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WWFD 820 Becomes First All-Digital AM Station  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 17 2018

IRCA
Hereâs some news that Iâm not sure how to feel about:

https://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/headline_id=n35675


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.

âNothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody elseâs favorite songââ

 

WWFD 820 Becomes First All-Digital AM Station  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 17 2018

IRCA
There will now be just digital hash where the AM signal would have been.
But the rush into this ignores some important points -

1. How many car radios are capable of receiving these transmissions ? My
understanding was that carmakers were reducing, not increasing the HD
capability as standard equipment because it hadn't caught on.
2. How many listeners are driven off by the low range AM signal - which
will continue and perhaps be worse - and not by analog
3. How many people actually listen on AM anyway and would this change them ?

I predict this adventure will fail.


Russ Edmunds
15 mi NW Phila
Grid FN20id
<wb2bjh@gmail.com>

AM: Modified Sony ICF2010's (3) barefoot w/whip
FM: Yamaha T-80 & T-85, each w/ Conrad RDS Decoder;
Onkyo T-450RDS; Tecsun PL-310 ( 4); Sony XDRS3HD;
modified Sony ICF2010's (2) w/APS9B @ 15';
modified Sony ICF2010 w/whip


On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:37 PM, Les Rayburn <les@highnoonfilm.com> wrote:

> Hereâs some news that Iâm not sure how to feel about:
>
> https://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/headline_id=n35675
>
>
>
>
> 73,
>
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
> 121 Mayfair Park
> Maylene, AL 35114
> EM63nf
>
> Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.
>
> Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy
> Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner
> 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum
> Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.
>
> âNothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody elseâs favorite songââ
>
>
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>
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> IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>
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>

 

WWFD 820 Becomes First All-Digital AM Station  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 17 2018

IRCA
Letâs hope so.

I was unimpressed even with HD FM coverage. Too many drop outs.

Is 1500 in DC still iboc?

Russ Johnson

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 17, 2018, at 8:35 AM, Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> There will now be just digital hash where the AM signal would have been.
> But the rush into this ignores some important points -
>
> 1. How many car radios are capable of receiving these transmissions ? My
> understanding was that carmakers were reducing, not increasing the HD
> capability as standard equipment because it hadn't caught on.
> 2. How many listeners are driven off by the low range AM signal - which
> will continue and perhaps be worse - and not by analog
> 3. How many people actually listen on AM anyway and would this change them ?
>
> I predict this adventure will fail.
>
>
> Russ Edmunds
> 15 mi NW Phila
> Grid FN20id
> <wb2bjh@gmail.com>
>
> AM: Modified Sony ICF2010's (3) barefoot w/whip
> FM: Yamaha T-80 & T-85, each w/ Conrad RDS Decoder;
> Onkyo T-450RDS; Tecsun PL-310 ( 4); Sony XDRS3HD;
> modified Sony ICF2010's (2) w/APS9B @ 15';
> modified Sony ICF2010 w/whip
>
>
>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:37 PM, Les Rayburn <les@highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hereâs some news that Iâm not sure how to feel about:
>>
>> https://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/headline_id=n35675
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Les Rayburn, N1LF
>> 121 Mayfair Park
>> Maylene, AL 35114
>> EM63nf
>>
>> Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.
>>
>> Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy
>> Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner
>> 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum
>> Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.
>>
>> âNothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody elseâs favorite songââ
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> IRCA mailing list
>> IRCA@hard-core-dx.com
>> http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca
>>
>> Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the
>> original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the
>> IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>>
>> For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org
>>
>> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>>
>>
> _______________________________________________
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> IRCA@hard-core-dx.com
> http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca
>
> Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers
>
> For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org
>
> To Post a message: irca@hard-core-dx.com
>

 

TP 16 Jul Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 17 2018

IRCA
not too exciting this morning

pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker, at least briefly):

nope


Reasonable audio at times during the period (much of it understandable by a native speaker, though often battling w/splash or noise):

nope...

not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or noise could be understood by a native speaker:


and nope


Burbles in the splatter and noise (if lucky, language might be guessed at by cadence of talk, or parallel established by changes in talk or music)

612 woman talking, DU English intonation 1225UT

774 man talking Japanese intonation 1150UT

1503 man talking, DU English intonation, sports announcer? 1222UT

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged by splatter)

594 828 seemed to be Asian;
603 675 738 774 828 1017 1026 1098 1494 1566 seemed to be DU

best wishes,

Nick


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

Stan's dog, story, KKLF, Richardson, TX  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 17 2018

IRCA
Thank you for the info about KKLF, Ward. It is always nice to know more
about the DX stations I worked.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 7/16/18 12:37 AM, Ward Elliott via IRCA wrote:

 

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