Originally Posted by dannykewl
If you go up near the stick for 92.3/95.5 off Emery Rd. in Warrensville Hts., you will notice weaker stations getting enveloped by white noise maybe a quarter mile away, and if you drive up to the antenna as far as you're legally allowed to go, you can park right at the fence that says "No entry - RF hazard", pretty much everything is wiped out there, except for 92.3 and 95.5, just a lot of white noise otherwise. I don't know if you can still drive into there, this was several years ago when the WCLV Radio Ranch was there.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. I live in the epicenter of the Akron antenna farm... about a mile from each of the towers. That white noise seems to overpower the weaker stations, but I move just a couple miles away, and everything is perfectly fine. Whenever I get near the towers, my car radio gets much weaker signals, loses the RDS info., and you begin to hear static. The interesting thing is... when I use the scan feature on my car radio when I'm near the towers, all it can scan are the radio stations that I'm next to. It won't scan anything else.
I have the Sangean ATS 909x which is supposed to be one of the most sensitive and selective portable radios you can buy, and even it can't remove that "blanketing interference". The signal levels on that radio are all lower here at my house, but move a couple miles away, and everything is up to optimum signal level.
95.5 isn't in the Parma antenna farm, so it's shouldn't be blocked by much terrain where I live, but whenever I drive really close by the 94.9 tower, it's almost completely gone. Unfortunately where I live, I don't think anything can be done about the problem.