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by KPJL FM
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

When you're all done, you'll find the dryer's cord is 6 inches to short to reach the new outlet.
Or as my wife would say, I tried to add an outlet, ended up replacing the roof.
by KPJL FM
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

Mounting the outlet to a board is generally acceptable. Using a hammer drill with a TapCon screw anchor is the modern way, but you need to have a lot of elbow grease to keep the drill steady. In the Old Days, I'd use a hardened punch and heavy hammer to start the first hole. Mount the back plate of ...
by KPJL FM
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed

Seems like your off-line monitoring is one channel only, but it is stereo on the board. If the stereo on the board is out of phase, there will be nearly complete cancelling of the right/left channels, sum of which is no audio on-air. Swap the hi and lo of the left channel only at the board (fader) i...
by KPJL FM
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Moving SS32 to new Win 7 machines
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Moving SS32 to new Win 7 machines

I'll add that if you have to change any computer/drive/station folder names, follow the old 8 character rule. Do not use spaces. And use the fully qualified path names in dispatch. Did I see that the old pc's were Win2K? SS32 will work fine in XP. Since M$oft has quit supporting it, assume they fina...
by KPJL FM
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RECYCLE OLD SAT DISHES
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: RECYCLE OLD SAT DISHES

Cover the inside with shiny tin-foil, and focus on a solar panel.
Great for grilling pheasant, also.
by KPJL FM
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Clearance...
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Translator Clearance...

At first, I thought the title of this post referred to a sale on new translators... :roll:
by KPJL FM
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 147
Views: 7113

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Replace the 31 yo with an older guy...
by KPJL FM
Fri May 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 1881

Re: Contactors!

You guys forgot your snowshoes, mufflers (scarves for you Southern boys), jumper cables and one shot instant start. And don't forget the lock de-icer.
by KPJL FM
Mon May 22, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Browser / Java combination for ARC-16 Web access?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Browser / Java combination for ARC-16 Web access?

What used to work?
Find old PC, install appropriate OS and Java versions.
Why we never scrap old pc's that still work.
Like why I'm still employed, I'm old but still work (sorta) :wink:
by KPJL FM
Thu May 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC ULS issues
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: FCC ULS issues

Not trying to get in a flame war, but the Java issues are most likely due to incompatible versions. The version the app is written vs., the version your pc is running. That said, whoever built the app should have trapped the exception and presented a dialog for your pc. That way you could see the er...
by KPJL FM
Fri May 05, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Best digital radio consoles
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Best digital radio consoles

Wheatstone has modular consoles that can be configured to your needs.
by KPJL FM
Tue May 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XLR Mic switch or what ?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: XLR Mic switch or what ?

What are you using for 'consoles' in each CR? If you have a digital system (like Wheatstone, because I've used them), the mics could be in the 'system', and brought up on a console anywhere you allow. At the very least, some sort of router that, after the mics are brought to line level, you can brin...
by KPJL FM
Mon May 01, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Bad day for, uh, something...
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Bad day for, uh, something...

That's the Winged Warrior of Consolidation. Watch out!
by KPJL FM
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: More TV mergers coming soon.
Replies: 3
Views: 234

More TV mergers coming soon.

The FCC reversed the UHF Discount ruling, that allowed more ownership in the UHF band than the VHF. This is an old rule that was dropped after the move to digital, and some networks/station groups wanted put back so they could by more stations in a given market. The network I work for is one of thos...
by KPJL FM
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters

Seems Gates Air is now looking for a field tech.