- January 13, 2017 at 5:33 am #11050rock95sevenParticipant
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A 100 KW college station 133 miles away in Central Ky has been booming in here on 89.7 FM for several months.
WDCL-FM Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green,Ky must have made some big changes
to their transmitter site, as soon as i leave my valley and i am at least a mile from home
that station booms in like a local.
At first I thought they put up a translator in town or one of the neighboring counties but a search
of the FCC database and radio locator turned up nothing to support this theory.
So to avoid possibly causing listeners of WDCL any grief in the future, i moved the FM lower in
NCE band at 88.1 FM. Again, i don’t know what they changed over or if it just has something to
with my elevation, but this station is heard day and night on 89.7 Fm.
I cannot hear it at home, i can’t hear it in the Jeep parked anywhere on my road but i can hear
it at the landlords house above me where his elevation is close to 1500 feet, but not in stereo.
When I am in town (Hazard,Ky) WDCL-FM is listenable with some fading or the receiver switching to mono automatically to hold on to the signal. I am not frustrated or angry, we all share frequencies on the dial,
but i just wonder what they did over there to boom in here like they do, i thought at first it was tropo or
one of the many other weather related onomolies that can bring distant stations but this is just too
consistant to be weather related. Maybe they are pushing more than 100 KW?
Anyway, i am blasting my little signal in this valley for 500 Feet give or take on 88.1 Fm where it’s pretty quiet.
Now let’s hope i don’t have to move the AM next, although it does get it’s share of ground waves at night.
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