KXPD goes AM Hybrid Digital

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  • #45561
    Shirley Knott
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    FCC says KXPD has filed to operate digital hybrid on AM 1040. Just when we thought the legalized AM noisemakers were going away.

    #45564
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    What a waste of the airwaves. Since the station is low power, their HD side will not do too well. I cannot believe they have much of an audience anyway.

    #45571
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    This is deja-vu because KXPD did operate hybrid digital until about 2008, during their “La X” days. I recall that one day, the exciter malfunctioned and started transmitting on 1000 kHz, instead of 1040. The owners at the time immediately discontinued HD operations and returned to analog only.

    #45591
    Broadway
    Participant

    Remember in the 90’s when Klov owned it…it was broadcasting in C-QUAM stereo and sounded great!

    #45605
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Last night I tuned in 1040 (from Hillsboro, about 1am) on a small portable HD radio (Sangean Hdr-14) and saw a flashing HD indicator but did not get HD lock in. Today, I am seeing no indication of HD.
    Perhaps the indication that I observed last night was false due to interference, or could they be running HD only at night already???
    Also, they seemed to be airing a fair amount of Israli music, including the easily identified Hava Nagila… Delightful!

    #45630
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Got HD locked in today… PAD indicates “Slavic Family 1040 HD”

    #45632
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Out here on the Oregon coast, the only AM HD activity I got when I had a 1500′ Eastern Beverage set up and I would get KSL SLC in HD at times at night. A couple all digital tests I got, but nothing else. It seems that FM HD is easier to get than AM, as I get a few on HD here. Portland is rare with my yagi, but I do get several from Seattle in FM HD.

    #45633
    Borderblaster
    Participant

    “Got HD locked in today… PAD indicates Slavic Family 1040 HD”

    Meaning useless iblock Horseshit

    #45635
    semoochie
    Participant

    Is 1330 still HD? Reception of them got to be impossible, while staring at the towers! I had no issue with KEX.

    #45641
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    I suspect that KXPD is now broadcasting in HD only during the day. I have not yet attempted to receive the HD transmissions. I have tried receiving 1030 and 1050 using analog radios. During the day, I hear the typical HD sideband sound. At night, I hear out-of-town stations and “splash” that appears to match the audio on 1040. I have tried this test in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro. However, from Hillsboro I observed that at night there is some co-channel interference, so if KXPD were transmitting in the hybrid mode during those hours, reception might be unreliable.

    #45644
    jr_tech
    Participant

    1330 appears to be transmitting HD, but I can’t get it to lock in solid like KXPD.
    I no longer detect KXPD HD at night as the night signal is quite weak. I suspect that what I observed a few nights ago may have been some HD testing at daytime power.
    KSL occasionally locks in at night on the tiny Sangean HDR-14.

    #45676
    Mixmasterdmc
    Participant

    The stock HD receiver in my 2014 Outback has never been able to stay locked on 1330 for longer than a second or two, even when close to their site. At the same time, the analog sounds relatively fine and strong.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Mixmasterdmc.
    #45680
    lastday
    Participant

    Currently my Toyota RAV4 and VW e-Golf cannot get an HD lock on KRVM-AM-HD. They detect HD, just no lock. Proximity to transmitter makes no difference.

    My Sangean HDT-20 detects HD, but no lock.

    But my Sony XDR-F1HD and a Sony XDR-S3HD have no trouble getting a HD lock. Go figure.

    #45691
    semoochie
    Participant

    Thank you, I have since changed both cars and neither receive HD. There’s an HD Radio in the house but there’s no AM on it, even analog.

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