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by CK-722
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs You Haven't Heard In Years
Replies: 27
Views: 2704

Re: Songs You Haven't Heard In Years

I have heard this recently, because I play it for people to see if they can identify the artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd07qBmuiSM

"Back Up Train" by Al Green. A Local/Michigan Top 10 to Top 20. Hit #41 Hot 100. Lived in Grand Rapids at the time.
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3926

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

CHIR 730 later became CHYR-7 730. Here's a DX recording of CHYR-7 from Philadelphia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS_nQQDQtD8 Remember when CHYR had the "CHYR Mometer"? WTRX had the "TRXometer". WTAC had the "TACometer". My father explained to me what a tachometer really was, when he heard them g...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVN 610
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: WTVN 610

Good info; thanks to Oldies 84 for starting this thread. Indeed, I noticed zero sign of 610 WTVN at night earlier this week even though 700 WLW, 1020 KDKA and 1100 WTAM were piping in. The 610 spot on the dial was almost completely quiet at the time. It's OK to listen to WTVN, MW, even though it is...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVN 610
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: WTVN 610

Oldies 84 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Thanks CK-722, that indeed was helpful, I knew something wasn’t normal on that station, I just thought it was strange picking up what used to be WIP out of Philadelphia, What are the calls on that station now?
WTEL. I keep having to look it up.
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WTVN 610
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: WTVN 610

They are on STA at Night with 1000 watts nondirectional. WIP/WTEL comes in almost every Night now. If you look up the STA application on CDBS, you'll read what happened. Seems like one of the six towers collapsed, but I'd also have to look it up. It's still 5 kW nondirectional Days. With the DA, the...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

Here's the Allied Colorset 60. The next year, they added a Low V and a High V Reflector. It was then rated at 200 Miles VHF. For occasional tropo in the middle of the Night, when most stations except WGN-TV signed off, well, maybe on a good Night. http://www.alliedcatalogs.com/html/catalogs_addition...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 2855

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

You left the part out about the station moving from Fremont. It began as WBFC, a 100 watt station on 1490 in Fremont, in the early 1950s. It was 100 watts to protect WMDN/WMPX Midland. I suspect that they could have been 250 watts, or maybe even 1000 watts, from Fremont, if they had measured the con...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3926

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

CK 722, your post are very informative, and I do enjoy them very much, keep on writing Dude, and I’ll keep reading them, Have a good Day. Thanks for the compliment. I really did have a stash of electronics catalogs, but stacked neatly in the closet. We had a really good electronics store in Flint c...
by CK-722
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

40 element VHF Yagi? 220 miles? How about the curvature of the Earth? So, if I had a 40 foot tower in Monroe, Michigan, I highly doubt this antenna would pick-up Chicago stations? Or, would it (other than ducting). Most towers that went up here in Northern Ohio in the late 60's and early 70's were ...
by CK-722
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3926

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

They moved to 730 at night for 700 WLW??? From what I heard, a famous Michigan Radio Archivist complained to the FCC when they first moved to 710 at Night about interference to WLW 700 . CHYR had to move back to 730 Nights temporarily. That was part of what they argued to the CRTC to get them to ap...
by CK-722
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

I'm sorry I Hi Jack Mellencamped your thread! The Allied Catalog page links were on topic. The Screenplay was just for your entertainment1

Just indulge me once more.

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by CK-722
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

Eighth or Ninth Week #1. Probably one of the longest runs at #1 ever on The Big 89.

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by CK-722
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Easily Searchable Allied Catalogs!

I wonder what Mothers thought when they found ALLIED CATALOGS under their Sons' beds, and not what the neighbors' Mothers were finding. The Adventures of Helen and Pam, two American housewives growing up in the upscale Pleasant Valley Subdivision. Pam: "Helen, I'm really afraid that my son is going ...
by CK-722
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

Actually, mtburb, that's a fairly modern one, post large market UHF. That was probably 1965. In the late 1940s and 1950s, they mainly used VHF High-Lows, In-Lines, and Conicals. The trombone slides even hummed in the wind.
by CK-722
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

I remember not too many years ago, there were still a few old weather beaten 10 Element Channel 6 Yagis spread around Metro Detroit. I think I saw one in or around Grosse Pointe within the last five years. The reason was that before WKAR-TV came on, WJIM-TV, which became WLNS, used to carry a lot of...