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by djb
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

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: 28
Views: 1854

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: 254

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: 316

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: 358

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...
by djb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

The TCT studios of WAQP in Saginaw have been a ghost town for a few years now. Still a for sale sign out front, and a vehicle is there once every week or so. The STL tower still stands.
by djb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Rescan WEYI 25
Replies: 14
Views: 2412

Re: Rescan WEYI 25

Statman... Thank you for this info! I had looked into some of this as well, since the repacked stations did file for STA as well as CPs for their new allotments. Reading over some technical info submitted by WNEM, it looks like they were going to temporarily run on a side-mounted HPOL antenna, while...
by djb
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Rescan WEYI 25
Replies: 14
Views: 2412

Re: Rescan WEYI 25

How is everyone's signal after the repack? The stations that had to flip (5, 25, 46, 49 (though don't really care about 49)) all have far less signal strength/quality than before, despite power increases. Power increases had to occur due to the final repack stage to be a polarization switch to elipt...
by djb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!
Replies: 78
Views: 9244

Re: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!

I enjoy the severe weather coverage. When I see there is a storm outbreak I go to that markets TV station website and watch their coverage for hours and hours. Last night I was watching coverage from Kansas City from their local CBS affiliate. Good stuff! You might be the only one. He's not. I do t...
by djb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Free radio automation software
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Free radio automation software

Ed Joseph wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Do they still make XAP? I've only used the WA plug in. IIRC, the XAP wasn't free but the plug-in was?
I'm don't believe it is still in Development. IIRC, the developer now designs processors for a broadcast brand.

I will PM you a link.
by djb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Free radio automation software
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Free radio automation software

You don't need to be an SQL expert, and using MySQL is completely free. I run 3 instances of RadioDJ; two instances connected to one database, and another instance connected to a different database on the same database server (wife's playlist). Ed...awesome to hear you're using Sound Solution! I'm r...
by djb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Looking for antenna advice

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:32 am

Thanks. Looks like this is meant to be a vertical antenna. Have you ever tried it horizontal?
I've not.
by djb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Looking for antenna advice

Apologies; here's the main link: http://bobbyromeo.com/diy/make-your-own-uhf-hdtv-antenna/ Feedpoint is at the first bend from the bottom, where the distance between is 2"; you connect a 75/300ohm balun there. I have the "face" of mine pointing south (so, if looking at the pic, the left side element...
by djb
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Looking for antenna advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Looking for antenna advice

This... http://bobbyromeo.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/stealth_hawk-300x242.png I've built many home-brew antennas in the past for DTV; and this one (for me) has been the easiest and most effective. I did the 4-bay bowtie previously, and while it worked well on a calm day; a bit of wind would c...
by djb
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: ESPN 100.9 audio sounds like a tin can
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: ESPN 100.9 audio sounds like a tin can

They lost their STL in the high winds a few months back. Would guess they're on a POTS backup up to Pinny.