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Messages - JimIO

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The RF Workbench / Re: C-QUAM stereo on PWM TX
« on: November 15, 2019, 0309 UTC »
What's the use having AM Stereo? Stations don't play nice love songs anymore,
like this:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV_rIY458gA    8)

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General Radio Discussion / Re: Play me some Jones
« on: November 14, 2019, 0359 UTC »
If people would ignore Jones he would go away. Problem solved.

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General Radio Discussion / Re: Recent FCC activity on HF
« on: November 08, 2019, 0354 UTC »
"According to the CIA World Factbook, the estimated
population of the United States (as of July 2004) is 293,027,571.
Estimates from reliable sources indicate that approximately 8 million
people (about 3% of Americans) live in gated communities"

I would stop talking about it...    8)

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Equipment / Re: Copper Clad Steel
« on: November 04, 2019, 1937 UTC »
The stuff works pretty good at 2.4ghz. That's why they make RP-SMA to F adapters.

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Equipment / Re: Copper Clad Steel
« on: November 03, 2019, 1609 UTC »
I think I lost an hour of sleep over that last night...    8)

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General Radio Discussion / Re: All Digital AM broadcast
« on: November 03, 2019, 0441 UTC »
"What does that have to do with digital AM?

+-RH"

If it happens stations that go all digital will increase their rates and make a short term profit. When new listeners don't come it will fall apart. I heard PG&E has a fleet of helicopters. They need guys with chainsaws and wood chippers.

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Equipment / Re: Recorder suggestions
« on: November 03, 2019, 0358 UTC »
"I've never heard anything off youtube that sounded that good, certainly not good enough for aggressive processing or re-coding.  There is always 'shimmer in the highs' MPEG artifacts.

+-RH"

I had to do some listening and thinking about that. Turns out the type of music I listen to won't let shimmer come through or benefit from aggressive processing.

   https://deepjams.net/

   https://tunein.com/radio/Deep-Jams-Radio-s224806/

Here's the last songs they played:

Jimi Hendrix - Jelly 292
Hot Tuna - That's Alright Mama
Trigger Hippy - Dry County
Warren Haynes - Blue Radio
Oteil And The Peacemakers - Get Ready
Widespread Panic - Tail Dragger
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin'
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - I'm A King Bee
Sonny Landreth - Walkin' Blues
Jimmy Herring - Bilgewater Blues

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General Radio Discussion / Re: All Digital AM broadcast
« on: November 03, 2019, 0103 UTC »
Let PG&E run all the AM stations...    8)

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Equipment / Re: 43m pirate TX antenna ideas
« on: November 02, 2019, 0528 UTC »
Don't get buried in the theory. Do a search for 'wire antenna calculator' to get some ideas of what will work in your situation. One more thing, even if that tx has been modified with a 3 wire power cord you still want to ground it.

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Equipment / Re: 43m pirate TX antenna ideas
« on: November 01, 2019, 2256 UTC »
A PL259 male to F female adapter and RG6 will get you from the tx to whatever antenna you decide on. The transmitter will work into 50-75 ohms. If you go with a dipole you can make a 1:1 balun with RG6 also.

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Equipment / Re: Recorder suggestions
« on: November 01, 2019, 2134 UTC »
"...and you can hear the difference.  Even on airchecks people send me I can tell if something came off low rate MP3 or YT. "

Did you know that YT usually has versions of different quality available and it sends the one it thinks matches the device you are using? You can view them with youtube-dl using the -F command and select the version with -f. It now automatilally selects the highest quality. I've never noticed a problem with the audio quality on YT.

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I was talking about "normal" people. Colonel Steve should have been locked up before he ever got on the air.

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I put "Colonel Steve Anderson" into the search and it only returns your message.

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I don't think any pirate would be more or less likely to be busted because of programming content. Somebody should test that...    8)

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Halloween show?    8)

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