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by Nelson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are most sound engineers half deaf?
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Are most sound engineers half deaf?

bmw, you're not the only one that things sound quality in general is just crap today. I don't get it. Regarding broadcast services, excessive dynamic range compression is my primary complaint followed by excessive digital bit rate compression. Dynamic range compression is especially noticeable (and ...
by Nelson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Interesting! I suppose that could still be a problem. Being on the fringe of their coverage area (in East Jordan), its easy for me to hear the ups and downs in their signal strength. And its still going up and down, too. The only thing that makes it hard for me to fairly judge the strength of 100.3 ...
by Nelson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Have they done any marketing in the TC area? They'll especially have a hard time if they are just waiting for people to find their signal by accident and start listening and for potential advertisers to do the same.
by Nelson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: WWV
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

Re: WWV

I'm curious, too. Hopefully, its funding will be continued but I'm concerned that lawmakers won't understand the value of WWV and may actually cut it from the budget.
by Nelson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

I don't know what's going on with 100.3 but their signal has been up and down. They were unusually weak most of November. At one point last week, I tuned them in and found they were back up to full power. The last couple of days, though, they've been weak again.
by Nelson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Picasa
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: Picasa

I imagine so. Maybe not from Google but someone will have a mirrored copy. I see it is available at oldversion.com. The only hitch would be if it has to "check in" with a Google server during installation. If that's the case, it might not work, but I don't think its that sophisticated.
by Nelson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Picasa
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: Picasa

Except for the online features, does it matter that Picasa is no longer supported? I still use it all the time! Works fine for me (though I never use the online features).
by Nelson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 5287

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Hmm, interesting. Wonder what's going on...
by Nelson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 5287

99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

When WQON first started simulcasting on 99.3 earlier this autumn and changed the callsign to WQAN, I thought I understood that they were in the process of improving their coverage. However, they don't seem any stronger here in East Jordan today than they were the week they first signed on. I wonder ...
by Nelson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Yes, commercial broadcasting is about the here and now--helping our advertisers meet their present and future goals while serving the viewing and listening needs of our audiences. That said, it's also an art form, and thus it's important, instructive, and fun to study footage from days gone by. Agr...
by Nelson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Thanks for posting part 1! I enjoyed watching it.
by Nelson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: George Jonescu RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: George Jonescu RIP

Wow! Too bad. I don't necessarily listen to his show too often but I do like some of CFZM's other evening programming (especially old radio shows). They come in quite reliably at my East Jordan location in the evening.
by Nelson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FRS
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: FRS

Not FRS but I have used MURS. I bought and programmed some old Motorola MT1000 business-band radios since those can legally be used on MURS (minding the deviation and stability requirements of MURS, of course). Very handy for the same kinds of things; aligning antennas, toning out cables, etc. Sure,...
by Nelson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 7283

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

statmanmi wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Exciting times!
Cheers,
Statmanmi
Thanks for researching this and breaking it down so well!
by Nelson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Server move on 11/12/18 at 7:45p ET
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Server move on 11/12/18 at 7:45p ET

MW, is there any chance this affects email notifications? For some reason now, the email notifications I'm subscribed to are getting caught in my Gmail spam folder every time. I never had that problem before (either before the server move or before the big crash). Probably just a Gmail thing but tho...