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by bosco
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 88
Views: 13090

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29

And WLAW is transmitting from the new site, the water tower. They can dot the i's, and close the book on both of these moves. >..."this weekend to see if LAV is up to power yet. My guess is no." Let me say this again. WLAV-FM is at full power at the Allendale site. Unless there is a problem there, a...
by bosco
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 88
Views: 13090

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29

Last week Saturday, WLAV went to 50% power around noon. Yesterday (Friday the 14th) WLAV went to full power from the site in Allendale, sometime in the late afternoon.
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by bosco
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 56
Views: 4543

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

>"It never happened."
Clear channel is what happened. And in an even bigger twist, CUZ corporate folks were going to buy the land, as opposed to the leased land that LAV was on. would have been a great deal for everyone. But the idea was WCUZ's, so Clear channel had to kill it.
by bosco
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 56
Views: 4543

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Probably in the mid 80's, WCUZ's studio was still in the McKay Tower. Massive FM opening. The studio air monitor was taken over by a station on 101.3, in St. Louis. Lasted for 3 hours. They were killing us in most areas in Grand Rapids. It was until I was only about 5-7 miles from the transmitter si...
by bosco
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Heathkit Mohican
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Heathkit Mohican

TurkeyTop, I was just like you. I was 13 in 1966 when I got my novice license, and boy did I envy a lot of equipment. And BTW, a few years ago i saw the Mohican at the big Dayton hamfest. $ 200, and it sold. I wanted that radio, but not for $ 200. Well, I kept my eye on Ebay, one came up, and I got ...
by bosco
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Heathkit Mohican
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Heathkit Mohican

TurkeyTop, I was just like you. I was 13 in 1966 when I got my novice license, and boy did I envy a lot of equipment. And BTW, a few years ago i saw the Mohican at the big Dayton hamfest. $ 200, and it sold. I wanted that radio, but not for $ 200. Well, I kept my eye on Ebay, one came up, and I got ...
by bosco
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: The untold story of TV-43

MW, hang on, I've got a twist for you.. Grand Rapids Baptist College (before the name change to Cornerstone) was approached in the mid 90's to buy the CP and put the station on the air. I was only contract engineering for their WCSG radio station at the time. I had a well respected TV engineer come ...
by bosco
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: A great explanation of "Tropo"
Replies: 3
Views: 544

A great explanation of "Tropo"

There is a lot of comments and work reported on here about tropo openings. I recently had someone ask me to explain it, and I poked around and found this really good explanation:

http://www.dxinfocentre.com/propagation ... zqQw6FiaP8
by bosco
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 88
Views: 13090

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

They have the STA to go to the GVSU tower. My guess is that it is "just" product availability. With the TV repack going on across the country, antenna manufacturers are way behind on orders and tower crews are very much booked up.