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    Default FM Scan - Vantage, WA/Ginkgo Preserve 4/28/2017

    There must have been tropo, pure luck, or the Columbia River was an influence. I've never received more from eastern Oregon than I did today! Nothing counts in the logs because this is far east Kittitas County. I wish this was a Yakima scan! Taken today near the Ginkgo Petrified Forest, a few hundred feet above Vantage. Radio is a Radio Shack DX-402 with whip fully extended. Love the 150khz filter mod, without it I wouldn't be able to get several of the stations today. Grids were DN06AX and CN96XX.

    88.1 - KTCV Kennewick (Variety) 3.5KW 61mi / UNID with Spanish programming under KTCV. KYRS Medical Lake, or something in Oregon?
    88.3 - KMLW Moses Lake (Religion) 4kw 35mi
    88.5 - KLRF Milton-Freewater, OR (LifeTalk) 7.4KW 106mi
    88.7 - KDMB Moses Lake (Catholic) 4.6KW 35mi
    89.1 - KFAE Richland (Northwest Public Radio) 100KW 61mi (IBOC blocking 88.9 and 89.3)
    89.5 - Very faint KSOH Wapato (LifeTalk) 9.5KW 40mi / Very faint SSer, likely K208BY Moses Lake (Spanish Religion) 99W 36mi
    89.7 - KWWS Walla Walla (Northwest Public Radio) 3.2KW 109mi
    89.9 - KPLW Wenatchee (Positive Life Radio) 5KW 28mi
    90.1 - KOLU Pasco (Religion) 4.1KW 61mi
    90.3 - K212DB Moses Lake (// CSN KAWZ) 250W 35mi - Apparently flipped back to KAWZ, was relaying KTBI-810 Ephrata a couple years ago / very faint KNWY Yakima (Northwest Public Radio) 1.9KW 33mi / UNID NPR station running PRI program at 11:30AM PT. KTVR La Grande, OR or ???.
    90.5 - UNID Religious station, running pledge fundraiser with phone number of 800-877-5247. A call sign was given as "KN??". Not // KMBI. Will post clip soon.
    90.7 - KNWR Ellensburg (Northwest Public Radio) 5KW 26mi
    90.9 - KRBM Pendleton, OR (OPB) 25KW 107mi / K215AD Chelan (// KMBI-107.9) 75W 60mi
    91.1 - KPBX Spokane (NPR) 56KW 131mi / faint KYPL Yakima (Positive Life Radio) 26KW 33mi
    91.3 - KGTS Walla Walla (Positive Life Radio) 7KW 109mi
    91.5 - KLWS Moses Lake (Northwest Public Radio) 7.2KW 35mi
    91.7 - KBLD Kennewick (Religion) 1.8KW 61mi
    91.9 - KDNA Granger (Spanish) 18.5KW 37mi / KPBW Brewster (NPR) 1KW 77mi
    92.1 - KUMA-FM Pilot Rock, OR (Classic Hits) 6.9KW 118mi
    92.3 - KZUS Ephrata (Regional Mexican) 26KW 32mi
    92.5 - KZHR Dayton (Regional Mexican) 54KW 108mi
    92.7 - KNCW Omak (Country) 4.1KW 101mi
    92.9 - K225CJ Walla Walla (// KGDC-1320) 115W 109mi - very strong at times / KDBL Toppenish (Country) 17KW 37mi / KZZU Spokane (Hot AC) 81KW 131mi
    93.1 - K226AK Ephrata (// KFAE-89.1) 41W 32mi (Horrific 60hz humming on audio!)
    93.3 - KRKL Walla Walla (K-LOVE) 42KW 109mi
    93.5 - KOZI Chelan (Adult Contemporary) 600W 70mi
    93.7 - KQFM Hermiston (Adult Contemporary) 5.3KW 86mi / KDRK Spokane (Country) 60KW 131mi
    93.9 - KTAC Ephrata 18KW 32mi
    94.1 - KXIX Sunriver, OR (briefly with 'That's What I Like' Bruno Mars) 18.5KW 211mi / KMPS Seattle (Country) 69KW 100mi / UNID Religious, likely KBXL Boise, ID at 290 miles
