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by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 13215

Re: WPON Update - 2018

The clowns at WPON were just fined $18,000 by the FCC. https://radioinsight.com/headlines/173079/fcc-report-12-23-government-building-a-wall-around-fcc-activity/. Arthur give us your take/comment on this supplied by MWmetalhead: Birach Broadcasting’s 1460 WPON Walled Lake MI has been issued an $18,...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 13215

Re: WPON Update - 2018

WCXI 1160 with 10 kW with same Pattern as WYLL Lockport Night facility. 23 miles North If conductivity is 4 mS/m measured, 6.7 mV/m at SE corner of Grand Blanc Township. If conductivity is 2 mS/m measured, 3.4 mV/m at SE corner of Grand Blanc Township. 30 miles North in Burton near WCRZ tower 4 mS/m...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WFDF Christmas Blast From The Past!
Replies: 0
Views: 988

WFDF Christmas Blast From The Past!

Flint and Genesee County Listeners of WFDF will remember this. Dan Hunter used to play this around Christmas, but as they say, it was "not available in stores". Turns out it was the B Side of a promotional Warren Barker Christmas Single, Catalog # WB 5118. Older people, enjoy a bit of Flint nostalgi...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 13215

Re: WPON Update - 2018

They could use whatever towers they can and a few new ones to build an array that would send the WCXI signal North at Night and send some East like the WYLL pattern, since under proposed rules, existing stations won't have as strict of a NIF requirement for Minor changes for an existing COL, in this...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 13215

Re: WPON Update - 2018

RadioKev wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Time for this jerk to turn in the license for at least WPON and just keep WCXI, time to hang it up.


I would want to see nondirectional proofs on WPON before I would build out the WCXI "upgrade".
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 53
Views: 9797

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

MW Said: My guess is Cumulus/WLAV is having to wait a very long time for a directional antenna to be manufactured that meets the necessary specs for the GVSU site.

There's someone on this board who could do it.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: WMXD interference

The four things in the FM DXers Wish Book: 1) Extremely Directional High Gain Antenna at 30 AGL on a deluxe rotator. 2) An extremely selective tuner like the old McIntosh MR-78 or MR-80. 3) A method of noise cancelling IBOC sidebands on first adjacent channels. 4) A detector capable of detecting cap...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: WMXD interference

The Booming Voice Of MW Said: When I attended U-M, I remember the Urban AC station from Cleveland at 93.1 MHz interfering with DRQ from time to time. WMMS also used to override WITL quite a bit. On the North Campus, near where they were going to put the WUOM-TV Channel 26 tower way back, near the "...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: WMXD interference

Plug in 42.504 N and -83.872 W for the highest point near Brighton, West in the Brighton Recreation Area, is 1090 feet. The highest point in Livingston County is 1230 feet in Tyrone Township. To use the highest point near Brighton, click Coordinates and enter the above decimal equivalents. You don't...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: WMXD interference

Terrain issues are very important in FM BC reception, much more than early propagation models accounted for. It took until reasonably priced software became available, it was difficult to visualize where terrain holes and terrain shielding occurred. You literally had to tape several USGS Topographic...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Spanish Station on AM 1030
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Spanish Station on AM 1030

I've heard Indian Head before, when it was WBZE and it was in English. Art Vuolo was seriously perturbed that not only was it stepping all over WBZ, it had stolen the call letters. I've seen Indian Head, too, but not in a long time. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/RCA_Indian_Head...
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Old FM Band 42-50mhz
Replies: 14
Views: 1502

Re: The Old FM Band 42-50mhz

Well, the wavelength is 6-7 meters, so a 1/4 wave is 1.5-1.75 meters, so without some serious loading coils, 5-6 feet. Replacement antennas would be an industry in itself. In a typical 8 foot ceiling room, you'd always be scraping the ceiling. A half wave dipole would be 11 feet long, bigger than ma...
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHLX 1590 and 92.7
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: WHLX 1590 and 92.7

Geez I haven't heard 1590 since it was WDOG (home of the News Hound). Do you live near Merritt and Platt Roads? Or are you Munn-Reese's next door neighbor? That might explain it. It actually has a pretty good signal for being up that far on the dial. I hear it all over most of SE Michigan. I rememb...