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Author Topic: 87.9FM, 12/16/2021, 0230 UTC, weak, mono.  (Read 279 times)

Offline ThaDood

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87.9FM, 12/16/2021, 0230 UTC, weak, mono.
« on: December 17, 2021, 0755 UTC »
Sometimes I'll set the truck stereo on 87.9FM to see what comes up on the work commute. This time, a weak, mono station playing a Gorillaz tune that came IN / OUT for 2 miles. No ID. And, it wasn't bleed-through from 88.1FM's LPFM station locally. Usually, I hear other drivers on 87.9FM airing MP3's, or satellite radio, but they are true Part  #15 at just a few hundred feet. This covered miles. Station was gone by 06:30UTC, when I checked, later.
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Re: 87.9FM, 12/16/2021, 0230 UTC, weak, mono.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 1501 UTC »
I'm confused about this frequency - weren't the stations supposed to shut down back in July?  I have a loud one by me in NYC, WNYZ-LP, and they did shut down.  But then around 2 months or so ago, they're back on 87.74, and louder than before.  Did something change regarding the Franken FM shutdown?  Thanks in advance...

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Re: 87.9FM, 12/16/2021, 0230 UTC, weak, mono.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 2029 UTC »
Well, these last posts can sort of explain that,   https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,83059.0.html     Incidentally, I don't see WNYZ-LP listed here,     https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?state=NY&serv=FL&vac=&list=2
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Re: 87.9FM, 12/16/2021, 0230 UTC, weak, mono.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2021, 2349 UTC »
I tried looking for them on the FCC too, with no luck.  I tried to catch it on the air but it was Korean religious programming and I could only take so much, lol.  One thing for sure, they came back with a better signal, edging out a college station I like on 88.1.  Also odd how it's centered on 87.74, I wonder if that affects folks reception with cheap radios.  Great page (Radio Survivor), thanks for posting!