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Offline ThaDood

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Time to Come Clean on AM Quality? Well, yeah!
« on: January 08, 2022, 1845 UTC »
Article from an ENG to Radio World,   https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/guest-commentaries/time-to-come-clean-on-am-quality

My $0.02 worth was that I believe that the noise levels are like X10 of what they were, even 30-some years ago, when I wrote back to him.
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Re: Time to Come Clean on AM Quality? Well, yeah!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 1918 UTC »
The noise levels are indeed much greater.

When I moved into my house in 2001, the MW band was as clean as could be here. Today in 2022, its a mess of noise and has been for 10-15 years. When the power goes out, the band cleans right up, so I grab a battery operated radio to do some quick DXing.

Also, how many stations actually care about their AM stations these days or are they used as an excuse to get an FM translator?

I sure would like to see AM Stereo increase in usage on the MW band.

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Re: Time to Come Clean on AM Quality? Well, yeah!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2022, 2007 UTC »
Actually, don't you still have an AM Stereo station in your area?    https://radio-locator.com/info/WXYG-AM?loc=44.96446%2C-93.26820&locn=Minneapolis%2C%20Minnesota   How's that one sound?
Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...

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Re: Time to Come Clean on AM Quality? Well, yeah!
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 0335 UTC »
Oh yes, 540 WXYG is in glorious AM Stereo.

Need more.

They sounds great, plus they play great music. too. Other stations can learn a thing or two from them...
« Last Edit: January 10, 2022, 0340 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: Time to Come Clean on AM Quality? Well, yeah!
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 2003 UTC »
Just please get rid of iboc.
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