Problem is this discussion comes up on the forums but will do no good here.
It has to be presented to the FCC. To Congress people it election time when they will listen to you.
If it’s approached in the wrong way the fear is that it could backfire and you could loose what you have now.
Maybe if you contacted Michelle Bradley and tried to get…[Read more]
No space left here in the Greater Toronto area as the FM band is full. No space with a vacant spot on each side and not just Toronto stations but from other places around.
Putting a copper wire inside the tube may screw it up, The wire has to be by itself.
Hope you didn’t have covid!
On 1500 it still wasn’t much different than 1630 where I am now. But it got better when I shortened the antenna because the Procaster comes with a 104″ antenna not a 3 meter antenna as I had so when I shortened it it worked better. Asked about lengthening the antenna and found out out will make it worse as the on board…[Read more]
Also have a bit of carrier current going on here. The signal is getting into the house wiring and radiating outside from the house a bit and even getting into other houses via the Hydro A/C wiring. My listeners get it better in the house than the car!
With a portable if I go to the main power box in the basement the signal is so strong right…[Read more]
Horatio Caine said “I still have the pictures you sent me. Are you not using the ground lug? I know your Procaster is inside, but Gerry said to use a cold water pipe (if you have that) for grounding. Yeah…I realize that bends the rules some, but it could help.”
Here’s the thing. I am not using the ground lug at all! If I attached a ground wire t…[Read more]
As acting moderator I have to please ask that this disagreement between the two members be done off the forum as this is counter productive to the interests of the forum
which is part 15 hobby and others will see this and may be turned off from wanting to be here and that’s not right.
So I am ending this thread here.
Sorry to hear of your health situation. Yes I have realized my dream of a hobby station and have gotten listeners in my area and I never thought i would on AM when I switched.
Glad you can have your hobby and I agree the government doesn’t care about hobby radio….the FCC and Industry Canada but fortunately they allow us something. And with AM…[Read more]
FM has become useless here in Toronto also as not only the Toronto stations but from all the areas around. Buffalo, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Oshawa, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Kitchener/Waterloo, Rochester NY etc. No place where there’s blank space with clear adjacent spots each side. Going one frequency at a time in the car there’s something on…[Read more]
Sometimes if you are live a little echo is good. I remember listening to stations in the 60s where the DJ had a bit of echo or reverb in the studio and it had good effect. Cousin Brucie I remember in the late 60s and 70s had this.
Sorry to hear of the strict lockdown there….having to stay within 5 KLM of your home…wow. Hard to imagine they went that far. Yet Dea Matrona seem to be travelling around doing virtual shows from certain venues.
Anyways I don’t think I am a candidate for what you are locking for but in answer to your question there’s a few groups on Facebook…[Read more]
As of last night they were still there and after listening to the preacher for awhile it was finally announced that in “a few days” we will be off so Monday maybe.
When they are off I will see how quiet that spot is at night in Toronto. Should be good as it was a clear channel station. Hope if they come back it is somewhere else lower down on the…[Read more]
Understandable as components like capacitors change value at those temperatures. Assume you have the studio part with the input adjustment and modulation depth indoors.
-37 F Wow! Fortunately that is not for more than a few days a year.
This transmitter is quite good if it has to get that cold for it to malfunction and then be fine when it…[Read more]
The powerhouse clear channel station from NY at 1560 is gone so that may be a good spot to go as may be little interference at night.
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