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by SolarMax
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tablet Advice Needed
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Doing that update or any others along the way isn't that big a deal, as long as you have decent net connectivity, since some of the downloads can be large. At the outset, you have to set up a user account no matter what, just follow the "Getting Started" step-by-steps.
by SolarMax
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!

Jeff Dugan wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 pm
With Decades coming to WJBK 2.5 than who needs WHNE LP.
Anyone who wants to watch the offerings on Retro network, or the quirky crapshoot of never-identified flicks that is the "Classic Drive-in" movie channel, or, something that's not Decades.
by SolarMax
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Newscast euphemism
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Newscast euphemism

Noticing lately that street reporters are telling us, from crime or accident scenes, that victims "Pass Away" from their injuries. No. They don't "pass away." They DIE. They are KILLED. Use the correct words to tell the story. We can handle it.
by SolarMax
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 348
Views: 96961

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

Sat, Jul. 13- Someone please tell the WXYZ anchor on TV20 that "Moross" on the east side is not pronounced "Morris," or, "Moe-rose." Thank you.
by SolarMax
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tablet Advice Needed
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Now, I have to find somewhere to hide it until Christmas time. If you bought this one recently, and it's a new unit, it probably has iOS 12.3.1 installed. Between now and Christmas time, the all-new iPadOS will be released, so you'll be wanting to do the Operating System upgrade early on, once you'...
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1342

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

HD-TV = success HD-Radio=failure To nit-pick, there is no connection between the two uses of "HD." "HD" in television correctly signified "High Definition." "HD" for radio in its beginning never signified anything, just capitalized on "HD" as a buzz term, letting unknowing consumers infer whatever ...
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

audiophile wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:33 am
Too bad they didn't run left channel in LSB and right channel in USB.
IIRC I believe that scheme was tried out early on, decades ago, as a method for AM stereo. Fails miserably at first sign of selective fading and pretty much any MW and SW propagation effects.
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1342

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

That goes back to the overall failure of whatever PR campaigns have been used for HD Radio. When iBiquity owned the whole setup and had the patent claims to the IBOC standard, they initially had Clear Channel, CBS, Citadel and a few other groups run PSAs for HD Radio as often as possible. That only...
by SolarMax
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

A FIRST! Today, I heard two pirates sharing the same frequency, one on lower sideband, one on upper. In AM mode, all you heard was static from lightning. Flip to LSB - Radio Gaga, flip to USB, Amphetemine Radio. How bizzare! How about "sharing" the freq(s) of these. I'd be interested in hearing the...
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

RingtailedFox wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:23 am
no, i mean becuase of the re-pack, WWJ-TV (CBS 62) is moving to UHF 21. :)
Duh. Right. :lol
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

WHNE-LD is a low-powered digital station broadcasting from WMYD (My TV 20)'s tower in Oak Park on UHF 20. they're sandwiched between WUDL-LD (at the Renaissance Center) on UHF 19 and WMYD's former location (and WWJ-TV's future home) at UHF 21. WHNE-LD is moving to VHF 3 in the very near future, so....
by SolarMax
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

"WTVI" refers to an old amateur radio term when hams mainly used HF bands exclusively and not VHF bands. Been licensed since 1961, had never seen nor heard the term "WTVI." 8o Used to get accused of TVI (never my fault, seriously), and never considered operating 6M from Detroit area until WJBK move...
by SolarMax
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 2099

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

Unlike the current standard, ATSC 3.0 makes use of both over-the-air signals and your in-home broadband to deliver an experience closer to cable or satellite. I don't see the big deal about ATSC 3.0 . I have a better picture now with the current standard then I ever recieved from Comcast . 3.0 allo...
by SolarMax
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

...The problem is they can't stay on Channel 14 - WLAJ and WLNS will be there. ... WHNE is now on RF20, not 14. WKBD was on 14, now vacated, ready for the new occupants in January. WTVS will be on RF20 in March. I'm guessing that WHNE's consultant engineers have reviewed the possibilities available...
by SolarMax
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: OTA channels MIA
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: OTA channels MIA

[...]Unfortunately, someone else (FAA?) disagreed, and they were condemned to a short tower. "Condemned" is hardly the appropriate description. At 331.3M (1090') it is by no means a "short" tower. Shorter than they wanted, but comparable to others (actually very slightly taller) in the market. WKBD...