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Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

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Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:45 pm

WOMC was getting its ass kicked by WCZY "My 104.3" in Mt. Pleasant. Rather strange occurrence as WOMC is usually a steady reception.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:50 pm

Must be a pretty busy day...I have two signals fighting it out on 104.9, a frequency I never get anything on out here. Playing Raconteurs now (waiting for an ID). Anyone know what's up?

Edit: 104.9 the Edge from Battle Creek. Pulling a lot from NW/W.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:23 pm

WUPS (98.5) from Harrison, in like a local. Very busy day (I don't remember what this is called...skip?) for outside signals. This happens once in a great while here...but this time I had something on every signal. Some distant stations had two or more signals fighting (97.7 had Steve Miller and Billy Idol music duking it out). 106.5 had some kind of 90s Modern AC format, seguing Del Amitri to Matchbox 20. Many Detroit stations were struggling, including WDRQ and WNIC. Even more local stations like W4 and 1071one from Ann Arbor were fighting other stations. Probably the wackiest FM day since I moved here a couple years ago.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:28 pm

90.1 from Bay City was coming in fairly strongly in the Southfield and Beverly Hills area a short time ago when I was in the car.

Earlier today, FM 96 from London, ON was walking all over CJWF from Windsor, and as that was occurring, I was getting a pretty good signal from 94.1 Duke FM.

Within the last 90 minutes, 103.9 from Woodstock/London, ON was occupying most of the air space on 103.9 MHz. It was a mix between them, the Smile FM translator, and the French language CBC station from Windsor.

95.1 CKUE from Chatham, ON has been coming in well throughout the day.

Mega, the second station you were hearing on 104.9 was likely WQBX from Alma.

One of the stations you heard on 97.7 was likely WYXX from Goshen, IN.

The station you heard on 106.5 was Kalamazoo's WVFM. The two songs you just mentioned show up back-to-back on their music log and were played shortly before 4PM.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:53 pm

Thanks for that, MW. I was driving and couldn't note everything. Interesting FM around here today.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by bmw » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:58 pm

VERY unusual reception pattern today. Here in Tawas City, you'd think you were driving through Toronto if you were to scan your radio - probably the strongest DX from Toronto I've ever heard here. Also some VERY strong reception from Flint and a few stations from Lansing.

92.3 The Dock
92.7 CJSP
95.1 CKUE
96.5 WQHH (Lansing)
96.7 CHYM
97.5 Virgin Radio (CIQM)
98.1 CKLO
98.9 CHCD
99.1 Lansing
100.3 WNIC
100.9 CBLA
101.3 CKOT
101.7 The One
102.9 CFMO
105.3 CFCA (BOOMING in)
105.5 WWCK (BOOMING in)
107.9 WCRZ (BOOMING in)

98.1 CKLO is a new catch for me. 101.3 CKOT may be a first as well.

Reception of every single station listed above was at least medium strength and rock-solid stable with no fading.



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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:02 pm

Even at 10pm, in my basement, I'm pulling a SOLID stereo signal of (MW...hold your gag in) 92.1 Fuel FM. Add to that bmw's receptions above, and it has been an insane day for catches.

You lucky bastard...I used to love FM96 before the Wolf signed on.

I guess what amazes me is I had Detroit stations losing ground (which are technically my locals) and getting stations in from west Michigan, north Michigan, Canada, Ohio, Indiana...yet my locals were getting beat down. Strange to me and I hope one of our great engineering minds chimes in on this.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm

Let’s see what I managed to get up north...

92.1 WCSR
92.3 WCOL
92.5 WDJQ
93.1 WBTU
93.9 WBKS
94.7 WSNY (hardly listenable but I could hear it through W234BU)
97.9 WNCI
98.3 WPKO
98.7 WYKL
98.9 WBYR
100.5 WBGI
101.5 WIBA
101.9 WTMX
102.1 WDOK
102.7 WCPZ
103.3 WGLX
104.3 WOGI (first PA station!)
104.7 WFRN
105.3 WYHT
105.5 WGKL



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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by audiophile » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:49 am

I heard CIND from Toronto.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by CK-722 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:07 pm

Sorry I missed that. Between IBOC sidebands, the new Canadian drop ins, and translators, the only ones I heard were 320 kW WBCT Beast 93.7, and WLEW 102.1.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by SolarMax » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:28 pm

The Saturday tropo maps at Hepburn's Tropospheric Ducting Forecast site showed a "fair" amount of ducting over the Great Lakes area. Warm air, cold ground, interesting signal paths.



