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Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

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Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

Post by k8jd » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm

Don't you have an AM radio ??? :cry:



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Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:21 pm

k8jd wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Don't you have an AM radio ??? :cry:
I don't do American AM DXing. Every few years I make a local bandscan of AM stations here from home just to check in with things, but find AM here extremely boring with no worthwhile content to listen to or DX compared to elsewhere in the world.

However, all my Asian AM content can be found here.

And I regularly help TP and European DXers ID their Chinese, Korean, and Japanese unknowns in most of the MW groups rather regularly.


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Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

Post by k8jd » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:58 pm

Sure , but I only listen for callsigns or other identifying info in local commercials or PSAs, and watch the S-meter :D



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Escanaba Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:42 pm

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 back), meaning many stations were missed and only the stronger ones were logged. All in all though, the scans are virtually identical with the exception of more stations heard - quite predictably so - in the detailed scan.

ESCANABA, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
July 2, 2019 1130-1345 / 70°F, p. sunny and clearing
Location: 45°44'20.8"N 87°02'43.6"W (Ludington Park)
just above lake level at Municipal Beach
154 stations total / Average distance: 103 mi.

* station received on seek

88.1 WHID WI Green Bay / WPR Ideas / 17kw / 15dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
88.1 WBLW MI Gaylord / Living Word FM / 5kw / 7dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 3dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
*88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
*88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 15kw / 10dBµ, mono (60 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, st. (120 mi.)
*88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love //89.3 / 24.5kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (31 mi.)
89.1 WLKB MI Bay City / K-Love / 50kw / fade up + down (213 mi.)
89.3 WTLI MI Bear Creek Twp. / Smile FM / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / 10dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love //88.9 / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 / 46kw / 10dBµ, mono (145 mi.)
*89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. (35 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian //107.9 / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. (95 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 //96.5 / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
90.1 WHBP MI Harbor Springs / IPR News R. / 8.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (97 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (159 mi.)
90.3 WHBM WI Park Falls / WPR Ideas / 35kw / 5dBµ, mono (156 mi.)
*90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (60 mi.)
*90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
90.7 WMVM WI Goodman / V. of the Master //102.7 / 9.3kw / 15dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
*90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 35dBµ, mono only (24 mi.)
91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
91.1 WGGL MI Houghton / Minnesota Public R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
91.3 WRMW WI Peshtigo / Radio Maria / 5.4kw / 15dBµ, mono (60 mi.)
91.5 WICA MI Traverse City / IPR News Radio / 4kw / 15dBµ, mono (95 mi.)
91.5 WVCM MI Iron Mountain / VCY America / 500w / 5dBµ, mono (48 mi.)
*91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public R. / 92kw / 20dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
91.7 WQQA WI Forestville / R. 74 Internationale / 12kw / 10dBµ, m. in null (84 mi.)
*91.9 WHDI WI Sister Bay / WPR Ideas / 11kw / RDS / 25dBµ, mono only (35 mi.)
92.1 IBOC (WHDI)
92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
92.3 WBNZ MI Frankfort / Up North Sports R. / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (89 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 25kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (131 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (140 mi.)
*92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Real Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / RDS / 30dBµ, m. only (31 mi.)
*92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (120 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (48 mi.)
93.3 WLDB WI Milwaukee / B93.3 / 16kw / 5dBµ, mono (187 mi.)
93.3 WKQZ MI Midland / Z-93 / 39kw / 5dBµ, mono (195 mi.)
93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 20dBµ, mono (109 mi.)
93.5 WGEE WI New London / Duke FM //99.7 / 50kw / 7dBµ, mono in null (110 mi.)
93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw / 10dBµ, mono (227 mi.)
93.7 WKAD MI Harrietta / The Ticket / 4.3kw / 10dBµ, mono (123 mi.)
*93.9 WDOR WI Sturgeon Bay / Full Service AC / 77kw / 40dBµ, stereo (60 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (105 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
94.1 WWKR MI Hart / K-Rock / 5kw / 5dBµ, mono, weak (148 mi.)
94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / 30dBµ, stereo (94 mi.)
94.3 WYDR WI Neenah-Menasha / Jack FM / 13kw / 3dBµ, mono in null (125 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / WJML News R. //1110 / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (116 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (115 mi.)
94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94-7 / 21.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
94.9 WKJZ MI Hillman / Hits FM / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (159 mi.)
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / 94.9 The Bay / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (57 mi.)
*95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (55 mi.)
95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / The Bear //98.1 / 17kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (122 mi.)
*95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / RDS / 35dBµ, st. (81 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, st. (55 mi.)
95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / 20dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 5dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
96.1 WMAX MI Holland / ESPN 961 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (210 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono, weak (227 mi.)
*96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (109 mi.)
*96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 35dBµ, mono (58 mi.)
*96.5 W243CQ MI Escanaba / Public R. 90 //90.1 / 31w / RDS / 45dBµ, st. (1 mi.)
96.7 WRGZ MI Rogers City / Country //99.3 / 42kw / 20dBµ, mono (160 mi.)
96.7 WBDK WI Algoma / Relaxing Radio / 8kw / 20dBµ, mono (73 mi.)
96.9 WWWX WI Oshkosh / The Fox / 6kw / 3dBµ, mono (135 mi.)
96.9 WWDV IL Zion / The Drive / 50kw / faint + WWWX (227 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (28 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (107 mi.)
97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / 15dBµ, mono (109 mi.)
97.7 WQDC WI Sturgeon Bay / Rewind 97.7 / 1.85kw / 15dBµ, mono (60 mi.)
97.7 WCHY MI Cheboygan / Straits Country / 3.4kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (130 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower Radio / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (105 mi.)
*98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (81 mi.)
98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Real Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
98.3 W252DA MI Petoskey / ESPN N. Mich. //106.7 / 80w / 10dBµ, m. in null (103 mi.)
98.3 WCQM WI Park Falls / 98Q / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono in null (164 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (92 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (151 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (119 mi.)
98.7 WLDN MI Ludington / News 97 & 98 / 5.5kw / 3dBµ, mono (129 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (103 mi.)
98.9 W255CB MI Powers / V. of the Master //102.7 / 27w / 5dBµ, m. in null (23 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 10dBµ, mono (76 mi.)
99.1 WMYX WI Milwaukee / The Mix / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (199 mi.)
99.3 WOWN WI Shawano / B99.3 / 14kw / 10dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
99.3 WATZ MI Alpena / Country //96.7 / 17kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
99.5 W261CI (= 100.1) MI Escanaba / Gospel Opp. / 50w / 7dBµ, m., dist. (1 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM //104.9 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM //93.5 / 46kw / 15dBµ, mono (81 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (161 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono, dominant (153 mi.)
99.9 W260AG MI Ishpeming / Fox Sports //101.9 HD-2 / 250w / 10dBµ, m., dist. (41 mi.)
*100.1 W261CI MI Escanaba / Gospel Opportunities //95.7 / 50w / 65dBµ, st. (1 mi.)
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono + 100.1 (57 mi.)
100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y100 / 45kw / 10dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild / Sports Fan 100.5 / 25kw / weak (146 mi.)
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 75kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (48 mi.)
100.7 W261CI (= 100.1) MI Escanaba / Gospel Opp. / 50w / in null (1 mi.)
100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / 10dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
101.1 WIXX WI Green Bay / 101 WIXX / 96kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (103 mi.)
101.1 WGRY MI Roscommon / Y101 Sports / 3.4kw / in null (140 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (137 mi.)
*101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 52kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (48 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101.5 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (137 mi.)
101.7 -
101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / Adult Contemp. / 100kw / 20dBµ, st., dom. (94 mi.)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny.FM / 13kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (66 mi.)
102.1 WRKU WI Forestville / More FM / 2.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (73 mi.)
102.1 WLEW MI Bad Axe / Cruise 102.1 / 50kw / 3dBµ, mono (231 mi.)
102.1 WMUK MI Kalamazoo / NPR Public / 49kw / brief (241 mi.)
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
102.3 W272CR MI Petoskey / The Talk Station //1270 / 250w / 3dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (31 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / Voice of the Master / 98kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (83 mi.)
*102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. (99 mi.)
103.1 WOGB WI Reedsville / Classic Hits / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
103.1 W276BC WI Ellison Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 38w / 3dBµ, m. null (35 mi.)
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
103.3 WGLX WI Wisconsin Rapids / Cl. Rock 103.3 / 100kw / 3dBµ, mono (156 mi.)
*103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / RDS / 20dBµ, mono (110 mi.)
*103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. + 103.5 (55 mi.)
*103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 20dBµ, stereo (99 mi.)
103.9 WVBO WI Winneconne / Classic Hits / 24.95kw / 5dBµ, mono (131 mi.)
104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / 10dBµ, mono (73 mi.)
104.1 W281CG MI Traverse City / The Source //1400 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (95 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
104.3 CJQM ON Sault Ste. Marie / Country 104.3 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (142 mi.)
104.5 WZTC MI Traverse City / Bob FM / 1.75kw / 15dBµ, mono (94 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / KX Country / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (17 mi.)
104.9 WPCK WI Denmark / Nash FM //99.5 / 10kw / 3dBµ, m. in 105.5 null (93 mi.)
*105.1 WSBW WI Ephraim / The Viking / 3.1kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (35 mi.)
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / 15dBµ, m. in null (118 mi.)
105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Classic Rock / 100kw / 7dBµ, mono (104 mi.)
*105.5 WGKL MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 10kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (8 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Rock / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (106 mi.)
105.7 WSRW MI Grand Rapids / Star 105.7 / 265kw / 7dBµ, mono in null (226 mi.)
*105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / Hits 106 KHQ / 100kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (102 mi.)
106.1 WGKL (= 105.5) MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 10kw / 7dBµ, mono (8 mi.)
*106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (17 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono + 106.3 (156 mi.)
*106.7 WHTO MI Iron Mountain / The Mountain / 6.1kw / 25dBµ, stereo (48 mi.)
*106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Mich. //98.3 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (117 mi.)
106.9 WLGE WI Baileys Harbor / The Lodge / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (48 mi.)
106.9 WUPM MI Ironwood / Mix 106.9 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (151 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / in null (180 mi.)
107.1 WCKC MI Cadillac / The Drive / 2.75kw / weak (137 mi.)
*107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (15 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (94 mi.)
107.5 WDUZ WI Brillion / The Fan / 3.6kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (106 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 25dBµ, stereo (60 mi.)
107.7 WHSB MI Alpena / The Bay / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (168 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (125 mi.)
107.9 WLJD MI Charlevoix / Christian //89.9 / 5kw / 5dBµ, mono (91 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 89.1, 94.1

Station notes:

96.7 WUPG MI Republic is at 1kw instead of the licensed 50kw
99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw


The following scan is a basic scan (car radio only without listening for any stations in the nulls) taken up the road in Gladstone in 2016.

