Why is Topix Viewership Shrinking?

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#1275 Dec 23, 2013
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>You got one?? I got the shortwave model if you give rats-behind. Got a few Sangeans too.
No, I don't have one. I've wanted one though.

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#1276 Dec 23, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
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No, I don't have one. I've wanted one though.
back in the day everyone had one ......

The Trans-Oceanic (abbreviated T/O) was the name given to a series of portable radios produced from 1942 to 1981 by Zenith Radio. They were characterised by their heavy-duty, high-quality construction and their performance as shortwave receivers.

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#1277 Dec 23, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
back in the day everyone had one ......
The Trans-Oceanic (abbreviated T/O) was the name given to a series of portable radios produced from 1942 to 1981 by Zenith Radio. They were characterised by their heavy-duty, high-quality construction and their performance as shortwave receivers.
They got that cool handle antenna too. But screw meaningless history lessons were talking about C.Crain radios. I think she is looking at the radio+. It is only AM/FM.
Anyways SG C.Crain makes a smaller AM only one that gets just as good a reception but is about half the price. Their customer service is awesome too. A friend pluged mine in with the wrong transformer and they fixed the charger on it and checked all the internals for $15 bucks and sent me a free LED bulb so it was kind of like free.

Spotted Girl

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#1278 Dec 23, 2013
As far as CtC AM, not everyone cares for George Noory. They lost a number of fans after Art Bell retired.

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#1279 Dec 23, 2013
Speaking of aliens, I restarted the Alien 911 thread:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TVNA4KJ...

FTW Yall

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#1280 Dec 23, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
As far as CtC AM, not everyone cares for George Noory. They lost a number of fans after Art Bell retired.
Don't get me wrong I like Noory too. But A.B. focused on the topics I like more.

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#1281 Dec 23, 2013
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>They got that cool handle antenna too. But screw meaningless history lessons were talking about C.Crain radios. I think she is looking at the radio+. It is only AM/FM.
Anyways SG C.Crain makes a smaller AM only one that gets just as good a reception but is about half the price. Their customer service is awesome too. A friend pluged mine in with the wrong transformer and they fixed the charger on it and checked all the internals for $15 bucks and sent me a free LED bulb so it was kind of like free.
only meaningless to you ... these radios cost several hundred and they were totes ....

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#1282 Dec 23, 2013
Have You Noticed wrote:
I noticed less and less viewership numbers. Why? Some think "trolls run off good posters" which is a load of BS. The people that say that love to troll much themselves.
Maybe the economy is growing and people that used to post went back to work?
Maybe the disappearance of Ferrerman has rendered Topix useless?
Give us your thoughts.
Why is Topix Viewership Shrinking?
I can't imagine why.

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#1283 Dec 23, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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only meaningless to you ... these radios cost several hundred and they were totes ....
Oh believe me Tally I'd love to still have one. Had my Grandfathers as a kid but wrecked on a Boy Scout camping trip. Crap like 20+ years ago. Actually I collect radios. Especially tube sets. Thought about getting my ham licensed but keep putting it off. Actually you seem like a good guy to ask if he's a ham?

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#1284 Dec 23, 2013
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>Oh believe me Tally I'd love to still have one. Had my Grandfathers as a kid but wrecked on a Boy Scout camping trip. Crap like 20+ years ago. Actually I collect radios. Especially tube sets. Thought about getting my ham licensed but keep putting it off. Actually you seem like a good guy to ask if he's a ham?
the beauty of the Zeith was it had all of the bands ....actual Tallyho Six was my call sign in Nam .... I believe that the short waves have limitation today [cold war] don't really know if you can get that power.... by the way aviation radios are the way to good ,military surplus , scrap planes

still need a 60-100 mast

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#1285 Dec 24, 2013
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>Oh believe me Tally I'd love to still have one. Had my Grandfathers as a kid but wrecked on a Boy Scout camping trip. Crap like 20+ years ago. Actually I collect radios. Especially tube sets. Thought about getting my ham licensed but keep putting it off. Actually you seem like a good guy to ask if he's a ham?
I've had my Extra-class license for a few decades.

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#1286 Dec 24, 2013
ham dig seems to lost some of its punch ...

STILL:

well it is Christmas eve for some , I have but two wishes
A] to my friends , may your God look upon your family & loved ones and bless them with health
and a good year of well being

B] to those who hate , may you find a friend

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL , HAPPY NEW YEAR

FTW Yall

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#1287 Dec 24, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
the beauty of the Zeith was it had all of the bands ....actual Tallyho Six was my call sign in Nam .... I believe that the short waves have limitation today [cold war] don't really know if you can get that power.... by the way aviation radios are the way to good ,military surplus , scrap planes
still need a 60-100 mast
I've got a couple old tube radio's that have long band on them but nothing is on it except bouy beacons. My Ten-Tec radio I built from a kit has all the bands too.. Every now and then I can find a transmission on LB but they are always faint..

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#1288 Dec 24, 2013
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>I've had my Extra-class license for a few decades.
Cool. Yeah I got a small amount of hand me down equipment but have yet to get off my but to get a license. The price of equipment is so expensive to start out.. Only have used what I got to listen a couple of times but not in years. Might take the jump sometime when I got some time though. I got an older guy I've become friends with that can help me out.

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#1289 Dec 24, 2013
God do you need a friend

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#1290 Dec 24, 2013
FTW Yall wrote:
<quoted text>I've got a couple old tube radio's that have long band on them but nothing is on it except bouy beacons. My Ten-Tec radio I built from a kit has all the bands too.. Every now and then I can find a transmission on LB but they are always faint..
when I was a lad , radio was a great thing , it required imagination , thus no two people heard the radio the same

learned the old Morse code ...[maritime band] your mind can slow the dat/dash down clear as words after awhile

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#1291 Dec 24, 2013
This year, I promise myself to get out there more...start living...making the most of what I got...working with what I got, instead of always dreaming, waiting, for a better time to come, in order to 'act'.

'Now' is what counts....

And there's not a single person on here, who if they met me in real life, would not be moved by personality and heart...believe me I know.

'Now' is the time to act, to love, to experience wonderful things, while in good or decent health.

Waiting for that 'perfect' time to open up, will never come...life will continue to throw things at you...and you deflect those things with a positive attitude, a loving attitude...

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#1292 Dec 24, 2013
I've never been one to allow others to shut me down with their opinion or views...

I'm not that weak or frail...

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#1293 Dec 24, 2013
Anyways...time to go shopping...
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#1294 Dec 24, 2013
They killed off all the socks.

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