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WATT

Covers all of Northern Lower Michigan (from Ludington to Tawas northward), as well as the Straits Area and Soo Region.
jm
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WATT

Post by jm » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Just returned from Cadillac and discovered that WATT now has a translator on 106.1
The signal reaches as far south as LeRoy and possibly Ashton (exits 162 and 159) on US 131.
I tried it on 2 different vehicles.



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Re: WATT

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Surprisingly, the translator comes in to my Long Lake home just fine, as well WLJN's new Cadillac translator on 100.7.



ftballfan
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Re: WATT

Post by ftballfan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:12 pm

I've gotten WATT's 106.1 translator as far away as Kaleva



Oldies 84
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Re: WATT

Post by Oldies 84 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:30 pm

Oh! Look a new station for Senior Citizens WATT Radio, WATT I can’t hear you, WATT did you say, WATT Radio play it loud and proud WATT radio. Did you get that?


The Oldies 84 Legendary AM Station Of The Day, WKNR “Keener 13” Dearborn, Michigan

jm
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Re: WATT

Post by jm » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 pm

Any idea where the transmitter is located? From the other reports, I'd guess NW of the city.



wsummers
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Re: WATT

Post by wsummers » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:40 pm

jm wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Any idea where the transmitter is located? From the other reports, I'd guess NW of the city.
WATT tower southside of town.



innate-in-you
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Re: WATT

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Is the Watt Motel still across the street from it?

I do remember, in the late seventies (my peak AM DX days), discovering that their coverage was absolutely awful, I was surprised it could be so bad.

Everywhere in NW lower Michigan, the soil conductivity is nowhere near what is shown on the M3 map. The whole length of M-115 is particularly awful. I'm sure many places literally have 0.1mS/m soil.
The soil between the Platte lakes was so podzolic that my feet would become sore if they got wet after leaving the lake if I didn't rinse then with water soon.



statmanmi
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Re: WATT

Post by statmanmi » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:33 pm

No, the Watt Motel has been gone for decades. Although, perhaps you're thinking of the resort complex that is across the street (Mackinaw Trail) from the WATT studios. It lives on as Evergreen Resort, as the McGuire family sold it off only a few years ago.

Watt Motel was actually east of the towers, with the driveway off what at the time was US-131, now Business 131. My father used to deliver mail on the route in that area, and was amazed how long the widowed Mrs. Watt kept the simple motel going.

Cheers, Statmanmi



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Re: WATT

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:51 pm

It was the Watt Motel, and, yes, it was decades ago, but not more than about 25 years.



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