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by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Low resource SDR Software

I am recording to the internal HD. I tried various USB mem sticks and USB HD's on my i5 laptop and as expected, USB2 isn't up to the speed requirements. A good USB3 drive worked part of the time and then would cause HDSDR to lockup after an hour or so. I cleared enough space on my good laptop to sto...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

I think that all of my clients are using Modulation Science SideKicks which do appear to be gone from the new market. If you want to talk to Lyle about the FMExtra, hit me with a DM and I will get his email to you. I was mistaken about the control via FMExtra. It does not transport closures but will...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Low resource SDR Software

Clinton, I am using HDSDR already. And it does appear to be the lightest of the popular packages. I actually like the software (SDRUno) that SDRPlay gives away with the receiver but it's IQ record is buggy. SDRUno is an OEM version of Studio1. I have a unit similar to what you have but also have a c...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

DTMF would probably be best but there is also 25/35hz or other subaudable tones on the main audio channel. As someone posted previously, subcarrier encoder/decoders are pretty common in the US. You might also look at FMExtra. I recall reading somewhere that it had some from of remote control functio...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Here is a hardware solution. It decodes DTMF itself and specifically mentions commercial insertion in it's propaganda sheet. DEVA Broadcast DB8000 Silence Monitor with MP3 and IP Audio Backup Players BSW PART: DB8000 I thought that Henry Engineering had a box that would switch audio and play a playl...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Low resource SDR Software

Although not exactly AM hardware related.... Anybody know of a low resource SDR software that runs in Winders? I am setting up an SDR to record the AM band during the eclipse and my secondary laptop is a dual core Atom Netbook. It runs SDRUNO and HDSDR fine but stutters when trying to record that wi...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Dead Harris - X1000B Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Dead Harris - X1000B Suggestion

I have been on different sites doing other work when 2ea X1000's blew up the first time they were turned on. I had originally thought that they were a good alternative but quickly learned that was not the case. Thankfully, none of my regular clients succumbed and bought one. I actually think that I ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7640

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

RIP AMC8... My broke client finally got money together to move their dish last Thursday. All receivers (abt 6ea) were in alarm when I arrived. Some displayed a normal looking AG but none had an EB nor were locked. I still have a couple of dishes to replace but those clients are working fine with les...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT30 issue
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Harris HT30 issue

A couple of things come to mind that haven't been suggested... 1. Check the oil level in the "dashpot" breakers. For months, I chased a reoccurring fault on a 35 only to find that the installing engineer hadn't put the supplied dampening oil in the dash pots 10 years previous. Every little power lin...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Arrakis 1200-10
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Arrakis 1200-10

Hi all,

Does anybody have a working (or semi working but un-toasted) Arrakis 1200-10 laying around? I have a client that has one on it's last leg and needs to get thru several months until their new studio's are finished.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tube question for the experts
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Tube question for the experts

What is the difference between a 3CPX1500A7 (YC-257) and 3CX1500A7 (8877) Are they both the same, and can they be used in a RF amplifier for FM. Thanks. As I recall, the P is a version with higher plate voltage capability and maybe a little higher freq operation. I recall that the ceramic insulator...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS Antenna Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: EAS Antenna Issue

I wouldn't waste a lot of time, or money. As I suggest above, just inform the state EAS folks that it is no longer possible to receive this Class A, and let them figure out a substitute. I agree. I don't know about your state but TN and AL are very accommodating in valid changes to monitoring. I do...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

Bear in mind that transmitter manufacturers do fail. What if you buy a less expensive transmitter and, five years from now, the manufacturer is no longer in business? One of my clients was leaning toward Brand G a while back but after researching the companies (he is after all a financial advisor) ...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

One of my clients bought a Nautel NV7.5LT for about $36k last year.
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

I know the feeling... If I start a minor plumbing project, I will get at least 3 trips to the hardware store out of the deal. It never fails. When you're all done, you'll find the dryer's cord is 6 inches to short to reach the new outlet. Or as my wife would say, I tried to add an outlet, ended up r...