The inevitable has happened! Someone else has begun test transmissions on 106.5. It’s a mostly unmodulated carrier detected for about an hour around 11:30 am, and again at 4:30 pm. They are particularly strong out on RT 113, south of Franconia, and north of Harleysville. And I can receive the carrier all the way to where County Line Road crosses Perkiomen Creek, a couple of miles northwest of Telford. That’s a good 7 miles or so!
They are strong enough here in the borough to drop me down from about 150′ to about 100′ coverage. There is no programming yet, and when I turn my van’s radio all the way up on them, I hear the same type of background power supply noise I hear from my own SainSonic. It’s identical to my ears.
In other news, I’ve sent a Request For Quote on a 1700KHz HC-51U crystal to International Crystal Manufacturing out in Oklahoma. I feel I should expidite my move to AM at this time.