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by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Dead Harris - X1000B Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 272

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: 7601

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: 343

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: 117

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: 257

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: 837

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: 837

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: 737

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: 735

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...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Antennas for Field Measurement
Replies: 7
Views: 475

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: 1937

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: 475

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 ...