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by kc8yqq
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 41
Views: 1263

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Back when I had my F-350 extended cab dually, these roundabouts were not an issue... :rollin
by kc8yqq
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 41
Views: 1263

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

If MDOT was allowed to build I-275 from its northern terminus up to I-75 around Pontiac back in the 70's, that roundabout would be an interchange. 20 years later M-5 was built as an answer to solve some of the heavy traffic on that area's roads. IMHO MDOT missed its mark by not buying the property o...
by kc8yqq
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Decades is on the air! Channel 2.5
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Decades is on the air! Channel 2.5

I gotta rescan! If a station's RF channel has already been scanned in on a receiver, any added-on "dot" subs should just appear and not require a rescan. Some sets might want you to check off in tuner settings whether or not you want the new sub as a "favorite" to be in your Ch. Up-Dn selection. .....
by kc8yqq
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Now that’s an advertisement I can get behind!
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Now that’s an advertisement I can get behind!

The electronic billboard is more or less a display monitor for the computer. Several months I saw the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) on a billboard facing SB Southfield Freeway just north of Ford Road. It was good for a chuckle and unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me.
by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

Well, let's see... I had the first two albums on cassette (now have them on CD). I believe I had the first album on 8-track, but can't remember for sure (after all this was 40+ years ago). When Candy-o came out, WILS 101.7 ("1O1 FM") sponsored a light show at Abrams Planetarium (on MSU campus) for t...
by kc8yqq
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 41
Views: 1263

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Here is a link to AA Roads where there is more discussion about roundabouts: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=15546.0. There are a few mentions of Michigan in this thread.
by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 41
Views: 1263

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

IMHO roundabouts should only be used at irregular intersections, not at the standard "T", not at a normal crossroad, not in high volume traffic, and certainly not at freeway ramps (as I mentioned in another thread). An example of an irregular intersection would be a 5-point one, where you have a sta...
by kc8yqq
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan
Replies: 23
Views: 949

Re: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan

The roundabouts at the Green Oak Village Place exit off US-23. Oh don't let me get started with roundabouts...too late!!! First of all I totally agree with you about the above-mentioned roundabouts. I have ended up going where I didn't want to go a couple of times on those! Roundabouts should not b...
by kc8yqq
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan
Replies: 23
Views: 949

Re: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan

NB US-23 around the Washtenaw/Livingston County line where the temporary left lane ends sees its fair share of accidents. The last one I saw was a few weeks ago and all three lanes were stopped. A state police unit was trying to get to the crash scene with siren/lights going and was not going anywhe...
by kc8yqq
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

You should be able to get KTRH 740 out of Houston, TX. I used to pull them in when visiting my wife's parents in Fort Myers Beach.
by kc8yqq
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 18178

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Marshall was still open when I drove by a month ago.
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 60
Views: 2213

Re: Your best ever car radio?

It was the only time I ever experienced AM stereo. Why did the broadcasting industry abandon that mode? A few reasons I've heard: 1. AM stereo was replaced with IBOC 2. Format changed to talk, no need for stereo 3. Coverage is lessened 4. Equipment failed and don't want to fix/replace Turkeytop, I'...
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: Jackson area OTA
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Jackson area OTA

Thanks HD74. I was considering buying a tower back when I posted this topic. I live in Stonegate Farms and from amplified rabbit ears I can get 6, 10, 23, 47, and 53. Without the amplification, 23 is gone.
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: WPON testing again ?

I was by the Maple Road xmitter site yesterday a little before 6pm. WPON was off the air. WCXI is definitely broadcasting from this location. At 5:57 the station went off the air for a few seconds, I'm guessing switch over to night time. At 6:07 was the legal ID barely heard under the beginning of a...