Lake Mountain (Utah)
Lake Mountain, from Orem
|Elevation||7,694 ft (2,345 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,710 feet (826 m) |
|Location||Utah County, Utah, U.S.|
|Parent range||Lake Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Saratoga Springs|
|Easiest route||Hike or road.|
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. Radio infrastructure on the range serves several radio and television needs for the cities 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
Lake Mountain houses radio towers for several radio stations serving the general area. KENZ 94.9 FM, a contemporary hits station, broadcasts from Lake Mountain. 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. 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.
|KENZ||94.9||Power 94.9||Contemporary Hit Radio|
|K256AE||99.1||Country||Classic Country (HD Radio)|
|K280GJ||103.9||The Mix||Adult Contemporary|
Amateur (Ham) Radio
Multiple repeaters for amateur radio exist on Lake Mountain. The most well known repeaters are operated by the Utah Amateur Radio Club (UARC), first coordinated in 1978, and the Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club (UVARC), first coordinated in 2016  Numerous other stations share tower space with the repeaters above, all operating on different frequencies. A list is Amateur radio repeaters on Lake Mountain included below.
|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|
|K7UVA||146.7800 MHz||(–) 0.6 MHz||100.0 Hz||UVARC - Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club|
|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|
|K7UVA||448.2000 MHz||(–) 5.0 MHz||100.0 Hz||UVARC - Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club|
|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|
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, carried programming from KTMW in Salt Lake City. It remained in analog, and had no application to transmit in digital. Its license has since been deleted. 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. Currently it has a construction permit to transmit in digital on RF channel 16, the former analog home of KUPX. K49GD, channel 49, was a translator for KTMW and carried a variety of programming. K49GD was licensed to Spanish Fork, Utah. The station license was deleted by the FCC. KUTH filed an application with the FCC to move its transmitter to Farnsworth Peak which would leave only K43JV transmitting from the mountain. This move will allow KUTH to better serve the Wasatch Front because of Farnsworth Peak's higher terrain.
Internet Service Providers
Lake Mountain, overlooking Saratoga Springs, provides an advantageous location for Internet service providers to either provide wireless Internet to local residents, or to relay data between facilities. Providers include Rise Broadband, InnovativeAir, SenaWave, and Avative Fiber.
- "Lake Mountains High Point, Utah". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "KENZ FM Query from the FCC". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- "K256AE-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- "K284AI-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- "146.76 MHz W7SP Repeater". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- "146.780 Repeater K7UVA". Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
- "Repeater List for Utah". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- "TV Query, Provo, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- KUTH TV Query
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