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by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 883

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

Dale Cook made a humorous back-handed reference to him with the Car 54 remark. His name is Jeff Welton. He was their top technician for years, and during those years I installed several Nautels. He is now the central US sales manager for Nautel, and so is very familiar with both sales and support a...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 883

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

Dewey wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:31 pm
If they can't service me before the sale, I have to question how they will service me after.
(Sung to the tune of the Car 54 theme...)
R - F - Warrior, where are you?
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 883

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

If your budget allows, I also recommend getting the spares kit(s). There are three things I always recommend for anyone buying a Nautel: 1) Read and understand the site preparation instructions, and fulfill them to the best of your ability, especially making the site as resistant to lightning as po...
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 883

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

I will vote for the VS300. I have worked with a couple of oriental transmitters at LPFM stations and they are not worth the energy that its takes to throw them in the trash can. I have worked with the VS300 at translators, as well as several other Nautel FM and AM transmitters (most of which I insta...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Remote Control
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Sine Remote Control

At one time I had half-a-dozen sites with Sine RFC-1B remote controls, now I am down to one under retainer plus a few more that call me in for major problems. In order to keep the programming for several sites in one place, and to simplify changing programming, I created a Sine programming spreadshe...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX-10 Controller Probs
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: DX-10 Controller Probs

I just got off the phone with Ralph Wiegmann at GatesAir, and he sent me scans of the manual and some prints. You should give him a call, since the DX-10 is a current product with which he is very familiar - 217-221-7367, email Ralph.Wiegmann@gatesair.com. You wrote "it's only 30 years old" but I kn...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX-10 Controller Probs
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: DX-10 Controller Probs

Have you looked through the service bulletins at GatesAir? I tried to grab the manual for a look but there is no link to download it.
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA BTA1M transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: RCA BTA1M transmitter

Can you still get 833s? I haven't had to order any in years (got shut of my last Gates, a BC-1G, years ago), but we were buying the Chinese "National" brand 833C from Richardson and got good performance and life from them. Richardson still sells them but I don't know if they are still as good. The ...
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA BTA1M transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: RCA BTA1M transmitter

Shane wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Thinkin' they must have been from the 40's.
The M series were in production in the 1950s, as the L series were still in the 1950 RCA catalog.
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

I hear that GatesAir is more stable now ... I haven't dealt with any of their product since the split from Harris. I will always recommend Nautel but having some solid competition will keep Hackett's Cove on their toes. ... but haven't heard much about BE's situation in a while. I haven't either - ...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

AnabolicHippo wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am
Try to hammer that point home - you will likely be able to use a Nautel significantly longer than any brand other than perhaps Gates and BE (see Kevin's remarks on those brands and my response).
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

... it feels like people would rather spend less now, even if it means spending more in the future. It is not only a question of spending more in the future, it is a matter of reducing future loss of listeners and revenue. There is so much competition for radio listeners from other sources (satelli...
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

To follow up on Kevin's post, 48,812 Yugos were sold in 1997, its most successful year. A few years later Ford introduced the Explorer. How many Yugos are on the road today? I don't know, but I traded in my '91 (first model year) Explorer when it was 15 years old and had 202,000 miles on it, There a...
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: You need this

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:36 am
... but didn't find it with a quick search. Maybe someone has a link.
Thanks - I couldn't find it online with a quick search either. I have two pieces of broadcast equipment on the bench at the moment with two more waiting to take their places so I didn't want to invest too much time in the search.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: You need this

If you've never seen Steve Lampen's demonstration where Belden studied the differences between Monster Oxygen Free 12 GA cable, and "off the shelf" Zip Cord from Home Depot, it's totally worth the time. Is that online somewhere? I'd like to share it with some technically knowledgeable non-broadcast...