30 April 2006

mediumwave logs, april 2006

I recently purchased a red Tecsun BCL-2000, which is the Chinese version of the Grundig S350. Although it receives part of the shortwave spectrum, it earns its keep for its strength in AM and FM reception.

Here's my list of received mediumwave stations with the BCL-2000. Frequencies above 1640 khz were received with my SW7600GR because the BCL-2000 doesn't reach that high. I used the radios themselves without additional antennas.

First I identified stations by contents and best-guesses with some FCC lookups. Then I confirmed the stations on subsequent receptions by listening for IDs and call letters.

There's more I could do, but identifications were becoming harder and harder. And I want to put this project to rest for now!

I verified 89 stations during April 2006:

560 khz: KSFO 560 Talk Radio (San Francisco, California; 5 kW)
580 khz: KMJ (Fresno, California; 50 kW)
590 khz: KUGN (Eugene, Oregon; 5 kW)
600 khz: KOGO News Radio 600 (San Diego, California; 5 kW)
610 khz: KEAR Family Radio (Berkeley, California; 5 kW)
630 khz: KIDD Magic 63 (Monterey, California; 1 kW)
640 khz: KFI More Stimulating Talk Radio (Los Angeles, California; 50 kW)
650 khz: KSTE Talk 650 (Rancho Cordova, California; 21.4 kW daytime, 0.92 kW nighttime)
660 khz: KTNN The Voice of the Navajo Nation (Window Rock, Arizona; 50 kW)
680 khz: KNBR 680 The Sports Leader (San Francisco, California; 50 kW)
690 khz: CBU: CBC Radio One (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 50 kW)
710 khz: KFIA (Sacramento, California; 25 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime)
720 khz: KDWN (Las Vegas, NV; 50kW)
740 khz: KCBS All News 740 (San Francisco, California; 50 kW)
750 khz: KOAL (Price, Utah; 10 kW daytime, 6.8 kW nighttime)
750 khz: KXL Newsradio (Portland, Oregon; 50 kW daytime, 20 kW nighttime)
760 khz: KFMB (San Diego, California; 5 kW daytime, 50 kW nighttime)
770 khz: KKOB News Radio (Albuquerque, New Mexico; 50 kW)
770 khz: KTTH Newsradio 770 (Seattle, Washington; 50 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
770 khz: KCBC (Riverbank, California; 50 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime)
780 khz: KKOH News Talk (Reno, Nevada; 50 kW)
790 khz: KABC Talk Radio (Los Angeles, California; 5 kW)
810 khz: KGO News Talk (San Francisco, California; 50 kW)
830 khz: KNCO News Talk (Grass Valley, California; 5 kW)
840 khz: KXNT (Las Vegas, Nevada; 50 kW daytime, 25 kW nighttime)
840 khz: WBEX (local traffic advisory transmitter) (Belvedere, California; ???)
850 khz: KOA Newsradio (Denver, Colorado; 50 kW)
860 khz: KTRB (Modesto, California; 50 kW) [Update, 04 Nov 2006, from ktrb860.com: "KTRB is silent after 73 years serving Modesto. We're moving to San Francisco. Now under construction."]
870 khz: WWL (New Orleans, Louisiana; 50 kW)
870 khz: KRLA News Talk 870 (Glendale, California; 20 kW daytime, 3 kW nighttime)
880 khz: KKMC (Salinas, California; 10 kW)
890 khz: KDXU (St. George, Utah; 10 kW)
910 khz: KNEW Talk 910 (Oakland, California; 20 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
920 khz: KIHM Immaculate Heart Radio (Reno, Nevada; 4.6 kW daytime, 0.85 kW nighttime)
940 khz: KWRU (Fresno, California; 50 kW)
950 khz: KAHI (Auburn, California; 5 kW)
960 khz: KQKE The Quake (Oakland, California; 5 kW)
980 khz: KFWB (Los Angeles, California; 5 kW)
990 khz: KTMS (Santa Barbara, California; 5 kW)
990 khz: KATD (Pittsburg, California; 5 kW)
1000 khz: KOMO 1000 (Seattle, Washington; 50 kW)
1010 khz: KIQI (San Francisco, California; kW) - spanish [Update, 04 Nov 2006: Radio Unica]
1030 khz: KTWO (Casper, Wyoming; 50 kW)
1050 khz: KTCT 1050 The Sports Leader (San Francisco, California; 50 kW)
1070 khz: KNX news radio (Los Angeles, California; 50 kW)