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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:37 pm

Thank you, Solar!


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by cckadlec » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Very busy day (I don't remember what this is called...skip?) for outside signals.
The term you are looking for is "tropo". "Skip" refers to E-skip. Interestingly enough, it is the peak of winter Es at the moment, though only New England has had an opening so far this week and the season isn't usually anything interesting.


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12/28 Tropo Summary

Post by cckadlec » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:27 pm

DEC 28, 2019 TROPO SUMMARY + AUDIO --

A 24-hour period brought a strong high pressure system to the Great Lakes with an even stronger inversion. Here's a summary of the happenings with the final half of the opening to Ontario and WNY eerily similar - straight down to the Christmas music - to the last big one on December 16, 2018. The audio summary includes many of the stations heard, most of them in the null of strong locals (especially my 12-mi. WHTS where two massive signals broke through). Because humans need sleep, the session was split with a morning and evening session before the high moved too far east by 11pm.

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*** Audio summary: http://www.chriskadlec.com/temp/radio/Tropo_122819.mp3

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December 28, 2019 Tropo: Fremont, Michigan
December 28, 2019 0115-0945 & 1730-2300
Equipment: Grundig G8 portable radio

Local Stations Interfered

93.7 WBCT MI Grand Rapids / B93 / 320kw (62 mi.)
95.3 WGVS MI Whitehall / NPR Public / 2kw (22 mi.)
95.7 WLHT MI Grand Rapids / The Mix / 40kw (33 mi.)
96.9 WLAV MI Grand Rapids / 97-LAV / 7.2kw (36 mi.)
97.3 WDEE MI Reed City / Sunny 97-3 / 2.85kw (26 mi.)
97.5 WLAW MI Whitehall / Nash Icon / 4.5kw (21 mi.)
97.9 WGRD MI Grand Rapids / 97-9 GRD / 13kw (50 mi.)
100.5 WTRV MI Walker / The River / 3kw (34 mi.)
101.3 WBFX MI Grand Rapids / The Brew / 50kw (42 mi.)
104.1 WVGR MI Grand Rapids / Michigan R. / 96kw (61 mi.)
105.3 WHTS MI Coopersville / Hot FM / 20kw (12 mi.)
106.5 WVFM MI Kalamazoo / FM 106.5 / 33kw (73 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw (19 mi.)

