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Mount Pleasant 11/27

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Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by ftballfan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:46 pm

I was in Mount Pleasant for a day last week and I had time to take a bandscan.

88.1 – WLGH Leroy Township (6.7kW @ 66 mi)
88.3 – WEJC White Star (55kW @ 35 mi)
88.5 – WIAB Mackinaw City (50kW @ 136 mi)
88.7 – WIAA Interlochen (100kW @ 66 mi)
89.1 – WLKB Bay City (50kW @ 40 mi)
89.5 – WCMU Mount Pleasant (100kW @ 2 mi)
89.9 – CBE Windsor, ON (100kW @ 137 mi)
90.1 – WUCX Bay City (30kW @ 55 mi)
90.3 – WBLV Twin Lake (100kW @ 64 mi)
90.5 – WKAR East Lansing (87kW @ 65 mi)
90.7 – WBHL Harrison (10kW @ 26 mi)
90.9 – either WSLI Belding (11.5kW @ 45 mi) or WTRK Freeland (430W @ 40 mi)
91.1 – WFUM Flint (17.5kW @ 82 mi)
91.1 – WOLW Cadillac (50kW @ 66 mi)
91.5 – WMHW Mount Pleasant (9.1kW @ 2 mi)
91.9 – WGCP Cadillac (2.65kW @ 66 mi)
92.1 – WTWS Houghton Lake (920W @ 47 mi)
92.3 – W222CP Shepherd (250W @ 3 mi)
92.5 – WFDX Atlanta (100kW @ 99 mi)
92.5 – WJSZ Ashley (4kW @ 34 mi)
92.9 – WJZQ Cadillac (100kW @ 71 mi)
93.3 – WKQZ Midland (39kW @ 38 mi)
93.5 – WGLN-LP Cedar Lake (64W @ 18 mi)
93.7 – WBCT Grand Rapids (320kW @ 78 mi)
93.7 – WKAD Harrietta (4.3kW @ 61 mi)
94.1 – WWDK Jackson (40kW @ 84 mi)
94.1 – WWKR Hart (5kW @ 74 mi)
94.5 – WCEN Hemlock (100kW @ 12 mi)
94.9 – WMMQ East Lansing (50kW @ 68 mi)
95.1 – WFBE Flint (34kW @ 72 mi)
95.3 – WCFX Clare (6kW @ 9 mi)
95.5 – WKQI Detroit (100kW @ 112 mi)
95.7 – WCMB Oscoda (25kW @ 96 mi)
95.7 – WLHT Grand Rapids (40kW @ 61 mi)
96.1 – WHNN Bay City (100kW @ 55 mi)
96.3 – WLXT Petoskey (100kW @ 118 mi)
96.5 – W243EA Gladwin (250W @ 26 mi)
96.7 – WLXV Cadillac (7.2kW @ 66 mi)
96.9 – WWCM Standish (3kW @ 48 mi)
97.1 – WGLQ Escanaba (100kW @ 204 mi) – heard with ad mentioning UP State Fairgrounds
97.3 – WDEE Reed City (2.85kW @ 44 mi)
97.5 – WKLT Kalkaska (32kW @ 85 mi)
97.7 – WMRX Beaverton (4.1kW @ 23 mi)
97.9 – WGRD Grand Rapids (13kW @ 72 mi)
97.9 – WJLB Detroit (50kW @ 118 mi)
98.1 – WKCQ Saginaw (50kW @ 45 mi)
98.5 – WUPS Harrison (100kW @ 47 mi)
98.7 – WDZH Detroit (50kW @ 118 mi)
98.7 – WFGR Grand Rapids (2.75kW @ 61 mi)
98.9 – WKLZ Petoskey (100kW @ 129 mi)
99.1 – WFMK East Lansing (28kW @ 66 mi)
99.3 – WATZ Alpena (17kW @ 106 mi)
99.5 – WYCD Detroit (17.5kW @ 114 mi)
99.7 – WUGN Midland (100kW @ 13 mi)
99.9 – WQLQ Benton Harbor (50kW @ 139 mi)
100.3 – WNIC Dearborn (32kW @ 118 mi)
100.3 – WQON Grayling (60kW @ 66 mi)
100.5 – WSGW Carrollton (3kW @ 40 mi)
100.7 – WITL Lansing (26.5kW @ 66 mi)
100.9 – WLUN Pinconning (2.6kW @ 38 mi)
101.1 – W266BU Mount Pleasant (120W @ 2 mi)
101.3 – WBFX Grand Rapids (50kW @ 49 mi)
101.5 – WMJZ Gaylord (50kW @ 99 mi)
101.7 – WPRJ Coleman (4.6kW @ 21 mi)
101.9 – WDET Detroit (48kW @ 123 mi)
102.1 – WLEW Bad Axe (50kW @ 85 mi)
102.3 – WYBR Big Rapids (10.5kW @ 41 mi)
102.5 – WIOG Bay City (86kW @ 48 mi)
102.7 – WMOM Pentwater (6kW @ 81 mi)
102.9 – WFUR Grand Rapids (50kW @ 65 mi)
102.9 – WMKC Indian River (100kW @ 131 mi)
103.1 – WGDN Gladwin (11.5kW @ 26 mi)
103.5 – WTCM Traverse City (100kW @ 74 mi)
103.9 – WBZX Big Rapids (6kW @ 28 mi)
104.1 – WSAG Linwood (4.6kW @ 42 mi)
104.3 – WCZY Mount Pleasant (3kW @ 3 mi)
104.5 – WILZ Saginaw (2.9kW @ 45 mi)
104.7 – WKJC Tawas City (50kW @ 80 mi)
104.9 – WQBX Alma (6kW @ 19 mi)
105.1 – WGFM Cheboygan (43kW @ 108 mi)
105.1 – WMGC Detroit (50kW @ 114 mi)
105.3 – WHTS Coopersville (20kW @ 61 mi)
105.7 – WSRW Grand Rapids (265kW @ 76 mi)
105.9 – WKHQ Charlevoix (100kW @ 109 mi)
106.1 – WJXQ Charlotte (49kW @ 85 mi)
106.3 – WGER Saginaw (4.4kW @ 42 mi)
106.3 – WGLM Lakeview (3kW @ 29 mi)
106.7 – WSRT Gaylord (100kW @ 99 mi)
106.9 – WOOD Muskegon (50kW @ 71 mi)
107.1 – WCKC Cadillac (2.75kW @ 48 mi)
107.3 – WBBL Greenville (50kW @ 50 mi)
107.5 – WCCW Traverse City (50kW @ 92 mi)
107.5 – WGPR Detroit (50kW @ 122 mi)
107.7 – WRKR Portage (50kW @ 106 mi)
107.9 – Christmas music, so likely WCRZ Flint (50kW @ 74 mi) unless WCDY McBain (3.1kW @ 48 mi) is all-Christmas as well



