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FLR translator mess

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FLR translator mess

Post by syntheticexctasy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:24 pm

So right now, Tuning into 103.1 you will hear a mix of WIOT 104.7, CKSY 94.3, and W232CA 94.3. 103.1 is apparently using analog 104.7 as it's input.

Incidentally, tuning into 104.7 will get you WIOT, CKSY 94.3, and W232CA 94.3......as 104.7 is using 94.3 analog as it's input.

what a fuckin' joke....



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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by k8jd » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:08 am

I went to check 103.1 and I heard WFUR in Grand rapids on 102.9 ! could not ID a couple of different signals on 103.1, Oh yep I am getting WKFR 103.3 in Battle Creek.
Sitting in my downstairs radio room, 30 Mi N.W of downtown Detroit !
Whip antenna on a Tecsun PL880 portable.
Wild tropo opening here tonight, lot of WX changes this week.
It's late and I am not going to stick around on 103.1 to try to ID those guys, some don't ever ID, just use slogans (especially Canadians).
Good night.



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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by cckadlec » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:01 am

syntheticexctasy wrote:So right now, Tuning into 103.1 you will hear a mix of WIOT 104.7, CKSY 94.3, and W232CA 94.3. 103.1 is apparently using analog 104.7 as it's input.

Incidentally, tuning into 104.7 will get you WIOT, CKSY 94.3, and W232CA 94.3......as 104.7 is using 94.3 analog as it's input.

what a fuckin' joke....
It's their own damn fault for settings things up like that, as many stations do. Tropo openings like this monster of an opening do them no favors. Pretty much all Columbus and Cleveland tonight in West Michigan. And strong too. Lots of locals just gone and plenty of stations just 10 miles away struggling to battle with Ohio.


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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by syntheticexctasy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:54 am

If this is what they plan on doing with these translators, they might as well give them to me!



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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:32 pm

There are antennas which can null out those signals under most circumstances. But you can't put up any old antenna or a nondirectional antenna to pick them up. A lot of the problem is that they don't have enough frequencies to accommodate both translators and full power Canadian facilities close by.


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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by syntheticexctasy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:44 pm

Anyone else notice the 104.7 translator now seems silent or at least super reduced power? The other day I drove from Belleville to Pontiac and had WIOT in listenable most of the trip, with no CCI to speak of



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Re: FLR translator mess

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:48 pm

Yessir. No copy at all near the Troy-Birmingham border the other day. The 107.1 MHz translator from Roseville was coming in loud & clear in that same spot.


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