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by SolarMax
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVS repack upgrades completed
Replies: 2
Views: 105

WTVS repack upgrades completed

WTVS 56 (RF 20) is now operational on its permanent antenna on the candelabra, at full authorized power.
by SolarMax
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My Browser Has Been Hijacked
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

DuckDuckGo. Best search, no trackers.
What browser or OS in 2020 would possibly even suggest Yahoo as a default search engine choice?
by SolarMax
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: FETV
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: FETV

I don't quite understand how to access digital subchannels. Is it because I have Satellite, or do I just have no idea how to work my TV? Over the Air (OTA) Digital Television (DTV) does not transmit analog pictures and sound. Since 1999, TV stations transmit data, the content of which happens to be...
by SolarMax
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1130 "The Fan" to disappear- iHeart launching new network
Replies: 35
Views: 2463

1130 "The Fan" to disappear- iHeart launching new network

From radioINSIGHT: iHeartMedia is preparing to launch a new network on at least fifteen of its stations, all of which are currently stunting with speeches targeting African American audiences. ... announcement on Tuesday, June 30 at 12pm ET On the see-ya list is Detroit's 1130 "The Fan" WDFN https:/...
by SolarMax
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 1266

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

SolarMax wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Segway.
And just like that, buh-bye Segway
Segway, Popular With Police But Not The Public, Hits Brakes
by SolarMax
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades are still available for free!
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Windows 10 upgrades are still available for free!

Apple likes to take too many features away: iPad 86's the keyboard. No generation of iPad ever had a keyboard to 86. Touchscreen user interface in a single-unit form factor is kind of the point of the tablet concept. You can use a Bluetooth keyboard if you need to. Keyboards are alive and well on d...
by SolarMax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

sfpcc wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:11 pm
I'm not sure who made this decision but I applaud it.
The weekend movies are satellite-delivered from syndication services, so you will never know who programs the feeds. Nobody local, for sure,
by SolarMax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Most Annoying Commercials
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Most Annoying Commercials

The Re Floor jingle is basically the Hi Ho Song from Snow White, which saves some money because the song is more than 75 years old and thus in public domain. Fifty-Floor is a not the same outfit as "ReFloor"(which you brought to our attention in an earlier thread) with its own, differently annoying...
by SolarMax
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lima/Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Lima/Lima

It's still fun to call out incorrect place name pronunciations by those who should know better. Loco4 11p Sat., Priya Mann reporting on a homicide-related event connected to "LEE-ma" Ohio, with mention of the "LEE-ma" police. Lima (Lee-ma) is the capital of Peru. Lima (LiME-a) is the town in Ohio, n...
by SolarMax
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Happy Birthday Art Bell
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Happy Birthday Art Bell

I also miss Art Bell and his show. He had a knack for gracefully fielding oddball topics and crackpot callers, and would sometimes call out BS but, in a way that was still respectful of his guests. Besides owning KNYE in Pahrump NV, Bell had an awesome ham radio station, including a H*** loop antenn...
by SolarMax
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: FETV
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: FETV

My wife has latched onto some shows on FeTV. My issue with it is that Comcast does not format FeTV in the correct aspect ratio. FeTV's apparent 4:3 is stretched out to be fake 16:9 on the X1 box. My TV has a "wide" and "stretch" setting but not a "squeeze" so I can't correct it on my end.
by SolarMax
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Most Annoying Commercials
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Most Annoying Commercials

A brand new add to local spot rotation, to annoy the hell out of you: 877-50-FLOOR "Call 8-7-7 Fifty FLOOR and we'll come knockin' at your door" This jingle sounds like it could be from the same house of musical art that birthed "My Pillow dot com" Flooring outfits, all with bad sing-jingles: Empire...
by SolarMax
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: antenna lift

There is no "old WWJ tower" there, not for many years. A couple of the stations on the Big tower have been on their repack channels using a temporary "community" side-mount. Obsolete antennas on the candelabra will be removed and their replacements mounted. After a testing period, they'll be put int...
by SolarMax
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 56
Views: 3131

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 ? Reported last w...
by SolarMax
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 1266

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

Yeah if you're within a mile of the city's transmitters or have a tripolar antenna with quadrangular phrase harmonics. Otherwise not so much. Perhaps some modern, appropriate receiving equipment might take care of that issue for you. Works pretty well (but no, not always perfectly) for most of us, ...