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by k8jd
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Testing 1 2 3
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Testing 1 2 3

I recall in my youth, watching test patterns when CKLW TV and WTVS TV were ready to sign on for their initial broadcasts .
by k8jd
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: another WPON update
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: another WPON update

Must make a great tax write off (just like ficticious "WKRP in Cinncinatti" )
by k8jd
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Solar Cycle 25
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Solar Cycle 25

I have been logging a lot more CW contacts on 160, 80 and 60 meters the last few years. More are coming down to the low freq bands because of poor propagation on he old "DX" bands like 20, 15 and 10 Meters. Get a big spool of # 14 wire from the big home improvement supply store and hang up some low-...
by k8jd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: another WPON update
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: another WPON update

I wondered why I saw 7 towers on the WPON site ! If WCXI moves in there , I see how they could share some towers in a two station system !
by k8jd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: HD Noise Cancellers
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: HD Noise Cancellers

That noise will be really hard to knock out. Pulse noise is easy to cancel with a pulse inverter but that iBOC is a very complex kind of white noise.
by k8jd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FRS
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: FRS.

FRS shares some of the GMRS channels
by k8jd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: another WPON update
Replies: 23
Views: 1099

Re: another WPON update

Here it is at the end of November, Where is WPON ? I just finished a few radio contacts on 3.550 MHz and decided to check out 1.460 and did not hear anything local ! Tonight , it's just the Mexican music from Indiana and some sports talk show (maybe WBRN) and a third signal down under that, but I co...
by k8jd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FRS
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: FRS

I have all the GMRS and FRS freqs programmed into my scanners, fun to listen when we go to the campgrounds in summer. Usually it's kids yelling "can you hear me ",....' "Yes I can hear you" and repeat this a dozen more times. There were quite few business users on GMRS repeaters 20 years ago but the...
by k8jd
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Canadian Border Blasters
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

This is NOTHING like the Mexican 100 KW + AM
stations on our southern border used to penetrate the southwest !.
by k8jd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The MW DX Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: The MW DX Thread

[/quote] What I usually hear under WWJ is either Charleston WV or Habana Cuba, the latter very distinctive with its "di-dah-dit, di-dah-dit every minute (The signature of Radio Reloj, being "RR" in Morse code). [/quote] Radio Reloj transmits on MANY frequencies with various power levels from sites a...
by k8jd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The MW DX Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: The MW DX Thread

XEG is on 1050
by k8jd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The MW DX Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: The MW DX Thread

Has anyone ever received XROK 80 from the other side of the border from El Paso I did many years ago when they did Top 40 they were the CK of Texas. When I was at Ft Bliss, in the Army (El Paso) I could hear XELO 800 on a toaster ! It was that strong. I found the tower site recently, on Google Eart...
by k8jd
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The MW DX Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: The MW DX Thread

The 160 Meter Amateur band is also considered MW, and last night I had very good reports in contacts with IL, DE, KY and KS.
Transmitting on 1813.5 kHz, with 95 W to a halfwave dipole at 35 ft.
by k8jd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM Band Scan.
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: AM Band Scan.

WFDF is just a few miles further, has a higher IDF toward Commerce, and is on a lower frequency than WMUZ. WJR isn't that far either. WXYT is close also. WJR is 32.4 miles from here, WFDF is 36.6 miles from me and WXYT is 39.6 miles. WMUZ (AM) is only 31.1 miles away. Sometime soon I will have to r...
by k8jd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Sony Walkman
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Sony Walkman

I had a few of similar tiny Radio/casette players. They worked fairly well on FM , used the earfone cord as an antenna, but miserable on AM with no room for much ferrite loopstick inside, maybe could get 5 or 6 local stations.