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Second time today they pulled the plug on Rush !

Posted on 10/05/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows

We are getting static for the second time today here in the Metro NYC area. 770 AM.

The first was for 10 plus minutes. This one has been for 8 so far.

What's going on ???


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: nyc; talkradio

1 posted on 10/05/2012 11:41:11 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I have been noticing a lot of dead spots on ONLY the two talk radio stations in North Central Florida lately.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 11:42:58 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

His wagon train is surrounded by angry Comanches.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: esquirette

Now it’s on. Now it’s off again. Static again.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 11:45:51 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: esquirette

Reported a couple of days ago the sun spots/atmospheric conditions would interfere with satellites, transmissions.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I listen on KOGO 600AM on the Internet.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I am in Santa Barbara, CA we are losing signals on the local station, so I switched to the internet, signal still going in and out.
COX cable said there are sun spots and will last another ten days or so.
Fortunately I have the podcast set up and each hour only takes about 10 seconds to down load, so will listen later without the blips.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Good to know, I thought it was just my car’s radio!


8 posted on 10/05/2012 11:49:29 AM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: esquirette

I use Internet streaming to WMAL or KNZZ. KFI 640 Khz (Los Angeles) get humming sound when Rush is on plus KFI news are too annoying they’re big fan of 0bama they don’t miss mention 0bama 0bama 0bama every hour and half the hour. :-(


9 posted on 10/05/2012 11:50:08 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Punishment for too many large sodas?


10 posted on 10/05/2012 11:50:09 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Second time today they pulled the plug on Rush !


Who is “they”? If you know then you make can find out the “why”....


11 posted on 10/05/2012 11:52:54 AM PDT by deport
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To: RitaOK

Only on the two talk stations, mind you.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows
I'm lucky. When I can't get WABC (like today), I can get WAEB out of Allentown, PA. And vice-versa.
13 posted on 10/05/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
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To: esquirette

I don’t know the exact details, but I would guess that the major NYC stations are broadcast direct from antennas on top of the Empire State Building and elsewhere, whereas national talk radio may be broadcast from satellites.

And many of the major stations originate in New York studios, so they don’t have to be transmitted across the country—at least in NY.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 12:01:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I subscribe to Rush 24/7 so I don’t have to put up with that static, high school baseball or hockey games, etc.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: svcw

So, the DemocRATS are ginning up sun spots to stop talk radio? So now the sun is against us...


16 posted on 10/05/2012 12:09:42 PM PDT by el_texicano (Palinista to the core! Ryan will kick butt.)
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To: esquirette

I turned him off on my own today—His repetitious rants about things we already know have moved beyond tedious.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I’ve been noticing that the T.V. goes on the “fritz” (telephone cable), sometimes, when the talking head on FOX NEWS says something detrimental towards the President. Usually for just about 10 to 20 seconds. I figure it’s prolly somebody local, some engineer at the local station who’s in love with the President.
Anybody else getting the “fritz” on the Fox network?


18 posted on 10/05/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

The same thing happens here occasionally. Fox goes black for 10 or fifteen minutes but none of the other news channels do.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (31 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Obama using Project HAARP to jam the signal?


20 posted on 10/05/2012 12:19:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RitaOK
Reported a couple of days ago the sun spots/atmospheric conditions would interfere with satellites, transmissions.
I read the same (posted here on FR, of course).

I wonder if these will effect cell phone networks.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 12:20:37 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: timestax
I figure it’s prolly somebody local, some engineer at the local station who’s in love with the President.

Back when Rush had his TV show the station that ran it here had to fire an engineer for doing this.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

I listen online to KTTH 770 but the feed has been iffy of late.

If I switch the online feed to WISN 1130, no problems plus I can hear Mark Belling afterwards.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: pioneerstakethearrows
CHOOOOHH...HHAHHH... CHOOOOCH... HHAHH... FEEL the power of the Dark Side!...
24 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: svcw; RitaOK
Reported a couple of days ago the sun spots/atmospheric conditions would interfere with satellites, transmissions.

COX cable said there are sun spots and will last another ten days or so.

Which is odd, since the Sun has had very low SUNSPOT activity lately, and the most recent CME is not due to hit Earth until October 8.

25 posted on 10/05/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Our local station waits until Rush is about to say something crucial and breaks in with worthless traffic alerts that could wait for the regularly scheduled newscast.
It is so blatantly obvious sometimes I could scream.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: hamboy

You can get Rush on stations all over the country to stream. Keep looking.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:25 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Is your cable television signal fuzzy, internet reception spotty or cell phone service dropping in and out? Don’t blame your service provider over the next few days, blame the sun.
Expected solar flare activity now through next Thursday is expected to interrupt satellite signals to earth and cause signal interference.
Sun outages happen during the spring and fall when solar radiation interferes with satellite signals, said Matthew Templeton of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.

Read more at http://www.counselheal.com/articles/3028/20121004/signal-interrupted-sun-spots-interfere-satellites-week.htm#3XGzhqbucXvhohjl.99


28 posted on 10/05/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Wiser now
Chill guys.

Most radio and television programs are transmitted via satellite to the local stations. At this time of the year, the sun will transit the satellite, which is to say, it the satellite is directly in front of the sun.

The noise from the sun overpowers the signal from the satellite for just a few minutes.

The time of the event depends on the orbital location of the satellite and the location of the receive antenna.

When they say, it is the sun's fault, it is, but not because of sun spots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_outage

Medium wave AM stations, such as WABC, rely on ground wave, during the daytime and much prefer to have their towers in swampy areas to have a good solid ground.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM_broadcasting

It is FM radio (in the Very High Frequency band), TV stations in VHF and UHF that are line of sight based, and need to have their antennas at height, for example, the line of site of a 1,000 foot tower is about 45 miles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-of-sight_propagation

29 posted on 10/05/2012 1:09:00 PM PDT by garyb
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Maybe your beeber has been stuned?


30 posted on 10/05/2012 1:09:46 PM PDT by reegs
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To: UCANSEE2

It was weird to me as well, yet about five minutes ago all our local radio stations went off the air, just static.
I know little to nothing about astronomy/astrophysics, so will have to look to your expertise.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 1:24:07 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Average Al

I don’t have to be looking. It’s all listed at el Rush bo web site.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 1:25:19 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Arm_Bears

I noticed that some time ago, almost everything after the first half hour is a rehash of the first half hour.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 1:54:15 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Swarm of black helicopters?


34 posted on 10/05/2012 4:10:36 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: svcw

Perhaps this will help. You can have the same ‘expertise’ that I do. (My only real expertise is that I am good at knowing where to find information)

http://www.spaceweather.com/


35 posted on 10/06/2012 5:49:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: timestax

bttt


36 posted on 10/07/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

bttt


37 posted on 10/09/2012 5:21:20 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Chris Plante (WMAL AM/FM WASHDC) runs a little blurb with some guy telling him

“I will be glad when the Fairness Doctrine is signed and they throw you off the air”.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 5:43:37 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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