Travel DX Log: Roanoke, VA

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  • Log last updated: 2/21/16
  • Log started: 2/20/16
  • 66 FM stations received
  • States received: NC, WV, VA

I spent a weekend in Roanoke, Virginia in February 2016, and to my surprise, I received signals up to 170 miles away with minor tropo enhancement due to 70-degree temperatures.  Roanoke and nearby Lynchburg, VA are interesting because in terms of TV signals, they are considered one market, being roughly 45 miles apart from one another.  For FM, however, they are different markets.  Almost all of the Lynchburg signals are not receivable in Roanoke, save for a handful of stronger signals.  I believe this is due to mountain attenuation and weak <1 kw signals from Lynchburg.

 

Frequency,   CALLS,   city of license,   “Station Name” – format,   date first received,   propagation method,   mileage

88.3   WRVL   Lynchburg, VA,   “88.3 The Journey” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:24 PM,   tropo,   35 miles

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88.5   WFDD   Winston-Salem, NC,   public radio,   2/20/16 9:43 PM,   tropo,   98 miles
88.7   W204BH   Boones Mill, VA,   “CSN” – religious,   2/20/16 6:25 PM,   tropo,   13 miles

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89.1   WVTF   Roanoke, VA,   “WVTF” – public radio,   2/20/16 6:25 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
89.7   W209AG   Roanoke, VA,   “WVTF” – public radio,   2/20/16 6:25 PM,   tropo,   5 miles
89.9   WFFC   Ferrum, VA,   “WVTF” – public radio,   2/20/16 6:26 PM,   tropo,   27 miles

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90.3   WRXT   Roanoke, VA,   “Spirit FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:26 PM,   tropo,   22 miles
90.7   WUVT   Blacksburg, VA,   college,   2/20/16 6:26 PM,   tropo,   29 miles
90.9   WQLU   Lynchburg, VA,   “90.9 The Light” – religious,   2/20/16 8:53 PM,   tropo,   44 miles
91.1   WOKD   Danville, VA,   “Spirit FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 7:50 PM,   tropo,   51 miles
91.3   WPAR   Salem, VA,   “Spirit FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:27 PM,   tropo,   5 miles
91.5   WPIN   Dublin, VA,   “Spirit FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 7:50 PM,   tropo,   47 miles

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91.7   WEQP   Rustburg, VA,   “Equip FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:27 PM,   tropo,   48 miles

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92.3   WXLK   Roanoke, VA,   “K92” – CHR,   2/20/16 6:28 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
92.7   W224BS   Roanoke, VA,   “CSN” – religious,   2/20/16 6:28 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
92.9   WVHL   Farmville, VA,   “Kickin Country 92.9” – country,   2/20/16 8:54 PM,   tropo,   81 miles
93.1   WPAW   Winston-Salem, NC,   “93.1 The Wolf” – country,   2/20/16 8:32 PM,   tropo,   71 miles

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93.5   WSNV   Salem, VA,   “Sunny 93-5” – classic hits,   2/20/16 6:30 PM,   tropo,   2 miles
93.7   WKHF   Lynchburg, VA,   “93-7 KHF” – hot AC,   2/21/16 11:45 AM,   tropo,   44 miles

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93.9   W230CH   Roanoke, VA,   “Equip FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:31 PM,   tropo,   3 miles

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94.5   WPTI   Eden, NC,   talk,   2/20/16 9:27 PM,   tropo,   66 miles
94.7   WQDR   Raleigh, NC,   “QDR” – country,   2/20/16 8:29 PM,   tropo,   138 miles

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94.9   WSLC   Roanoke, VA,   “94.9 Star Country” – country,   2/20/16 6:33 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
95.5   WHPE   High Point, NC,   “Bible Broadcasting Network” – religious,   2/20/16 8:55 PM,   tropo,   96 miles
95.7   WFLO   Farmville, VA,   “WFLO-FM” – AC,   2/20/16 8:52 PM,   tropo,   87 miles

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96.3   WROV   Martinsville, VA,   “96-3 ROV” – rock,   2/20/16 6:34 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
96.7   W244AV   Blacksburg, VA,   “96-7, 96-9 The Alternative Project” – rock,   2/20/16 7:53 PM,   tropo,   28 miles
96.9   W245BG   Cave Spring, VA,   “96-7, 96-9 The Alternative Project” – rock,   2/20/16 6:34 PM,   tropo,   2 miles
97.1   WQMG   Greensboro, NC,   “QMG” – urban AC,   2/20/16 8:59 PM,   tropo,   94 miles
97.3   W247AD   Roanoke, VA,   sports,   2/20/16 6:34 PM,   tropo,   5 miles
97.5   WQOK   Carrboro, NC,   “K97.5” – urban,   2/20/16 8:57 PM,   tropo,   112 miles

