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by Deep Thought
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How to Delete a Post
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: How to Delete a Post

Or just "report" the post and ask them to delete it under "reason".
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC FM Query Data Base
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: FCC FM Query Data Base

RGORJANCE wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 am
Deep:

You work too cheap! You need a "standard fee structure" like I have. My standard fee for "stuff" is a cup of coffee, payable next time we meet.

Fossil
Yeah, and you're horrible at collections. I still owe you one from about five years ago. :mrgreen:
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC FM Query Data Base
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: FCC FM Query Data Base

I presume that we will have to file something to correct the NAD 83 versus 27 problem and correct the HAAT to a real value before we can file FCC 318 to change the height. Or maybe, we can put all the changes in one 318 filing and thus "move" the antenna to where it is now as well as change the hei...
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC FM Query Data Base
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: FCC FM Query Data Base

You've got a couple problems here. First, whoever did this application used NAD83 and not 27 data for the coordinates so the antenna is not at the licensed location. Second, according to the USGS topo for that location the elevation is 155 feet (47.2 meters). Looking at that antenna from Google Stre...
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem

kcbooboo wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:50 am
they were never tightened at the factory. $#it happens.
Just had another case of this last week. Kintronic Labs 40 amp roller coil...outer nuts and tubing connection tight, but someone forgot to tighten the inner nuts on the slip ring connection when this coil was made:
toasty.jpg
by Deep Thought
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem

I have never tangled with anything BE but I did have a similar-sounding problem with a Nautel ND25. A couple of PA modules showing red indicators but all the the regular checks found no problems. Just as an experiment I swapped modules around and found the problem stayed with the slot rather than t...
by Deep Thought
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem

I had a Nautel ND2.5 pull that trick...
toasty.jpg
Glad to hear you found it. :mrgreen:
by Deep Thought
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Isotron Emergency Antenna STA for AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Isotron Emergency Antenna STA for AM

I know of at least one station who used this on an emergency antenna STA and had decent luck with it. You don't need a tower, you don't need a "normal" ground system (this uses an 80 radial, 30-foot radius ground plane) and it was designed for continuous duty. http://www.theradiosource.com/products/...
by Deep Thought
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Isotron Emergency Antenna STA for AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Isotron Emergency Antenna STA for AM

They are absurdly narrowband...about the same or worse than an equivalent height TIS antenna...and I would not expect that power rating to be for continuous duty (and is PEP so divide by 4). You're basically resonating the coil with the two "capacitor plates" at the frequency of interest, and since ...
by Deep Thought
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Montana AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Montana AM

I find it interesting to read speculation about how "AM is dead", while at the same time, these examples of communities continuing to embrace their local stations aren't all that hard to find. Almost all of those "speculations" are from people who desperately need AM (and radio in general) to fail ...
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: What's with all the spam lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: What's with all the spam lately?

Once one finds you they all show up like stray cats. Unfortunately it takes some effort to filter them out in advance which I don't see happening here.
by Deep Thought
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: SmartCaster Systems help.
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: SmartCaster Systems help.

If you have any issues call Smarts. They are really good at support, even for these old relics.
by Deep Thought
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Nautel XR3 RS-232?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Nautel XR3 RS-232?

Nautel has an option for LAN-based control, but it is from the late 2000s and rather crude by today's standards. It is called "NxLink" and it plugs into that RS-232-looking DB-9. The XR3/6 is still in production but I don't know about the NxLink. I've installed a few transmitters which came with it ...
by Deep Thought
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Assistant Director of Engineering- Oxnard, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Assistant Director of Engineering- Oxnard, CA

Description The Assistant Director of Engineering is responsible for managing the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements for a 40+ station company. Large p...