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by Scott.Cason
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Retune Harris DX10
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Retune Harris DX10

and will be a hell of a lot more efficient than the Harris, and won't need to be replaced in another 10 years. Data point: As of about two months ago Nautel was selling their current-production NX-10 for about $42,000 "street price". This box includes MDCL as a standard feature which can meaningfull...
by Scott.Cason
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

That said, what temps do you guys like to maintain in your buildings? lower 80s for solid state transmitters. mid to low 70s for tubes. I also put temperature sensors at every transmitter site that starts calling out when the room temperature reaches mid 90s and starts shutting stuff down via macro...
by Scott.Cason
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

That said, what temps do you guys like to maintain in your buildings? lower 80s for solid state transmitters. mid to low 70s for tubes. I also put temperature sensors at every transmitter site that starts calling out when the room temperature reaches mid 90s and starts shutting stuff down via macro...
by Scott.Cason
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: T'was like putting a beloved old dog to "sleep"
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: T'was like putting a beloved old dog to "sleep"

velvet wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:51 pm

It's nice but I miss seeing meters. A touch-screen just seems WRONG on an AM transmitter.
yes, I used to think so too. Until I started working with Nautel transmitters. I don't miss them anymore.
by Scott.Cason
Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312
Replies: 41
Views: 1420

Re: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312

the FCC will use Google Earth to spot-check for the existence of the dish being registered. This will be an issue for the client I'm working on now, because GE is not updated to show an overhead view of the new studio building (and dish) built in 2016. You might want to check GE to see if your dish...
by Scott.Cason
Thu May 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312
Replies: 41
Views: 1420

Re: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312

This is horse $h*t. And where is the NAB on helping smaller broadcasts that do not have this in their budgets? Sure as hell not advocating for us I can tell you that. As far as the NAB is concerned, if it doesn't bother Clear Channel, it don't bother them. I've got my FCC attorney working on filing ...
by Scott.Cason
Mon May 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Getting RDS to transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Getting RDS to transmitter

Do you have internet service at the tower? I've got my Nexgen pushing artist/title over the public internet to my FMB80 over the public internet since I use copper for my STL. And since you've obviously got line of sight, you might look at a couple of Ubiquiti PowerBeam 5AC 400s for an IP-STL link.
by Scott.Cason
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)
Replies: 33
Views: 1527

Re: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)

I'm thinking that Gates/Harris is devoting all their resources to the TV Repack. They will be supplying FM transmitters as well as TV transmitters because of the Repack...so AM Rigs take a back seat. My guess is that this is going to be a 3 year long dry spell for AM rigs from them. They might as w...
by Scott.Cason
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris/Gates support
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: Harris/Gates support

I had a similar conversation with a Harris rep. I took them off my spec list. When a station owners wants me to spec a new transmitter for them, it's Nautel or someone else builds it. How far the mighty have fallen. I got into a little argument with them a couple NABs ago about this very thing. Voic...
by Scott.Cason
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Factory Reset XDS PRO1P
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Factory Reset XDS PRO1P

I wound up calling WWO to reset it. I was wanting to not get them involved...but oh well.

Thanks buddy.
by Scott.Cason
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Factory Reset XDS PRO1P
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Factory Reset XDS PRO1P

I've got a PRO1P on WWO that the default logins do not work anymore. Anyone know if these things are factory resetable?
by Scott.Cason
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Audemat FMB80 RDS and RCS..
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Audemat FMB80 RDS and RCS..

I'm trying to get RCS MAstercontroll to output data to my FMB80 RDS unit but I'm having no luck (to display Radiotext Now playing). Anyone know what format of ASCII data I need to send via the UDP stream? And how do I configure my FMB80? I've created a port on the FMB80 set to receive the UDP ASCII...
by Scott.Cason
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sage Endec --> audemat fmb80
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Sage Endec --> audemat fmb80

Curios if anyone has had any luck interfacing the Sage and FMB80. I have both boxes co-located at my transmitter site and since they both have serial ports, there's got to be a way for them to talk.
by Scott.Cason
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Lower cost portable spectrum analyzer
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Rigol DSA815 Lower cost portable spectrum analyzer

I have messed with one of these a few times and really like the unit. Yesterday one of the guys used one for an NRSC msmt. His only slightly negative comments related to storing the traces. It looked like it took several somewhat non-intuitive steps. Other that that, it was pretty quick. Fossil I p...
by Scott.Cason
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Base Jumpers
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: Base Jumpers

"sad" news? Hard to feel sad for people who willingly break the law only to have it catch up with them like this.

and you can pull the disconnect to the elevator, they will just climb the tower. Granted, the elevator makes it a much more desirable target.