WQWS230

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  • #51642
    W7PAT
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    WQWS230 Beaverton, OR is on the air testing with about 6 watts on 1610 kHz. It has been heard as far away as Alberta, Canada late at night.

    #51647
    Borderblaster
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    51647

    #51648
    john72ss
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    6 watts? my cb radio puts out more than that??? whats the playlist?

    #51655
    Alfredo_T
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    Unless your remark is a joke (ha-ha), CB radios are limited to 4 watts RF output. Why are you admitting to using an illegal linear amplifier on this board??

    On a more serious note, my understanding of TIS is that stations are permitted up to 10 Watts transmitter output, but there is a maximum field strength limit that they also have to meet. The WQWS230 antenna system must be working pretty well for a TIS antenna, since the station had to fold back power.

    In downtown Hillsboro, I can hear the station relatively clearly using a loop antenna. The signal strength is not enough to stop scan on the radio in my car, although the audio is intelligible when away from utility lines).

    #51725
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    The recent rainfall must have improved the efficiency of the WQWS230 ground system. From Cornelius Pass Rd. in Hillsboro (near the Harvey statue), 1610 was stopping scan on my car radio. 1640 was having trouble doing the same.

    #51727
    boisebill
    Participant

    It’s probably more like “what ground system”.
    😉

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