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by Shane
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 79
Views: 3446

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

Actually it's AMC-18 you want not -15. Also known as SES-11 unless I'm confused which is my normal state these days. In any case 105 degrees in the arc. So far so good with our 10-footer. I'm sure it will change. Just noticed that I can't check on the snow accumulation from my office window anymore,...
by Shane
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: EO Pulsar 1KW problem
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: EO Pulsar 1KW problem

I'm aware of a 1960's Ampliphase where the engineer on duty decided to replace all the tubes in the exciter. He and the CE got to spend a few days getting it to work again. The guy's ears were still red 25 years later!
by Shane
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

Now that's a couple things that I have not heard yet. Guessing the PA modules are separate for <54 MHz. Either way, it's looking like a trip to SD for the old girl.

I contacted the fellow who took over Burghardt's repair service. Reviews are kinda mixed but lean toward good.

Thanks for the clues.
by Shane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 4
Views: 80

IC 706 MkII-G problem

So let's turn that other discussion on its head and discuss ham radio on a broadcast board (not a new idea--obviously the board operators thought to include ham radio as a forum)! IC 706 MkII-G produces no output on 2 meters. It used to. Now it acts like there's high SWR (there isn't) comes on with ...
by Shane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Emergency communication
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Emergency communication

Absolutely. There is a Sunday morning sked among a few locals I chime in on occasionally and we'll have a little bit of shop talk about what we're working on from time to time. Should be no problem there.

It could get really boring if you can't talk about what you do.

Happy hamming!
by Shane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 79
Views: 3446

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

Repointed our undersized 10-footer Tuesday and Wednesday. It was only supposed to be Tuesday but we managed to get it to where it wouldn't receive anything unless we pointed it AMC-3. That worked well enough we entertained the notion of leaving it there and point the 12-1/2 footer at -18. But first,...
by Shane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: MW10B-A little help?

vacuum tube wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:09 am
The old broadcasters rule of thumb "we're going to save $1000 even if it costs $10000"
There's that "debt flow" thing again.
by Shane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Emergency communication
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Emergency communication

True. But in certain emergencies (not including "we're off the air but everyone else is on!") I believe you can even repeat amateur transmissions on the broadcast air as well as use amateur freqs for communication regarding the station operation. Many broadcast stations don't make any money during, ...
by Shane
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: MW10B-A little help?

That could just be it...the resistors, not that you're imagining things, Dave!
by Shane
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: MW10B-A little help?

What's the tube complement?
by Shane
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters

Wow, Rich! Debt flow. Is that really an accounting term? I flunked out of Accounting at the 102 level. Cash flow was something I had never heard of til then and I never could get my brain completely around it. So I guess I didn't get as far as debt flow. You never know what you might learn and from ...
by Shane
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters

Apparently not.
by Shane
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Cumulus buys Gates Air Transmitters

Volume discount?
One bankrupt helping out another soon to be one?
They're trading in 140 old transmitters - who needs backups when you're bankrupt?
Flush with cash from selling off the WMAL site?
Found a buyer for KABC ground, too?

What other scenarios real or idiotic can we think up? ;)
by Shane
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: STL dropouts....back today
Replies: 23
Views: 992

Re: STL dropouts....back today

That could also explain why we in South Mississippi are always getting slammed with New Orleans stations at certain times of year. That would do it. You need to get an amateur radio license. You'll learn a lot about propagation. In Iowa, 90 miles west of Des Moines we could get channel 13 off the b...
by Shane
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RIP Ralph Winquist
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: RIP Ralph Winquist

I didn't know Ralph but I recognize some of those call letters. If he was helping WPKN in the early 70s I probably saw some his handiwork.

Condolences to his family and those who knew him.