ESCANABA / GLADSTONE, MICHIGAN BANDSCAN (BASIC)
August 19, 2016 1230-1335 / 77°F, sprinkles
Location: 45°50'18.6"N 87°01'22.9"W
(Van Cleve Park, Gladstone, 38 mi. wsw of Manistique)
580 feet (park directly on Lake Michigan shore)
92 stations total / Average distance: 84 mi.

88.1 WHID WI Green Bay / WPR Ideas / 17kw / in (112 mi.)
88.3 -
88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 15kw / perfect (67 mi.)
88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR / 100kw / in + 88.9 (125 mi.)
*88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / RDS / perfect (27 mi.)
89.1 = 88.9
89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / perfect (110 mi.)
89.3 WSHN MI Munising / K-Love / 100kw / good (60 mi.)
89.5 = IBOC
*89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / RDS / perfect (42 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian / 100kw / perfect (99 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 //96.5 / 100kw / very good (53 mi.)
90.3 = 90.1 + 90.5
*90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / RDS / perfect (67 mi.)
90.7 WMVM MI Goodman / V. of the Master //102.7 / 9.3kw / very good (67 mi.)
*90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower Radio / 100kw / perfect (23 mi.)
91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / good + 90.9 (125 mi.)
91.1 WOVM WI Appleton / The Avenue / 42kw / good + 90.9 (130 mi.)
*91.3 WRMW WI Peshtigo / Radio Maria / 5.4kw / RDS / perfect (67 mi.)
91.5 WVCM MI Iron Mountain / VCY America / 500w / very good (49 mi.)
91.5 WUPX MI Marquette / Radio X / 1.7kw / good (52 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public Radio / 92kw / very good (147 mi.)
*91.9 WHDI WI Sister Bay / WPR Ideas / 11kw / RDS / perfect (42 mi.)
92.1 = 92.3 + IBOC (WHDI)
*92.3 WJPD MI Ishpeming / Big Country / 100kw / RDS / perfect (52 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / behind + 92.3/7 (141 mi.)
*92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Real Cl. Rock //98.3 / 51kw / perfect (27 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (124 mi.)
*93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / RDS / perfect (49 mi.)
93.3 = 93.1
93.5 WGEE WI New London / Duke FM //99.7 / 50kw / perfect (116 mi.)
93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw / in + 93.9 (233 mi.)
*93.9 WDOR WI Sturgeon Bay / Full Service AC / 77kw / perfect (67 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / very good (52 mi.)
94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / perfect (98 mi.)
94.5 WYPV MI Mackinaw City / Patriot Voice R. / 50kw / good (116 mi.)
94.5 WKTI WI Milwaukee / KTI Country / 14kw / in (195 mi.)
94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94.7 / 21.5kw / perfect (110 mi.)
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / 94.9 The Bay / 100kw / perfect (52 mi.)
95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / perfect (62 mi.)
95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / Straits Country / 17kw / good + 95.5 (122 mi.)
*95.5 WQEZ MI Glen Arbor / Easy 95-5 / 21kw / perfect (86 mi.)
*95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities //100.1 / 100kw / perfect (49 mi.)
95.9 WKSZ WI De Pere / Kiss FM / 4.5kw / very good (112 mi.)
96.1 = 96.3
*96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (110 mi.)
96.5 W243CQ MI Escanaba / Public R. 90 //90.1 / 31w / perfect (7 mi.)
96.7 WBDK WI Algoma / Relaxing Radio / 8kw / RDS / perfect (80 mi.)
96.9 = 97.1
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / RDS / perfect (21 mi.)
97.3 = 97.1
97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / RDS / perfect (113 mi.)
97.7 WQDC MI Sturgeon Bay / Rewind 97.7 / 1.85kw / perfect (67 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower Radio / 50kw / perfect (101 mi.)
98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear / 21kw / RDS / perfect (86 mi.)
98.3 WRUP MI Palmer / Real Cl. Rock //92.7 / 2.6kw / RDS / perfect (60 mi.)
98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (99 mi.)
98.7 WLDN MI Ludington / News 97 & 98 / 5.5kw / very good (136 mi.)
98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / RDS / perfect (103 mi.)
98.9 WVCX WI Tomah / VCY America / 100kw / good (217 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / good (75 mi.)
99.3 WOWN WI Shawano / B99.3 / 14kw / RDS / perfect + 99.5 (98 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / very good (52 mi.)
99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM //93.5 / 46kw / RDS / perfect (88 mi.)
99.9 W260AG MI Ishpeming / Fox Sports Marquette //101.9 HD-2 / 250w / good (35 mi.)
*100.1 W261CI MI Escanaba / Gospel Opportunities //95.7 / 50w / perfect (7 mi.)
*100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / perfect (52 mi.)
100.5 = 100.3
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 100kw / RDS / perfect (49 mi.)
100.9 WICV MI East Jordan / Classical IPR / 2.8kw / in (104 mi.)
101.1 WIXX WI Green Bay / 101 WIXX / 96kw / RDS / perfect (110 mi.)
101.3 = 101.1
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 100kw / perfect (49 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101.5 / 50kw / very good (139 mi.)
101.7 = 101.5 (WMJZ)
101.9 WKQS MI Negaunee / Sunny.FM / 13kw / RDS / perfect (60 mi.)
102.1 WRKU WI Forestville / More FM //105.1 / 2.6kw / perfect (80 mi.)
102.3 W272CR MI Petoskey / The Talk Station //1270 / 250w / behind + 102.5 (104 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 100kw / RDS / perfect (27 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / V. of the Master / 98kw / perfect + 102.5 (88 mi.)
102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / RDS / perfect (99 mi.)
103.1 WOGB WI Reedsville / Classic Hits / 3.6kw / good (112 mi.)
103.1 W276BC WI Ellison Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 38w / good (42 mi.)
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / RDS / perfect (60 mi.)
*103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country / 100kw / RDS / perfect (115 mi.)
103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / perfect + 103.5 (62 mi.)
103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public Radio / 12kw / perfect (99 mi.)
104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / RDS / perfect (80 mi.)
104.3 = 104.1
104.5 WZTC MI Traverse City / Bob FM / 1.75kw / very good + 104.7 (98 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / KX Country / 100kw / perfect (13 mi.)
104.9 = 104.7
105.1 WSBW WI Ephraim / More FM //102.1 / 3.1kw / perfect (42 mi.)
105.3 = 105.5
*105.5 WGKL MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 10kw / RDS / perfect (8 mi.)
105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Rock / 100kw / behind + 105.5 (112 mi.)
105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / 106 KHQ / 100kw / RDS / perfect (104 mi.)
106.1 WACD WI Antigo / Country 106 / 10kw / good (115 mi.)
106.3 WKLA MI Ludington / Hits 106 / 4.9kw / good (127 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / very good (160 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN Northern Michigan / 100kw / perfect (119 mi.)
106.7 WHTO MI Iron Mountain / The Mountain / 6.1kw / good + WSRT (49 mi.)
106.9 WLGE WI Baileys Harbor / The Lodge / 6kw / good + 106.7 WSRT (55 mi.)
107.1 = 107.3
*107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / perfect (18 mi.)
107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70's Station / 50kw / RDS / perfect (98 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / perfect (55 mi.)
107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / good (129 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: None


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Sleeping Bear Dunes Bandscans

Post by cckadlec » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:30 pm

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 the 4 miles separating them, the two scans are virtually identical aside from some more distant stations on the first day.

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES (DUNE OVERLOOK), MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
August 24, 2019 1620-2100 / 68°F on dunes (72°F inland)
Location: 44°51'34.4"N 86°03'56.9"W (near Dune Overlook)
1080 feet (500 ft. above lake level just below overlook)
215 stations total / Average distance: 145 mi.

