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by Shane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

Yep. Totally agree with you both, living in a state where Cochise once operated...or didn’t.
by Shane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Arrakis Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Arrakis Automation

I don’t think you’re alone, Bob. My company used to install Arrakis boards until they started to favor the engine/surface networked stuff ten or fifteen years ago. They got some good life out of those. Our chief here doesn’t like them but his dad used to spec and install them and I think he said Dad...
by Shane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Arrakis Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Arrakis Automation

Well, the first con is the name Arrakis.
C’mon, Bill. Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel! :wink:
by Shane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

1) I needed to re-read this: That CP condition only applies if the AM station is operating with "reduced facilities" and is only on the newly-minted Auction 99 facilities which are forever married to the AM. ( My emphasis added ) and 2) of course, it’s a math calculation (computing the 2mV/m reduced...
by Shane
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: BVH2500_BVT2000 Interface_Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: BVH2500_BVT2000 Interface_Performance

Heh. Carbon tet anyone? :lol:
by Shane
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

That’s right, Doug. Apparently the actual wording changed to “the greater of” the two contours, yet a couple of paragraphs down (sub paragraph j) reference is still made to the lesser of the two contours being the definition of the AM fill-in area. I’m not sure what significance that subgraf has. Bu...
by Shane
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM K5 Freq Change
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Harris FM K5 Freq Change

Gates/Harris would do well to respond half as quickly as you do, Bob.
by Shane
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: What is this? A 5 kw Dummy Load or what?
Replies: 22
Views: 2146

Re: What is this? A 5 kw Dummy Load or what?

Wasn’t 52 ohms once a common impedance for coaxial cable? We have at least one AM site that uses 52 ohm coax. That the BC-1T designers chose 412 ohm resistors instead of 400 indicates perhaps they were trying to get closer to 52. Not too much different but enough that a solid state final might mildl...
by Shane
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, all. Snowing in Omaha tonight.
by Shane
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Broadcast Electronics Console Model 5S150 Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Broadcast Electronics Console Model 5S150 Issues

If you're talking about the board with the near-vertical face, huge pot knobs and a 200+ volt power supply.... yeahhh... that wasn't one of McMartin's better efforts. Ranks right down there with most things Sparta, IMHO. That’s it except this one had a 60V supply. Still enough to give one a good za...
by Shane
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Broadcast Electronics Console Model 5S150 Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Broadcast Electronics Console Model 5S150 Issues

Since we’re waxing historical.... When I started at KCRO in 1998, a McMartin 801 (there was a letter prefix I can’t recall) in the air studio and a Collins 212 in production. At the end of 2001, they let us pick out a new console; it was an Audioarts and I want to say it was an R-70. I proceeded to ...
by Shane
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: The high leg
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: The high leg - sorry accidental double post

sorry accidental double post
by Shane
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: The high leg
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: The high leg

I don’t KNOW if it was something similar to this but we had an electrician (using the term loosely) wire up a new Austin Ring transformer a few years ago after the old one burned itself up rather spectacularly. The fire dept even came to watch. I believe the fire extinguished itself but I digress. T...