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by Shane
Mon May 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Legal ID Question
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Legal ID Question

Would it be a legal Id if it were articulated as...
"This is W123, Bedroom Town, Boom Town." ?
Simple answer, yes. Add Shantytown or any others you fancy.
by Shane
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: CCA FM5000G eating PA Tubes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: CCA FM5000G eating PA Tubes?

Others here will have more recent experience to draw from but from my own experience and anecdotal evidence I’ve been privy to, I’d say it’s quite possible this is part luck and part poorer QC from the tube makers/rebuilders and maybe poorer materials. The transmitter might be blameless...or not. It...
by Shane
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Skimmer/logger
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Skimmer/logger

Pristine’s been around a long time - at least 20 or 25 years - for whatever that’s worth.
by Shane
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Frequency Change
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: AM Frequency Change

by Shane
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Shure SM-5B windscreen
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

Doesn’t Shure still make these?
by Shane
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Silly rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Silly rant

I dunno, I’m inclined to agree with all of it but don’t have a solution. I can be whiny.
by Shane
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: TFT 911 printer
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: TFT 911 printer

I think they can be made compliant with an add-on CAPS box like the Gorman-Redlich.
by Shane
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4145

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

Had time to mess with this this evening. Opened it up and used the service manual to guide me to the aforementioned possibly flaky variable capacitor. Moved it ever so slightly with a small screwdriver, buttoned it back up and tested successfully. So it’s at least temporarily fixed. Had to re-educat...
by Shane
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Drop Box
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Drop Box

I find WeTransfer.com to be pretty reliable for up to 2GB. It’s free unless you need more capacity.
by Shane
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: EAS FM Receivers
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: EAS FM Receivers

W5SWL.com is a good source for such adapters.

I just bought a few UHF to BNC adapters to reduce the risk of breaking something inside some ham gear when disconnecting/connecting coax cables repeatedly and to eliminate the time wasted unscrewing/rescrewing PL-259s which I find to be a PITA.
by Shane
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: TFT 911 printer
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: TFT 911 printer

Hook up an external printer?
by Shane
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates MO-3759 Diode Rectifier - "DCC. Wire"
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Gates MO-3759 Diode Rectifier - "DCC. Wire"

What’s wrong with “the smell of rosin and melting solder?” That’s one of my favorite smells! That and the smell you get with a bunch of tube-type gear running, which is probably just the smell of burning dust but I don’t really want to know if that’s it.
by Shane
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Congrats in order
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Congrats in order

Congratulations to our own BroadcastDoc, Chris Tarr, on achieving the SBE CPBE certification!
by Shane
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?

Put a parking lot over part of a radial ground system 20-odd years ago. But wasn’t around for completion of the project to know if it affected the DA. I do know that radials were put in the ground before backfill and the pavement was laid since I personally dug little channels for them and the chann...
by Shane
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4145

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

Well, wrong again. CW works fine. So does AM. So only VHF FM has the issue. (And possibly AM on VHF - need to try FM on 29&50 MHz too yet.) Haven’t looked at the service manual for the part that the tech told me about but just been using what works.