@rock95sevenActive 1 month, 1 week ago
Moved Blue Bucket Radio
Posted on April 8, 2016
I have mentioned in the past that Blue Bucket Radio is located near the top of a mountain and one of the things that comes with living at a higher elevation is that radio waves propagate rather well from directions where there are no obstructions. In our case, we are near the top of a mountain but in a valley surrounded by two ridges in front of and behind our home.
Still Medium Waves find their way to our receivers with no problems, in fact i have heard our old frequency (1520 khz) with very little sky wave one night and then the next night there are a few high powered stations fighting to be on top. So I moved to 1610 khz but there is two stations i was having trouble with a night and during critical hours, a spanish station on 1610 and another spanish station on 1600, the station on 1600 khz would cause splash over on 1610 khz mixing with my signal and the signal from the high powered 1610.
So after a week of listening with my transmitter off, 1620 seemed to be the best choice, it doesn’t receive splash over from 1610 or 1630 and I hear no strong signals on 1620 that would present a problem at night. Seems like a good choice for now, that is until the FCC intervenes and a strong station takes over 1620 khz.
It could happen, just something we have to deal with when it happens.
So for now, we are on 1620 Khz and still on 102.7 FM