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by kkiddkkidd
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Pirates captured
Replies: 5
Views: 185

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 aim...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: BSI Simian Remote & Voice Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 52

BSI Simian Remote & Voice Tracking

Hi all, I have a client that is about to replace 2 OLD installations of WaveStation with Simian. Surprisingly, the WaveStation has been running fine for many years... I have quite a number of Simian installations but this one will be fairly unique. They are wanting to do remote as well as local voic...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Pirates captured
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Pirates captured

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I have a difficult time taking this new-found enforcement backbone seriously when there are so many licensed stations operating illegally that they conveniently ignore. Those cause far more interference than your average pirate. Ain't that the truth. I...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"

EAS take over relay?
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: LPFM Antenna Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: LPFM Antenna Recommendations

I have been using NICOM BKG77 antenna's for the last few years for translators due to their broadbanded nature. I don't particularly like them but they seem to have good coverage and when a translator is bumped off it's freq, doesn't require a climb and retune. As of yet, I haven't had a BKG77 fail ...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Voter system for repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Voter system for repeater

You are correct. Since there is only one channel receiving the "voter" puts it on the air. All memory channels have the same 2m RX and TX rpt pair but a different TX tone for each remote receiver. We are currently using Kenwood mobiles in crossband mode for the remote receivers. IE, all receivers ha...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Low resource SDR Software

I am still working thru the recording but my reception was much as you noted. Western stations quickly up and back down and then several upper band stations in Chicago, Birmingham, Northern KY. Then the eastern stations from NC, SC and GA were booming in for an extended period. Lots of frequencies w...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Low resource SDR Software

I will look into that. I have several Dell Mini's that I bought new as a lot and was wanting to use a couple of them to record the Eclipse AM band but they didn't have enough horsepower. I ended up using my good Panasonic Toughbook at the center of totality and the Dell Mini to log the few ham radio...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Voter system for repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Voter system for repeater

Stay away from voters unless you are prepared to drop the big bucks for a good system or spend a lot of time screwing with it. We have one of the LDG units on our rpter here and it really isn't very good. I set it up and it works OK but is very finicky about levels, radio compatibility, etc. We even...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Broadcast Tools SS8.2 Power Supply
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Broadcast Tools SS8.2 Power Supply

Hi all, Has anyone found a reasonably priced replacement for the old original SS8.2 (and other) switcher AC power supply? They need 34.5vac/500ma center tapped and 10.5vac/1a. Notice that the PS output is AC. I have a number of working switchers laying that I would like to use on a low budget projec...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Make sure that the bluetooth is 2-way. One of my clients looked at one of the early, cheap consoles with BT connectivity and just before ordering found that the BT was incoming to console only. I have seen others recently that mentioned using it to broadcast phone calls so that may not be a problem ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis Console issue
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Arrakis Console issue

I concur with davek. I recall that those consoles are DC coupled from one end to the other. Or there is something wonky going on with the VCA. Or yet another of those little tantalum caps has shorted... I only have 2 old Arrakis consoles and one new Arc in use. I begged the customer not to buy the A...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Remote Control
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Sine Remote Control

It's the same commands as the phone codes, but the unit has to have the serial port and the correct firmware version. I'll post the details once I get to the office today. You can do it with a simple terminal program. There actually was a software (DOS IIRC) that would aid in programming the RFC1b ...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Hurricane Help
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Hurricane Harvey Help

I am available from middle TN for AM emergency work as well. I also have an Argo ATV. Rich Wood may still have his inflatable boat...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low resource SDR Software
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Low resource SDR Software

They are definitely not super duper Flex or TenTec receivers but does everything that I need for remote monitoring and this sort of interesting projects. And they cost $169 bucks. One of the best things that I did was add common mode chokes on the USB and coax cables at both ends. I had a box of #43...