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by k8jd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WLLZ HD signal
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: WLLZ HD signal

The 106.7 transmitter is right downtown on the cadillac building. A lot more distance to you, than the multi FM station sites between 8 and 10 mile Road in Oak Park and Southfield. Plus the elevation AMSL downtown is a lot lower than Southfield, may be over the horizon for N. Macomb like the town of...
by k8jd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI

Sadly, I think only two years ago the FCC site still had the full engineering for the Royal Oak Township TL. the basic design can still be seen at fccinfo.com. The two tower array had a one taller Blaw-Knox tower and a shorter Blaw-Knox tower nearly south of it actually in the direction 170° azi. T...
by k8jd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI

Sure WWJ has those 6 towers beaming the signal north, try hearing WWJ out past Jacksonm going West !
by k8jd
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FCC Crackdown On Badly Maintained AM Facilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: FCC Crackdown On Badly Maintained AM Facilities?

This afternoon (6/7/19) at 20:10 UT, I can hear two weak signals beating a slow hetrodyne on 1460 kHz. Both have voice and music modulation that I can barely pick out on nrrow bandwidth. Signal levels are bouncing between S4 and S5.
Sure NOT WPON that is located about 3 miles from here.
by k8jd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Radio Signal Patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: AM Radio Signal Patterns

Turkeytop, I tried to check out the websutes in the reply post and got redirected to some endless advertizing , for the first two sites linked to ! RRRrrr :(
by k8jd
Thu May 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich

With no ext antenna I can hear about 5 LW beacons in the daylight hours.
by k8jd
Thu May 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich

Does the alligator method to the telescoping antenna help both AM and FM or just FM?? Whip just does FM and SW bands. It makes more sense to plug into the Ext ant jack on the side, you could possibly damage the whip by letting your aligator clip wire yank on it. Read my post about coupling to the f...
by k8jd
Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Radio Signal Patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: AM Radio Signal Patterns

Radiolocator went back to a simple map with limited capability thet they had used perviously to the nice, interactive one !
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by k8jd
Wed May 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich

The only PH beacon I have heard is on 332 kHz in Port Huron !!!!!
by k8jd
Wed May 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Bought The Tecsun PL-880; Logged PH 333 kHz; Questions For Rich

When I plug an outside antenna into the jack, it sems to enhance the FM signals, as well as SW. If you have twin lead for your outside FM antenna, instead of coax, just find one of those 4:1 BalUn transformers that were seen everywhere before Cable TV :D. The way to couple a LW or MW antenna is in o...
by k8jd
Mon May 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: TV Guide

I remember the Radio stations and programs listed in the newspapers ! ;D
by k8jd
Mon May 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Radio Signal Patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: AM Radio Signal Patterns

I still can see the map and patterns, but not quite what they used to be like.
The google maps error goes away if you click "OK"
by k8jd
Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Popular Communications Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Popular Communications Magazine

I have heard about the program FLDIGI bur never knew what all the letters meant !
Just not interested in Amateur Radio DIGI modes here.
by k8jd
Thu May 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Popular Communications Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Popular Communications Magazine

I liked reading that magazine, had some Good SWL reports,
by k8jd
Mon May 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: So many 50 kW AM signals
Replies: 21
Views: 859

Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

rugratsonline wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
I could hear WOWO 24/7 when was a kid , living in Livonia !