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by Marcus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

One problem with AM HD broadcasts is that they are 500 watts or less. There is one exception though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWFD This one particular station is 100% digital. Based on what I read it sounds like it gets out quite well. The hybrid digital mode is less than impressive on FM and a...
by Marcus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 2303

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

Could channels 2-6 (54-88 MHz) be used for ATSC broadcasts at first?
by Marcus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why So Much 80’s?
Replies: 25
Views: 1544

Re: Why So Much 80’s?

It was like this : 1983 - WHND (AM) was the only Oldies station in Detroit. WCZY or WABX could have went Oldies but one went Top 40 and the other became Class FM (WCLS). 1984 - WKSG 102.7 became the first FM Oldies station in quite awhile. 1986 - Both 93.9 CKLW-FM and WKSG were FM Oldies stations. 1...
by Marcus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

Steve Korvette wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Is there a lot of viewers still using broadcast antenna TV in those areas ?
In both Sarnia and Lambton County there are still many TV antennas around.
by Marcus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 43
Views: 1903

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

On AM it was 1150 CKOC from Hamilton, ON received in Fort McMurray, AB On FM I heard 99.1 KDZR / Z Rock from Denton, Texas in 1993 (E-Skip). I received that one near Brantford, ON. The Toronto 99.1 FM signal was not active back then. On VHF TV I've seen E-Skip from Wyoming and Texas in the 1990's. O...
by Marcus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

If Bell wants to keep the Sarnia transmitter on the air they will be forced to move it down to a lower channel. I think they will go from ch.42 to ch.27.
by Marcus
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Storm headed for us
Replies: 49
Views: 3054

Re: Bomb Cyclone Storm headed for us

Over here in Ontario they said to expect 110 km/h wind gusts which is a little over 60 mph.
by Marcus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 signal in Genesee County
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: 98.7 signal in Genesee County

In the early 1990's WLLZ reduced their antenna height from 480 feet to 462 feet. 98.9 WOWE also signed on the air in 1990.
by Marcus
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530

CJFT Fort Erie was on AM 530 from 1986 until 1991. CIAO Brampton moved from 790 to 530 right after CJFT switched to the FM band.
by Marcus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Hudson Tower (Building Under Construction) & Initial FM Collocation Analysis
Replies: 27
Views: 2929

Re: Hudson Tower (Building Under Construction) & Initial FM Collocation Analysis

WMXD, WDRQ, and WYCD could share a directional antenna that protects Cleveland and covers Metro Detroit quite well. I could see WJLB, WDZH, WNIC, and WGPR wanting the additional height too. If WMUZ moves further East there is a risk of more interference to a couple of Canadian radio stations.
by Marcus
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: WMXD interference

I think parts of SW Ontario get the worst of that Detroit vs. Cleveland interference. The stations are as follows: 92.3 WMXD vs. WKRK-FM 93.1 WDRQ vs. WZAK 95.5 WKQI vs. WFHM-FM 99.5 WYCD vs. WGAR-FM Another longtime problem for 92.3 FM that you have 92.5 WVKS Toledo right next to it which is 50,000...
by Marcus
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30493

Re: Old cable lineups

My finger slipped on the last post. It was Maclean Hunter Cable TV
by Marcus
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30493

Re: Old cable lineups

Maclean Nunter Cable TV, Sarnia - 1989 (2) TVOntario (3) Global (4) WDIV Detroit (NBC) (5) CBLN London (CBC) (6) Community Access (7) WXYZ Detroit (ABC) (8) CBLFT (CBC French) (9) WKBD Detroit (Fox) (10) CFPL-TV London (11) WJBK Detroit (CBS) (12) WTVS Detroit (PBS) (13) CKCO Kitchener (CTV) (14) La...
by Marcus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Country 600 North Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Country 600 North Bay

I can also hear CKAT in Sarnia right now along with a couple of other stations
by Marcus
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CJBK and CKSL London, Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: CJBK and CKSL London, Ontario

CJBK was Top 40 from 1972 up until 1987. CKSL was a very good Top 40 station although it didn't have the kind of signal that CFPL 980 or FM 96 had. It was very narrow and interfered with at night. In 1993 CKSL along with CFTR Toronto and CKKW Kitchener dropped the CHR format.