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Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 pm

I'm pleased to report your images are now displaying properly, Chris.

I do apologize for the earlier display issues; it was a function of my SSL and security header settings. My new security suite is much more robust than my old one, and I'm learning some things via trial-and-error.


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by cckadlec » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:40 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 pm
I'm pleased to report your images are now displaying properly, Chris.

I do apologize for the earlier display issues; it was a function of my SSL and security header settings. My new security suite is much more robust than my old one, and I'm learning some things via trial-and-error.
Thanks! I noticed that yesterday, that they appeared as normal again, and said "hmm, must have been some code error". I figured it fixed itself automatically, but I appreciate you taking the effort to fix it! I knew it wasn't any issue with images being too big in dimension or file size as I'm hosting them on my own site and messed around with them to no avail!

But they're there now, so no worries :)


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Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:01 pm

While people are here discussing tropo, an old opening from September I finally compiled and edited the audio clips from:

Back in September, we had a massive tropo opening here in the Great Lakes that sent stations flying 500 or 600 miles out with a sprawling high pressure system moving east very slowly. The bulk of the opening concentrated specifically on St. Louis where stations from those towers were being heard here at near-local levels for a few hours - though many of them were distorted - and other areas even 150+ miles more distant than my location around the same time. People from the Upper Peninsula to Detroit and beyond were hearing St. Louis all at once before stations up and down the west edge of the duct started popping up at intense strength.

I was cleaning up the St. Louis band - though only heard in the study room and nowhere else (had I been using a rooftop antenna, I highly doubt I'd have heard anything) - before things opened up elsewhere in the Midwest, still all stations on the western edge of the duct, outlined perfectly on the maps at the time. I had to work that night, so no clue what I missed, but a lot of the stations were scattered about, but those that DID come in were SOLID in stereo for an extended time. Numerous very close locals - some of my absolute hardest to find a null in - were outright being crushed by distant stations. Though I didn't get as much time as I wanted with this opening, it was certainly a memorable one and I got whatever I could with the time I had.

Logs are below with selected station audio linked below the logs.


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September 17-18, 2019 Tropo: Fremont, Michigan
Sept. 17, 2019 1030-1600 & 2015-2200
Sept. 18, 2019 0900-1000
Equipment: Grundig G8 portable radio

Local Stations Interfered (the stations listed in the log below took out these following local stations)

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.)
97.3 WDEE MI Reed City / Sunny 97-3 / 2.85kw (26 mi.)
100.1 WVIB MI Holton / V100 / 2.9kw (16 mi.)
100.9 WWBR MI Big Rapids / Big Country / 6kw (26 mi.)
101.3 WBFX MI Grand Rapids / The Brew / 50kw (42 mi.)
104.5 WSNX MI Muskegon / CHR / 32kw (20 mi.)
106.5 WVFM MI Kalamazoo / FM 106.5 / 33kw (73 mi.)
106.9 WOOD MI Muskegon / NewsRadio 106.9 & 1300 / 50kw (19 mi.)
107.3 WTNR MI Greenville / Thunder 107.3 / 50kw (44 mi.)

