Lots of new registrations this past week; thank you! Registrations in the queue from March 27 through April 5 at 12:00p ET have now been activated. Enjoy! -M.W.

Terms of Use have been amended effective October 6, 2019. Make sure you are aware of the new rules! Please visit this thread for details: https://www.mibuzzboard.com/phpBB3/view ... 16&t=48619

Search found 22 matches

by mars
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN

MeTv has been on 2 years maybe more. Good channel, I watch it a lot. The others are more recent adds.
by mars
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Unusual DX for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Unusual DX for me.

Back when people were doing this, I used to get reports from South Ill. on our AM-580 station as well as many from Finland, all always at our night time power of 500 watts. Never of our 50k daytime power. Now days the internet has done away with most of the hobby.
by mars
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog -- Approved OTA plan

If they were thinking of a flash cut, it'd be different filings with the FCC. They still could do that--there's no penalty for not seeing through an approved construction permit document.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi
Interesting info. Sorry but I could not get your link to work.
by mars
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

hunterw wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.
I noticed this a few days ago. Still needs some work but much better than before.
by mars
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 13812

Re: 101.9 wldr

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm
I am certain he would rather be home than in a hospital bed in freezing cold Grand Rapids.
They probably have heat in the hospital.
by mars
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Don Melvoin - Somewhere In Time
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Don Melvoin - Somewhere In Time

I am a fan of that movie and have watched it many times didn't know those people were in it. Thanks, nice find.
by mars
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:16 am
CKLW was famous for doing this.
It could be that CKLW did this, but I never noticed it at age 17. CKLW used to piss off the Cleveland broadcasters by being at or near the no. 1 ratings. It came into Cleveland like a strong local signal and everybody had a button on the car radio set to "CK"
by mars
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

How old are you guys? This has been going on since the '60's when DJ's would wrap a file folder label on the turntable capstan to speed up the record. Faster they go, the more they could play. I'm 68 and didn't hear this on the Cleveland stations I grew up with. Your turntable trick would be very a...
by mars
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Music squeeze on some stations

Some of the stations in the TC area squeeze the music. It plays faster without changing pitch. Anyone who knows the music will notice the pace has changed, and the song ends early. It is an awful part of processing that ruins the the work of the original artist. If they wanted it that fast they woul...
by mars
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Thanks for the replies guys. I tried to watch Emergency this morning but it was rolling a lot,twitching and flashing. It wasn't bad yesterday but still not even close to todays cable quality as you see on all the other Spectrum channels.
by mars
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Whats with WXII? On Spectrum cable in TC they have flashing, lines, and bars in the picture. Also sound is bad, and sounds out of phase. Cosi TV net. has some good shows on but are un-watchable.
by mars
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Towers and lights
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Towers and lights

I'd like to see a section on towers and tower lighting including AM, FM, and TV all in one place. thank you.
by mars
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Charlie Tinker @ Brewvine & 10 / Y32
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Charlie Tinker @ Brewvine & 10 / Y32

Bill has been doing coverage from the scene, and the occasional fill in at the news desk.
by mars
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Looks Like 9&10 Is Forgoing News at Noon
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Looks Like 9&10 Is Forgoing News at Noon

I watch 9-10 news every day. I was bummed to see Larry King hawking some cheap pills as a substitute. We don't get WNEM in TC, would be nice.
by mars
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Sputnik 1
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Sputnik 1

Anyone know what type of antennas that those whips sticking out. How did they work, and what was the frequency used. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F5M-QinwmdKc%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D5M-QinwmdKc&docid=Bqllx6jZy...