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by kkiddkkidd
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 10
Views: 139

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: 10
Views: 139

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: 0
Views: 61

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: 313

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: 7623

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: 358

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: 120

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: 260

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: 701

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: 853

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: 853

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: 16
Views: 748

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: 22
Views: 916

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: 738

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: 22
Views: 916

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...