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* station received on seek

*88.1 WHID WI Green Bay / WPR Ideas / 17kw / 35dBµ, mono only (100 mi.)
*88.1 WBLW MI Gaylord / The Living Word / 5kw / 20dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
*88.3 WTCY MI Greilickville / Baraga R. / 4.4kw / RDS / 40dBµ, mono (16 mi.)
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (142 mi.)
88.3 WHWC WI Menomonie / WPR Ideas / 70kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (284 mi.)
*88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 15kw / 45dBµ, st. (64 mi.)
88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 25dBµ, st. in null (70 mi.)
*88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / RDS / 45dBµ, st. (44 mi.)
*88.9 WVRN WI Wittenburg / VCY America / 25kw / 30dBµ, stereo (144 mi.)
*88.9 WCRR MI Manistique / K-Love / 24.5kw / 25dBµ, stereo (79 mi.)
89.1 KSPP WI Rhinelander / Northwoods Catholic R. / 18kw / 15dBµ, m., IBOC null (187 mi.)
89.1 WGZS MN Cloquet / The Moon R. / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono in IBOC null (347 mi.)
*89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / 35dBµ, stereo (100 mi.)
*89.3 WTLI MI Bear Creek Twp. / Smile FM / 50kw / 30dBµ, mono in null (68 mi.)
89.5 WCLQ WI Wausau / 89Q / 90kw / 15dBµ, mono in IBOC null (177 mi.)
89.5 CBSM ON Sault Ste. Marie / CBC R. 1 Sudbury / 46kw / 10dBµ, mono (148 mi.)
89.5 WNIJ IL DeKalb / Northern Public R. / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (245 mi.)
*89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
89.7 WUWM WI Milwaukee / Milwaukee Public R. / 13.5kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (152 mi.)
*89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian //107.9 / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, st. (21 mi.)
90.1 WORQ WI Green Bay / Q90 FM / 18kw / 25dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (135 mi.)
90.3 WHLA WI La Crosse / WPR Ideas / 97kw / 20dBµ, mono (272 mi.)
90.3 WJWD WI Marshall / Calvary R. Network / 9.9kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (183 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (90 mi.)
*90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
*90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / 30dBµ, mono in null (95 mi.)
*90.7 WHAD WI Delafield / WPR Ideas / 72kw / 35dBµ, mono only (171 mi.)
*90.7 WNMC MI Traverse City / Community Radio / 600w / 25dBµ, stereo (20 mi.)
*90.9 WTCK MI Charlevoix / Baraga Radio / 5.5kw / RDS / 35dBµ, mono only (67 mi.)
*90.9 WHRM WI Wausau / WPR News & Classical / 81kw / 25dBµ, stereo (177 mi.)
*91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (44 mi.)
91.1 WOVM WI Appleton / The Avenue / 42kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (118 mi.)
*91.3 WRMW WI Peshtigo / Radio Maria / 5.4kw / 35dBµ, mono only (64 mi.)
91.3 KUWS WI Superior / WPR Ideas / 83kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (320 mi.)
*91.5 WICA MI Traverse City / IPR News Radio / 4kw / RDS / 45dBµ, m. only (20 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 25dBµ, m. in IBOC null (167 mi.)
91.7 WCML MI Alpena / CMU Public Radio / 92kw / 20dBµ, m. in IBOC null (95 mi.)
*91.9 WHDI WI Sister Bay / WPR Ideas / 11kw / 50dBµ, mono only (56 mi.)
92.1 WLTU WI Manitowoc / Hot Country / 3.7kw / 20dBµ, mono in IBOC null (92 mi.)
*92.3 WBNZ MI Frankfort / Up North Sports R. / 50kw / RDS / 50dBµ, m. only (18 mi.)
92.3 WJMQ WI Clintonville / Frog Country / 6kw / 15dBµ, m. in null (133 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (84 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 19kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (183 mi.)
*92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Real Cl. Rock / 51kw / 30dBµ, mono only (79 mi.)
92.7 WAUN WI Kewaunee / La Más Grande / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (79 mi.)
*92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (46 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (117 mi.)
93.1 KATO MN New Ulm / Minnesota 93 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (403 mi.)
93.1 WJBL WI Ladysmith / The Dice / 4.9kw / 5dBµ, mono (250 mi.)
93.1 WMPA MI Ferrysburg / Cl. Rock 93.1 / 6kw / in null (125 mi.)
*93.3 WLDB WI Milwaukee / B93.3 / 16kw / 20dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
93.3 WBSZ WI Ashland / Z93 / 71kw / 15dBµ, mono (260 mi.)
93.3 KBLB MN Nisswa / B93.3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (416 mi.)
*93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 30dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
*93.5 WGEE WI New London / Duke FM //99.7 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (124 mi.)
93.7 WBFM WI Sheboygan / B93 / 6kw / 25dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (167 mi.)
93.7 WKAD MI Harrietta / The Ticket / 4.3kw / 15dBµ, mono (46 mi.)
*93.9 WDOR WI Sturgeon Bay / Full Service AC / 77kw / 45dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (119 mi.)
*94.1 WJJO WI Watertown / Solid Rock JJO / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (194 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 15dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
*94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / RDS / 55dBµ, stereo (20 mi.)
*94.5 WKTI WI Milwaukee / ESPN Milwaukee / 14kw / 20dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
*94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94-7 104-7 //104.7 / 21.5kw / 30dBµ, stereo (92 mi.)
*94.7 W234BU MI Traverse City / Classical IPR / 250w / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (20 mi.)
94.7 WOZZ WI Mosinee / Rock 94.7 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (192 mi.)
*94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
94.9 WKZC MI Scottville / The Big Dog / 17kw / 20dBµ, mono (58 mi.)
94.9 WOLX WI Baraboo / Classic Hits / 37kw / 20dBµ, mono (203 mi.)
*95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (79 mi.)
95.1 W236BU MI Traverse City / CMU Public R. / 10w / 10dBµ, m. null + WLST (20 mi.)
95.3 WWSS MI Tuscarora Twp. / The Bear //98.1 / 17kw / mess + 95.5 & 107.5 (79 mi.)
*95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / RDS / 65dBµ, st. (4 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 30dBµ, m. + overload (131 mi.)
95.7 WRIT WI Milwaukee / Big FM / 34kw / 30dBµ, mono + overload (153 mi.)
*95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (46 mi.)
95.9 WMQA WI Minocqua / Kool 95.9 / 22kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (189 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (281 mi.)
96.1 WDKE MN Coleraine / Duke FM / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (385 mi.)
96.1 WTCX WI Ripon / 95-1 & 96-1 The Rock / 4kw / 15dBµ, mono (150 mi.)
*96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
*96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 35dBµ, stereo (89 mi.)
*96.5 WKLH WI Milwaukee / Hometown Rock / 20kw / 15dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
96.5 WNWX WI Rhinelander / Mix 96 / 6.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
96.5 KNWC SD Sioux Falls / Life 96.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (526 mi.)
*96.7 WBDK WI Algoma / Relaxing Radio / 8kw / 40dBµ, mono (67 mi.)
*96.7 WLXV MI Cadillac / The Bull / 7.2kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (41 mi.)
*96.9 KMFY MN Grand Rapids / Adult Cont. / 100kw / 10dBµ, m., dominant (390 mi.)
96.9 KDLO SD Watertown / Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (563 mi.)
96.9 WWDV IL Zion / The Drive / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
96.9 WWWX WI Oshkosh / The Fox / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 50dBµ, stereo (98 mi.)
97.1 W246CW MI Long Lake Twp. / Smile FM / 10w / 20dBµ, mono in null (20 mi.)
*97.3 WRNW WI Milwaukee / The Game / 15.5kw / 20dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (156 mi.)
97.3 KDNW MN Duluth / Life 97.3 / 72kw / 7dBµ, mono (320 mi.)
*97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / RDS / 50dBµ, st. (41 mi.)
*97.7 WQDC WI Sturgeon Bay / Rewind 97.7 / 1.85kw / 35dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
97.7 WMLQ MI Manistee / News 97 & 98 //98.7 / 2.5kw / 20dBµ, mono (46 mi.)
97.9 WSPT WI Stevens Point / Classic Hits / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + overload (175 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 15dBµ, m. null + overload (119 mi.)
*98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / RDS / 65dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
98.3 WCMZ MI Sault Ste. Marie / CMU Public R. / 25kw / 20dBµ, m. + overload (143 mi.)
98.3 WCQM WI Park Falls / 98Q / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + overload (223 mi.)
*98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (103 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono in null (76 mi.)
*98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (196 mi.)
98.7 WMDC WI Mayville / The Great 98 / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (156 mi.)
98.7 WLDN MI Ludington / News 97 & 98 //97.7 / 5.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. (69 mi.)
98.9 WEMP WI Two Rivers / Easy Listening / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (103 mi.)
*99.1 WMYX WI Milwaukee / The Mix / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (165 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (147 mi.)
*99.3 WQAN MI Beulah / Q100 //100.3 / 50kw / RDS / 50dBµ, stereo (18 mi.)
*99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM //104.9 / 25kw / 20dBµ, mono (147 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (133 mi.)
99.5 KSJN MN Minneapolis / MPR Classical / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (345 mi.)
99.5 KBHW MN International Falls / Psalm FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (447 mi.)
*99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM //93.5 / 46kw / 40dBµ, stereo (78 mi.)
99.7 WIMI MI Ironwood / The Storm / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (229 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
99.9 WSAU WI Rudolph / News/Talk 550 / 13kw / 10dBµ, mono (180 mi.)
99.9 WJVL WI Janesville / Country / 11kw / 5dBµ, mono (213 mi.)
99.9 WDRK WI Cornell / Converge R. / 25kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (261 mi.)
*100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (170 mi.)
100.1 WSJP WI Port Washington / Relevant R. / 6kw / 20dBµ, m. in null (138 mi.)
*100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y100 / 45kw / 25dBµ, stereo (113 mi.)
100.3 WQON MI Grayling / Q100 //99.3 / 60kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (70 mi.)
100.5 CHAS ON Sault Ste. Marie / KiSS 100.5 / 13.9kw / 10dBµ, mono (146 mi.)
100.5 KIKN SD Salem / Kickin' Country / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (571 mi.)
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild / Sports Fan 100.5 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
100.5 WSCN MN Cloquet / MPR News / 97kw / 5dBµ, mono (320 mi.)
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 75kw / 30dBµ, stereo (117 mi.)
100.7 WKKV WI Racine / V100.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (173 mi.)
*100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / RDS / 20dBµ, st. (52 mi.)
100.9 WCMP MN Pine City / Cool Country / 25kw / 0dBµ, m. in null, faint (342 mi.)
*101.1 WIXX WI Green Bay / 101 WIXX / 96kw / 25dBµ, stereo (100 mi.)
*101.1 W266CS MI Traverse City / WJML News R. //1210 / 250w / 25dBµ, m. (20 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
101.3 KDWB MN Richfield / CHR / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (345 mi.)
101.3 WBFX MI Grand Rapids / The Brew / 50kw / perfect in car (130 mi.)
*101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101.5 / 50kw / RDS / 25dBµ, mono (82 mi.)
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 52kw / 15dBµ, m. in null (117 mi.)
101.7 KRCH MN Rochester / Laser 101.7 / 39kw / 10dBµ, mono (330 mi.)
101.7 CBQ ON Thunder Bay / CBC Music Thunder Bay / 25kw / 10dBµ, mono (295 mi.)
101.7 KLDJ MN Duluth / Kool 101.7 / 18.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (320 mi.)
101.7 WMRR MI Muskegon Hts. / Rock 101.7 / 12kw / 3dBµ, mono in null (110 mi.)
*101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / Adult Contemp. / 100kw / 50dBµ, stereo (19 mi.)
101.9 WDEZ WI Wausau / Country / 98.5kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (177 mi.)
*102.1 WRKU WI Forestville / More FM / 2.6kw / 35dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
102.3 WHKB MI Houghton / K-Bear 102 / 6kw / 20dBµ, mono (198 mi.)
102.3 WQTC WI Manitowoc / Q102 / 4.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
102.3 WAUH WI Wautoma / The Bug / 5.3kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (162 mi.)
102.3 W272CR MI Petoskey / The Talk Station //1270 / 250w / in null (52 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 40dBµ, stereo (79 mi.)
102.5 W273CR MI East Bay Twp. / Smile FM / 250w / perfect in car (20 mi.)
*102.7 WRVM WI Suring / Voice of the Master / 98kw / 30dBµ, stereo (114 mi.)
102.7 KTIG MN Pequot Lakes / The Word / 40kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (421 mi.)
*102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
103.1 W276BC WI Ellison Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 38w / 15dBµ, m. (56 mi.)
103.1 WOGB WI Reedsville / Classic Hits / 3.6kw / 10dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
*103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (142 mi.)
103.3 KZCR MN Fergus Falls / Z103.3 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (501 mi.)
103.3 WGLX WI Wisconsin Rapids / Cl. Rock 103.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
*103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / RDS / 55dBµ, st. (33 mi.)
103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / 25dBµ, stereo (79 mi.)
103.7 WXSS WI Wauwatosa / Kiss-FM / 19.5kw / 25dBµ, mono in null (152 mi.)
*103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 35dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
103.9 WVBO WI Winneconne / Classic Hits / 24.95kw / 10dBµ, m. in null (129 mi.)
*104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (67 mi.)
*104.1 W281CG MI Traverse City / The Source //1400 / 250w / 25dBµ, m. only (20 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (167 mi.)
104.3 WKZG WI Seymour / KZ 104.3 / 5.6kw / 20dBµ, mono (114 mi.)
*104.5 WZTC MI Traverse City / Bob FM / 1.75kw / 40dBµ, stereo (20 mi.)
104.5 WAXX WI Eau Claire / Country / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (240 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / KX Country / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (94 mi.)
104.7 WZOS WI Berlin / Razor 94-7 104-7 //94.7 / 6kw / 20dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
104.9 WPCK WI Denmark / Nash FM //99.5 / 10kw / 20dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
104.9 WTKM WI Hartford / Full Service / 5.8kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (158 mi.)
*105.1 WSBW WI Ephraim / The Viking / 3.1kw / 35dBµ, stereo (56 mi.)
*105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / RDS / 35dBµ, m. null (68 mi.)
*105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Rock 105.3 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (154 mi.)
105.3 CKTG ON Thunder Bay / Country 105 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (291 mi.)
105.3 WLVE WI Mukwonago / K-Love / 1.65kw / 15dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
105.3 WHTS MI Coopersville / Hot FM / 20kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (107 mi.)
*105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Michigan //106.7 / 17kw / 45dBµ, mono only (18 mi.)
105.5 WGKL MI Gladstone / Kool 105.5 / 10kw / 20dBµ, stereo in null (84 mi.)
*105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Rock / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (100 mi.)
105.7 WCUP MI L'Anse / Eagle Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (196 mi.)
*105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / Hits 106 KHQ / 100kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (52 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (269 mi.)
*106.1 WMIL WI Waukesha / FM 106.1 / 12kw / 20dBµ, stereo (152 mi.)
106.1 WACD WI Antigo / Country 106 / 10kw / 10dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
*106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 35dBµ, stereo (84 mi.)
*106.3 WWMN MI Thompsonville / WJML News R. //1210 / 2.2kw / 25dBµ, m. in null (21 mi.)
*106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (186 mi.)
106.5 WHBZ WI Sheboygan Falls / The Buzz / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (114 mi.)
*106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan //105.5 / 100kw / RDS / 45dBµ, st. (61 mi.)
106.7 WKRU WI Allouez / The Big Dog / 25kw / 25dBµ, mono in null (95 mi.)
*106.9 WLGE WI Baileys Harbor / The Lodge / 6kw / 35dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
106.9 WNRG WI Brookfield / Energy 106.9 / 4.4kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (157 mi.)
*107.1 WFON WI Fond du Lac / The Bull / 6kw / 25dBµ, stereo (134 mi.)
107.1 WOCO WI Oconto / The All Heart R. / 3kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (92 mi.)
*107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (86 mi.)
107.3 KQRN SD Mitchell / Q107-3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (595 mi.)
*107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70s Station / 50kw / RDS / 40dBµ, st. (19 mi.)
107.5 KBGY MN Faribault / Total Country BOB-FM / 48kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (361 mi.)
107.5 WCCN WI Neillsville / The Rock / 100kw / 20dBµ, m. in null, weaker (224 mi.)
107.7 WVCY WI Milwaukee / VCY America / 43kw / 30dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 20dBµ, mono (137 mi.)
*107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
107.9 WLJD MI Charlevoix / Christian //89.9 / 5kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (52 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 92.9, 93.1, 99.1, 100.5

