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by radio_guru
Sun May 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: SAS 16000D Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: SAS 16000D Manual

Have you called them to see if they have a version on-line? I seem to recall they did....at one time.

RG
by radio_guru
Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Stupid Basic Size Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Stupid Basic Size Question

RE---ADA. That is a very important matter. All AHJ's now incorporate the ADA into their building code. Which includes corridors and bathrooms wide enough for a person in a wheelchair to turn around. Typically, 5' wide--minimum. As for overall facility and studio room size, you need to consider it's ...
by radio_guru
Fri May 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

That simply not the case. I have both a multi-studio and several stand alone studios built with AoIP...and no fiber was used. Fiber is generally not necessary in most installations. Good CAT6 cable is necessary for runs under 150ft. When you start going past 200ft., however, fiber should be consider...
by radio_guru
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

I have historically used the Gepco 86xxx series wire for mono and split stereo. Belden 8723 for unified connector stereo (think DB9, etc.) The Gepco (now General wire) strips easier than Belden by a country mile and is a bit softer than the 8451/9451 jacket. If you need to pull multiple pairs (trunk...
by radio_guru
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 31
Views: 898

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

Seems to me their business model is short sighted. Dropouts, or "bouncing" live to air audio ***is*** air product. You'd think they would want to employ tools to debug. Oh well... It's not one my stations....

RG
by radio_guru
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 31
Views: 898

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

In the mean time, are they logging the game feed and anything else concurrent with the game off the bird to check that side of the equation? If the test channel or other regular concurrent known content available isn't bouncing, then the problem may not be the incoming signal quality. Divide and con...
by radio_guru
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Ron Rackley SK
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Ron Rackley SK

Word from the family is a public memorial for Ron will be held at some time in the near future. It appears the more immediate services will be private.

RG
by radio_guru
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 31
Views: 898

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

I wasn't clear... The XDS RX can output 4 concurrent audio feeds. Of which any one can be the test channel or any one of the satellite provider's "free" programs/channels which have content on them. I would expect the feed to from the venue to WFAN to be perfect. It's between WFAN's studios and your...
by radio_guru
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Ron Rackley SK
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Ron Rackley SK

***FLASH***

Receiving word that mentor to many Ron Rackley has passed.

RG
by radio_guru
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 31
Views: 898

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

We'll try this again... The streams are generally multiplexed and not the SCPC of years ago before DAT and SEDAT...which were the first mass distribution of digitally encoded content...thank you ABC. Most receivers now have multiple outputs which can see the last one remain on the test channel if it...
by radio_guru
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 31
Views: 898

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

You need to put a logger on this feed to record the drop outs in addition to checking the receiver health and operation. Nothing will get fixed at the network until some hard evidence of a problem exists. Otherwise, it's the classic crossed finger pointing and "It's not my problem" response from all...
by radio_guru
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: How to bridge 600 ohm balanced line to monitor or record?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: How to bridge 600 ohm balanced line to monitor or record?

Curiously, you don't mention if the audio drops about 6-10dB or goes completely out. If it drops only about 6-10dB, then one side of the balanced pair is opening (presuming electronic and not transformer termination). If the audio is going out completely, that sounds more like an equipment problem a...
by radio_guru
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gotta love Westwood One
Replies: 16
Views: 1111

Re: Gotta love Westwood One

Happens all the time with us. Especially on the long distance circuit which passes through multiple carriers. If it's not that, it's foreign loops which get put on and then never cleared. This usually happens at least once a month. A trouble ticket with the instruction to check for and clear all loo...
by radio_guru
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: STL recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: STL recommendations

Count me me among the lucky I suppose, but my Moseley SL9002 has performed without incident for 13 years..save for replacing PS fans. But I also added something to the TX end which has no doubt improved performance....a good low group delay RX bandpass filter. FWIW, I have a Moseley PCL606C availabl...
by radio_guru
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: AES/EBU utility mixer
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: AES/EBU utility mixer

Keep an eye on Ebay. They sometimes have blades listed. There is at present a big E6 with a studio full of V2 blades available for $11K. That's cheap!!! But that's overkill too unless you're in the mood for such a work surface along with the 8 blades. And, don't forget that the blade can integrate w...