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by Qs23
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XDS PRO4R Manual?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

XDS PRO4R Manual?

Hey, So we just got a new XDS box for the CBS news move. And it's not the PRO4Q, but a PRO4R! Which means built in Livewire and Livewire GPIO! (Sorry, very excited that I don't have to solder up another DB-9 connector and can connect it to our AXIA network.) Now the problem that I have is that I hav...
by Qs23
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS Antenna Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: EAS Antenna Issue

We're the LP-2 for the area. 104.9 is the LP-3, but it's in the same building as the LP-1. So, the idea is that if something happens to the LP-1, the LP-3 can act as the LP-1 and get the info to us and then we work our way down the chain like normal. Once a year they try this out for one of the RMTs...
by Qs23
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS Antenna Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

EAS Antenna Issue

Hey! It's your neighborhood IT guy with another RF problem. So we've got an EAS issue going on right now that I'm trying to find a solution to. The attached photo shows what's going on. We're the blue star. The right map point in the EAS station we're supposed to be listening to. 104.9 @ 6 KW. It's ...
by Qs23
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 11422

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

Hey All, IT guy here now put in charge of moving our dish now that our engineer has retired. We've got our massive main dish still pointed at AMC-8. But we've got a spare mesh dish on a polar mount that used to be pointed at Galaxy 16. So my thought was: #1. Move the mesh dish to AMC-15. #2. Move al...
by Qs23
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Full-Time Radio Engineer - Kalamazoo, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Full-Time Radio Engineer - Kalamazoo, MI

One of our engineers just retired, so we're looking to fill his position. We currently have an opening for a full-time Engineer for our Southwest, MI radio properties based in Kalamazoo, MI. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the operation and maintenance of analog transmitter...
by Qs23
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Cleaning out the basement
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Cleaning out the basement

Hey, So I've been working for 3 years now, and I've finally got the approval to go full AXIA (5 station cluster - with wiring that's a cluster). I'm taking this upgrade to also clear house a bit of old wiring and equipment. And that's when I discovered the engineering caches stored all over this bui...
by Qs23
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: FM Translator pole size?

Hey All, Sorry I didn't get back sooner, Christmas called. The link to the antenna is: http://www.bext.com/broadcast-antennas/tfc2k/ I checked the spec sheet and a 2 bay version of this antenna has a wind load of 136 lbs @ 100 mph. The tower is right next to our studio. And it used to be owned by th...
by Qs23
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

FM Translator pole size?

Hey all, So I'm an IT guy who's been tasked with setting up an FM translator. (Don't ask, I brought it upon myself to broaden my horizons) Now the antenna setup that we're using is a two bay BEX-TFC2KN setup. We're going to be mounting this on a cell tower next to the studio building. There's alread...
by Qs23
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Spacing XDS units in a rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Spacing XDS units in a rack?

Hey, So I'm doing some cleaning up of our cluster here and I've got a bunch of XDS receivers that are pointing to AMC-8. So since we have AXIA, I want to put them all in the same rack. I looked in the XDS setup guide and they give clearance requirements about the sides and back, but nothing about ab...
by Qs23
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Off-air monitors?

Junkyard--car radio. I know--desperate solution. This is actually what I'm trying to replace. Current test subject is a C.Crane CCRadio-EP. It's small, AM & FM, under $100, external antenna connections, can handle power outages. Now I just need to figure out how to build a band pass filter or a not...
by Qs23
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Removing RF from Base Current Monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Removing RF from Base Current Monitor?

Hey All, So I've got a 10kW AM that I'm trying to install a Sicon-8 to use as our remote unit at the transmitter site. (We're currently paying through the nose for a dedicated line going out there at the moment) To start out, I was going to wire up the device to measure the kW output of the transmit...
by Qs23
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Off-air monitors?

So, from what I'm gathering from the responses, is that there really isn't a good option right now outside of slowing building up a collection of old equipment from eBay. FYI, I bought a $50 Pyle off of Amazon and that was crap out of the box. So I returned it. I then moved up to a Rockwill RDJT6700...
by Qs23
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Off-air monitors?

Hey, I'm not sure what you call them... Off-air monitors, confidence monitors, silence monitors. And I'm not sure if this should be a post in this area or the AM radio area. But what I'm wondering about is what radios are you guys using for monitoring the air signals back at the studio. I ask, becau...
by Qs23
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: What Multi-Tool (Gerber, Leatherman, etc) do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

What Multi-Tool (Gerber, Leatherman, etc) do you use?

Hey All,

So Christmas time is near, and the family is asking for gift ideas. And after losing my last Gerber, I've been thinking about getting another one. What do you guys use/recommend?
by Qs23
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Newbie In A Studio
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Re: Newbie In A Studio

Would you guys know of anything better to trace lines? I've got them running up through the ceiling and down the hall and I'm at a loss for how to follow them. Also, I'm on my first fix-it project. It's a Harris PX-91 phono preamp (yes, the station still plays vinyl) and I can't find the schematic a...