Summer Skippin’

Now that the warm weather seems to be finally upon us, don’t forget that tropospheric ducting is just around  the corner, as WLIX’s Scotty Hart has pointed out:

Unfortunately, as much as we all love summer, this time of year brings an event that is out of our control.. atmospheric tropospherics. Simply put trops, skips, ducting. Our signals are low power compared to many others and during these events, stations from as far as 600 miles away can come in and go on top of our signals. This causes noise and in some cases a total loss of our station on your receiver. Stations as far as Philadelphia, Providence, and even North Carolina can go over our translator signal on 93.3 FM. Our primary signal on 94.7 FM can and will be effected by a station in Newark, NJ., and adjacent channel 94.9 FM located out in the waters of Montauk. They can interfere and adversely effect our broadcasts on 94.7 FM and 93.3 FM.

For those who look forward to this time of year, happy DXing!


Author: Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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