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by Qs23
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 137
Views: 6265

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: 203

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: 450

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: 1048

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: 1048

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: 270

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: 1562

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: 595

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: 1562

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: 1562

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: 927

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: 6409

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...
by Qs23
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Newbie In A Studio
Replies: 32
Views: 6409

Re: Newbie In A Studio

In the telco biz, that's called a 'multiple'; it generally suggests that you're feeding to two different destinations. The usual caveats apply. From what I can gather from what was scribbled in the board's manual (Audioarts R6 - in case anybody was wondering) It was actually for the fact that the b...
by Qs23
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Newbie In A Studio
Replies: 32
Views: 6409

Re: Newbie In A Studio

66 blocks are handy if the console can't be opened while on-air to change an in-out wire, or it's a really old board that used soldered in-out connections. Otherwise, it's just another PITA part when used in the studio just for the board. They really are for telephone circuits in a MDF/IDF frame cl...
by Qs23
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Newbie In A Studio
Replies: 32
Views: 6409

Re: Newbie In A Studio

Yeah, that's a 66B as opposed to a 66M. All the ones I've ever personally run into were solid -- all 6 clips in a row connected together -- but I gather they come 3/3 split as well: http://www.phonegeeks.com/66bblocac.html Well I finally got in there with my multimeter and my guess was correct - 3/...