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Author Topic: Radio Newyork International (RNI)  (Read 6017 times)

Offline Capt. Kidd

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Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« on: February 23, 2018, 0018 UTC »
This station later became WBCQ. There’s not much reading out there on the internet but there are some news segments on YouTube if you hunt around.

http://rfny.hankhayes.com/05_rni.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Newyork_International
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Re: Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 0220 UTC »
There's JohnLightning.Com too  :-*

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Re: Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 1854 UTC »
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Re: Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2023, 1311 UTC »
Those were some fun times, when RNI was on and Johnny Lightning was doing his thing. There was a whole movement of radio and TVRO satellite nerds, including myself, who were followers of the shows on shortwave and unencrypted subcarrier downlinks. This was big before the Web.
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Re: Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2023, 1210 UTC »
JPL also posts material here:

https://soundcloud.com/ohnightning
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Re: Radio Newyork International (RNI)
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2023, 2120 UTC »
Those were some fun times, when RNI was on and Johnny Lightning was doing his thing. There was a whole movement of radio and TVRO satellite nerds, including myself, who were followers of the shows on shortwave and unencrypted subcarrier downlinks. This was big before the Web.

That was back in the days when you could tell who had the Playboy Channel by the direction their dish was pointing and it's tilt in relation to the horizon.

A friend's Dad sold satellite dishes locally. I worked for him part-time after I got out of college. He'd rent them out to bars and lodges for big sports events. That guy sold more of those dishes that way than you would believe. We'd bring a box of pamphlets with his business cards stapled to them. He was a former car salesman, he called those rentals his "puppy dog close". Once they had one they didn't want to give them up. A nice chunk of the people who came in wanted one, too. His info was at the end of the bar just waiting to be picked up.