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  • FM Bandscan at Round Mountain, near White Pass WA (5970 feet) 7/30/21

    So thankful I was able to make it up here on July 30th, before the Schneider Springs Fire struck on Aug 3rd, which is now at nearly 70K acres and has destroyed forests and mountaintops all over the 410/12 corridor, this area is now closed.
    The elevation was 5,970 feet, and I could see the Goat Rocks, Mt. Adams, Rimrock Lake, Clear Lake, and a variety of mountains to the north (including Shellrock Peak at 6800+ feet which I hiked up last August and is sadly in the threat of said wildfire) I saw two pikas (not pictured), multiple chipmunks and squirrels, two vultures flying around; a small Western fence lizard, and *fresh* bear scat about 3/4ths up the mountain. I kept my eyes peeled, but no bears sighted (we only have black bears in this region and not grizzlies). Not to mention a multitude of butterflies, and horseflies/bees/house flies that were annoying me at the summit while I was eating lunch! Radio reception report follows - some interesting finds, all on a Sangean ATS-909X with no one else around, trailhead or summit.

    88.1 - KWAO Vashon (76KW 89mi) / KYTR Union Gap (52w 38mi) / CBU-2-FM Vancouver BC (97.6KW 202mi)
    88.3 - KMLW Moses Lake (4KW 93mi) / tentative KBVM Portland OR (3.5KW 102 mi)
    88.5 - KLRF Milton-Freewater OR (7.4KW 159mi) / KYVT Yakima (135w 40mi)
    88.7 - KDMB Moses Lake (4.6KW 90mi) / plus a station running CCM, can't ID this one, either Oregon or Ocean Park, or even The Effect translator in Kennewick
    88.9 - K205FT Yakima (KOLU, 15.5W 45mi W/ RDS!!) / KCSH Ellensburg (380w 45mi) / CBUX-FM1 Victoria BC (6.7KW 170mi) / KSWS Chehalis (1KW 82mi)
    89.1 - KFAE Richland (100KW 108mi)
    89.3 - KAOS Olympia (1.25KW 79mi)
    89.5 - KSOH Wapato (9.5KW 39mi) / something else chewed on it, likely KNHC
    89.7 - KWWS Walla Walla (16KW 156mi) / CJSU-FM Duncan BC (3.47KW 191mi)
    89.9 - K210CX Yakima (KHRI Air 1, 19W 40mi) / KQAC Portland OR (5.9KW 102mi) / KXIR Freeland (1.8KW 114mi)
    90.1 - KOLU Pasco (39KW 110mi)
    90.3 - KNWY Yakima (1.9KW 40mi) / KEXP Seattle (4.7KW 82mi)
    90.5 - KQBC Benton City (200W 88mi) / KACS Chehalis (6KW 81mi) / CBCV-FM Victoria BC (6.3KW 170mi) / unid 4th station running blues music, most stuff was coming in from the east at the level I was at, about 5100 feet. Maybe KBLU-FM Pilot Rock OR?
    90.7 - KNWR Ellensburg (4.6KW 62mi) / KSER Everett (5.8KW 102mi NEW to Yakima logbook)
    90.9 - KVTI Tacoma (51KW 69mi) / KRBM Pendleton OR (24.5KW 133mi)
    91.1 - KYPL Yakima (26KW 45mi)
    91.3 - KGTS College Place (7KW 157mi) / KBCS Bellevue (1.8KW 73mi also NEW to Yakima logs)
    91.5 - K218CX Yakima (KAWZ, 11W 44mi) / KOPB Portland OR (70KW 102mi)
    91.7 - KBLD Kennewick (1.8KW 110mi) / KYFQ Tacoma (4.3KW 94mi)
    91.9 - KDNA Yakima (18.5KW 39mi) / a second station with public radio talk was heard at the summit, either KPTZ or KMUN, can't ID this one
    92.1 - KUMA-FM Pilot Rock OR (6.9KW 133mi) / CBU-FM-1 Victoria BC (87KW 178mi)
    92.3 - KGON Portland OR (97KW 102mi) / KZUS Ephrata (26KW 94mi) / K222BP Prosser (KOLU, 23W 81mi)
    92.5 - KZHR Dayton (54KW 157mi) / KQMV Bellevue (56.8KW 67mi)
    92.7 - KMSW The Dalles OR (3.4KW 68mi) / K224EW Othello (EWTN Spanish - 28W 94mi!)
