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by Ed Joseph
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 31
Views: 1577

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

Last night was incredible on 43 meter band. The entire weekend was, for that matter. I logged my first Euro pirate in years and there were a lot of stations on in general. Wolverine Radio was on with a full-scale signal on my DX400 sitting on the kitchen table while making dinner. I didn't even have...
by Ed Joseph
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WJR hits another all-time low and takes a big plunge from last month's already terrible numbers!
Replies: 34
Views: 4283

Re: WJR hits another all-time low and takes a big plunge from last month's already terrible numbers!

WOHO wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:04 am
They could do better with an all standards music format, IMO.
They could do better simulcasting WWV!
by Ed Joseph
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Spooky Story About ARP In Owosso
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Spooky Story About ARP In Owosso

Very interesting story... I used to ride my bike 20 miles from west Flint to Owosso a few times a month to hang out there. The second shift supervisor was even kind enough to drive me back home as he lived but a mile from me. I actually learned to operate the presses (at age 7!) and every now and th...
by Ed Joseph
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Billboard Top 600 Hits 1958-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Billboard Top 600 Hits 1958-2018

This is probably a list of songs I've deleted from my record collection in a violent manner!
by Ed Joseph
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: National test??
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: National test??

Wow... I must have came in just after it ran. That's thee only thing I can think of.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Indespensible SW resource - HF Underground
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Indespensible SW resource - HF Underground

HFU = High Frequency Underground. If it's on the bands, it's logged on HFU forums first... pirates, utilities, SWBC, 2-way... even AM, TV and FM DX. It's changed my shortwave listening hobby drastically, from what I log myself to getting QSL cards. I *so* wish I had access to something like this yea...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: A great explanation of "Tropo"
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: A great explanation of "Tropo"

And DX Infocentre is a wonderful DXing resource.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: A great explanation of "Tropo"
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: A great explanation of "Tropo"

I had a station called The River stop my scan in Flint on 96.7 the other day... it was in Minnesota, coming in like I was looking at the tower! I noticed it making a short grocery run, and it was still booming in when I drove home.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Bill Gildenstern/Bill Gibson Has Passed Away
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Bill Gildenstern/Bill Gibson Has Passed Away

Sad. I remember Bill on WTAC and WWCK.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Online shortwave radios
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Online shortwave radios

I had the same issue, even worse... if no tubes, it's not a radio. But I remember well in my younger days, wishing I could sit at a radio far away, and this is it. I still have too many radios, and I still use them. This just helps streamline the search a lot. You can see the signals on the display ...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Online shortwave radios
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Online shortwave radios

This site shows all the "KiwiSDR" receivers across the globe. Some are better than others in terms of local noise and reception. But you can find a software defined radio online on pretty much every continent. I find this fascinating. Click on a marker and it will pop p a box describing the receiver...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 31
Views: 1577

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

There is one pirate who runs C-QuAM mode from time to time, one of the old pirate stations of the 80's, X-FM. I logged him in mono a few days back, and he was the best sounding thing on the dial. Very professional production and a great selection of lost songs. Frankly, these pirates operate better ...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 31
Views: 1577

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

These stations operate mainly in 43 meters. 6500 to 7000 kHz. Main channel is 6925kHz, with secondary 6950. Ops use several frequencies in this band, and I've found pirates in practically every band up to 30 MHz. Extended AM band as well.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market
Replies: 23
Views: 2339

Re: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market

Corporate radio is killing itself on AM and FM. While I can stand WMMQ for an hour passing through Lansing, WRSR is a tad better. That said, playlist wise, they both suck. Now, an interesting tidbit. Shortwave pirates are flourishing, and the number of people listening to them is mushrooming. Also, ...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Do we need a Non-Commerical portion of FM Anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Do we need a Non-Commerical portion of FM Anymore?

I have to say... listening to FM is a joke anymore. There is interference on practically every channel. And they want the FCC to do away with adjacent channel protection now.

Edit: the latter only affects TV adjacents, evidently. M$ wants them for rural broadband.