Station notes:

99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw



SLEEPING BEAR DUNES (EMPIRE BLUFF), MICHIGAN BANDSCAN
September 14, 2019 1145-1500 / 61-67°F
m. clear and windy under departing high pressure
Location: 44°48'05.0"N 86°04'15.6"W
1000 feet (420 ft. above lake level overlooking lookout)
195 stations total / Average distance: 119 mi.

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* station received on seek

*88.1 WHID WI Green Bay / WPR Ideas / 17kw / 30dBµ, mono only (99 mi.)
88.1 WBLW MI Gaylord / The Living Word / 5kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (69 mi.)
*88.3 WTCY MI Greilickville / Baraga R. / 4.4kw / 40dBµ, mono only (18 mi.)
88.3 WKPK MI Michigamme / Smile FM / 15kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (145 mi.)
88.3 WHWC WI Menomonie / WPR Ideas / 70kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (284 mi.)
*88.5 WPVM WI Sturgeon Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 15kw / 45dBµ, st. (64 mi.)
88.5 WIAB MI Mackinaw City / Classical IPR //88.7 / 50kw / 25dBµ, st. in null (73 mi.)
*88.7 WIAA MI Interlochen / Classical IPR //88.5 / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (40 mi.)
88.7 WERN WI Madison / WPR News & Classical / 20.5kw / in null (210 mi.)
88.9 WVRN WI Wittenburg / VCY America / 25kw / 25dBµ, stereo (144 mi.)
88.9 WLSU WI La Crosse / WPR News & Classical / 8.2kw / 2dBµ, m. in null (271 mi.)
89.1 WHAA WI Adams / WPR Ideas / 28.5kw / 7dBµ, mono in IBOC null (180 mi.)
89.1 KSPP WI Rhinelander / Northwoods Cath. R. / 18kw / 5dBµ, m. in IBOC null (188 mi.)
*89.3 WTLI MI Bear Creek Twp. / Smile FM / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (69 mi.)
89.3 WPNE WI Green Bay / WPR News & Classical / 97kw / 15dBµ, mono (99 mi.)
89.5 WCLQ WI Wausau / 89Q / 90kw / 15dBµ, mono in IBOC null (177 mi.)
89.5 WCNP WI Baraboo / Religious & Classical / 6.5kw / 5dBµ, m. in IBOC null (201 mi.)
*89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay / WPR News & Classical / 22kw / 55dBµ, stereo (58 mi.)
89.7 WUWM WI Milwaukee / Milwaukee Public R. / 13.5kw / in null (149 mi.)
*89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian //107.9 / 100kw / 45dBµ, stereo (20 mi.)
*90.1 WORQ WI Green Bay / Q90 FM / 18kw / 30dBµ, stereo (99 mi.)
*90.1 WNMU MI Marquette / Public R. 90 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (137 mi.)
90.1 WHBP MI Harbor Springs / IPR News Radio / 8.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (73 mi.)
90.3 WHLA WI La Crosse / WPR Ideas / 97kw / 15dBµ, mono (271 mi.)
90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (86 mi.)
90.3 WJWD WI Marshall / Calvary R. Network / 9.9kw / 7dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / 60dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
90.7 WNMC MI Traverse City / Community Radio / 600w / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (19 mi.)
90.7 WMVM WI Goodman / V. of the Master //102.7 / 9.3kw / 15dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
*90.9 WUPJ MI Escanaba / Strong Tower R. / 100kw / 30dBµ, mono only (102 mi.)
*90.9 WHRM WI Wausau / WPR News & Classical / 81kw / 25dBµ, mono (177 mi.)
*90.9 WTCK MI Charlevoix / Baraga Radio / 5.5kw / 25dBµ, mono (70 mi.)
90.9 WUWS WI Ashland / WPR Ideas / 24.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (261 mi.)
*91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (40 mi.)
91.1 WOVM WI Appleton / The Avenue / 42kw / 10dBµ, mono (116 mi.)
91.1 KNOW MN Minneapolis-St. Paul / MPR News / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (346 mi.)
*91.3 WRMW WI Peshtigo / Radio Maria / 5.4kw / 35dBµ, mono only (64 mi.)
91.3 WSTM WI Kiel / The Family //91.5 / 1.1kw / 5dBµ, mono (124 mi.)
91.3 WJOG MI Good Hart / Smile FM / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (70 mi.)
*91.5 WICA MI Traverse City / IPR News Radio / 4kw / 30dBµ, mono only (19 mi.)
91.5 WEMY WI Green Bay / The Family //91.3 / 710w / 15dBµ, mono in null (99 mi.)
91.7 WQQA WI Forestville / R. 74 Internationale / 12kw / 15dBµ, mono (72 mi.)
91.7 WXPR WI Rhinelander / Public R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
*91.9 WHDI WI Sister Bay / WPR Ideas / 11kw / 45dBµ, mono only (58 mi.)
*92.1 WLTU WI Manitowoc / Hot Country / 3.7kw / 25dBµ, stereo, IBOC in null (90 mi.)
*92.3 WBNZ MI Frankfort / Up North Sports R. / 50kw / 50dBµ, mono only (14 mi.)
92.3 WJMQ WI Clintonville / Frog Country / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (132 mi.)
92.5 WJJQ WI Tomahawk / Northwoods 92.5 / 19kw / 15dBµ, stereo (184 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM //94.3 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (85 mi.)
*92.7 WAUN WI Kewaunee / La Más Grande / 6kw / 30dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique / Real Cl. Rock / 51kw / 3dBµ, mono in null (83 mi.)
*92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
93.1 WIMK MI Iron Mountain / 93 Rock / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (119 mi.)
93.3 WIZM WI La Crosse / Z93 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (271 mi.)
93.3 WLDB WI Milwaukee / B93.3 / 16kw / 10dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*93.5 WGEE WI New London / Duke FM //99.7 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (123 mi.)
*93.5 WBCM MI Boyne City / Country //103.5 / 14kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
93.7 WKAD MI Harrietta / The Ticket / 4.3kw / 20dBµ, mono (43 mi.)
93.7 WBFM WI Sheboygan / B93 / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
93.7 WCYE WI Three Lakes / Coyote 93.7 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
*93.9 WDOR WI Sturgeon Bay / Full Service AC / 77kw / 55dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
93.9 WNBY MI Newberry / Oldies 93 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (123 mi.)
94.1 WWKR MI Hart / K-Rock / 5kw / 15dBµ, mono (78 mi.)
94.1 WIAL WI Elk Mound / I-94 / 84kw / 10dBµ, mono (263 mi.)
94.1 WJJO WI Watertown / Solid Rock JJO / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (191 mi.)
94.1 WUPK MI Marquette / 94 Rock / 4.4kw / 5dBµ, mono (136 mi.)
*94.3 WFCX MI Leland / The Fox FM //92.5 / 20.5kw / 40dBµ, stereo (19 mi.)
94.5 WRJO WI Eagle River / Cl. Hits / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (185 mi.)
94.5 WKTI WI Milwaukee / ESPN Milwaukee / 14kw / 10dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*94.7 WZOR WI Mishicot / Razor 94-7 104-7 //104.7 / 21.5kw / 35dBµ, st. (90 mi.)
94.7 WOZZ WI Mosinee / Rock 94.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (192 mi.)
94.9 WUPZ MI Chocolay Twp. / The Bay / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (136 mi.)
94.9 WOLX WI Baraboo / Classic Hits / 37kw / 15dBµ, mono (201 mi.)
94.9 WKZC MI Scottville / The Big Dog / 17kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (54 mi.)
*95.1 WLST WI Marinette / Cat Country / 100kw / 45dBµ, stereo (80 mi.)
95.1 WIIL WI Union Grove / 95 WIIL Rock / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (180 mi.)
95.3 = 95.5 / 107.5
*95.5 WGFE MI Glen Arbor / Rock 105 & 95.5 //105.1 / 21kw / 70dBµ, st. (4 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 35dBµ, m. + overload (134 mi.)
*95.9 WLJW MI Fife Lake / Fuel FM / 19kw / 30dBµ, stereo (45 mi.)
95.9 WKSZ WI De Pere / Kiss FM / 4.5kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (99 mi.)
96.1 WTCX WI Ripon / 95-1 & 96-1 The Rock / 4kw / 15dBµ, mono, dominant (147 mi.)
96.1 WLKG WI Lake Geneva / Lake 96.1 / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (192 mi.)
96.1 WJMC WI Rice Lake / Country / 50kw / 7dBµ, mono (282 mi.)
*96.3 WLXT MI Petoskey / Lite 96.3 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (68 mi.)
*96.3 WSFQ WI Peshtigo / Hits 96 / 49kw / 25dBµ, mono in null (90 mi.)
96.5 WNWX WI Rhinelander / Mix 96 / 6.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (164 mi.)
96.5 WKLH WI Milwaukee / Hometown Rock / 20kw / 10dBµ, m. in light IBOC null (149 mi.)
*96.7 WBDK WI Algoma / Relaxing Radio / 8kw / 40dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
*96.7 WLXV MI Cadillac / The Bull / 7.2kw / 35dBµ, mono (39 mi.)
96.9 WWWX WI Oshkosh / The Fox / 6kw / 10dBµ, m. in light IBOC null (131 mi.)
96.9 WWDV IL Zion / The Drive / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (182 mi.)
*97.1 WGLQ MI Escanaba / Magic 97 GLQ / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (101 mi.)
97.1 W246CW MI Long Lake Twp. / Smile FM / 10w / 7dBµ, mono in null (19 mi.)
*97.3 WHDG WI Rhinelander / Hodag Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (157 mi.)
97.3 WRNW WI Milwaukee / The Game / 15.5kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (149 mi.)
*97.5 WKLT MI Kalkaska / KLT The Rock Sta. //98.9 / 32kw / 30dBµ, stereo (41 mi.)
*97.7 WQDC WI Sturgeon Bay / Rewind 97.7 / 1.85kw / 30dBµ, stereo (64 mi.)
