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by Mike Oxlong
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 43
Views: 1884

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

How about getting radio on something other than a radio, When I lived in Southgate in the 60’s, I was less than a mile from AM 1500’s towers they had twelve of them when it was WJBK radio and we heard the station with two pie tins separated by waxed paper, Also on a toaster in our kitchen we would ...
by Mike Oxlong
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 43
Views: 1884

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

In my youth, I QSL'd quite a few AM stations. I think an AM station in Des Moines or New Orleans was the furthest.

But the furthest may of been WJR.
We drove to the Rocky Mountains probably 30 years ago. On the way back, as soon as we started coming down into Boulder, WJR came in loud and clear.
by Mike Oxlong
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: He's got balls.
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: He's got balls.

I was thinking more of how he failed to lead at MSU and was forced to resign. I still stand by what I said when Engler resigned from MSU. He knew it wouldn't be long term. The board of trustees knew it wouldn't be long term. Just a temporary appointment. Just long enough to leave with some sort of ...
by Mike Oxlong
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: The Witch Hunt is Over
Replies: 69
Views: 2290

Re: The Witch Hunt is Over

I'm no fan of the Donald. But there's something that those still holding their breath thinking indictments are still forthcoming need to ponder. If there was actually any meat in Mueller's report, it would of got out 2.7 Nano-seconds after the first Democratic got hold of this, Every detail would of...
by Mike Oxlong
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Band expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: FM Band expansion

Will the FCC ever consider expanding the over populated FM Band ? Is the talk of converting TV Channel 5 & 6 to FM broadcasting even considered anymore or is that dead in the water ? Also a little while back there was talk of moving HD Radio or Digital Radio to a completely different spectrum is th...
by Mike Oxlong
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Belligerent Freedom of Speech: One of the best things about the USA
Replies: 31
Views: 994

Re: Belligerent Freedom of Speech: One of the best things about the USA

Am I being a bit anal thinking if the authorities didn't draw attention to the site by announcing they are trying to shut it down, far fewer people would see the video?
by Mike Oxlong
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox2’s “Song of the Day” smh
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

Re: Fox2’s “Song of the Day” smh

I didn't think viewers have any input for the song of the day. I thought someone in front of the camera just picks a song they like. I have Fox2 on from about 7 all the way thru Wendy Williams. But I'm not really paying attention to it, other than if I hear the weather or cooking segment jingle. So ...
by Mike Oxlong
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Metro Detroit CB
Replies: 25
Views: 2215

Re: Metro Detroit CB

I've been hunting around for an older 40-channel SSB rig for cheap. I saw a decent Cobra 142, but it got past what I was willing to bid for it. You just missed the Toledo Swap this past weekend. You can always find CB's at a ham swap for $10-20 bucks. The GM Club's swap is on April 7th starting at ...
by Mike Oxlong
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Garage Sale Mystery Gate
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Garage Sale Mystery Gate

Lori Loughlin will look hot in orange. And it won’t be long before Lifetime does a movie on her. Don't be too surprised if this whole CollegeGate kind of fades pretty soon. Postings on other media sites are saying that many politicians, including a former president, are also guilty. The media is be...
by Mike Oxlong
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWVH
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: WWVH

SolarMax wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Highly recommend H. Ward Silver's Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur from the ARRL store. Kindle edition also available.
On this link is a pdf of Ham Radio Station Protection that I've always felt is good info:

https://www.polyphaser.com/resources/wh ... genumber=2
by Mike Oxlong
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Garage Sale Mystery Gate
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Garage Sale Mystery Gate

Does it strike you odd that they just don't replace her with someone else, instead of cancelling the show? When Rosanne got her pee-pee spanked, I would of thought it was no big deal to just hire someone else to do her character. Charlie Sheen got in trouble, they brought in Ashton Kutcher. Was it a...
by Mike Oxlong
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit’s Broadcasting Hotties 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 34598

Re: Detroit’s Broadcasting Hotties 2019

Steve Korvette wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:43 am
You think Kim Russell’s hot, You must like ho-hum looking girls then, I guess to each his/hers own.
Let's be honest, Steve. On a bell curve, she's near the top in Detroit TV news.
by Mike Oxlong
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Langton and Lue Saturday AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2215

Re: Langton and Lue Saturday AM

Back on topic, who let Langton on the air? He couldn’t make it as a lawyer, so he thinks broadcasting is the next best thing. He portrays a bumbling fool on TV and radio. Is it an act or legit? Well, like Korvette says, he is still a lawyer. Still a law firm in his name. He works in radio or TV sev...
by Mike Oxlong
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox 2 News: your thoughts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1855

Re: Fox 2 News: your thoughts?

They need to get rid of the Nine, and rename the show, Good Day Detroit. Bring Jason Carr back to the station and get him a co-host that’s actually articulate and isn’t showing off her boobs and legs for two hours. As for Ryan Ermanni, he’s a jerk but isn’t as bad as the likes of Sean Hannity. So g...
by Mike Oxlong
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Langton and Lue Saturday AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2215

Re: Langton and Lue Saturday AM

I know we don't have this option on Saturdays.
But please forgo any of the local news on Sunday morning and watch CBS Sunday Morning.
Much better, interesting, and informative than any of the local news in my opinion.
Give it a try, you'll drop 2, 4 or 7 quicker than high school French.