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by k8jd
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: WCXI problems

Last few times I checked WCXI late at night , 1160 had a strong carrier and just some faint background modulation, maybe spillover from WPON also at the Wixom, site ? Any news about this ? WPON on 1460, had the oldies music going at the times I heard the dead air from WCXI !
by k8jd
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 4
Views: 65

WCXI problems

WCXI 1160 dead air at night ?
by k8jd
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

I agree the three letter calls should have been valued more..
Would it be easier to make a list of the hundred newest callsign changes on the FM band ?? ;D
by k8jd
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVS repack upgrades completed
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

I assume it's still up on the WKBD/WTVS tower at 11 MIle and Inkster Road?
They move those FM and TV transmitters around like men on a ChessBoard :D
AM towers are harder to uproot and move aroud.
by k8jd
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What's your typical FM Dial?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Back when I got my first FM tuner, in 1961, I recall there were fewer than 10 signals I could hear on a flat day, from the Detroit area with a twinlead dipole tacket to the ceiling of my room on ground floor here. When there was a tropo opening I could easily hear stations from Ohio and Ontario from...
by k8jd
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What's your typical FM Dial?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

I bought a Used F-150 to haul my camper and it had the Satellite radio, whenever they have free listning days , I had to check it out,
I find the audio quality is not even as good as monoural FM. There are a few non stereo High School stations that sound better to me.
by k8jd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What's your typical FM Dial?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

With a good rcvr and an anetnna on the roof, every other channel has some signal on it, here in Metro Detroit area !
by k8jd
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVS repack upgrades completed
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

I will have to connect my 12 inch rabbit ears dipole and check the signals out. :D
by k8jd
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 56
Views: 3167

Re: Scanners

Turned out to be a failed phone line. Amazing how long it took the telco to find and fix the fault ! !
by k8jd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)

I get irritated hearing the same exact program material on multiple spots on the AM and FM dial ! I guess it's a monopoly situation, where the competition is squeezed out and some day we will just hear a single program on the entire spectrum ! The K-Smile program on FM and the conspiracy/UFO guy on...
by k8jd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)

I wonder if the NY mayor and Governor are trying to figure out how to tax out-of-state listenres to NY radio signals !
by k8jd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 56
Views: 3167

Re: Scanners

Speaking of Scanners, or WX radios, Anyone else notice the NOAA VHF WX channel has gone down. It's not just my several rcvrs since I still hear the Canada WX broadcast from Sarnia on 162.475/ Just nothing on 162.55 and the few other US WX freqs in range of my antennas.
Any reports ?
by k8jd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: antenna lift

They must be running out of room on the old WWJ tower !
by k8jd
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV / WWVH
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: WWV / WWVH

There have been some interesting propagation days and nights this spring , here in the Detroit area. A few late afternoons I could hear CHU on all three freqs. Some days I could hear WWV on 15, 20 and 25 MHz.But not on 10, other days It was real strong on 10 but not so strong on 15 and nothing on 20...
by k8jd
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 56
Views: 3167

Re: Scanners

Last time I was in Hawaii, abvout 20 years ago I asked a day cruise boat capt'n if they uesd the VHF radio often. the answer was; for emergency only to call coast guard. They had a 27 MHz AM radio (CB) they used to talk to the office and other boats. Last time I was on the FL Keys, Gulf coast, 3 yrs...