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Coverage

WCNP-Coverage-CroppedOur broadcast signal reaches right into the heart of south central Wisconsin.

The GREEN area represents our strongest signal area and excellent reception is anticipated in this area with an ordinary antenna and radio.

The YELLOW area remains a good signal reception area especially for cars and locations not blocked by terrain or buildings.  Hills and rugged terrain can make reception in this area difficult at times.

The RED area is considered a fringe area of reception and might require an external antenna or unobstructed location.

Technical Description of Coverage

The “local”, “distant” and “fringe” lines on the FM maps correspond to the predicted 60 and 50 dBu field strength contours respectively.

The 60 dbu coverage area (local) is considered a strong signal area. Excellent reception is anticipated in this area. This contour is a line on the map where a reliable signal can be received by an ordinary antenna and radio.

The distance an FM radio signal carries is dependent on the height of the tower, the power output of the transmitter and upon how far away the receiver is from the source. As this distance increases, the received signal diminishes and will require improved conditions for best reception.

The 50 dbu coverage area (distant) is a good signal reception area especially for cars and locations not blocked by terrain or buildings. Hills and rugged terrain can make reception in this area difficult at times.

Beyond the 50 dbu area is considered a fringe area of reception and might require an external antenna or unobstructed location.