1080 khz: KSCO Talk Back Radio (Santa Cruz, California; 10 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
1090 khz: XEPRS XX Sports Radio (Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico; 50 kW)
1100 khz: KFAX (San Francisco, California; 50 kW) <-- 1090="" 1110="" and="" both="" br="" interfere="" losers="" with="">1120 khz: KZSJ (San Martin, California; 5 kW daytime, 0.15 kW nighttime)
1120 khz: KPNW (Eugene, Oregon; 50 kW)
1130 khz: KRDU (Dinuba, California; 5 kW daytime, 6.2 kW nighttime)
1140 khz: KHTK Sports 1140 (Sacramento, California; 50 kW)
1150 khz: KTLK Progressive Talk (Los Angeles, California; 50 kW daytime, 44 kW nighttime)
1160 khz: KSL Newsradio (Salt Lake City, Utah; 50 kW)
1170 khz: KLOK (San Jose, California; 50 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
1180 khz: KERI (Bakersfield, California; 50 kW daytime, 10 kW nighttime)
1190 khz: KEX NewsRadio (Portland, Oregon; 50 kW)
1190 khz: KDYA Gospel 1190 AM The Light (Vallejo, California; 1 kW daytime)
1200 khz: KYAA Radio Humsafar (Soquel, California; 25 kW daytime, 10 kW nighttime)
1220 khz: KNTS (Palo Alto, California; 50 kW)
1230 khz: KWG (Stockton, California; 0.9 kW)
1240 khz: KSON (San Diego, California; 1 kW)
1260 khz: KOIT (San Francisco, California; 5 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime) (also on FM: 96.5 MHz)
1270 khz: KBZZ The Buzz (Sparks, Nevada; 13 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
1280 khz: KXTK ESPN Radio (Arroyo Grande, California; 10 kW daytime, 2.5 kW nighttime)
1290 khz: KAZA (Gilroy, California; 5 kW daytime (0.088 kW nighttime plan))
1310 khz: KMKY Radio Disney (Oakland, California; 5 kW)
1340 khz: KEWE (Oroville, California; 1 kW)
1350 khz: KSRO Newstalk 1350 (Santa Rosa, California; 5 kW)
1360 khz: KFIV News Talk 1360 (Modesto, California; 5 kW)
1370 khz: KZSF (San Jose, California; 5 kW)
1400 khz: KVTO Voice of the Orient (Berkeley, California; 1 kW)
1410 khz: KERN (Bakersfield, California; 1 kW)
1430 khz: KFIG ESPN Radio (Fresno, California; 5 kW)
1440 khz: KVON (Napa, California; 5 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime)
1450 khz: KEST (San Francisco, California; 1 kW)
1480 khz: KYOS (Merced, California; 5 kW)
1480 khz: KGOE (Eureka, California; 5 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime)
1490 khz: KTOB (Petaluma, California; 1 kW)
1500 khz: KSJX (San Jose, California; 10 kW daytime, 5 kW nighttime)
1510 khz: KPIG (Piedmont, California; 8 kW daytime, 0.23 kW nighttime)
1530 khz: KFBK Fox News Radio (Sacramento, California; 50 kW)
1540 khz: KMPC The Ticket (Los Angeles, California; 50 kW)
1550 khz: KYCY (San Francisco, California; 10 kW)
1560 khz: KNZR The Voice of Bakersfield (Bakersfield, California; 25 kW daytime, 10 kW nighttime)
1590 khz: KLIV (San Jose, California; 5 kW)
1600 khz: KUBA (Yuba City, California; 5 kW daytime, 2.5 kW nighttime)
1640 khz: KDIA (Vallejo, California; 10 kW daytime, 1 kW nighttime)
1700 khz: XEPE Cash 1700 (Tecate, Baja California, Mexico; xx kW)

Here are the approximate distances to logged stations that are more than 250 miles from my listening location in San Francisco, California:
* Albuquerque, New Mexico: 900 miles
* Casper, Wyoming: 900 miles
* Denver, Colorado: 1000 miles
* Los Angeles, California: 400 miles
* New Orleans, Louisiana: 1500 miles
* Portland, Oregon: 600 miles
* Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico: 500 miles
* San Diego, California: 500 miles
* Seattle, Washington: 750 miles
* St. George, Utah: 500 miles
* Tecate, Baja California, Mexico: 500 miles
* Vancouver, BC, Canada: 800 miles
* Window Rock, Arizona: 700 miles

1 comment:

JB said...

Nice work!
I haven't done this in quite some time- you've got me thinking I need to get busy