    92.9 - KDBL Toppenish (17KW 45mi) / tentative KISM Bellingham at summit (50KW 158mi)
    93.1 - CKYE Vancouver BC (8KW 202mi - very strong for power and distance!) / KRYP Gladstone OR (1.55KW 102mi)
    93.3 - KRKL Walla Walla (42KW 157mi) / KUBE Seattle (98KW 73mi)
    93.5 - KWDR Royal City (210W 85mi - amazing strong signal for this distance) / KACI-FM The Dalles OR (2.2KW 65mi)
    93.7 - K229AD Yakima (KDYK - 250W 45mi) / KLSY-FM Montesano (28KW 107mi) / KQFM Hermiston OR (5.3KW 110mi) / CJJR-FM Vancouver BC (70KW 202mi)
    93.9 - KTAC Ephrata (18KW 96mi)
    94.1 - KSWD Seattle (69KW 67mi)
    94.5 - KATS Yakima (100KW 40mi)
    94.9 - KIOK Richland (100KW 109mi) / KUOW Seattle (100KW 82mi)
    95.1 - KITI-FM Winlock (410W 80mi)
    95.3 - K237GY Prosser (KZXR-AM - horrible audio, garbled and sometimes going silent - 205W 81mi) / K237DP Kennewick (KLKY, 34W 109mi) / CKZZ Vancouver BC (66KW 202mi) / likely K237FR Tumwater with oldies ('KGY', KYYO-HD2, 220W 79mi) - NO SIGN OF KXLE WHATSOEVER
    95.5 - KBFF Portland OR (97KW 102mi)
    95.7 - KKSR Walla Walla (94KW 157mi) / KJR-FM Seattle (98KW 73mi)
    95.9 - KRSX Goldendale (2.2KW 65mi) / KZML Quincy (11KW 86mi)
    96.1 - KXXO Olympia (37KW 89mi) / KLKY Stanfield OR (8.5KW 120mi) / CHKG Vancouver BC (100KW 202mi)
    96.3 - KRCW Royal City (19.5KW 97mi)
    96.5 - KJAQ Seattle (49KW 67mi) / K243CK Pendleton OR (KUMA-AM - 250W 150mi!!)
    96.7 - KMMG Benton City (820W 99mi)
    96.9 - KZTA Naches (14KW 22mi)
    97.1 - KXRX Walla Walla (100KW 157mi)
    97.3 - KIRO-FM Tacoma (52KW 67mi)
    97.5 - KOLW Basin City (50KW 94mi) / KNLR Bend OR (97KW 176mi)
    97.7 - KOMO-FM Oakville (69KW 107mi) / CBUF-FM Vancouver BC (100KW 202mi, notable under KOMO with French talk)
    97.9 - KZTB Milton-Freewater OR (100KW 162mi) / KLVP Aloha OR (52.35KW 102mi) / KYYR-LP Yakima (100W 37mi)
    98.1 - KING-FM Seattle (66KW 67mi)
    98.3 - KEYW Pasco (25KW 110mi)
    98.5 - KEYG-FM Grand Coulee (100KW 139mi) / KNBQ Central Park (1.6KW 89mi)
    98.7 - KMNA Mabton (11.5KW 57mi) / KUPL Portland OR (24KW 102mi)
    98.9 - KNUC Seattle (63.9KW 67mi)
    99.1 - KUJ-FM Burbank (52KW 111mi)
    99.3 - KMGW Naches (790W 22mi) / CFOX Vancouver BC (100KW 202mi - notable rock under KMGW, counting this one)
    99.5 - KZLY Ione OR (1.8KW 120mi) / KWJJ Portland OR (50KW 102mi)
    99.7 - KHHK Yakima (4.1KW 48mi)
    99.9 - KISW Seattle (67KW 67mi) / unid country station, either KRKT or KXLY scattering in
    100.1 - KQFO Pasco (8.4KW 111mi)
    100.3 - KBWN-LP Buena (100W 50mi) / CKKQ Victoria BC (100KW 170mi)
    100.5 - KWIQ Moses Lake (50KW 104mi)
    100.7 - KKWF Seattle (67KW 67mi) / KHSS Athena OR (6.3KW 157mi) / KMGX Bend OR (50KW 176mi)
    100.9 - KARY-FM Grandview (7.8KW 64mi)
    101.1 - KXL-FM Portland OR (97KW 102mi) / CFMI Vancouver BC (100KW 202mi)
    101.3 - KGDN Pasco (2.75KW 109mi)
    101.5 - KPLZ Seattle (99KW 73mi) / unid with old religious country song and some folk music. Did not match the Jive Radio stream, but still suspecting KJYV-FM The Dalles OR, 480 watts at 65 miles.
