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by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM K5 Freq Change
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Harris FM K5 Freq Change

Q what is - the driver matched to the grid on the PA. On the 10 and 20 there is some( * "bend tuning" involved. EXPLAIN *) There is an inductor that is physically in the form of a thin strap that is shaped somewhat like a "Z" on the bottom of the PA tube socket on the 20s. It is likely about the sa...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM K5 Freq Change
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Harris FM K5 Freq Change

I can't recall if I've ever done a freq change on a 5K but I have done some 10Ks and 20Ks and their H3 variants. For sure on the 20K and I think the 10K the low pass filter had three different part numbers based on which segment of the band the operating frequency was. It was just dumb luck but on a...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Wanted reliable monitor amp
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Wanted reliable monitor amp

Interesting...have a D-75 I'll take a second look at. As I remember, it didn't quit but got noisy. One I can't recommend is the Alesis RA-150. Have two sitting in the equipment mortuary--both lost one channel of the amp. The pots are terrible and they tend to get real noisy or have a channel just d...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BE FM 25T Wandering Readings
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: BE FM 25T Wandering Readings

I had a bunch of trouble with the Arc Plus readings on the Continental 816s looking like a modulation monitor but in the last firmware and software revs there is an option to increase the sample time which settled the readings down tremendously. I think I gave them a 2 second averaging time on the t...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM-25K issue
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Harris FM-25K issue

The suggestions on the low pass filter / directional coupler are very good. One other place to look is at the cable from the directional coupler to the PA. I recently had to replace all of them on the 4 25Ks that I take care of. One burned up completely and on the rest of them the cable was very bri...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC drops main studio rule
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: FCC drops main studio rule

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I have some clients that have small regional clusters of stations but since they are usually Class As or C3s, and they are more than 25 miles apart, they have to maintain studios and staff in each town even though the sales staff and the real managem...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Pirates captured
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Pirates captured

The problem with the "off the shelf" directionals is that they in no way take the actual structure into account. The installer, however, can take the structure into account and play games accordingly. I have seen one that had a standoff built and oriented the antenna so that is was more or less aimi...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Continental 816R-3C IPA

I have a pair of them (816-R3s) combined that had the MMD versions, one of them croaked earlier this year and Continental has basically disavowed any support for them beyond selling a new version. If the supply voltage isn't sagging below normal then chances are the amplifier itself is at fault. The...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: LPFM Antenna Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: LPFM Antenna Recommendations

As far as pressurization, they can be but I usually don't bother. On the installations where there is nitrogen or a dehydrator there anyway I have used the air dielectric connectors (gas barrier and gas pass) and the pressure makes its way to the antenna through the hollow center conductor.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017

The business manager tried to navigate this for us and, day of test, she couldn't get in. I don't know how much trouble we are in for not meeting the 11:59 deadline but it wasn't for lack of trying. I'm pretty sure she was using IE11 but it worked fine the next day. I can only imagine how it would r...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: LPFM Antenna Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: LPFM Antenna Recommendations

What frequency is it? If it is mid-band you can put up a cheap Nicom BKG77 and it will do just about as well as the ERI 100A. The design between the two isn't terribly different except that I think ERI tunes them to frequency before they ship. My translator clients split about 50/50 between the Nico...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: information about sas product
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: information about sas product

I installed a few of those for Shamrock Broadcasting years ago and they are really slick, even by todays standards. Wiring the connectors is tedious but once they are installed they are pretty bulletproof. Here is a link to a manual. http://www.sasaudio.com/downloads/SAS%20Documentation/32kd_manual_...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Remote Control
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Sine Remote Control

I'm not sure if this place is even still a going concern but years ago I bought a software package called "+Plus Sine" that made programming the units easy. At the time I was setting up a network of a few of dozen stations and about 100 translators and the page flipping between the programming sheet...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: DXing
Topic: E-skip 7/27
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: E-skip 7/27

I got a voice mail last evening from a guy near State College, Pennsylvania that was listening to KMXV in Kansas City like it was a local.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Has anyone received the new Nielsen monitors?
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Has anyone received the new Nielsen monitors?

Well over a year ago I sent the paperwork back to Nielsen to receive the new PPM monitor boxes and I remember an article from Inside Radio that said they were going to start shipping them at the end of June --- 2016. Has anyone actually received them? My guess is that they proved that the PPM encodi...