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WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by fuzzpower » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:38 pm

WCXI has been playing pop music of different languages, plus a few in English. I don’t think this is stunting, more of a “we have no idea what to put here at the moment”. I can’t imagine this being the final format.

I was in Livonia and caught WPON as well. Same programming that WCXI used to have. Reception dies around Westland and points south and probably east.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by CK-722 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 pm

Neither 1160 nor 1460 comes in well at all at my RL 30 miles East. Neither stopped the scan. Often interference from WYLL 1160, and WBNS 1460 and others during the early afternoon.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by Steve79 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:53 am

Both have EXTREMELY weak, barely audible signals here in west Windsor. Absolute garbage. Can't figure out why they don't put the oldies on 1090???



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by SixPlusOne » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:20 am

WPON - Program Test Authority - Letter From FCC - Dated: November 1, 2019

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/c ... r_id=92976



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by SixPlusOne » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:30 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Doesn’t WCXI have a CP for 15,000 watts? Why would they need authorization? They can go full power right now, then apply for the actual license. Sima and company are just cheap, that’s all.
Fuzz I dug this up just for your clarification:

WCXI - Special Temporary Authority - June 26, 2019

This authority expires on December 23, 2019.


http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/c ... r_id=91458



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:35 pm

They are required to still reach Fenton in the STA. Does 250 watts from Milford Twp do so?

If WPON is at their licensed power, their signal is horrible my way. Must be in the null. It was decent in Livonia and Northville, but then again it should be.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by SixPlusOne » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:46 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:35 pm
If WPON is at their licensed power, their signal is horrible my way. Must be in the null. It was decent in Livonia and Northville, but then again it should be.
I don't know yet whether they are at full power at this time.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:17 am

WPON's signal strength is about the same as that of WCXI when it's actually on the air.

In other words - they both stink.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by CK-722 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:14 pm

1460 is stronger than it was, but it's still weak and you can still hear cochannel beats. I doubt that it's more than 0.5 mV/m at the very most in the major lobe.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by innate-in-you » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 pm

CK-722 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:14 pm
1460 is stronger than it was, but it's still weak and you can still hear cochannel beats. I doubt that it's more than 0.5 mV/m at the very most in the major lobe.
At what distance?

I certainly hope that's not at 1km!



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by CK-722 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 pm

1160 and 1460 are 30 miles away. I guess I have to finally buy some field strength meters to prove what I'm saying, instead of estimating based on other measurements I made in the past. And M-3 really overestimates it on this path. Looks like all the spares that were lying around to borrow are gone. They're going for ridiculous prices online. I'll have to look at the old Allied Catalogs to see what they went for in 1970. The price for renting them for a month is almost as much as the units cost.


Is THAT where they got the idea for the 486-SX?

Same (x, y, z), different (t)

Your bullet missed my trial balloon.

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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:18 pm

I have zero signal from WPON at my house today. This is the first time I've checked since last Wednesday for reception. Were they off the air the entire weekend?

WCXI is readable but faint.

Both stations are a total joke. Worse than the typical high school radio station (speaking of which, I'm gonna start a new thread to discuss the abortion known as 88.3 WSHJ).


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by SixPlusOne » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:38 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:18 pm
I have zero signal from WPON at my house today. Were they off the air the entire weekend?
I'm noting just a carrier at this time although they were OK earlier today with programming. I believe they were off during the weekend for whatever reason.
MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:18 pm
WCXI is readable but faint.
Noting the link below are you in the blue contour?

https://fccdata.org/?facid=&call=WCXI&c ... d=&lang=en



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by fuzzpower » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:56 pm

WPON was on this weekend and earlier today. Their signal still sucks- it’s too weak in my area to listen to for long periods. I get better reception from WSPD and even WPAY.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:08 pm

Noting the link below are you in the blue contour?
Those contours are for the longtime, former TX site near Fenton. They are meaningless since the station now broadcasts from Wixom.

For some reason, FCCdata.org hasn't updated the contour plot to reflect the new TX location.


Rock 95.5 in Chicago is the worst sounding major market rock station in the history of corporate radio.

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