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by CK-722
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit

Some of the 1960s transistor projects for wireless FM BC mikes put out WAY over the Part 15 limit. 100 mW on FM is WAY OVER the limit. Nobody cared back then because not that many people listened to FM, the band was wide open in many areas, and unless you lived on top of one of the FCC monitoring st...
by CK-722
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Allyson (???) on 106.7 + A-to-Z playlist promotion
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: Allyson on 106.7

I thought you meant Alison. Didn't think she fit the Format though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmuoLvCnB4c

Off the wall song written by Elvis Costello, but I like it anyway.
by CK-722
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Could WWV Be Repurposed As A Private Combined News Outlet/Time Signal Like Radio Reloj?
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Could WWV Be Repurposed As A Private Combined News Outlet/Time Signal Like Radio Reloj?

Just wondering. Your thoughts on a joint Private/Public News/Time signal on WWV like Radio Reloj (but hopefully not Cuban propaganda programming).
by CK-722
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Can't They Just Let It Go?
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Can't They Just Let It Go?

They were talking again (repeat broadcast) on Guy Gordon on WJR to the Farmington Cheerleaders who are still maintaining that their former Coach was racially motivated for saying their routine made them look like strippers. I went to their coach's high school, and I knew her brother and several of h...
by CK-722
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression

Thanks a lot for those links and information. I'll try to see what information I can get as to which devices are causing the most trouble and start there.
by CK-722
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA

I remember WJGS well. Really liked them a lot back then. 98 and a half was excellent and I also wish they'd return to that. Nice playlist btw... I'll email Gary and ask where he found that. It's in such pristine shape, it looks like it was in a storage area to preserve documents like the Library of...
by CK-722
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression

I had an acquaintance who lived in Warren. He had an analog TV and no converter. For a few years after the final US flash cut, he just watched CBET Channel 9. When they went digital, he had no TV at all. Six months later, he was dead. When Digital Kills, it's as deadly as wild animal attacks. I did ...
by CK-722
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression

Well, you could turn off the main breaker to see if the problem is in your house. But then you have to reset everything. The microwave even requires the date to be put in, not just the time. Most people have never had to exhaustively determine what every breaker controls. But you can eliminate a few...
by CK-722
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression

They are like transformer cores that fit onto the outside of wires leading to and from noise producing electronic devices. The ferrite is supposed to trap the electromagnetic interference and limit its range by concentrating the electromagnetic field near the device in the ferrite material. This sho...
by CK-722
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Ferrite Bead Advice For AM BC Interference Supression

Ferrite beads. What kinds should I get and where's the best place to put then on cords? What devices?

Which devices? Concerned about remote control smart phone on off dimmers for LED lights.

1) Transformers/power supplies
2) Routers
3) Remote control hubs
4) Others?
by CK-722
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA

For the youngsters who don't remember, WJGS Houghton Lake (WUPS Harrison) and WHGR were founded by the Sparks family, and were coowned with WEXL and WOMC for many years, whose studios and transmitters were/are at 2201 Woodward Heights in Ferndale. It's current owner, Black Diamond Broadcasting, is l...
by CK-722
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

WJGS Survey-The First On ARSA

Looks like an in house survey. Or maybe a few copies in record stores too. Anyone know more? Near mint copy.

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by CK-722
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Rock’n Ronnie
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Rock’n Ronnie

Rockin' Robbie and Rockin' Ronnie are two different people. Funny though how people get their stage names, even if they are their real names. I ran into a DJ that used to be at 50000 watt WGTO 640 (now WFLF) Pine Hills, FL. The station he was at later, was a 1000 watt station on 1280, WIPC Lake Wale...
by CK-722
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 2460

Re: WMXD interference

Could they be on Auxiliary?
by CK-722
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Mattis Nukes Trump for ALL OF HISTORY
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Mattis Nukes Trump for ALL OF HISTORY

Oh, I thought this was about Mattis SuperTest Gulf. Used to gas up at their location down on Main Street before getting on to US 23 N during the Energy Crisis. That's right, there's ALWAYS A CRISIS.