97.7 WMLQ MI Manistee / News 97 & 98 //98.7 / 2.5kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (42 mi.)
97.7 WFDL WI Lomira / Sunny 97-7 / 17.5kw / in null (141 mi.)
97.9 WSPT WI Stevens Point / Classic Hits / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono + overload (174 mi.)
97.9 WIHC MI Newberry / Strong Tower R. / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono + overload (123 mi.)
*98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear //95.3 / 21kw / 65dBµ, stereo (4 mi.)
98.3 WCQM WI Park Falls / 98Q / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono in 98.1 null (225 mi.)
*98.5 WQLH WI Green Bay / Star 98 / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (102 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (74 mi.)
98.7 WLDN MI Ludington / News 97 & 98 //97.7 / 5.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (64 mi.)
98.7 WGLI MI Hancock / The Rockin' Eagle / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (199 mi.)
98.7 WMDC WI Mayville / The Great 98 / 6kw / 1dBµ, mono (154 mi.)
*98.9 WKLZ MI Petoskey / KLT The Rock Sta. //97.5 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (72 mi.)
98.9 WEMP WI Two Rivers / Easy Listening / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (101 mi.)
99.1 WMYX WI Milwaukee / The Mix / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (162 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 25dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*99.3 WQAN MI Beulah / Q100 / 50kw / 40dBµ, stereo (14 mi.)
99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM //104.9 / 25kw / 25dBµ, stereo (145 mi.)
99.5 WNGE MI Negaunee / Oldies 99.5 / 3.6kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (136 mi.)
*99.7 WDKF WI Sturgeon Bay / Duke FM //93.5 / 46kw / 35dBµ, stereo (77 mi.)
99.9 WSAU WI Rudolph / News/Talk 550 / 13kw / 10dBµ, mono (179 mi.)
99.9 WJVL WI Janesville / Country / 11kw / 10dBµ, mono (211 mi.)
99.9 WHAK MI Rogers City / The Wave / 50kw / 1dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
100.1 WRHN WI Rhinelander / Jack FM / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (171 mi.)
100.1 WSJP WI Port Washington / Relevant R. / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (135 mi.)
100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y100 / 45kw / 20dBµ, stereo (111 mi.)
100.3 WUPT MI Gwinn / The Point / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (136 mi.)
100.5 WTLX WI Monona / ESPN Madison / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (201 mi.)
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild / Sports Fan 100.5 / 25kw / 5dBµ, mono (181 mi.)
*100.7 WOBE MI Crystal Falls / Radio Now / 75kw / 30dBµ, st. + 95.5 (119 mi.)
100.7 WKKV WI Racine / V100.7 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (169 mi.)
*100.9 WQHN MI East Jordan / The Promise FM / 2.8kw / 15dBµ, mono (54 mi.)
*101.1 WIXX WI Green Bay / 101 WIXX / 96kw / 40dBµ, stereo (99 mi.)
101.1 W266CS MI Traverse City / WJML News R. //1210 / 250w / 15dBµ, m. in null (19 mi.)
101.3 WSUE MI Sault Ste. Marie / Rock 101 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (139 mi.)
101.3 KDWB MN Richfield / CHR / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono (345 mi.)
101.3 W267BB WI Wausau / WPR Ideas / 250w / 0dBµ, mono (177 mi.)
101.5 WMJZ MI Gaylord / Eagle 101.5 / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (83 mi.)
101.5 WJNR MI Iron Mountain / Frog Country / 52kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (119 mi.)
101.7 KLDJ MN Duluth / Kool 101.7 / 18.5kw / 0dBµ, mono, weak (322 mi.)
*101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / Adult Contemp. / 100kw / 45dBµ, stereo (19 mi.)
101.9 WDEZ WI Wausau / Country / 98.5kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (177 mi.)
*102.1 WRKU WI Forestville / More FM / 2.6kw / 30dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
102.1 KEEY MN St. Paul / K102 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (345 mi.)
*102.3 WQTC WI Manitowoc / Q102 / 4.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (90 mi.)
102.3 W272CR MI Petoskey / The Talk Station //1270 / 250w / 10dBµ, m. in null (54 mi.)
*102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver / The Moose / 60kw / 30dBµ, stereo (83 mi.)
102.5 W273CR MI East Bay Twp. / Smile FM / 250w / 7dBµ, mono (19 mi.)
102.7 WRVM WI Suring / Voice of the Master / 98kw / 25dBµ, stereo (115 mi.)
*102.9 WMKC MI Indian River / Big Country Hits / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
*103.1 WOGB WI Reedsville / Classic Hits / 3.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (99 mi.)
103.1 W276BC WI Ellison Bay / V. of the Master //102.7 / 38w / 15dBµ, mono (58 mi.)
103.3 WFXD MI Marquette / 103-FXD / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (145 mi.)
103.3 WGLX WI Wisconsin Rapids / Cl. Rock 103.3 / 100kw / 20dBµ, m. in null (186 mi.)
*103.5 WTCM MI Traverse City / Country //93.5 / 100kw / 55dBµ, stereo (30 mi.)
*103.7 WHYB MI Menominee / Cl. Hits 103.7 / 13kw / 25dBµ, stereo (80 mi.)
103.7 WXSS WI Wauwatosa / Kiss-FM / 19.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
*103.9 WCMW MI Harbor Springs / CMU Public R. / 12kw / 30dBµ, stereo (70 mi.)
103.9 WVBO WI Winneconne / Classic Hits / 24.95kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (127 mi.)
*104.1 WRLU WI Algoma / Cl. Country / 2.4kw / 30dBµ, stereo (66 mi.)
*104.1 W281CG MI Traverse City / The Source //1400 / 250w / 20dBµ, m. in null (19 mi.)
*104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (170 mi.)
104.3 WKZG WI Seymour / KZ 104.3 / 5.6kw / 15dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
*104.5 WZTC MI Traverse City / Bob FM / 1.75kw / 30dBµ, stereo (19 mi.)
104.5 WAXX WI Eau Claire / Country / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (240 mi.)
104.5 WXER WI Plymouth / The Point / 5.1kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (123 mi.)
*104.7 WYKX MI Escanaba / KX Country / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (97 mi.)
104.7 WZOS WI Berlin / Razor 94-7 104-7 //94.7 / 6kw / 0dBµ, mono in null (152 mi.)
*104.9 WPCK WI Denmark / Nash FM //99.5 / 10kw / 20dBµ, stereo (86 mi.)
104.9 WTKM WI Hartford / Full Service / 5.8kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (156 mi.)
*105.1 WSBW WI Ephraim / The Viking / 3.1kw / 35dBµ, mono only (58 mi.)
105.1 WGFM MI Cheboygan / Rock 105 & 95.5 //95.5 / 43kw / 10dBµ, m. in null (69 mi.)
*105.3 WRLO WI Antigo / Rock 105.3 / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (155 mi.)
*105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Michigan //106.7 / 17kw / 50dBµ, mono only (16 mi.)
*105.7 WAPL WI Appleton / Rock / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (99 mi.)
*105.9 WKHQ MI Charlevoix / Hits 106 KHQ / 100kw / 35dBµ, stereo (54 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / in null (271 mi.)
106.1 WMIL WI Waukesha / FM 106.1 / 12kw / 15dBµ, mono (149 mi.)
106.1 WACD WI Antigo / Country 106 / 10kw / 5dBµ, mono (152 mi.)
106.1 WCWI WI Adams / Wisconsin 106 / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (194 mi.)
*106.3 WGMV MI Stephenson / Maverick 106 / 50kw / 35dBµ, stereo (86 mi.)
*106.3 WWMN MI Thompsonville / WJML News R. //1210 / 2.2kw / 30dBµ, m. only (19 mi.)
106.5 WYTE WI Marshfield / Y106.5 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (186 mi.)
106.5 WHBZ WI Sheboygan Falls / The Buzz / 6kw / 15dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
*106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Michigan //105.5 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (62 mi.)
*106.7 WKRU WI Allouez / The Big Dog / 25kw / 25dBµ, stereo (94 mi.)
*106.9 WLGE WI Baileys Harbor / The Lodge / 6kw / 40dBµ, stereo (55 mi.)
106.9 WNRG WI Brookfield / Energy 106.9 / 4.4kw / in null (154 mi.)
107.1 WCKC MI Cadillac / The Drive / 2.75kw / 15dBµ, mono (57 mi.)
107.1 WOCO WI Oconto / The All Heart R. / 3kw / 10dBµ, mono (92 mi.)
107.1 WFON WI Fond du Lac / The Bull / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (132 mi.)
*107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 30dBµ, stereo (88 mi.)
107.3 W297CK WI Sheboygan / Z107 / 250w / 5dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
*107.5 WCCW MI Traverse City / The 70s Station / 50kw / 35dBµ, stereo (19 mi.)
107.5 WDUZ WI Brillion / The Fan / 3.6kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (99 mi.)
*107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 98kw / 20dBµ, stereo (140 mi.)
107.7 WVCY WI Milwaukee / VCY America / 43kw / 7dBµ, mono in null (161 mi.)
*107.9 WBCV WI Wausau / Big Cheese / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (165 mi.)
107.9 WLJD MI Charlevoix / Christian //89.9 / 5kw / 15dBµ, mono in null (54 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 93.1
RDS was not monitored due to signals existing only on the duneside

