Signal Impairment Report

JPR operates an extensive network of transmitters and translators located throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California.  These transmission devices are linked to JPR's Ashland and Redding studios via one of the largest microwave relay networks in the United States.  Much of JPR's broadcast equipment is housed in remote mountaintop communication facilities that can be difficult to reach during harsh weather conditions.  And, very few of these facilities have back-up electrical power making them susceptible to service interruptions when commercial power fails.  Additionally, many listeners receive JPR via low-power, passive FM translators which are not able to be monitored in our studios.
 
Because of these factors, JPR relies heavily on listener reports of service anomalies, impairments and outages. Following are known impairments and/or outages related to JPR's service to the region.  We do our best to update this page about known service issues.  If you are experiencing an interruption in your service please email us at jpralert@jeffnet.org -- this email address will alert our chief engineer and also other key staff about issues that need to be addressed.  Please include the community in which you live, the frequency on which you normally listen (along with JPR service) and a description of the impairment (silence, static, an interfering station).  When in doubt please let us know!
 

KNOWN IMPAIRMENTS, OUTAGES & PLANNED MAINTENANCE

KSKF 90.9FM / Klamath Falls - June 19, 2014 -- A failed blower fan in the transmitter has caused us to operate KSKF via a low power backup unit.  The fan will be replaced early this week (June 23) after which KSKF will return to full power.