650 AM All Digital

John Andrews w1tag@charter.net
Mon Dec 6 22:12:14 EST 2021

WSM, Nashville. 

John Andrew’s
> On Dec 6, 2021, at 9:50 PM, Tim Gordon <tgordo49@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...And I was just enjoying a jaunty free-form jazz tune when the
> transmitter unceremoniously turned off at 6:47pm.
> ???
> They must have finished whatever testing they were performing.
> I've never tried to DX on AM 650, but in the car in wide-open flat areas of
> Carlisle & Westford I now mostly get a very twangy country music station
> after dark. I wonder where that is coming from.
>> On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM Rob Landry <011010001@interpring.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 4 Dec 2021, Tim Gordon wrote:
>>> Questionable programming enjoyment so far, though.
>> The format is supposed to be changing shortly. The current one I cobbled
>> together on a Sunday afternoon as a temporary stopgap several years ago
>> for WZBR 1410. I'm surprised how many times it's come back from the dead,
>> and particularly that it's been on 650 for more than a year now.
>>> Kind of neat to hear the data stream noise for a fraction of a second
>>> before the radio figures out it's data. Takes me back to the days of
>>> picking up the receiver when someone was using a 1200 baud modem on the
>>> line 40 odd years ago. :)
>> Interesting. My radio doesn't do that, but I have a Boston Acoustics
>> Recepter HD, a very old model.
>> Rob

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