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by SolarMax
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: St. Louis "Shock-Jock" Still On the Air After FCC pulls Radio Licenses
Replies: 1
Views: 62

St. Louis "Shock-Jock" Still On the Air After FCC pulls Radio Licenses

Although the FCC two weeks ago (March 20) stripped the operating licenses from four radio stations tied to shock-jock Bob Romanik , two of the stations continue to broadcast. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/joe-holleman/stl-shock-jock-still-on-air-after-fcc-pulls-radio-licenses/article_4...
by SolarMax
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

Time to revive the time-tested "Aluminum Foil On the Rabbit Ears" antenna gain enhancement and multipath cancellation method. :D
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It wouldn't surprise me if this e-skip everyone worries about isn't a problem either. We'll see in the summer. But I think it's a dramatization. We're not yet into sporadic-e and tropo season, which can run into early summer. Whether it's a problem will depend on how many other Channel 3 signals th...
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

From WHNE this evening (4/1) - WHNE is ON THE AIR The tower install crew came in early this morning and have been getting it done today! They did a great job getting the antenna installed in 1 day instead of what we thought would be 2 or 3 days. WHNE is ON THE AIR on our new channel 3! We are testin...
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

Thanks for the facebook link. Their tower and combiner are not was I was expecting! Interesting! Wish them luck on the work this week! Hoping the weather cooperates. There are four of those arrays. Five element Yagi-style antennas so probably fairly directional lobes with overlap. Antenna made by P...
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

On its Facebook page, WHNE has photos of parts of their Ch.3 antenna, as it awaits mounting on the tower, hopefully soon. The piece they were waiting for was a power divider. Don't know why it had to come from Italy. Hope it works.
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SiriusXM streaming free thru May 15
Replies: 2
Views: 137

SiriusXM streaming free thru May 15

From SXM:
"We want to help make staying at home sound a little bit better. So we’re opening up SiriusXM for you. Stream now for free until 5/15.
Go to siriusxm.us/streamfree to start listening
."
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It’s not multi path, but actually the top of the tower swaying in the wind. It’s the same as if you were moving you receiving antenna around by several feet. When WKBD was on 14 they were on the lowest UHF channel (longest wavelength) so the effect would be noticed the least. WKBD's RF14 antenna wa...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Most Annoying Commercials
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Most Annoying Commercials

On AntennaTV, I just saw a most awful spot for a most horrifying product. "TRUMPY BEAR" A somewhat bear-looking toy that lets one show "patriotism" because when you unzip it out comes an American flag blanket. Just guessing it's manufactured in China, since it never says "Proudly Made in the USA" OM...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Neither antenna was successful in decoding WUDL.
Nothing to see there, move along. :)
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 155
Views: 10441

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

This morning (Sun. 3/29) from WHNE on their Facebook page. It does appear like they're going to brand as "TV3" GREAT NEWS! WHNE was notified that the custom part arrived at the antenna company last Friday (about time!) and they're now doing the final testing on the entire antenna system. They are go...
by SolarMax
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Pump down the volume
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Pump down the volume

A couple of local restaurant commercials I'm seeing on Loco 4, Antonio's and Happy's, are about five times as loud as anything else in a commercial cluster they're positioned in. I know the stations are shorthanded, and the ingest process doesn't allow for on the fly audio level adjustment, but it c...
by SolarMax
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WADL Tests on RF27
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: WADL Tests on RF27

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Still no sign of WUDL when I run scans using my cheap $10 short rabbit ears / loop combo. I'll try with the flat panel antenna later in the week.
I'm copying WUDL gangbusters, while still no go (at least with this antenna) with WADL.
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WADL Tests on RF27
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: WADL Tests on RF27

Although you said it's low priority, I'd like to ask if you're using a pre amp, what antenna you're using, and what kind of coax (RG6 or RG59) you're using. Make sure the preamp is getting power and that the antenna is aimed at the tri-point where Clinton Twp., St. Clair Shores, and Fraser meet. It...
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WADL Tests on RF27
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: WADL Tests on RF27

Pretty much a literal No Show in NW Det. Had a decent signal on RF39, just stutter and tiling on 27. This with an 8-bay screen array aimed at them. (edit) OK on a couple of other sets w different antennas, Still NG on main set/antenna. Might have to try re-aiming again, maybe replace lead-in coax. L...