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Author Topic: 87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA  (Read 6845 times)

Offline 7stones

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87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA
« on: November 24, 2013, 0402 UTC »
Been hearing an unid station playing techno on 87.9 FM
in El Cajon, CA.
After some investigating, found it is from a car wash!
Happy Cow Car Wash.
They have a laser light show when you run thru the wash
and they tell you to tune to 87.9 FM to hear the music.
It can be heard w/in a 1 mile radius of the car wash.
I plan to see if I can get them to verify. Bet it freaks them out!
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Re: 87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 0425 UTC »
That's funny! I'm guessing they're running a legal part 15 transmitter. Meaning they are running .1 watts. Ask them for a QSL;)
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Re: 87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 0223 UTC »
Here in Northern Indiana, for Christmas, one of the neighbors has a tremendous extravaganza... a "lightshow" of scenery, moving displays, "traveling LED's" strung all over the trees, etc.

When you pull up in front of the house, a sign directs you to tune in to the lower end of the FM band (forgot the freq), and you get serenaded with Christmas music while you watch. 

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Re: 87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 0106 UTC »
capt. radio Thats really cool!- Have you tried to do a range test with it?
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Re: 87.9 FM unid station in El Cajon, CA
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 0141 UTC »
100mW would not be part 15.  Into a standard dipole, part 15 (250uV/M) is around 10uW.  Part 15 on a good day gets out to about 100 feet, thats all.

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« Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 0147 UTC by redhat »
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