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by countrykev
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters

GatesAir is actually in a pretty good position. They're one of the few major TV transmitter manufacturers. Lots of TV stations buying new transmitters, or having expensive work done to retune due to the repack, and ATSC3 mixed in there as well. They'll come out pretty well in the deal.
by countrykev
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: New STL System?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: New STL System?

These days I wouldn't consider another 950MHz install. If your current system is working, that's fine. If you are installing a new one, go with licensed 6GHz or 11GHz if you have a short hop. Unlicensed is fine too if you are on a budget and can check the path prior to install. For that matter, you ...
by countrykev
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection

Are your sites high RF environments? Lots o'stuff on the tower?

I've come to learn in the last few months that the Ubiquiti radios can behave very erratically in high RF environments. There are shielding kits they sell to go with many of their radios to help mitigate this.
by countrykev
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection

That is really, really, cool! If I am seeing this correctly, you've interconnected each end of the "circuit" so if any of the links go down connectivity lives on at all sites. Very nicely done!
by countrykev
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection

The Loco M900

http://www.invictuswireless.com/Loco_M9 ... com900.htm

You'll need an RP-SMA to N adapter, and you can get those for a couple of bucks on eBay.
by countrykev
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection

Going forward I have no interest in installing a 950 system unless it is the only option. 950 has served us well, is licensed, and for the most part is rock solid. However, cost advantages aside, you get far more utility from an Ethernet bridge.
by countrykev
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: Using STL dish to share Lan link connection

Glad to see you got them running. I have a couple of the 900MHz radios that replaced Lanlinks combined into the same antenna. Just unplugged the Moseley and in goes the Ubquiti, and get 20 times the throughput. I am also using a 5.8GHz AirGrid as a primary STL path with two Barix 500 boxes running i...
by countrykev
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Help a brother with an interview?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Help a brother with an interview?

Too many people are afraid to say "I don't know"... and it can be dangerous. Broadcast engineering is made up of a whole lot of specialties that constantly change, so one of the most important attributes is a willingness to learn. I'm much more impressed with someone who will tell me "I don't know ...
by countrykev
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Fun with Remote Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Fun with Remote Desktop

The morning guy on our talk station was always creeped out by VNC. He thought it was so weird to see the mouse move on it's own and do stuff. Anyway, one day the show is talking about how business were increasingly monitoring staff's Internet and email usage. It's like 7:00AM and I'm still at home, ...
by countrykev
Sun May 05, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Strange Problem with Moseley SL9003Q STL TX & RX
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Strange Problem with Moseley SL9003Q STL TX & RX

What they said. I know what you're experiencing, and I know in the heat of things you get to working quickly and can wind up in a twisted situation. I have to remind myself from time to time to just slow down and be more deliberate in what you're doing. Work your troubleshooting much like a to do li...
by countrykev
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Your news team should be ready, right???
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: Your news team should be ready, right???

That. Is. AWESOME.
by countrykev
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: DD-WRT on a WNDR3700v2
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: DD-WRT on a WNDR3700v2

I heart DD-WRT. Provided the hardware is compatible, I would go for it.
by countrykev
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: So wait... The FCC actually cares about legal IDs?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: So wait... The FCC actually cares about legal IDs?!

So far they haven't issued a fine, this is more just a formality to ask what is going on.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this. There are an awful lot of stations that don't do it right.
by countrykev
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: STL system ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: STL system ?

We use the AirGrid.

For a pair of AirGrid radios/antennas and 1000 feet of shielded and weatherproof cat5 we spent about $350.
by countrykev
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: STL system ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: STL system ?

5.8Ghz is an unlicensed band. There are few rules when it comes to operating point to point devices. If you're looking for an inexpensive STL in the band, this ain't it. Go for Ubiquiti devices. Just installed a 2 mile link that gives me 150MB of data bandwidth bi-directional. Put a Barix Box on eac...