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SOWNY » CFCO-FM Chatham Application » July 2, 2024 3:55 pm

rk12
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Why spend money for larger coverage ? 580 has good enough signal.Its CFCO that will loose coverage but pretty sure the advertisers are all local.Music needs to be on FM to survive.

SOWNY » Bell's Radio Shedding Spree Continues, Unloading 28 Stations » July 2, 2024 3:47 pm

rk12
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Such poor management spending billions getting all those radio stations and not knowing radio was on the decline.Still radio has many motorist listeners perhaps there are now to many stations in small markets.

SOWNY » Why Did Toronto Viewers See Ottawa's Local News On CBC On Canada Day? » July 2, 2024 3:40 pm

rk12
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They should just run CBC News network if their not doing local.

SOWNY » Major changes happening at CHIN Radio » June 24, 2024 6:12 pm

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I am in N/W Mississauga and 91.9 is just static.1540 perfect clear.My prediction is they will want more power for 91.9 and shutdown 1540. 

SOWNY » FCC Gives OK To "Geocasting" Technology - But There's A Catch » June 23, 2024 10:20 am

rk12
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Can you imagine driving on edge of low power transmitter and have it cut in and out with main transmitter with a different commercial.You would likely change to different channel.Most  radio listening is done in cars, broadcasters need to think moving reception.This can only work if there is  no signal from main transmitter at all,like behind a mountain.

SOWNY » FCC Gives OK To "Geocasting" Technology - But There's A Catch » June 23, 2024 9:29 am

rk12
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This would work much better if the US switched to DAB.

SOWNY » Will Next Week's Heat Dome Be A Bonus For DXers? » June 15, 2024 11:22 am

rk12
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HD radio signals interfere with upper and lower adjacent channels so if your in GTA not much open spectrum to DX.

SOWNY » CN Tower Master FM Antenna » June 7, 2024 11:19 am

rk12
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When you lose a .2,.3,.4 HD signal the radio drops back to analog FM station which is very annoying.Most radio usage is in cars so why bother with .2,.3 signals.

SOWNY » CN Tower Master FM Antenna » June 7, 2024 10:03 am

rk12
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They should just use the entire HD bandwidth for the .1 signal and have the best possible sound quality.

SOWNY » CRTC: Foreign Streamers Must Fork Over 5% Of Domestic Revenues » June 6, 2024 11:29 am

rk12
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To be fair why would Crave not be forced to pay the 5% too ? They are exactly the same as Netflix.

SOWNY » Ratings In For Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria & More » May 31, 2024 1:09 pm

rk12
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The ratings for Hamilton are kind of useless with 70% listening elsewhere.

SOWNY » Is Some Owner Really Selling A Toronto Radio Station? » May 27, 2024 9:44 am

rk12
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An omni signal coverage from downtown indicates an FM station.

SOWNY » When One HD Radio Signal Interferes With Another Station » May 19, 2024 9:04 am

rk12
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HD radio transmits in the adjacent channels above and below the actual frequency potentially interferring with 2 other FM stations.All HD radio should be equipped with HD reception off setting so hijacking can be turned off.DAB was a much better,wish Canada stayed with it.

SOWNY » Is CBC Radio Back On In Kitchener-Waterloo? » April 15, 2024 11:30 am

rk12
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99.1 is transmitting from First Canadian Place not CN Tower so range is less.AM 740 Zoomer the old CBC signal  covers KW just fine.

SOWNY » CFOS Owen Sound FM Application Information On Website » February 27, 2024 8:18 am

rk12
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The new service area on the CRTC application  is about have the size of the current red area..

SOWNY » CFOS Owen Sound FM Application Information On Website » February 26, 2024 1:43 pm

rk12
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They will need more power to cover the area.People on the support list are outside the new FM station range.

SOWNY » Phones, Radios & TVs To Be Interrupted For Alert Ready Test Nov. 15th » November 10, 2023 4:42 pm

rk12
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The receiving of alerts via my cellphone has always been hit or miss.Still not reliable.

SOWNY » Could A Buffalo HD At 99.5 Be Interfered With By One From Kitchener? » October 24, 2023 10:25 pm

rk12
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HD equipment should have an HD off button.Just like the old mono button.

SOWNY » New CHCH tower... » October 12, 2023 3:06 pm

rk12
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If WBNF is on air you will likely have more trouble with CHCH now.

SOWNY » Would A 500,000 AM Watt Signal From Ohio Come In Here During The Day? » July 16, 2023 5:25 pm

rk12
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Yes a 500KW WLW would be receivable in GTA during the daytime with an omni pattern.Current Toronto AMs reach 280 miles 400km to north in the daytime.

SOWNY » K-LOVE 102.5 Toronto coming soon... » June 25, 2023 7:12 pm

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Star 96.1  WSMX has applied for call sign change to WTSS

SOWNY » When Buffalo Broadcasters Worried About Toronto Radio & TV Signals » June 21, 2023 1:48 pm

rk12
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CFTO went from 300KW to 13KW with switch to digital.CFTO range is much smaller.CBLT and CHCH have co channel interference from low power Buffalo stations.

SOWNY » The CBC Deflects Complaints About Too Many Betting Ads During Playoffs » May 12, 2023 12:00 pm

rk12
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Sorry just read the article saying CRTC gave Rogers permission and CBC paid 20 million to Rogers.Wow giving away taxpaper money for what ? Does Rogers not have more transmitters now ? Whats the point of CBC carrying the broadcast ?

SOWNY » The CBC Deflects Complaints About Too Many Betting Ads During Playoffs » May 12, 2023 11:52 am

rk12
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Is the CBC/Rogers deal against the rules as it really is giving Rogers a 2nd English broadcast station during hockey games since they control content and revenue from commercials ?

SOWNY » Questions about car radio (SiriusXM & HD) » May 9, 2023 5:51 pm

rk12
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SXM channels differ between internet and satelite reception.

SOWNY » Ford To Drop AM Radio From Iconic Car - & This One's Not Electric » April 2, 2023 3:36 pm

rk12
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 This would be a deal breaker for me.No AM radio No sale Ford.

SOWNY » Could There Be Interference For Cdn. Stns. If This Happens Down South? » January 18, 2023 1:50 pm

rk12
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HD radio already causes massive amounts of interference to analog FM stations outside of their primary market.In Mississauga: Hamilton 94.7 HD signal destroys Oshawa 94.9 analog signal and WNED 94.5. WTSS has Country on HD2.and Dance on HD3.

SOWNY » Could This Be The Future Of North American Television? » December 8, 2022 4:08 pm

rk12
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Canada is already way ahead and already shutdown OTA for most areas.CBC has gone from 654 TV transmitters to just 14.CTV and Global have closed 100s  of repeaters .

SOWNY » Technical Question: Signal Strength Vs. Signal Quality » October 24, 2022 1:41 pm

rk12
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Last night all the Buffalo stations were exceptionally strong and many from Rochester were coming in in North Mississauga.Without knowing where you are located I could only speculate.Perhaps its overload of the preamp or tuner causing the issue?This distorts the signal so  quality shows 0.My Tablo/PVR used to the same thing until split signal before PVR reducing signal 4.5 db.

SOWNY » Amber alerts on Global » September 28, 2022 4:21 pm

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Quote ;=12px CIII Bancroft transmitter is slated to shutdown very soon, and the main Global feed will be multiplexed onto the CKWS signal in order to continue the Toronto/regional signal to the area.End quote.As if CKWS or CHEX signal very little can reach into Bancroft transmitter service area.

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