Tagged: can you hear me now?
March 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm #41250
I used to be able to get KOHI St. Helens pretty well here at the south end of Beaverton. I know they were operating at low power for awhile while they were rebuilding and/or moving their antenna. They were supposed to have finished their new antenna but I still can’t get them at all–even in the daytime I get the Eugene OPB facility more than anything. I don’t have any email or anything to get a hold of them. Does anybody here know anything?March 24, 2019 at 1:34 pm #41265
According to the FCC database, KOHI is currently licensed for non directional 1 kW day, 0.012 kw night, and has no recent authorizations for rebuilding or moving their antenna nor any special temporary authority to operate at anything other then normal parameters.
This does not mean that repairs to their existing antenna may have forced them to operate at a lesser power or even be off the air for a single or several occurrences while undergoing repairs. Only when they must operate at less than licensed parameters for an extended period of time is it required to notify the FCC as long as it is at their licensed location. This may or may not include operating at night time parameters during the day or be off the air for short periods of time.March 24, 2019 at 1:58 pm #41268
I don’t hear them at all in Hillsboro… At one observation (4/29/15) they had a decent signal (5-8 over S-9) on my Icom 8500. All I hear today on 1600 is the OPB station at about S-6.
Contact info from FCC public file:
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/kohiApril 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm #41430
I checked 1600 this afternoon, and I heard nothing!April 25, 2019 at 10:03 am #41553
I checked this morning, a bit before 9:00 AM, and I only heard weak skip signals from the Eugene OPB station and another station. I think that I heard some activity on 1600 in the afternoon about two weeks ago, but I now don’t know whether that was KOPB or KOHI. Is KOHI gone for good?April 25, 2019 at 10:22 am #41554
Just called the station… they said that they have been low power mode since Sept. 30 for construction of a new antenna. Said the new antenna should be done in 30-45 days.April 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm #41555
KOHI was the first station I remember DXing, as I recall completely by accident. I was tuning around on a crappy Rat $hack SW100 and came across this very faint sounding station at the top end of the dial. Having a huge fascination with the coast at the time (I think I was maybe 10 or 11) I had come under the impression I was DXing Astoria!
Of course years later I did end up DXing Astoria when I got my first real stereo receiver (a 1980s Sony) and was pulling in KAST on 92.9. This was a couple years before the bible thumpers on 92.7 started jamming it. I think I also discovered KXXO kind of around that same time.April 25, 2019 at 1:27 pm #41556
Then, likely the station I heard under KOPB was KOHI and not a skywave signal.April 25, 2019 at 3:13 pm #41560
BorderblasterParticipantApril 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm #41562
Alexa, tune in KOHI… works fine.October 2, 2019 at 10:54 am #42720
Any update on KOHI? What power level are they broadcasting during the day now? I no longer hear them in Beaverton/Aloha area during the day. It’s about 11 AM and I am listening to KOPB-AM from Eugene and sometimes radio India from Blaine.October 2, 2019 at 2:14 pm #42724
Call me Captain Obvious–I am now convinced that the owners of KOHI believe in the Bustos philosophy. That is, do the minimum to meet FCC requirements, which entails a certain minimal level of work to keep the AM license active. The AM broadcast itself is not a priority because it expected that listeners have long migrated to the Internet or FM (if there is a translator).
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