LPFM in Ellsworth/Deer Isle area?
Sat Jan 8 12:04:56 EST 2011
At 8:00 AM -0500 1/8/11, Doug Drown wrote:
>While we're talking about WRMO, I'm curious about something: I live
>near Blue Hill, and for the past six months or so there has been a
>local station broadcasting on an occasional basis on 91.3. The
>format is Christian --- preaching by Alastair Begg, James Dobson,
>the same people heard on many of the Salem and Blount stations.
>When this signal comes in, it's loud, clear, and --- it would seem
>--- very nearby. But it's only spasmodic. The terrain is such
>around here that normally on 91.3 I pull in WMEW from Waterville on
>one side of town and the CBC from Saint John on the other. This new
>station, when it's on, drowns both out. Its range, however, is
>limited --- I can't get it in Ellsworth.
>Strange. Could this be a pirate? A station from elsewhere that I'm
>picking up only under certain weather conditions? I'm three miles
>from the ocean. -Doug
It could be someone who listens to one of the religious channels on
Sirius or XM and uses a receiver that has an FM transmitter to get
the signal into a standard FM receiver. Some of these units will put
out an FM signal even if they are connected to a stereo with an audio
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