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by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

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...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: You need this

Dale, I have heard Steve make references to the audiophool bizillion $$$ speaker wire several times in other presentations and I recall seeing a longer presentation online but didn't find it with a quick search. Maybe someone has a link. Regards, Is that online somewhere? I'd like to share it with s...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Static Dissipators?
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Static Dissipators?

I have a number of sites with the dissipators and a number without and don't see any major difference between the two. With that said, IF I had a site that was lightning challenged, I wouldn't hesitate to add dissipators WHILE updating the grounding and surge suppression in general. They are just an...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: You need this

My wife escorted me out of a Best Buy just before the little sales guy punched me... I had bought a Bose surround system (totally based on the fact that it fit unobtrusively in the space available and a healthy discount coupon) and a $20 roll of 12ga zip cord for speaker wire. I also had a handful o...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Antennas for Field Measurement
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Antennas for Field Measurement

Frank, The proof that I referred to is the "Proof of Performance" that is required for all directional arrays and some non-directional sites. As Bob said, those measurements would have been made with an accepted FIM. The Charts that I referred to are the FCC field strength/ground conductivity charts...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV10LT
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Nautel NV10LT

If you haven't already, go to the Remote I/O tab in the GUI to see exactly what function each RC input activates. It comes with a number of functions already mapped but they may not match what you are connected to and IIRC, they are not the same from model to model. On the other hand, those inputs c...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Antennas for Field Measurement
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Antennas for Field Measurement

You can get a relative measurement but not an absolute measurement without a truly calibrated receiver and matching calibrated antenna. Hence the Field Intensity Meter or FIM. You could certainly take measurements with a specan and loop or whip and compare your signal against another similar signal ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV10LT
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Nautel NV10LT

Rich, Did you setup the RC pin functions in software? Put the TX in remote mode from the GUI? I just installed a new NV LT 7.5 rig,, jumped up and played nicely right out of the box! When trying to interface with a local laptop it took rebooting the transmitter to get the changes to the IP protocol ...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 148
Views: 7188

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

Reportedly SES-1 at 101d. I asked a number of providers if their carrier would be hot on the backup and all said that they would not have a carrier on the backup unless AMC-18 fails. They supposedly negotiated a prime user contract with SES that would kick cochannel, lower tier users off SES-1 if AM...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 148
Views: 7188

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

I pointedly asked a network official about the unmigrated number in the middle of June and got a response of something like, "25% still on AMC8 but declining rapidly". ...Then WW1 started pressuring affiliates to get back on a satellite feed because their servers couldn't handle all the stations run...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 148
Views: 7188

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

I had been wondering if it was down yet. My remaining client that hasn't been moved still doesn't have cash to do so and I haven't had time to log into any of their receivers to see if they are down. Thanks, I left one of our (unused) receivers connected to a dish pointed at AMC-8, just to see if we...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Any opinion on MACHLETT transmitter tubes.
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Any opinion on MACHLETT transmitter tubes.

I am going to guess that they are now Chinese. I recall hearing much lamenting about the original Machlett company closing back in the 90's and someone else purchasing the name and intellectual property. The original US manufactured Machlett tubes were supposed to be superior to most others but I ne...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed

Just guessing and am assuming that you are running stereo. I don't know what an "OB" feed might be. Are you 100% certain that both sides of the stereo pair are in phase the entire length of your air chain? If you have one side of a stereo signal reversed, you will hear little to nothing on a mono ra...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Static Dissipators?
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Static Dissipators?

I watched a tall (prob 400+ft) self supporting tower in FL get struck about halfway down and the lightning bolt then danced DOWN the tower and wore out the adjacent power lines and tree tops. I never observed it actually hit the top half of the tower. I've seen lightning strike the little green AT&T...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Static Dissipators?
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Static Dissipators?

When I am working on a site suffering from the ravages of the evil force... I tell the client that we can eliminate the minor strikes, minimize the moderate strikes and reduce the major strikes. For the mega-strikes, even the best surge protection in the world will become just that much more smoking...