Notable Stations Received

90.7 KWMU MO St. Louis / St. Louis Public R. / 100kw / 15dBµ, m. (409 mi.)
92.3 KKHQ IA Oelwein / Q92.3 / 100kw / 15dBµ, mono (305 mi.)
92.3 WIL MO St. Louis / New Country 92-3 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (416 mi.)
93.7 KSD MO St. Louis / The Bull / 74kw / 10dBµ, mono in null (409 mi.)
94.7 KSHE MO Crestwood / K-SHE 95 / 100kw / 30dBµ, stereo (409 mi.)
95.3 KQKL IA Keokuk / K-Love / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (360 mi.)
95.7 WHWL MI Marquette / Gospel Opportunities / 100kw / 25dBµ, st. (220 mi.)
96.3 KNOU MO St. Louis / Now 96-3 / 92kw / 25dBµ, stereo (409 mi.)
96.3 KRNQ IA Keokuk / Bott R. Network / 19kw / 20dBµ, mono (360 mi.)
96.5 KKSY IA Cedar Rapids / Kiss Country / 100kw / 25dBµ, stereo (306 mi.)
97.1 KFTK MO Florissant / NewsTalk 97.1 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (409 mi.)
97.3 WJZE OH Oak Harbor / Hot 97-3 / 4.3kw / 10dBµ, mono (189 mi.)
97.7 WCHY MI Cheboygan / Straits Country / 3.4kw / 15dBµ, mono (169 mi.)
98.1 KHAK IA Cedar Rapids / Country / 100kw / 20dBµ, stereo (306 mi.)
98.1 KYKY MO St. Louis / Y98-1 / 90kw / 25dBµ, mono (409 mi.)
99.1 KLJY MO Clayton / Joy FM / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (409 mi.)
99.1 WIKB MI Iron River / True Country / 60kw / 20dBµ, mono (221 mi.)
99.5 WCOY IL Quincy / Coyote Country / 100kw / 30dBµ, mono (380 mi.)
100.1 WSWR OH Shelby / My 100.1 / 3kw / 20dBµ, mono (242 mi.)
100.9 KRRY MO Canton / Y101 / 28kw / 30dBµ, mono (384 mi.)
101.1 WXOS IL East St. Louis / 101 ESPN / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (416 mi.)
101.3 WNCO OH Ashland / Country / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (258 mi.)
102.5 KEZK MO St. Louis / Adult Contemp. / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (409 mi.)
102.7 WCPZ OH Sandusky / Mix 102.7 / 50kw / 25dBµ, mono (217 mi.)
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga / VCY America / 100kw / 40dBµ, stereo (250 mi.)
104.5 WAXX WI Eau Claire / Country / 100kw / 35dBµ, st. in null (262 mi.)
104.5 WILZ MI Saginaw / Wheelz 104.5 / 2.9kw / 30dBµ, st. in null (101 mi.)
105.5 KILJ IA Mt. Pleasant / Easy Listening / 24kw / 25dBµ, mono (337 mi.)
105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn / VCY America / 98kw / 30dBµ, mono (331 mi.)
106.5 KCQQ IA Davenport / Q106.5 / 100kw / 20dBµ, mono (261 mi.)
106.5 WARH IL Granite City / The Arch / 90kw / 25dBµ, stereo (409 mi.)
106.9 KROC MN Rochester / CHR / 100kw / 35dBµ, mono in null (325 mi.)
107.3 WUPF MI Powers / Eagle 107.3 / 50kw / 35dBµ, mono in null (169 mi.)
107.5 WCCN WI Neillsville / The Rock / 100kw / 25dBµ, mono (245 mi.)
107.7 KSLZ MO St. Louis / Z107-7 / 100kw / 30dBµ, mono (409 mi.)
107.7 WMQT MI Ishpeming / Q107 / 100kw / 10dBµ, mono (225 mi.)


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Selected Audio Clips

** 90.7 KWMU MO St. Louis (409 mi.) -- Listen

** 93.7 KSD MO St. Louis (409 mi. / in the null of my 320kw local, both playing the same song at the same time 350 mi. apart - good job, iHeart) -- Listen

** 94.7 KSHE MO Crestwood (409 mi. / signal levels stronger than some of my locals) -- Listen

** 95.3 KQKL IA Keokuk (360 mi. / in the null of my 22-mile local) -- Listen

** 95.7 WHWL MI Marquette (220 mi. / first ever catch at home, absolutely crushing my hard-to-null local) -- Listen

** 96.3 KNOU MO St. Louis (409 mi.) -- Listen

** 96.3 KRNQ IA Keokuk (360 mi. / mixing with KNOU for quite some time before taking over completely) -- Listen

** 96.5 KKSY IA Cedar Rapids (306 mi. / very regular tropo station, but packing a punch for many hours) -- Listen

** 98.1 KYKY MO St. Louis (409 mi. / a little more up and down than some of the other St. Louis ones) -- Listen

** 99.1 KLJY MO Clayton (409 mi. / absolutely terrible distortion on this station, in an easy null of WIKB but sounds so overmodulated) -- Listen

** 99.5 WCOY IL Quincy (380 mi.) -- Listen

** 100.9 KRRY MO Canton (384 mi. / no problem at all taking out my 26-mile local) -- Listen

** 101.1 WXOS IL East St. Louis (416 mi.) -- Listen

** 102.5 KEZK MO St. Louis (409 mi. / same distortion as the 99.1 but not as bad) -- Listen

** 105.5 KILJ IA Mt. Pleasant (337 mi. / massive signal beside my 12-mi. local and over my 265kw local's IBOC on a very difficult frequency) -- Listen

** 105.9 WEGZ WI Washburn (331 mi. / over my 265kw local's IBOC) -- Listen

** 106.5 WARH IL Granite City (409 mi. / this one has come in a handful of times in the past year, but nothing like THIS local-strength signal in stereo; the first signal I looked for after reading posts of everyone everywhere hearing St. Louis) -- Listen

** 106.9 KROC MN Rochester (325 mi. / in the null of near-impossible to null local WOOD; common on the beaches but not in these parts) -- Listen

** 107.7 KSLZ MO St. Louis (409 mi. / over strong local IBOC) -- Listen


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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by paul8539 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:32 pm

I was getting some distant TV stations from Detroit and Lansing at the same time. I also got signals on DT-7, DT-9, and DT-19, but could not pull in the stations so I don't know who they were. I did not get Grand Rapids or Toledo or anything south of Detroit.



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Re: Massive WOMC interference in Brighton

Post by paul8539 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:36 pm

I was getting some distant TV stations at this time also; from Detroit and Lansing. Nothing from Grand Rapids, Toledo, or points south. I got signals on DT-7, DT-9, and DT-19, but not strong enough to pull them in.



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