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by WC8KCY
Tue May 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: VA3 FEZ
Replies: 29
Views: 806

Re: VA3 FEZ

Seems like little more than glorified CB. Perhaps, but without the frequent outbursts of profanity, racial slurs, and nastiness. CB traffic in the USA often represents the darkest side of humanity. Note that the OP resides in Canada, at least some of the time... In Canada, if one passes the entry-l...
by WC8KCY
Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

105.5 is still broadcasting IPR.
by WC8KCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: MW DX Tonight

WC8KCY, based on my experience, most likely that "Mexican" station on 640 was Radio Progreso, a 50K from Havana. It is a music station that broadcasts in Spanish. Back in the 70's it was an easy pull on winter nights in Detroit. Another Cuban blaster was 830 CMCA (Radio Havana, Cuba). It was a full...
by WC8KCY
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.
Replies: 36
Views: 2359

Re: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.

Good luck Blarney Stone, it takes nerve. Like many others on this forum, I've taken some shots at Blarney Stone here as we witnessed their empire-via-LMA collapse right before our eyes. To see the Coynes making a plea for help from listeners on YouTube, however, was very sad. To continue to make sp...
by WC8KCY
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Did 9&10 lay off a Meterologist?
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: Did 9&10 lay off a Meterologist?

I don't see why they wouldn't still do that though. As for 7&4, I don't understand why they stopped using the WTOM studio as a newsroom and had a place in Petoskey, similar to today. Instead (or maybe in addition) of Gaylord, why not use the building in Cheboygan? Also, 9&10 *could* put something i...
by WC8KCY
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Did 9&10 lay off a Meterologist?
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: Did 9&10 lay off a Meterologist?

I'm not sure where they all are now, but isn't there someone (from both 9&10 and 7&4) 'stationed' in four different towns now? I seem to recall Manistee, Petoskey, Gaylord, and Cadillac (for 7&4), TC (9&10). Although maybe I'm dating myself a bit and those don't exist anymore. 9&10 also once had a ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: MW DX Tonight

If there's non-WMFN activity on 640 again at sunset, I'll set up an 0150-0310 recording of 640 tonight.
by WC8KCY
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: MW DX Tonight

WMFN is easy to ID at the top of the hour, and requires precise antenna orientation with my setup. The non WMFN signal on 640 carried nonstop banda and Salsa music, came booming in at any antenna orientation, was a diffuse and obviously reflected signal, and no announcer ever came on. A Cuban statio...
by WC8KCY
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Great Lakes Reception Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Great Lakes Reception Maps

I remember Tom Mahoney! Watched him on TV while vacationing in the Esky/Gladstone area and also in Ludington. He was a terrific broadcaster. (I cannot comment on his forecast accuracy, since I only watched his work on a handful of occasions.) What you saw on camera was just a glimpse of an absolute...
by WC8KCY
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM DX - Manistee - 2005 onward
Replies: 0
Views: 123

AM DX - Manistee - 2005 onward

Most of these were tuned in with a Grundig G5 receiver with a Terk AM Advtange antenna connected via patch cord... NIGHTTIME 540 CBK Wautrous SK 50 kw 540 WAUK Jackson WI 0.4 kw 550 KFYR Bismarck ND 5 kw 550 KTRS St Louis MO 5 kw 550 WGR Buffalo NY 5 kw 550 WKRC Cincinnati OH 1 kw 560 CFOS Own Sound...
by WC8KCY
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Bandscan from Manistee - 16 April
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: AM Bandscan from Manistee - 16 April

ftballfan wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:05 am
1. Did you mean WTMJ for the second WTEL listing?

2. KCMO is in Kansas City, not St. Louis
Corrections made. Thanks, ftballfan!
by WC8KCY
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Bandscan from Manistee - 16 April
Replies: 2
Views: 171

AM Bandscan from Manistee - 16 April

Tonight's AM Bandscan from Manistee, tuned in on a Grundig G5 receiver with a Terk AM Advantage antenna with patch cord connection: 540 WAUK Jackson WI 0.4 kw 550 WKRC Cincinnati OH 1 kw 550 WGR Buffalo NY 5 kw 560 WIND Chicago IL 5 kw 570 WKBN Youngstown OH 5 kw 580 WTCM Traverse City MI 1.1 kw 590...
by WC8KCY
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 48
Views: 2610

Re: Scanners

What about the drive throughs that are getting so much traffic these days? What kind of communications are they using? I've used those transceivers, and they barely have enough range to use at the far end of the restaurant's parking lot. I doubt you'd pick them up more than a block away. You can tr...
by WC8KCY
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Great Lakes Reception Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Great Lakes Reception Maps

Well done! I haven't seen FM DX data presented quite like this before. The map answers questions that I would never have thought to ask. Back in my formative years, I was intensely interested in the correlation between TV DX conditions--especially on UHF--and severe weather. I had several interestin...
by WC8KCY
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TBT: Deputy Don! (and some 7&4 sign ons)
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: TBT: Deputy Don! (and some 7&4 sign ons)

Great stuff! I hope an episode of Saturday Night Dead turns up.

Until then, we can still remember Count Zappula here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyOw1Bcs6BI