Park and Listen Reports
LPFM radio signals have less penetrating power than the signals from full power stations. This means that unless the radio in your home or office is connected to an antenna on your roof, you can expect your indoor LPFM reception to be more limited than the reception possible on your car radio. If you take the list of our broadcast frequencies with you, you can test this yourself as you drive around. We have identified so far 6 locations where you can park and listen to any of our 5 stations. These locations are listed below and shown on the map at the bottom. If you have a park and listen report to contribute, email it to loonfoot@gmail.com and we will add your information below.
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LPFM Outdoor Distant Reception Reports
On Nov. 4, 2016 all 4 of the 5 community LPFM radio stations then on the air could be heard on a car radio at the following locations:
1. Speedway Station, 4902 Verona Rd, Madison
2. Water tower and reservoir tank parking lot, 2829 Prairie Rd, Madison

It was a foggy morning with temperature of about 45 degrees. Reception was checked on the radio in a 2008 Prius. Both spots are open locations on high ground. The distance to the farthest station heard, the one in Sun Prairie, was 15.4 miles from location 1. and 16.9 miles from location 2. In location 2. moving the car a few feet in the lot made the difference as to whether WMUU-LP and WLSP-LP could be heard or not.

On Jan. 14, 2017 all 5 of the community LPFM radio stations could be heard on a car radio at the same 2 locations:
1. Speedway Station, 4902 Verona Rd, Madison
2. Water tower and reservoir tank parking lot, 2829 Prairie Rd, Madison

It was an overcast morning with a temperature of about 17 degrees. Reception was again checked on the radio in a 2008 Prius.

On Jan. 26, 2017 all 5 of the community LPFM radio stations could be heard on the same 2008 Prius car radio at 4 additional locations:
3. Marshall Park, 2101 Allen Blvd., on the western shore of Lake Mendota.
4. Picnic Point parking lot, 2002 University Bay Dr.
5. Observatory Drive Overlook, 1401 Observatory Dr.
6. Owen Parkway scenic overlook in Hoyt Park (parking lot overlooking Hilldale).

It was an overcast afternoon with a temperature of 34 degrees.

The above reception points are plotted on the map below.

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