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    Quote Originally Posted by J T CUNNINGHAM View Post
    "This seems to be a receiver only, so no "ham"."
    QUOTE BeeRich


    So what you are saying is he was a SWL.


    73's to you.
    J T
    Yessir. That reminds me...7415 KHz over New Year's Eve, is usually filled with pirate radio from around the world. Good time of year to SWL.
    BeeRich in Leslieville


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    Is there a key question here?
    I have an iambic key with red paddles around here somewhere. Something like this:

    BeeRich in Leslieville

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    Hanlan's Point Lighthouse.
    Is that an extant lightkeeper's house on the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adma View Post
    And, I'll presume until proven otherwise, a victim of the 1904 Great Fire.
    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    yup, all gone

    Attachment 8225
    And this shall go down as the shortest history ever written on Toronto's Great Fire of 1904. Thank you both of you.
    Last edited by Mustapha; 2011-Dec-26 at 22:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post

    The office where my grandfather J.M.S. Careless wrote many of his books.

    How great to see this. As an avid reader of his works, it's really something to see his office as it was. I didn't attend U of T where he taught ( I attended York); but I'm reminded how well Canada's history has been documented by our historians such as he and Jack Granatstein. I had my own favourite profs at York,.. John Gellner, the former RAF Wing Commander, whose lectures were a wonderful mix of instruction and personal recollections of the Battle of Britain.

    Thank you hawc for these images. What great images to wind up 2011.

    And thank you also brewster, thecharioteer and Goldie (and sorry for those I've missed) for posting their vivid personal images and reminisces in this thread over the last few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeRich View Post
    I have an iambic key with red paddles around here somewhere. Something like this:


    How very interesting. I have a somewhat similar pastime. I (very )occasionally listen to distant AM radio stations at night when the Sun's radiation doesn't interfere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeRich View Post
    This seems to be a receiver only, so no "ham".
    Correct. To this day my dad only likes to listen to shortwave radio not talk back and forth on ham radios. He keeps a list of all the radio stations he's able to hear from around the world.

    Glad you guys enjoy the photos, they were digitized from old Kodak slides my uncles and aunts had sitting in storage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post
    How great to see this. As an avid reader of his works, it's really something to see his office as it was. I didn't attend U of T where he taught ( I attended York); but I'm reminded how well Canada's history has been documented by our historians such as he and Jack Granatstein.
    Very nice to hear. Depending on what year you were at York he may have set your history exam as there were standardized across Ontario back then and he set them for a while.

    Two more colour pics from that era:



    Last edited by hawc; 2011-Dec-27 at 00:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post

    Very nice to hear. Depending on what year you were at York he may have set your history exam as there were standardized across Ontario back then and he set them for a while.
    75-79

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    Then and Now for Dec 27.


    Then. 'Warehouse of Messrs. A.A. Allan & Co. Bay Street.' This was located on Bay Street, E side, just S of Wellington. Image is c1891 and is courtesy of wwwebster.

    This building was also destroyed in the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 - please refer back to the map r937 posted yesterday to see its location.




    Now. July 2011.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J T CUNNINGHAM View Post
    Not a fan of strip clubs, but it is interesting how many new developments destroy the very neighbourhood culture they use to attract buyers in the first place.

    The King & John area feels like in 20 years time it will be like, "Come on down to the exciting... condo district... where there are so many great.... condos!" The local businesses that condo developers used to sell the excitement of the place may all be condos.

    And hey I live in a condo, so I've got nothing against them at all, but we need to keep some kind of street culture. Otherwise the street signs will say, "The Subway Sandwich/Nail Salon/Dry Cleaning District"

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    I figured out that this photo was taken from the rooftop of the Park Hyatt at Avenue Rd. and Bloor. Thanks again Hawc. I borrowed a few off the internet but they don't do it justice. If anybody gets a chance please go there and do this shot right.

    Looking South from Bloor and University. Note no skyscrapers yet.



    city-view-from-the-roof by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr
    toronto-best-restaurants- by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr
    Park Hyatt Roof by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post
    How very interesting. I have a somewhat similar pastime. I (very )occasionally listen to distant AM radio stations at night when the Sun's radiation doesn't interfere.
    Actually, it's the solar radiation that carry that propagation. FM doesn't demonstrate this and is basically "line of sight". I have a shortwave long wire made out of speaker wire that runs outside the length of my house, three times in a zig zag fashion. Bedroom to office to back deck to living room window, inside to my Grundig. I should take some time out and listen. Best time to listen is during Grey Line, where the day and night meet. Ionization happens most then, so signals go far. Shortwave, all on sideband AM, is just so much more.
    BeeRich in Leslieville

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    This is a question. Why when you stare at a negative you see a positive? I thought this was a facebook joke but gave it a shot and it worked. Stare at the red dot on the girl's nose for 30 seconds then look at the ceiling and blink. Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this Mustapha , I just figured it was a photography question and all you guys and girls seem to be the most knowledgeable on the subject. Still being fairly new to this thread Mustapha , I thank you for the honorable mention above.


    405872_10150463688143773_645483772_8648350_1820014 422_n by Mr T.O., on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeRich View Post
    Actually, it's the solar radiation that carry that propagation. FM doesn't demonstrate this and is basically "line of sight". I have a shortwave long wire made out of speaker wire that runs outside the length of my house, three times in a zig zag fashion. Bedroom to office to back deck to living room window, inside to my Grundig. I should take some time out and listen. Best time to listen is during Grey Line, where the day and night meet. Ionization happens most then, so signals go far. Shortwave, all on sideband AM, is just so much more.
    My dad has a hobby where he'll tune into an AM station (say 680News) and then see how many other stations he can find broadcasting on the same wave length 'behind' the main station. For instance behind 680News there might be another 680 AM station in Detroit, Cleveland, Kansas City, Atlanta etc. Not sure how the technology works, but he's also got one of those big antennas running the length of his back yard and back to his home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    Not a fan of strip clubs, but it is interesting how many new developments destroy the very neighbourhood culture they use to attract buyers in the first place.

    The King & John area feels like in 20 years time it will be like, "Come on down to the exciting... condo district... where there are so many great.... condos!" The local businesses that condo developers used to sell the excitement of the place may all be condos.

    And hey I live in a condo, so I've got nothing against them at all, but we need to keep some kind of street culture. Otherwise the street signs will say, "The Subway Sandwich/Nail Salon/Dry Cleaning District"
    The Hazelton Hotel on Yorkville killed off some of the pedestrian life along Yorkville Avenue...

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