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97.7   WVBB   Elliston, VA,   “The Vibe” – urban AC,   2/20/16 6:37 PM,   tropo,   11 miles
98.1   WBRF   Galax, VA,   “Classic Country 98-1” – classic country,   2/20/16 6:37 PM,   tropo,   70 miles
98.5   W253BE   Salem, VA,   “Bible Broadcasting Network” – religious,   2/20/16 6:37 PM,   tropo,   7 miles

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98.7   WSMW   Greensboro, NC,   “98.7 Simon” – adult hits,   2/20/16 8:40 PM,   tropo,   94 miles

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99.1   WSLQ   Roanoke, VA,   “Q99” – AC,   2/20/16 6:40 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
99.5   WMAG   High Point, NC,   “99.5 WMAG” – hot AC,   2/20/16 6:43 PM,   tropo,   100 miles
99.7   WRFX   Kannapolis, NC,   “99.7 The Fox” – classic rock,   2/20/1 9:29 PM,   tropo,   155 miles
99.9   WZBB   Stanleytown, VA,   “Super Country” – country,   2/20/16 6:42 PM,   tropo,   27 miles
100.1   WVBE   Lynchburg, VA,   “The Vibe” – urban AC,   2/20/16 6:43 PM,   tropo,   50 miles
100.3   WRKE-LP   Salem, VA,   variety,   2/20/16 6:43 PM,   tropo,   5 miles
100.7   WNMX   Christiansburg, VA,   “Mix 100.7” – hot AC,   2/20/16 6:44 PM,   tropo,   24 miles
101.1   WYMY   Burlington, NC,   spanish,   2/20/16 7:53 PM,   tropo,   99 miles

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101.5   WVMP   Vinton, VA,   “101.5 The Valley Music Place” – AAA,   2/20/16 6:45 PM,   tropo,   7 miles
101.7   WSNZ   Lynchburg, VA,   “Steve FM” – adult hits,   2/20/16 6:46 PM,   tropo,   47 miles
101.9   WBAV   Gastonia, NC,   “V101.9” – urban AC,   2/20/16 9:29 PM,   tropo,   161 miles

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102.1   WJMH   Reidsville, NC,   “102 Jamz” – urban,   2/20/16 6:46 PM,   tropo,   71 miles
102.5   WBZS   Shawsville, VA,   talk,   2/20/16 6:46 PM,   tropo,   7 miles
102.7   WJJX   Appomattox, VA,   “JJS” – CHR,   2/20/16 6:46 PM,   tropo,   54 miles
103.3   WAKG   Danville, VA,   “103.3 WAKG” – country,   2/20/16 6:46 PM,   tropo,   51 miles
103.5   W278AJ   Blacksburg, VA,   talk,   2/20/16 7:57 PM,   tropo

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103.7   W279AC   Roanoke, VA,   “Spirit FM” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:47 PM,   tropo,   7 miles
104.1   WTQR   Winston-Salem, NC,   “Q104.1” – country,   2/20/16 7:56 PM,   tropo,   68 miles
104.5   WHAJ   Bluefield, WV,   “J104.5” – hot AC,   2/20/16 6:47 PM,   tropo,   67 miles

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104.9   WJJS   Roanoke, VA,   “JJS” – CHR,   2/20/16 6:48 PM,   tropo,   2 miles
105.3   WBRW   Blacksburg, VA,   “105.3 The Bear” – rock,   2/20/16 6:48 PM,   tropo,   29 miles
105.5   WKDE   Altavista, VA,   “KD Country” – country,   2/20/16 8:03 PM,   tropo,   42 miles
105.9   WLNI   Lynchburg, VA,   “WLNI” – talk,   2/20/16 6:49 PM,   tropo,   47 miles

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106.1   WSFF   Vinton, VA,   “Steve FM” – adult hits,   2/20/16 6:49 PM,   tropo,   2 miles
106.5   W293AX   Roanoke, VA,   “The Journey 106.5” – ccm,   2/20/16 6:49 PM,   tropo,   8 miles
106.7   WKVK   Semora, NC,   “K-Love” – ccm,   2/20/16 7:14 PM,   tropo,   75 miles
106.9   WZZI   Bedford, VA,   “Oldies 103.9 and 106.9” – oldies,   2/20/16 7:16 PM,   tropo,   18 miles
106.9   WMIT   Black Mountain, NC,   “106.9 The Light” – ccm,   2/20/16 7:16 PM,   tropo,   168 miles
107.1   WPSK   Pulaski, VA,   “Nash FM” – country,   2/20/16 8:36 PM,   tropo,   47 miles

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107.3   W297BC   Roanoke, VA,   “WFIR” – talk,   2/20/16 6:50 PM,   tropo,   5 miles

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107.9   WYYD-1   Amherst, VA,   “YYD” – country,   2/20/16 6:53 PM,   tropo,   2 miles

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