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by Bill DeFelice
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis Console issue
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Arrakis Console issue

I was buying the SSM2013 VCAs for the 1200-15 console I tended to. Keep in mind that the other channel's VCA would become wonky when the other chip took a dive, so it might prove beneficial to replace both channels if your board is indeed set up with two VCAs per channel.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tom Osenkowsky passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Tom Osenkowsky passes away

I was sad to hear of Tom's passing. I had corresponded with him only a week or two ago and while he sounded like he was in good spirits it also sounded like he had come to terms with his own mortality.

edited for clarity
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Look what took my 50kw off the air
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Look what took my 50kw off the air

Years ago I had an MW-1 at a two-tower direction popping itself off the air intermittently. When I got to the site I noticed an entire row of plastic cable ties failed and a long length of the coax for the STL dish was flapping in the breeze. As the wire went further away from the tower leg the Harr...
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 18
Views: 982

Re: Low resource SDR Software

w9wi wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:33 pm
GQRX is supposed to work with either RSP unit & OS/X. I don't have a Mac available so haven't tried it.
Looks like it works until I upgrade past MacOS 10.11. I just need to pick up a compatible SDR now.
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 18
Views: 982

Re: Low resource SDR Software

I'd personally like to find one that has software for both Windows and Mac platforms.
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: aphex compellor Settings for AM transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: aphex compellor Settings for AM transmission

I assume your Compellor doesn't have the "A" designation after the model number, right? Also, I have mine feeding a downstream audio processor so suggested settings may be different depending on what the follow processor(s) are set for. I have the process balance at about 11 o'clock with about 8-10 ...
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Goldmine Imaging Library
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Goldmine Imaging Library

I'm looking for any and all Goldmine Imaging CDs I can get my hands on. I'm using them as templates to teach high school students how to do radio imaging and aren't being used for commercial use. I was lucky enough to have a station donate a few but I missed it when they threw out their entire CD li...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Aphex Compellor
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Aphex Compellor

Any body know of any compellor 320a's sitting around collecting dust? Unfortunately I didn't realize the 323 is a mono unit and I want to run stereo. Another 323 would do just fine and I'm always looking for non working units for spares. Just an FYI that you can't gang 323's for stereo as there's n...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Arrakis 1200-10
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Arrakis 1200-10

Do you have an idea of what's wrong with it? My experience is the damn VCA chips crap out. I'm pretty sure I have one last tube of them in stock it that's the case as I've been billing them out at half of what Arrakis was nailing me for them (until I finally got rid of every last one of their consol...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: You need this

Just like the guys who use the monster thick speaker cable who forget just how small the pc traces are between the amplifier's output and the speaker terminals.
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Hello?

Don't worry, the quiet you're enjoying right now should not be confused with dead air, dropped carrier or other things that can ruin a weekend for us radio folk.
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Sound Exchange cost questions
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Sound Exchange cost questions

I ran a webstream for 7+ years and once I got tired of watching the expenses rise every time I garnered new listenership. At least the royalties are lower for companion streams for licensed broadcasters.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Broadcasting Yearbook, 1935-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Broadcasting Yearbook, 1935-2010

I actually used David's resources and they came in quite handy. Along with other assorted publications I was able to find out quite a bit about a station I not only listened to as a kid but eventually ended up engineering (the tribute website is listed in my signature). There's quite a bit on his si...
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RIP Ralph Winquist
Replies: 1
Views: 240

RIP Ralph Winquist

I just received word that broadcast engineer Ralph Winquist passed away a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if anyone here remembers Ralph but besides being quite active in the broadcast industry he provided quite a bit of assistance to non-comm stations here in Connecticut, including WPKN, WMNR, WV...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

I've been using them for rocks for Belar RF amps. Guess I'm going to have to find a "plan b" now.