would come in somewhat even with WRTS.
This isn't the best location for stations in that direction really. (Plus, my car antenna was aiming due west, perhaps a tad WNW, so a weaker signal wouldn't have come in as well, though it didn't stop anything from any other direction from coming in! I've never heard that 103.7 signal anywhere in Michigan while DXing actually!) Areas north of Toronto typically get Northern Michigan, and I mean pretty regularly, almost nightly. It's just something with elevation and water paths I reckon, but Detroit is also very common in the same areas, we're talking even the northern suburbs of Toronto (Aurora, Newmarket, etc.). I have an old bandscan from that area that was rather common (quite dead) nighttime conditions and it was raining pretty good at the time. The formatting may be a bit messy.

KETTLEBY-NEWMARKET, ONTARIO BANDSCAN / SATURDAY MAY 3, 2008 2300 PM - 0030 AM EDT 44°01'23 N 79°32'11 W
BY CHRIS KADLEC, SAUL CHERNOS, NIEL WOLFISH - Pioneer MOSFET 50Wx4 with extended dipole
ELEVATION: Main - 1030 feet (19th Sideroad between Dufferin and Keele, King Township)
Secondary - 958 feet (Glenview Hts Lane off Route 9 btw. Dufferin and Keele, King Township)
Terrain profile: Main - hill of 1116 ft. 1/10 mi. to the S, drops to 924 ft. 1/4 mi. to the W
Secondary - hill of 1003 ft. 1/10 mi. to the S, drops to 879 ft. 2/10 mi. to the N & 755 ft. 1.4 mi to W
CONDITIONS: 8°C, drizzle to moderate rain (dead conditions)

* additional information from Glenview Heights site (Secondary location)
# additional information from Snowball on-road (south of main and secondary site)

