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by k8jd
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I can hear ZNS in Nassau sometimes, right here in MI ! I can use my big SupreRadio portable with the big internal loopstick to null out KXEL in Iowa and can hear it thru the noise !
by k8jd
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems?
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: WWJ signal problems?

Weak in the South ? that's why they have all those phased towers, nearly all the RF is going North ! :D When WJBK had 12 towers you could not hear it west of Inkster Rd in Livonia, after sunset. BUT it was booming in the far northern suburbs ! When I was driving North on I75, and could just start se...
by k8jd
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems?
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: WWJ signal problems?

May be multipath in the early hours with mix of sky and ground wave ?
by k8jd
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems?
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: WWJ signal problems?

I will have to listen later, radios in the computer room have too narrow bandwidth to give a full audio reproduction.
Location of reporting users ?
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I did some FM Dxing when I was in the FL Keys at Layton, few years ago. Heard miami stations every day. It was over 110 miles to the towers, one example was WXDJ , the antenna was up over 980 ft. AAT.
Using a little TekSun PL880 portable.
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

Yes, WLCC 760, Brandon, FL ...10 kW day 5 tower DA/ 1kW night 4 tower DA
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I believe there is a Tampa area station that is on 760 with substantial power in the daytime, and less power at night with a directional notch to the north but it still causes considerable QRM to WJR at night when listener is in FL ! !!
by k8jd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

I believe
by k8jd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend

Some signals on 40 M are starting to get the aurora flutter sound this morning.
by k8jd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Aurora Borealis Possible In Michigan This Weekend

Aurora backscatter is an interesting mode on 10 M and up to low VHF !
Many years ago I worked several stations in the Toronto and Chicago areas one night on both, 10 and 6 M band SSB and CW, with all antennas aimed north to do it ! One guy turned his antenna toward me and disappeared !
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Your best ever car radio?

I bought the JVC KD-HDR1 to replace the worn out radio I had in a ford Escort about a decade+ ago when HD AM was pretty new. The AM side sensitivity was pretty sad but the new HD sound was fascinating for me :D I now have it hooked up on my desk , but The power lines and DSL and cable TV behind my ...
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Your best ever car radio?

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Just can't figure out how to attach a picture !!!!
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Your best ever car radio?

I bought the JVC KD-HDR1 to replace the worn out radio I had in a ford Escort about a decade+ ago when HD AM was pretty new. The AM side sensitivity was pretty sad but the new HD sound was fascinating for me :D I now have it hooked up on my desk , but The power lines and DSL and cable TV behind my h...
by k8jd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Your best ever car radio?

The AM auto radios were really good in the era between the mid 1950s and late 60s. Those were very sensitive and selective and with some good speakers the sound was really good. The selectivity was actually too sharp to tune in right on freq and hear the highs, but I learned the trick of tuning off ...
by k8jd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

All that long DX from the top of the Dunes or Brockway mountain, not too suprizing, why do you suppose they put the FM transmitting antennas on those big, tall, towers ?? ;D