March 31, 2020 at 5:32 pm #45532Andy BrownParticipant
Notalent is correct. The reason or basis of all this is first adjacent channel interference to KLVP Aloha on the lower sideband side where they have requested additional power from the default authorization of -14 dBc up to -10dBc. I don’t know where the -14dBc allowable is derived from (where in the rules, that is). To make it even more complicated, their signal northward would have to respect Canadian airspace. I have NFC what that entails for digital but we can assume that since it was OK in the analog domain, the digital hybrid signal is OK as well, and the additional power in the lower sideband still propagates no further than the analog signal.
Here is the first letter in the series of STAs which includes the report by Erik Swanson of Hatfield and Dawson and has the best explanation of the reason for the STA.
Here is the page you need to see the sequence of STAs and all the letters written:
Here is the most recent letter from the FCC:March 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm #45533
Thank you, that clears it up nicely! I’m sorry you went to all that trouble.May 12, 2020 at 8:26 pm #46279paulwalkerParticipant
Seattle KJR legend Charlie Brown has passed away at 74. He did mornings at KJR starting in ’74, then moved KUBE-FM in the early 80’s. A really great talent who was adored by listeners.
(His death comes less than two weeks after his afternoon co-hort Gary Lockwood died).May 13, 2020 at 10:35 am #46282Steve NaganumaParticipant
“KUBE Seattle Charlie Brown & Ty Flint 1987 California Aircheck Video”May 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm #46442paulwalkerParticipant
And here is some rough video of pure joy…Charlie and Company on the first day of KUBE Seattle. Note the faces of Bob Case and Tom Hutyler, (longtime Seattle Mariner stadium announcer) near the end.July 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm #47232chessyduckParticipant
Noted at the Reason.com website is the passing of community radio pioneer Lorenzo Milam (1933-2020), most noted in these parts as being the founder of KRAB-FM in Seattle. Without KRAB, KBOO also would have been slower to arrive.
The lengthy obit is found at https://reason.com/2020/07/23/the-death-of-a-radio-pioneer/
Radio geeks are most likely familiar with his book “Sex and Broadcasting”, the pre-LPFM guide to starting a community radio station.July 24, 2020 at 11:25 am #47234dialtwirlerParticipant
KRAB had some of the most bizarre programs ever heard on radio. I didn’t appreciate the station much when I was a teenager living in the Seattle area. I almost always tuned past KRAB as quickly as possible on the way to KOL-FM 94.1 or KISW 99.9 and their rock formats.July 25, 2020 at 8:45 am #47237johnfParticipant
Not only was the programming VERY strange, the home of KRAB itself was also. I grew up in the Maple Leaf area in north Seattle, and KRAB at that time was housed in what the station itself described as a “dingy studio” that I understand had at one time been a donut shop. It was a very small, ugly-looking box-shaped structure at the peak of the hill on North Roosevelt Way. Surrounding it was a wooden fence on which the letters K-R-A-B had been painted in a weird manner.
And the station didn’t have a conventional transmission antenna like KISW (then a classical music station), which was located two blocks up the street. Instead, KRAB’s antenna was a funky looking thing attached to a telephone pole.
Suffice to say, the whole vibe of the place was just counterculture weird, and I considered it a plus for the neighborhood when KRAB later packed up and moved to Capitol Hill and the “dingy studio” was torn down.July 25, 2020 at 9:21 am #47238July 25, 2020 at 10:33 am #47239chessyduckParticipant
Hard to imagine nowadays but when KBOO first launched as a 10-watt station they were pulling in an off-air signal from KRAB for filler, etc.July 25, 2020 at 11:28 am #47240
They were both part of the Jack Straw Foundation, a name that just floated into my head for the first time in over 50 years!July 27, 2020 at 11:43 am #47245
Sinclair is taking ownership of KOMO-FM. There’s something I don’t understand: They have a same channel translator in Redmond, outside of the 60dbu contour. You can’t have a booster outside of the 60dbu contour but you can’t have a translator there either, unless it’s owned by someone else, which it isn’t and still won’t be after the transfer! How is this OK?
July 27, 2020 at 12:16 pm #47247boisebillParticipantJuly 27, 2020 at 3:52 pm #47251
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Wow, I never considered for a second that it was a translator for the AM! I was probably thrown off by it being on the same frequency as the main FM station. Just being within the 2mv/m contour would qualify, wouldn’t it?August 5, 2020 at 10:19 am #47349russell-curryParticipant
How did KBOO get the KRAB signal? Even considering they had some elevation, anything above a DX-type signal would be pretty amazing.
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