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Mon Apr 2 9:30 am  #1


CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston

CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston, Ontario are both about 100KW at 500 feet, 220 miles away from me. It seems like I have "constant" tropo scatter from them the last few months.  

Ridgway PA
2000 feet elevation
Sony XDRF1HD Radio and Kathrein Scala YA7 5 element yagi antenna 

The fade ups will come out of nowhere and last 5-15 seconds usually, but sometimes a bit longer. It happens in the morning, at night.. I haven't noticed a time when it isn't happening. I suspect My height, the fact the frequencies are pretty empty here and that the transmitter sites are close to water make this possible. Here's a few recent audio clips of CBCK 107.5 and CFLY 98.3 

CFLY Clip #1 (55 seconds long!):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YejVxi-_wFr8-J8_xGq-EtWtmnvxEe7_/view?usp=sharing 

CFLY Clip #2 (1 minute 53 seconds long!): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UVKQq3atcps0-8Fge8FDeXIi4Lw3PcVc/view?usp=sharing 

CBCK Clip #1 (38 seconds long):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XGszf_s4LH3bbxoCTI8lQ6swICMGpoJK/view?usp=sharing 

CBCK Clip #2 (55 seconds long)https://drive.google.com/file/d/1512Kk3wBh3iVxqOrfm0xjMur7fn6oNpI/view?usp=sharing

 

Mon Apr 2 10:05 am  #2


Re: CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston

RadioPaulPA wrote:

CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston, Ontario are both about 100KW at 500 feet, 220 miles away from me. It seems like I have "constant" tropo scatter from them the last few months. 

I had a consistent tropospheric duct between Detroit and my parent's home in east Toronto. Back in the 70s / early 80s when the GTA FM dial was less crowded I would consistently receive:

WCZY
WNIC
WRIF
WDET
WWWW
WGPR
A few others I can't remember

When there was a real tropo enhancement (certain days mid summer to mid fall), these stations could be as strong as Buffalo. Great radio from this leading market back then.

Last edited by Tim Brown 2016 (Mon Apr 2 12:12 pm)

 

Mon Apr 2 11:39 am  #3


Re: CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston

I have quite a bit of tape from WRIF and  some from WWWW that I will post to the site at some point. Also WCZY I think. ( were they the ones that were known as The Detrot Wheels or something like that ?). Not quite as interesting as the WKNR FM or AM that I have already posted and will continue to.

Last edited by Fitz (Mon Apr 2 11:47 am)


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Tue Apr 3 9:23 am  #4


Re: CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston

"Detroit's New Wheels" was the branding for AOR WLLZ from 1980-96. The station currently has a Top 40 format as WDZH 98.7AMP RADIO.

 

Tue Apr 3 11:48 am  #5


Re: CFLY 98.3 and CBCK 107.5 Kingston

mace wrote:

"Detroit's New Wheels" was the branding for AOR WLLZ from 1980-96. The station currently has a Top 40 format as WDZH 98.7AMP RADIO.

You are correct that's the one. Again I will say that the AOR stuff is not as interesting as the more experimental formats but nice to have and hear from a historical perspective.
 


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