Notable Stations Received

89.9 WCOB PA Cambridge Sp. / Family Life N. / 25kw / 15dBµ, m. (314 mi.)
90.7 WNFR MI Sandusky / Hope FM / 42kw / 20dBµ, mono (169 mi.)
92.7 CJBX ON London / Pure Country 93 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (247 mi.)
93.5 CBCL ON London / CBC Music / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (233 mi.)
93.7 WBGR WI Monroe / The Big FM / 36kw / 25dBµ, mono (200 mi.)
94.3 CKSY ON Chatham / Adult Contemp. / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (206 mi.)
94.7 CHKX ON Hamilton / KX 94-7 / 100kw / 5dBµ, mono (312 mi.)
94.7 WSNY OH Columbus / Sunny 95 / 22kw / 20dBµ, mono (285 mi.)
95.1 CKUE ON Chatham / Cool FM / 42kw / 10dBµ, mono (206 mi.)
95.3 CING ON Hamilton / Energy 95-3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (310 mi.)
95.7 WPIG NY Olean / The Big Pig / 43kw / 10dBµ, mono (392 mi.)
95.9 CFPL ON London / FM96 / 300kw / 35dBµ, stereo (238 mi.)
96.3 WLVQ OH Columbus / Q-FM 96 / 18kw / 25dBµ, mono (285 mi.)
96.7 CHYM ON Kitchener / Adult Contemp. / 80kw / 25dBµ, stereo (266 mi.)
96.9 WNKL OH Wauseon / K-Love / 5kw / 15dBµ, mono (166 mi.)
97.1 WBNS OH Columbus / The Fan / 20.5kw / 25dBµ, mono (285 mi.)
97.1 WREO OH Ashtabula / Mix 97-1 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (286 mi.)
97.3 WMEE IN Fort Wayne / Hot AC / 26kw / 20dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
97.5 CIQM ON London / Virgin R. / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (233 mi.)
97.9 WNCI OH Columbus / CHR / 175kw / 20dBµ, mono (286 mi.)
98.9 WBYR IN Woodburn / The Bear / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
99.5 WZPL IN Greenfield / 99-5 ZPL / 19kw / 20dBµ, mono (257 mi.)
99.5 WDCX NY Buffalo / Christian / 110kw / 10dBµ, mono (366 mi.)
99.7 WRKZ OH Columbus / The Blitz / 20kw / 20dBµ, mono (285 mi.)
99.7 WSHW IN Frankfort / Shine 99 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (213 mi.)
99.9 CFGX ON Sarnia / The Fox / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (183 mi.)
100.5 WWKI IN Kokomo / Hit Country 100.5 KI / 50kw / 25dBµ, m. (210 mi.)
101.3 CKOT ON Tillsonburg / Easy 101.3 / 26kw / 5dBµ, mono (258 mi.)
101.3 WBAA IN W. Lafayette / NPR Public & Class. / 14kw / 10dBµ, m. (226 mi.)
101.3 WNCO OH Ashland / Country / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (258 mi.)
102.1 WIMT OH Lima / T-102 / 11kw / 20dBµ, mono (216 mi.)
102.5 WMDH IN New Castle / Nash FM / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (238 mi.)
102.5 WTSS NY Buffalo / Star 102.5 / 110kw / 20dBµ, mono (373 mi.)
102.5 WWCD ON Baltimore / CD 102.5 / 15kw / 25dBµ, mono (305 mi.)
102.7 WCPZ OH Sandusky / Mix 102.7 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (217 mi.)
103.1 CFHK ON St. Thomas / Fresh R. 103.1 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (245 mi.)
103.3 WCRF OH Cleveland / Moody Radio / 25.5kw / 15dBµ, mono (265 mi.)
103.3 WMLX OH St. Marys / Mix 103.3 / 1.95kw / 5dBµ, mono (216 mi.)
103.7 WFIU IN Bloomington / Indiana Public Media / 29kw / weak (301 mi.)
103.7 WRTS PA Erie / Star 104 / 50kw / 25dBµ, stereo (318 mi.)
104.1 WBWN IL Le Roy / B104 / 47kw / 15dBµ, mono (260 mi.)
104.1 WLBC IN Muncie / Adult Contemp. / 41kw / 20dBµ, mono (231 mi.)
104.1 WQAL ON Cleveland / Q104 / 12kw / 20dBµ, mono (260 mi.)
105.1 WQHK IN Huntertown / K105 / 5.7kw / 15dBµ, mono (168 mi.)
105.3 CFCA ON Kitchener / Virgin R. / 100kw / in null (266 mi.)
105.3 WYHT OH Mansfield / Y105 / 50kw / in null (256 mi.)
106.1 CIMJ ON Guelph / Magic 106 / 50kw / 20dBµ, mono (285 mi.)
106.1 WVNO OH Mansfield / Mix 106 / 40kw / 30dBµ, stereo (253 mi.)
106.5 CIXK ON Owen Sound / Mix 106.5 / 28kw / 3dBµ, mono (257 mi.)
106.5 WRZX OH Greenville / Big 106.5 / 50kw / 15dBµ, mono (240 mi.)
106.9 WXXC IN Marion / Star 106.9 / 50kw / in null (200 mi.)

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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by ftballfan » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 am

TVC_DX5678 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Let’s see what I managed to get up north...

92.1 WCSR
92.3 WCOL
92.5 WDJQ
93.1 WBTU
93.9 WBKS
94.7 WSNY (hardly listenable but I could hear it through W234BU)
97.9 WNCI
98.3 WPKO
98.7 WYKL
98.9 WBYR
100.5 WBGI
101.5 WIBA
101.9 WTMX
102.1 WDOK
102.7 WCPZ
103.3 WGLX
104.3 WOGI (first PA station!)
104.7 WFRN
105.3 WYHT
105.5 WGKL
That's impressive! In Manistee, I had the following (a much different set than yours):
88.7 WERN
91.7 WMSE
93.3 W227CH
94.7 WOZZ
94.9 WUPZ (mixing with WKZC)
98.7 WMDC (mixing with WLDN)
99.3 WOWN
99.9 W260AG
100.3 WUPT
101.3 W267BB
101.9 WKQS and WDEZ mixing
104.5 WAXX
105.5 WWCK and WGKL mixing
106.1 WACD



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