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Did you listen to Gunsmoke on Radio?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by amdx, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

  2. Guest

    I love Internet radio. Since I got it (two, actually), I dropped XM.
    They're still trying like hell ($4/mo vs. $18?) to get me back,
    though. Maybe, if I get a new car.
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Really? Seems like I remember gun smoke on TEEEVEEE very well:)
  4. Greegor

    Greegor Guest

    I remember being stuck at a job during my university
    days with only AM radio to fill the quiet times.
    It was 1978 or 1979 and CBS radio was re-running old radio
    shows from the 40's and 50's. Like reading, they
    conjured up mental pictures and creativity that
    film/video and CGA effects would be hard pressed to match.
  5. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I didn't hear the originals, but I've heard enough now that I've hit
    some repeats. I have a pillow speaker and listen at night while I'm
    in bed. When I wake at 4, 5 or 6 I push the preset button for "Imus in
    the morning". When I get up I power up my FM transmitter and listen to
    Imus around the house on my FM radio.
    I suspect I'll be getting a portable internet radio before long.

    I have warned those interested in AM DXing and building high end
    antenna systems, "don't get an internet radio" it will receive all the
    stations you want at anytime with no fading. I lost my interest in
    putting another antenna system at my home.

    If you are interested in high end AM antenna systems, check out Dallas
    Lankfords work. The Dallas Files;
    He hasn't put a lot new on the site lately, but his site has a lot to
    digest. The last was some hardware to help measure high intercepts in RF
    You need to ask permission to join. It is worth it.
  6. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I was thinking of you when I posted, decided not single you out by
    name :)
  7. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Do you remember Fatima cigarettes?
  8. Fred Abse

    Fred Abse Guest

    The pictures are so much better on radio...
  9. Guest

    KFYI (550 AM) makes good background noise. ;>)

    Mark L. Fergerson
  10. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I don't have an answer to that problem, I've always wondered about a
    one frequency radio with a crystal ladder filter to pass the wanted
    freq, and maybe another to short the unwanted to ground.
  11. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    One dude had this as a ringtone on his cell:

    When it went off almost everbody in the room froze and looked around.
  12. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Well, there is a solution for that problem :)
  13. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I once had a customer standing near me, and in an angry women's voice
    I heard,
    "Where you at?"......."WHERE YOU AT? It turned out to be his ring tone.

    I was pissed off just cause I had to listen to a women with that tone in
    her voice, and it wasn't even my phone.
  14. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Fox news should be so lucky. I prefer to listen to my music, i have only
    about 10,000 tracks. Repeats tend to be weeks apart. So unlike OTA
    broadcast stations. Maybe Web Stations do better.

  15. T

    T Guest

    My ringtone on my phone is Kirk yelling out at Khan in from Star Trek
    II: The Wrath of Khan. I remember when I first put it on and it rang at
    work. Everyone was "What the hell is that?" I had to explain it to some.
  16. josephkk

    josephkk Guest



    I was going "salt and pepper" gray at 18.

    I am effectively white haired now.

    I watched Gunsmoke more in reruns than original.

  17. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Would hardly have mattered. I remember Jan Murray and Soupy Sales on
    radio. I was pretty young then though.

  18. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Do you remember when color came out?

  19. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    I think you may misunderstand the differences between the (vanishing) DX
    type and the person who just wants this, that, or the other program

    Real DX'ers are all about that fabulous catch. I have two of my own;
    early on about 1968 or so, in San Jose, CA I caught repeatedly for about a
    week an Arizona FM station (about 500 miles). I figure it was a freak
    E-layer enhanced tropo-layer bending shot. So not repeatable.

    The other was getting KKHI AM from San Fran in Bremerton WA in the dead of
    winter, i had to drive west a bit for best reception, but getting a little
    bit of "home" was a huge attraction.

    Call me an one time opportunistic DXer, still both are fabulous catches.
  20. Guest

    I am doing no such thing. Art Bell got me through many a late night
    shift, and the Nearly Famous Barry Young through many a bleary

    Besides, I thought you had white-listed me...

    Mark L. Fergerson
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