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by Ryan Williams
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: OMNIA.7AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

OMNIA.7AM

Does anywhere here have any experience with this newish 7 AM product from Omnia? I can't seem to find much in the way of first-hand reports in the usual places I research equipment. I'm especially interested in comparisons to a 9 or Optimod 9400. I've been looking around at the 9400, but it is still...
by Ryan Williams
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Processing Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Translator Processing Upgrade

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'm a little slow on the follow up. Good ideas mentioned. Kevin is correct. The documentation on the Orban Inside says it is equivalent to the Optimod 5500, which is Orban's entry-level product. It's not bad, especially for the price. However, it isn't as loud and d...
by Ryan Williams
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Processing Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Translator Processing Upgrade

I have a pair of translators in adjacent markets (between market 100-200). Both of them are great technical facilities, as far as translators go, with more than 200+ watts from 150+ meters HAAT using the excellent VS1 transmitters. We opted for the budget-friendly Orban Inside audio processing cards...
by Ryan Williams
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Jampro JLLP
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Jampro JLLP

Does anyone have any experience with Jampro's JLLP series of low-power antennas? How do they compare with ERI's 100 series?
by Ryan Williams
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nicom BKG 77
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Nicom BKG 77

kkiddkkidd wrote:There is a local station using an 8-bay BKG77 on a 6kw Class A. No I don't understand why either...
Wow. I've never heard of such an extreme setup for that class. Is the signal as bad as one might expect?
by Ryan Williams
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Translator ID Options

I appreciate all of the responses and careful considerations shared. Before preceding any further, I wanted to make sure there wasn't any unintended side-effects that I was missing. In summary, it seems to me that if you have the capability, FSK is a good choice for IDing a translator, assuming the ...
by Ryan Williams
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Translator ID Options

Deep Thought wrote:The Nautel VS series has FSK capability built-in, too. Programmable from the front panel.
VS1 is what I am using at both sites. And it is a very simple setup to enable FSK.
by Ryan Williams
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Translator ID Options

There are specific time windows in the translator ID rules for the three aural IDs. That's right. In practice it seems, that most everyone who aurally IDs their translators does so at the top of the hour, every hour with the HD ID or the AM they are rebroadcasting. I have heard some non-com network...
by Ryan Williams
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Translator ID Options

Most translators seem to ID aurally with the callsign at the top of the hour along with the primary station. If you have more than one am/fm callsign or one translator callsign it starts to become kind of ridiculous. You end up with fast-talker VO and it sounds like just a bunch of random characters...
by Ryan Williams
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: 950 MHz STL Dish on AM Tower
Replies: 21
Views: 2232

Re: 950 MHz STL Dish on AM Tower

I'm very appreciative of all the ideas and leads. Still waiting to hear back on another quote for a wood pole replacement. I thought about TPT's idea of getting a Rohn tower bracketed to the transmitter building. But is putting up a 50 ft metal structure going to be a problem for the tuning? I figur...
by Ryan Williams
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: 950 MHz STL Dish on AM Tower
Replies: 21
Views: 2232

950 MHz STL Dish on AM Tower

The wooden pole that has held our STL dish for more than 3 decades came crashing down.

I've looked into replacing the wooden pole, but with freight, it is very very expensive.

What do I need to know about mounting it on one of the hot AM towers? Is that more trouble than it is worth?
by Ryan Williams
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX10 Turn Off
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: DX10 Turn Off

Can you feed that same audio signal into the TX at any time of the day and get it to shut off, or does it only happen in the 5 o'clock hour? Yes I can send it at anytime and trip the transmitter. The producer of the program told me they have a HPF at 95 Hz and our Omnia is set to 60 Hz. Could the p...
by Ryan Williams
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX10 Turn Off
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: DX10 Turn Off

If anyone is curious, here is a link to a five second wav file that turned off the DX 10 the first time it aired in the middle of the program and again during testing by itself.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9R3gK ... sp=sharing
by Ryan Williams
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX10 Turn Off
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: DX10 Turn Off

sallen wrote:What was the audio that was dumping the transmitter. Bumper music with low content? I have seen issues with approaching 99% negative peaks on the DX50.
The trip only seems to happen while the host is talking. Not with telephone guests or music beds or anything else.
by Ryan Williams
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX10 Turn Off
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: DX10 Turn Off

I really appreciate all the ideas contributed here. The mystery was solved last week and and I'd like to specifically thank "awsherrill" for pointing us in the right direction with his suggestion of looking into the program audio during the hour where the issues kept occurring. The programming is in...