Gold mine of NPR translator info

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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 09:33:26 06/18/17

In Reply to: QUERY: NPR in the Park?? posted by Mac Nelson

Having just returned to Montana after 5 years in Alaska, I'm a bit rusty on this subject, but a quick search revealed this treasure trove of translator info. I had forgotten that NPR is broadcast out of MSU-Billings in this part of the state as YPR.

Years ago, there was a translator on top of Bunsen Peak. I was told that Jim Peaco, the park photographer, was involved in maintaining it, but that is second or third hand information. I know that certain radio apps were moved off there. I think they were moved to the Elk Plaza radio site, which is above the Elk Plaza, behind Mammoth, beyond Kite Hill. Regardless of exactly where the transmitter is located, YPR should be available in the general Mammoth area.

I think Gardiner had a translator at one time, which was located above town, on the hillside, but I think something happened to it (can't remember the specifics).

It is entirely possible that YPR is only available via the Mammoth translator within the park, and any other NPR reception is via translators in Jackson and West Yellowstone. I found two channels that provide NPR access via translators in West Yellowstone. Both are connected to BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, channels 91.9 and 101.1.

I have a search function on my radio, so I might have to do a little on site research next time I'm in the park. I do know that years ago, when I lived here, that search function turned up precious few decent signals within the park interior, and those were not NPR.


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