087.9 CIII ON Paris good Global TV, 100kw - 70 mi
088.1 CFRH ON Penetangui. French community radio, 4.5kw - 56 mi
088.1 CKLN ON Toronto Ryerson University, 230w - 27 mi
088.3
088.3 WCOU * NY Warsaw Family Life Network religious (site 2 only), 11kw - 106 mi
088.5 CKDX ON Newmarket perfect pop standards The Jewel, 30kw - 1 mi
088.7 WBFO NY Buffalo NPR SUNY Buffalo, 50kw - 80 mi
088.9 CIRV ON Toronto perfect multilingual, 4.2kw - 27 mi
089.1 CBLA-2 ON Paris v good CBC Radio One / 99.1 (site 1 only), 13.5kw - 70 mi
089.1 WBSU * NY Brockport perfect The Point SUNY Brockport (site 2 only), 7.3kw - 97 mi
089.3 CJLF-2 ON Peterboro. Christian contemp. Life 100.3, 500w - 63 mi
089.5 CIUT ON Toronto perfect electronic Univ. of Toronto, 15kw - 27 mi
089.7 CBCM ON Penetangui. perfect CBC Radio One, 2.8kw - 56 mi
089.9 CJKX-1 ON Sunderland perfect country KX-96, 5kw - 29 mi
089.9 CJBC-2 ON Paris perfect Espace musique Bande à Part / 90.3, 19kw - 70 mi
090.1 image from CFJB 95.7, 100kw - 24 mi
090.3 CJBC ON Toronto perfect Espace musique, 10kw - 27 mi
090.5
090.5 WBER * NY Rochester perfect dance Elektrobank (site 2 only), 2.5kw - 126 mi
090.7 CBL-3 ON Orillia perfect CBC Radio Two / 94.1, 4.8kw - 36 mi
090.9 CBBX ON Sudbury good Espace musique, 50kw - 185 mi
090.9 WRCJ MI Detroit in jazz, 42kw - 214 mi
091.1 CJRT ON Toronto perfect jazz, 40kw - 27 mi
091.3 WQLN PA Erie v good jazz NPR Q91.3, 35kw - 139 mi
091.5 CBCO ON Orillia perfect standards CBC Radio One, 11.2kw - 36 mi
091.7 CIXL ON Welland perfect Saturday Night House Party, 50kw - 72 mi
091.9 CKLY ON Lindsay v good BOB FM, 27.5kw - 45 mi
092.1 CKPC ON Brantford perfect FM 92.1, 50kw - 65 mi
092.3
092.5 CJAQ ON Toronto perfect Jack FM, 13kw - 27 mi
092.7 CJBX ON London v good country, 50kw - 108 mi
092.7 CJRQ ON Sudbury classic rock, 100kw - 186 mi
092.9 CHAY
093.1 CHAY ON Barrie perfect AC, 100kw - 24 mi
093.3 CHAY
093.5 CBCL ON London perfect CBC Radio One, 100kw - 117 mi
093.5 CFXJ ON Toronto good urban The Flow, 3.7kw - 27 mi
093.7 CKYC ON Owen Sound perfect country, 31.6kw - 80 mi
093.7 WBLK NY Depew perfect R&B, 47kw - 85 mi
093.9 CIDR ON Windsor v good The River, 100kw - 217 mi
094.1 CBL ON Toronto perfect CBC Radio Two, 38kw - 27 mi
094.3 CBLU ON Huntsville perfect CBC Radio One, 70kw - 97 mi
094.5 CIBU ON Wingham perfect rock The Bull, 100kw - 83 mi
094.5 WNED NY Buffalo perfect classical, 105kw - 103 mi
094.7 CIWV ON Hamilton perfect jazz, 42.5kw - 57 mi
094.9 CKGE ON Oshawa perfect rock, 50kw - 37 mi
095.1 CKCB ON Collingwood perfect The Peak, 10kw - 50 mi
095.3 CING ON Hamilton perfect country, 100kw - 58 mi
095.5 CJOJ ON Belleville perfect rock [classic], 100kw - 117 mi
095.5 WKQI MI Detroit good Channel 9-5-5, 100kw - 214 mi
095.7 CFJB ON Barrie perfect Rock 95, 100kw - 24 mi
095.9 CJKX ON Ajax perfect country (and/or Toronto booster), 50kw - 26 mi
095.9 CFPL ON London v good rock FM 96, 300kw - 114 mi
096.1 CBCN ON North Bay perfect CBC Radio One, 100kw - 158 mi
096.1 WJYE * NY Buffalo oldies/disco in (good at 2nd site), 47kw - 85 mi
096.3 CFMX-1 ON Toronto perfect classical, 60kw - 27 mi
096.5 CJBC-3 ON Penetangui. perfect Première Chaîne, 15.3kw - 56 mi
096.7 CHYM ON Kitchener perfect hot AC, 100kw - 70 mi
096.9 WGRF * NY Buffalo v good 97 Rock (good at 2nd site), 24kw - 81 mi
097.1 CBL-4 ON Owen Sound perfect CBC Radio Two, 17.5kw - 84 mi
097.3 CJEZ ON Toronto perfect AC, 28.9kw - 27 mi
097.5 CIQM ON London good AC, 50kw - 117 mi
097.5 WFRY NY Watertown country; uncertain but likely, 97kw - 184 mi
097.5 CBCE ON Little Cur. in CBC Radio One, 21kw - 179 mi
097.7 CHTZ ON St. Cathar. v good to perfect HTZ-FM, 50kw - 65 mi
097.7 CHMS ON Bancroft v good AC, 50kw - 106 mi
097.9 WPXY NY Rochester good CHR PXY, 50kw - 116 mi
097.9 WJLB MI Detroit good CHR FM98 JLB, 50kw - 212 mi
097.9 CFPS ON Port Elgin in talk [AC] (likely), 9kw - 101 mi
098.1 CHFI * ON Toronto perfect AC (v good at 2nd site), 44kw - 27 mi
098.3 CFWP ON Bala good The Hawk Wahta Mohawk Territory native, 1kw - 68 mi
098.5 WKSE NY Niagara F. perfect CHR Kiss 98.5, 46kw - 75 mi