Station notes:

99.5 WYSS MI Sault Ste. Marie is at 1.3kw from a backup tower instead of 100kw
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford is at 700w from a backup tower instead of 100kw


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Milwaukee Bandscan

Post by cckadlec » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:27 am

I've done radio work at my suburban Milwaukee site at Bender Park in Oak Creek for 14 years now. The area has changed a lot physically with an expansion of a nice new park beside it to the north recently, but a lot of new translators and IBOC signing on over the past many years, worst of all being the 104.7 tower a mile to the south that added IBOC (which extends from 104.3 to 105.1) and the 107.3 translator on that same tower, wiping out Greenville, formerly a regular. It has made the area more and more difficult of a place to listen from. However, because of the nature of the site, using the hillside to weaken the local stations while utilizing the lake duct (further weakening the locals via the duct boundary above me), it's still very easy to hear the regulars at this site, day or night, without too much effort or interference from locals. It is heavy on the IBOC though, as most urban sites are.

Typical areas heard at this site include Chicago (most of them are victims of local IBOC as they are adjacent to locals), Grand Rapids, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lansing, Flint, Detroit, Gaylord, and a smattering of Door County and Green Bay, enhanced after sunset with the land breeze (the land breeze enhances shoreline parallel signals). In all my years at this site, the same stations usually make a good appearance, such as WFBE always being heard over/with local WIIL, at least one or two Detroit signals always coming in, and the usual Fox FM on 92.5 and The Promise FM on 90.5.

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An example of how "hillside duct entrapment" listening (I just made this term up just now, 'cause why not?) can work to one's advantage, look at all the locals that have been weakened enough to allow stations across the water to impede on the local signals. The same stations usually interfere at my Hart Rest Area site, just in an opposite way:

*90.7 WHAD WI Delafield / WPR Ideas / 72kw / 20dBµ, mono only (30 mi.)
*90.7 WAUS MI Berrien Springs / Classical / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (98 mi.)

91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
91.1 WGTD WI Kenosha / WPR News & Classical / 3.2kw / 5dBµ, mono (18 mi.)

*91.7 WMSE WI Milwaukee / MSOE / 3.2kw / RDS / 10dBµ, stereo (13 mi.)
91.7 WMCQ MI Muskegon / American Family R. / 6kw / in null (102 mi.)

*92.1 WVTY WI Racine / VTY Country / 2.7kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (10 mi.)
*92.1 WGHN MI Grand Haven / Adult Contemp. / 6kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (82 mi.)

*93.7 W229CQ WI Milwaukee / La Z 93.7 //104.7 HD-2 / 250w / 20dBµ, st. (12 mi.)
*93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw / 20dBµ, mono (118 mi.)

*94.5 WKTI WI Milwaukee / ESPN Milwaukee / 14kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
*94.5 WKLQ MI Holland / The Q 94.5 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (95 mi.)

*95.1 WIIL WI Union Grove / 95 WIIL Rock / 50kw / RDS / 25dBµ, st. (22 mi.)
95.1 WFBE MI Flint / Nash FM / 34kw / good in car (212 mi.)

*96.9 WWDV IL Zion / The Drive //97.1 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (25 mi.)
96.9 WLAV MI Grand Rapids / 97 LAV-FM / 20kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (126 mi.)

97.9 W250BN WI West Allis / R. Caliente //1460 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (12 mi.)
97.9 WGRD MI Grand Rapids / 97-9 GRD / 13kw / 10dBµ, mono (111 mi.)

*98.3 WCXT MI Hartford / The Coast / 3.7kw / 20dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
98.3 WJMR WI Menomonee Falls / Jammin' 98.3 / 4.9kw / RDS / 10dBµ, m. (14 mi.)

99.9 WQLQ MI Benton Harbor / Live 99.9 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
99.9 W260CV WI Racine / Oldies & Info //1400 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (11 mi.)

*103.3 W277CV WI Milwaukee / Newsradio WTMJ //620 / 250w / RDS / 15dBµ, m. (16 mi.)
*103.3 WKFR MI Battle Creek / 103.3 KFR / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (132 mi.)

105.3 WHTS MI Coopersville / Hot FM / 20kw / 20dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
105.3 WLVE WI Mukwonago / K-Love / 1.65kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (19 mi.)

*105.7 WSRW MI Grand Rapids / Star 105.7 / 265kw / 20dBµ, stereo (118 mi.)
*105.7 W289CB WI Milwaukee / The Fan //1250 / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (16 mi.)

106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / 15dBµ, m., dominant (92 mi.)
106.9 WNRG WI Brookfield / Energy 106.9 / 4.4kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (14 mi.)

*107.7 WVCY WI Milwaukee / VCY America / 43kw / 35dBµ, stereo (13 mi.)
*107.7 WRKR MI Portage / Classic Rock / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (137 mi.)


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OAK CREEK / MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN BANDSCAN
June 7, 2019 1710-2010 / 62-59°F, clear, visible inversion
Location: 42°52'07.6"N 87°50'29.3"W (Bender Park / primary)
640 feet (60 ft. above lake level on blocking hillside)
Location: 42°52'30.4"N 87°50'41.2"W (Lake Vista Pk. / additional)
670 feet (90 ft. above lake atop bluff briefly in car only)
154 stations total / Average distance: 92 mi.

