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by k8jd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Listening to WWJ on the road

Null out WWJ ?
I tried turning my 40 lb FT990 radio but just knocked a lot of stuff over on my desk :(
Maybe I have to climb my trees and move my 250 ft dipole around ? :D

"You can fool any man once , but you can fool me TWICE"
by k8jd
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Listening to WWJ on the road

I have traveled past the WNTD towers many times on trips to Chicago. When you get past the turn north they are off in the distance, they go on and on and on up the road. The array is just about a third of a mile long.The daytime antenna tower is on a rooftop on Western Ave, near 35th St.
by k8jd
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Listening to WWJ on the road

I can't hear WKHM here anymore since the HD hiss from WWJ covers it . From 890 to 970 pretty much all HD Hiss from WWJ and WFDF now !
by k8jd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Listening to WWJ on the road

WWJ went from a 2 tower antenna on 8 Mile road & 5KW with great coverage in the city, to 6 towers about 25 miles south of the city and the big 50 KW. The signal goes mostly North now with not much East or West of the city. They are very strong in Flint and strong in Saginaw with the new antenna. Act...
by k8jd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Listening to WWJ on the road

We took a drive from Oakland Co to just North of Grand Rapids on Saturday. I kept checking 950 to see how far the directional antenna there got to the West.. .It was perfectly listenable heading around Lansing and maybe around the M50 Exit (Ionia) on I 94, I could detect a beat note from WNTD's dayt...
by k8jd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WTGG AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266

WTGG AM

How did W. MI media ministries get a K callsign lor their Okemos station. The 400 W signals come from a tower situated between Lansing and East Lansing.
Say I wanted to start a station in Detroit, and wanted the callsign KRAP, who in DC needs palms greased to get this done ?
by k8jd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old Telephone numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: Old Telephone numbers

OLD Fone Numbers
What about Rural fone numbers ?
When My parents moved from Detroit to Livonia (before it was incorperated as a city) our first fone number was 2492R, R for rural and it was a shared party line. (1949)
My Uncle told my Dad that he was crazy for moving all the way out in the boondocks.
by k8jd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old Telephone numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: Old Telephone numbers

HOW About BEachwood 8-5769, you can call me any old time !!!
by k8jd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: All-girl formats
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: All-girl formats

When I lived in Chicago 1963-5 I actually listened to Yvonne Daniels in Daniels lion den or something like that. My landlord, who I worked with at WOPA AM/FM , rented me a room and was a jazz lover, and had a great Stereo system hooked up.. Yep WSDM Smack Dab in the Middle of your FM dial. I even en...
by k8jd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Satellite / Internet / WiFi / HD)
Topic: WWV On Your Phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: WWV On Your Phone

I am not always near a telefone (I have a trakfone but often forget to take it when I leave the house) but even on a vacation, camping in the forest , I have a good Shortwave portable radio with me ! Night or day one of the six frequencies is loud and clear . Even if WWV was not strong enough to hea...
by k8jd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DC area AM goes All-Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: DC area AM goes All-Digital

So what do you hear when you tune a plain analog AM receiver to this HD ONLY station ? :eek I am guessing a loud hiss !
by k8jd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DX Dreams And Reality
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: DX Dreams And Reality

I don't dream of DXing, I DO IT :D
by k8jd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DC area AM goes All-Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: DC area AM goes All-Digital

If that math is correct, this 4.3 kW station has a digital signal like 43 Watts of a normal AM signal.
by k8jd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM/HF antenna idea
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: AM/HF antenna idea

My BEST AM radio portable is a GE Superradio #3 that contains about an eight or nine inch ferrite loopstick antenna. From the island of Hawaii, I listened to AM stations in Asia, Wastern Samoa (5kW), Australia and west coast US and Canada all night.. Find a ferrite core and rewind your big coil! The...
by k8jd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJFM History Card
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: WJFM History Card

I remember when I could hear WJFM-FM every day in Livonia MI when I was a teen with a 3 tube Granco tuner and Crystal earphones/ I think CKLW FM came on the air and ended that .
by k8jd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Spanish language station on 710
Replies: 9
Views: 820

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: 1165

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: 2655

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: 2655

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: 1165

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.