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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by TC Talks » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:49 pm

WCDY is running Christmas music.

You pulled WGPR over WCCW


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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by ftballfan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:05 pm

TC Talks wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:49 pm
WCDY is running Christmas music.

You pulled WGPR over WCCW
I was surprised that I got WCCW at all in Mt. Pleasant considering how bad its signal is in Manistee and Ludington. However, my biggest surprises were getting WGLQ with no sign of WXYT and getting both WQLQ and WYCD with 100kW WUGN next door



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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by cckadlec » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:26 pm

Yeah, CCW's signal mostly goes to the north over the water. Aside from when strong conditions from Northern Michigan come in down here in Fremont, it's all Chicago and Detroit here and Green Bay is very common too. Traverse City is comparatively rare on the frequency.


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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by Arthur Mometer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm

It only takes 1+ dB to capture, easily turned around with a DA. You can build one, put it on a tripod out in the open, and get 2, 3, 4, or maybe more cochannels or first adjacents to locals on each channel regularly or all the time.

Small 5 Element Home Brew FM Antenna.

http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/five.htm

Stock or Modified FM-6.

http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/fm6.htm

Remember that the patterns shown are not in field ratio, but in dB scale, so they look less directional than they are.


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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by ftballfan » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:21 pm

cckadlec wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:26 pm
Yeah, CCW's signal mostly goes to the north over the water. Aside from when strong conditions from Northern Michigan come in down here in Fremont, it's all Chicago and Detroit here and Green Bay is very common too. Traverse City is comparatively rare on the frequency.
WCCW is the easiest of the Traverse City frequencies (besides captain obvious WLDR) to get around during WI tropo (I've even managed to get the 107.5 in Neillsville (WCCN) once around WDUZ, which can blast in at times)



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Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

Post by cckadlec » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:12 pm

WCCN is very common down here in any western tropo opening, including at the beach along with 90.3. All the big La Crosse ones on the tower on the Minnesota side. I'd often get that one over Traverse City any day.
ftballfan wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:21 pm
WCCW is the easiest of the Traverse City frequencies (besides captain obvious WLDR) to get around during WI tropo (I've even managed to get the 107.5 in Neillsville (WCCN) once around WDUZ, which can blast in at times)
Arthur, if only I knew anything about anything about what you're saying, I'd give you more of a reply... but I study tropospheric ducts as opposed to... (I don't even know the subject for this :razz - radio engineering, perhaps?)
Arthur Mometer wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
It only takes 1+ dB to capture, easily turned around with a DA. You can build one, put it on a tripod out in the open, and get 2, 3, 4, or maybe more cochannels or first adjacents to locals on each channel regularly or all the time.

Small 5 Element Home Brew FM Antenna.

http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/five.htm

Stock or Modified FM-6.

http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/fm6.htm

Remember that the patterns shown are not in field ratio, but in dB scale, so they look less directional than they are.


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