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by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Re: Looking for antenna advice

If you can find one with a full half wave VHF High Element, maybe. I wouldn't count on CBET 9 coming in on a 4 Bay UHF Bow Tie. I think they are on low power now. They were coming in well for a while, now barely at the edge of the cliff and pixelated and off the cliff. That's with a VHF 7 element V ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530

CJFT moved to FM. CIAO started a new station on 530, or moved from another frequency.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530
Replies: 4
Views: 978

CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530

After many years the CHLO call letters are back on the air, on 530, in Brampton.

https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&facid=106051

For many years, CHLO was in St. Thomas, on 680 and later on 1570.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

Re: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move

Years ago, back around 1985, I asked one of the WCHB founders or managers why they didn't just apply for one of the new Class A frequencies in Grand Rapids, 98.7 or 100.5. He said that it was difficult to sell an R & B format in Grand Rapids. He said you could be #1 in the ratings and still flounder...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 12768

Re: WPON Update - 2019

Is 1160 still using the North Rd towers in Fenton? I recall, from the WFEN/WACY era, the station was decent at the Flint township/Mt Morris township border, even at night. It was listenable anyway. WFEN was originated as a local service to the Fenton and northern Livingston/southern Genesee county ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 13756

Re: WBBL gone

Townsquare owns 104.9/1410, not Cumulus. There's no way Townsquare would ever do a deal of that nature with Cumulus. They did a back scratch deal like that in Lansing as I recall. Do you remember why? Townsquare used the WTRX call letters on 93.7 in Pontiac, IL for a while. So an important ingredie...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 13756

Re: WBBL gone

Not sure if they could swap out the WNWZ 1410 translator on 104.9 with the WJRW/WBBL 1340 AM translator, or would want to. Another topic for a former Univision VP to comment on. There's just no way to go E and SE on 106.1 well. They could park the WJRW callsign somewhere I guess if they think they a...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours

CH DXing is fun lately. In Chicago near the Lake, WSGW is reportedly booming in especially during CH lately.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours

Where was this?

WAKE Valpo, IN Oldies 1500. 1 kW DA Day toward Western, MI mainly. Has been off air. Trying to move to Hobart.

WPJX Zion, IL Heavy Metal, Polnet like G-Force. 250 watts DA Day toward MI.
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 1835

Re: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit

Alaska again....our two FM translators on 97.5 for am 660 news talk and 107.9 for 820 ESPN. are 250 W and sit on Ester Dome 2000 feet up..they go out at least 25 miles//maybe further I will have to drive out farther// solid in a car/truck radio..... What about the translator for KBHR 570 K-Bear? Is...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Dr. Hook dies
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Dr. Hook dies

The songs, both Sylvia's Mother and The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, were actually written by Shel Silverstein. Sylvia's Mother was VERY autobiographical, except Pandolfi didn't fit the lyrics, so it became Avery. I think it captures the true feelings of all three people in such a situation, though s...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 1835

Re: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit

Thanks, Rich, for the analysis. There is flatter and downhill terrain to the ~150 degrees null South of the TL, so except for ground clutter and a 2 meter AGL Receiving Antenna Height, I would expect less loss, and probably little to no loss or very little at 20+ feet AGL.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WSM 650
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: WSM 650

Can you get KBHR 580 K-Bear there since the "Upgrade"? :rollin I swear I think they got Chris Stevens character name from Kris Eric Stevens. One was from the 906 Area Code, the other from the 907 Area Code. Both Frozen Tundra. Ever hear of Peter Kott and Bernard Rosenberg there in Alaska? They went ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WSM 650
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: WSM 650

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by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 1835

Re: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit

Yes. I was talking about M-59, US-23 and Davison Michigan. Thanks for the correction. And thanks to you for bringing these issues up. I learned some things too. Like they show M-59 turning north on the official MDOT Michigan Map and intersecting 23 Mile Rd., and Chris Bessert's Michigan Highways si...