New KMUN frequency in Cannon Beach area
July 8, 2021
The new KMUN translator in Cannon Beach has finally found it's new home and strength in Cannon Beach. You will now find KMUN at 89.3FM in the Cannon Beach area. The signal should be very strong and clear, as the radio waves are transmitting at 250 watts instead of the 10 watts provided by the old transmitter which was located in a barn, surrounded by trees, east of the highway, in midtown.
The new translator site is at the north end of town, well above the inundation zone atop a 50' tower that is much closer to the tops of the surrounding trees. Beyond KMUN’s more powerful broadcast antenna, the tower will also accommodate radio antennas for local HAM, GMRS and City of Cannon Beach emergency radios. Strong emergency communication capacity is a big priority for KMUN.
The success of this project was made possible through the extensive collaboration of KMUN staff and volunteers, City of Cannon Beach employees, members of the Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club (SEARC) and local contractors. This project received financial support from the Oregon Community Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Pacific Power Foundation and Cannon Beach community members.