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Offline East Troy Don

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WPHT Philadelphia
« on: October 16, 2020, 0157 UTC »
1210 @ 01:40 UTC with syndicated Conservative talk show discussing validity of polling, bias media coverage, todays Hunter Biden scandal etc , etc, etc.
01:52 commercial block Fisher investments
01:53  Allstate ad
01:54  BlueCross ad
01:56  Station ID

S9+20 tonite on the 750 with just the whip
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Sangean ATS-909X .  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  90 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: WPHT Philadelphia
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 1430 UTC »
1210 @ 01:40 UTC with syndicated Conservative talk show discussing validity of polling, bias media coverage, todays Hunter Biden scandal etc , etc, etc.
01:52 commercial block Fisher investments
01:53  Allstate ad
01:54  BlueCross ad
01:56  Station ID

S9+20 tonite on the 750 with just the whip

Don,
Just a heads up on your 750,
that S9+20 was with just the rotating ferrite bar on top of the radio,
the whip is only in use on SW, FM, and VHF air.
For LW/MW, the rotating ferrite bar is used unless you plug an external antenna
into the jack on the backside of the bar.  The jack is of the shorting type and
it disconnects the bar when an external antenna is plugged in.
(It also appears to disconnect the RF amp probably so as not to
overload the radio on strong AM signals when an external antenna is used).
On mine, the INT/EXT antenna switch on the side of the radio has no affect on LW/MW.
The 750 is a unique portable because it has the nice feature of provision for
external antennas on all bands.  Most portables don't allow for an external
LW/MW antenna. 

The owners manual is rather vague about all this, it took me a while to
sort it all out.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: WPHT Philadelphia
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 1447 UTC »
Good Lord, you are correct PV - the amazing thing is I was rotating the antenna as I was logging this in .   Incredible -  Guess I should've left the Woodford Reserve in the bottle that night !
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Sangean ATS-909X .  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  90 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: WPHT Philadelphia
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 2236 UTC »
Don,

WPHT is the big blaster on 1210 at night but just wondering if you have ever heard
WJNL on that channel ?  It is an omnidirectional 50kw daytimer located near
Traverse City MI.  Have never heard WJNL here in southern MI but maybe you can receive
via propagation over Lake Michigan. 
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