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member (20)member
08/30/2019 08:03PM
Greetings!I did a search of past posts on radios, but I would like some current information. Been causally looking for a quality radio for a decent price for awhile but things have become more urgent. I'm curious if anyone has listened to college football games in the BWCA specifically Lac LaCroix area. I thought I planned our annual adventure for the bye week but of course our plans changed and entry date will be game day (Iowa vs. Iowa State).
Do I stand a decent chance of listening to this game? What radio would you recommend to maximize my odds of listening in?
Thank you all in advance for your opinions.

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08/30/2019 09:16PM
If it’s that important, wait a day and watch it on TV in Ely.

Who are you for?
member (20)member
08/30/2019 10:04PM
Entry points are limited and It's not that important. I'd sure like to listen to the Hawkeyes while in Paradise.
08/30/2019 11:02PM
I used my radio for the first time on last falls 27 day solo. It was not on LLC though, but most lakes on FM only got WELY. AM was not good until after dark I got tons of stations including Des Moines, Chicago, St Louis, and what I guessed as a french speaking station from Quebec. So if the game is after dark you have a good chance but otherwise I'm guessing you have low odds.
senior member (52)senior membersenior member
09/05/2019 12:57PM
A couple years ago on a Thursday night in August up on Crooked, I think I picked-up local AM radio networks for all 4 NFC North teams at the same time on a cheesy old AM-FM radio...any national broadcast is bounced all over the country? A local college broadcast would depend on the size of the network it's on?
senior member (52)senior membersenior member
09/06/2019 08:19AM
...or the wattage of the stations the game is on...
member (20)member
09/22/2019 08:50PM
Update: Gameday Friday September 14, We utilized Anderson's out of crane lake for a tow to Lac Lacroix. Camp set up around noon and we were setting hooks a little after 1pm. Early evening I wasn't able to pick up any station broadcasting the game. Luckily for me lightning had delayed the game so the game reached into the night. After filling our bellies with steak and potatoes I was able to enjoy a Hawkeye win on 600am I believe out of Cedar Rapids. It was an amazing kick off to a great trip!

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09/23/2019 09:38AM
Go Cyclones
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09/23/2019 09:40AM
CoachBigD: "Go Cyclones"

What Coach said ^^^^
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09/23/2019 02:57PM
It's too bad humans can't find a way to disconnect. Just let it go.
You can't hear crickets and loons when a radio is on.
Savage Voyageur
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09/24/2019 04:34PM
tumblehome: "It's too bad humans can't find a way to disconnect. Just let it go.
You can't hear crickets and loons when a radio is on."

I got to agree with you. I will never bring a weather radio again. Too many times the group has voted to leave a day or two early because of a report.
09/24/2019 11:27PM
Best day of my life. My son and I rigged up this cheap radio and listened to the Twins and Brewers on WELY. 2011, south Knife at the Hanson portage
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