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by radiowave911
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Monday Funny

techboywi wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:37 pm
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:06 am


The video won't play... Drats...
I found another one for you. The money shot is at 1:59
Care to share a link? The You Tube link in the article indicates the video is not available because the account was terminated.
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Marti Crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Marti Crystals

Thanks, all. We have contacted Bohn. Hopefully, they will be able to change the frequency. I no longer have access to the test equipment I used to, and being a High School station we do not have the budget for it (the hardware was all the right price - free). If we can get these usable for us for a ...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Marti Crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Marti Crystals

We just came into posession of two Marti RPU transmitters that we would like to be able to use. We still occasionally use one for sports, and have a church that uses one on our frequency to send us their Sunday worship services. Where would I go about finding crystals for these and is there any info...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2300 Tally Output to Sine RFC-1/B
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Optimod 2300 Tally Output to Sine RFC-1/B

What I did for our Sine for this type of input is to use a 2 resistor divider. For this, probably a 10k and a 1k in series. The open end of the 10k connects to the supply voltage, the junction between the 10K and 1k to the sine input, and the open end of the 1k to the tally output. When the tally ou...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: VOIP replacing analog
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: VOIP replacing analog

If they have a full Cisco deployment, have them get you either a Cisco VG202XM or a Cisco VG204XM. Both are analog gateways (ATA) for the Cisco systems, the 202 is 2 lines, the 204 is 4 lines. The lines they present appear as a POTS line. This is if they terminate your numbers on their system. Other...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National EAS Test
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: National EAS Test

Our LP1 (which is the NPR station for our area) never received the test, so we never received the test. Same for every station in our area. Of course, the LP2 monitors the LP1. Forms 2 and 3 have been successfully filed reflecting the same.
by radiowave911
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Exciter shopping
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Exciter shopping

Our NCE is shopping for an exciter to use as our backup. We have a QEI Quantum FM solid-state transmitter that was recently upgraded when we did a power increase. The exciter recently went out on us, and we pressed into service our very old LPB exciter, which lasted a day (we knew at some point it w...
by radiowave911
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gotta love Westwood One
Replies: 16
Views: 1339

Re: Gotta love Westwood One

Used to have that with telco data circuits as well. We would report a T1 down, it would magically start working. The resolution? "Cleared while testing"
by radiowave911
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: AMP connector info needed AudioArts console
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: AMP connector info needed AudioArts console

Can you share a picture? I know exactly where to get that information (my day job may or may not involve that company and the product information center may or may not be in my building. Maybe.)
by radiowave911
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: "Help" desk
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: "Help" desk

Frankly, I usually find the most productive help desk is http://www.google.com :( As someone who dies IT deskside support for my 'real job', there is a lot of truth to that statement. I use Google more than I care to admit when researching a problem. The trick is being able to weed out the garbage ...
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML
Replies: 10
Views: 4485

Re: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML

When customizing a CMS, look for a template that is mobile-aware. After implementing, test that it is working properly using one of the online sites that exist for emulating the user experience on a mobile device. There are quite a few free sites out there that you can plug your URL into and it will...
by radiowave911
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017

We use ServiceNow (the abomination that the FCC is using for this reporting) at my day job and have found it does not like IE or Edge at all. It prefers Chrome or FireFox.
by radiowave911
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Looking for MusicGen installer
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Looking for MusicGen installer

When we bought our NexGen system from Prophet way back when, it came with MusicGen installed (and licensed). I am looking to finally do an OS upgrade on the system (still running XP and is showing signs of age) but have hit a roadblock with MusicGen. The rest of the software RCS can provide. They sa...
by radiowave911
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streaming monitoring?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Streaming monitoring?

I use Nagios for monitoring items within the station (network switches, UPS units, etc). I set up a simple module to check for the mount points for our stream (we use a Shoutcast streaming server). If the stream encoder is sending, the mount point exists. If the encoder goes offline for some reason,...
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Stereo Pilot
Replies: 32
Views: 3796

Re: FM Stereo Pilot

RodeoJack wrote:One of the interesting parts of this profession... put 5 engineers in a room with one goal and see how many solutions you get.
You get 10 solutions using 20 different parts in 30 different ways :lol: