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by kc8yqq
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?

Another great tool I use for tower hunting and also what station is broadcasting from a drive-by tower, is Google Earth (download) with the FCCInfo.com plugin. All of this is free. There are several ways to search stations (AM, FM, and TV). By clicking in a checkbox, it will show ASR Towers and you ...
by kc8yqq
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WXLA 1170
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: WXLA 1170

Haven't seen an AM stereo receiver marketed since the 90's. Do they even make 'em anymore? To my knowledge, only in Japan. However, some HD receivers are capable of CQUAM AM stereo. Here is a link to the AM stereo website (click on Receivers to see the list): http://www.amstereo.org/ . I have the D...
by kc8yqq
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WXLA 1170
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: WXLA 1170

WXLA sounded great when they were in stereo. It was shut off when they redid their transmitter site to make way for HD in case it was decided to go that route.
by kc8yqq
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy
Replies: 23
Views: 1881

Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Thanks websurferdude! I'll try using your info and see what it turns up. The only other celebrity I recall in it was Mel Farr. This was when he was selling cars as "Mel Farr Superstar".
by kc8yqq
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 1453

Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

I did not know CFCO was still in AM Stereo. What’s your 20 to be able to receive CFCO so well. My 20 is in Blackman Twp northwest of Jackson. It's the SRF-42 that really pulls the stations in on the AM band; FM not so much. It's the only radio I have that receives WION and WOAP from here. The last ...
by kc8yqq
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My Browser Has Been Hijacked
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

For a search engine, use Dogpile (https://www.dogpile.com/). I've been using it 20+ years and it finds things when Google hasn't.
by kc8yqq
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 1453

Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

My Walkman collection is an SRF-39, SRF-49, and SRF-42. The SRF-42 radio is far better than the other two with better DXing and, or course, the AM Stereo feature. The problem with it is the manual tuning dial trying to tune into the center of the signal to get the full stereo sound on AM. Since I've...
by kc8yqq
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy
Replies: 23
Views: 1881

Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

I remember seeing Bill Kennedy in a locally made comedy movie that aired on TV4 (IIRC) back in the 80's. The movie featured many Detroit celebrities and was about the first Thanksgiving feast with the pilgrims and native Americans. I remember both groups sitting together and watching Bill Kennedy. D...
by kc8yqq
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Fixed Frequency AM radios
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Fixed Frequency AM radios

You had to make me drag them out...lol. Actually I have not had them out for a few years and was thinking about them not too long ago. Both are made by MetroSonix, but no model/serial on them. Both have the manual tuner dial covered, one "The Children's Sonshine Network" and the other with most of t...
by kc8yqq
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Fixed Frequency AM radios
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Fixed Frequency AM radios

Fixed frequency was also done with FM radios (in the 80's?). I have a couple of them, one for "Sunshine Radio" out of Grand Rapids. There is a switch where you could listen to the normal FM signal or to the SCA off the FM signal.
by kc8yqq
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:45 pm
I cannot recall if AM 1390 in the Lansing area is commercial or non-commercial.
AM 1390 is commercial.

Also, FLR has WUNN 1110 in Mason that gets a decent signal into Lansing.
by kc8yqq
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: There's a moderate risk of severe weather today, and...
Replies: 32
Views: 2355

Re: There's a moderate risk of severe weather today, and...

Something I have mentioned once or twice over the years of being on this board, is tying RDS (on FM) to weather alerts. Within RDS is a traffic feature, when activated, will automatically tune your radio to that station. Why not use this for dangerous weather? I have not ever seen any station use th...
by kc8yqq
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WURO & WUWB
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: WURO & WUWB

That would be me that reported WURO and WUWB off the air. WUWB went off the air around a year and WURO late summer if I recall correctly. My wife and I had a cottage in Houghton Lake Heights, and had a 40' tower. Both stations came in well. When the cottage was sold in October, both stations were of...
by kc8yqq
Tue May 26, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??
Replies: 37
Views: 1913

Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Got back to Houghton Lake a few years ago. Seems like there's a WalMart where the WHGR towers used to stand. But at the time, the studio was close by the old location. The original Walmart was at this location. When Walmart decided to carry groceries, many of the stores relocated. Now Tractor Suppl...
by kc8yqq
Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??
Replies: 37
Views: 1913

Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

WUPS' office is located here as of October 2019 (the last time I drove by) and has been here several years: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.3042731,-84.641747,3a,75y,102.86h,94.89t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDRcDMiBpUGUF0s8ev1vUyg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 The tower is here: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.289124...