CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

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CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Nighthawk » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:00 pm

I have noticed that for the past few months I have been receiving CJJR in Mono. It is interesting that I can receive a much cleaner signal from 94.1 KMPS (same format) yet it transmits from much farther away. Kinda embarrassing I think. Has anyone else in the lower mainland area noticed this or is it just me? I know broadcasting in Mono would result in the signal reaching farther so I am wondering if this is intentional.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Tom Jeffries » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:25 pm

Mono? I don't think this is anything I have ever heard of before.

How odd.

CJJR is five by five here.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Nighthawk » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:32 pm

Yes Mono. Instead of broadcasting a stereo signal it is broadcasting a mono signal. The little ST designator will not show up when tuning this station.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby skyvalleyradio » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:21 pm

JR is indeed broadcasting in mono. Best guess is that the stereo encoder is shot, or perhaps stereo encoding in a UHF-based STL transmitter or receiver is blown. I would imagine this will get replaced or repaired at some point
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Nighthawk » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:18 pm

Ok so it is not just me. I noticed it a few months ago. I read this forum sometimes but never got around to signing up. I signed up finally so I could mention this about CJJR. Pretty rare to see such a high powered FM station broadcasting in Mono. First time I have ever seen it. I wonder if the engineers or the station even knows?

PS: intentional or not I am sure that since they are broadcasting in mono their signal must be usable at a much farther distance now. For instance fringe areas now must enjoy easier listening. The locals however not so much.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Mike Cleaver » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:53 am

It's country.
It doesn't matter.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby tuned » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:27 pm

That made me laugh out loud Cleaver.
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Re: CJJR 93.7 No longer broadcasting in Stereo?

Postby Nighthawk » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:15 am

Well now it appears that the stereo signal has been restored! It had been broadcasting in mono for months. Now after this post came up suddenly it returns to stereo? I wonder if perhaps someone over there at CJJR is reading this board?
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