Signal Status & Impairments

JPR Engineer Darin Ransom climbs the KSOR tower on King Mountain to make a winter repair.

JPR operates one of the largest terrestrial broadcast networks in the United States.  Much of our 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 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. Known impairments and/or outages will be posted to this page.

If you're experiencing an interruption in your service please submit your report using the form below-- this will alert our chief engineer and also other key staff about issues that need to be addressed. When in doubt please let us know!

 

Updated 2/22/2017 | 10:15 AM -- The microwave transmitter in Yreka is experiencing complications. Our engineer will be at the site today to diagnose the issue.

The Siskiyou County News & Information service on 1490 AM is experiencing static. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

In the meantime you can hear our News & Information service in Medford and Ashland at AM 1230 or by using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Interference On 102.3 FM News & Information

Mar 16, 2017

Updated 3/21/2017 | 8:00 am -- The engineer for the interfering station will be on site Saturday to work on correcting the issue. 

The News & Information service on 102.3 FM is experiencing interference from a station on an adjacent channel. Our engineer is working with the station to correct their signal. 

In the meantime you can hear our News & Information service in Medford and Ashland at AM 1230 or by using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Service Alert Rhythm & News Coos Bay

Mar 16, 2017

The main transmitter for Coos Bay may need to be replaced. The service is currently running off our auxiliary transmitter at half power while our engineer assesses the main transmitter. The service may experience intermittent interruptions.

In the meantime you can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Updated 3/21/2017 | 8:00 am -- Our engineer has ordered equipment that will improve the signal until complete repairs are made. 

Updated 3/16/2017 | 5:00 pm -- Service continues to be impaired. The antennae and some cables were damaged by ice, and although our engineer is working on an interim solution, complete repairs cannot be made to the antennae until the ice melts off. The damage is causing a lower power signal that is vulnerable to some co-channel interference. Once weather has warmed more and the ice has melted away our engineer will work on the repairs.

followthewire.com

Every spring and fall, all satellite receivers (including JPR’s) experience brief periods of high level background noise due to the alignment of the sun, the satellite and the satellite receive antenna.  The digital audio channels used in the public radio system are more resistant to solar interference than the older analog audio channels, however, the disadvantage is that when they do fail, they fail completely and without warning. The only sound is a brief chirp.

Classics & News Off The Air in Happy Camp

Feb 7, 2017

The Classics & News service is down in Happy Camp. Our engineer has been unable to access the tower due to high snow levels. We suspect the outage was caused by an utility outage. Our engineer will get up to the tower as soon as it is possible to get through.

In the meantime you can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Updated 2/24/2017 | 5:30 pm -- A build up of ice on our tower is causing service issues for Classics & News in the Redding area. 

Updated 1/30/2017 | 11:00 am -- The build up of ice on some of our towers continues to cause problems.

KNCA at low power due to ice build up.
KNSQ at low power due to ice build up.

When the winter weather begins to clear up we expect to bring these services back to full power

Update:  Wednesday, 9/21 -- Work at Brookings was completed and we're now broadcasting at 101.7FM. The new translator is operating well but will undergo additional improvements in the coming weeks.

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