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1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« on: September 05, 2021, 0155 UTC »
Excellent reception, 125 miles from me.

0150  Tri-purpose message - Hudson County COVID, rental assistance information, and traffic (One way traffic pattern between Hoboken and Hudson Avenues on extension)
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 1830 UTC »
Excellent reception, 125 miles from me.

0150  Tri-purpose message - Hudson County COVID, rental assistance information, and traffic (One way traffic pattern between Hoboken and Hudson Avenues on extension)
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I copy this station every night here in North Carolina. Covid 19 info broadcasts. I just found this news bit...

"WQFG689, the Hudson County, NJ Travelers' Information Service station on 1710 kHz AM has been granted Special Temporary Authority to increase power from 10 to 100 watts for 90 days"

Right now at the temporary listening post = Icom IC-705, 130ft end fed sloping random wire into manual tuner.

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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 0023 UTC »
It has been a looong 90 days.
First logged this one in May of last year.   
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 0132 UTC »
This TIS station is now playing the following announcement by an OM on a continuous loop:

"This is radio station WQFG689, owned and operated by Hudson County, NJ. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties, and continue to work on correcting the issue. Please check back on 1710 AM soon. Thank you for your patience."


A pretty clear, strong signal as usual, even at this distance.
All reception direct.
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 0233 UTC »
Have it loud and clear here in MD as well.  Looking back at the various logs this thing has been chugging along for awhile....
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 1300 UTC »
Hey All,

While certainly not a NIGHTLY occurrence, '689 became almost "ho hum" here as well.

I have heard rumors of other  TIS/Info stations (lower down in the band) that were supposed to be "temporary", yet are left to drone on and QRM a frequency LONG after they were supposed to QRT. As Pinto said,  it's  been a loooooong 90 days.

It's kind of like the WWW, folks are quick to put stuff up , but almost never bother to pull it down after it expires.

Perhaps we should send a petition to the FCC stating that '689 has "run  WAAAY long  past it's supposed 90 day permit" and that it is interfering with other "services" ("legitimate" pirates like CHIM , etc :P).

K
« Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 1304 UTC by NQC »
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 1149 UTC »

Perhaps we should send a petition to the FCC stating that '689 has "run  WAAAY long  past it's supposed 90 day permit" and that it is interfering with other "services" ("legitimate" pirates like CHIM , etc :P).

K

I've wondered whether sending the FCC lots of recordings of  WQFG689 playing their "we're broken" test tape would persuade them to cancel the license. Sadly, I doubt it.
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2021, 1405 UTC »
Hey Chris.

I tend to agree.
 
The FCC is now essentially “ broken “.

I doubt they’d care about a licensed jammer.

K
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2021, 0112 UTC »
The audio has been very good here over the last few weeks on the car radio.  There was some traffic info from what little I heard however it seems to have become riddled with agency messages. 
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2021, 0131 UTC »
Loud and clear in here this evening on the CCrane Radio EP in the basement with no external antenna.

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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2021, 0140 UTC »
Wow!  Decent copy here in northwest Alabama at 01:42
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2021, 1201 UTC »
Hey Dr.,

That's a NICE catch from Alabama.
 
MW conditions in general have been WAY up  here over the last week or more.

K
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2021, 0414 UTC »
Its coming in here tonight and I noticed it starting a few nights ago (no idea how long its been making the trip). Its not overly strong, but strong enough and there is some QRM from the USB from 1700 (KBGG). Can clearly hear "Hudson County" and talk about COVID.

0410Z ID WQFG689

Pretty decent signal for a TIS station in NJ making it all the way to MN...  Not sure why NJ cares about travelers out here in the midwest.



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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2021, 1329 UTC »
Hey Skeezix,

Nice catch. 

'389 is not common here , even at night.

To hear them them  VERY loud during the DAY   (7/21/24, along with other NJ stations )  was astounding.

But as has been stated  by others before, we have now "all" heard it,  so enough already. It's just another unattended Info station sending out old info to  essentially nobody. I'd love to see 1710 open up to "other" activities . But probably not likely anytime  soon .

K
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Re: 1710 am WQFG689 Hudson County 0150 utc 5 Sep 2021
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2021, 1345 UTC »
Fast forward to the year 2525...   the expedition from Alpha Centauri arrives to find no human life here.  However, they are able to home in on a continuously repeating transmission known as amplitude modulation that translates into something about obtaining an 18th booster.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2021, 1358 UTC by pinto vortando »
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