Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, PEI, Canda Bandscans (AM/FM and some SW)

The following bandscans occurred during a trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Canada in late August of 2017. The radio used was a Grundig G8. We will start with Nova Scotia. The band scan here took place in Lawrencetown, NS, about 30 minutes east of Halifax, just off the Atlantic Ocean.

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AM - 8-25-17 (11 pm local time)

FREQ CALLS CITY STATE POWER FORMAT Notes
530 CIAO Brampton ONT 1/250w Ethnic Very weak
560 WGAN Portland ME 5/5 News/Talk Strong - ID'ed
570 WMCA NYC NY 5/5 Religious Strong - also ID'ed
590 VOCM St. John's NFL 20/20 80s/90s Very strong
640 CFMJ Richmond Hills ONT 50/50 News/Talk Strong
660 WFAN NYC NY 50/50 Sports Very strong
680 WRKO Boston MA 50/50 News/Talk Very strong
710 WOR NYC NY 50/50 News/Talk Very strong
730 CKAC Montreal QUE 50/50 Trav. Info Strong FF
740 CHCM Maryston NFL 10/10 VOCM // 590
750 CBGY Bonavista NFL 10/10 Public Radio FF
770 WABC NYC NYC 50/50 News/Talk Strong
790 WPRV Providence RI 5/5 Business Nx Yankees BB
800 VOWR Saint John's NFL 10/2.5 Variety Music
810 WGY Schenectady NY 50/50 News/Talk ID'ed
820 WNYC New York NY 10/1 Public Radio ID'ed
830 WCRN Worchester MA 50/50 News/Talk  
850 WEEI Boston MA 50/50 Sports Very strong
880 WCBS New York NY 50/50 News/Talk Strong
910 WLAT New Britain CT 5/2.8 Spanish Tentative
930 CFBC Saint John NEWB 50/50 Country Closest likely
940 CFNV Montreal QUE 50/50 French FF
970 WZAN Portland ME 5/5 Sports Closest likely
1010 WINS New York NY 50/50 News/Talk Very strong/ID'ed
1030 WBZ Boston MA 50/50 News/Talk Very ez to ID
1040 CJMS St. Constant QUE 10/1.7 Country  
1060 KYW Philadelphia PA 50/50 News/Talk strong
1080 WTIC Hartford CT 50/50 News/Talk very strong
1090 WBAL Baltimore MD 50/50 News/Talk  
1100 WTAM Cleveland OH 50/50 News/Talk Baseball (Cleveland Indians)
1110 WBT Charlotte NC 50/50 News/Talk Cons. Talk
1130 WBBR New York NY 50/50 Biz Talk  
1160 WSKW Showhegan ME 10/730 Country Closest likely
1180 WHAM Rochester NY 50/50 News/Talk Cons. Talk
1190 WLIB New York NY 10/30 Gospel Strong
1200 WXKS Newton MA 50/50 Biz Talk Cons. Talk
1210 WPHT Philadelphia PA 50/50 News/Talk Strong
1270 CJCB Sydney NS 10/10 Country Very strong
1280 WADO New York NY 50/7.2 Spanish Strong, NYC mentions in SS
1310 CIWW Ottawa ONT 10/10 News/Talk Blue Jays BB vs. Twins
1360 WDRC Hartford CT 5/5 News/Talk Cons. Talk
1390 WEGP Presque Isle ME 25/10 Religious EWTN mentions
1410 KQV Pittsburgh PA 5/5 News/Talk  
1420 CKDY Digby NS 1/1 Country  
1470 WLAM Lewiston ME 5/5 Oldies Easy confirm
1480 WSAR Fall River MA 5/5 News/Talk Red Sox
1500 WFED Washington DC 50/50 News/Talk Washington Nationals BB
1520 WWKB Buffalo NY 50/50 Sports Dodgers BB
1530 WCKY Cincinnati OH 50/50 Sports weak
1540 CHIN Toronto ONT 50/50 Ethnic Strong
1560 WFME New York NY 50/50 Religious Very strong
1570 CJLV Montreal QUE 10/10 French FF
1590 WARV Warwick RI 5/5 Religious  
1600 WUNR Brookline MA 20/20 International SS broadcast
1610 CHRN Montreal QUE 1/1 Asian 1 of 2 stations on 1610
1610 CHHA Toronto ONT 1/1 Spanish 2 of 2 stations on 1610
1660 WWRU Jersey City NJ 10/10 Korean Oddball format
1670 CJEU Gatineau QUE 1/1 Childrens Ethnic
1690 CHTO Toronto ONT 6/1 Ethnic Only likely

Nova Scotia FM
From a couple of locations near Cole Harbor and Lawrencetown, NS. No scan was actually done in Halifax proper since we were busy.
Radios used were the Grundig G8 and the stock radio in a Dodge Journey with RDS.

FREQ CALLS CITY PROVINCE ERP FORMAT NOTES
88.1 CKDU Halifax NS 3.2 College  
89.9 CHNS Halifax NS 100 80's/70's Good station
90.5 CHBA Halifax NS 91 CBC Talk English
91.5 CBAX Halifax NS 77.5 Classical French
92.3 CBAF-5 Halifax NS 91 Public Radio French
92.9 CFLT Halifax NS 100 Jack FM English
93.9 CJLU Halifax NS 3.1 Religious  
94.1 CKEC New Glasgow NS 80 Hot AC Weak
94.9 CKPE Sydney NS 61 Hot AC Weak
95.1 CFCY Charlottetown PEI 100 Country Weak
95.7 CJNI Halifax NS 65 Talk  
96.5 CKUL Halifax NS 100 Hot AC "Mix"
96.9 CJXL Moncton NB 100 Country Weak
97.3 CBAZ Sheet Harbour NS 9.3 CBC Talk Weak
98.5 CKRH Halifax NS 1.85 French  
99.1 CHHU Halifax NS 300w Ethnic weak sauce
99.5 CKTY Truro NS 16.75 Country Cat Country
100.1 CIOO Halifax NS 100 Hot AC "C100"
100.9 CKTO Truro NS 50 Hard Rock RDS "Truro"
101.3 CJCH Halifax NS 100 Top 40 "Virgin Radio"
101.9 CHFX Halifax NS 91 Country  
102.7 CBH Halifax NS 92 Jazz? CBC  
103.1 CBH-2 Mulgrave NS 100 CBC // 102.7  
103.5 CKHZ Halifax NS 100 Country Hot Country
103.9 CFQM Moncton NB 70 Classic Hits "Max"
104.3 CFRQ Halifax NS 100 Active rock  
105.1 CKHY Halifax NS 100 Modern rock "Live"
105.9 CFEP-5 Halifax NS 2.43 Public Radio Weak
106.1 CBAM Moncton NB 69.5 Public Radio really weak
106.7 CBHB Mulgrave NS 100 Public Radio Weaker
106.9 CHCN Cole Harbour NS ?? Local radio Town mention!
107.5 CBAF-11 Mulgrave NS 93.4 Public Radio French

Nova Scotia Shortwave catches:
CHU (3 and 7 Mhz frequencies)
Radio Havana (6 Mhz)
WWV 2.5, 5, 10, 15, AND 20!!

Charlottetown PEI FM Bandscan (coming soon)


An AM band scan was not done in Charlottetown due to a massive amount of RFI from our hotel.
I also noted that what we did receive was very close to the NS AM band scan above.

Charlottetown PEI Shortwave catches:
WWV 5, 10, 15.
CHU 3 (incredibly strong) and 7 (weaker). No sign of 14.

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