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Got the page on my cell phone first. Then, heard it on KQRZ-LP. I immediately switched to KLTH and didn’t hear it. Then, I heard it on KLTH after it ended on KQRZ. It broke into local programming on each station and the audio was fine. Interesting how the LP aired it before the full power…
Thanks all for the follow up information.
Hilarious and interesting article for sure. We need Craig to give us more scoop on this. I am curious where in East Portland the station facilities were located, etc.
2016 KISN-LP RF field strength at the Hillsboro Airport was -27.45 dBm.
Cbaravelli, you don’t use a yagi antenna to check field strength. You will get inaccurate data. It’s like using an RF amplifier before you take measurements. Even with a yagi it’s hard to believe that you could pick up 95.1 at a -27 dBm. That is an extremely hot signal. About the only way to get that would be to be looking into barrel of the transmit antenna close by. The HAAT is very high from Mt Scott. So, the signal does (potentially) cover a lot looking at their propagation maps (posted on their website).
notwesternelectric’s comments are in jest. Looking at his previous post’s they are all mostly related to E-Skip DX swamping out local stations (with a few four letter words and ham bashing thrown in for attention). Too bad he can’t get an LP100 straight from an Fx. Anyway, I am not aware of E-skip going on now. If there is I have missed it. I know, last summer there was a lot of skip going on in Portland and it was covered on some other post at the time.June 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm in reply to: LPFM Portland Metro Review: Licensed-CP's-Applications #37550
cbaravelli: As you know, 47 CFR Section 74.1231(b) has to do with translators re-transmitting the signals of a primary AM or FM radio broadcast station or another translator. I am not aware of any LPFM’s in OR violating anything. In fact, I am not aware of an LPFM in OR that is even on a translator. Not sure why are you throwing them under the bus. KXRY is a class D. Now, if you want to talk about what a joke the translator service is in general, you won’t get an argument from me. Like Andy says, its the most abused broadcast service we have. Thank you FCC.
Yep, instead of being a greedy SOB, Bustos would have been better off just looking for a nice channel in Gresham or east county to apply for (if there is one). They’re just throwing up darts to land something.
IE: their other applications (already noted before) BNPFT-20180130ABO is a recent proposal filed for KXET (AM) Mount Angel, Oregon on Channel 235 (94.9 MHz). The application is for a 20 watt translator proposed first adjacent to KNRK Camas, WA, within KNRK’s 60 dBu protected contour. BNPFT-20180130ABR is another recent proposal filed for KQRR (AM) Oregon City, Oregon on Channel 289 (105.7 MHz). This application is for a 20 watt translator proposed first adjacent to KFBW Vancouver, Washington, within KFBW’s 60’s dBu protected contour. Both these latter proposals ignore § 74.1204 contour requirements.
You can probably tell I am not in favor of allowing AM’s to have FM translators….In fact, I am not in favor of ANY translator.
KUIK did file for a translator on 99.1 colo on their AM tower.
Well, I think there are basically 3 types of pirates: 1)Those who feel that they have a legitimate right to gripe about the government 2) Those who spew extremely radical ideals and deliberately cause malicious interference and broadcast profanity 3) hobbyists who just want jollies and and get a signal on air.
With that said, I don’t approve of any pirate. 1 and 3’s don’t bother me that much as long as they don’t cause interference to other services. However, the 2’s are ones that should be hauled off to jail immediately (I only wish it could be that fast). If they do a second offence, charge them with a felony.
The ham bands have been pretty bad these past years. Just yesterday afternoon on 40 meter’s (7.160 MHz @ 2:40 PM) there was a very strong pirate spewing profanity, music, racial slurs, mentioning genitalia, you name it. Even I was shocked. A week earlier on 80 meters (3.908 MHz @ 8:10 PM on 11/21/2017) there was another idiot in CA spewing his call sign on a taped message blasting some club (this guy is on a lot). I Googled the call sign and found this person has been doing this for 10 years and the FCC still hasn’t yanked his chain…just warning letters and all that bureaucratic red tape stuff.
Anyway, that’s my feeling on this subject…throw the book at them 🙂
100.7 SLAVIC COMMUNITY CENTER OF NW, INC
100.7 JEHOVAH JIREH INTERNATIONAL MISSION (time share)
These are “suppose” to be local…hard to tell. Some of these stations just rebroadcast syndicated programming. Even though others are somewhat automated, they are still operated locally.August 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm in reply to: LPFM Portland Metro Review: Licensed-CP's-Applications #31514
I was driving in Beaverton Saturday afternoon and was pretty sure I heard KXYQ-LP 101.5 on the air. Pretty good signal. It definitely wasn’t KFLY. Heard no call-sign. Then, later in the evening I was in Aloha checking freqs and noticed 96.7 on the air playing some 90’s tunes and did hear the call-sign KXMG-LP.
I was checking a lot of stations, FX’s, and LPFM’s too. KISN never lost their power over the weekend. This was their statement on FB. Not sure how you concluded they were off the air?
“KISN listeners: Some of our DJ’s will not be on the air today. As you know, the power outages around town have affected a lot of people. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the power companies will get homes and businesses back on-line soon!”
I did note KUIK being off too.April 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm in reply to: LPFM Portland Metro Review: Licensed-CP's-Applications #19559
Typo there Andy….power is going from 6 to 10 watts it appears from the filing….
Well, I think there are way too many translators in the metro area. I am not in favor of AM’s having the ability to file for a translator. HD FM also has little social redeeming value. It just messes up the spectrum and makes it noisier. However, HDTV is great (another subject)….
What station call sign are you looking for? You could be in an area where you can get both the Salem translator K264AA or KQRZ-LP depending on where you sit terrain wise. They are both on the same frequency. I hear both stations on the air BTW from my location and antenna setup.