Lake Mountain (Utah)

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Lake Mountain
LakeMountainUtah.jpg
Lake Mountain, from Orem
Highest point
Elevation 7,694 ft (2,345 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,710 feet (826 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°16′30″N 111°56′26″W / 40.274895°N 111.940581°W / 40.274895; -111.940581Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 111°56′26″W / 40.274895°N 111.940581°W / 40.274895; -111.940581[1]
Geography
Lake Mountain High Point is located in Utah
Lake Mountain High Point
Lake Mountain High Point
Location in Utah
Location Utah County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Lake Mountains
Topo map USGS Saratoga Springs
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 contemporary hits station, broadcasts from Lake 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 Power 94.9 Contemporary Hit Radio
K256AE 99.1 Country Classic Country (HD Radio)
K280GJ 103.9 The Mix Adult Contemporary

Amateur HAM Radio[edit]

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,[5] and the Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club (UVARC), first coordinated in 2016 [6] Numerous other stations share tower space with the repeaters above, all operating on different frequencies.[7] 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
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
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, 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.[8] 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.[9]

Internet Service Providers[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lake Mountains High Point, Utah". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  2. ^ "KENZ 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. ^ "146.780 Repeater K7UVA". Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Repeater List for Utah". Utah VHF Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  8. ^ "TV Query, Provo, Utah". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  9. ^ KUTH TV Query

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