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by kc8yqq
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Scanners

TT, you should be able to receive something. Keep in mind there are no restrictions over the water and there aren't any until the signal hits land. I had a portable marine radio in one of my vehicles and it picked up signals from Lake St. Clair/Detroit River in the Plymouth area (some 20+ miles away...
by kc8yqq
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

I believe in mutual trust between the store and customer. I'm going to trust they are selling me good product(s) and they should trust me to pay for it. I am not a thief and have returned to the store to pay for something the cashier did not ring up, gave me too much change (even for a penny), and d...
by kc8yqq
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

It isn't/wasn't done just on the airwaves, but also on cassettes and CDs. For cassettes it meant less tape was used and CDs to not have to go to a second CD...saving the manufacturer $$$. I recently heard a Beatles song sped up so much they sounded like girls singing.
by kc8yqq
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Surprise!
Replies: 14
Views: 960

Re: Surprise!

It took me 5 hours to get home yesterday after work. I went from Dearborn to Lafontaine Subaru and dropped off my car there. After leaving the dealer in a loaner, I was almost seriously injured or killed by a pickup 25-30 mph from SB M-5 to WB Maple. The vehicle was out of control from being in a hu...
by kc8yqq
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13786

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

I noted both stations on yesterday 3-5ish as I was leaving Lafontaine Subaru in Commerce TWp (Maple between M-5/Haggerty). From there I was on my way home (Jackson) and checked in on them from time to time. Both sounded like they had equal signal strength (or close to it). WCXI was playing Spanish m...
by kc8yqq
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back

I use atomic clocks so I don't have to deal with manually changing the clocks.
by kc8yqq
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Halloween Music
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Halloween Music

Here's an album from 1964, Dracula's Greatest Hits by Gene Moss:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmKoHbQdXqk
by kc8yqq
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Destroyed? Why Not Just Sell Them at a Reduced Price?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Destroyed? Why Not Just Sell Them at a Reduced Price?

"It's getting stuffy in here" takes on a new meaning.
by kc8yqq
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Back when I had my F-350 extended cab dually, these roundabouts were not an issue... :rollin
by kc8yqq
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

If MDOT was allowed to build I-275 from its northern terminus up to I-75 around Pontiac back in the 70's, that roundabout would be an interchange. 20 years later M-5 was built as an answer to solve some of the heavy traffic on that area's roads. IMHO MDOT missed its mark by not buying the property o...
by kc8yqq
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Decades is on the air! Channel 2.5
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Decades is on the air! Channel 2.5

I gotta rescan! If a station's RF channel has already been scanned in on a receiver, any added-on "dot" subs should just appear and not require a rescan. Some sets might want you to check off in tuner settings whether or not you want the new sub as a "favorite" to be in your Ch. Up-Dn selection. .....
by kc8yqq
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Now that’s an advertisement I can get behind!
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Now that’s an advertisement I can get behind!

The electronic billboard is more or less a display monitor for the computer. Several months I saw the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) on a billboard facing SB Southfield Freeway just north of Ford Road. It was good for a chuckle and unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me.
by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

Well, let's see... I had the first two albums on cassette (now have them on CD). I believe I had the first album on 8-track, but can't remember for sure (after all this was 40+ years ago). When Candy-o came out, WILS 101.7 ("1O1 FM") sponsored a light show at Abrams Planetarium (on MSU campus) for t...
by kc8yqq
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Here is a link to AA Roads where there is more discussion about roundabouts: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=15546.0. There are a few mentions of Michigan in this thread.
by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

IMHO roundabouts should only be used at irregular intersections, not at the standard "T", not at a normal crossroad, not in high volume traffic, and certainly not at freeway ramps (as I mentioned in another thread). An example of an irregular intersection would be a 5-point one, where you have a sta...