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by SolarMax
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: USB Flash Drive for Music
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: USB Flash Drive for Music

I believe 2015 was the last model year of Chevy Equinox with a CD slot,
by SolarMax
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

I have no desire to pay for a digital subscription. None of the good stuff - which is few & far between in any event - is behind a paywall. None Shall Pass , if you, like many others, are using an ad blocker. If they follow typical behavior, in short time, more and more of the "good stuff" will get...
by SolarMax
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Bands named After People Not In THe Band
Replies: 19
Views: 1334

Re: Bands named After People Not In THe Band

Wolfgang Amadeus ("1901")
by SolarMax
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: WTOM Cheboygan Re: antenna lift

k8jd wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:34 pm
That Channel 4 antenna could be used For Amateur Radio If we ever get thet piece of 72-76 MHz like some other countries.
Save It !!!
That is not ever going to happen. Scrap it.
by SolarMax
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WMT 600 Cedar Rapids Legendary Self Supporting Tower Collapses In A Storm
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: WMT 600 Cedar Rapids Legendary Self Supporting Tower Collapses In A Storm

WTVN 610 has been on 1250 watts STA after one of their six towers collapsed and NIMBY Zoning restrictions have prevented them from REBUILDING AND REPLACING their tower built in the exact same spot circa 1940. It will be interesting to see if WMT has similar issues. Yet new Cell Phone towers seem to...
by SolarMax
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ sounds great right now! Full 10 kHz analog bandwidth!
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: WWJ sounds great right now! Full 10 kHz analog bandwidth!

I thought it was just me having aural hallucinations. WWJ's board audio sounds like processed crap, like it had been before that brief foray into quality audio, and the hash-o-matic is hashing away again on either side of the 950 carrier. Add to that the glitchy IP audio from traffic and weather and...
by SolarMax
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound
Replies: 9
Views: 988

KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound

August 7 2020- "A familiar sound in Philadelphia radio vanished from the airwaves in recent weeks, as KYW Newsradio 1060 [Entercom] chose to ditch the clicking teletype noise that has filled the background of broadcasts for decades." https://www.phillyvoice.com/kyw-newsradio-1060-stops-teletype-soun...
by SolarMax
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cellphones with FM Chip
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: Cellphones with FM Chip

All cell phones have FM chips, as they are required by federal law. I have not found a federal statute or FCC reg that requires FM chips in cell phones. Many phones do have an FM chip on board, but as mentioned, cell carriers thwart its activation or use. Not all phones have FM chips. Apple has not...
by SolarMax
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: WNIC past personalities.
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: WNIC past personalities.

Steve Gannon passed away in December 2014.
by SolarMax
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM reception question
Replies: 37
Views: 1953

Re: AM reception question

Time to sunset AM radio. It’s becoming more useless as more electronic devices are being used. The FCC should consider a mandate to shut all AM stations off by 2035. Create a new FM band for AM stations to move onto that band. A sentiment expressed by some, but provides no assistance to the OP, see...
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 86
Views: 9788

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

"The Desert Never Lies"
- State Farm auto insurance spot
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM reception question
Replies: 37
Views: 1953

Re: AM reception question

Especially with older house wiring, activating a circuit or device (like the hallway lights) may possibly be temporarily altering marginally flaky common (neutrals) or grounding paths.
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias
Replies: 92
Views: 5475

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

I don't remember if it was her, but one of the anchors is referring to the federal folks as "federal troops" instead of officers. Are they subliminally trying to suggest military? You seriously think this is just "subliminal suggestion?" Of course it's military, no ambiguity about it. And they're n...
by SolarMax
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Numerous FM translators are off the air this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Numerous FM translators are off the air this morning

There was a power failure across the street from this tower site in Oak Park from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon. It only effected a few DTE customers, but one of those customers was the tower site. The three full power TV stations were on generators, but everything else was off the air for ...
by SolarMax
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: WHFI 94.7 Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: WHFI 94.7 Birmingham

I think Jim Zinnser was there when it was still WHFI.
Lynne Woodison, but I think maybe not until it became WMJC.