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by Arthur Mometer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots

I should have specified BCB, but its good to look at WWV/H 2500 kHz, CHU 3330 kHz, WWV/H 5000 kHz, CFRX 6070 kHz, CHU 7850 kHz, and WWV/H 10000 kHz.
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots

The Northern Lights have been predicted tonight. Some of my predictive DX Pilots. Signs of impending display. All nearby stations will have nearly Daytime signal condiions (Groundwave) with Night facilities. Here's some to note in SE MI. 600 WSNL No cochannel QRM from WMT and CKAT. 730 WVFN No cocha...
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WKQZ Signal
Replies: 3
Views: 623

WKQZ Signal

How is the signal on WKQZ in Saginaw and the South part of the Tri Cities Market? Does it have a noticeably weaker signal there?

Is there significant listening in the areas from Pinconning to West Branch and beyond? Do they get significant revenue from the Northern regions?
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Programmable Thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 687

There are some advantages to the "old" mechanical switches and timers, whether they are in your kitchen appliances, washing machines, dryers, and home irrigation equipment (AKA sprinkler timers). Oh. Thermostats. They don't have hundreds of PN junctions that can blow out in thunderstorms, high elect...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)

The acceptance of that large of an augmentation is problematic to me. I noticed that a year or so ago. You do realize that there is only 5000 watts to radiate. If it's going South, there has to be a real reduction to the North, or somewhere, like above the horizon. I learned this from Carl Smith's c...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Day and night at WDTW (AM)

Driving home from work several days ago, I had been listening to WDTW (AM) on the way home from work, and I was surprised to hear them make their pattern change (2 tower DA to 6 tower DA) at 5:15 PM, when there was plenty of daylight left in the day. Another day, I noted that they had a strong sign...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Day and night at WDTW (AM)

Duplicate post.
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 signal in Genesee County
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: 98.7 signal in Genesee County

Was it at Night, Ed? Have you noticed that for the first time since they were constructed in 1930, the two towers that supported the WFDF Hammock antenna used by WFDF from 1930 to 1941 (and AUX until 1952) are now lighted with FAA Beacons? No, it was afternoon. I haven't noticed the old WFDF downto...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 signal in Genesee County
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: 98.7 signal in Genesee County

I was driving across Flint on I-69 and punched up 98.7, which I have for listening to WFGR when we are out west. I remember in the WLLZ days, they came in quite well around the county, whereas now, they are quite weak and noisy. I just wondered if perhaps they've changed towers or patterns since th...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 signal in Genesee County
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: 98.7 signal in Genesee County

The Good Old Days of FM in Flint I think both the first adjacent interference from WOWE and the IBOC desensitization may be involved. The whole band is noisier. In the glory Days it came in well in Flint. I used to listen to WKNR-FM further down that tower in the mid 1960s with a turnstile antenna a...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Six Michigan Cities Listed Under Worst to Live in U.S.
Replies: 78
Views: 8503

Re: Six Michigan Cities Listed Under Worst to Live in U.S.

Run. While you still can! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT2LGv-s3xQ No. Run. Really. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-ngMU-E-P4 Know when to Walk Away. Know When To Run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN1AtzLrW4Y Or maybe you can just Walk Away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34abRUUeslw Maybe ...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 53
Views: 9822

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Before we were so rudely interrupted by the computer hack destroying our painstaking work, we had determined that the WBBL tower site was not suitable for a permanent location for WLAV, because of short spacing to WQHH DeWitt and possibly WUFN Albion, even under Section 73.215. Unless some major rul...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Old Test equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Old Test equipment

If you or anyone has a decent fairly recently calibrated AM BC FI meter, I am willing to go half for a one half Time Share agreement, with a buyout option. I'm within an hour of many of you, including two or more Eds. IM me with details.
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Looking for antenna advice

If you remove corrosion from the terminals, they should be OK. I guess technically the capacitors could go bad, but they are not electrolytics, so it is not likely to be that bad. Some kind of ceramic dielectric I think. Talk about every video under the sun. Here's a video of a guy blowing up cerami...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Looking for antenna advice

I wonder if it would be possible to just hook up a VHF High folded dipole to a 4 Bay UHF Bow Tie without a combiner without compromising performance. Or maybe just a VHF UHF Splitter/Combiner, that would work for certain. It would have to be a 300 ohm VHF/UHF splitter/combiner. You do want to get an...