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by Ed Joseph
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Metro Detroit CB
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Metro Detroit CB

FWIW, we are just ending the last solar cycle (#24) and about to begin #25, which is expected to peak around 2024 or so. Right now, we are in the weakest part of the overall weakest cycle in decades. That said, day to day peaks and lows are the rule of thumb for the next couple years, meaning condit...
by Ed Joseph
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Metro Detroit CB
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Metro Detroit CB

HD74, you have a point there. I still only have an old Cobra 29 AM mobile. It still worked as of a year ago, about 4.7W DC into a 50 ohm dummy load, swinging to just under 7 watts with modulation. I've been really tossing around the idea of picking up an old base CB with SSB, just for the halibut. I...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVN 610
Replies: 31
Views: 1114

Re: WTVN 610

Where exactly *is* the CKLW transmitter? Or CKWW? I remember driving into Windsor in the late 80's to early 90's, just outside the tunnel a ways I saw an large, odd array of five or six really, really short towers, probably like 75' or less. They were freshly painted red and white and appeared to be...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVN 610
Replies: 31
Views: 1114

Re: WTVN 610

"The CKLW 800 array is like the old WTAC 600 parallelogram, rotated about 15 degrees clockwise, and with a fifth tower in the center of the array." I recall a station in Memphis with a large array like that. Maybe WHBQ or WDIA?? The towers were downright humongous and I believe the one in the middle...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 930

Re: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!

You guys do realize that 5 and 12 have viewers in Lapeer and Tuscola county? Just because your area is safe doesn't imply that everywhere else is as well. These storms themselves were moving between 80 and 100 MPH. The gust fronts from that present their own safety concerns and problems, let alone t...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WTRX
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: WTRX

Back when I was Assistant CE at WTRX, I picked up WEAW (then known as WSSY) in Lapeer county on the FIM, right where Miller Rd would have crossed over where I-69 was going in (NOT the same Miller that runs through Flint). During the Day, and WSSY had a fair signal out that way. I was quite surprised...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1470 WFNT
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: 1470 WFNT

I was just over 2 years old then. However, I had figured the radio out by that time, and I remember a lot of things from that age most people wouldn't. I had already learned to use the record player and read record labels by the age of 3. By the time I was six, I had an AM station on the air, with t...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Thanks for working here! Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich!
Replies: 39
Views: 1902

Re: Thanks for working here! Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich!

That's a thing across the country, across ALL industries. People mean nothing, profits mean everything. It's done major damage to our country, yet nobody will lift a finger in out government. Perhaps they know some extinction level event is coming, so nothing matters but the present, I really don't ...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Ketamine for Depression
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Ketamine for Depression

Oh, and ask for pain pills in Genesee county, and you are immediately branded as "drug seeking". It's been this way here for at least a decade, probably longer. Even the pharmacies here are like that. Hand them a script for some oxycodone and they look at you in horror like you've just handed them a...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Ketamine for Depression
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Ketamine for Depression

zzand, I really think there are a lot of doctors who aren't truly *listening* to their patients. We are lucky that we have a doctor affiliated with a small, local hospital in a small town. He takes as much time as we need, none of this "hand on the doorknob, I'll be right back, I have to take this c...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Disturbance at Burger King over refund
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: Disturbance at Burger King over refund

It particularly disturbing to me just how mean people can be, on both sides of the counter. It truly gives Americans a bad stigma around the world. I think a lot of it has to do with just how difficult life itself is for the average American. Many just can't handle feeling like a slave and being bro...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Ketamine for Depression
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Ketamine for Depression

It isn't. But so many docs are nothing but pill-pushers and don't even understand what they are doing. Then, you have Big Pharma ads all over TV, small wonder. "You should ask your doc to put you on that, hon" type shit. Meds should NOT be advertised on TV, IMO. Also, I started taking 5000IU of D3 a...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Opiates
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Opiates

I have called my self middle of the road politically but one of my liberal beliefs is universal healthcare. You should get the help you need without wondering how you can or whether you can pay for it. I really can't label what I am politically. The right has some valid points, as do the left. I do...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs You Haven't Heard In Years
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: Songs You Haven't Heard In Years

Vic Doucette wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:07 pm
"Misery" was a killer tune.
The Dynamic's best IMO.