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by rdlafore
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..
Replies: 35
Views: 6645

Re: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..

I was working as CE and News guy at a station in South Georgia. For news, I would take the AP copy and edit it...usually. This one day, i did not have time to edit, so I grabbed all of the AP copy I could find and sat down at the mic. I started reading. Things were going well. Then I got to a story ...
by rdlafore
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Worst FM Transmitter
Replies: 98
Views: 14067

Re: Worst FM Transmitter

The first 20K I ever had taught me the "art" of putting my fingers in my ears, and hitting plate on with my elbow.

By plugging my ears, I tended to "blink" less, and thus could see where the fire was coming from. Saved a bunch of time....and underwear.
by rdlafore
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: 1 Pair Ethernet Extender
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: 1 Pair Ethernet Extender

I have one of the StarTech devices working on a very convoluted route from my studios to a rooftop penthouse. It works very well. In my case, the run is roughly 500 feet, thru many punchblocks, old wiring etc. It creates a "ADSL" line on a pair of wires. Mine has been in use for over three years, re...
by rdlafore
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Worst FM Transmitter
Replies: 98
Views: 14067

Re: Worst FM Transmitter

One more nomination if I may: A friend of mine had a Wilkinson 2500, or 3500 watt tx, back in the late 80s/early 90s. He was always a pretty easy going fellow, never lost his temper etc. He would lose his temper over the Wilkinson. If I remember correctly, you had to re-wrap the plate blocker on the...
by rdlafore
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Worst FM Transmitter
Replies: 98
Views: 14067

Re: Worst FM Transmitter

I have to agree with the poster about the FMi703. If you ever smoke the motherboard behind the RF modules, go ahead an do some yoga. Not a fun repair. In my case, the RF MoBo went up in flames, which also took out the supervisor board directly above it. I got an alarm from the site for power below t...