[RFI] Dang

Jim Stahl jimk8mr at aol.com
Mon Oct 31 21:01:34 EDT 2016

Not exacly an RFI issue, other than a reason to listen to AM radio:

My baseball fan wife was watching a World Series game on Fox coming via AT&T UVerse, while listening to the local Cleveland Indians announcers on the local AM radio station. There was a 30 second delay between the AM radio broadcast and the TV feed - often enough for two pitches to happen on the radio before it happened on TV!  

Out of curiosity I switched a different TV to watch the local Fox station off the air: there was still a 15 second delay from the action on the radio.

The moral is, if you only want to watch the interesting action, listen on the radio and then look up at the TV if something happens. And don’t take any bets from a guy with an earpiece in a sports bar if he wants to bet that the next pitch will be a home run.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

> On Oct 31, 2016, at 12:12 AM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was N5UWY/9 for only 7 years but I had a friend with season tix to
> the Cubs so I saw a LOT of games.  Needless to say, I'm invested in
> the World Series.  Tired of the crappy production values of the
> MLB.com feed of Chicago's WSCR programming, I hauled out the Zenith
> Royal 2000 which has reasonably fresh D cells in it (8 of them,
> thanks) and tuned in 670 kHz (just above the CD symbol ...).
> Oh my god the RFI is awful!  My fluorescent reading light in the
> living room is REALLY loud on one setting but turning it off and then
> back on ("AS SEEN ON TV") actually makes it better.  Between that and
> the tone control, at least got it to a point where it was not too
> annoying.
> Now that the game's over, I turned off the 42" Sony LED TV ...  Holy,
> crap, now the AM signal sounds like a local even though it's ~1100 km
> away.
> I don't normally listen to the "Standard Broadcast" band and I know
> they are struggling but boy, what a demonstration of what they are up
> against.

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