December 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm #43559
I was bloody late last year, now I’m bloody early this year. Go figure.
So you were saying?December 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm #43561
^– 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.December 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm #43570
deleted post; ignore
January 23, 2020 at 5:37 pm #43874chessyduckParticipant
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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.January 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm #43875chessyduckParticipant
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.January 23, 2020 at 8:18 pm #43879
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.January 24, 2020 at 6:49 am #43883BorderblasterParticipant
You better alert the stooges over at the F₵₵ about them “pirates” before Gordon shits his pants.January 24, 2020 at 9:27 am #43885
‘Kay, let’s see if the Jargon File actually posts this time or if the software just eats it again…January 24, 2020 at 9:28 am #43887
^– Nope. (Post #43886)
God dammit.January 24, 2020 at 9:57 am #43888
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.January 28, 2020 at 2:59 am #43911e_dawgParticipant
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.January 28, 2020 at 9:57 am #43912BroadwayParticipant
Before it’s dismantling I remember it looking almost as wide as it was high…and somehow the AM worked on it…
January 28, 2020 at 10:49 am #43915
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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.January 28, 2020 at 11:06 am #43916semoochieParticipant
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!January 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm #43918kb101engineerParticipant
Alfredo, that was the former KGON, KWJJ, KPDQ, KBOO, etc site.
Here is a photo I captured from the DJ Master Control blog.
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