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SOWNY » Could There Be Interference For Cdn. Stns. If This Happens Down South? » January 18, 2023 6:47 pm

markow202
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Dont see any issues and the analog portion would effect us already wouldnt it?  

SOWNY » Stingray Radio Honcho Assess "Today Radio" Progress » January 12, 2023 11:35 am

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Started listening to it this week while I work because a friend told me they have a playlist of bigger variety and this is what I like, although its still another Top 40ish station.   The conversations are pretty good keeps you entertained while working for sure.

SOWNY » Why is CHFI still playing Xmas music? » December 29, 2022 11:16 am

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I want to gag.  Im surprised their transmitter hasnt fried itself.

SOWNY » CMT » December 28, 2022 11:41 am

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Love CMT because they show Frasier and King of Queens for my sitcom fix.  Yes, from what I recall it used to stand for Country Music Television which has no relation to such a thing anymore. 

SOWNY » Q107 Calgary Is Flipping » December 16, 2022 3:14 pm

markow202
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Our Q107 will stay as is? 

SOWNY » Radio Station Driving Community Crazy With Incredible Interference » November 29, 2022 4:20 pm

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turkeytop wrote:

markow202 wrote:

And all the condos next to the CN Tower are ok?  Weird.   Must be the beam aim of the signal perhaps this Washington station is projecting.  

I once stayed on one of the upper floors of a hotel in downtown Toronto. Whenever I check into a room the second thing I always do is turn on my radio. 

Hotel radios are notoriously bad, so I always carry a Sangean portable along. When I turned it on, nothing happened. Just a lot of random characters flashing in the display. I glanced out the window and there was the CN tower just a short distance away. I figured the powerful signals from the tower were messing up the electronics. I collapsed the telescopic antenna down into the radio, then it worked OK.

Later that evening, when I turned on my laptop, every time it would boot up, it would immediately crash, I had to take it down into the lobby to use it.

Oh wow!  

SOWNY » Radio Station Driving Community Crazy With Incredible Interference » November 29, 2022 1:53 pm

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And all the condos next to the CN Tower are ok?  Weird.   Must be the beam aim of the signal perhaps this Washington station is projecting.  

SOWNY » Veteran Engineer Complains Of Poor Sounding Radio Stations » November 28, 2022 3:56 pm

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I dont find many of the Toronto stations the best they should sound except for Jazz FM 91, CBC 94.1 and Boom sounds decent.   The worst I find is CHFI.   In the past year its dull sounding and a lot of flat midrange enhanced.
The sound in general is too loud, needs to be a few DB lower to enhance the quality.  

SOWNY » Sirius XM Free Until Dec. 5th » November 25, 2022 4:11 pm

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Very surprised this still exists with all the better options available for streaming and/or online stations alone in much better quality.   My car came with it when I bought it 8 years ago and a Bose system.  Listened to XM for one day after switching to a cd /phone/radio I never went back to it.  Digital distortion at its finest.

SOWNY » Has Anyone Officially Replaced John Derringer On Q107? » November 25, 2022 1:26 pm

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Paul Jeffries wrote:

markow202 wrote:

Listened to Q the other day...the playlist is all over the place I went from an Arkells song to Heart, to Collective Soul. 

Not to mention Pagliaro and Gino Vannelli.


PJ

Just checked out your Classic Hits Online station!  Nice!  Bookmarked!



 

 

SOWNY » Has Anyone Officially Replaced John Derringer On Q107? » November 25, 2022 11:28 am

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Listened to Q the other day...the playlist is all over the place I went from an Arkells song to Heart, to Collective Soul.   I get it though.
The Corus announcers are dreadful   They kind of have this "im bored" tone to them. 

SOWNY » Snow Is Clobbering Buffalo. Local Radio Is There. » November 21, 2022 12:59 pm

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If Toronto had a massive storm like that, Buffalo Media wouldnt even be aware of it or care.  

SOWNY » 105.9 The Region In Markham Wants Repeater Transmitter On 91.7 FM » November 21, 2022 12:58 pm

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91.7 from welland is a strong one I dont think this would work well.

SOWNY » Mike Cooper's Final CHFI Farewell? » November 14, 2022 2:23 pm

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So whos taking over the classics show?  He did a good job with it - still remember the old oldies show with Don Daynard as a young one and its almost a CHFI staple to have a classics show on saturday nights, although Coopers classics was basically the same thing as listening to Boom. 

