Friday, April 06, 2012

Permits granted for new stations

Tyonek, Alaska: 1360KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
20,000 watts non-directional day & night
Across the bay from Anchorage.

Keaau, Hawaii: 1260KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
5,000 watts daytime; 1,000 watts nighttime; non-directional all hours.
East of Hilo, south of the airport.


Laurence Glavin said...

When I was stationed at McChord Air Force Base (now a combined Air Force/Army base near Tacoma, WA), I observed that the station then known as KMO, 1360 AM ran 5K with a non-directional antenna. It wasn't unusual for KMO to claim they had listeners in Alaska. (As an Easterner, I was surprised by the number of 5K NDAs in Washington state: 590 and 920 in Spokane, 570 and 1360 in Seattle/Tacoma. A sharetime operation on 1250 in Pullman and Seattle then.) According to the FCC, this operation near Anchorage will be 1,456 miles from the KKMO tower, roughly the distance from Boston to Oklahoma City. If Boston had a non-directional AM station running 5K, it seems to me than a station on the same frequency with 20K NDA would cause some interference and would be called on to use a directional antenna.

aurorabob said...

The new 1260 on the Big Island will end a personal pleasure of mine; being able to pick up 1260 CFRN from my hometown in Edmonton while on vacation in Hawaii. It has been an early evening regular for over 20 years of visits.