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by NECRAT
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 360

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 ...
by NECRAT
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: LPFM Antenna Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: LPFM Antenna Recommendations

ERI LPX series.

The Nicoms have issues with water penetration as well. Stay away from the "budget brands" like OMB, PSI, etc.

Jampro and Shively make good antennas, but ERI rototiller series is the top shelf. And it's your antenna, the final point before the listeners.
by NECRAT
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Where can I buy Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 HD H264 License?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Where can I buy Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 HD H264 License?

Sencore will give you a discount any new sat receiver, if you hand in an old receiver. Even a competing brand.
by NECRAT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Where can I buy Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 HD H264 License?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Where can I buy Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 HD H264 License?

Hello., I am new at Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 products. These are End Of Life products, and I asked Tandberg, Ericsson but they did not support anymore even selling licenses. Where can I buy Tandberg rx1290 & EN8030 HD H264 License? or someone can hack and putting in? Thanks in advance, AungBu You c...
by NECRAT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower needed
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Tower needed

Probably won't help him much. He's not in the United States. I would contact this Group: https://natehome.com/ and find out which erector company would be closest to your location. The tower company engineer helps you with permitting, siting, FAA regulations, environmental impact statements, FCC reg...
by NECRAT
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX-50 works as speaker
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: DX-50 works as speaker

The OP hasn't returned to the forum since asking the question. I will drop him an email next week for a follow up, as it will be a month since he posted.
by NECRAT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Engineers SOS
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Engineers SOS

Ask the questions here on the forum.

Are these questions you're supposed to be asking an engineer, or are they questions you're supposed to answer yourself for your exam?
We won't do your work for you, but could provide guidance...
by NECRAT
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: EAS/CG Question.
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: EAS/CG Question.

That looks like the Winmaster CG, which was part of an EAS package you could purchase with the TFT back in the 90s. The Winmaster would drive a Chyron Codi, as the actual CG generator.
by NECRAT
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

I'd give BW Broadcast equipment a look. Their TX300 V2 weighs in at under $3,500, complete with audio processor and stereo generator. I've got a client that has a number of them used as translators and they just work. (Yeah, they're made in the UK so far as I know but nothing is perfect.) I've inst...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT30 issue
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Harris HT30 issue

Well the issue has been resolved.

The Backup Controller has a solid state relay that was doing it. Apparently the relay on this controller is in service, even if the main is switched on.
My friend swapped out the relay and the problem has not returned.
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Hurricane Help
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Hurricane Help

I have some equipment that could be used to borrow to get back on the air on a temporary basis. Crown 500 watt transmitter, Single Bay Rototiller ERI antenna , A couple of Shively single bays. (One low ass end of band, one mid band) May also have a QEI at my disposal as needed too. Outdoor NEMA encl...
by NECRAT
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tom Osenkowsky passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Tom Osenkowsky passes away

Long time Connecticut Engineer, and well known broadcaster Tom Osenkowsky passed away yesterday at his home. Tom was an active member of this forum, and will long be missed by many.
by NECRAT
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Bleed over
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Bleed over

sndeng wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Thanks so much for the suggestions.
Please, when you do find the solution, take a couple of minutes and let us know what you found...
by NECRAT
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

Weird terminals. (Leviton socket, I would think a name brand would be reasonably normal..) Wired it the wrong way twice -- I'm figuring if one can pull the wire off the terminal with one finger, it's probably not going to pass 30 amps without fireworks:( The wires don't go where you'd think they'd ...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

awsherrill wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 am
I believe OP is outside the US.
That would be correct. They are in New Zealand.