BOG (Beverage On the Ground) Report

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Jim Glover WB5UDE

Today's activity was part two after last Saturday's activity.. This time, the goal was to lay the BOG out at a 90 degree angle to the layout I used last weekend, in the same location, at about the same time of day, and compare the results. I've done some thinking, researching, and discussing since my first trip out last weekend, and I'm pleased to say that my results have been consistent with some of the ideas I've formed during that process. Here are some details.

Time of Day: I got started around 4:40 PM, and left by 6:00 PM. Local sunset was at 7:12 PM.

My Location: Oklahoma City (I was at Eldon Lyon Park.)

Antenna Orientation: North/South

Here are some of my observations and reactions:

You will need to know that I use my own signal readability rating system:
F
not readable (or mostly not readable)
D
(Mostly?) readable, but just barely
C
Readable, but noisy
B
A little noise
A
(At least reasonably close to) perfect
Here are the stations I received on both trips, comparing signal strengths and readability. (I'm not mentioning the obvious locals.)

Comparison of MW BCB Stations Heard
Observations on 9/26 Observations on 10/3
Frequency Station Signal Strength Readability Station Signal Strength Readability
540 UNID 0 D UNID 6 B
550 UNID 0 F UNID 8 B
570 UNID 0 D UNID 7 B
580 UNID 0 F UNID 0 C
620 UNID 0 D- UNID 7 B+
660 KSKY (Dallas/Ft. Worth) 0 D UNID 7 B
690 UNID 0 D+ 690 0 C
710 KGNC (Amarillo, TX) 0 C --- --- ---
720 --- --- --- UNID 0 F
740 UNID 8 B+ UNID 8 B+
770 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
780 UNID 0 D+ UNID 0 D
820 --- --- --- UNID 6 B
850 --- --- --- UNID 0 C
870 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
950 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
960 UNID 5 C UNID 8 A
970 UNID 0 D UNID 0 D
1020 UNID 0 D+ UNID 7 B
1030 UNID 5 B UNID 5 B
1040 --- --- --- UNID 0 F
1050 UNID 0 F --- --- ---
1070 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
1080 --- --- --- UNID 6 B
1170 KFAQ (Tulsa, OK) 5 C+ UNID 0 D
1190 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
1220 UNID 8 A UNID 8 A
1240 UNID 0 D UNID 0 D
1270 UNID 0 F KRVT 7 B
1280 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
1290 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
1300 UNID 7 A UNID 2 B
1310 --- --- --- UNID 0 D
1320 UNID 6 C --- --- ---
1340 UNID 9 A UNID 9+ A
1360 --- --- --- UNID 0 F
1370 --- --- --- UNID 0 F
1380 UNID 0 D UNID (mult.) 0 F
1390 UNID 0 D (co-channel) 5
1420 UNID 5 B UNID (mult.) 0 F
1440 UNID 7 B UNID 8 A
1480 UNID 0 F UNID 0 F
1490 UNID 6 C UNID 0 F
1530 UNID 0 F (co-channel) 9+
1540 --- --- --- UNID 8 B
1590 UNID 0 D UNID 3 D
1600 UNID 3 B UNID 8 A
1630 UNID 0 D UNID 7 A
1700 KTBK (Dallas/Ft. Worth) 0 D UNID 7 B

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