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by k8jd
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Treaty for AM protection
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Treaty for AM protection

Yes I hear CKDO at night with a lot of intermittant QRM from other 1580 stations.
by k8jd
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Treaty for AM protection
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Treaty for AM protection

The thing in Windsor was the CBEF 540 four towers were badly weathered, considered a safety hazard :shock: , and would have to be taken down anyway for replacement. CBE formerly on 1550 moved to FM and left the freq free for the French CBC programming !
At least, that's one story I heard..
by k8jd
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Treaty for AM protection
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Treaty for AM protection

Are we still protecting Canadian AM signals when the Canadian clear channel stations are going dark and moving programming to FM band ? Have seen examples of east coast provinces shutting down some 50 Kw AM stations and in the Soo (MI) they have shut down a few of the old 10 and 50 kWAM signals etc....
by k8jd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

mtburb wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:06 pm
TC Talks wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:08 pm
WWL from Plymouth
WABC from Saginaw
KOA from Grand Rapids
Could you clarify those as AM, FM or TV?
:D :D :D :D :rollin
by k8jd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

AM from Livonia: KOA from Denver, 710 (I think Radio Martí) from Cuba, and a 10kw traveler’s info station on 1680 from Florida who called themselves WTIR. Not sure if they still exist. I found a current WTIR In FL near Lake Okeechobee. It's on FM 91.9 with 2.8 kW ERP. Owned by the Seminole Indian t...
by k8jd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

AM from Livonia: KOA from Denver, 710 (I think Radio Martí) from Cuba, and a 10kw traveler’s info station on 1680 from Florida who called themselves WTIR. Not sure if they still exist. I haven’t DX’ed FM or TV for many years. How do you DX TV these days in the age of scanning digital channels into ...
by k8jd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

The last time I was on the "Big Island" Hawaii, I had my GE SuperRadio with me and walked out into a golf course late at night and heard Several AM stations on the West Coast of California and British Columbia, Australian stations and a 5 kW station in american Samoa and many strong oriental languag...
by k8jd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Radio Stations IDed in Movies
Replies: 40
Views: 1607

Re: Radio Stations IDed in Movies

Movie FM Stations
I recall a few times where fictional FM statons ID-ed with a freq ending in an even number after the "point"
by k8jd
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: TV Antennas Making A Comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: TV Antennas Making A Comeback

I took apart one big fancy, flat, plastic, molded radome and found a circle of wire inside .
by k8jd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: TV Antennas Making A Comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: TV Antennas Making A Comeback

A new generation of outdoor antennas is around. They are pretty much omnidirectional with a built in low noise preamp. Can't help much with multi-path problems but will get you closer to the horizon for weak signals.
by k8jd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: TV Antennas Making A Comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: TV Antennas Making A Comeback

I guess if you let old batteries rest for a while they will be able to go back to work for a while. Just like me ! :D
by k8jd
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: TV Antennas Making A Comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: TV Antennas Making A Comeback

When I first moved to the far suburbs, I found I was 10 miles from the closest UHF transmitter and 43 miles from the most distant "local" vhf antenna. I got my folded up VHF UHF TV antenna out of storage and got it up 40 Ft. I had lots of 75 ohm TV coax and F connectors to connect to the TV receiver...
by k8jd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old Telephone numbers
Replies: 39
Views: 3085

Re: Old Telephone numbers

HOW About BEachwood 8-5769, you can call me any old time !!! I believe that's BEechwood 4 5789. :razz https://genius.com/The-marvelettes-beechwood-4-5789-lyrics - Yep ! Correct number. You Got me, :razz at my age I am lucky to remember my own 2 letter + 5 digit, fone number, but From a few years af...
by k8jd
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NPR Where?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: NPR Where?

I was searching for signals on 90.1 around the lakes, Buffalo, Port Huron, Cleveland, Erie, ETC... no luck ..There is a CP for a 90.1 in the southern suburban area of Detroit but it will be a christian music format if it is on the air now. But I found 15 90.1 stations in Ontario but not likely to ca...
by k8jd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Could Someone Adopt WWV?
Replies: 21
Views: 1481

Re: Could Someone Adopt WWV?

Go-fund-me to support the NEW WWV,
"this is WWV nationwide radio, all news, sports, and weather reports and the correct time. Here let me check my watch, it's almost three o'clock !!! now back to the latest pop hits rap and hiphop noise"
by k8jd
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 2018 Miscellaneous Tropos
Replies: 73
Views: 7526

Re: 2018 Miscellaneous Tropos

D aylight Groundwave Just for fun , I tuned across the AMBC band at 16:45 local time to see what could be heard here in the far northwest suburban area of Detroit Metro. I counted 25 listenable signals from 560 to 1680 kHz, Picking up stations from Monroe to Flint ! on my big radio using a 250 ft lo...
by k8jd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WIOG at 86,000 watts
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: WIOG at 86,000 watts

AM power levels are nice even steps , usually, 50 kW, 10 kW, 5 kW, 1 kW, 500 W, 250 W . There are always exceptions , in-between levels. FM used to have some odd power levels in ERP like 7.1 Kw and 27.5 kW, but I found these convert to dBkW erp. levels that are more even numbers. The odd numbers, I ...
by k8jd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 30
Views: 2186

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: 30
Views: 2186

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: 30
Views: 2186

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 !