FM Bandscan in Champaign IL

I did a bandscan of the broadcast FM band this afternoon for Champaign, IL. It was interesting that for some stations I had to turn the gain almost to 0 to get the interference from stronger stations to go away. I’m hoping that I better receiver would help a little bit in those situations. I’m still impressed though by the number of stations that I can pick up with a cheap RTLSDR dongle.

Receiver: RTL-SDR R820T2
Antenna: Stellar Labs 4-el Yagi (driven element only, indoors)
Software: GQRX v2.7 on macOS 10.12

https://youtu.be/SF45N_GkzX4

88.3: W202CF – Champaign, IL – 2.4mi @ 60W
88.7: WPCD – Champaign, IL – 7.7mi @ 10,500W – RDS PI: 7C7B
89.3: WGNJ – St Joseph, IL – 20.9mi @ 50,000W
90.1: WEFT – Champaign, IL – 5mi @ 10,000W
90.9: WILL – Monticello, IL – 20.8mi @ 105,000W – RDS PI: 6AF1
91.7: WBGL – Urbana, IL – 9.6mi @ 20,000W – RDS PI: 57F3
91.9: WUIS – Springfield, IL – 65.4mi @ 50,000W (hard to receive)
92.1: W221CK – Champaign, IL – 1mi @ 195W – RDS PI: F001 (invalid PI code)
92.5: WREE – Philo, IL – 10.4mi @ 16,000W – RDS PI: 81F8
92.9: WRPW – Colfax, IL – 34.7mi @ 6,000 (weak)
93.1: WYDS – Decatur, IL – 43.5mi @ 4,600
93.5: WSJK – Tuscola, IL – 14.2mi @ 5,000W – RDS PI: 8524
94.5: WLRW – Champaign, IL – 1mi @ 50,000W – RDS PI: 7384
95.3: WJEK – Rantoul, IL – 11.7mi @ 1,900W
95.7: WLHF-LP – Champaign, IL – 2.4mi @ 33W
95.9: WEZC – Clinton, IL – 35.7mi @ 6,000W
96.1: WQQB – Rantoul, IL – 7.7mi @ 3,800W – RDS PI: A889
97.5: WHMS – Champaign, IL – 2.9mi @ 50,000W – RDS PI: 686E
97.9: W250BL – Champaign, IL – 1mi @ 250W
98.3: WWHP – Farmer City, IL – 25.8mi @ 5,200W
98.5: WWVR – Paris, IL – 46mi @ 50,000 (weak)
99.1: WYXY – Oakwood, IL – 27.4mi @ 50,000W – RDS PI: 9676
99.3: WXFM – Mount Zion, IL – 40mi @ 1,150W
99.7: W259BG – Champaign, IL – 1mi @ 250W – RDS PI: F002 (invalid PI code)
100.3: WIXY – Philo, IL – 10.4mi @ 13,000W – RDS PI: 6C36
100.9: WZUS – Macon, IL – 43.6mi @ 6,000W (weak)
101.1: W266AF – Urbana, IL – 3.5mi @ 250W
101.5: WBNQ – Bloomington, IL – 44.8mi @ 50,000W
102.1: WDNL – Danville, IL – 35.2mi @ 50,000W (weak as they are in the opposite direction)
102.5: WGNN – Fisher, IL – 16.8mi @ 6,000W
102.9: WSOY – Decatur, IL – 38.3mi @ 54,000W – RDS PI: 85B4
103.9: W280DE – Champaign, IL – 2.5mi @ 120W
104.1: WBWN – Leroy, IL – 37.7mi @ 47,000W
104.5: WRFU – Urbana, IL – 4.3mi @ 100W
104.9: WPXN – Paxton, IL – 25.5mi @ 3,000W
105.1: WEJT – Shelbyville, IL – 46.4mi @ 13,000W
105.5: WCZQ – Monticello, IL – 15.7mi @ 6,000W – RDS PI: 008A
105.9: WGKC – Mahomet, IL – 7.7mi @ 2,500W – RDS PI: 6586
106.3: WGCY – Gibson City, IL – 31.4mi @ 6,000W
106.7: WZNX – Sullivan, IL – 40.7mi @ 9,500
107.1: WPGU – Champaign, IL – 2.8mi @ 3,000W
107.3: WDKR – Maroa, IL – 42mi @ 3,000
107.7: WIBL – Fairbury, IL – 44.2mi @ 14,000W
107.9: WKIO – Arcola, IL – 16.8mi @ 3,600W – RDS PI: 6FEE