† station was received during brief morning additional session only
* station was received on seek

87.75 WRME-LP IL Chicago / MeTVFM / 3kw / 0dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
*88.1 WMWK WI Milwaukee / Family Radio / 1.8kw / 25dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
88.3 WCXK MI Kalamazoo / Cont. Christian //91.3 / 10kw / 3dBµ, m. (118 mi.)
88.5 WGVU MI Allendale / NPR Public / 4kw / 15dBµ, mono (96 mi.)
88.5 WSFI IL Antioch / Catholic R. / 6.1kw / 1dBµ, mono, perfect (32 mi.)
88.7 WSIS MI Riverside / Smile FM / 6kw / 15dBµ, m., IBOC in null (88 mi.)
*88.9 WYMS WI Milwaukee / R. Milwaukee / 1.45kw / RDS / 30dBµ, st. (16 mi.)
89.1 IBOC (WYMS)
89.3 WGNB MI Zeeland / Moody Radio / 30kw / 15dBµ, stereo (94 mi.)
89.5 WBEW IN Chesterton / Vocalo Radio / 4kw / 10dBµ, mono (94 mi.)
89.5 WCMU MI Mt. Pleasant / CMU Public R. / 100kw / 0dBµ, mono (162 mi.)
*89.7 WUWM WI Milwaukee / Milwaukee Public R. / 13.5kw / RDS / 35dBµ, st. (16 mi.)
89.9 WTHS MI Holland / Voice of Hope College / 1kw / 5dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
89.9 WLJN MI Traverse City / Christian / 100kw / 2dBµ, mono (171 mi.)
89.9 WHLP IN Hanna / Calvary R. Network / 8kw / 0dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
90.1 WMBI IL Chicago / Moody Radio / 100kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (65 mi.)
90.1 WYBA MI Coldwater / BBN / 32kw / 0dBµ, mono (143 mi.)
*90.3 WBLV MI Twin Lake / Blue Lake Public R. / 100kw / RDS / 10dBµ, st. (102 mi.)
90.3 WBCL IN Fort Wayne / Cont. Christian / 26kw / 5dBµ, mono (182 mi.)
*90.5 WKAR MI East Lansing / Public & Cl. / 85kw / 20dBµ, m., IBOC in null (174 mi.)
90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay / K-Love / 100kw / perfect in car (142 mi.) †
90.5 WPHN MI Gaylord / The Promise FM / 100kw / very good in car (241 mi.)
*90.7 WHAD WI Delafield / WPR Ideas / 72kw / 20dBµ, mono only (30 mi.)
*90.7 WAUS MI Berrien Springs / Classical / 50kw / 20dBµ, stereo (98 mi.)
90.9 WCFG MI Springfield / Christian //91.3 / 700w / 10dBµ, m., IBOC in null (132 mi.)
91.1 WOLW MI Cadillac / The Promise FM / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (144 mi.)
91.1 WGTD WI Kenosha / WPR News & Classical / 3.2kw / 5dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
*91.3 WCSG MI Grand Rapids / Cont. Christian / 37kw / 25dBµ, stereo (111 mi.)
91.5 WBEZ IL Chicago / NPR Public / 5.7kw / 5dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
*91.7 WMSE WI Milwaukee / MSOE / 3.2kw / RDS / 10dBµ, stereo (13 mi.)
91.7 WMCQ MI Muskegon / American Family R. / 6kw / in null (102 mi.)
91.9 WMJC MI Richland / Calvary R. Network / 6kw / 1dBµ, m. behind IBOC (130 mi.)
*92.1 WVTY WI Racine / VTY Country / 2.7kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (10 mi.)
*92.1 WGHN MI Grand Haven / Adult Contemp. / 6kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (82 mi.)
92.3 WPWX IN Hammond / Power 92 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (87 mi.)
92.5 WFDX MI Atlanta / The Fox FM / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (228 mi.)
92.5 WZUU MI Mattawan / The ZUU / 4.7kw / 5dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
92.5 WMBZ WI West Bend / Buzz Country / 17.5kw / 5dBµ, mono (45 mi.)
92.7 WYVN MI Saugatuck / The Van / 3.3kw / 10dBµ, mono (86 mi.)
92.9 WNDV IN South Bend / U93 / 12kw / 5dBµ, mono (121 mi.)
92.9 WJZQ MI Cadillac / Z93 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (178 mi.)
92.9 W225CP WI Hartford / Party 92.9 //1540 / 200w / perfect in car (24 mi.)
93.1 WXRT IL Chicago / 93XRT / 6.7kw / 10dBµ, mono + IBOC (68 mi.)
*93.3 WLDB WI Milwaukee / B93.3 / 16kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
93.5 IBOC (WLDB / WBCT)
*93.7 W229CQ WI Milwaukee / La Z 93.7 //104.7 HD-2 / 250w / 20dBµ, st. (12 mi.)
*93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw / 20dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
93.9 WLIT IL Chicago / Lite FM / 4kw / 0dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
93.9 WDOR WI Sturgeon Bay / Full Service AC / 77kw / good in car (143 mi.)
94.1 WWDK MI Jackson / Duke FM / 40kw / 15dBµ, mono (165 mi.)
94.1 WWKR MI Hart / K-Rock / 5kw / perfect in car (98 mi.) †
94.3 WZOC IN Plymouth / Z94.3 / 11.5kw / 15dBµ, mono + IBOC (123 mi.)
*94.5 WKTI WI Milwaukee / ESPN Milwaukee / 14kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
*94.5 WKLQ MI Holland / The Q 94.5 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (95 mi.)
94.7 WLS IL Chicago / Classic Hits / 4.4kw / 5dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
94.9 WSJM MI Benton Harbor / News/Talk 94.9 / 2.2kw / 10dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
94.9 WMMQ MI East Lansing / Cl. Rock 94.9 / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono (167 mi.)
94.9 WKZC MI Scottville / The Big Dog / 17kw / good in car (109 mi.) †
*95.1 WIIL WI Union Grove / 95 WIIL Rock / 50kw / RDS / 25dBµ, st. (22 mi.)
95.1 WFBE MI Flint / Nash FM / 34kw / good in car (212 mi.)
95.3 WTRC MI Niles / News/Talk 95.3 MNC / 5.5kw / 10dBµ, mono (113 mi.)
95.5 WEBG IL Chicago / Big 95.5 / 5.3kw / 3dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
*95.7 WRIT WI Milwaukee / Big FM / 34kw / RDS / 35dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
95.9 WEFM IN Michigan City / Full Service / 3kw / 3dBµ, m. in IBOC null (94 mi.)
95.9 WLKM MI Three Rivers / The Mix / 3.6kw / in IBOC null (134 mi.)
*96.1 WMAX MI Holland / ESPN 961 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (100 mi.)
96.1 WHNN MI Bay City / My 96.1 / 100kw / 1dBµ, mono (214 mi.)
96.3 WBBM IL Chicago / B96 / 3.3kw / 3dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
*96.5 WKLH WI Milwaukee / Hometown Rock / 20kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
96.7 IBOC (WKLH)
*96.9 WWDV IL Zion / The Drive //97.1 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (25 mi.)
96.9 WLAV MI Grand Rapids / 97 LAV-FM / 20kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (126 mi.)
97.1 WDRV IL Chicago / The Drive //96.9 / 8.3kw / 5dBµ, m. in IBOC null (69 mi.)
*97.3 WRNW WI Milwaukee / The Game / 15.5kw / RDS / 25dBµ, stereo (17 mi.)
97.5 WJIM MI Lansing / Now FM / 45kw / 10dBµ, mono + IBOC (170 mi.)
97.5 WYTZ MI Bridgman / Y Country / 3.8kw / 5dBµ, mono + IBOC (90 mi.)
97.7 WYXX IN Goshen / Rock 97.7 / 2.9kw / 10dBµ, mono (131 mi.)
97.7 WFDL WI Lomira / Sunny 97-7 / 17.5kw / good in car (62 mi.)
97.9 W250BN WI West Allis / R. Caliente //1460 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (12 mi.)
97.9 WGRD MI Grand Rapids / 97-9 GRD / 13kw / 10dBµ, mono (111 mi.)
98.1 WGFN MI Glen Arbor / The Bear / 21kw / 5dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
98.1 W251BU WI Kenosha / Oldies & Info WRJN 1400 / 250w / 0dBµ, mono (18 mi.)
*98.3 WCXT MI Hartford / The Coast / 3.7kw / 20dBµ, mono (88 mi.)
98.3 WJMR WI Menomonee Falls / Jammin' 98.3 / 4.9kw / RDS / 10dBµ, m. (14 mi.)
98.5 WNWN MI Coldwater / Win 98.5 / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono (155 mi.)
98.5 WUPS MI Harrison / UPS 98.5 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
98.7 WFMT IL Chicago / Classical / 6kw / 5dBµ, mono (69 mi.)
98.7 W254CU WI Milwaukee / Joy 98-7 //1340 / 99w / RDS / 3dBµ, mono (14 mi.)
98.9 WBYR IN Woodburn / The Bear / 50kw / 5dBµ, mono in IBOC null (201 mi.)
*99.1 WMYX WI Milwaukee / The Mix / 50kw / RDS / 20dBµ, stereo (12 mi.)
99.3 WJQK MI Zeeland / Joy 99.3 / 4.7kw / 5dBµ, m., IBOC in null (95 mi.)
99.5 WUSN IL Chicago / US99 / 5.7kw / 10dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
99.5 WPKR WI Omro / Nash FM / 25kw / good in car (78 mi.) †
99.7 WUGN MI Midland / Family Life R. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (172 mi.)
99.7 WSHW IN Frankfort / Shine 99 / 50kw / 0dBµ, mono (184 mi.)
99.7 WIWI-LP WI Milwaukee / Span. Religious / 80w / very good in car (10 mi.)
99.9 WQLQ MI Benton Harbor / Live 99.9 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (98 mi.)
99.9 W260CV WI Racine / Oldies & Info //1400 / 250w / 10dBµ, mono (11 mi.)
100.1 WSJP WI Port Washington / Relevant R. / 6kw / 1dBµ, mono (39 mi.)
100.3 W262CJ WI Milwaukee / Fonz FM //1290 107.3 / 99w / RDS / 5dBµ, m. (16 mi.)
100.3 WSHE IL Chicago / SHE 100.3 / 5.7kw / 5dBµ, mono (68 mi.)
100.3 WNCY WI Neenah-Menasha / Y100 / 45kw / weak in car (98 mi.) †
100.5 WTRV MI Walker / The River / 3kw / 5dBµ, mono in IBOC null (107 mi.)
*100.7 WKKV WI Racine / V100.7 / 50kw / RDS / 40dBµ, stereo (11 mi.)
100.9 WQXC MI Allegan / Cool 101 / 3kw / 10dBµ, mono, IBOC in null (109 mi.)
101.1 WIOE IN S. Whitley / Oldies 101.1 / 6kw / 10dBµ, mono (163 mi.)
101.1 WKQX IL Chicago / Alt. Rock / 5.7kw / 5dBµ, mono + IBOC (68 mi.)
101.1 WIXX WI Green Bay / 101 WIXX / 96kw / good in car (107 mi.)
101.3 WBFX MI Grand Rapids / The Brew / 50kw / RDS / 10dBµ, mono (126 mi.)
101.5 WNSN IN South Bend / Sunny 101.5 / 13kw / RDS / 5dBµ, mono (120 mi.)
101.5 WMTE MI Manistee / Eagle 101-5 / 6kw / 0dBµ, mono in null (121 mi.)
101.7 WMRR MI Muskegon Hts. / Rock 101.7 / 12kw / 10dBµ, mono (81 mi.)
101.7 WLDE IN Fort Wayne / Classic Hits 101.7 / 6kw / 0dBµ, mono (190 mi.)
101.9 WLDR MI Traverse City / Adult Contemp. / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (169 mi.)
101.9 WTMX IL Skokie / The Mix / 4.2kw / 5dBµ, mono, IBOC in null (69 mi.)
101.9 WDET MI Detroit / Public Variety / 48kw / 5dBµ, mono in null (245 mi.)
*102.1 WLUM WI Milwaukee / FM 102.1 / 8.8kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (17 mi.)
102.3 WXLC IL Waukegan / 102.3 XLC / 3kw / 3dBµ, mono + IBOC (36 mi.)
102.5 WIOG MI Bay City / CHR / 86kw / 5dBµ, mono (206 mi.)
102.7 WVAZ IL Oak Park / V103 / 3.8kw / 5dBµ, mono + IBOC (68 mi.)
*102.9 WHQG WI Milwaukee / The Hog / 50kw / RDS / 30dBµ, stereo (14 mi.)
103.1 WPNA IL Highland Pk. / Polish-Amer. Mix / 6kw / 5dBµ, m. in IBOC null (51 mi.)
*103.3 W277CV WI Milwaukee / Newsradio WTMJ //620 / 250w / RDS / 15dBµ, m. (16 mi.)
*103.3 WKFR MI Battle Creek / 103.3 KFR / 50kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (132 mi.)
103.5 WKSC IL Chicago / KISS FM / 4.3kw / 5dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
*103.7 WXSS WI Wauwatosa / Kiss-FM / 19.5kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
103.9 IBOC (WXSS)
*104.1 WVGR MI Grand Rapids / Michigan Radio / 96kw / 15dBµ, mono (118 mi.)
104.1 WZEE WI Madison / Z104 / 12kw / 0dBµ, mono in null (84 mi.)
104.3 WBMX IL Chicago / 104.3 Jams / 4.1kw / 10dBµ, mono + IBOC (69 mi.)
104.5 WSNX MI Muskegon / CHR / 32kw / behind IBOC (94 mi.)
*104.7 WDDW WI Sturtevant / La Gran D / 4.2kw / RDS / 70dBµ, stereo (1 mi.)
*104.9 IBOC (WDDW)
105.1 WOJO IL Evanston / Qué Buena / 5.7kw / 10dBµ, mono + WDDW IBOC (68 mi.)
105.3 WHTS MI Coopersville / Hot FM / 20kw / 20dBµ, mono (102 mi.)
105.3 WLVE WI Mukwonago / K-Love / 1.65kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (19 mi.)
105.5 WSRJ MI Honor / ESPN N. Mich. //106.7 / 17kw / 15dBµ, m. + IBOC (160 mi.)
105.5 WLJE IN Valparaiso / Indiana 105 / 1.25kw / 10dBµ, m. + IBOC (102 mi.)
105.5 WTHD MI Lagrange / Thunder Country / 2.4kw / 10dBµ, m. + IBOC (154 mi.)
*105.7 WSRW MI Grand Rapids / Star 105.7 / 265kw / 20dBµ, stereo (118 mi.)
*105.7 W289CB WI Milwaukee / The Fan //1250 / 250w / 15dBµ, mono (16 mi.)
105.9 WCFS IL Elmwood Pk. / WBBM Newsr. 780 / 4.1kw / 5dBµ, m. in IBOC null (69 mi.)
*106.1 WMIL WI Waukesha / FM 106.1 / 12kw / RDS / 45dBµ, stereo (16 mi.)
106.3 WGLM MI Lakeview / M106-3 & M-1380 / 3kw / behind IBOC (135 mi.)
*106.5 WVFM MI Kalamazoo / FM 106.5 / 33kw / 20dBµ, stereo (123 mi.)
106.5 W293CX WI Milwaukee / The Voice //860 / 99w / 1dBµ, mono in null (15 mi.)
106.5 WHBZ WI Sheboygan Falls / The Buzz / 6kw / perfect in car (59 mi.) †
106.7 WLLZ MI Detroit / Detroit's Wheels / 61kw / 15dBµ, mono (247 mi.)
106.7 WSRT MI Gaylord / ESPN N. Mich. //105.5 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (212 mi.)
106.7 WFGA OH Hicksville / Real Country 106.7 / 2.8kw / 5dBµ, mono (182 mi.)
106.7 WPPN IL Des Plaines / Amor 106.7 / 50kw / 2dBµ, mono + IBOC (51 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw / 15dBµ, m., dom. (92 mi.)
106.9 WNRG WI Brookfield / Energy 106.9 / 4.4kw / RDS / 15dBµ, mono (14 mi.)
107.1 WIRX MI St. Joseph / Rock 107 / 1.2kw / 5dBµ, mono (93 mi.)
*107.3 W297BY WI Franklin / Fonz FM //1290 100.3 / 250w / RDS / 55dBµ, st. (1 mi.)
107.5 WGCI IL Chicago / Urban Contemp. / 3.7kw / 5dBµ, mono + 107.3 (69 mi.)
*107.7 WVCY WI Milwaukee / VCY America / 43kw / 35dBµ, stereo (13 mi.)
*107.7 WRKR MI Portage / Classic Rock / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono in null (137 mi.)
107.9 WMUS MI Muskegon / The Moose / 15kw / 10dBµ, mono (81 mi.)

