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Gerontius

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  • "From far horizons of the unknown"NBC and Galaxy Science Fiction present-- X Minus One!"
    And now The Inner Sanctum over WBCQ from Maine-- now it sounds like a sci-fi show is starting up. Old radios are FUN.
    oregano
    oregano
    WBCQ can play some really cool stuff. The guy who founded it was originally a SW pirate broadcaster during the golden age of SW piracy in the mid/late 90s. For a while WBCQ had to play extreme conspiracy shows to pay the bills. The founder would personally sign off over the air back then.
    Sorry, it was Schubert. Now they are playing Beethoven's 5th. Lo-fi broadcast, antique radio, 1000s miles distancce but still way cool.
    oregano
    oregano
    Thought you were listening to BCB (AM broadcast band) and not SW. WRMI is a brokered station-people pay them money to air whatever recording the payor provides. WRMI is located at the old Family Radio transmitting site in Lake Okeechobee, FL. They have a full square MILE antenna farm! You probably heard a direct broadcast.
    oregano
    oregano
    It sounds great on tube radios because they are using old Gates transmitters from the 1970s with vacuum tubes for final output and drivers.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    The static was pretty intense but the announcer mentioned that WRMI & another station were both simulcasting the program--and then static took over. I turned to WRMI known frequencies & got something else. Then back. Not sure yet but the music was sure good.
    Didn't know that about the old transmitters there!
    The old 1936 vacuum-tube radio here managed to pull in some Renaissance polyphonic choir somewhere and this is absolutely awesome.
    The more I see & hear loud people the more I hate them. If you walk on sidewalks shouting a lot, and get beat up, I am not helping you.
    I want to go back to restoring & trying to reprint old books. That was an actually fun hobby.
    Greatshield17
    Greatshield17
    I love leather bound books.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    @Greatshield17 Same. However I was working on some paperbacks--I was taking and trying to get old ones back into print, ones that don't have good editions currently extant. I'll have to use paperbacks but still.
    Putting electric washer in my apartment. Finally, clean clothes. With high cost of coin wash, it will pay in 2 months for itself!
    Trying to escape web contact--temp. deactivated Facebook, etc. I want my focus back. Web & Autism feels like ADHD & I cannot focus.
    Currently panicking about moving out the dam ghetto. The landlady isn't answering calls. Hope this works or I'm stuck in trash neighborhood
    Yeshuasdaughter
    Yeshuasdaughter
    I understand where you're coming from. I've been trying to move into a nicer place for a couple years now, but I don't really have anyone to help me move.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    @Yeshuasdaughter where do you live & where are you trying to go? I wonder if the Knights of Columbus or the Elks could help you with the actual moving.
    Girlfriend turned me down today, all friendly/honest of course. Nice of her really. How to find a girlfriend? LOL
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Mostly the little parts are all still in there, but if they're missing I have to either make them myself (ballpoint pen springs, shoelaces, bicycle inner tubes, etc.) or scavenge from completely "dead" typewriters of that same model.
    All-Rounder
    All-Rounder
    That's some epic tinkering. I enjoy repairing things with parts. I accidentally broke a mouse, not knowing that it requires the light to actually function, i was trying to make it dark, then i fixed it back up, I fixed an electric shaver and usually things don't make a link well somewhere but I love making them work.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Rexi, I am really impressed you do your own electric/electronic repairing. That's pretty neat! It's a perfect Aspie hobby--take something, make it new again.
    1:30 A.M., awake on a mixture of deadlines, ragtime, and old broadcasts of the BBC Home Service.
    Crossbreed
    Crossbreed
    I like ragtime, too. I have two from Scott Joplin on my playlist [The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag]. Does "Gimme Dat Ding" (The Pipkins, 1970) count?
    Karamazov
    Karamazov
    Have you ever heard “Hut 33”? Radio 4 sitcom set in Bletchley during WWII (written by John Finnemore: Mrs K and myself are both fans of his work)
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