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by k8jd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DX in reverse?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: DX in reverse?

Hey Lucky,
Why don't you sign on to the internet entertainment Message Board and leave the Radio ones.??? :eek
You will be happy there ! I love radio, long wave, short wave and microwave, not so much the internet but is serves a purpose too, differently !
by k8jd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 60
Views: 3494

Re: Scanners

My son found a freq that seemed to be an air to air intercom for pilots to chat on (probably unofficial) He calls it the pilots' chat line :D 123.45. MHz, nice easy to remember. Check it out if you have not already found it !!!
by k8jd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Non Metallic Antenna Mounting Pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Non Metallic Antenna Mounting Pipes

Since the demise of on-air TV, it's getting harder to find the items we used to mount outside TV antennas, roof trippods and ,light mast sections are getting hard to find and very expensive. Gettng a VHF or UHF amateur radio antenna up is getting more expensive too !
by k8jd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Non Metallic Antenna Mounting Pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Non Metallic Antenna Mounting Pipes

Metal masts are easy to ground for lightning protection. that is a consideration if your area has a lot of thunderstorms and the mast is higher than the house roof. Metal masts with a vertical ant on top will not interfere with the directional pattern at all, since they are non directional to start.
by k8jd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM reception question
Replies: 25
Views: 801

Re: AM reception question

Using the GE Superradio to listen to a local station is like taking a Grand Prix racer to Kroger for a gallon of milk and a loaf of white bread ! :x I took my Superradio 3 to Hawaii and listened to AM stations on the West coast of N America and in Australia, and many broadcasts in languages in Asia ...
by k8jd
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

It was nice to be able to hear AM on long drives across the country. Now with the signals from low power stations on clear channels you can't do that as much. When you say get satellite radio, I balk at paying for radio when is was always free to listen to radio. Maybe if Short Wave had some diversi...
by k8jd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

Time to sunset the AM band. With the interference issues that plague the AM dial it’s reached the point to where it’s actually unlistenable. The 50,000 watt stations are even terrible, WJR and WWJ should move over to FM and shutdown the AM outlets. The sooner the better. This is what Canada has bee...
by k8jd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

U ever listen to those Class IV channels at night ?? CHAOS :D There are two in use in the Detroit area, and I can't even hear the locals in all the jumble.













ever listen to those
by k8jd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

I believe when the FCC grants a broadcasat license, you are obliged to PROVIDE A SERVICE to listeners in your coverage area. You just can't shut it off and go home at night !! Last I knew, only AM PEP stations (e.g., Class A, such as WJR, WSM, WWL, WBZ) are obliged to operate ALL hours. A few non-P...
by k8jd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

I remember the 'Conelrad" excersizes, spelling may be off,
When I worked at WXYZ I saw the relays that changed the transmitter from 1270 to a 1240, Xtal in the exciter and some taps in the other stage coils to tune there. I Don't recall ever testing to see if it still did the changeover, :D
by k8jd
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

The 8MK callsign was in the format that was issued to expreimantal, Amateur (non commercial radio) operations, later a prefix for each country was agreed upon by international treaty. ( when it was discovered radio waves went over national boundaries :D ) Then later, the commercial ship, shore and b...
by k8jd
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

I believe when the FCC grants a broadcasat license, you are obliged to PROVIDE A SERVICE to listeners in your coverage area. You just can't shut it off and go home at night !!
by k8jd
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: WCXI problems

Last few times I checked WCXI late at night , 1160 had a strong carrier and just some faint background modulation, maybe spillover from WPON also at the Wixom, site ? Any news about this ? WPON on 1460, had the oldies music going at the times I heard the dead air from WCXI !
by k8jd
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 870

WCXI problems

WCXI 1160 dead air at night ?
by k8jd
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

I agree the three letter calls should have been valued more..
Would it be easier to make a list of the hundred newest callsign changes on the FM band ?? ;D