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WPON testing again ?

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WPON testing again ?

Post by k8jd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:13 pm

Tuning the AMBC frequencies and heard Motown oldies on 1460 kHz again, very strong signal and good modulation BUT it keeps going off and coming back on the air, TESTING ?
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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by ftballfan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:59 pm

IMHO, I'm surprised WPON didn't have its license cancelled years ago



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:17 pm

I have never picked up 1460 since they went off nearly 10 years ago, but then again Canton isn’t really in the main coverage area.

I will have to try again tomorrow.



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by Jeff Dugan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:40 pm

Load and clear currently in Shelby Township, Michigan at 23 Mile and Ryan inside my house on a Panasonic RF-2400D radio and also on my Sony ICF26 pocket radio.


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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 pm

They are testing today. Fairly weak south of Plymouth. Not sure about other directions.

I am shocked they are actually putting something on this signal.



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by Jeff Dugan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm

It’s actually cool to hear oldies on 1460 again.


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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by innate-in-you » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Kind of related, as they are on the same towers:

This afternoon, I heard what surely must have been WCXI 1160 fairly strong in Mexicantown, not booming, but easy to hear. Two old men talking about 1950s cars and 1950s music. They also sounded like they were overmodulated.
Also heard Motown music on 1460, quite weak.
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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by k8jd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:13 pm

Hawaii has many shared AMBC antennas, for several stations in some cases, all the AM stations in Honolulu are single tower. You find this where real estate is really pricey !



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by k8jd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:25 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Kind of related, as they are on the same towers:

This afternoon, I heard what surely must have been WCXI 1160 fairly strong in Mexicantown, not booming, but easy to hear. Two old men talking about 1950s cars and 1950s music. They also sounded like they were overmodulated.
Also heard Motown music on 1460, quite weak.
THIS IS HISTORY- the first AM duplex in the Detroit market.
Late Report !

I went to 1460 and 1160 for a listen this evenng at around 00:15 UT, sounds like WCXI is still on the Fenton towers and WPON seems to be off the air again, just a jumble of mixed signals there, not much signal strength on either freq., certainly not from the new towers just a few miles from here !
By-the-Way......
I saw the new WPON towers finally ! My daughter -in-law was taking us to Kensington Park for a picnic with the grandkids, Taking back roads ! When we passed the intersection of Buno Road and King Ranch Rd, the towers appeared above the tree line for a few seconds !



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:38 pm

Agreed.

I think WCXI is back to full power from their licensed Fenton site.

CXI in the daytime can be heard across much of Metro Detroit with a decent car radio.


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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:04 pm

CXI is in Fenton again? I haven’t checked lately, but their 1000 watt signal was poor in Western Wayne back then. It had been much better lately, leading me to assume it was coming from Milford Twp.

I was in Northville yesterday- no peep from WPON.



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:04 pm

I may have been mistaken, fuzzpower.

Looks like WCXI is broadcasting with 250 watts non-directional from Milford Twp. under STA.

https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.ex ... _num=10475


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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by fuzzpower » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:32 pm

I asked about WPON. They plan on having it up and running for good by next month. Consider this is Sima, take it for a grain of salt. When they are testing, it is not full power, which explains why reception was so poor south of Plymouth. The maps I have seen should bring a listenable signal well into Canton and Romulus if they did run at the full 600 something watts.



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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:30 pm

Next month = five more years (maybe). :razz


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Re: WPON testing again ?

Post by CK-722 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am

WCXI 1160 has never yet stopped the scan in either of my cars. I've been over by Livernois and Square Lake and it still didn't stop it. Thats about 22 miles from the site. I've been closer but only at Night when it was buried in interference from WYLL.


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