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99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Covers all of Northern Lower Michigan (from Ludington to Tawas northward), as well as the Straits Area and Soo Region.
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99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by Nelson » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:11 pm

When WQON first started simulcasting on 99.3 earlier this autumn and changed the callsign to WQAN, I thought I understood that they were in the process of improving their coverage. However, they don't seem any stronger here in East Jordan today than they were the week they first signed on. I wonder if they've done anything at all. What have others experienced?

For some reason, 100.3 has been unusually weak in EJ the past week or two so I've tried listening to 99.3 instead.



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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:59 pm

Not to mention that 92.3, after a little bit of time broadcasting sports, has gone silent once again.



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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by Nelson » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:36 pm

Hmm, interesting. Wonder what's going on...



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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:28 pm

From a technical standpoint, these stations are an unmitigated disaster. How long will it be before "renter's remorse" occurs?


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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by ftballfan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:28 pm
From a technical standpoint, these stations are an unmitigated disaster. How long will it be before "renter's remorse" occurs?
Or Uncle Charlie comes to town. In TX, Henderson had a deal in place to sell one of his sticks, but then the FCC cancelled the license before the sale could close.



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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm

I actually sent an e-mail to Blarney Stone to try to determine what power all the old Henderson stations were running at, assuming if Blarney bought them, they had to have had their engineer at the transmitter sites and perhaps would be open to letting me know what the power was/is at those stations, as they're obviously far lower than licensed. Furthermore, I know they're using the same transmitters and power because the only thing that changed with the signals was the content, while the horrid audio and low power remain the same given reception levels.

But no reply. As expected from any/all radio stations who don't give a flying f*ck about listeners (even ones that are really nice to them).

It would be nice at this distance to know the power while DXing since they're totally undocumented. It's not like a station using an STA with lower power where you just check the FCC site. Those stations only come in during serious tropo or enhancement (or in the case of 92.3, only carry programming at all every great now and then), so they've got to be no more than a kilowatt or two.


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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by Nelson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm

Can't say I'm surprised. I doubt they'd admit to running less than rated power.



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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by cckadlec » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 pm

Nelson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Can't say I'm surprised. I doubt they'd admit to running less than rated power.
That'd be silly, considering one could just make the argument that that's what was given to them when they bought the stations. Any reasonable person could understand they'd need to be given some chance to upgrade. Of course, with 92.3 still on and off the air, that's another thing. I know 99.3 should be on by now or in the next few weeks. I wonder what's up with them? I have a local on 99.3, so I haven't had the chance to explore that.


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Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:20 pm

Over the last few days, WLDR has seemed stronger in Manistee than it had been



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