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by k8jd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Spanish language station on 710
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Spanish language station on 710

WAQI antenna patterns show a pretty deep null to the north so there is not much signal getting out of S. FL from them ! !
by k8jd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: LPFM story
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: LPFM story

Was WDWO on Ch 18, but looks like they moved transmission site to WKBD tower in Southfield, a few years ago.. The location was the smaller of three towers at the WMUZ site S of I 96, off Evergreen Rd. Now only 11.1 miles from my location, have to recheck the channel and see what I can see :D 42N 22'...
by k8jd
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPHT drops IBOC
Replies: 20
Views: 1985

Re: WPHT drops IBOC

Too bad the engineers there are of the "loudness is everything" camp, and not the ones who think "fidelity is everything" !!!,
by k8jd
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPHT drops IBOC
Replies: 20
Views: 1985

Re: WPHT drops IBOC

When I listen to WWJ in my truck I have HD but since I live in a northwestern suburb I have spots where it looses lock and goes back to regular AM and i can hear the difference, mainly a booming bass end in HD and a regular sound on Normal AM ! not really an improvement ! Since it's an all news form...
by k8jd
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: LPFM story
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: LPFM story

THERE is a LPTV station run by Detroit's WMUZ conglomerate, It is listed as 1KW ERP and I have seen the 300 ft tower. I can not get anything on that channel and I am 25 miles north of it.
by k8jd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Will the smooth jazz format ever come back in some form?
Replies: 17
Views: 2791

Re: Will the smooth jazz format ever come back in some form?

I have heard some of the "smooth Jazz" at times on 99.9 , a Low power signal coming from the WWJ TV tower at 8 mile and Meyers. Now WCHB is gone I don't know what callsign goes with the signal any more. Yes it has been on some of the FM HD subchannels also.
by k8jd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Sangean ATS 909X
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Sangean ATS 909X

There are a few that seem complete, I use WWW.dxcentre.com/ndb/htm. It has been right whenever I consult it. Try a google search to find other NDB longwave info. About once a week I find a new NDB signal , late at night, on he big radio and antenna :D
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by k8jd
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Sangean ATS 909X
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Sangean ATS 909X

Wonder what longwave airport beacons you can hear with this radio? My Teksun PL880 gets the local ones out to about 50 miles.
by k8jd
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Band Scan Seminole Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Band Scan Seminole Florida

I'm north of Tamp about 45 miles for the winter, and I've been listing to WJR when I'm out in my car during MSU basketball. I do hear a Spanish station once an a while on the same frequency. Last time I was in FL there was a Spanish speaking Tampa (Brandon) station on 760 blocking WJR, 10 kW day an...
by k8jd
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Band Scan Seminole Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Band Scan Seminole Florida

The ticking clock in the background is probably R. Reloj, in Cuba, it is a network with stations all across Cuba.
by k8jd
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Sangean ATS 909X
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Sangean ATS 909X

Just looking at the front controls, does not seem to have any provision for copying SSB or CW transmissions.
Most of the interesting stuff on the HF bands is on SSB and cW, after the deep cuts in the SWBC stations.
by k8jd
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Satellite / Internet / WiFi / HD)
Topic: Free preview of Sirus XM in my car
Replies: 44
Views: 8182

Re: Free preview of Sirus XM in my car

I have had a Ford F150 for a few years now and it was loaded, used, at the right price. I have listened to the satellite radio on the many free periods they offered but the sound quality was below par compared to HD FM and I thought I would find some rare music on the 60's channel but it was the sam...
by k8jd
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: The History of FM radio
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: The History of FM radio

Going back to the early 60's, as far as I can remember, the Callsigns and formats on Detroit area FM have changed as often as I change my socks :D
by k8jd
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mechanical Television
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: Mechanical Television

I have seen pictures of those rotating disc TV devices, I think they were experimenting with a fairly slow scan TV signal between 2 and 3 MHz back around the 1920-30s.
by k8jd
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Canon Printer Question
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Canon Printer Question

I have a nice Cannon printer 600 series, it has fax and scan but I never hooked it to a phone line and one time I scanned a document , but the file disappeared into my computer's memory's darkest corner, never to be seen again.
Print's color images and b/w documents like a CHAMP !
by k8jd
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: A decent Indoor TV antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: A decent Indoor TV antenna

When I want to watch on air channels (when Xfinity goes down) I just stick a pin in the F connector on the tv and dangle a foot long cliplead (borrowed from my workbench) to get the local channels. Why pay $40-60 for a piece of wire in a fancy plastic housing? I live about 20 miles from the area whe...
by k8jd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Big 8 CKLW
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: The Big 8 CKLW

MW, my guess is "reduced power". Running below licensed power seems to be a "thing" now. I believe a LOT of 50kW iHate and Cu stations are doing it, and possibly all of their AM's, it wouldn't really come as a shock seeing what a deep hole the idiots got themselves into. The Canadians have been red...
by k8jd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Big 8 CKLW
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: The Big 8 CKLW

The Constant Browser wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:56 pm
PJB in Bonaire operated then at 500 kW on 800 kHz
Just last winter I could turn my GE super-radio a bit and null CKLW and hear PJB come in fine, here in western Oakland county.
by k8jd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Channel 40 in Detroit
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Channel 40 in Detroit

Don't know ch 40 but I remember when ch 20 was new and in Allen Park way back when !
by k8jd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Interesting Year in Detroit Media
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Re: Interesting Year in Detroit Media

I noticed WCHB (1200 AM 50 kW) was silent because there was a new studio being cut over, and now they are back on the air but, broadcasting WMUZ (103.5) programming. What is going on there ? WCHB has been on the air since the early 1950's , now GONE ? :shock: