September 15, 2019 at 10:40 am #42452semoochieParticipant
I re-scanned yesterday and am not getting channel 12.4.September 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm #42453BroadwayParticipant
New Station Alert 98.3 FM Dallas finally on the air after 10 years? Shared programming great signal DXer’s engage—September 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm #42456
With 9 element log-Yagi antenna pointed South from Hillsboro, HD locks in pretty solid. Both hd-1 and hd-2 can be heard. Mexican music, and radio drama.September 16, 2019 at 7:07 am #42460BorderblasterParticipant
So how’s that 98.1 KING “dx” workin’ out for ya!September 16, 2019 at 9:23 am #42461nosignalallnoiseParticipant
Go hump an hippo!September 16, 2019 at 10:37 am #42462Alfredo_TParticipant
During the times that I tuned in, I heard oldies with a KMWV top-of-the-hour ID. Around the South Burlingame neighborhood in Southwest Portland, reception on a car radio was fairly good with minimal multipath. However, driving toward Beaverton, the signal disappeared. In Hillsboro, reception on a car radio was marginal, though a log-Yagi pointed south yielded a slightly noisy, yet quite usable signal. I’d consider this pretty good for 2.6 kW.September 16, 2019 at 11:37 am #42463
Programming seems to be quite variable. This morning HD did not lock in, but RDS at about 9:30 said KMWV and 80s? music was heard. The RDS id switched to KTUP “Radio Poder” by 10:15.September 24, 2019 at 1:39 am #42564russell-curryParticipant
At my location near Sheldon plaza, on my patio the Walton translator still has 98.3, but next to my north-facing kitchen window KMWV is easily stronger, also stronger than KSND.October 6, 2019 at 12:51 pm #42776lastdayParticipant
Is everybody in Portland back to full power? Today in Eugene I can get solid HD locks on KMHD, KWJJ, KINK, KKCW, KLTH, and KXJM. HD detected on KGON but can’t get a lock.October 7, 2019 at 10:43 am #42787DarkStarParticipant
If things go according to plan, KATU will be coming up on UHF Channel 24 tomorrow morning — probably around 9 to 10 AM at 1/4 power (15 kW TX output, 250 kw EIRP).
We’ll run bars/tone for 24 hours or so and then go to full power (63 kW TX output, 1 MW EIRP) and begin simulcasting.
Our interim transmitter will be powered down on UHF Channel 43 sometime in the afternoon on October 18th and then reconfigured as a full-time backup transmitter.October 8, 2019 at 2:29 pm #42816
It appears that KOIN switched to the new antenna about 2:00 pm… Signal was off briefly and now the S meter on my Icom 8500 indicates about 2 S units higher. KATU on 24 just turned on about 2:25.October 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm #42825washnotoreParticipant
I’m able to see the color bars and tone on UHF 24. So long as you have certain software or hardware to receive it. The PSIP info does not come up yet. Even if you try to do a rescan.
Of course, none of the useful status reported to the FCC will be visible to us.October 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm #42826Master of DisasterParticipant
If things go according to plan, KATU will be coming up on UHF Channel 24 tomorrow morning
Thanks for the heads-up, test pattern received here (Vancouver). No special equipment, just an inexpensive consumer-grade TV that can be tuned by entering a channel number.October 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm #42827Alfredo_TParticipant
I am receiving RF 24. It shows up as channel 24-6 when scanned (perhaps, the tuner I am using defaults to using the RF channel number and the lowest available sub-channel number). I see the color bars with a bouncing rectangle. However, I hear no audio.October 9, 2019 at 9:37 am #42832DarkStarParticipant
With the bars and tone, we aren’t running any PSIP so some televisions won’t know where the audio is for decode.
If you already have TBN programmed, some TVs will just add our channel 24 to the end of that channel list.
Around Noon today, we’ll be taking the transmitter up to full-power and then swapping the input signal from the test generator to the same signal that we’re sending to Channel 43.
This will include full PSIP and will most likely result in you having two 2.1 or maybe 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8 depending on how your TV does the mapping.
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