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by syntheticexctasy
Fri May 08, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: If You Want It, Here It Is, Come And Get It!
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: If You Want It, Here It Is, Come And Get It!

I'd really love to have this. Unfortunately, I'd have it lit up in Pontiac and likely would be in prison a short time after :)
by syntheticexctasy
Wed May 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Strangest Radio Signals
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Strangest Radio Signals

In reading through the comments, I stumbled upon this: http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ I wasn't aware that such an SDR existed. I knew there were online tuners but this one allows multiple users at once to tune to different stations. There are online tuners everywhere :) I host one on GlobalTune...
by syntheticexctasy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 174
Views: 15427

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

"Rabbit ears" are specifically designed for VHF reception, not UHF. The "center grid" you see on most "rabbit ears" is what picks up UHF. VHF is much easier to receive despite noise levels, especially at a distance. From Pontiac I can get anything VHF in the area on nothing more than a piece of spea...
by syntheticexctasy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Radio DX from my work's private plane
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Radio DX from my work's private plane

I DX on airplanes all the time - lots of fun, especially if you have inflight wifi and can lookup IDs while listening :) I find that once you get to cruise altitude (above 32K) you have a minimum of about 200 miles worth of range (and up to about 600). You can fly directly over a 50kw station and no...
by syntheticexctasy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 56
Views: 3116

Re: Scanners

I run two SDR dongles in tandem with unitrunker and DSD+ for ultra cheap, reliable P25 phase 1 and 2 decoding. You can even monitor multiple control channels (systems) at once and give priority to talkgroups from a global (multi-system) standpoint.
by syntheticexctasy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

I have heard previous iterations of this station in the past, but have never really tried for it since moving to pontiac. Will have to swing the antenna around today and see if I can find it.
by syntheticexctasy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

It seems that "Paint it Black" (released in 1966!) by the Rolling Stones is now in heavy rotation on WLLZ. :lol Even with just my very casual listening and channel surfing I swear they must play it at least once a day. "New generation" my ass. WRIF plays it once in a while! Sorry, not a fit for an ...
by syntheticexctasy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

In terms of rock radio on the FM dial, I'm partial to Rock 105/95.5 in Traverse City, although I will say Z93 is quite good, too. Yes these stations have a great playlist over the last couple of years, along with Z93. Then if you want decent alternative (real alternative) there's 105.5 port huron :)
by syntheticexctasy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

^^^and for this reason, I miss 97.1 WKRK.... WKRK tanked due to too much micromanagement from the corporate suits in New York. It never had time to evolve, and the execs would not stop meddling. They were in it deep enough to the point where they were telling the PD which songs/bands he couldn't pl...
by syntheticexctasy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

^^^and for this reason, I miss 97.1 WKRK....
by syntheticexctasy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

I do indeed remember hearing R.E.M. on the Album Rock stations in West Michigan back in the day. Multiple singles, in fact. I get that WRIF doesn't want to alienate older listeners, but the two playlists overlap much too far.... move anything from 1995 and earlier to WCSX, and stick to 1995 and lat...
by syntheticexctasy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Seriously WTF?
Replies: 47
Views: 5573

Re: Seriously WTF?

For years WRIF and WCSX have been sorely mismanaged from a programming point of view in my opinion. I get that WRIF doesn't want to alienate older listeners, but the two playlists overlap much too far.... move anything from 1995 and earlier to WCSX, and stick to 1995 and later on WRIF....seems simple?
by syntheticexctasy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Radio: West Side vs. East Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: Radio: West Side vs. East Side

Tower 98 really was a decent station back when it was hot AC....
by syntheticexctasy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Radio: West Side vs. East Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: Radio: West Side vs. East Side

I too, grew up in the west burbs, where lansing, ann arbor, toledo, and flint markets were side by side with detroit. I now live in RF hell (oakland county), and even visiting the old stomping grounds of washtenaw county nowadays shows how much the radio landscape has changed (for the worse in my op...
by syntheticexctasy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: If Southfield Public School isn't going to operate 88.3 WSHJ properly...
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

Re: If Southfield Public School isn't going to operate 88.3 WSHJ properly...

I'd love to hear WSHJ become something worth listening to.

For years and years that station has underperformed, both entertainment-wise and technically.

I posted a video on here some time ago when WSHJ was splattering .6mhz up and down the band, even from 5 miles out!