Lake Mountain (Utah)

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Lake Mountain
LakeMountainUtah.jpg
Lake Mountain, from Orem
Elevation 7,645 ft (2,330 m)
Location
Location Utah County, Utah, U.S.
Range Lake Mountains
Coordinates 40°16′51.66″N 111°56′09.41″W / 40.2810167°N 111.9359472°W / 40.2810167; -111.9359472
Climbing
Easiest route Hike or road.
A closeup of the northern section of the mountain.
The main tower farm atop Lake Mountain. KUPX/KUTH is center frame.

Lake Mountain is a stretch of mountains that lie west of Utah Lake in Utah County, Utah. The small range extends 7 miles (11 km) from north to south. It serves several radio and television needs for the towns of Provo, Orem, American Fork and almost all of Utah county. The highest point of the range is 7,645 feet (2,330 m) above sea level. It is located approximately 11.9 miles (19 km) west of Provo.

Radio uses[edit]

Lake Mountain houses radio towers for several radio stations serving the general area. KHTB 94.9 FM, an alternative rock station, broadcasts from Lake Mountain.[1] KKLV, formerly Country legends 107.5, now K-LOVE, also has a transmitter on the mountain.[2] KJMY, a hot adult contemporary format radio station on 99.5 FM formerly had a translator known as K256AE, which is on 99.1 MHz from a tower on the mountain. The translator is now used as a rebroadcast of KJMY's HD-2 stream through a loophole in FCC rules. It is known as "Country 99.1." KVFX had a translator known as K284AI-FM. K284AI was on located 104.7 MHz. In order to make way for KNIV, the station signed off the air.[3][4] One Religious radio translator also call the mountain home. K217CL (91.3 FM), carries programming from KYCC, and is licensed to Provo. KUDE 103.9 FM has a booster on the mountain, providing coverage to Utah County and southern Salt Lake County.

Amateur radio[edit]

Multiple repeaters for amateur radio exist on Lake Mountain. The most well known repeater is operated by the Utah Amateur Radio Club (UARC), first being coordinated in 1978.[5] Numerous other stations share tower space with the repeaters above, all operating on different frequencies.[6] A partial list is included below.

Callsign[7] Output Frequency Operator/Club Area Additional Info
W7SP 146.760 MHz Utah Amateur Radio Club (UARC)[8] North end 30+ years in operation
K7UCS 145.230 MHz Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service South end
K7UCS 147.280 MHz Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service South end
N7PKI 146.780 MHz Individual North end
W7WJC 224.420 MHz Utah County Radio Club North end
KE7AU 224.700 MHz Individual North end

Television stations[edit]

Numerous high and low power television stations call Lake Mountain their home. KUPX's, former analog broadcast on channel 16 from a tower on the mountain. KUPX is owned by Paxson Salt Lake City License Inc and carries programming from the Ion Television. Its tower was located on the northern flank of the mountain (pictured right). KUPX now broadcasts its digital television signal on channel 29 from Farnsworth Peak. K22IT, another television station on the mountain, carries programming from KTMW in Sheridan. It remains in analog, and has no application to transmit in digital.[9] KUTH, Salt Lake City's Univision affiliate, broadcasts its digital broadcast from Lake Mountain on channel 32. K43JV, a lower power television translator, carries programming from 3ABN. It broadcasts on channel 43.[10] K49GD, channel 49, is a translator for KTMW and carries a variety of programming. K49GD is licensed to Spanish Fork, Utah.[11] KUTH filed an application with the FCC to move its transmitter to Farnsworth Peak which would leave only lower powered television stations transmitting from the mountain. This move will allow KUTH to better serve the Wasatch Front because of Farnsworth Peak's higher terrain.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KHTB FM Query from the FCC". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "KKLV FM Query from the FCC". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  3. ^ "K256AE-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  4. ^ "K284AI-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  5. ^ "146.76 MHz W7SP Repeater". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Repeater List for Utah". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Repeater List for Utah". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Utah Amateur Radio Club". Utah Amateur Radio Club. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  9. ^ http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?list=0&facid=29215 K22IT TV Query
  10. ^ "TV Query, Provo, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  11. ^ "TV Query, Spanish Fork, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  12. ^ KUTH TV Query

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