Friday, April 18, 2008

Featured: WILD

WILD, 1090 AM

This is a classic R&B station
(plus R&B done in the classic style)
in Boston, Mass.

Goodreception on the mid-day,
great tunes. They have Af-Am call-in shows and
motivational personalities.
They get fadey before the night regime.
Strength is good, but sometimes fair, in day time.
Not too workable in Wilmington at night, unfortunately.

I love the sound of music on the AM. Deep round sound,
and nostalgic effects. It's pretty rare though.
A shout-out to WILD for bringing rhythm to the Bean.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Super accesory!

I took a chance on an accesory for the
Sony ICF-S10MK2.

I bought a headphone volume control
(inline) at Radio Shack, to make the radio
volume less bashy and jumpy on headphones.

I measured the load resistance while fidlling
the volume control. Halfway down, it has 250 ohms
(while headphones are plugged in)
Why is this cool??
Because, the higher load impedance means that
that output capacitor should have less trouble
delivering deep bass.

Does it work? OH YEAH! Great bass now, though
still needs mono-stereo plug, and the dang attenuator
cost $7. You might be able to get an OK one for less.