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At my location near Sheldon plaza, on my patio the Walton translator still has 98.3, but next to my north-facing kitchen window KMWV is easily stronger, also stronger than KSND.
I was in Seaside not long after KFIR moved its antenna to Albany.It definitely edged out KUGN and KOAC. From Salem, you could pretty much call it a local signal.
Several times last winter, I noticed KFIR operating on daytime power well after dark, most of the time it was to get the high-school basketball game out to the target audience. Once the game’s over, the signal goes back down under KDWN. Whew!
Kvip is at 540, 2.5kw now, I’m pretty sure it was 1kw then. The antenna was hooked to this thing called an am-tenna, which I had heard advertised on KCRL. It was flat, about 1/8 inch thick, with antenna and ground terminals, you’d lay your portable radio on it. I found I could null a strong signal somewhat by tuning a little pocket radio to that frequency, and placing it facing the radio.
Back in the mid-70’s we lived near Cottage Grove, and I had an Archer all-channels tv antenna. One late-summer afternoon when KOAC WAS OFF THE AIR, I picked up KVIP with it, though very faintly. KCNO was much louder, just over KVI. You can imagine how well KXL came in. I don’t know how that antenna could do so well on such low frequencies.
There’s also a hot spot going up I5 north of Eugene. Even before the frequency change, it would go at least several miles after KGEL disappeared.
Does anyone know what’s going on with KWBY? When they first went off, I thought they might be about to implement their CP, but by now it’s obvious there must be something else going on.
It’s been a total fiasco at 590 for close to a month now.
I was able to pick up KOCF from near Sheldon plaza, understandable with a little concentration. I’m wondering what is there about changing frequencies that it can’t be done instantaneously–for instance, do you have to replace or adjust the antenna?
It will be interesting to see if or how well KOCF reaches Eugene, once it moves. It does reach several miles of I5, north of Eugene.
I’ve just read that KUJZ has a cp to boost power from 630w to 1750w. Not that much of an upgrade, so after comparing it to 97.7 and 105.5, I’m not sure whether or not they’ve upgraded yet.
Even on AM, KPNW was down a good part of the week. Far as I can tell from here, KNND is still down. Back in the much bigger snowstorm of ’69, KNND was never down, none of the other AM’s were either, far as I recall.
I was noticing on radiolocator that KGYN, 1210, Guymon OK, has a cp for 50kw directional. It used to be maybe the easiest OK station to pick up at night. I entered several locations, and there was no real null I could find by that method. Their website says they are still 10kw.
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.
This was about 20 years ago. The radio was a Satellite 700, I think the station was called “energy” something or other.