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by RGORJANCE
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk ARC-16 help
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Burk ARC-16 help

Have multiple sized hammers all the way up to the "GBFH".

"Have hammers, will travel........ for Kringle"!

Fossil
(Hope the pair of 16's arrived safely)
by RGORJANCE
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Strange skills learned
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Strange skills learned

Well, there are many other skills" we as engineers have. For instance.......... snake wrangler rodent remover - dead and alive alligator whisperer tarantula tackler And I'm sure there are lots more. Really liked the deer and cow stories...got quite a chuckle. Fossil Oh, yes, I experienced #1 and #2 ...
by RGORJANCE
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Wavering field intensity
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Wavering field intensity

I ran into this for the firs.t time many years ago when doing FIM's. In my particular instance, I was still a bit of a rookie. I had just taken a reading and closed the FIM, got back in the car to record the number.....and forgot what Isaw. Got back out and saw that it had changed (needle position)....
by RGORJANCE
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BCST ELECT MVDS SYSTEM
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: normal readings burned into the monochrome display.

Yup, that's what we got on our monitor, which is also DOA. I think there are a couple identical monitors in our old but working stock pile. The xmttr was picked up used (FM-5B/S), very clean, and minus exciter, but including a lot of spares....MVDS boards too. Frequency change and retune after putti...
by RGORJANCE
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BCST ELECT MVDS SYSTEM
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: BCST ELECT MVDS SYSTEM

Thanks for the information., Lee. I think it will definitely be a "back burner project".

I usually wear a "head cushion" to reduce the deep dings. But they still can be painful. I got to the point where I get the young guys to do the "low down dirty stuff".

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BCST ELECT MVDS SYSTEM
Replies: 5
Views: 184

BCST ELECT MVDS SYSTEM

Just a quick question-----anyone had experience with this xmttr monitoring/control system??? Good-so, so-bad??

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

Here is another thing to consider. If you use a big exhaust fan to suck air out of the room, you create a negative pressure in the room which reduces the air density moving across the innards of the equipment. As your incoming air filters clog, you further reduce the room air density. Use a forced a...
by RGORJANCE
Fri May 25, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

Sounds like"soup to nuts" to me. :roll:

For you young guys-----that's from the "dark ages", before TV.

Fossi
by RGORJANCE
Sun May 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Am I a possible engineer candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: We do it for love, not money lol.

Nearing 80 years old, still doing contract engineering. What others have posted, i agree with. For the present, keep the day job and those great benefits......try doing the bcst stuff on weekends. The downside of this life is the "on call 24/7/365" stuff that can make life miserable at times....espe...
by RGORJANCE
Tue May 08, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

Old age strikes again.......forgot to mention, you need a real clear path. If there are any trees in the way, you're gonna need to do your Paul Bunyon imitation.

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Tue May 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

Hey Chuck: I just remembered something..... there is some gig-a-herz like STL, UNLICENSED, that you could set up? As I recall, the range is pretty decent, and I don't think the cost is real heavy. According to my contact, (who I just spoke to) , there is the unlicensed version for 2.4/5ghz available...
by RGORJANCE
Tue May 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Silent spot

I seem to remember that a radio station in Tulsa had either the sign-off sponsored by Cain's Coffee, or maybe the silence afterwards. Always got a chuckle out of it. This was in the dark ages of the 50's.

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Sun May 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

Going out on a limb here.....but been there before. IIRC, back in the day, the 450mhz could be used as a TSL - transmiter - studio link to return metering info, etc. back to the studio, as well as an RPU. I can't remember if it could be used/licensed as an STL for permanent situations. Deep Thought ...
by RGORJANCE
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: I seem to recall they used vapor phase cooling in their UHF transmitters back in the 1970s.

TV? We used to refer to those TV sales guys as "purveyors of "mirrors and voodoo". Radio used "real - hot air".

Yeah, I recall that VP cooling was used in the UHF TV rigs. I don't recall ever saw one in operation.......maybe in the final test area however.

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: water/vapor cooling

"Water vapor cooling" is a super simple system and very elegant. Harris built several xmttrs using this technique calling it "VAPOR PHASE COOLING". Only problem was that due to the dislike of water cooling, the US engineers instantly disliked it. This thinking was based on bad experiences in the pas...