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by SolarMax
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: VA3 FEZ
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: VA3 FEZ

Repeaters were set up originally to increase range for hand held and mobile operation . When I was active on VHF FM mobile operation, I would check to see if I could hear a station on the input freq, and ask them to go to a simplex cahnnel to free up the repeater. Today the use of repeaters is a gi...
by SolarMax
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: All CanCon, all the time
Replies: 0
Views: 214

All CanCon, all the time

From CBC Music (f.k.a. Radio 2) April 6: Does your radio sound a little more Canadian this morning? We’re shifting our weekday radio schedule during this time, and it features all-Canadian music. Starting on Tuesday: - Saroja Coelho starts your day off right on Mornings with CBC Music, 6AM-10AM - Ju...
by SolarMax
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: C2CAM gone from CKLW?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

C2CAM gone from CKLW?

Once in a while, before retiring for the night, I'll check out Coast To Coast AM, on AM800 CKLW. It's a guilty pleasure. I like "Dr. Sky" the astronomy guy and the weird old "UFO Reporter" who weekly tells of rural folk who see triangular shaped glowing objects ripping across the sky (even though mo...
by SolarMax
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Please, enough with the whining
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Please, enough with the whining

tapeisrolling wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:43 pm
I have re-scanned several of my TVs and all are missing 14
....
You probably know this but WHNE is no longer virtual 14. Their RF and PSIP is Channel 3, and they're identifying as "WHNE TV3"
by SolarMax
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Please, enough with the whining
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Please, enough with the whining

Completely agree, well put. That station has gone out of its way to communicate and interact with its seemingly enthusiastic viewer fan base, far more than the majors, and none of the other LPs seem to be wanting to have any local identity. WHNE is really trying to be "the little station that could....
by SolarMax
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: St. Louis "Shock-Jock" Still On the Air After FCC pulls Radio Licenses
Replies: 1
Views: 95

St. Louis "Shock-Jock" Still On the Air After FCC pulls Radio Licenses

Although the FCC two weeks ago (March 20) stripped the operating licenses from four radio stations tied to shock-jock Bob Romanik , two of the stations continue to broadcast. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/joe-holleman/stl-shock-jock-still-on-air-after-fcc-pulls-radio-licenses/article_4...
by SolarMax
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

Time to revive the time-tested "Aluminum Foil On the Rabbit Ears" antenna gain enhancement and multipath cancellation method. :D
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It wouldn't surprise me if this e-skip everyone worries about isn't a problem either. We'll see in the summer. But I think it's a dramatization. We're not yet into sporadic-e and tropo season, which can run into early summer. Whether it's a problem will depend on how many other Channel 3 signals th...
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

From WHNE this evening (4/1) - WHNE is ON THE AIR The tower install crew came in early this morning and have been getting it done today! They did a great job getting the antenna installed in 1 day instead of what we thought would be 2 or 3 days. WHNE is ON THE AIR on our new channel 3! We are testin...
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

Thanks for the facebook link. Their tower and combiner are not was I was expecting! Interesting! Wish them luck on the work this week! Hoping the weather cooperates. There are four of those arrays. Five element Yagi-style antennas so probably fairly directional lobes with overlap. Antenna made by P...
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

On its Facebook page, WHNE has photos of parts of their Ch.3 antenna, as it awaits mounting on the tower, hopefully soon. The piece they were waiting for was a power divider. Don't know why it had to come from Italy. Hope it works.
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SiriusXM streaming free thru May 15
Replies: 2
Views: 166

SiriusXM streaming free thru May 15

From SXM:
"We want to help make staying at home sound a little bit better. So we’re opening up SiriusXM for you. Stream now for free until 5/15.
Go to siriusxm.us/streamfree to start listening
."
by SolarMax
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It’s not multi path, but actually the top of the tower swaying in the wind. It’s the same as if you were moving you receiving antenna around by several feet. When WKBD was on 14 they were on the lowest UHF channel (longest wavelength) so the effect would be noticed the least. WKBD's RF14 antenna wa...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Most Annoying Commercials
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Most Annoying Commercials

On AntennaTV, I just saw a most awful spot for a most horrifying product. "TRUMPY BEAR" A somewhat bear-looking toy that lets one show "patriotism" because when you unzip it out comes an American flag blanket. Just guessing it's manufactured in China, since it never says "Proudly Made in the USA" OM...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 157
Views: 10843

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Neither antenna was successful in decoding WUDL.
Nothing to see there, move along. :)