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by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I did some FM Dxing when I was in the FL Keys at Layton, few years ago. Heard miami stations every day. It was over 110 miles to the towers, one example was WXDJ , the antenna was up over 980 ft. AAT.
Using a little TekSun PL880 portable.
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

Yes, WLCC 760, Brandon, FL ...10 kW day 5 tower DA/ 1kW night 4 tower DA
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I believe there is a Tampa area station that is on 760 with substantial power in the daytime, and less power at night with a directional notch to the north but it still causes considerable QRM to WJR at night when listener is in FL ! !!
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I believe
by k8jd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend

Some signals on 40 M are starting to get the aurora flutter sound this morning.
by k8jd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend

Aurora backscatter is an interesting mode on 10 M and up to low VHF !
Many years ago I worked several stations in the Toronto and Chicago areas one night on both, 10 and 6 M band SSB and CW, with all antennas aimed north to do it ! One guy turned his antenna toward me and disappeared !
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 49
Views: 1300

Re: Your best ever car radio?

I bought the JVC KD-HDR1 to replace the worn out radio I had in a ford Escort about a decade+ ago when HD AM was pretty new. The AM side sensitivity was pretty sad but the new HD sound was fascinating for me :D I now have it hooked up on my desk , but The power lines and DSL and cable TV behind my ...
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 49
Views: 1300

Re: Your best ever car radio?

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Just can't figure out how to attach a picture !!!!
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 49
Views: 1300

Re: Your best ever car radio?

I bought the JVC KD-HDR1 to replace the worn out radio I had in a ford Escort about a decade+ ago when HD AM was pretty new. The AM side sensitivity was pretty sad but the new HD sound was fascinating for me :D I now have it hooked up on my desk , but The power lines and DSL and cable TV behind my h...
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 49
Views: 1300

Re: Your best ever car radio?

The AM auto radios were really good in the era between the mid 1950s and late 60s. Those were very sensitive and selective and with some good speakers the sound was really good. The selectivity was actually too sharp to tune in right on freq and hear the highs, but I learned the trick of tuning off ...
by k8jd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

All that long DX from the top of the Dunes or Brockway mountain, not too suprizing, why do you suppose they put the FM transmitting antennas on those big, tall, towers ?? ;D
by k8jd
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: WPON testing again ?

The Fenton site's main lobe was kidney-bean shaped to the east. I haven't been in that building since probably 1991 or so. Can't say what shape any of it is in now, but judging by the ownership, it's probably tanked. The patterns I have seen for the 1160 two tower, Fenton array, was pretty much a s...
by k8jd
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: WPON testing again ?

Just tuend in 1160 and found a BIG signal On my 60 M dipole it was s9 + a hair and on the big 160 M antenna it was 20 dB ovr S9 ! HAS to be the new site off Childs Lake Rd ! Interesting that WPON is dead on 1460 at this time. I guess it takes months to tune up the combiner network for the two transm...
by k8jd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: WPON testing again ?

Kind of related, as they are on the same towers: This afternoon, I heard what surely must have been WCXI 1160 fairly strong in Mexicantown, not booming, but easy to hear. Two old men talking about 1950s cars and 1950s music. They also sounded like they were overmodulated. Also heard Motown music on...
by k8jd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: WPON testing again ?

Hawaii has many shared AMBC antennas, for several stations in some cases, all the AM stations in Honolulu are single tower. You find this where real estate is really pricey !