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by Ed Joseph
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 14487

Re: 101.9 wldr

I truly miss live, local radio directed at their City of License, instead of this "Where ever you go, we're there, sucking as usual" garbage.
by Ed Joseph
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 14487

Re: 101.9 wldr

thats two, Nelson. Anything and I mean anything thats not premium choice/cumulus/iheart is just fine by me. I like being surprised by what is next, and frankly, i KNOW most of the tunes on WQON. Maybe i need meds, but thats my problem. I have to agree. I just listened to an hour long shortwave pira...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 103
Views: 9207

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

I have always viewed the market environment up north to be just plain nuts. But this is how corporate anything works, by gobbling up all the locals to make one giant, tasteless pancake. Sad to see all of these formerly decent stations tossed around again. It never seems to stop up there. The whole "...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

I remember actually seeing that RCA at WKNX working back in the Day. It was trashed to make room for the MW10 in around 1979-80.

Edit: Honestly, I thought the RCA sounded better than the Harris.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Anybody Have Any Experience With Fixing d'Arsonval Signal/Battery Strength Meters/Circuits?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Anybody Have Any Experience With Fixing d'Arsonval Signal/Battery Strength Meters/Circuits?

Indeed, what SolarMax said. Plastic meter faces are notorious for that. I have a Simpson 260 with the plastic lense bezel which says right in it do not wipe this lense... I always took a small chunk of foil and grounded it with a test jumper and them lightly pressed it flat to the lense. Most of the...
by Ed Joseph
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Flying Beers Hamfest on September 22nd
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Flying Beers Hamfest on September 22nd

If you hear of any other ham swaps, please post them in the marketplace.
by Ed Joseph
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need headphone advicex
Replies: 26
Views: 1533

Re: Need headphone advicex

Between radio and working at the Jeep plant for ten years, the ringing is pretty extreme at times. Left ear is really bad, and follows my heartbeat like a heart monitor.
by Ed Joseph
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need headphone advicex
Replies: 26
Views: 1533

Re: Need headphone advicex

LOL... I can still hear 10k, but the tininitus is a real bitch. I just proofed out an Optimod 8000 I had sleeping on the shelf here and I could hear to around 11.5k or so when sweeping tones thru it. Granted, the "test" jacks are *after* the preemphasis, so...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The "other" Crowbar
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: The "other" Crowbar

Y M Ionhere wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:16 pm
I was a fan of that band as a high school geek in the mid-90s. At that time, i was searching for the absolute heaviest music i could find.
One of the guitarists either used bass strings or all high E strings to get that really heavy, deep sound.
That's one way to induce migraines!
by Ed Joseph
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Brother Stair still on the radio
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Brother Stair still on the radio

One thing I don't understand is why "ministries" continue to broadcast years after the guy croaks. Gene Scott, for one. Or years after these ministers failed outright, Harold Camping. I know Camping is pretty much gone from the airwaves since the dissolution of Family Radio, but I heard a Gene Scott...
by Ed Joseph
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

At some point, this Orban was evidently moved to the AM... as I think back, the phase was probably reversed to the TX. Honestly, I think I'd rather have analog STL over digital. That's just me. I do not trust digital, or especially the internet infrastructure, to be hardened enough if the Sun decide...
by Ed Joseph
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

ImageThis, exactly... Only left channel was wired up.
by Ed Joseph
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

Yes the panels were dark turquoise I recall... forgot about the WDEY transmitter... totally Was there also one at WFEN or was that a Continental? I'm thinking the latter now... There was a BTA 1 at WGRY when I was there. I could never get that thing past 85% positives, but I wasn't there very long t...
by Ed Joseph
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

Which BTA5, audiophile? The only one I've personally had experience with was at WTRX. That was the main TX at least until Cu bought the place. Not sure if they run it or replaced it since then.
by Ed Joseph
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Trials of restoring Heathkit DX-35

I considered solid-stating the power supply, but I decided that having the B+ on the plates immediately with this rig would be a bad thing... I've been toying with the idea of just homebrewing it into a kinda "URR navy transmitter" looking rackmount rig, 2 band screen mod AM with like 20 watts PEP o...