Inconclusive signals: 89.5

Es noted on 103.3, 103.5, 104.1, 104.3 shortly after 5pm. Some signals with IDs:

103.3 WMCM ME Rockland / 97-1 The Bear / 21kw / Es (939 mi.)
103.5 CKHZ NS Halifax / Hot Country 103-5 / 100kw / Es (1208 mi.)


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Post by cckadlec » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 am

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 enjoy it as much though) and post-sunset finally revealed the strong 2,000-foot high inversion in a more visible form. No mirages noted otherwise by the time it got mostly dark at 9pm, but the sunset itself was visible inside the inversion for a half hour after actual local sunset at 8:18pm before setting a second time inside the inversion.

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The results of this inversion? The effects of the inversion extended just 15 miles inland on either side, meaning numerous full-power locals - many of them further inland - were weakened, while the translators - many of those closer to the shore and some of them newer - were in with impressively RARE power. I've been at this for 18 years, and while most translators have only been around about 5 years, some of these are so hard to even get a peep out of that I assume they're never going to come in.

Because my DXing season doesn't start until May 20th due to hostile conditions (while it was 55F just inland, the water is still 42F with temperatures along the coast also at 42F and breezy - too cold for true radio work), this is just a practice run of sorts to open the season. I made a handful of recordings of these translators coming in from along the opposite shore, 90 miles away. I didn't even hit every frequency due to time, but when it's in the low 40s and your hands are numb and it's getting hard to see your radio after the sun has set, you leave happy with what you've got. Here's some of what I got:

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Listen: 92.9 W225CP WI Hartford / Party 92-9 / 250w (91 mi.)
This one certainly comes in rather often on the side of KATF and WNDV as it doesn't have many others to deal with.

Listen: 98.5 W253CW WI Plymouth / Love 98-5 / 250w (89 mi.)
New sign-on since last season, standing in the way of Star 98.5 Green Bay. Near local strength with 1940s music and call letters-less TOH ID.

Listen: 98.7 W254CU WI Milwaukee / Joy 1340 / 99w (85 mi.)
This 99-watter heard in numerous times at different sites from South Haven up to Silver Lake Dunes but never DOMINANT like this. Crushing WFMT, which was banished to a measly little null.

Listen: 99.7 WIWI-LP WI Milwaukee / Milwaukee Hispanic R. / 80w (84 mi.)
Heard only ONCE before on this side of the shore (at ANY of my sites), two years ago a few miles up the shore but so quiet I only understood it as Spanish. Absolutely dominant here at 80 watts with nearly nothing in its path.

Listen: 101.3 W267CL WI West Bend / Classic Hits / 250w (95 mi.)
I was caught off-guard hearing John Tesh instead of usual CHR on KUUL. Not the first catch of this one, which is heard more often at my northern sites since only full powered KUUL and KDWB occupy this frequency here.

Other flamethrower translators were heard, such as 99.9 Racine, 97.9 Milwaukee, 103.3 Milwaukee, 107.3 Sheboygan, etc. all in like locals and all being regulars.

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And stations ignoring the territory of typically-solid locals:

Listen: 92.1 WVTY WI Racine / VTY Country / 2.7kw (89 mi.)
VTY in without any problem vs. 60dBµ local WGHN just 11 miles down the coast RIGHT on the beach atop a high sand dune. VTY is common in its null in this area but it's usually a harder null to pull in as opposed to occupying half the frequency.

Listen: 92.7 WCPY IL Arlington Hts. / Dance Factory / 1.8kw (112 mi.)
Dance Factory - which isn't too uncommon - in the null of 36-mi. Spanish local The Van just down the coast (right along the water), which is further enhanced with this kind of inversion. Chicago still in its null though.

Listen: 97.5 WYTZ MI Bridgman / Y Country / 3.8kw (85 mi.)
Y Country in the null of 12-mile local WLAW (3kw) just up the coast in Whitehall. Not exceptionally rare, but typically ZOK instead, which this time is outside the range of the inversion. WYTZ is right on the water down the coast across from Chicago.

Listen: 106.9 WNRG WI Brookfield / Energy 106-9 / 4.4kw (85 mi.)
Milwaukee (4.4kw at 85 mi. away) in solid but quite distorted at 45dBµ vs. local WOOD (50kw 12 mi. away) in at 50dBµ. Local 50kw stuck in the null all evening. Distortion is one major side effect of this type of inversion and things can get pretty bad at times.

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