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  • #30336
    W7PAT
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    Thanks for sharing the video Lastday. I remember a few years ago Camping at Ft. Stevens and driving to the bridge to go to Astoria. I thought I was listening to 98.7 KUPL and when the station ID’ed, it was a station in South Dakota. Fun stuff!

    #30337
    lastday
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    I love this kind of stuff! At first I thought my car radio was on the fubar. Can’t help wondering how the XDR-F1HD that picks up KRVM-HD1 for rebroadcast on KAVE would do with that 91.9 soup if KRVM was strictly analog.

    A few years ago I picked up a South Dakota station in Eugene using a directional antenna. Maybe the same one you got. It was around this time of year too.

    #30668
    russell-curry
    Participant

    Was in Seaside last week, got some nice FM from our third-floor balcony, using my Sangean Hdr-16:
    Koos-FM, 107.3, North Bend, in solid afternoon and evening July 8, occasionally thereafter.
    Lots of Newport-Lincoln City stuff.
    Lots of Aberdeen area, including community radio at 91.1, and KXRO translator at 101.7, in briefly.
    Big stuff from Seattle like 97.3, in solid though didn’t get into building well.
    South-sound rimshotters even stronger, but 102.9 lagging.
    Portland, not so good.
    Driving over Columbia river bridge at Astoria, also with Hdr-16, 107.7 from Seattle, alternating mono and beautiful stereo.

    On AM, at 930, KTKN, Ketchikan AK, good signal.
    At 800, KINY, Juneau AK, in briefly.

    #30672
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Any HD lock-in? Perhaps KQOC, 88.1 from Gleneden Beach, or stronger Seattle stations?
    How is the battery life on the HDR-16?

    #30675
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    What are the choices in that price range? ($100-$125)

    #30676
    russell-curry
    Participant

    I know I was getting Seattle stations on the bridge that were strong enough to lock in, but I don’t know if they were strong enough for long enough.
    There’s a hotspot about 10 miles north of Eugene where it’s trying to lock onto 100.3-hd2, but the signal fluctuates too much.
    Battery life is pretty good, certainly better than my Insignia table-model.
    One thing that’s a bit annoying, and this is my particular radio of course, is when a signal is below the stereo threshhold but still with good quieting, the high-end drops a little, and there can be a little distortion, which is most apparent on the letter S, which can’t always be put down to multipath. Still, the radio has real pull, and no dud frequencies, like I’ve noticed with some DSP radios.

    #30677
    jr_tech
    Participant

    This sounds like a decent step up from the Insignia NS-HDRAD I have, which has fairly short battery life on 4 AA cells, and also has several bugs, including the 97.1 bug.

    Jay Allen seems to like the Sangean fairly well.

    Sangean HDR-16 AM/FM/HD Stereo Radio

    There are few choices in the small world of portable HD radios. I also have an Audiovox iHD-TX1, but it has only 1 speaker (stereo is fine, but boomey thorough headphones) and fairly short battery life (3 AA cells)… it looks exactly like this radio:

    https://www.amazon.com/SPARC-SHD-TX2-Portable-Speaker-Emergency/dp/B00VIVD7ZU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500429235&sr=8-3&keywords=hd+radio+portable

    #30679
    dialtwirler
    Participant

    Translator K240CZ 95.9 Tigard seems to be off the air this morning. I’m picking up KRSX Goldendale WA with CHR format and “95.9 Star FM” IDs. First time heard here.

    #30735
    russell-curry
    Participant

    KSLC has generally not reached the freeway very well, even when it had 90.3 to itself, but I remember that for some reason, back around ’86 and ’87, it did much better. I remember listening to KBVR from Eugene to Salem, then KSLC from there almost to Portland. I’ve always wondered what caused the improvement, and why it changed back.

    #30764
    dialtwirler
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    KNRK 94.7 was not broadcasting in HD this morning which allowed me to hear stations on the adjacent channels. I picked up KIOK 94.9 Richland WA IDing as “Everything Country. The Wolf.” Angling the antenna in another direction brought in KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle with public radio programming. Also heard KLYK 94.5 Kelso WA. All this on an Insignia NS-HDRAD with a built-in whip antenna.

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