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by Shane
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: EAS Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: EAS Issue

Just wanted to see if anyone has any easy suggestions before I re-wire the system in a more conventional manner.
Re-wire the system in a more conventional manner.

If the place runs unattended at any time, having EAS depend upon someone remembering to leave the pot up is asking for trouble.
by Shane
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RFI-Resistant USB Audio Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: RFI-Resistant USB Audio Interface

If you go the 600:600 transformer route, get two for the spare you'll need after the first one sacrifices itself on the altar of lightning. :D
by Shane
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Small diameter balanced mic cable OK? Source?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Small diameter balanced mic cable OK? Source?

One difference could be in the shielding. Regular mic cable usually has a braided or stranded shield which flexs easily. Smaller diameter cable might be foil shielded. This is fine for a fixed permanent installation, such as wiring to a mic jack on the table, but if flexed might introduce noise when...
by Shane
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streamer PC hit by ransomware
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Streamer PC hit by ransomware

Triton likes to use TeamViewer. YMMV but our IT and web development people don't like it, don't want it, and are constantly fighting with Triton over its use. Since TV works from the inside out, as I understand it, I can see where it might pose a security issue.
by Shane
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Clearance...
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Translator Clearance...

Radio-locator's inaccuracies aside, if you zoom way in on the area of overlap of the two signals under discussion, the translator's 40 dBu just misses the FM station's 60 dBu. Something else to keep in mind when looking at radio-locator's maps, their AM contours are somewhat unusual. They use 2.5 mV...
by Shane
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Sound Exchange cost questions
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Sound Exchange cost questions

I get a number very close to yours.
by Shane
Wed May 31, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 135
Views: 6166

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

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking up on the roof? Oh, wait......Non Penetrating Roof Mount! Had me scared for a second or two after 50 years of dealing with the other kind of NPRM.

If you fat-finger NPRM you get NORM. Remember Norm Roberts? He just retired beginning of this year.

Squirrel!
by Shane
Thu May 25, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 1789

Re: Contactors!Two hats, two pairs of gloves, three pair thermal underwear.....

Phhhffttttt! Barking doggy slippers, warm robe, roaring fireplace, hot coffee, kringle, morning paper! :lol: "What, me worry?" Fossil Makes me long to have winter back. We have an old Johnson switch- I think actually made by Johnson - which has arthritic joints. It used to take 2 entire seconds to ...
by Shane
Tue May 23, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Satellite Metrics
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Satellite Metrics

I have.
by Shane
Mon May 22, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 135
Views: 6166

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

A pair of "fly swatters" might fix you right up. Just have to find out where to position them. Once had TI that was bouncing off a nearby tall building that messed with, I think it was, the CRC carrier on AMC-3. The fly swatters fixed that. If I had a picture I'd post it but I don't. Concerning back...
by Shane
Fri May 19, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 135
Views: 6166

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

After repoint of DH one piece 3m dish we have EbN0 of 13.x on Learfield's unit, which is newer. That reading is higher than before and it doesn't seem to change much. WW1 is only managing 8.x. Tried changing the freq and there may have been some improvement but not enough to leave there or else just...
by Shane
Tue May 02, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XLR Mic switch or what ?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: XLR Mic switch or what ?

I would suggest installing pre-amps (could be under the table) in studio A and bridge the outputs to both studios. No switching required and the other CR can put one or more mics in cue to monitor if needed. RDL makes "Stick-on" preamps. It seems they get a bit noisy over time but they're easily rep...
by Shane
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Temporary Opportunity - Analog TV Broadcast Setup in the DR
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Temporary Opportunity - Analog TV Broadcast Setup in the DR

Is there no other channel available? In the US prior to the switch to digital television, two stations were never assigned to adjacent channels in the same market, and to the co-channel (i.e.: two channel 6's for example) there would generally be at least 200 miles separation between transmitter sit...
by Shane
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New Sound Board
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: New Sound Board

So, yes, there are reasons to get a $4000 console over a $1000 console. BUT, if $4000 is more than you can spend: 1) I hope you are not a commercial station because then you really don't want a $1000 console except as a temporary measure or a standby and if you have to ask you must not be doing that...
by Shane
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Systems RAK-2
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Sine Systems RAK-2

They have contact info on their web site. I strongly suspect you won't get a human to pick up the phone but perhaps they call you back. There are also email links including one for support. And the usual FAQ page. Oh, and sales!