    94.3 - KSAE-LP Kennewick (Spanish Religion) 100W 61mil
    94.5 - KATS Yakima (Rock) 100KW 40mi / K233CJ College Place (Fox Sports) 250W 109mi / KHTQ Hayden, ID 83KW 149mi
    94.7 - KZAL Manson (Country) 10.3KW 63mi
    94.9 - KIOK Pasco (Country) 100KW 61mi
    95.3 - K237DP Kennewick (// KLKY-96.1) 34W 61mi (No sign of KXLE!)
    95.7 - KKSR Walla Walla (Adult Contemporary) 94KW 109mi
    95.9 - KZML Quincy (Regional Mexican) 11KW 25mi
    96.1 - KLKY Stanfield, OR (Classic Rock) 8.5KW 91mi
    96.3 - KRCW Royal City (Regional Mexican) 19.5KW 13mi
    96.5 - K243CK Pendleton, OR (// KUMA-1290) 250W 107mi / KJAQ Seattle (Adult Hits) 49KW 100mi
    96.7 - KWWW Quincy (Top 40) 440W 22mi
    97.1 - KXRX Walla Walla (Rock) 100KW 109mi
    97.5 - KOLW Basin City (Top 40) 50KW 58mi
    97.9 - KZTB Milton-Freewater, OR (Regional Mexican) 100KW 106mi
    98.3 - KEYW Pasco (Hot AC) 50KW 61mi
    98.5 - KEYG Grand Coulee (Classic Rock) 100KW 81mi
    98.7 - KMNA Mabton (Regional Mexican) 11.5KW 53mi / KUBQ La Grande, OR (Rock) 2.25KW 159mi - Very poor increasing to fair with elevation gain. La Grande's in a bowl between mountains. Signal had to cross through Saddle Mountain, then the Blue Mountains and Meacham to reach me! Very impressive!
    98.9 - KKZX Spokane (Classic Rock) 100KW 131mi
    99.1 - KUJ-FM Burbank (Top 40) 52KW 61mi
    99.3 - KDRM Moses Lake (Hot AC) 3KW 32mi
    99.5 - KZLY Ione, OR (Regional Mexican) 1.8KW 103mi
    99.7 - K259CT Milton-Freewater, OR (// KTEL-1490) 170W 105mi / KHHK Yakima (Rhythmic Contemporary) 4.1KW 33mi
    99.9 - KXLY-FM Spokane (Country) 37kw 131mi / KWRL La Grande, OR (Adult Contemporary) 25KW 167mi
    100.1 - KQFO Pasco (Bob FM) 8KW 61mi
    100.3 - KKRZ Portland, OR (Top 40) 95KW 165mi
    100.5 - KWIQ Moses Lake (Country) 50KW 32mi
    100.7 - KHSS Athena, OR (Catholic Religion) 6.3KW 108mi
    100.9 - KARY Grandview (Classic Hits) 7.8KW 33mi
    101.1 - K266AZ Ephrata (// KPLW-89.9) 60W 32mi / KEYF Cheney (Classic Hits) 100KW 132mi / KOHO Leavenworth (Adult Contemporary) 930W 53mi
    101.3 - KGDN Pasco (Religion) 2.75KW 61mi / K267AX Brewster (// KCSY-106.3 Sunny FM) 10W 77mi!
    101.7 - KLES Prosser (Regional Mexican) 3.5KW 55mi
    101.9 - KZIU Weston, OR (Classic Country) 13.4KW 110mi
    102.1 - KPQ-FM Wenatchee (Classic Rock) 35KW 25mi
    102.3 - K272ED Kennewick (Smooth Jazz) 38W 61mi / KHKF Island City, OR (Classic Country 'Hank FM', new to air) 900W 159mi! Strong signal at times. Was thinking KICR Coeur D'Alene flipped formats from K-102 Country, based on the Spokane FMs. I was very surprised on the impressive signal of this one. Best La Grande signal by far, overpowering Kennewick with the turn of the antenna.
    102.5 - KZOK Seattle (Classic Rock) 68KW 100mi
    102.7 - KORD Richland (Country) 100KW 61mi
    102.9 - UNID Country station briefly, likely KSJJ Bend OR, would have been over 200 miles
    103.1 - K276EU Kennewick (K-LOVE) 15W 61mi / faint parallel so KYKV Selah, 5.4KW 32mi / K276GF Pendleton, OR (// KTIX-1240) 190W 108mi - was thinking this was the even-farther KVBL Union OR at first, but Dan Patrick's affiliates showed no sign of KVBL. So it's K276GF, parallel to 1240 KTIX Pendleton.
