Lake Mountain (Utah)

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Lake Mountain
LakeMountainUtah.jpg
Lake Mountain, from Orem
Highest point
Elevation 7,645 ft (2,330 m)
Coordinates 40°16′51.66″N 111°56′09.41″W / 40.2810167°N 111.9359472°W / 40.2810167; -111.9359472
Geography
Location Utah County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Lake Mountains
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.

FM & HD Radio Stations[edit]

Lake Mountain houses radio towers for several radio stations serving the general area. KENZ 94.9 FM, a classic hip-hop 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.

CALLSIGN FREQUENCY NAME FORMAT
KENZ 94.9 The Vibe Classic Hip-Hop
K237FG 95.3 K-Love Contemporary Christian Radio (HD Radio)
K256AE 99.1 Country Classic Country (HD Radio)
KUDE 103.9 The Mix Contemporary Hit Radio
KAUU 105.1 The Gift Christian Music
KKLV 107.5 K-Love American Contemporary Christian

Amateur HAM 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 list is Amateur radio repeaters on Lake Mountain included below.

CALLSIGN FREQUENCY OFFSET TONE SPONSOR
K7UCS 145.2300 MHz (–) 0.6 MHz 131.8 Hz UTCOARES - Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
W7SP 146.7600 MHz (–) 0.6 MHz none UARC - Utah Amateur Radio Club
N7PKI 146.7800 MHz (–) 0.6 MHz none
WX7Y 147.0800 MHz (+) 0.6 MHz 77.0 Hz SDARC - Sinbad Desert Amateur Radio Club
K7UCS 147.2800 MHz (+) 0.6 MHz 141.3 Hz UTCOARES - Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
W7WJC 224.4200 MHz (–) 1.6 MHz 156.7 Hz UCRC - Utah County Radio Club
N7IMF 224.6400 MHz (–) 1.6 MHz 156.7 Hz UHDARC - Utah High Desert Amateur Radio Club
KE7AU 224.7000 MHz (–) 1.6 MHz 107.2 Hz
KA7EGC 447.8750 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 100.0 Hz
K7UCS 448.3250 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 103.5 Hz UTCOARES - Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
N7IMF 448.7000 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 114.8 Hz UHDARC - Utah High Desert Amateur Radio Club
WA7FFM 449.2000 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz none
WA7GIE 449.4750 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 100.0 Hz
K7UCS 449.6750 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 173.8 Hz UTCOARES - Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
K7UCS 449.9750 MHz (–) 5.0 MHz 131.8 Hz UTCOARES - Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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 Salt Lake City. It remains in analog, and has no application to transmit in digital.[7] 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.[8] K49GD, channel 49, is a translator for KTMW and carries a variety of programming. K49GD is licensed to Spanish Fork, Utah.[9] 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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KENZ 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. ^ http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?list=0&facid=29215 K22IT TV Query
  8. ^ "TV Query, Provo, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  9. ^ "TV Query, Spanish Fork, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  10. ^ KUTH TV Query

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