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by Arthur Mometer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Testing 1 2 3
Replies: 17
Views: 2122

Re: Testing 1 2 3

I was going to use it to test my new door and dog camera. Then I thought I'd test posting images again.

Watch this space!
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Testing 1 2 3
Replies: 17
Views: 2122

Testing 1 2 3

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by Arthur Mometer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mount Pleasant 11/27
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Mount Pleasant 11/27

It only takes 1+ dB to capture, easily turned around with a DA. You can build one, put it on a tripod out in the open, and get 2, 3, 4, or maybe more cochannels or first adjacents to locals on each channel regularly or all the time. Small 5 Element Home Brew FM Antenna. http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/fi...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE channel 14
Replies: 35
Views: 3552

Re: WHNE channel 14

On Channel 20, the ERP is 15 kW. The application, which was just reviewed on 11-30-18, for Channel 3, the ERP is 3 kW. Both are directional, with a maximum to the NW and a null to the SE. From my limited knowledge of LPTV digital applications, and reviewing the recent filing, I'd say everything is i...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Chicago Radio 1979
Replies: 0
Views: 819

Chicago Radio 1979

My relatives sent me this section of the Chicago Tribune in 1979. Finally found it online. Kind of mean spirited in places.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Ar ... -Radio.pdf
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: SuperStupidStation 910
Replies: 39
Views: 3802

Re: SuperStupidStation 910

Hey, Sam Riddle has wanted a radio show on WFDF since he was a child. WAMM already had a Sam.
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: another WPON update
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: another WPON update

I want to see the DA proofs. I want to see what the measured conductivities are before I would jump to any conclusions.
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Rimshots
Replies: 17
Views: 4127

Re: Rimshots

If you look at an old list of FM stations by frequency in an old Broadcasting Yearbook, you'll see that 93.3 and other frequencies were nearly always less occupied. One reason is the preclusive effect of the general set of Big City frequencies {92.3, 93.1, 93.9,...,107.5} precluding first adjacent C...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1310 Translator and Cars 108
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: 1310 Translator and Cars 108

I have noticed the same thing. What was 1:1 and you could find holes, now I don't find holes. 54 dBu protected contour extends to Yates. With the 5/23 runway gone at Bishop and the Davison Airport gone, they should revisit the possibilty of 500 feet HAAT. A few 1 watt boosters just within the 54 dBu...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: HD Noise Cancellers
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

HD Noise Cancellers

Does this sound to you like it would help receive first adjacent FM BC channels by canceling IBOC interference? And is there any hope of a design for an AM IBOC sideband canceler? Many of the best DX radios now are functionally useless because of IBOC sidebands. http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/ibocharm.htm
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Stump Alexa (Based On WLS Stump The Old Dude)
Replies: 0
Views: 1292

Stump Alexa (Based On WLS Stump The Old Dude)

What songs have you asked Alexa to play that she couldn't find? Points #1 Hot 100=10 #2-5=9 #6-10=8 #11-20=7 #21-30=6 #31-40=5 #41-70=4 #71-100=3 Bubbling Under=2 B Sides=2 Classic Non Hot 100 Album Tracks=2 Obscure Deeper Tracks=1 Higher Position on Cash Box, RW, AC, R & B, C & W, Album Tracks, Any...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fight The Power (Of Nearby Cochannel and Adjacent FM Signals)
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Fight The Power (Of Nearby Cochannel and Adjacent FM Signals)

A BIG improvement is the front to side lobe ratio, which is very important for rejecting cochannel and adjacent channel and IBOC interference.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fight The Power (Of Nearby Cochannel and Adjacent FM Signals)
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Fight The Power (Of Nearby Cochannel and Adjacent FM Signals)

Here's some plans to improve the performance of the FM-6 Antennacraft Archer FM Antenna. Now where to find the FM-6 now, don't know what to tell you. If you are good with tools and have the time, you could build some of the antennas described on this site also.

http://www.ham-radio.com/k6sti/fm6.htm
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Could 96.3 be the next Top 40
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Could 96.3 be the next Top 40

How about a return to WJR-FM? WLS-FM is tearing up to the top in the Nielsens in Chicago.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More Translators coming soon to a radio near you
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: More Translators coming soon to a radio near you

With the translators, IBOC sidebands, and Canadian drop ins, you have to have a very good directional antenna and receiver. Its getting to remind me of the old days of CB radio, people with linears whistling into the microphone, and Central American CBers with linears and reverb exhorting in Spanish...