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    I've heard B100 in Des Moines but with great difficulty. There's a rimshot at 99.5. Muscatine is quite a bit closer to DM than the Quad Cities are, but under tropo conditions, it can be heard.

    100.3 is receivable in Omaha. 89.7 in Omaha also makes it as far as Burlington in the summer on a regular basis.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by mimo View Post
    I've heard B100 in Des Moines but with great difficulty. There's a rimshot at 99.5. Muscatine is quite a bit closer to DM than the Quad Cities are, but under tropo conditions, it can be heard.

    100.3 is receivable in Omaha. 89.7 in Omaha also makes it as far as Burlington in the summer on a regular basis.
    i'm assuming B100 is not receivable in Omaha Nebraska or Lincoln Nebraska? If it is, then I would be shocked. I think for them to reach that far they would need at least a 300,000 watt transmitter, if not more. I think radio station websites should have a spot where you can tell the radio station where your listening in from so they can see if they can reach places such as Des Moines (You would just leave a comment like "Listening to B100 Quad Cities from Des Moines Iowa. Got some static but I have it." and these would be view able by anyone so they can look to if they're curious about where it can reach.)

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    Made some coverage maps for 100.3 KDRB and 99.7 KBEA and am uploading them here. Please take these with a grain of salt as you may not hear them in these areas.

    KDRB.jpgNew Text Document.jpg

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Jakob9999 View Post
    Made some coverage maps for 100.3 KDRB and 99.7 KBEA and am uploading them here. Please take these with a grain of salt as you may not hear them in these areas.

    KDRB.jpgNew Text Document.jpg
    Those are pretty close to what I've experienced on a good car radio.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by mimo View Post
    Those are pretty close to what I've experienced on a good car radio.
    I figured that these would have to be pretty close to normal. What would be more surprising is if people receive any of these two stations in areas not circled on these maps.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by joebtsflk1 View Post
    My hunch was that 98.3 in the Columbia area was a translator getting swamped by skip. Sure enough, the primary for K252FE Columbia MO is to the northeast, KMFC 92.1 Centralia MO. Keep going to the northeast and the next stop on 92.1 is WQKQ. Perhaps KMFC was off-air, because Centralia isn't much more than 20 miles from Columbia.

    For the record, EMF'is moving their 98.3 translator to 106.5, since there is a CP for a new C2 on 98.3 in Columbia.
    That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

    Don't know why I didn't think of that myself, though it was probably a combination of not listening to Christian music and forgetting EMF had a translator at 98.3. For some reason, I thought that translator had already moved because the full-power 98.3 (replacing KFMZ) had already been granted and Zimmer's 106.5 had already moved.

  7. #17
    I was just able to receive 93.3 the drive from Peoria.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by mimo View Post
    I've heard B100 in Des Moines but with great difficulty. There's a rimshot at 99.5. Muscatine is quite a bit closer to DM than the Quad Cities are, but under tropo conditions, it can be heard.

    100.3 is receivable in Omaha. 89.7 in Omaha also makes it as far as Burlington in the summer on a regular basis.
    I was not able to receive B100 in Des Moines unfortunately. What were the weather conditions and stuff like when you got it there? Also, has anyone been able to receive B100 in Minnesota? I think receiving B100 in Minnesota is going to be a longshot but am curious.

  9. #19
    Morning drive in late spring was all I remember. FM usually travels the best at that time.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Jakob9999 View Post
    I was not able to receive B100 in Des Moines unfortunately. What were the weather conditions and stuff like when you got it there? Also, has anyone been able to receive B100 in Minnesota? I think receiving B100 in Minnesota is going to be a longshot but am curious.
    It might be possible if the conditions line up. I get stations from Nebraska in Eastern Iowa from time to time. As long as nothing else is occupying the frequency it can happen. I still remember a couple years ago when 98.1 KHAK was off the air in the early morning. I was able to get 98.1 from St. Louis quite strong. RDS and all.

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