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by TPT
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Schematic Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Schematic Needed

Ask Jim Gorman (740) 593-3150. Jim's "plant" (old house on the west side of Athens) is 45 miles from me. I'm sure he probably could build you one.
(They're pricey, but they do work well).
by TPT
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Schematic Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Schematic Needed

(Reply to NECRAT) I usually look for "hi end" brands like Carver or Sony--have had good luck doing that. Filter cap replacement is a requirement--these are usually 35~45 year old pieces of equipment. However, these older tuners are usually easy to work on. Just need to watch out for the dial cord!
by TPT
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Schematic Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Schematic Needed

I've gone to old analog "hi-fi" tuners off e-bay, both for off-air monitoring and EAS. Have to use a rack shelf (or sit them on top of something else) & out of the box I replace the filter caps. But they have the nice feature of coming back on after power failures tuned to the right station.
by TPT
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Where to find used equipment?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Where to find used equipment?

For the most part, probably E-Bay. Since it takes a lot of work to wire up a console, they are usually pretty beat up by the time the decision comes to replace that console with a new installation. I can remember a fun couple of days just moving my control room Auditronics 2500 8 inches back to acco...
by TPT
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Question...
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Translator Question...

An alternative plan would be to find a low power transmitter (I assume the transmitter got flooded) & feed it into a long wire under an STA.
Since the station is then on the air, the translator could continue to operate.
by TPT
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: CBRE Cert Exam Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: CBRE Cert Exam Question

Although there is a nugget of information there. Secret to any essay question is to carefully read and understand the situation, before writing the answer.

As we all know from field experience, sometimes surface impressions can be misleading.
by TPT
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: CBRE Cert Exam Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: CBRE Cert Exam Question

Oh, No--the LSAT> I still remember a question about eras of Chinese ceramics. When I finally took the bar exam, I was working summer relief at WJKW (back now to WJW) TV in Cleveland. Did an afternoon shift--took off for Columbus, back a couple days later on the evening shift. Now the only "certifica...
by TPT
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: American radio Journal
Replies: 0
Views: 109

American radio Journal

Anyone have a station that runs this program? Getting a non-com's files organized and digitized for the PIF upload--missing some thumbnails for this program. Would appreciate finding copies I can merge into their files-they are missing back around 2011~2014. Program producer only has the recent epis...
by TPT
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio

In our live studio I try to replace the keyboards periodically. Not so much because of jock abuse, but they just get grungy after a while. Simpler to get another clean, new but cheap keyboard.
by TPT
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Connector suppliers....
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Connector suppliers....

Some of the Andrew cables have been re-designed so that only their connectors will work with them. Believe either (or both) the newer 7/8th and 1/2 inch cables . May also need special tools to put them on.
by TPT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Why does the same radio station go from clear to staticky on two different frequencies in a 2 square mile area
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Why does the same radio station go from clear to staticky on two different frequencies in a 2 square mile area

Radio-Locator.com will give you a rough indication of both the strength of various stations, given a location, as well as maps showing areas covered by each station. Enter a town, and they show you what you can expect to find on your FM dial. The maps are kind of "generalized,"--if there is a mounta...
by TPT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Why does the same radio station go from clear to staticky on two different frequencies in a 2 square mile area
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Why does the same radio station go from clear to staticky on two different frequencies in a 2 square mile area

Not unusual for non-commercial stations (that's where they reside in the U.S.--between 88.1 and 91.9) to have both limited coverage areas, even using directional antennas, as well as low power translators to rebroadcast that main signal. So, for example, your 88.3 signal may be a translator of the 8...
by TPT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

If the CP was issued under the 250 mile move-in window from 2016, that translator is tied to the AM for a 4 year period. If the CP was granted before this window, there is nothing to prevent another station from buying the CP and changing the primary station. Same would be true if a translator was g...
by TPT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

In answer to W9WI's post--the C.P. I was looking at with this condition was issued last Friday.
by TPT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

Ah, hill country thinking.... I am used to our poor conductivity. Though the wording is confusing and subject to two different interpretations. Section 1201(g) would allow an FM translator for an AM to be built 50 miles away from the AM transmitter site...IF this translator site was within the 2 mv/...