Ever Try to Catch a Game on the Edge of Ottawa?

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    Ever Try to Catch a Game on the Edge of Ottawa?

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:03 pm

    This is what you hear:

    http://wchbnewsdetroit.com/

    That's right. Gameday would be extra nice because I could listen to the pre-game show all the way on my drive home. Theoretically.

    In fact, when I get to Metcalfe (which is within the City of Ottawa boundary), I'm treated to some fire and brimstone from the Motor City! Truly sucky.
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    Post by PTFlea on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:32 pm

    What the heck? Ahhhhh!
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:38 pm

    Exactly! I can't Wing Dang Doodle about the shills at Team 1200 because I have to listen to Al Sharpton!!!

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    Post by Guest on Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:03 pm

    There are days I can't get the Team after I leave my driveway. I live in freaking Stittsville, 5 minutes from SBP.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:07 am

    RobbyJ wrote:There are days I can't get the Team after I leave my driveway. I live in freaking Stittsville, 5 minutes from SBP.

    It's pretty much a joke. I'm not surprised by this. In fact, some OCTranspo drivers were good enough to have the post-game on the pa speakers and the reception was bad AT ScotiaBank Place.
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    Post by wprager on Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:36 am

    The worst was when I worked downtown last year. There wasn't much to make the 90 minute bus commute bearable other than listening to TGOR, but some radio station across the river had such a strong signal that, at times, I could not even hear Team 1200. I got off the bus at the Rideau center and then walked right through the Byward Market to get to the office. I'd be within a block or two of the transmission tower for Team 1200 and this stupid Aylmer radio station would block it out.

    In the evenings (after sunset, I think) Canadian radio stations turn their transmission power way down. Apparently there is no need to blast it because interference from the sun disappears. Trouble is, the US-based stations do not appear to be operating under the same rules, which is probably why you get the Philly station (does this only happen at night?)

    For the life of me, though, I cannot understand why I am getting interference from another Canadian radio station, during the day, when I am a block away from the transmitter.


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:10 am

    I'm sure the power-down at sunset is a CRTC rule too. First they killed the Big 8, now this!!!
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    Post by wprager on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:28 am

    That rule's been around for eons, it's not anything new. Not sure what the rules are for daytime power, but if there is one, that Aylmer station is probably breaking it. Maybe they claim that 3 million people they are trying to reach are 200 km away, so they need to yell really, really loudly. Thing is, they should never have gotten a license for that particular frequency if that's the case. Or, perhaps, my pocket radio had a really, really bad tuner. It was one of those Radio Shack brands, after all.

    This is the one I want to get once I get back to a steady paycheck:



    I listen mostly to AM, but this one has AM/FM, 2 GB on-board RAM plus you can add an SD card to extend that. Can record radio off-the-air and you can program it to automatically record particular shows -- kind of like a PVR for radio. So I can "tape-delay" TGOR and listen no matter when I go in to work. Also it has a true digital tuner (my pocket radio has a digital tuner but an analog wheel to turn it -- every little bump can change the station.


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:15 pm

    This thread has angered me.

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