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Thread: KABG seeks move to Sandia crest

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    KABG seeks move to Sandia crest

    AGM continues to reap the benefits of it's 2017 purchase as it has filed to move the broadcast of 98.5 to the site of KIOT atop Sandia crest which will certainly give it a more powerful signal in metro area. However it will run at 13.8 kW which is less than most other crest stations that typically run at about 22 kW, though it won't really be noticeable to anyone listening. This apparently will be to keep it's signal from covering the broadcast site of KBAC near Las Vegas. Of course the new signal would also improve coverage south of Albuquerque and might effect KBNM-LP in Belen at 98.7. It could also weaken the signal in the licensed area of Los Alamos although it will still be within the main signal contour.

    The application is here: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...&fac_num=44000

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbqAnonymous View Post
    It could also weaken the signal in the licensed area of Los Alamos although it will still be within the main signal contour.
    Since Los Alamos is not part of the Albuquerque Nielsen MSA, they likely don't care about loss in that direction.
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    Big 98.5 has a huge signal, especially to the north. I've picked it up as far as Raton, Gallup, and Tucumcari. So why downgrade the signal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkd View Post
    Big 98.5 has a huge signal, especially to the north. I've picked it up as far as Raton, Gallup, and Tucumcari. So why downgrade the signal?
    Re read what David said... areas where it has a big signal aren't part of the ABQ Nielsen Market Survey Area, so listeners and signal out there don't matter as much

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    I looked at the application, but does anyone have any real world experience receiving the current Sandia-based stations in Los Alamos? Is reception reliable?

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    They should cover Los Alamos just fine.
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