Search found 2431 matches

by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Holiday Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

If money was no object, Id pay my car off, get a 62" plasma HDTV, my own AM/FM radio stations, and a new TV for my bedroom.

But sadly, money IS an object...

So I am only asking for a 2 foot step ladder, a couple of DVDs (Married with Children Season 7!), and a book or two...
Thats all really.
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Meet the Staff (Replies)
Replies: 15
Views: 7249

I was bustin' your chops! You have earned the title of "Honorary Broadcast Engineer"...you're one of us! ;) Which means dinner consists of those snack cracker things from the nearest convience store, waking up at 250am to reset the transmitter, never being able to get away from it, and loving the j...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Wireless connection help
Replies: 16
Views: 2329

Wireless connection help

OK I am still against a brick wall here. I am probably the only engineer who can't set up a WEP key correctly. Here is where I stand... I programmed in a 128bit 26 hex key, using all numbers (26 in a row). I put them into KEY 4, and setup Key 4 to be the default transmit key. I put the same into the...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: YouTube link: 1983 WPRI story about WSNE off the air
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

My Milwaukee FM's have separate Aux sites. I also have ISDN at those sites, so that we can get on the air from anywhere. In Madison I'm planning an entirely separate studio at the site of our Class B. I'm a big fan of redundancy! After 9/11, anyone who isn't a fan of redundancy should not be in the...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Hackers now using Banner Ads to access your PC
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Smokeybehr wrote:Doubleclick is LMHOSTed to 127.0.0.1, so I see nothing.
Same here. Doubleclick was on my list a couple of years ago.
They are one of the shadyest internet ad companies on the market.

Plus when their servers went down, pages wouldn't load...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: First Computer
Replies: 26
Views: 3795

A Tandy 1000HX. A PC with no hard drive. Everything was stored on floppy disks. You had to boot into their cheesy desktop system. When we had got a newer PC, I took the 1000HX, which had a composite video output on the back, connected it with a tuner to a cable modulator I bought from Radio Shack, a...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: YouTube link: 1983 WPRI story about WSNE off the air
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

They are indeed my friend. I do believe that WSNE now has a single bay ERI on that tower as an aux. It's a small investment that can pay huge yields down the road. There is an old Channel 10 antenna on the tower, I am surprised they didn't go at low power into it. While the difference is only 100MHz...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: The side benefits of being an Engineer
Replies: 2
Views: 771

I helped one of our director's kids win the egg toss at his elementary school...

He told everyone in his class that one of the engineers at his mom's station helped him out...

That was pretty cool...
by NECRAT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Master Control
Topic: FastBreak NT?
Replies: 10
Views: 6347

My old station was a beta tester for this , um, "system". It was horrific.
but when our Odetics TCS-2000 decided to crash and burn (was a CPU chip in the local controller)
it was nice to have a backup system for a day.

Needless to say it never stayed with us.
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: YouTube link: 1983 WPRI story about WSNE off the air
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

YouTube link: 1983 WPRI story about WSNE off the air

Here is a link to a story WPRI-TV in Providence, RI ran about WSNE being off the air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWIriNOE65E
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Digital Radio
Topic: Good sounding HD stations
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Good sounding HD stations

Name some of the HD stations you think just sound GOOOD. I dont mean the format, but the sound quality is just... well it amazes you how good it sounds. (And yes, you CAN count your own DOC =) ). A partial list... WKNE-FM Keene, NH WHYN-FM Springfield, MA WPKX-FM Springfield, MA WTIC-FM Hartford, CT...
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Looooooong hops
Replies: 23
Views: 5236

Looooooong hops

What are some of the longest STL hops you have ever seen...

My old station we had a 47 mile 6GHz television hop...
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Tech Support Nightmares...
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

I don't like all the sales people Ive worked with, but I will give them some credit. They're doing a job I would NEVER want to do. And at the end of the day, it's through them that we have the ads on our station that make us the dough... But back to the topic at hand.... Issue with ABC. ABC Backup s...
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Digital Radio
Topic: Dual input antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

I have travelled to over 500+ sites in my day, and have only seen 2 installations using interleaved bays (WXXI-FM Rochester, using a 6x2 Dielectric, and WPXY/WCMF using a 6x3 Shively) , and 2 with a dual input antenna (WBUF-FM using a 2 bay Shively, WKNE-FM using a 2 bay ERI). Maybe there have been ...
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: What are you doing for the 2009 deadline?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

What are you doing for the 2009 deadline?

OK So what are your stations doing for the deadline? I have two stations on two seperate towers. One has two in core channels (12 & 13), the other two out of core channels (54 & 64) 12 & 13 operate non directional, 54 & 64 directional. (54 is directional away from 53 in CT) The one with the two out ...