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by TPT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Over-powered translator
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Over-powered translator

Maybe... Recently added a Class A tenant to one of my sites, electric bill only went up about $100. They are running a VS-1 at around 800 watts for 750 radiated. They were supposed to install their own power feed, but that's been delayed since the electric company has so many crews doing emergency w...
by TPT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: BSI Simian Remote & Voice Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: BSI Simian Remote & Voice Tracking

Simian uses the software that comes with the recommended Audio Science sound cards to do segue. I suspect with simpler sound cards you will not be able to talk up to the post with your voice tracks, but will have to be content with a simple sequential operation.
by TPT
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Continental 816R-3C IPA

Has almost a year turnaround by Silicon Valley Amplifier on a repair of a similar type of IPA amp for a Harris HT transmitter. Unless you have a spare, may be more cost-effective just to upgrade the IPA.
by TPT
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: LPFM Antenna Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: LPFM Antenna Recommendations

Look at the SWR FM/1. Handles 500 watts, stainless steel for the most part. I've used a number for translators
by TPT
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: computer audio interface - alternative to 3.5mm
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: computer audio interface - alternative to 3.5mm

ASI makes a small form factor card, too.
by TPT
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: computer audio interface - alternative to 3.5mm
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: computer audio interface - alternative to 3.5mm

We've used the Lexicon Alpha--under $50 at Amazon. Balanced in and out using 1/4" TRS jacks, then USB into the computer. Don't like wiring TRS plugs? You can can also buy XLR to TRS patch cords on Amazon. Have conventional sound cards (ASI) on our production computers at my commercial stations, thou...
by TPT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Required acres of land
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Required acres of land

Here's a YouTube video of a 350 foot tower coming down in Parkersburg. The lease got too expensive & the equipment renting company that owned the land wanted more space for their bulldozers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aP6wXaF2VU
by TPT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sat downlink problem
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Sat downlink problem

If you can get a spectrum analyzer, hook up a "bare" LNB (and power if the SA doesn't supply) and wave it around. Helps pinpoint nearby sources of TI.
by TPT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Required acres of land
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Required acres of land

In case anyone is interested--pull up 2354 Greens Run Rd., St. Marys, WV on Google or Google Earth. The small building behind the tower houses our Nautel NV10lt, the other larger building is the studio building.
by TPT
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Required acres of land
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Required acres of land

We have a 225' guyed tower on a half acre--5 sets of guys. In "almost Heaven" West Virginia, but a heck of a place to find flat land on the top of a ridge. Guys out at 2/3 height --or 125'--more reasonable plan. If you went with a square plot of 260 X 260' that would be about an acre and one half. H...
by TPT
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1624

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

Easy. Nautel VS300. Recommended Nautel to several stations, costs less than $5K. 1. The FCC requires LPFM transmitters to be type approved, requiring the manufacturer to send a unit to the FCC's lab. As opposed to FM transmitters in other services, which merely need to show their design would meets ...
by TPT
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

If you have problems with wireless connections not sure how this mixer would help. As noted, blue tooth is limited in range, so what would it connect to? A cell phone? We do three high school football games each week, so use a variety of connections. We use the JK sport mixer, which has a built in h...
by TPT
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: SoundExchange Solution?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: SoundExchange Solution?

We use Securenet to stream three commercial FM's. Securenet provides the data that Soundexchange wants --as long as the number of listeners/ song are below some magic number we pay a flat fee of $600 per year. Non-broadcast streams are only viable if you are based in some country without an extradit...
by TPT
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Hmmm--you're right...seems like a product that has kind of disappeared.. Used to be a number of stations with radio reading services for the blind using 67 khz. equipment...wonder what they are using now? Bohn Broadcast has a used Marti SCG-10 generator--this is a good unit. BohnBroadcast.com Metros...