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by SolarMax
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Metro Detroit CB
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Metro Detroit CB

Arthur Mometer wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:48 pm
I wonder how much time and money the FCC spends on CB enforcement...
None, and Zero.
by SolarMax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Style Sheet comment thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1132

Re: Style Sheet comment thread

I like it as well, clean, easy to read.
by SolarMax
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCBS QRM
Replies: 5
Views: 283

WCBS QRM

Tuning across the dial last night around 1 a.m. (Oct 30), WCBS 880 had a zero-beat signal interfering with and at times overwhelming it. Was not quite able to make out the content from the snippets I could hear, other than it was English language. 880 is usually pretty rock-solid into Detroit, so th...
by SolarMax
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: another WPON update
Replies: 14
Views: 513

another WPON update

One of the moderators of the "I Love AM Radio" page on Facebook has posted this: " For the first time in over a month, WPON was noted on the air today, 29 October. First heard at about 1145. Same as before -- cycling through mostly Motown Gold, and IDs every few records with female computer voice. C...
by SolarMax
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)

Confronted with the frequent questions about deteriorating road surfaces, the stock answer from the nice lady in the Yellow Hard Hat has been, and probably always will be that well, we have freeze-thaw cycles that create potholes and cracks blah blah blah. Never mind that Ontario and Ohio and every ...
by SolarMax
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV Alert
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: WWV Alert

I also remember hearing the strong WWV signals on 5 & 10 MHz out of Maryland. My dad had a GE table radio with a SW band, 4-12mc (which was the gateway drug to SWLing, Ham Radio, TV repair, electronics, broadcasting, etc.). Seems to me that the Voice announced Eastern Standard Time, every five minut...
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit Pay-TV IT
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: Detroit Pay-TV IT

So was this an encrypted OTA signal? It sounds like it died off once everyone one got wired for CATV Not "encrypted" in the true sense, but "scrambled" using a sync pulse inversion technique similar to the Macrovision process used for VHS copy protection. Pirate descrambler boxes were abundant and ...
by SolarMax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: "Site of the Week" tours Detroit
Replies: 5
Views: 534

"Site of the Week" tours Detroit

The past two weeks' installments of Scott Fybush's "Site of the Week" feature photos and comments from his visit here in August. Good Stuff showing studio and transmitter facilities of iHeart, WJR, WDIV, WJR, WDIV WKBD/WWJTV and more. Site of the Week 2/3/17: Detroit, 2016 Site of the Week 2/10/17: ...
by SolarMax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: TV website comment sections
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: TV website comment sections

Even IMDB has announced they are discontinuing comments.
Trolling, ignorance and stupidity overwhelming every conversation, no matter what the subject.
Unlike the civilized discourse we engage in here on the Buzzboard :)
by SolarMax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WTVS 56 channel shuffle
Replies: 19
Views: 2361

Re: WTVS 56 channel shuffle

If only WTVG could air CW in 1080, sorry Toleders! Yes, we know, of course ABC is at 720p as well, I suppose either they need to by whatever new thingy to make it work or simply don't feel like putting in the dollars to up the res. It really doesn't make much visual difference. There are those who ...
by SolarMax
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1967 Rebellion
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: 1967 Rebellion

craig11152 wrote:regardless of terminology I think we can all agree there was a robust difference of opinion.
Which persists to this day!

Craig11152, "rock" was intended as a good-natured poke, not an insult. Sorry if you inferred that. I was just rather surprised that you hadn't heard that before.
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1967 Rebellion
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: 1967 Rebellion

[...] Can you document the term "rebellion" instead of "riot" going back that far? This from one of very many search results- Riot or rebellion? The debate over what to call the 1967 disorder continues , which cites usage of the term beginning almost immediately afterwards. In '67 & '68 I worked on...
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1967 Rebellion
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: 1967 Rebellion

craig11152 wrote:I was watching WDIV early this morning and there was an interview from The Wright Museum where the museum rep called the 1967 riot a "Rebellion"
If this is the first time you've heard this, you've been living under a rock since, oh, July of 1967.
by SolarMax
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Entercom/CBS Radio Merger
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

Re: Entercom/CBS Radio Merger

I would like to examine this quote of his: This transformational transaction creates scale-driven efficiencies and opportunities to compete more effectively with other media to better serve our listeners and our advertisers. The combination of a compelling strategic fit, an excellent balance sheet,...
by SolarMax
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Entercom/CBS Radio Merger
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

Re: Entercom/CBS Radio Merger

Another report on this from RadioInsight