Travel DX Log: Philadelphia, PA

media-travelI was recently in Philadelphia, PA for an extended weekend.  While there, I used my Insignia NS-HD01 portable HD radio, as well as the supplied iHome clock radio in my hotel.  Reception during my stay on the 14th floor seemed to be limited to garden-variety tropospheric enhancement, except for during the late evening/early morning hours between April 20 to April 21, where several New York City FM signals popped in, some over local IBOC interference.

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Most of the stations received listed below are familiar to me, with Philadelphia being only 144 miles away from home and well within my tropo range.

88.1 WPEB Philadelphia, PA, variety, 4/18/14 11:19 p.m., 3 miles
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88.5 WXPN Philadelphia, PA, “XPN” – variety, 4/18/14 11:17 p.m., 8 miles (HD)
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89.5 WYPA Cherry Hill, NJ, ccm, 4/18/14 11:17 p.m., 10 miles (HD displays simulcast 106.9 WKVP)
89.7 WGLS Glassboro, NJ, “WGLS” – college, 4/18/14 11:16 p.m., 19 miles
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90.1 WRTI Philadelphia, PA, “RTI” – classical, 4/18/14 11:16 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
90.5 WVBV Medford Lakes, NJ, religious, 4/18/14 11:16 p.m., 35 miles
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90.9 WHYY Philadelphia, PA, “WHYY” – public radio, 4/18/14 11:15 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
91.7 WKDU Philadelphia, PA, college, 4/18/14 11:15 p.m., 2 miles
91.9 WBNJ Barnegat, NJ, “91.9 WBNJ” – variety, 4/21/14 1:11 a.m., 46 miles
92.1 WVLT Vineland, NJ, “Cruisin 92.1” – oldies, 4/18/14 11:20 p.m., 32 miles
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92.5 WXTU Philadelphia, PA, “92-5 XTU” – country, 4/18/14 11:15 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
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93.3 WMMR Philadelphia, PA, “93-3 MMR” – rock, 4/18/14 11:15 p.m., 0 miles (HD)
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93.7 WSTW Wilmington, DE, “93-7 STW” – hot AC, 4/18/14 11:15 p.m., 22 miles (undecoded HD)
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94.1 WIP Philadelphia, PA, “94 WIP” – sports, 4/18/14 11:14 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
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94.5 WPST Trenton, NJ, “94-5 PST” – CHR, 4/18/14 11:14 p.m., 23 miles (RDS)
94.7 WDSD Dover, DE, “94-7 DSD” – country, 4/19/14 8:05 p.m., 56 miles
94.7 WNSH Newark, NJ, “Nash FM” – country, 4/21/14 12:39 a.m., 75 miles
95.1 WZZO Bethlehem, PA, “95 ZZO” – rock, 4/18/14 11:12 p.m., 47 miles
95.1 WAYV Atlantic City, NJ, “95.1 WAYV” – CHR, 4/21/14 12:12 a.m., 55 miles
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95.7 WBEN Philadelphia, PA, “Ben FM” – adult hits, 4/18/14 11:12 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
96.1 WCTO Easton, PA, “Cat Country 96” – country, 4/18/14 11:11 p.m., 47 miles
96.1 WSOX Red Lion, PA, “96.1 WSOX” – greatest hits, 4/21/14 12:42 a.m., 75 miles
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96.5 WRDW Philadelphia, PA, “Wired 96-5” – CHR, 4/18/14 11:11 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
96.9 WLAN Lancaster, PA,  “FM 97 WLAN” – CHR, 4/18/14 11:24 p.m., 69 miles
96.9 WFPG Atlantic City, NJ, “Lite Rock 96-9 WFPG” – AC, 4/19/14 8:06 p.m., 55 miles
97.1 W246AQ Collingswood, NJ, 4/18/14 11:11 p.m., 0 miles
97.3 WENJ Burlington, NJ, “ESPN Radio” – sports, 4/21/14 1:15 a.m., 48 miles
