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by Shane
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Reading (Pa.) Eagle bankruptcy may take WEEU down
Replies: 0
Views: 120

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: 195

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: 236

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: 1154

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: 257

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 599

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: 956

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...
by Shane
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation

For a time Enco was marketing a system that included an AEQ console if I remember right. That info probably doesn’t help here very much. Somebody might be able to answer your question if we knew what automation you’re running.
by Shane
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 956

Re: Adding Genlock (OT)

I have an AJA shirt I won as a door prize at an SBE meeting years ago. When I wear it around people who aren’t familiar with the brand and they ask me what it means, I just say it’s Spanish for AHA!
by Shane
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2200
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Optimod 2200

Had this problem on a different Optimod AM product but 6 months to a year between incidents. And there were quite a few years before this started - perhaps pointing to caps. It hadn’t happened often enough to be able to ‘shoot it before I left the building. Power reset took care of it. I don’t remem...
by Shane
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: DBX286 processor with RJ-45 audioarts board
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: DBX286 processor with RJ-45 audioarts board

Of course the DBX has a mono 1/4 inch output... At the risk of oversimplifying: there’s your trouble! From your description, I’m guessing the cable you are using to go from the dBx to the XLR adapter is either mono straight-thru or stereo straight-thru but since the output JACK on the dBx is mono, ...
by Shane
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: DXing
Topic: X-band DXing
Replies: 2
Views: 945

X-band DXing

Never noticed this before. Usually not much DXing up here but this evening (during the 1st Q!) on my car radio in the driveway, there was a station coming in quite strong on EVERY frequency. To include 1600 & 1610, technically not Xband. Didn’t stick around for IDs due to the fact I was delivering d...
by Shane
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Snow removal on 5 meter dish

My previous stations have a broom on a telescopic pole that gets all the way to the top of a 3.7M dish with the bottom of the dish about 3-1/2 feet off the ground. To get the stubborn stuff they have a thing called a Snow-Brum which is a sort of soft plastic snow rake with rather sharp seams around ...