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by Arthur Mometer
Sat May 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WFDF Is Ninety Seven Today, Belated WJR Ninety Seventh! WWJ 100th Next Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 128

WFDF Is Ninety Seven Today, Belated WJR Ninety Seventh! WWJ 100th Next Year!

WFDF is 97 today. It signed on May 25, 1922. WJR turned 97 on May 4. I hear that WWJ is planning a big party next year for its 100th Anniversary. I remember watching VP/GM Don DeGroot MC on WWJ-TV 4 for the 50th Anniversary in 1970. DeGroot started at WFDF as a teenager circa 1931.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri May 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 42
Views: 5769

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

CMU doesn't need a higher power translator in Sterling.
by Arthur Mometer
Wed May 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: We're Ahead Of The Curve Again On TV Antennas!
Replies: 7
Views: 348

We're Ahead Of The Curve Again On TV Antennas!

TV Antennas are the latest thing for young adults as well as older Americans. Next rage will be the resurgence of landlines. Vacuum tubes are still very much alive and hot in guitar amplifiers, and Russian avionics. Spooks are using typewriters and snail mail for secret communications. What's next? ...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fm translators
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Fm translators

Remember listening at WVIC 730 as a kid....had a nice top 40 format and a great daytime signal In the History Card for WVIC...WVFN, it shows that WGN objected to the application for 730. Not may details, so I don’t know how it was resolved. WITL 1010 was close to WCFL...WMVP overlap also. But the h...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fm translators
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Fm translators

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:37 pm
WJRW is owned by Cumulus.

WVFN is owned by Townsquare.
It's had to keep track of all the changes. Some of those translator applications go that far back, to when they were coowned.
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fm translators
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Fm translators

They’re working on a rebuild at KAAY, so they’re spending money. They just finished the WJRW build out.
by Arthur Mometer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

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

Most of us were introduced to Crystal Set DX by accident. Usually it happens with the 8-16 years old experimenter who has received or built a crystal type set. We should have realized that AM BC DX was possible when the "Voice Of America signing off from Greenville, North Carolina" started coming th...
by Arthur Mometer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 43
Views: 1240

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

WNOB 107.9, now WENZ, was my very FIRST true DX log on FM. But nowhere near the furthest. Growing up in Central Genesee County, there were few local FMs at the time, but a lot from Detroit Birmingham Dearborn Windsor, Lansing East Lansing, and Saginaw Bay City Midland, and other towns in between, La...
by Arthur Mometer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Network tv switch, nearly 25 years later: who was the winner?
Replies: 25
Views: 1334

Re: Network tv switch, nearly 25 years later: who was the winner?

Steve Korvette is correct, WGPR-TV was always a full power TV station. It was on UHF, which limited their service area to nearly a strict line of sight. This sounds like a hit job that Channel 2, 4,and 7 sales departments might have done to undermine UHF competitors. That included 20, 50, and 56 on ...
by Arthur Mometer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots

I should have specified BCB, but its good to look at WWV/H 2500 kHz, CHU 3330 kHz, WWV/H 5000 kHz, CFRX 6070 kHz, CHU 7850 kHz, and WWV/H 10000 kHz.
by Arthur Mometer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Aurora Borealis AM BCB DX Pilots

The Northern Lights have been predicted tonight. Some of my predictive DX Pilots. Signs of impending display. All nearby stations will have nearly Daytime signal condiions (Groundwave) with Night facilities. Here's some to note in SE MI. 600 WSNL No cochannel QRM from WMT and CKAT. 730 WVFN No cocha...
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WKQZ Signal
Replies: 3
Views: 386

WKQZ Signal

How is the signal on WKQZ in Saginaw and the South part of the Tri Cities Market? Does it have a noticeably weaker signal there?

Is there significant listening in the areas from Pinconning to West Branch and beyond? Do they get significant revenue from the Northern regions?
by Arthur Mometer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Programmable Thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 310

There are some advantages to the "old" mechanical switches and timers, whether they are in your kitchen appliances, washing machines, dryers, and home irrigation equipment (AKA sprinkler timers). Oh. Thermostats. They don't have hundreds of PN junctions that can blow out in thunderstorms, high elect...
by Arthur Mometer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Re: Day & Night at WDTW (AM)

The acceptance of that large of an augmentation is problematic to me. I noticed that a year or so ago. You do realize that there is only 5000 watts to radiate. If it's going South, there has to be a real reduction to the North, or somewhere, like above the horizon. I learned this from Carl Smith's c...