Re: Fm broadcast tropo skip in Chicago past few days
Posted by Jeremy Andrews on September 19, 2017, 8:15 pm, in reply to "Re: Fm broadcast tropo skip in Chicago past few days"
I'll give a few examples (I'll stay above the Non Comm band) |
92.1 WXXM Madison (WVTY for me is a local, I was able to null it. WXXM is not a regular visitor. It's actually a rare catch)
92.9 WNDV South Bend (This is typical)
93.5 WVIX Lemont (This is typical)
93.7 WBCT Grand Rapids (This is typical)
93.7 WBGR Monroe, WI (This is not. It's not unheard of but it's not typical)
94.9 WOLX Baraboo (Let's just say I live within view of WIIL's tower)
95.3 WXRO Beaver Dam, WI (See above)
95.9 WERV Aurora (I do not catch this one up here as often as one would think)
96.7 WSSR Joliet (I live not far from WWDV, which also has HD, making it next to impossible to hear any first adjacants. WSSR was coming in)
97.5 WZOK Rockford (See above, I used to be able to catch this one more)
98.1 WMGN Madison (This used to be quite common, the problem is we now have a translator in Kenosha on 98.1. It was fighting thru the translator. The translator itself was DXing other stations over the air..)
98.3 WCCQ Coal City (Not common)
98.7 WMDC Mayville, WI (This one is rare. It's not far from here, but it's a rare catch. Completely wiped out WFMT)
99.5 WPKR Oshkosh, WI (Same format as WUSN, but that's where it ends. There was no WUSN while WPKR was in)
99.9 was filled with every 99.9 in the area, and it's a crowded frequency.
100.3 WNCY Neenah-Mensasha, WI (Not unheard of, but it pretty much took over the frequency from WSHE)
101.1 WIXX Green Bay (This is a usual null ontop of WKQX. In more extreme conditions, you'll hear WIXX's analog and WKQX's HD will literally lock ontop of it.)
101.5 WNSN South Bend and WIBA-FM Madison.
101.7 WMRR Muskegon
101.9 WDEZ Wausau (Rare. Wiped out WTMX)
102.3 WQTC Manitowoc, WI (Not uncommon to be able to null WXLC and hear this here during an opening, but it usually takes effort)
102.5 WNWC Madison
102.7 WRVM Suring, WI (No sign of WVAZ at all)
103.1 WOGB Green Bay, WI (Not common)
103.3 WGLX Wisconsin Rapids, WI (Not common)
103.9 WVBO Oshkosh, WI (Not common)
104.1 (formerly WMZK) Merril, WI (First time I ever picked it up here)
104.5 WXER Plymouth, WI (Usual during a Lakeshore opening)
105.1 WMHX Madison (This one is extremely rare, took the frequency from WOJO)
106.3 WSRB and 106.3 WYRB. Move the antenna, the station would change. Neither reach this area normally.
106.9 WPAK Tigerton, WI (New station. First time hearing it. Just over 3kw, way up in North Central, Wisconsin)
106.9 WNNO Wisconsin Dells, WI (Once a year at best)
One of the more interesting incidents was 106.7. WPPN's STL dropped out. I'm wondering if it's wireless and was having issues with this. while it dropped out, the station was dead air. Then a rare catch, 106.7 WKRU Green Bay skipped up with full RDS right ontop of WPPN's dead air for a few minutes. It was really strange.
On the scanner side of things, I heard a bunch of data bursts from another repeater on the local Fire-Rescue frequency. Usually if I DX anything on that frequency, it's Muskegon's Fire-Rescue. Not this time around.