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by KE0MI
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC announces first steps in the Repack
Replies: 22
Views: 2879

Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Kelly wrote:Let me guess.. "Your" station is an LPTV or Class A?
No, full power NBC affiliate on upper VHF. None of the cable and satellite receive sites use anything other than an over the air feed.
by KE0MI
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC announces first steps in the Repack
Replies: 22
Views: 2879

Re: FCC announces first steps in the Repack

Late to the discussion, sorry! While I see multiple folks that believe that broadcasting an OTA is archaic (based on the majority watching those signals on cable and satellite), I shouldn't need to remind anyone that 100% of all viewers of my station are watching OTA. How do you deliver to all the c...
by KE0MI
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Drone (sUAS) Coordination?
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Drone (sUAS) Coordination?

Kelly, I also have a part 107 certificate, and fly an Inspire 1 Pro for newsgathering. I successfully received a 107.29 waiver which allows operations after civil twilight, which the law also allows. The 2.4/5.8 unlicensed spectrum is not as much concern to me as the general airspace coordination. H...
by KE0MI
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Drone (sUAS) Coordination?
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Drone (sUAS) Coordination?

A quick question about those using flying cameras to gather news. As they become more active at news events, is there anyone doing anything to coordinate use, frequencies, etc. the way we did BAS ENG shots and wireless mic frequencies? (At least on the guys that are following the rules?) Yes, I have...
by KE0MI
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC: spurious Namedropper trigger?
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: NBC: spurious Namedropper trigger?

Yup, they put the Today Show crawl with time and temperature in from 17:31:15 to 17:33:20. I didn't check the rest of the show, however.
by KE0MI
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Receiver Preamp?
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Receiver Preamp?

My two cents...
If you are trying to improve C/N, the preamp will hurt more than help. If you are trying to correct a lossy feedline, they help. I suspect you are starving for signal at the receive, which the preamp will boost the desired as well as the noise...
by KE0MI
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Volicon
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Volicon

I decided a screen post wasn't the best idea.
by KE0MI
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Volicon
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Volicon

Volicon Observer 7.2 on Win 7 machines with no issues opening VU, CC or Loudness monitoring on up to 9 windows.
by KE0MI
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Want to know what makes (most) UHF engineers cringe?
Replies: 22
Views: 3725

Re: Want to know what makes (most) UHF engineers cringe?

Not as bad as discovering (after the transmitter went off), it had tripped a breaker on the heat exchanger fan, and the Technalogix had boiled the glycol out of the stainless reservoir into both exciters and upconverters! Swelled the tank up like a toad...
by KE0MI
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Time to change a light bulb!
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: Time to change a light bulb!

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/playout/2015 ... -response/ Looks like the tallest nail found the hammer.
by KE0MI
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Voice Recognition Software to a CC encoder
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Re: Voice Recognition Software to a CC encoder

http://www.enco.com/products/encaption3.html? I have been on-board with this product since the rules were established. The first generation stuff would actually poll the scripts from iNews and add words to the dictionary that it knew would be coming. It did at best 80-85% accuracy on my best anchor....
by KE0MI
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: SAP Text to Speech Requirement in 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

SAP Text to Speech Requirement in 2015

Looking for suggestions and clarification on how you plan on complying with Part 47 Para 79.2 (b) (2) (ii). (ii) Emergency information that is provided visually during programming that is neither a regularly scheduled newscast, nor a newscast that interrupts regular programming, must be accompanied ...
by KE0MI
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: DTV Pro Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: DTV Pro Channel

Phil, I'll try to stay on track with your original question. There are no subcarriers on an 8VSB signal, only additional audio streams with a unique PID. IF you are still running an analog STL path (which is rare as most have a digital STL path for TV), the capability should exist to add a subcarrie...
by KE0MI
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: XMTTR IS OFF THE AR
Replies: 22
Views: 2834

Re: XMTTR IS OFF THE AR

At the risk of being repetitive (have I said that before?), the WJJY-TV history is at http://www.brainmist.com/wjjy_tv/wjjy_tv.htm . I love seeing the RCA stuff when it was new.
by KE0MI
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Missouri FM Transmitter Fire/ Parts NEED
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Missouri FM Transmitter Fire/ Parts NEED

No such luck. The connector and transmitter end of the feedline was inside the shack and a raw end of the 50 ohm line is all that is left. Harris and BE are in the loop I believe. The original most likely comes to a 3 1/8" EIA. I can reduce him to a "N" from the 3 1/8", but the 3 inch line is rare i...