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by NECRAT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Maintenance Technician - RF Engineer / WFXT Boston
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Maintenance Technician - RF Engineer / WFXT Boston

Want to work in a top 10 market with a fantastic crew? WFXT , the Cox Media Group owned station in Boston is looking for an experienced RF engineer. https://jobs.coxmediagroup.com/job/dedham/maintenance-technician/1646/7136106 Full Disclosure. This is my old job. I have nothing bad to say about the ...
by NECRAT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Thales Amber multiplexer
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Thales Amber multiplexer

coremans wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:24 am
Does anyone have the software from Thales multiplexers ?

Thales Configuration and Supervision software


Thales was acquired by Thomson Broadcast and then I lost track, so no idea where to find it :?
My old station does. Let me get in contact with them, see if I can't get a copy of it.
by NECRAT
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH2000PS tension adjustment.
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Sony BVH2000PS tension adjustment.

Jeff Hartman is our "on board" expert with tape decks.

He should see this.
by NECRAT
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: CBRE Cert Exam Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: CBRE Cert Exam Question

TPT wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 am
Oh, No--the LSAT>
Unfortunately the LSAT post was a spammer. He has been deleted.
by NECRAT
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ennergey-Onix Former Engineer
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Ennergey-Onix Former Engineer

You could also post the issue here, in case the EO engineer can't help you, someone else on here possibly could. We got a lot of smart folks here with a ton of experience.
by NECRAT
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Connector suppliers....
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Connector suppliers....

I believe ERI owns Andrew, and the coax used by the cell industry is somewhat thinner. ERI only owns the broadcast transmission division. The microwave side is owned by CommScope. They may also be the ones making the coax/waveguide as well for them. The satellite side is owned by another company, w...
by NECRAT
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Can´t receive sat freq over 11500 V or H
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Can´t receive sat freq over 11500 V or H

Hi! One thing you haven't mentioned is the size of your satellite antennas, and the style of the reflector. (Solid versus Mesh). A larger dish can have a narrower focus, that results in a higher gain. (And would be less prone to general noise). Although I am not 100% sure how the other offending sig...
by NECRAT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Audio Vault Radio Text RDS output question
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Audio Vault Radio Text RDS output question

Quick question.

Does anyone here know how to stop the audio vault RDS text output from starting with the words "Now Playing".
It's quite annoying to waste text space, telling people what they already know. (That the song they currently hear on their radio is "Now Playing").
by NECRAT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

We have two AM on FM translators in Providence, which have nearly 100% overlap of their signals. IIRC that's not legal either. Two translators carrying the same signal aren't supposed to overlap more than a minimal percentage. Correct?
by NECRAT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Singling out 2 stations on same frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Singling out 2 stations on same frequency

Seeing that the OP hasn't been on this forum since mid December, these responses are going into the wind anyways. Maybe good to just put this one to rest.
by NECRAT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower Painting question
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Tower Painting question

Tower crews always paint over paint on towers. I can't recall ever hearing of a tower "cleared" of an old paint job. Also sounds more like the tower paint used was poor quality. Good Quality Tower paint tends to be thicker than normal paint, and leaves a deeper coat. It also does a number to help pr...
by NECRAT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Versa-Count LA-150
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Versa-Count LA-150

Did anything come out of this? I have one that I want to use in place of a squirrly exciter temporarily - and would like to wire in an interlock via the remote connector so it doesn't come on when there is no HV applied in the transmitter. I guess I'll have to retune it as well if what I'm reading ...
by NECRAT
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Broadcast Electronics Sold (Was: HOT OFF THE PRESS!)
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Broadcast Electronics Sold (Was Re: HOT OFF THE PRESS!)

This has been moved to the Engineering News forum on top!
by NECRAT
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Satellite Metrics
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Satellite Metrics

This started happening after a replacement of the coax from the roof junction box to the LNB. As part of the process we also replaced the LNB. Would mounting the LNB slightly off square have anything to do with this? Mark Did that coax replacement involve you shutting down the LNB power supply? You...
by NECRAT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

This thread title made me take a quick double take, fyi. :)