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by Shane
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: finding AM ground radials
Replies: 41
Views: 4468

Re: finding AM ground radials

In 1999, i needed to do something similar, where the goal was to install a propane line from the tank back to the building. Similar finding methods failed so we attempted to guesstimate by sighting back to the tower. It kinda worked. What we missed was simple but a little complicated to explain. The...
by Shane
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...

After I read the recent Radio World article on tower rules, something in that may apply here in that an FCC licensee will be responsible for conduct outside the usual FCC jurisdiction. Such as, where a licensee owns a tower on which it has no licensed facilities but doesn’t paint it when needed, the...
by Shane
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...

I find the words, “transmitted or otherwise sent” intriguing. The first question is, “How else do you send besides transmitting?” The second question is, “Could ‘otherwise sent’ mean by way of an internet stream?” Question #3: Can the FCC regulate that? I wanted to ask these questions this week at a...
by Shane
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wall-pack vs mini-split HVAC
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Wall-pack vs mini-split HVAC

If they are even still around, run fast in the other direction from Fujitsu mini-split units. The tech support is overseas (read: language barrier) and our HVAC co. eventually gave up and installed, on them, a typical traditional system instead. This was a studio, not a transmitter, install. They pu...
by Shane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How to Delete a Post
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: How to Delete a Post

If you’re viewing the forum on a smartphone, The Team appears in the drop down menu upper-left next to FAQ on any page. Or click the shield at the bottom of a page.
by Shane
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Reading (Pa.) Eagle bankruptcy may take WEEU down
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Reading (Pa.) Eagle bankruptcy may take WEEU down

The Reading (Pa.) Eagle newspaper declared bankruptcy (Ch. 11) March 20. The paper owns and operates WEEU/830. A story that came out in May suggested the station may go dark. The lone bidder for the paper will acquire the radio station assets but doesn’t want the license. An effort is being made to ...
by Shane
Mon May 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices

Think I saw this elsewhere: G-suite and Gmail won’t work with the Sage units. Or Broadcast Tools but that’s another thread. Regarding the paper logs, that’s what I’ve always done. Pretty much in the same way. Even then, that's an email note also attached to the Station Log. Now I had not thought of ...
by Shane
Sat May 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Climber falls from Iowa tower
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Climber falls from Iowa tower

From: http://www.northpine.com/blog/2019/05/22/contractor-dies-in-fall-from-iowa-tv-tower/ Posted on May 22, 2019 by Jon Ellis A contractor has died after falling from a central Iowa TV tower. KDSM (Des Moines) confirmed the death at its transmitter site near Alleman in a post on its Facebook page: ...
by Shane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

For some reason the engineers never fade that down during ID or commercial breaks.
Old timey thing. The idea was to give the impression you never left the stadium. Also not playing the local spots down the network is unusual anymore.
by Shane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Ron Rackley SK
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Ron Rackley SK

thebdr.net has a write up.
by Shane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

I switched to another affiliate station at 1:55 for an hour and didn't hear a single dropout. They missed the top-of-the-hour station ID though and their audio signal was delayed maybe 1/2 second from WFAN's, which is pretty quick for a satellite delay, making me think perhaps they're picking up th...
by Shane
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

66 minutes? How appropriate.
by Shane
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: RDS options
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: RDS options

Look here: arcticpalm.com. Works with Arrakis.
by Shane
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 1142

Re: Adding Genlock

Am I the only one that calls AJA "ah-ja"? Every product video they always just call it A-J-A but I like the first way better lol See post above. The name actually comes from the first initials of the owner’s sons. So I read somewhere. So it is properly A J A, but he has been asked about it, too. So...