    101.7 - KZXR-FM Prosser (3.5KW 81mi)
    101.9 - KZIU Weston OR (13.4KW 162mi - huge signal for this distance and full RDS) / KINK-FM Portland OR (99KW 102mi)
    102.1 - KPQ-FM Wenatchee (35KW 61mi)
    102.3 - KYYT Goldendale (2.1KW 69mi - tentative, but could also be K272ED in Kennewick, country music) / KWRL La Grande OR (25KW 200mi - confirmed!)
    102.5 - KZOK Seattle (68KW 67mi)
    102.7 - KORD-FM Richland (100KW 111mi)
    102.9 - KZTM Centralia (70KW 89mi)
    103.1 - KYKV Selah (5.4KW 44mi) / tentative K276GF Pendleton OR, with classic country music in tight KYKV null at summit. Would be 190 watts at 150 miles
    103.3 - KWLN Wilson Creek (25KW 119mi) / K277BG Grandview (KGTS - 23W 81mi - and tried to cue RDS!)
    103.5 - KWHT Pendleton OR (100KW 152mi) / CHQM Vancouver BC (100KW 202mi - RDS!! 'Move 103.5' ex-QM/FM)
    103.7 - KHTP Tacoma (67KW 67mi)
    103.9 - K280GI Richland (KGTS, 15.5W at 99mi!) / unid 2nd station at summit, may be KVAS.
    104.1 - KXDD Yakima (100KW 45mi)
    104.3 - KMNT Chehalis (2.35KW 82mi) / CHLG Vancouver BC (10KW 202mi)
    104.5 - K283BX Wapato (KBBO-AM, 250W 42mi) / KLSW Covington (6.7KW 73mi)
    104.7 - KCMB Baker OR (100KW 200mi) / KKRV Wenatchee (6.5KW 78mi) / KDUK Florence OR (66KW 194mi)
    104.9 - KYXE Union Gap (680W 45mi)
    105.1 - KRSK Molalla OR (21KW 102mi)
    105.3 - KONA-FM Kennewick (100KW 109mi)
    105.7 - KRSE Yakima (100KW 34mi)
    106.1 - KBKS Tacoma (68KW 67mi)
    106.3 - KLOO-FM Corvallis OR (100KW 166mi)
    106.5 - KEGX Richland (100KW 111mi)
    106.7 - KLTH Lake Oswego OR (96KW 102mi)
    106.9 - K295BT Wapato (KTCR-AM, 250W 42mi) / KRWM Bremerton (49KW 73mi)
    107.3 - KFFM Yakima (100KW 44mi)
    107.7 - KWVN-FM Pendleton OR (72KW 150mi)
    107.9 - K300AP Sunnyside (KRKL, 50W 63mi) / KYRF-LP Yakima (100W 40mi - Spanish religion, distorted audio) / KHPE Albany OR (100KW 166mi)
    FM/AM/SW DXer of Yakima, WA! God Bless America!
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