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  • in reply to: KPIJ interfering with KAVE? #29548
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    KPIJ’s transmitter is in Alsea, northwest of Junction City. Thus it’s even farther away from Oakridge than I thought.

    I understand what’s happening. My question is how can KPIJ be legally allowed to interfere with KAVE. This seems wrong from an engineering and regulatory perspective.

    According to their FCC correspondence file, KPIJ has been messing with their directional antenna and transmitter power over the last 2-3 years. An interesting coincidence.

    https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/corrp_list.pl?Facility_id=92491

    Is an interference complaint required to be filed by the party being interfered with (KAVE/KRVM)? Or can anyone file a complaint and expect it to be taken seriously. Who has the burden of proof?

    Again I reference KPIJ’s 60db contour which Oakridge is far beyond. It doesn’t even include Eugene.

    KPIJ:

    https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=KPIJ

    https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-display#appid=1252358&call=KPIJ&freq=88.5&contour=60&city=JUNCTION_CITY&state=OR&fileno=BLED-20080626ABB&.map

    KAVE:

    https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=KAVE

    https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-display#appid=978206&call=KAVE&freq=88.5&contour=60&city=OAKRIDGE&state=OR&fileno=BLED-20040220AAO&.map

    in reply to: You don't have that option #29473
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    Covfefe?

    in reply to: RIP Gregg Allman #29391
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    Another of many great bands that I didn’t learn to fully appreciate until later in life.

    RIP

    in reply to: James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dies of Cancer At 89 #29370
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    SPECTRE was unwatchable. Yet I loved Skyfall.

    I was stationed in Thailand when Man With The Golden Gun was being filmed there. The product placement cars in that movie were American Motors! Big chase scene featuring Moore/Bond driving an AMC Matador. Maybe it was a Hornet? Lol. There were no American Motors dealers in Thailand either.

    Bond movies are globally popular. Roger Moore did a great job keeping the franchise universally appealing.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #29053
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    Good point, but I can’t pick up any trace of a signal on 96.7. Yet there they are on 96.5 and 96.6.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #29018
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    Noticed just by accident this morning that KZEL is coming in at 95.6, 96.5, and 96.6 (Sony tuner with 100KHz tuning steps). 96.6 sounds almost as good as their primary 96.1.

    That can’t be right.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #28907
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    Market #1 KKNU recently started sending out RBDS text saying “Song titles coming soon”. I suspect KMGE will too. About time! 🙂

    in reply to: Station ID #28562
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    Last time I checked, FCC rules were pretty vague about this. Something like “Digital broadcasts are required to be identified to listeners”. But it doesn’t say how.

    In Eugene, KRVM-HD1 IDs as “Broadcasting in HD…”, while their HD2 IDs as “KRVM-HD2”. Both comply.

    But KLCC-HD1 does not ID their HD programming at all, which has to be a technical violation.

    EDIT: The FCC rule says “A radio station operating in DAB hybrid mode or extended hybrid mode shall identify its digital signal, including any free multicast audio programming streams, in a manner that appropriately alerts its audience to the fact that it is listening to a digital audio broadcast.”

    http://www.thebdr.net/articles/fcc/rules/ID.pdf

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #28321
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    KNRQ is up today but possibly at reduced power and/or on backup gear based on how it sounds.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #28247
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    KEPW-LP 97.3 seems to be dead air about 50% of the time. Not conducive to building a following.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #27836
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    For the record KZEL is back to their normal.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #27788
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    A couple weeks ago KZEL finally returned to decent sounding stereo audio, after being in bad mono since the big ice storm.

    Once again we had some weather here, light dusting of snow Sunday night, and KZEL’s transmitter predictably went down. They were up again Monday morning around 6:30. Then later in the day they were on their horrible backup transmitter again with only one of the two stereo channels feeding both L & R. Hendrix’s Purple Haze with no vocals anyone?

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #27317
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    Not unexpectedly, KEPW’s reach is very limited. Even in downtown Eugene reception is spotty. In Springfield it’s basically not present. East limit is I-5, west limit is Hwy 99.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #25875
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    KWAX is back to normal. They say the problem was a bad cable and a bad RF switch. Anyway sounds fine again.

    Now someone should tell KZEL that their audio is mono even though the stereo pilot is working. In fact I doubt it’s even properly folded down mono from stereo. Pathetic audio quality.

    in reply to: Eugene Radio Happenings #25833
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    After they checked that video I got another email. They’re running on a backup exciter that apparently doesn’t work well with the rest of their transmitter. Does that make technical sense? They’re waiting on a new exciter. The old exciter apparently fried due to a power surge during the ice storm.

    Here’s a 2nd example made in the car near the corner of Franklin & Villard with line of sight to Blanton.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C7DrmLFzk4

    That’s what happens when I use my right hand to hold the smartphone while trying to operate a touchscreen with my left hand.

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