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by Big Signal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1238

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

Sirius is absolutely garbage for sound quality.

I agree 100%, that is why I don't subscribe, my ipod is much better at 320k.
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.

The major lobe maximum was close to a 50 kW Class B. When Bob Volz was chief engineer for WKNX TV and radio he told me the major lobe was putting out 55KW. I could carry them up to Alpena with no problem back then and you also could hear them in the thumb like a local station as well. I remember lo...
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.

WKNX site was terrible. Some of their monitor points left much desired back in the 10kW days.
But boy did they have a signal back in the day. They were one of the most successful day timers in the country in the 60's and 70's.
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Kevin Dietz out at WDIV
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: Kevin Dietz out at WDIV

Lauren also used the f-bomb on the air.
I believe that is what MW was talking about.
by Big Signal
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Anyone Observe WCXI Or WPON Testing Activity?
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Anyone Observe WCXI Or WPON Testing Activity?

Comcast trucks were here the last few days, working on a pole a few houses from me,
and now there is a terrible buzz across the AM band, sounds like high speed , Wide band Digital signals.
Welcome to 5G on a pole near you.
by Big Signal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

I remember listening to CHYR up in the Tri Cities back in the 70's during the daytime, they had a real good ground wave to the north at that time.
by Big Signal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Talking head: “Coming up tonight at six...fighting back tears...Juan Howard gets emotional accepting the top basketball job in Ann Arbor.” Viewers: “We know. We saw it all over social media hours ago!” Talking head: “Oh...well...a blind autistic young man wows the socks off the America’s Got Talent...
by Big Signal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WNIC Audio
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: WNIC Audio

They don't care over there at ifart, their HD transmitter on 106.7 cuts out all the time and nothing is being done about that so don't expect a remade for WNIC soon if their audio is a problem. I don't listen to NIC so I can't comment on their problem.
by Big Signal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WLLZ HD signal
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: WLLZ HD signal

I've noticed their HD transmitter goes on and off periodically in Wayne, and Oakland counties. It is especially annoying listening on HD 2, at least on HD 1 it goes back to analog if the HD transmitter cuts out. I've been able to carry the HD signal up US-23 to M-59 then it becomes sporadic after th...
by Big Signal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Kevin Sanderson
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: Kevin Sanderson

Having reported on Michigan's terrible roads for several decades, he hit a pothole on his way in to work, suffered a flat tire and bent rim...and got extremely frustrated and angry, resulting in the stroke! PLEASE FIX THE DAMN ROADS, Gretchen! >: Not true. Kevin is in Botsford/Beaumount in Farmingt...
by Big Signal
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: It's finally happened!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: It's finally happened!!!

I believe Doug Podell was the one who banned Incubus because of them blowing off the event, correct me if I'm wrong.
by Big Signal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

Re: WJR vs. WWJ Fields at Utica, MI

As a side note WWJ's 6 tower array is approx. 12 miles south of WJR's stick.
by Big Signal
Fri May 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version
Replies: 42
Views: 1916

Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

A change on the way by Terry Knight and the Pack.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPZT2KeJHmM
by Big Signal
Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Rescan Time. It begins...
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Rescan Time. It begins...

Yes, work will begin on that soon.