098.5 CKWR ON Waterloo perfect community/multicultural, 2.4kw - 62 mi
098.7 CBCB * ON Owen Sound v good CBC R1 (with CBCP out-of-sync at 2nd site), 100kw - 84 mi
098.7 CBCP * ON Peterboro. v good CBC R1 (2nd site only, with CBCP out of sync), 19kw - 70 mi
098.9 CHCD ON Simcoe v good Sat. Night Oldies CD98.9, 50kw - 97 mi
098.9 WBZA NY Rochester perfect The Buzz, 37kw - 110 mi
099.1 CBLA ON Toronto perfect CBC Radio One, 98kw - 27 mi
099.3 CJBC-4 ON London v good Première Chaîne, 22.5kw - 117 mi
099.5 CFBG ON Bracebridge perfect classic rock [hot AC], 12kw - 71 mi
099.5 WDCX NY Buffalo perfect religious AC, 110kw - 103 mi
099.7 CKQB-1 * ON Pembroke good rock "The Bear" (2nd site only), 45.2kw - 166 mi
099.7 WUGN * MI Midland religious AC (good/per at 2nd site) Family Life R, 100kw - 253 mi
099.9 CKFM ON Toronto perfect Mix FM, 40kw - 27 mi
100.1
100.3 CJLF ON Barrie perfect Christian Contemp. Life 100.3, 40kw - 36 mi
100.5 CBBL ON London good CBC Radio 2, 22.5kw - 117 mi
100.7 CHIN ON Toronto v good CHIN-FM multilingual, 8.5kw - 27 mi
100.9 CKHA ON Haliburton perfect community radio, 3.4kw - 91 mi
100.9 CBLA-3 ON Wingham perfect CBC Radio One, 30kw - 83 mi
101.1 CIQB ON Barrie perfect hot AC, 7.5kw - 24 mi
101.3 CKOT ON Tillsonburg v good standards [AC], 50kw - 96 mi
101.3 CKUN ON Christian I. v good native folk, 900w - 63 mi
101.5 CKWF ON Peterboro. v good rock The Wolf, 15.2kw - 65 mi
101.5 CIOI ON Hamilton in college Mohawk College, 240w - 57 mi
101.7 CKNX ON Wingham perfect CHR [AC], 100kw - 83 mi
101.9 CKFX ON North Bay perfect cl. rock foxradio.com, 100kw - 158 mi
101.9 WDET # MI Detroit v good NPR (good in Snowball), 48kw - 212 mi
102.1 CFNY * ON Brampton perfect rock (v good at 2nd site) Edge 102.1, 35.4kw - 27 mi
102.3 CHST ON London v good (519) code BOB FM, 12.1kw - 114 mi
102.5 WTSS NY Buffalo perfect classic hits [hot AC] Star, 110kw - 105 mi
102.5 CBLA-4 ON Shelburne perfect CBC Radio One / 99.1, 6kw - 39 mi
102.7 CHOP ON Newmarket v good Pickering College, 10w - 5 mi
102.7 CFGM ON Caledon v good community radio, 50w - 17 mi
102.9 CKLH ON Hamilton perfect AC, 40.3kw - 50 mi
103.1 CFMZ ON Cobourg perfect classical, 86.7kw - 69 mi
103.3 CKLP ON Parry Sound good AC, 46.6kw - 98 mi
103.5 CIDC ON Orangeville perfect dance Z103.5, 30.7kw - 21 mi
103.7 CIDC
103.9 CKDK ON Woodstock v good classic rock The Hawk, 52kw - 89 mi
103.9 CBBP ON Peterboro. good CBC Radio Two / 94.1, 26kw - 70 mi
104.1 CICZ ON Midland perfect cl. rock "104.1 The Dock", 20kw - 36 mi
104.3 WOMC MI Detroit good oldies, 190kw - 210 mi
104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. good country Q104 (WKNB?), 100kw - 294 mi
104.5 CHUM ON Toronto perfect CHUM-FM, 40kw - 27 mi
104.7 CIHR ON Woodstock v good AC Heart FM, 6kw - 89 mi
104.9 CKNX-2 ON Centreville in AC / 101.7, 30w - 70 mi
104.9 WKDL # NY Brockport v good "K-Love" south of moraine (whip antenna), 6kw - 106 mi
105.1 CFLZ # ON Niagara F. hot AC with Peterborough (whip antenna), 15kw - 66 mi
105.1 CHOQ ON Toronto good Franco-Ont. Energy 105 dance/trance, 1kw - 19 mi
105.1 CKQM # ON Peterboro. country with Niagara Falls (whip antenna), 50kw - 62 mi
105.3 CFCA ON Kitchener perfect KOOL-FM, 100kw - 70 mi
105.5 CFBK ON Huntsville v good country Moose FM, 5kw - 94 mi
105.5 CHRY ON Toronto York University college radio, 250w - 17 mi
105.7 CHRE ON St. Cathar. perfect AC, 50kw - 65 mi
105.9 CICX ON Orillia perfect Kicx-FM country (ex-Jack), 50kw - 36 mi
106.1 CIMJ ON Guelph perfect Magic, 50kw - 51 mi
106.3 CJBC-5 ON Peterboro. Première Chaîne, 13kw - 70 mi
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound v good AC, 100kw - 84 mi
106.7 CIKZ ON Waterloo perfect country, 5kw - 66 mi
106.9 CBL-1 ON Huntsville perfect CBC Radio Two / 94.1, 70kw - 97 mi
107.1 CILQ ON Toronto perfect classic rock Q107, 40kw - 27 mi
107.3 CJDL # ON Tillsonburg good country in with others (whip antenna), 15kw - 96 mi
107.3 CKMB
107.5 CKMB ON Barrie perfect hot AC, 50kw - 24 mi
107.7 CKDO-1 ON Oshawa v good mono oldies/classic hits, 2kw - 26 mi
107.9 CJXY ON Burlington perfect rock Y108, 26.1kw - 47 mi


