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by Arthur Mometer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 7191

Re: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction

What would be the procedure be for a commercial TV company to buy it? Would they have to have the channel converted for commercial use? Even though nonbroadcast use wouldn't have to? Look at how all the full power and low power TVs have scrambled to the Southfield area. A TL move to Clarkston could ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

It's amazing the variety of antennas that were in use in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I walked to school and remember many of the antennas along the way. Some were brought back by the Allied Catalog pictures. I didn't know who the manufacturers were at the time. Our next door neighbor had a 2 Bay...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

If you can page through and find the Index, you can find images of TV and FM Antennas used since the beginning of such Antennas. One thing that surprised me, is the large number of designs in the early History, and many were designed for VHF-UHF. There are even VHF-UHF Antennas using Rhombic designs...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antennalivicio

TVFool and FMFool seem to be based on some model that is very similar to or identical to Longley Rice. Since terrain and point to point terrain profile is a very important factor in signal prediction, one that was not used fully in FCC coverage estimations, I'd rate the site Good to Excellent. Obvio...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

People did put up 10 Element Yagis for WJIM-TV/WLNS 6, WTOL 11, and WSPD-TV/WTVG 13 back in the day. A channel 9 Yagi was a frequent "Local" add on antenna for the Detroit area. It really got messed up when they moved CBET 9 South. But I think they have the pattern pointed the correct direction now-...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

Here's a site that you can find the elevation for a location. You can touch the location and get the AMSL in meters. For example, put in Fenton, MI and then touch just north of US 23 and Center Rd. in Tyrone Twp., and you get 325 meters, about 1056 feet.

http://www.mapcoordinates.net/en
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

I would be surprised if WABC-TV 7 was common. I have to wonder what year it was. As I recall, you would occasionally see WKBW-TV 7 from Buffalo, NY. And I do recall an era where the WABC-TV ID would make it all the way down the network path to local Michigan stations. Not saying it couldn't happen, ...
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK
Replies: 39
Views: 12040

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

I want a video with 10 kHz cochannel lines and 10 kHz audio on that WPBN test pattern. It was great turning the rotator back and forth to see and hear that. And yes, I think I did see WPBN 7, but oddly enough, I never remember seeing WTOM 4. I was just far enough away from WWJ-TV and WXYZ-TV to tune...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 26387

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

WWTV 9 was off Dish for a while. Has it come back yet?

Now WDIV 4 is about to be taken off. With just a punch of a button, I can get WDIV with an attic antenna.

Time to BAA-Buy An Antenna, and not let these disputes prevent you from watching what you want to watch.
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Lemonade Stand Standoff
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Lemonade Stand Standoff

This reminds me of a cartoon by Virgil Partch, I believe, from the 1960s. It showed a little girl with a lemonade stand that had a sign that read "Limonata". The man walking past the stand comments to his friend, "A Mafia front if I've ever seen one."