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by Ben Zonia
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Flint Water trials cancelled
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: Flint Water trials cancelled

The 1960s Flint and Suburban water crisis had more to do with drought from low rainfall than anything else. It should have been made temporary rather than permanent. The suburbs had wells, and the wells were going dry. It probably would have fixed itself for decades. It was the same old same old CEN...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 122
Views: 4280

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

The group that dedicated itself to "The Revolution" in the early 1970s, idolizes the man who dropped the bomb.

Harry Truman-Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCQHqig-Uk
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Why Are Towers Shrouded On Satellite View?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Why Are Towers Shrouded On Satellite View?

Why are many towers shrouded on Satellite View? You could look at what is on them for miles near ground level around with a set of high power binoculars or a low power telescope if you wanted to get a better view. I used to think that it was a digital artifact. But I just looked at the satellite vie...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

I always thought that people were free to mourn in their own traditions. I don't have any idea about what "El Maleh Rachamim" is. I wish TC would explain it. Otherwise, it just sounds like Madonna and Kabbalah. It is a Stereotype that most radio people, particularly commercial station owners, are Je...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 122
Views: 4280

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

Never heard this before. A little different than "Just When I Needed You Most"

"Suzi Found A Weapon"-Randy VanWarmer #55 Hot 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgqHT57aMY
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

Getting a Clearstream 2Max and connecting the coax to the back of the UHF figure-8 can get WJBK, CBET, WTOL (WTOL is unwatchable), and WTVG in Melvindale, the latter two only come in with an RCA 12dB amplifier. This is indoors. It performs well on Hi-V without the VHF dipoles. It also performs well...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?

There's no way they could have put 0.5 mV/m 30 miles East with 250 watts nondirectional. For testing purposes, they could use 3.75 kW nondirectional, and that makes more sense. Especially since the LICENSED WPON 1460 Daytime array three miles closer with 1 kW directional to the East wasn't anywhere ...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Worst Cars Ever Made
Replies: 20
Views: 1024

Re: Worst Cars Ever Made

The Renault Dope Fiend has always ranked near the top of this kind of list.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

Depending on antenna orientation, there would also be diagonally shaped silver or yellow lines zipping across the screen at all times on VHF 3. I think the diagonal lines would only be in analog. Whether what caused the diagonal lines would disrupt the digital picture transmission in some way, I do...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Not the Russians...
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Not the Russians...

Is Larry Page a Russian? If so, he looks more like his cousin Bettie Page than Vladimir Putin. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Bettie_Page-2.jpg And yes, she was his somewhat distant cousin. Maybe we could make a mock up pin up poster of Larry Page wearing a Bathing Suit? A Bikin...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

Can they get an STA and borrowed equipment to experiment with ATSC 3.0 on Channel 3? Like WKAR-TV's ATSC 3.0 operation?
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: CHBX-TV 2 SSM
Replies: 2
Views: 348

CHBX-TV 2 SSM

Is CHBX-TV 2 still operating, and at the full 100 kW licensed power?
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

The latest is 6.5 kW from ~1100 feet.

There must be a Channel 2 somewhere close by. Maybe a vacant .ca analog allotment in Wiarton?
by Ben Zonia
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig

I hope they have corrected the problem with the finish, which broke down to a sticky mess after a couple years. My Brother In Law had an Eton 1 and couldn’t stand to touch it. Couldn’t figure out how to clean it either. There were many online complaints about it. https://antiqueradios.com/forums/vie...