SOWNY » A note for CFXJ's engineers » November 3, 2022 12:23 pm

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Never heard of a radio station setting up my clock in my life - what kind of radio is this? 

SOWNY » I must listen more closely. » November 2, 2022 10:32 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

Dial Twister wrote:

Time to turn Ontario's Authoritative News Voice into a 24-hour traffic and weather station.

AMEN!! Or an all weather station that runs audio of the Weather network. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/laughing.png
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 (knowing bell...lol)

The music would be epic https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cheerful.png

SOWNY » Technical Question: Signal Strength Vs. Signal Quality » October 25, 2022 10:00 am

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pinto wrote:

Anytime my antenna picks up CTV2 in Barrie, I know there is bad tropo happening!
 

On Channel 3?  Where are you located. 

SOWNY » CityTV Turns 50 Today! » September 28, 2022 4:41 pm

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mace wrote:

markow202 wrote:

mace wrote:

To give you an idea of how weak CITY's signal was, I came home from 1st year university for 1972 Thanksgiving to my parent's home in Oakville. My dad had recently added one of those flytrap looking UHF heads to the VHF chimney mounted antenna to improve reception of ch 17, 19 and 29. It did. Crystal clear on all three. I arrived home on the Friday to watch CITY's late night Baby Blue Movie. Nothing but snow. No whiff of a signal period. And that is maybe 25 miles from their transmitter. Even in the digital era, when my parents had a tower with a rotor, if the antenna wasn't pointed at the CN Tower, there would be major pixelation. Never any problems with the Omni's, Global or CTV.

I think at that time they werent (wasnt built) CN tower - in 76 they went up on channel 79 and also heard they were the highest radiating antenna (the top tip piece that had signatures when built) is where the baby blue movies beamed.

Correct. This was years before the CN Tower was around. I had heard that their tower was around Jane/Eglinton. No idea if this was true.

There is still a tower at Jane/Eglinton today - pretty big one too.   Wonder what thats for 

SOWNY » CityTV Turns 50 Today! » September 28, 2022 3:40 pm

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mace wrote:

To give you an idea of how weak CITY's signal was, I came home from 1st year university for 1972 Thanksgiving to my parent's home in Oakville. My dad had recently added one of those flytrap looking UHF heads to the VHF chimney mounted antenna to improve reception of ch 17, 19 and 29. It did. Crystal clear on all three. I arrived home on the Friday to watch CITY's late night Baby Blue Movie. Nothing but snow. No whiff of a signal period. And that is maybe 25 miles from their transmitter. Even in the digital era, when my parents had a tower with a rotor, if the antenna wasn't pointed at the CN Tower, there would be major pixelation. Never any problems with the Omni's, Global or CTV.

I think at that time they werent (wasnt built) CN tower - in 76 they went up on channel 79 and also heard they were the highest radiating antenna (the top tip piece that had signatures when built) is where the baby blue movies beamed.

SOWNY » CTV employees come forward about toxic work environment » September 27, 2022 12:36 pm

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Ive learned that companies who preach anything to do with "mental health" are the ones who condone it.  

SOWNY » CKVR Barrie tower lights now in red » September 2, 2022 1:20 pm

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The Global tower in Muskoka (Bala) is now the same ordeal - white strobes and flashing reds at night.   Must be new rules and tower lights are getting swapped.  

SOWNY » Environment Canada Radio » August 30, 2022 11:06 am

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Where is the antenna for it on the CN Tower?  I had an older Mercedes once that had a WB button on the radio and CH2 was the Toronto one for weather radio.   It was neat to hear.  

SOWNY » CTV2 Barrie Names New Full Time Late Night News Anchor » August 30, 2022 11:01 am

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Roger Klein has been with them since the mid 90s I believe.   Another long time reporter there.   

SOWNY » "Turn Off the Stereo On FM and See What Happens" » August 29, 2022 10:35 am

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Isnt this kind of the same thing as those receivers when you can select stereo to be on/off which we used to push to get rid of the background "hiss"of a weak signal?  

SOWNY » How Much Interference Will A New Grimsby FM Station At 88.5 Generate? » August 26, 2022 12:10 pm

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Off topic but not so much speaking about interference.....when at the cottage I listen to 103.3 CLKP in the Honey Harbour area which is somewhat already a distance from Parry Sound - one day I was in a weak signal coverage area in car - and the signal didnt go scratchy rather....silent gaps - almost like the receiver was being overloaded by something else.   It was not a fade or radio silence on their part.   What could that be?  

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