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by AnabolicHippo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

It is a regulatory agency within Canada, they are responsible for "Spectrum Management"; because of proximity to an airport, they are asking for more detailed scans. I'm thinking that the "2nd harmony" is referring to the second harmonic. I'd question this - Industry Canada has vans very well equip...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

I know next to nothing about Canadian communication rules, but looking at the analyzer you're asking about, a couple of things come to mind: First of all... does your regulatory agency require some kind of calibration reference? If so, there doesn't seem to be anything on the Ebay page that says th...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

Who, or what agency has "ASKED" you to do this. And just what is "second harmony"?? Fossil It is a regulatory agency within Canada, they are responsible for "Spectrum Management"; because of proximity to an airport, they are asking for more detailed scans. I'm thinking that the "2nd harmony" is ref...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 903

RF Spectrum Analyzer

Our station has been asked to do the following scan: Please provide us with the following information as late as the day after the tests. - Carrier level…………….? - Frequency? …………………….Not more than + - 1KHz - Modulation? …………………..not more than + - 75 KHz - Level of the 2nd harmony……………………………? - Scann...
by AnabolicHippo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Inventory Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Inventory Advice needed.

First thing, determine what value ($$) an object needs to have before counting everything. Many objects should be considered expensable (consumable) rather than depreciable. There's a few companies of the web that'll make to asset tags with incrementing numbers. You could get them with bar codes to...
by AnabolicHippo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Inventory Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Inventory Advice needed.

Good Morning, I was wondering if anyone would have any advice for doing an inventory of the radio station. As I understand it, there has been no inventory in the past and, even if one had been done, it is unlikely that anything from the past would have been usable anyways; there are some old tags on...
by AnabolicHippo
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

... it feels like people would rather spend less now, even if it means spending more in the future. It is not only a question of spending more in the future, it is a matter of reducing future loss of listeners and revenue. There is so much competition for radio listeners from other sources (satelli...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

It basically comes down to a choice between toilet paper roll transmitters and ones you can fix and keep running instead of throwing them away and tearing off a new one when the old one dies. In the long run you'll spend more on the throwaway option. Gates Air was running a ridiculous sale earlier,...
by AnabolicHippo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

One of my clients bought a Nautel NV7.5LT for about $36k last year. To follow up on Kevin's post, 48,812 Yugos were sold in 1997, its most successful year. A few years later Ford introduced the Explorer. How many Yugos are on the road today? I don't know, but I traded in my '91 (first model year) E...
by AnabolicHippo
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to give me a ballpark figure for a 6 KW FM Transmitter? I've purchased smaller low power transmitters, so I have a pretty good idea of the price but have never purchased anything more than that.
by AnabolicHippo
Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Wheatnet vs AXIA
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Wheatnet vs AXIA

Axia has many similar features, though silence-sensing is generally done through software like Pathfinder. If I'm not mistaken, it can also be done via SNMP. Really these days, AoIP preference is much like processing preference. All the brands do a great job, it comes down to which one you prefer. ...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Quote Review
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Quote Review

Good Morning, My station and I are looking to explore replacing existing consoles with IP consoles, approximate budget would be $100,000, and we were hoping to be able to replace the on-air and production studio. Looking at the quote, it doesn't seem like this is going to be possible. One point of c...
by AnabolicHippo
Sat May 02, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Mozart FM 300 Transmitter and Serial Over IP
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Mozart FM 300 Transmitter and Serial Over IP

It has been a Loooooooong time since I worked with serial at that level. Let's see what I can recall for good old serial comms. Anyone else, feel free to fill in or correct my memory. Who am I again? :D First, you need to know what the port is on the Transmitter. You know it is RS232, but is it DTE...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streaming Comparison (StreamOn vs Barix vs Audio Interface)
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Streaming Comparison (StreamOn vs Barix vs Audio Interfa

$150/month isn't bad if they are taking care of Sound Exchange reporting for you. Will you be streaming music? If so, it may not pay to go with something that doesn't deal with this important detail. Hi, I didn't think the $150 sounded that bad either, but they were asking for at least three differ...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streaming Comparison (StreamOn vs Barix vs Audio Interface)
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Streaming Comparison (StreamOn vs Barix vs Audio Interface)

Hi everyone, I'm looking at installing a streamer for a local radio station and was looking for some information about a couple of different approaches and the pros/cons of going a given route. At the station I work for, we use a service through a company called StreamOn! It has worked out well for ...