Towers (& Things) & Such 2020

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  • #43559
    nosignalallnoise
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    I was bloody late last year, now I’m bloody early this year. Go figure.

    So you were saying?

    #43561
    nosignalallnoise
    Participant

    ^– Technical note: I just posted a new version of the Jargon File above (popst 43560) but it failed to post. I mailed Dan about it. Let’s see if it shows up in the next few days.

    This isn’t the first time. I had at least one other post get “lost” after the recent update.

    #43570
    nosignalallnoise
    Participant

    deleted post; ignore

    #43874
    chessyduck
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    On my Yamhill-to-Seattle trip yesterday i noticed two pirates, both operating on 87.9 . The first was playing OTR in the Longview-Kelso-Rainier area. (Nice signal off the Columbua River Bridge) The second was a urban format station near McChord Field off I-5.. Both had better content than KGHO-LP in Olympia on 101.1, a very duustorted clasdic oldies station.

    #43875
    chessyduck
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    Is anyone hearing still low-power KGDD? Nothing noted on my recent Portland travels… I did notice Bustos switched KXET 1130 to a Vietnamese format, not too useful given most Vietnamese is spoken in the Portland area.

    #43879
    Alfredo_T
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    Speaking of Vietnamese (please pardon the pun), I note that 1550 is still in pretty sad technical shape. The modulation levels are low, and there is an annoying buzzing sound that is periodically heard; presumably, the noise is a malfunction with the audio feed to their transmitter site.

    #43883
    Borderblaster
    Participant

    Hey cheesydick
    You better alert the stooges over at the F₵₵ about them “pirates” before Gordon shits his pants.

    #43885
    nosignalallnoise
    Participant

    ‘Kay, let’s see if the Jargon File actually posts this time or if the software just eats it again…

    #43887
    nosignalallnoise
    Participant

    ^– Nope. (Post #43886)

    God dammit.

    #43888
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    I listened to 1550 a few minutes ago, and I think that they were finally able to resolve their studio-to-transmitter link problems. 1600 is a no-show in Hillsboro.

    #43911
    e_dawg
    Participant

    Does anybody has the picture of the old KYCH/KBNP (97.1fm/1410am) (KCNR) radio tower before the current stonehenge (KGON Tower) replace the spot. Someone told me that the old radio tower resemble like a Christmas Tree.

    #43912
    Broadway
    Participant

    Before it’s dismantling I remember it looking almost as wide as it was high…and somehow the AM worked on it…

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Broadway.
    #43915
    Alfredo_T
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    The bottom of this page shows the residence that was built at the site of the former 1410/97.1 transmitter site: https://people.well.com/user/dmsml/stonehenge/

    The page shows that the house’s deck was built over the radio tower foundation, and it goes on to state that the tower support insulators formed a triangle, 33′ per side. The photo that shows the tower prior to its demolition suggests that it was much taller than its width.

    #43916
    semoochie
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    It would be reasonable to assume that the original owners hung the FM antenna on the AM tower but the FM predated the AM by a few years. When it was KCNR, they put lights around the tower at Christmastime that in the dark, looked like a giant Christmas tree atop Healy Heights. It was quite spectacular and could be seen from just about anywhere!

    #43918
    kb101engineer
    Participant

    Alfredo, that was the former KGON, KWJJ, KPDQ, KBOO, etc site.

    Here is a photo I captured from the DJ Master Control blog.

    https://www.stumptownblogger.com/2010/07/the-building-of-stumptowns-most-famous-radio-stick.html

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