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  • #51545
    boisebill
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    #51546
    boisebill
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    They’re boxed in by other stations so not much chance of getting close to population without fancy moves.

    #51690
    chessyduck
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    Xana HD’s 94.1 Boardman, Oregon application has been approved by the FCC for 4.8kw ERP. Xana immediately filed on 10/4 to downgrade the signal to 3kw ERP.

    https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&facid=762174

    #51702
    boisebill
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    Noticed how quickly they got it on after the CP grant!
    It’s as close as you can get for second adjacent 93.7 KQFM Hermiston.
    Maybe the have a “plan” to rimshot the TriCities.

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    #51704
    chessyduck
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    The revised RF exposure report shows the likely cause of the power drop – the adjacent building’s second-floor storage area will experience RF just a few points below the legal limit at 3kw. At the former power level the exposure budget failed. No call letters yet but it’s obviously a quick buildout.

    Definitely can’t rimshot the Tri-Cities and barely Hermiston with that power/class downgrade.

    #51707
    boisebill
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    Bet it can be moved NNE to between Boardman & Tri Cities. Up on the hills so no RFR issues or power reductions. It would be in the clear of co-channel KCLK Clarkston, second adjacent 93.9 KTAC Ephrata, and the 3rd adjacents 94.5 KATS Yakima & 93.7 KQFM Hermiston. But a poor rimshot unless they can move others around.

    #51709
    semoochie
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    Going from 4.8 to 3KW on the same tower, at the same height, can hardly be called much of a downgrade. I’m sure it’s measurable but that’s about it!

    #51711
    chessyduck
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    A good time killer is trying to make 94.1 work as a C3 rimshot to the Tri-Cities or to its northeast. I never could extract a do’able tower site, even “greenfield” to clear the ridgeline.. Stations in Yakima and Seattle area begin to encroach the separation limits. What Xana HD did was smart; at best a 15kw C3 on Golgotha Butte might have grabbed 50,000 pop count but it likely was nof worth the hassle for them… A smart downgrade indeed…

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