Rock erosion

The new, pitifully shrunken KRXO, sandwiched in at 104.5 between Magic 104.1 and Wild(ish) 104.9, is delivering, at least at my location, the sort of reception I’d expect. The Cambridge 88s have no problems pulling it in. The Big Receiver, now 39 years old, awards it a 4 on its arbitrarily calibrated signal-strength meter; the maximum realizable in practice is about 4.8. (Minimum bearable stereo signal is about 2, which is what I get from Power 103.5, a 100-kilowatt stick stuck out in Anadarko for the usual spacing reasons.) The little portable I keep on the fridge for emergency purposes couldn’t find it at all.


  1. Scooby214 »

    14 August 2013 · 6:40 am

    For in-car reception, the translator does okay, even out in Yukon, That may be because of the translator’s antenna being 314 meters up on the tower. Not to mention the tower’s location in the tower farm. Building penetration is a different matter. I suspect that many small businesses that listened to 107.7, like my mechanic, will be out of luck. Using a smartphone app or listening via computer won’t work for me during the day. At least 107.7 wasn’t the only classic rock station in town.

  2. CGHill »

    14 August 2013 · 7:09 am

    It didn’t do too badly at 42nd and Treadmill, out in the Forest Park area.

  3. Scooby214 »

    14 August 2013 · 10:31 am

    I figure the central and northern parts of town will have okay building penetration. I guess I didn’t type my thoughts very clearly before. In Yukon, building penetration isn’t so hot. I also did some work in a house in Moore over the weekend, and couldn’t get in 104.5 inside. I could get it in outside.

    If the Tyler’s still owned 97.3, this translator could’ve been a good companion frequency to 97.3.

  4. CGHill »

    14 August 2013 · 8:31 pm

    In the quasi-Faraday cage in which I work, I was able to get a usable signal, which is more than I can usually do with GSM.

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