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by Nelson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12027

Re: 101.9 wldr

Amen to that, too. Live and local is what keeps me listening to the radio. Its what best differentiates radio from streaming sources (both music and podcasts).
by Nelson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 9&10 New Graphics Package
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: 9&10 New Graphics Package

I agree regarding the weather maps over the black table. I don't blame them for trying it out, but I can't say I'm crazy about it. I don't see what value that adds to their weather forecast. Does it help me understand the forecast or is it just supposed to make me say "oooh, look what they can do?"
by Nelson
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12027

Re: 101.9 wldr

Where are all the sympathetic posters Who Loved all radio stations? They've all gotten very quiet. I love WQON's format. I've heard many songs on WQON that I've never heard anywhere else but that I love hearing now. While I love their format, I can't vouch for how they are running their business or...
by Nelson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6944

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

I'd love to see them return to VHF. VHF seems to work better over our terrain than UHF. My parents in East Jordan can't get a thing now that stations are on UHF. They never could get UHF stations before but could get VHF (ch. 6 and 7) with a decent picture.
by Nelson
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 9&10 New Graphics Package
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: 9&10 New Graphics Package

I definitely like the new graphics, too! I'm indifferent on the logo.
by Nelson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Weekend TV is Horrid
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Weekend TV is Horrid

Yeah, I rarely find anything worth watching on the weekend. Its a shame, too. Weekends are really the only time I have available to watch TV. Too busy during the week. Only thing worth watching on the weekends is Red Green Show reruns on WCMU on Saturday nights!
by Nelson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: WWV
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: WWV

Good to hear!
by Nelson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2494

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

My BIG beef- the Feds did NOT give the NWR network money to tie-into the PEP's for a national emergency; so when my cellphone is OFF all night recharging, and Trump and Kim exchange warheads at 2am, my NOAA Weather Radio can't carry the National Alert. I don't understand that- as most of use have o...
by Nelson
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2432

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

I sure miss the analog days, too. I'm lucky enough to live on a hill and have a small tower so I still get all the channels I used (and then some considering the sub-channels). Most everyone else I know has lost stations that they used to get, however.
by Nelson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 5122

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Can't say I'm surprised. I doubt they'd admit to running less than rated power.
by Nelson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2494

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

I use it. I have a weather alert radio by my bed. I figure if a storm comes up during the day, I'll notice it, but I wouldn't necessarily wake up at night if something severe occurred. I also carry a portable weather radio when I'm out hiking/camping, etc, since I don't have a smartphone. Sometimes ...
by Nelson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are most sound engineers half deaf?
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Are most sound engineers half deaf?

bmw, you're not the only one that things sound quality in general is just crap today. I don't get it. Regarding broadcast services, excessive dynamic range compression is my primary complaint followed by excessive digital bit rate compression. Dynamic range compression is especially noticeable (and ...
by Nelson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 4793

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Interesting! I suppose that could still be a problem. Being on the fringe of their coverage area (in East Jordan), its easy for me to hear the ups and downs in their signal strength. And its still going up and down, too. The only thing that makes it hard for me to fairly judge the strength of 100.3 ...
by Nelson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 4793

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Have they done any marketing in the TC area? They'll especially have a hard time if they are just waiting for people to find their signal by accident and start listening and for potential advertisers to do the same.
by Nelson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: WWV
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: WWV

I'm curious, too. Hopefully, its funding will be continued but I'm concerned that lawmakers won't understand the value of WWV and may actually cut it from the budget.