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by NECRAT
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Satellite Metrics
Replies: 6
Views: 596

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: 205

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: 177

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: 364

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: 364

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: 295

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: 7172

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: 489

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: 102

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: 887

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!
by NECRAT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Over-powered translator
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Over-powered translator

Around 102 m at 99 watts. The terrain around it to the south is pretty flat, but to the north, it gets quite hilly.
It's also semi directional as well. Just seems to get out much much much better than it should.
by NECRAT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: KFXL Fox 15 in Lincoln NE Tower Collapses
Replies: 3
Views: 361

KFXL Fox 15 in Lincoln NE Tower Collapses

http://journalstar.com/business/local/foot-communications-tower-collapses-in-north-lincoln/article_4ee94047-79c8-5a9c-8136-57323310d0df.html KFXL-TV's tower in Lincoln NE collapsed Friday morning. A 500-foot-tall communications tower in north Lincoln collapsed Friday morning, knocking out television...
by NECRAT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Over-powered translator
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Over-powered translator

So somewhat nearby me, a translator for a foreign language AM station signed on. However I have pretty solid reason to believe they are way over power. Knowing the terrain, other co-located stations, and other nearby signals, this one signal really gets out well. Better than a class A in the next ci...
by NECRAT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"
Replies: 16
Views: 887

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

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:20 pm
EAS take over relay?
Second this. On Air Audio Override Relay for the EAS.
by NECRAT
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Continental 816R-3C IPA

And that dummy load test of the existing amplifier . . EXCELLENT idea before you jump into the deep end of the pool. It seemed to me that the OP may have been assuming that the brick was bad, instead of troubleshooting the problem. In the nearly 50 years that I have been in broadcast engineering I ...