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by Arthur Mometer
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 15
Views: 2935

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Before we were so rudely interrupted by the computer hack destroying our painstaking work, we had determined that the WBBL tower site was not suitable for a permanent location for WLAV, because of short spacing to WQHH DeWitt and possibly WUFN Albion, even under Section 73.215. Unless some major rul...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Old Test equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Old Test equipment

If you or anyone has a decent fairly recently calibrated AM BC FI meter, I am willing to go half for a one half Time Share agreement, with a buyout option. I'm within an hour of many of you, including two or more Eds. IM me with details.
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Looking for antenna advice

If you remove corrosion from the terminals, they should be OK. I guess technically the capacitors could go bad, but they are not electrolytics, so it is not likely to be that bad. Some kind of ceramic dielectric I think. Talk about every video under the sun. Here's a video of a guy blowing up cerami...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Looking for antenna advice

I wonder if it would be possible to just hook up a VHF High folded dipole to a 4 Bay UHF Bow Tie without a combiner without compromising performance. Or maybe just a VHF UHF Splitter/Combiner, that would work for certain. It would have to be a 300 ohm VHF/UHF splitter/combiner. You do want to get an...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Looking for antenna advice

If you can find one with a full half wave VHF High Element, maybe. I wouldn't count on CBET 9 coming in on a 4 Bay UHF Bow Tie. I think they are on low power now. They were coming in well for a while, now barely at the edge of the cliff and pixelated and off the cliff. That's with a VHF 7 element V ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530

CJFT moved to FM. CIAO started a new station on 530, or moved from another frequency.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530
Replies: 4
Views: 428

CIAO 530 Now CHLO 530

After many years the CHLO call letters are back on the air, on 530, in Brampton.

https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&facid=106051

For many years, CHLO was in St. Thomas, on 680 and later on 1570.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move
Replies: 19
Views: 3163

Re: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move

Years ago, back around 1985, I asked one of the WCHB founders or managers why they didn't just apply for one of the new Class A frequencies in Grand Rapids, 98.7 or 100.5. He said that it was difficult to sell an R & B format in Grand Rapids. He said you could be #1 in the ratings and still flounder...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON Update - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4418

Re: WPON Update - 2019

Is 1160 still using the North Rd towers in Fenton? I recall, from the WFEN/WACY era, the station was decent at the Flint township/Mt Morris township border, even at night. It was listenable anyway. WFEN was originated as a local service to the Fenton and northern Livingston/southern Genesee county ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 65
Views: 10278

Re: WBBL gone

Townsquare owns 104.9/1410, not Cumulus. There's no way Townsquare would ever do a deal of that nature with Cumulus. They did a back scratch deal like that in Lansing as I recall. Do you remember why? Townsquare used the WTRX call letters on 93.7 in Pontiac, IL for a while. So an important ingredie...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 65
Views: 10278

Re: WBBL gone

Not sure if they could swap out the WNWZ 1410 translator on 104.9 with the WJRW/WBBL 1340 AM translator, or would want to. Another topic for a former Univision VP to comment on. There's just no way to go E and SE on 106.1 well. They could park the WJRW callsign somewhere I guess if they think they a...
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours

CH DXing is fun lately. In Chicago near the Lake, WSGW is reportedly booming in especially during CH lately.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Oldies on AM 1500 during Critical Hours

Where was this?

WAKE Valpo, IN Oldies 1500. 1 kW DA Day toward Western, MI mainly. Has been off air. Trying to move to Hobart.

WPJX Zion, IL Heavy Metal, Polnet like G-Force. 250 watts DA Day toward MI.
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: FM translator signal range in Metro Detroit

Alaska again....our two FM translators on 97.5 for am 660 news talk and 107.9 for 820 ESPN. are 250 W and sit on Ester Dome 2000 feet up..they go out at least 25 miles//maybe further I will have to drive out farther// solid in a car/truck radio..... What about the translator for KBHR 570 K-Bear? Is...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Dr. Hook dies
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Dr. Hook dies

The songs, both Sylvia's Mother and The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, were actually written by Shel Silverstein. Sylvia's Mother was VERY autobiographical, except Pandolfi didn't fit the lyrics, so it became Avery. I think it captures the true feelings of all three people in such a situation, though s...