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by knoxbob
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Question...
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Translator Question...

Thanks for all your input as usual. The station is in S.E. Ky. A lot of flooding up there. But I'm sure the ground conductivity is probably just as bad.
by knoxbob
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Question...
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Translator Question...

I know an AM station owner that has an translator with the station but due to flooding the AM will be off the air until repairs are made. Possibly a month or so, Can the FM translator still operate without the AM broadcasting ?
by knoxbob
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Arrakis Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Arrakis Automation

Thanks for all you input...I know someone who ran one of the older Digilink systems around 2000 and his only complaint was customer service..When they had a problem it would take forever to get a reply back or a return call. Hopefully that has improved.
by knoxbob
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Arrakis Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Arrakis Automation

Anyone here running with any of the newer Arrakis automation software...either the Digilink-HD or Extreme..Any pros or cons with these systems?
by knoxbob
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Major Modifications window..
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

AM Major Modifications window..

Does anyone think that the FCC will ever open an application window for AM Major modifications anytime in the near future?
Yes, No, not in our lifetime..

With all the AM station that have gone dark recently it opens the possibility of some stations on really bad channels to move.
by knoxbob
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Clearance...
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Translator Clearance...

I was looking @ radio-locator tonight and noticed WOPI-AM has a translator @ 97.9 with a CP to change to 98.1...there is a Class C station WBRF @ 98.1 that can't be anymore than 75 miles away. The translator signal looks to be inside some of WBRF's coverage area. How can they get this approved?
by knoxbob
Mon May 15, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Mutually Exclusiove Applications for AM Translators
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Mutually Exclusiove Applications for AM Translators

If an AM stations applies for a translator and the MX rule hits them will they be able to modify their application to switch to another channel or if they can't buy out the other station will they lose their opportunity to apply for a frequency?
by knoxbob
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 2 FM's, same channel
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: 2 FM's, same channel

Thanks Mark. I didn't think one station could cause another station to change freq. I thought there had to be a benefit for at least 2 stations for that to happen. We had a similar situation around Knoxville a few years back where WOKI @ 98.7 wanted to go to 98.3 and increase to 50kw (not sure what ...
by knoxbob
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 2 FM's, same channel
Replies: 3
Views: 762

2 FM's, same channel

It is a slow night at work so as I surf through radio-locator I see that WPKE licensed to coal Run, Ky just outside Pikeville, has a CP to move from 103.1 class A to 92.1 class C3, nothing strange about that but also on 92.1 is WDIC a class A licensed to Clinchco, Va. as the crow flies these station...
by knoxbob
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Translators
Replies: 29
Views: 3616

Re: Translators

Thanks to all, for your answers.
by knoxbob
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Translators
Replies: 29
Views: 3616

Re: Translators

If an AM stations has a translator that is rebroadcasting it's signal within it coverage area can they have another translator just outside the coverage area with it rebroadcasting from the 1st translator? If that makes sense?
by knoxbob
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Major Modification window.
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Major Modification window.

Does anyone here think the FCC will ever open a major modification window for AM's again?
by knoxbob
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Translators
Replies: 29
Views: 3616

Re: Translators

If an FM translator outside of the primary coverage area has to receive it's signal from an over the air source how are all the translators that are out in the middle of nowhere getting away with rebroadcasting stations thousands of miles away?
by knoxbob
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 6984

Re: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

The reason I went back to school in the late 80's was to land a position in engineering but after graduation could not get my foot in any door to gain experience. Not even part time. So I had to get a job working maintenance in manufacturing to pay the bills ad never had a chance to jump back into r...