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by SolarMax
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWVH
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: WWVH

Highly recommend H. Ward Silver's Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur from the ARRL store. Kindle edition also available.
by SolarMax
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 349
Views: 90165

Re: Then, there's this.....

Watching WJBK 3/11 at 11am. First, distracted by Maurielle Lue's hideous costume. Noting two lower thirds errors in story on a traffic crash on the east side. Teaser said "Connor and Warren"- it was in fact much further north, between Harper and Gratiot. Graphic during Langton's story called the str...
by SolarMax
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Programmable Thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Programmable Thermostat

"Solid state" meant/means an electronic device that uses transistors and diodes, a marketing term to indicate it had no old fashioned vacuum tubes. Don't recall any thermostat ever that contained vacuum tubes! The old thermostats had a springy bi-metal strip that flexed with temperature, activating ...
by SolarMax
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 50
Views: 8206

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

SPOILER ALERT! If you don't want to know who won the Jeopardy team tournament, don't read on. Team Brad won first place, team Ken was second and team Colby was third. Geez, if you're going to do a "spoiler alert" don't put the "spoiler" in the same line of copy as the Alert. There's that peripheral...
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 50
Views: 8206

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Tomorrow the final of Jeopardy's Team Tournament Of Champions will be bumped for Mayor Mike Duggan's State Of The City Address. However it will be shown the next evening, (bumping Wednesday return to regular Jeopardy.) It seems a prudent thing to do. Zap2It is saying that WDIV is airing the regular...
by SolarMax
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 106.7 to flip shortly, RIP FAULT
Replies: 38
Views: 1363

Re: 106.7 to flip shortly, RIP FAULT

innate-in-you wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:10 pm

AM 1310, La Zeta.

Yes, the name means "The Z", though that letter isn't in its call sign!
"La Zeta" of course is just a branding identity. Before that it was "La Mega" though there was no "mega" in its callsign, though its dial position is 1.31 MEGAHertz :)
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Timothy Alan Dick, Harry Rodger Webb Callsigns, Funny Physics
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Timothy Alan Dick, Harry Rodger Webb Callsigns, Funny Physics

...Look up KK8OTD in the meantime on one of the many search engines. The callsign shown on the show is NOT his actual callsign. It just hit me funny I guess. I never knew his given name. Tim is KK6OTD ( not 8 ). His fictional call on the show as Mike Baxter is KA0XTT. The very well-equipped shack, ...
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs With Booze in the Title
Replies: 48
Views: 573

Re: Songs With Booze in the Title

"White Port and Lemon Juice" (W.P.L.J.) original by the Four Deuces, covered later by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The Inspiration for (about to be gone) NYC callsign WPLJ.
by SolarMax
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs With Booze in the Title
Replies: 48
Views: 573

Re: Songs With Booze in the Title

"Drunk Again" - Paul Butterfield Blues Band ("In My Own Dream")
by SolarMax
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Snow & wind outages vs Cable TV
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Snow & wind outages vs Cable TV

One of Big Cable's selling points has been that, unlike Satellite TV (Dish/Direct, etc.), weather-related outages due to rain, snow, ice and wind were just not ever an issue with cable. During our recent bits of nasty weather (snow, ice, wind) I've seen a few program services and networks (delivered...
by SolarMax
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 27
Views: 1203

Re: CBSDetroit62

CBS was originally on WJBK TV2 until the station abruptly switched to Fox, leaving CBS without a station in the Detroit market. WGPR TV62 was locally owned and I believe the only station up for sale/available when CBS bought it. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. WGPR-TV wasn't actually up for...
by SolarMax
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: WWV
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: WWV

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:57 pm
The last time I checked, a few nights ago, it's still running.
Yup. Like clockwork. <rimshot>
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Maurielle Lue
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: Maurielle Lue

stopnswop2 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Wait how do you have a "face for radio"?
We only hear their voices
Do we actually have to explain this ???? :roll:
by SolarMax
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AM 680?
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: AM 680?

...I remember "Friendly" Bob Allison from his WWJ days in the mid-60's. ... You might be confusing nicknames. Bob Allison's on-air persona certainly always was/is, friendly. There was also heavy advertising in that era for radio listeners to call "Friendly Bob Adams ®," the fictional front for mone...
by SolarMax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Legendary WBZ Broadcaster Gary LaPierre dies at 76
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Legendary WBZ Broadcaster Gary LaPierre dies at 76

Legendary WBZ Broadcaster Gary LaPierre dies at 76 I remember hearing LaPierre doing the news on WBZ back in their rock'n'roll 60s when I'd listen to Dick Summer. Had one of the most "listenable" voices anywhere. Before the days of IBOC, WUFL on 1030, and other noisemakers, WBZ's morning news block...