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by RGORJANCE
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WWV WWVH
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: WWV WWVH

IIRC, there was a Canadian time station just above 7.3 mHz (40M). think it was CHU - Dominion Observatory, Canada. I liked it better than the WWV as it gave the time every minute. Is that one still operational? Or like me, slowly fading away, but picking up speed???

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by RGORJANCE
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HARRIS DIGIT EXCITER
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: HARRIS DIGIT EXCITER

Not specifically knowledgeable on the Digit.....I think a bit more info would be helpful. Is the exciter showing any serious VSWR? I assume you are hooking it up into a good dummy load with wattmeter. I experienced two problems with an MX-15 exciter showing similar problem that was traced to two are...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Two soggy Heliax lines!
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Two soggy Heliax lines!

I have seen this many times over the years. In the ones I have seen, most were the result of lightning strikes. Some caused by bullets (from guns). The lightning not only can put a hole in the line, but introduces carbon deposits. That stuff migrates and will make a huge length of line useless. Only...
by RGORJANCE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Duhh! Getting old.....try Phasetek and Kintronics also since they both maker twr liting chokes. They probably have them inn stock.

I should have thought of those folks first.

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by RGORJANCE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: Capacitor replacement.

RF PARTS has those gray mica caps. I think I saw them the other day when I was looking at their web side. The other possible source is Nebraska Surplus Sales (or maybe listed as Surplus Sales of Nebraska). Most times. I have seen those caps in a brown color with a combo of solder tabs and holes for ...
by RGORJANCE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Nicom 900 link - STL Antennas Can you Mix and Match
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Nicom 900 link

When they remounted the receive antenna, did they change the polarization from it's original position?

If they went opposite, that definitely could explain the signal change.

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by RGORJANCE
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: Yep, it's old an Cablewave connector.

Back in the early 80's Cablewave had those inner connectors for 7/8" line exactly like in the photo. They were bad batched and the end that slips over the inner conductor had those slotted contacts fracturing which caused lost contact with the inner. Be careful removing that inner and careful when r...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line

Check the Gates Air site and go yo their EBAY listings. I think I saw something like that a couple days ago..........just saying. I am old and could have been having a senior moment.

Again.....

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by RGORJANCE
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk ARC-16 help
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Burk ARC-16 help

Bummers!!! Sorry to hear about that. Looks like the ARC16's days have come to an end. Been having troubles myself with a metering problem on two different brand FM rigs. Finally got my head screwed on straight and discovered that channels 8 thru 16 analog inputs to the Burk don't work. Duhhhhh! Talk...
by RGORJANCE
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Bric-link
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Bric-link

Sent you a PM via your "secret email address".

Fossil.
by RGORJANCE
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: tower structural analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Fossil, you should know better

Dude! If I knew better, I wouldn't be in this crazy business! I might even have a normal uncomplicated life............. :lol:

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by RGORJANCE
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: tower structural analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: tower structural analysis

And here, all this time....we thought you were a young whippersnapper! :lol:

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by RGORJANCE
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: tower structural analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: tower structural analysis

I do believe the folks at Electronics Research in Indiana can help you out. Also most top notch tower companies will have degreed/licensed structural engineers on staff and can provide that service---usually at a pretty high cost.

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by RGORJANCE
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING
Replies: 6
Views: 375

I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING

Here is proof that the grid leak drip pans can overflow.
GRID LEAK DRIP PAN.jpg
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EDIT: Forgot to mention as I was on the phone while composing this....it is directly in back of a 10kw FM rig. The roof leak developed about 4 inches in back of the rear door.
by RGORJANCE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk ARC-16 help
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Burk ARC-16 help

Good news, Chuck. Sent you a message to your "secret email address" re the trader/loaner system.

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