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97.5 WPEN Burlington, NJ, “97-5 The Fanatic” – sports, 4/18/14 11:09 p.m., 9 miles (HD)
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98.1 WOGL Philadelphia, PA, “98.1 WOGL” – classic hits, 4/18/14 11:08 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
98.5 WBBO Ocean Acres, NJ, “B98-5” – CHR, 4/19/14 8:10 p.m., 49 miles
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98.9 WUSL Philadelphia, PA, “Power 99” – urban, 4/18/14 11:08 p.m., 8 miles (HD)
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99.5 WJBR Wilmington, DE, “99-5 WJBR” – hot AC, 4/18/14 11:08 p.m., 21 miles (HD)
99.9 WWFG Ocean City, MD, “Froggy 99.9” – country, 4/21/14 12:20 a.m., 116 miles
99.9 WODE Easton, PA, “99.9 The Hawk” – classic rock, 4/21/14 1:19 a.m., 55 miles
100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin, NJ, “100.1 WJRZ” – classic hits, 4/19/14 8:20 p.m., 52 miles
100.3 WRNB Media, PA, “Old School 100.3” – urban oldies, 4/18/14 11:08 p.m., 8 miles
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100.7 WLEV Allentown, PA, “100.7 WLEV” – AC 4/18/14 11:07 p.m., 45 miles (undecoded HD)
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101.1 WBEB Philadelphia, PA, “More FM” – hot AC, 4/18/14 9:56 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
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101.5 WKXW Trenton, NJ, “New Jersey 101.5” – news/oldies, 4/18/14 9:53 p.m., 34 miles (HD)
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102.1 WIOQ Philadelphia, PA, “Q102” – CHR, 4/18/14 9:53 p.m., 8 miles (HD)
102.5 WRFY Allentown, PA, “Y102” – hot AC, 4/18/14 9:53 p.m., 46 miles
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102.9 WMGK Philadelphia, PA, “102.9 MGK” – classic rock, 4/18/14 9:53 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
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103.3 WPRB Princeton, NJ, college, 4/18/14 11:19 p.m., 34 miles (HD)
103.5 WKTU Lake Success, NY, “103-5 KTU” – dance CHR, 4/21/14 12:50 a.m. 83 miles
103.7 WMGM Atlantic City, NJ, “103.7 WMGM” – classic rock, 4/19/14 8:20 p.m., 52 miles
103.9 WPPZ Jenkintown, PA, “Praise 103.9” – gospel, 4/18/14 9:52 p.m., 7 miles
104.1 WAEB Allentown, PA, “B104” – CHR, 4/18/14 9:52 p.m., 58 miles
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104.5 WRFF Philadelphia, PA, “Radio 104.5” – rock, 4/18/14 9:52 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
104.9 WSJO Egg Harbor City, NJ, “SoJo 104-9” – hot AC, 4/18/14 11:22 p.m., 39 miles
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105.3 WDAS Philadelphia, PA, “DAS FM” – urban AC, 4/18/14 9:52 p.m., 7 miles (HD)
105.7 WCHR Manahawkin, NJ, “105-7 The Hawk” – classic rock, 4/18/14 9:52 p.m., 49 miles
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106.1 WISX Philadelphia, PA, “Mix 106.1” – hot AC, 4/18/14 9:51 p.m., 9 miles (HD)
106.3 WKMK Eatontown, NJ, “Thunder 106” – country, 4/21/14 2:03 a.m., 61 miles
106.5 WTHJ Bass River Township, NJ, “Thunder 106” – country, 4/19/14 8:27 p.m., 48 miles
106.7 WLTW New York, NY, “106.7 Lite FM” – AC, 4/21/14 12:29 a.m., 83 miles
106.9 WKVP Camden, NJ, “K-Love” – ccm, 4/18/14 9:51 p.m., 4 miles
107.1 WWZY Long Branch, NY, “107-1 Radio” – CHR, 4/21/14, 12:33 a.m., 61 miles
107.3 W297AD Philadelphia, PA, 4/18/14 9:50 p.m., 2 miles
107.3 WPUR Atlantic City, NJ, “Cat Country 107-3” – country, 4/19/14 8:23 p.m., 55 miles, over local W297AD
107.5 WBYN Boyertown, PA, religious, 4/18/14 11:29 p.m., 41 miles
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107.9 WPHI Pennsauken, NJ, “Hot 107-9” – urban, 4/18/14 9:50 p.m., 7 miles (RDS)

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