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Entropy

What does your "Tune to: frequency" sign say?

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I'm ready to order my Tune To sign but I just can't settle on the exact text. I want something a little more than "Tune to 87.7FM" but brevity is the soul of wit so I want to keep it short also.

"To fully enjoy the light show, tune your radio to 87.7FM"

"See the lights dance to the music on 87.7FM"

"Hey pal, you're missing the best part. These lights aren't just bouncing around randomly. Tune to 87.7 FM"

What does your sign say??

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Last year my sign said "Listen to the lights......Tune to 88.5FM"

This year I have a scrolling two color LED sign that I can make the message as long as I want!:D

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Mine says "Listen to the Lights 92.9 FM" I used it for my Halloween display. Some people didn't get it. I had to explain it. I might have to think about something different if I have problems with that for Christmas.

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Kevin Easley wrote:

Here is ours that I had made at FastSigns.

I'm using Fastsigns also. How did they make yours? Is that transparent vinyl on a white plastic?

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Mine commands, "Tune to 87.3fm" Straight to the point, no distraction, no misunderstanding -- except for those people who say, "The lights are nice... what does that sign mean?" :)

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i kept it simple...ive got the lettering to do the same on the other side so i can place it so people can read it either way going up or downhill

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As you can tell DavBrogave me theideal for my sign (with a few changes), it's 24x24and it will also light up like his (transparentwhite plastic)... I'm going to try color changing lights inside after I get the housing built...

DavBro, can you give me any info on how you built your housing?,Because I now know of two ways not to :P...Thanks...

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O' yes and my guard dog, "Zero"...

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Entropy wrote:

Kevin Easley wrote:

I'm using Fastsigns also. How did they make yours? Is that transparent vinyl on a white plastic?

it is on a 2'x3' white vinyl banner with metal grommets in each of the 4 corners. i attached 2 pieces of 1 1/2" PVC vertically so i can stake it up in the yard where i want it, and roll it up for storage when we're done.

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