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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavis View Post
    Back when I studied at Ye Olde Media Hut, I was taught that the licensee must maintain control of the public file, EAS equipment, and transmitter when a LMA is in place.

    Until the sale closes, someone at Gabrielle is responsible for the power change.

    The licensee also must maintain a main studio with proper staff (2 full time employees, one managerial at the studio during business hours).
    This kind of knowledge demonstrates why you graduated Magna Come Gremlin from the Buckeye Media Hut! Congratulations from the staff and mismanagement.

    Wednesday night 15~Eighty took their carrier dump at 6:32, which was better than Tuesday's dump, but still not quite kilowatt kosher! Several of our brighter students at the Hut speculate that because Tempe is further west than Mesa, they get to stay up an extra 15 minutes. Sister CRC station KFNN, Mesa, reduces pow-pow-power at 6:15pm. It's an interesting theory, but we're still working on whether the Gumpdusky lamptimer is at the bottom of the Cross Cut Canal, or was sold to another Valley station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asugeorge1 View Post
    And as a side note, I agree wholeheartedly with the other posters including the great David Eduardo that there is no way 1580 KHEP-AM, even with 50,000 watts, will be heard with any relative clarity from Flagstaff to Tucson.
    In the Old Pueblo (not to be confused with the Old Gringo) The Fanatic 15~Eighty will be sandwiched between that 50kw waste called KUAT 15~Fifty and 1kw KXEW 16~Hundred. Good Luck with that! As far as Flagstaff, no one listens to Ancient Modulation there anyway.
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    Carrier dump on 1580 KHEP-AM today was just slightly better at 6:31 P.M. so each day, the drifting Lamptimer is getting better and better. Before long, it will be at the correct time of 6:15 P.M.!

    Also I have a question for those who are wiser than me: if the main carrier station is shutting down at 6:30ish, can the 99.3 FM translator still operate through the night even if 1580 AM is silent? Or does it need to be transmitting something, say 1 watt, just to be "legal" with regards to the translator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asugeorge1 View Post
    Carrier dump on 1580 KHEP-AM today was just slightly better at 6:31 P.M. so each day, the drifting Lamptimer is getting better and better. Before long, it will be at the correct time of 6:15 P.M.!
    Nurse Jeff and I caught their sign on this morning....7:02am, which is correct for MST. The station on the same frequency was pretty strong, but vanished once The Fanatic powered up. And just like the old days of Lumberyard 14~Forty, no legal ID at sign on and sign off.
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    It's 6:30pm this month. There timer looks to be correct.

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    Here on the west coast the mode change time for AM Stations for February are 7:15am and 6:30pm. Another thing to consider is if there is any pre sunrise authority for a daytime station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmtrland View Post
    Here on the west coast the mode change time for AM Stations for February are 7:15am and 6:30pm. Another thing to consider is if there is any pre sunrise authority for a daytime station.
    It depends where you are on the west coast. There are even cases of stations in the same market but with significant distance between transmitter sites that have different sign on and sign off times due to slight differences in the mean sunrise and sunset times at their exact geographic coordinates.

    Each station's license specifies the sign on and sign off (or pattern change times) for each month based on the coordinates of the transmitter, not the city of license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAkbar View Post
    Nurse Jeff and I caught their sign on this morning....7:02am, which is correct for MST.
    The February power up/down times for 1580 (both the old license for 50/50 DA-N and the new CP for 50/.95 ND) are 7:15 AM to 6:15 PM. In March, it changes to 6:45 AM to 6:30 PM. This is from the FCC AM Query, under sunrise/sunset times for KHEP Tempe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldiesfan6479 View Post
    The February power up/down times for 1580 (both the old license for 50/50 DA-N and the new CP for 50/.95 ND) are 7:15 AM to 6:15 PM. In March, it changes to 6:45 AM to 6:30 PM. This is from the FCC AM Query, under sunrise/sunset times for KHEP Tempe.
    That is correct oldiesfan6479, 7:15 A.M. is the correct sign-on time and 6:15 P.M. would be the sign-off time (as long as they are not using their night-time authorization). So 1580 KHEP-AM appears to be doing a 15 minute power grab before sunrise and 15 minutes after sunset. Not really that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, but the rest of the stations are following the rules AFAIK. Just listen to 620 KTAR-AM, they are almost always right on the nose with their transition from the day-time pattern to the night-time pattern. There is a noticeable two to three seconds of silence in the evening on KTAR-AM when they switch from a one tower non-directional array to a two tower directional array. I don't know what transmitter KTAR-AM uses, but it must be an older one as the new transmitters don't appear to have that delay.

    Btw, sign-off today for KHEP-AM was 6:30 P.M. right on the nose. Each day is one minute closer to the legal sign-off. Close, but no cigar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asugeorge1 View Post
    Btw, sign-off today for KHEP-AM was 6:30 P.M. right on the nose. Each day is one minute closer to the legal sign-off. Close, but no cigar!
    Based on the Media Hut high speed abacus, even if the 15~Eighty lamptimer gains a minute each day, they still won't be compliant with the February sign off time by the end of the month! The Old Gringo's comment about sign on/sign off times being based on the transmitter's location is true. So maybe the xmttr move from Mesa to Maryvale allows The Fanatic an extra 15 minutes as the sun migrates its way westward to Buckeye and points beyond.
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