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    Local radio performance fees

    Over the air: The publisher (person who wrote it.) On the web if simulcast from terrestrial station: The singer or group and the publisher.
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    Local radio performance fees

    That's not the point of the bill, or the goal of the movement. Stations already pay BIG bucks for music licensing and the group is asking for no FURTHER burden than that which has been in place for many years and worked for many years...before GREED kicked in. Terrestrial radio pays the...
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    Better now than in winter! Motor Drive nuts!

    I forgot to mention or "add" that today, the step-up pulse voltage device smoked after overheating and probably would have burned the station down had I not been here. I'd bypassed the coax loop through the positioner, and the power was "off" to the Vbox, but the custom box which stepped up our...
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    Better now than in winter! Motor Drive nuts!

    Plans for one, maybe two more Birdviews before winter. Just hooked up the 6th dish from the left today for 87 W kU to add LPB to the selections, since moving my main dish is not going to happen for awhile. Will peak the kU tomorrow, not sure how strong LPB is on the average, but it seems to lock...
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    Better now than in winter! Motor Drive nuts!

    Last night we had strong storms in our area, which never bother my equipment. Either last night was the exception, or my positioner for the one actively motorized Birdview lost it's marbles. The picture you see was kind of interesting. My RING security camera woke me during a strong 'bout of...
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    fox news?

    WLKI was always an affiliate of ABC news in "the good ol days" for at least a couple decades and at least up to when I left.
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    fox news?

    Fox wants bucks. We were an early adopter of Fox radio news on WION when it first came out. Dellvery, affiliate communications, content all very smooth. when the contract came up for renwal, after the first period ended which was all "barter" (we run their in-newscast spots, we get the service...
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    Can't access site on Charter/Spectrum

    We're dealing with Charter issues in West Central Michigan where what's called a Barix box sends encoded audio to another in a remote location, (on a competing cable 'net system) and in looking at our router stats and conversations with a well known expert in networking, it appears part of our...
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    HD/SD Channel List?

    Fox has it's own business model, like it or hate it. Where "radio" is concerned, we were an early adopter of the service! Sounded great, good announcers, decent reputation. So, we had the service on WION a year, and renewal came up! I said, "sure!" They responded with, "well, add more barter...
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    HD/SD Channel List?

    (Move this if there's somewhere more fitting) ..Been reading all the posts on this, seeing the FB ads, and following the discussions here. I have to say, any new service that is credible seems to generate excitement as some folks here have noted, and I agree. I also note that we have a slight...
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    Orby TV Just Installd mine

    Sounds like the "pro" (hire them) install is not mandatory? Originally it looked on their site like you had to buy that, too.
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    Out With the Bad (Cable) ...In with the good...

    Interesting idea, interesting suggestion! But...in my case, there'd be too many wires to run if each LNB had it's own cable...what some here may not know is there is 5kw of RF about 150 feet away from this dish. My engineer had to custom design a rotary-encoder based pulse positioning system...
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    Out With the Bad (Cable) ...In with the good...

    No wife, I'm in charge of the shovels, but apparently not the snow plow, it would seem...lol. We're also limited in how deep we can go and what we can do due to the AM grid below this by just a few inches...it can't be broken or penetrated, so we're limited in how deep it can go.
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    Out With the Bad (Cable) ...In with the good...

    My C and Ku dish farm has been idle all summer, but with the pending colder weather, it was finally time to go out and make some changes. The only feeds in use right now from the picture include ..Birdview on fixed 103, Fixed 103ku, Motorized C/Ku Birdview, Fixed 125 ku, Fixed 97ku, (probably...
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    Ring's new stick up camera impresses! (brief unsolicited review)

    There's plenty of video doorbells now. Plenty of video security or surveillance equipment for home. I've enjoyed my RING brand doorbell, but wanted one more camera. Not a camera with a spotlight, not a wireless camera, and not needing recharging. The earlier RING stick-up cameras either needed...
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