<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]
<p style=”text-align: left;”>By the way– I am looking to recap a 1962 Zenith AM FM</p>
Hi Fi radio. It sounds great and is LOUD. I love the sound.
It does need recapping and the dial cord is slipping.
Can I do this work myself?
I’ll have to dig up the model
number on this thing.
There are a couple of them on YouTube.
Brooce, P…[Read more]
So Hartford CT – winter 1967 — I was 12 years old.
WDRC 1360 was the thing.
EXCEPT for another station
just a bit before — I was 100 miles away from home in
Boston having retina surgery. WMEX on 1510 was there — a great top40 station. Upon returning to
CT shortly after — I tried to
receive WMEX with no results. I had no way of kn…[Read more]
About 1967 – when I was 12 — radio and music exploded
Hartford CT – WDRC 1360 5 KW directional – on from
6:AM until 1:AM. After 1:AM sign-off one night –
I captured WBAY 1360 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
WDRC in Hartford was pop top 40 – but THEY called it
the WDRC 1360 swingin 60 hit survey. So they had 60
top songs. I couldn’t fi…[Read more]
Neil – what a great thing to write about!
I’m doing the same thing.
I want to recap a radio – and then there are
some others – and I’m not sure what to do with
I love transmitting old radio shows, etc. etc. through
these old radios. I usually have several going at once
around the house.
Brooce Part 15 Hartford CT
I read this with great interest.
I have a 1939 RCA Model 60, just recently given
to me. At first I didn’t want it. Now it’s almost part
of the family. (To me anyway.)
I have not been able to get onto this board, but I hope I
can add more to this thread.
Brooce, Part15, Hartford, CT
This is what every Part 15er hopes will
happen — WELL — those who are broadcasting
good and different content to themselves anyway.
And then there is the greatest surprise — within
your teeny coverage area – your programming is
being enjoyed by someone you don’t know or
don’t know well.
Well – you know what I m…[Read more]
Yeah, that’s a good point.
We have a class D on 1120
about 10 miles from here.
It’s about 100 watts or so…
and directional. I’ll look
it up. Anyway– KMOX covers it up sometimes.
The AM BCB is such a mystery to me. That’s
why I keep trying to hear things. A few times in my
life I have heard European stations. Many years ago
I hear…[Read more]
I have wanted to put up some pictures of my
vintage Gates Studioette board and some radios,
When I get around to it, I’ll start another thread for that.
Thanks again Neil.
Brooce in Hartford
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