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by k8jd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...

MY DIY TV antenna When I bought my first house, and got settled in , we bought a Serious color TV. We had a B/W portable from our apartment that went in the bedroom and a Big TV was more suited for the living room. The previous owners had left no roof antena behind so I decided to build an antenna....
by k8jd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: I'm stumped
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: I'm stumped

Distant signals today When the weather conditions have a strong, steady, boundary between high and low pressure areas, VHF and UHF signals can ride along it for considerable distances beyond the radio horizon. I would get complaints from some public safety radio system managers that got interferenc...
by k8jd
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

I have read many stories and seen videos of FCC enforcement teams arresting FM pirates. they are EASY to find !
by k8jd
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Shortwave - WBCQ new 500kW transmitter on 9330kHz
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Shortwave - WBCQ new 500kW transmitter on 9330kHz

WBCQ,9330 is now S9+25 dB in Commerce, using a double zepp antenna for the 30 M band, up 35 ft in trees. Receiving off the side of tha antenna, that is aimed for Europe and Australia :D I think they are in Maine somewhere. Originally was in the CW mode with a narrow filter but with the AM mode and a...
by k8jd
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 25
Views: 673

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

Maybe an indoor antenna will just not be good enough for a far soughern suburb. There are relatively small amplified antennas that cnan be installed on the roof that will work very well.
by k8jd
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Anyone Observe WCXI Or WPON Testing Activity?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: Anyone Observe WCXI Or WPON Testing Activity?

Today 1160 is strong here in Commerce, about S9+25 dB, 1130 is barely S9 ! WCXI is 20 miles from me, WDFN is 35 miles. What I hear on 1470 is pretty weak, BTW the Comcast trucks were here the last few days, working on a pole a few houses from me, and now there is a terrible buzz across the AM band, ...
by k8jd
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM E-skip opening 6-21
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: FM E-skip opening 6-21

That WWKA is a big one, 99 kW on a 1500 ft tower !!!
by k8jd
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig

I would love to find a site like that to set up my camper and hang some antenna wire in the trees. BUT, My family prefers State Park camps where the other campers are too close and the electrical systems spew out RFI from .1 to 10+ MHz ! But they have fairly clean showers and "modern" toilets on sit...
by k8jd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig

WOW cost almost what I paid for my Kenwood TS440 when it was about 8 years old, 100 W Transceiver for all HF bands ! :shock:
by k8jd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WLLZ HD signal
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: WLLZ HD signal

The 106.7 transmitter is right downtown on the cadillac building. A lot more distance to you, than the multi FM station sites between 8 and 10 mile Road in Oak Park and Southfield. Plus the elevation AMSL downtown is a lot lower than Southfield, may be over the horizon for N. Macomb like the town of...
by k8jd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI
Replies: 22
Views: 1014

Re: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI

Sadly, I think only two years ago the FCC site still had the full engineering for the Royal Oak Township TL. the basic design can still be seen at fccinfo.com. The two tower array had a one taller Blaw-Knox tower and a shorter Blaw-Knox tower nearly south of it actually in the direction 170° azi. T...
by k8jd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI
Replies: 22
Views: 1014

Re: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI

Sure WWJ has those 6 towers beaming the signal north, try hearing WWJ out past Jacksonm going West !
by k8jd
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FCC Crackdown On Badly Maintained AM Facilities?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: FCC Crackdown On Badly Maintained AM Facilities?

This afternoon (6/7/19) at 20:10 UT, I can hear two weak signals beating a slow hetrodyne on 1460 kHz. Both have voice and music modulation that I can barely pick out on nrrow bandwidth. Signal levels are bouncing between S4 and S5.
Sure NOT WPON that is located about 3 miles from here.
by k8jd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Radio Signal Patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: AM Radio Signal Patterns

Turkeytop, I tried to check out the websutes in the reply post and got redirected to some endless advertizing , for the first two sites linked to ! RRRrrr :(
by k8jd
Thu May 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich

With no ext antenna I can hear about 5 LW beacons in the daylight hours.