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Author Topic: WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017  (Read 943 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017
« on: June 29, 2017, 1456 UTC »
A new one for me, and maybe new overall, as I cannot find any other logs of them on this frequency.  Country music, relay of "97.5 Y Country" from Bridgman, MI.
Fading in and out, but quite good when the signal is strong.

11m is extremely active right now, overall.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 1517 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 1815 UTC »
Nice catch!  I just checked the usual 25910, 25950 and 25990 STL frequencies and heard nothing.  There is some activity popping up on the lower parts of 26 MHz though, I'm listening to truckers on 26375 AM right now. 
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Re: WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 0811 UTC »
Just out of curiosity I did a FCC ULS license database search for active licenses on 26.35 MHz and it crashed the FCC DB search page.  So I searched for active licenses in Michigan on 26.350 MHz and it came back with one result - license KD4576, LAKE HURON BROADCASTING CORP - active since 02/17/1965 for 1 mobile unit at 40 watts output on 26350 kHz / 26.350 MHz 20K0F3E FM emission for the SAGINAW, MI area.

Not entirely sure if this is the same thing you heard or not.  It's possible the license is licensed in another state, I'll have to try the FCC ULS search later for nationwide USA licenses on that 26350 frequency.
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Re: WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 2034 UTC »
I recall hearing some audio over top of the regular audio, they were obviously setting up for a remote broadcast, which is exactly what these links are used for. Of course that means that you'll only hear them when they are going to do a remote broadcast, which could be pretty rare, they don't leave these things on 24/7 (well the usual suspects on 25910/25950/25990 seem to, which is unusual). So you need the intersection of the link being on the air, as well good propagation.
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Re: WYTZ STL 26350 FM 1442 UTC 29 Jun 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 2054 UTC »
Makes sense.  The usual suspects on 25.910 FM, 25.950 FM and 25.990 FM are licensed as base stations and I'm pretty sure they function as permanent studio-to-transmitter links, which would explain the fact that they pop up very often during band openings.  There's a lot of these IFB/STL frequencies in the 25 and 26 MHz band but it does seem like 25910 FM, 25950 FM and 25990 FM are the ones that anybody really logs on a regular basis.

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