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Old 02-08-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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The places without much signal will be buried in deep mountain valleys. An amateur radio or similar with a good aerial will find signal anywhere on earth but if you get deep enough into a valley even that can be blocked.

It is unusual but possible to hear the Honolulu cab companies on the Ham band in Los Angeles which is close to the FM bands. Called long skip.

GPS can get into anywhere except a very narrow valley. And very good GPS may work there. Eventually the multiple system GPS system will work everywhere.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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Adirondacks.....nothing works up there....complete wilderness in some parts. Satellite radio doesn't even work well in many areas because of the mountains.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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Some of the places I lived in Alaska had no radio or TV stations. However even there often at night I could latch onto a radio station whose signal skipped in from 1,000's of miles away.
Within the continental US I would think maybe some remote part of Nevada maybe?
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:43 AM
 
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Adirondacks.....nothing works up there....complete wilderness in some parts. Satellite radio doesn't even work well in many areas because of the mountains.

Back in the early 00s I vacationed up in there at rental cabin place. There was no cell phone reception, no FM radio, but I could receive AM stations. Like I recalled in a previous post I remember listening to Howard Stern one morning on the boom box I brought with me. I also brought a handhold police scanner which was my hobby at the time. Absolutely nothing, which is not surprising since that is mostly line of site communication.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:51 AM
 
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Back in the early 00s I vacationed up in there at rental cabin place. There was no cell phone reception, no FM radio, but I could receive AM stations. Like I recalled in a previous post I remember listening to Howard Stern one morning on the boom box I brought with me. I also brought a handhold police scanner which was my hobby at the time. Absolutely nothing, which is not surprising since that is mostly line of site communication.
Depends where you are in the ADK. There are areas where there isn't any radio....including AM. There have been problems over the years with people in car accidents....people have died because there wasn't any way to get help.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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There's a few areas on I-40 in the mountains of NC that there is no reception.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:56 PM
 
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Try the upper Kern River north of Kernville Calif.
It's in the Sequoia National forest and if you really want remote wilderness, hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness where you can hike for days and not see anyone.


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Old 02-08-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Remote wilderness works fine. You simply throw a wire between two tall trees and you are in business.

Only thing that may cause silence would be very narrow valleys in mountainous terrain.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Many parts of central and eastern Oregon have no radio reception at all.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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The Abacos in the Bahamas, the Dry Tortugas, the Mojave desert.
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