So I already wrote a fairly long reply for this thread on Tuesday – which I unwittingly blew away!
Maybe if I just post some facts that will help. At least it will get the ball rolling!
So my carrier current operation was on the unlikely frequency of 1020 kHz!
I built the coupler myself.
I will tell you more, but for the…[Read more]
Great to hear from you!
My experiences in the carrier current world are sort of upside-down and backwards, but nonetheless interesting.
I will be feeding you bits and pieces here as best as I can.
I did have a functioning carrier current system in my neighborhood back 8 or 10 years ago. I was proud of it because it worked, but it was…[Read more]
I have an LPB AM-6, which I have always enjoyed.
It uses 3 6AL11 compactrons.
It is broken now, and acts very strangely.
Still – it is a prized piece of gear. I have other vacuum tube gear here.
I’ll be back.
I have several things keeping me away from here, and these things are all problems that are external to the site.
Last spring I had to tear down my radio set-up so one of my kids could move back into that room And I was glad to do it.. I don’t even have a good place to type now
I have been AM BCB DXing out in the back yard and while wa…[Read more]
I am interested in the science of this thing. I have read that the one station now operating the digital mode — WWFD, 820 kHz, near Washington, DC, has a fairly large coverage area. (If received on a compatable digital radio.) Apparently the station was heard on the Connecticut/NY line at least once. I have seen the “digital car…[Read more]
Zoomer Radio used to be CBL, a CBC outlet. That and CBM on 940 kHz were favorites for my brother and I back decades ago.
Those were Canadian Broadcast Corporation outlets. They boomed into our Hartford, CT location at night and were heard on the big heavy HQ-140X and many other radios.
Both 740 and 940 were/are Canadian clear channels. In th…[Read more]
Regarding the CBS Radio Mystery Theater (sp?) — it was a huge part of my life from it’s start in roughly 1973 (?) to it’s end in or about 1983. I listened no matter where I was and so did my friends. We caught it on local WPOP 1410, Hartford, CT at 10:PM, I think. If we missed
that we would catch it on WTOP, Washington DC, or the…[Read more]
This is so amazing that I don’t even know where to start to talk about it. I am fortunate enough to receive CHML on 900 and “Zoomer” radio on 740, as I live in Connecticut.
Both of those radio stations are special to me in different ways.
More on that some other time.
Please excuse any misprints or whatever.
New transmitters are always fun. For me it doesn’t matter what it is. A one transistor transmitter sitting on the floor of the kitchen is as much fun as my SS-Tran, or a big ham transmitter. (Yeah – I’ve got a ham license.). It’s the same with receivers. Of course a portable AM Part 15 station would be a cool challenge. There was a guy who…[Read more]
And Mr. Legend:
The laws of physics and where THE ELECTRONS come from and where they go is what determines the results.
The equipment just helps everything go in the right direction.
So take your time and don’t worry about the outcome.
The water table and ground conductivity are probably
unknowns, as well.
I built a 13.560 MHz transmitter and that in itself was fun.
It was a long time ago. A couple of different people did it. I can come back with more tech info later — I can’t stay on here too long right now.
The XMTR has a few mW of power in the output. I still have it.
Amplitude modulated, of course.
Great fun. It’s signal traveled man…[Read more]
Yes. I’m very interested in this and also
the adapters that allow one to use the device
In places other than the car.
These transmitters don’t last forever. They break
and we keep having to get replacements.
My C Crane transmitter is about 15 years old
and it’s getting pretty rough around the edges.
The thing doesn’t have to go very far b…[Read more]
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hartford, Connecticut – where I hang my hat – has a lot of pirates on AM and FM.</p>
As more LPFMs or translators come
on the air, the pirates try to move. Just in the last couple
of weeks, a pirate with a large coverage area was squashed by
a new translator that is running max erp (for translators.)
I was amused…[Read more]
<p style=”text-align: left;”>When I was 6 or 7 years old I connected some wires to a big</p>
battery and hung them straight up in the air with some string.
Then I went to the other side of
the room and connected some long wires to a little motor. After I hung THOSE wires up in the air — I looked at the whole thing for a…[Read more]
<p style=”text-align: left;”><b>Really fun thread!</b></p>
I missed the experience of the
Our bunch have a parallel story.
We had the Lafayette KT-195 transmitter kit. (Two of them,
actually.) We also had 2 Lafayette
990177 phono oscillators that used 12BE6 and 35W4 tubes.
They were all bad performers
and were ve…[Read more]
<b>I did not know this. The first thing that comes to mind is how it will change AM BCB DX</b>
during critical hours.
Then there are a whole bunch of other things after that.
Best wishes to all.
Brooooce Part 15 Hartford CT
Right! Good question.
It’s a vacuum tube radio.
I’m thinking I will pay someone to recap this.
When the radio is turned
on it hums a real lot. As the
tubes warm up the hum goes way down.
BUT maybe not enough.
I’m not sure. There is a big
vintage radio crowd around here. I might be able to get an identical radio that is in bett…[Read more]
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