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by NECRAT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 9
Views: 126

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: 24
Views: 860

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: 395

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: 872

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: 318

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: 721

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: 316

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

This thread title made me take a quick double take, fyi. :)
by NECRAT
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: IPAWS outage?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: IPAWS outage?

Server crashed. It is unfathomable that a single server could: A. Crash and take the national alert system down with it; and B: Crash and stay down for 11hrs with no one knowing it. www.theBDR.net/articles/fcc/eas/eas.html I surmised that it was a Win10 Home computer and it installed forced updates...
by NECRAT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues

Also make sure you sign up for the IPAWS Email Digest. They will send a notification when a test is missed or an error has occurred on their end. It's very handy. Where do you sign up? My google-foo isn't working on finding a signup page. I am signed up on the sbe-eas reflector but the failure wasn...
by NECRAT
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues

Also make sure you sign up for the IPAWS Email Digest. They will send a notification when a test is missed or an error has occurred on their end. It's very handy.
by NECRAT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: FAA requirements for Decommissioned towers
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: FAA requirements for Decommissioned towers

On top of what Kevin said above, You need to file a NOTAM when you demolish the tower to the fact the lighting is out, until the tower is officially off record. What I believe is fact, is you also have to have the FCC modify your ASRN to "dismantled" status, to get the tower taken off record. Based ...
by NECRAT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..
Replies: 35
Views: 7499

Re: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..

COMMENG wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:41 pm
College 10 Watt FM station, St. Louis, about 19XX.
See I learned my roman numerals. That would be 1920, sir!

:mrgreen:
by NECRAT
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: OMB PTX-20 test and repair help required
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: OMB PTX-20 test and repair help required

dicky96 wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:43 am
OK will do

What type of RF Output connector is this?

Thanks
Rich
That is an "N" type connector. Very commonly used in RF applications.
by NECRAT
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audioarts R-60 EXT-60 extender cable
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Audioarts R-60 EXT-60 extender cable

Does anyone have one I could borrow, or be willing to sell cheaply?
by NECRAT
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"

The O.P. hasn't been back since he posted this... in a couple of days, I'll rattle his cage!