October 21, 2018 at 9:03 pm #39902
<sFrom the Salem location I mentioned, I was also able to pick up unaided that reggae pirate at 100.7 that I’ve read mentioned on this site.
October 21, 2018 at 9:06 pm #39904
October 21, 2018 at 9:33 pm #39905BroadwayParticipant
From the Salem location I mentioned, I was able to pick up unaided that reggae pirate on 100.7, which I’ve read on this site broadcast from somewhere in the Portland area.
This might be the station you’re listening to?October 22, 2018 at 1:58 am #39907
This was about 20 years ago. The radio was a Satellite 700, I think the station was called “energy” something or other.October 22, 2018 at 10:55 am #39909Alfredo_TParticipant
The reggae pirate on 100.7 was Delta FM. The last broadcasts that I heard from them were an all Christmas Reggae format in December of 2006 and a documentary on the history of Portland radio shortly thereafter. Delta FM could easily be received in Portland, as well as the Westside, so I suspect that they must have been able to find a very good transmitter location.
Energy 98.1 was a Beaverton dance music pirate that was shut down in 2003.October 23, 2018 at 2:38 am #39915
There was another one I could pick up from Salem back then, very faintly at 88.1, called trw-hotmix. I have no idea whether it was 3 miles away or 30.October 25, 2018 at 1:21 am #39943semoochieParticipant
The sale of KPAM to Salem Media Group has been approved by the FCC.October 25, 2018 at 9:20 am #39945Craig_AdamsParticipant
This from All Access:
RECORDING NW has filed for a Silent STA for KOUV-LP/VANCOUVER, WA while it moves to a new location.November 8, 2018 at 7:35 am #40097Jeffrey KoppParticipant
Eastside fire is responding to a radio tower fire in the foothills near Tiger Mountain.
The tower is at least 200 feet tall and the transmitter at the top is burning.November 8, 2018 at 11:58 am #40100Alfredo_TParticipant
Most likely, what caught fire was an antenna or the feedline going to it. Before reading the story, I thought that this might have been a case of arson, as happened at several transmitter sites in the Portland area around 2004.November 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm #40105KXRU-EDParticipant
Is it a common practice to place your transmitter ON the tower?November 8, 2018 at 2:06 pm #40107Andy BrownParticipant
Not in broadcasting since traditionally transmitters were too large to put in a weather proof vault and mounted on the tower like is sometimes done in cellular telephone installations. It’s still not preferred because it means access requires ladder/tower climbing or a bucket truck.
Clearly the writer of the article is not knowledgable about the components of a transmission system. The problem appears to be too high up to be anything but a transmission line short, sometimes caused by vandalism with a rifle but usually just a bad bullet (no pun intended) when rigid line is used. Sometimes ancillary equipment (STL, TSL, ICR, steerable small footprint microwave dishes, etc.) have motors, diplexing equipment, splitters, etc. that can fail and overheat. Also, in regions where needed, deicers can fail and overheat. I remember one story I read about a birds nest caught fire because it had been built on some kind of antenna with de-icers and an early cold snap kicked on the heat and it caught fire and burned up a whole mess of stuff. The big fire in Moscow’s huge broadcast tower was caused by a paging service antenna failure, not any of the high power broadcast stuff.November 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm #40110nosignalallnoiseParticipant
It’s the commercial ma$$ media. You should NEVER expect them to understand or report accurately on anything of even a slightly technical nature. Just ask Mr. Mitnick.November 8, 2018 at 10:40 pm #40117boisebillParticipant
I gave up a long time ago trying to correct the talking (empty) heads.
Meanwhile, the antenna mfgr ERI, will have a crew up their by the weekend to inspect it. It’s 8 bays on each of the 4 sides of the tower with 6 stations combined into it. Affected are KZOK, KBKS, KSWD KJAQ KNUC & KQMV. They’re all still on thye ir running from backup site(s).November 14, 2018 at 9:57 pm #40169LinleyGParticipant
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Portland translator that used to operate on RF channel 48 made its predicted move to RF channel 28 today.
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