    103.3 - KWLN Wilson Creek (Regional Mexican) 25KW 51mi
    103.5 - KWHT Pendleton, OR (Country) 100KW 109mi
    103.9 - K280GI Richland (// KGTS-91.3) 155W 61mi
    104.1 - KXDD Yakima (Country) 100KW 33mi / possibly a second, even fainter signal under KXDD, but could have been my imagination. KXDD was very weak already.
    104.3 - K282AA Kennewick (// KMBI-107.9) 274W 61mi
    104.7 - KKRV Wenatchee (Country) 6.5KW 28mi / possibly KCMB La Grande (Country) under KKRV, but couldn't get confirmation. Would have been 100KW 159mi
    104.9 - K285FN Kennewick (Exitos 104.9) 250W 61mi / UNID with CHR/Top 40 and English female DJ, no ID and faded away within a minute. Did not have the 'meteor scatter' sound to it. Maybe KUBE Eatonville, format/calls ex-93.3 Seattle?
    105.3 - KONA-FM Pasco (Adult Contemporary) 100KW 61mi
    105.7 - KDIL-LP Kennewick (Spanish Catholic) 8W 61mi!! Very impressed with this one, being such low power. / KRSE Yakima (Classic Rock) 100kw 33mi / tentative KZBD Spokane (Top 40) 100KW 131mi
    105.9 - KRJT Elgin, OR (Classic Hits) 115W 147mi!! Best log of the day! Have a full TOH ID recorded. / UNID with conservative talk show, gave phone number but haven't listened to it again. I don't see any AM xlators on 105.9 in the NW.
    106.1 - K291BS Richland (Classic Hits // KALE-960) 250W 61mi / KZFN Moscow, ID (Top 40) 62KW 143mi
    106.3 - KLOO Corvallis, OR (Classic Rock) 100KW 228mi, briefly and only possible match with no Es.
    106.5 - KEGX Richland (Classic Hits) 100KW 61mi
    106.7 - KKWN Cashmere (News/Talk) 6KW 44mi
    106.9 - K295AV Walla Walla (106.9 the Oasis) 240W 101mi
    107.3 - KFFM Yakima (Top 40) 100KW 33mi / K297BE Kennewick (// KWCQ-106.1 The Beat) 50W 61mi
    107.7 - KWVN Pendleton, OR (Top 40) 72KW 109mi
    107.9 - KMBI-FM Spokane 64KW 132mi
    FM/AM/SW DXer of Yakima, WA! God Bless America!

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    Hi Crainbebo!

    I have highlighted in RED below two areas that I have a question on.

    Question 1 - What are "grids" ?

    Question 2 - How do you know the power/miles away of the station? A database I'd imagine!?


    Thanks! JR

    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    There must have been tropo, pure luck, or the Columbia River was an influence. I've never received more from eastern Oregon than I did today! Nothing counts in the logs because this is far east Kittitas County. I wish this was a Yakima scan! Taken today near the Ginkgo Petrified Forest, a few hundred feet above Vantage. Radio is a Radio Shack DX-402 with whip fully extended. Love the 150khz filter mod, without it I wouldn't be able to get several of the stations today. Grids were DN06AX and CN96XX.

    88.1 - KTCV Kennewick (Variety) 3.5KW 61mi / UNID with Spanish programming under KTCV. KYRS Medical Lake, or something in Oregon?
    88.3 - KMLW Moses Lake (Religion) 4kw 35mi
    88.5 - KLRF Milton-Freewater, OR (LifeTalk) 7.4KW 106mi

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