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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:18 pm

Turkeytop wrote:Pretty impressive list. Nice photo too.


Were you using just your car radio and antenna?
Thank you! I always like to post a photo that was taken at the DX site, usually while DXing, as was the case with this one.

This was not a good bandscan location. I was thoroughly annoyed with it. The boat club is private and they don't like visitors. Just down the road is a lodge, and all the parking is assigned by last name or else pay about $7 per day (when it's actually the busy season, which isn't now) or find a spot alongside the road by the water, which I did. However, it was only facing east-west. My car radio - the radio I used for this - uses a directional back window antenna that is pretty sensitive. Sensitive, as in a station from the opposite direction won't be heard at all unless you aim the car that way. I probably lost some stations from this issue, not being able to do a north-south scan, but it seemed pretty well-off anyway since I was getting stuff from every which direction super strong regardless. I lacked the time though. Next time, if anyone were to ask for advice on a spot, Killbear Provincial Park would be it. I should have gone there instead, as was my original idea. Google Street View didn't go to the end of the road at the boat club and lodge, so I was driving into a mystery. And it really bit me on the ass.


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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:27 pm

ftballfan wrote:
48125er wrote:Im surprised you didnt get 103.7 from the Thumb. you think that would come in somewhat even with WRTS.
Also a little surprised with no WTCM. That one really gets out!
They actually don't get out that well! It was a bit of a surprise for me too.

You can look at my Blind River (North Channel) bandscan to see the stations that really get out into Canada very well, but WTCM wasn't really one of them (though they sure as heck fooled me last night by running a Canadian ad for drivercheck.ca that had me listening with high hopes to the rather weak signal til a Cadillac ad followed it). They were heard, but nothing like 96.3, 98.9, 106.3, 96.7, 99.9, and 107.7. Those just boom across the water. You can see my Sudbury bandscan to see another example of that. But the station that is a serious powerhouse is 90.5 The Promise. It can be heard from Barrie straight up and around Lake Huron and back into Northern Michigan. Usually solid and often on seek, just about everywhere. No locals to stop the signal, it broadcasts from high ground, and high powered at 100kw.

WTCM gets out very well across Lake Michigan into the UP up to Lake Superior, throughout the lower peninsula naturally, and into Green Bay in the nulls of WAPL's annoying 103.5 signal.

I got a better idea of how all these stations get out having done scans on the north shore of Lake Michigan in two locations, the shore of Lake Superior, and two spots along Lake Huron on the Ontario side, plus Charlevoix and Petoskey (not posted), and two more scans in the middle of Lake Michigan, though in very dead conditions. But I've done Racine, Milwaukee, and others in the past too to see which stations are common where.

Then I was just in Ludington this afternoon where the band was a whole 22 stations in town (pretty much a record for dead of the dead) while there were a good 80 or so just five miles to the south. Only about 20 in Hesperia, but a crazy full dial of Chicago 7 miles away in Fremont. It was one of those odd days.


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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:31 pm

a private boat club and resort with assigned parking. Not only was I kicked out, but ....
It's not exactly like you were doing anything wrong in their parking lot. Must have thought you were a terrorist.

Once a year I go on a DXpedition at a conservation area near the town of Parkhill, up near Lake Huron. I string an antenna up in the trees. Every year, as soon as I get into the town, and before I get to the park, I go to the local police station and tell them what I will be doing. That way, if someone gets suspicious and calls the cops, they won't come around and interrupt me while I'm in the middle of a difficult logging.



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Re: The Archipelago (Lake Huron East Coast) Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:03 pm

I've had to do similar with the police. It can be very frustrating. People have asked me what I'm doing just out of curiosity, and I'm like... usually when people are holding a radio, they are using it to listen to the radio :). Of course, for four hours and turning in a full circle or at least swinging your hips around to do it is a little more notable. But I have a history with the police and radio while living in Asia. I try to be discreet just to avoid that stress.

And yes, the boat club is private property and they have a sign that clearly states their dislike for visitors, which seems to be the case everywhere along that stretch of Lake Huron. Private properties or boat club lots restrict access to just about the entire shore out there, which is full of islands and has limited access by road. Aside from some beautiful scenery, it's not the place to go for accessibility with radio.


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