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by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns
Replies: 20
Views: 4818

Re: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns

Nopers, it's more of a half-and-half thing right now. 98.9 Whitehall usually occupies half the frequency here. It's strong enough to hear but still very much a semi-local. On the car radio, it's listenable on a good day, weak and staticy on a bad day. I usually hear Tomah and/or Two Rivers at least ...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns
Replies: 20
Views: 4818

Re: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns

I think part of the reason it was so strong in those areas for me was because I was driving on M-6 when monitoring it. My car has a back window directional antenna, so I was aiming right at it and away from 98.7. But certainly it was having some issues with 98.7 in the GR area, no doubt there. But I...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns
Replies: 20
Views: 4818

Re: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns

I don't know why it isn't mentioned further, but 98.9 signed on weeks ago. It can be heard throughout the area, though 98.7 kind of kills it off within the city. Easy to hear in Wyoming and Kentwood. I hear it very regularly up here in Fremont too when things are quieter, as long as WEMP isn't peeki...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Kama Bay, Ont. Bandscan

KAMA BAY LOOKOUT, ONTARIO BANDSCAN July 26, 2018 1345 - 1515 / 19°C Location: 48°57'59.2"N 87°59'08.7"W 960 feet (360 feet above lake level) 81 stations total / Average distance: 191 mi. The third bandscan in the Lake Superior series, here is Kama Bay Lookout, high above Lake Superior. Kama Bay Loo...
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Thank you, and top o' the turkey to you this Thanksgiving, Turkeytop. I can only say that once a year. It's weird to combine DX and photography. I wish I had done it sooner, though I at least did it a bit in the past. Just a bit though.
Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:34 am
Amazing photo. You have a rare talent.
by cckadlec
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Portable Chargers For Cell Phones, Tablets, and Laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Portable Chargers For Cell Phones, Tablets, and Laptops

It does, very well!! Thanks :razz

And it's quite true. Engineers know a lot of crap that can really help people. It makes me wonder how many engineers actually lurk on this board. We know stations owners are around, because when you badmouth them, they tend to peek their heads out.
by cckadlec
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Portable Chargers For Cell Phones, Tablets, and Laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Portable Chargers For Cell Phones, Tablets, and Laptops

This is a strange question for an engineering and DXing category. :wink:
by cckadlec
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Terrace Bay, Ont. Bandscan

TERRACE BAY, ONTARIO BANDSCAN July 26, 2018 0935-1035 & 1055-1145 / 13°C Terrace Bay Beach: 48°46'17.0"N 87°06'58.9"W (615 ft.) Pumphouse Beach: 48°46'34.9"N 87°05'16.6"W (645 ft.) 81 stations total / Average distance: 202 mi. Heading counter-clockwise around Lake Superior, here is a bandscan from ...
by cckadlec
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

KLZ's primary coverage is on the east shore of Lake Superior, the north and west shore of Lake Huron, and the north and east shore of Lake Michigan. Keep in mind also that stations to the southwest are more likely and more intense at this location due to the shoreline facing southwest. But fear not,...
by cckadlec
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

These locations are very much pre-selected and fit a series of guidelines from elevation to coastal orientation and site spacing. The days are planned with (hopefully) enough time to complete scheduled bandscans and see all the sights along the way. I can't always say it works out as I planned. It m...
by cckadlec
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

Good things come to those who ask! I have edited the post to include two photos, one from each site. I did not remember to take a photo with my radio at that site. Time was running low, the weather was growing iffy and was still rather cold, and just things were frazzled. I guess you can't remember ...
by cckadlec
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Upcoming: 500 TOH IDs from Fremont, Mich.
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Milwaukee TOH IDs

MILWAUKEE TOP-OF-HOUR IDs -- From my upcoming "500 Top-of-Hour IDs" 5 1/2 hour audio compilation at the end of next month, here are the 43 TOH IDs in the Milwaukee area, as recorded on my portable radio from home in Fremont. [ LISTEN TO MILWAUKEE TOP-OF-HOUR IDs HERE ] These are IDs from stations b...
by cckadlec
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Re: Lake Superior Bandscan Series

MARATHON, ONTARIO BANDSCAN July 25, 2018 1800-1825 & 1855-1950 / 15°C Pebble Beach: 48°42'24.4"N 86°23'11.3"W (640 ft.) Gchi-Waaswaaganing: 48°42'40.9"N 86°19'17.6"W (1030 ft.) 76 stations total / Average distance: 191 mi. Here is a bandscan from Marathon, Ontario, monitored at Pebble Beach near be...
by cckadlec
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Superior Bandscan Series
Replies: 29
Views: 4951

Lake Superior Bandscan Series

The following maps and scans are from my Lake Superior radio study of this past summer. Instead of posting these many dial scans in separate posts, I will post them as comments below with commentary as necessary. For those who don't often get to this lake, I hope you can enjoy these. :o Equipment is...
by cckadlec
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Upcoming: 500 TOH IDs from Fremont, Mich.
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: Upcoming: 500 TOH IDs from Fremont, Mich.

Thanks! I do photography as well as DX, and started to photograph my radio at each bandscan site starting with my Lake Superior scans in July, all the way around the lake at each site, and then did the same for Lake Erie, Ontario, and the ocean in August. It gives the bandscan a bit extra. As it's j...