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by djb
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Bye Bye Parler!
Replies: 110
Views: 2007

Re: Bye Bye Parler!

Parler - Just a Bandcamp for Trumpets.
by djb
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: The New K107.3 Flint's Classic Hits
Replies: 54
Views: 2499

Re: The New K107.3 Flint's Classic Hits

More like:

"We left these artists behind us years ago, and I'm not letting the same happen to me. We spun up 107.3FM so I could continue to host, bringing the format more inline with what I am most hip to".
by djb
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: A little help with plugging away
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: A little help with plugging away

What you have here is a cable that splits the analog VGA signal pins of Red, Green, and Blue to individual connectors. These would get attached to a device that would accept RGB (professional NTSC monitor, video recorder (think BNC jacks), etc - most notably used these days in projectors). The descr...
by djb
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DIY antenna designs for attic?
Replies: 52
Views: 3271

Re: DIY antenna designs for attic?

I built the stealth-hawk antenna, which resides in a tree in my backyard.

Able to pull in all locals and LP-TV stations. Does well on VHF as well.

https://blog.solidsignal.com/tutorials/ ... -antennas/
by djb
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Earth Conductivity vs. Groundwave Field Intensity
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Earth Conductivity vs. Groundwave Field Intensity

My aunt who once lived in Atlanta had mentioned to me that she was frequently able to pickup WJR in her car radio when she was up in the northern hills of Atlanta suburbs.
by djb
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3208

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

BMW... I was out of there by 2001 or so, so not quite sure what happened beyond then. I wouldn't doubt that some songs may have been pitched higher (songs 128bpm or so) - but I'm not entirely sure. If I remember correctly, Scott Studios had the ability set the pitch within the software as well. Perh...
by djb
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: How does Nielsen work
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: How does Nielsen work

What stations did you list? For me, a mix between WKQZ and WMJO. There was one day I was messing with my SDR, so I logged WJR for an hour as well. I logged WIOG in my diary the few times we were together in our vehicles. My daughter is pretty much exclusively WIOG when she's not watching Youtube. M...
by djb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Weather Balloons
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Weather Balloons

This would be interesting to try and catch with my SDR...

https://www.overlookhorizon.com/how-to- ... -balloons/
by djb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3208

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

102.5 WIOG during first decade of the 2000s. They sped their music up by as much as 6 percent and the bass was very distorted (had a distinct sound that I can't describe). For a brief time afterwards they sounded much better, though today I note that they are once again way over-processed. 760 WJR ...
by djb
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: How does Nielsen work
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: How does Nielsen work

I'll be happy to answer this, as we just mailed back our diaries for the 6 days after the election. About a month ago, we received a letter in the mail from Nielsen, stating that we've been selected to participate in radio ratings for our market. The letter included $2 in CASH. If I remember correct...
by djb
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3208

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

WCHW FM Bay City Central high school (91.3) late 70's through the 90's because it was in MONO. Not only was it in mono, but audio was fed from a Gatesway II console to a CBS Labs Volumax, then to a Dorrough DAP 310. The Gateway II often had leaking caps, "steps" in its pots, and was rotting away fa...
by djb
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3208

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

WCHW FM Bay City Central high school (91.3) late 70's through the 90's because it was in MONO. Not only was it in mono, but audio was fed from a Gatesway II console to a CBS Labs Volumax, then to a Dorrough DAP 310. The Gateway II often had leaking caps, "steps" in its pots, and was rotting away fa...
by djb
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 09/26-27 Tropo
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: 09/26-27 Tropo

I wonder if this was affecting VHF as well? I was getting some strange (spanish?) speaking conversations on Coast Guard 21A channel on my scanner the past few days. Now, we do have a foreign (European) ship docked in port in Bay City; so it's a possibility it was that. However, the Coast Guard never...
by djb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 5G Stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 369

5G Stuff

So, I've been hearing some acquaintances talking about the 5G rollout. Apparently in the midst of everything COVID-19, there's some 5G something or other going on. I completely missed whatever this is about. I know there's a whole thing about 5G being dangerous (seems as though everyone's touting th...
by djb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Wifi Slow Down Due To Increased Home Use
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Wifi Slow Down Due To Increased Home Use

RDP session are typically about 24kbytes per second. Unless you're transferring a file between local and RDP session, it's likely NOT VPN and RDP causing your slowdown. PPS (packets per second) on RDP are higher than a streaming service - so overall performance of a WiFi access point (CPU, RAM) coul...