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by awsherrill
Thu May 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: CSP phasor controller
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: CSP phasor controller

Mark, I have a five-tower CSP controller at one of my sites (early 80s vintage) that looks similar to yours, and I have schematics. I'm on vacation till next week but I can probably send you something when I get back.
by awsherrill
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

Couple things to watch out for on that J1000: At some point you should get into the output network and make sure all connections are tight. This is SOP for any transmitter really, but in the J1000 there is a lot of stuff crammed inside a small space, so if something in the output network burns there...
by awsherrill
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

NECRAT wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:09 pm

The Phoenix connectors. Why the EasyCrap box can't use XLRs is one of the most annoying features of that box.
Just wire up some XLR pigtails, problem solved...or at least made less annoying.
by awsherrill
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: DiaLight System Wierdness
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: DiaLight System Wierdness

I don't know if Rod Zeigler at KRVN Lexington NE lurks here, but he wrote about his experience with RFI into LED systems a few years ago:

https://www.thebdr.net/articles/steel/t ... ghting.pdf
and an update
https://www.thebdr.net/articles/steel/t ... isited.pdf
by awsherrill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC Aircheck Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: PC Aircheck Recorder

There's this:

http://www.charliedavy.co.uk/surelog-free/

Free version only records at low bit rates and lacks some other features...but if you don't need high-quality audio, can't beat free.

The paid version is about $45 US.
by awsherrill
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: WWFD digital site
Replies: 2
Views: 2330

WWFD digital site

With all the shots being fired re: digital AM up the board a ways, I got curious about the WWFD digital site and decided to look at it via Google Earth.

And discovered a bit of an Easter egg:

wwfd.jpg

Wonder what the story is on that? Looks pretty a-maze-ing 8)
by awsherrill
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: ARC-16 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: ARC-16 problem

Here's a dumb question...is status eight set to "inverted"?
by awsherrill
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?

I called to order parts a few weeks ago and as Fossil did, left a message with no call back.

Just this morning I got a message from our "new" Gates-Air sales rep who wants to meet. Could be interesting...
by awsherrill
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 7 Waco radio stations silenced by criminal act
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: 7 Waco radio stations silenced by criminal act

Clip leads for the win!
by awsherrill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wall-pack vs mini-split HVAC
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Wall-pack vs mini-split HVAC

I need to replace broken AC units at one of our transmitter sites. The "building" is actually a 40-foot container that was abandoned by a wireless company. We have a couple of FM translators in there now. Planning to add a couple of 5-kilowatt solid state AM transmitters later. Container volume is a...
by awsherrill
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gotta love Westwood One
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Gotta love Westwood One

Back in the "bee-doop" cue tone days of Westwood One, they used to sell an all-in-one tone decoder. It would handle bee-doops, DTMF, subaudible tones, NBC cue tones, dog whistles... 8) I put one of those on an automated all-sports station, only to find it would trigger on things like ref whistles an...
by awsherrill
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1998

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

We have an in-state satellite network that is originated at our office, with XDS receivers at the affilate ends. I have access to a management console that among other things, lets me see "receiver health" if the affiliate has the receiver connected to the Internet. Sometimes I can tell if an affili...
by awsherrill
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: RDS options
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: RDS options

I didn't think there was a way to make the PS "scroll" as the RT messages do. Like Kevin says, the PS text is actually static, it just changes every few seconds. I haven't seen too many car radios (if any) that will display actual scrolling RT messages, although most of them seem to work OK with "dy...
by awsherrill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Making a case for factoring malicious use of potent energy
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Making a case for factoring malicious use of potent energy

Other than occasional shenanigans perpetrated by the Soviets during the Cold War, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone purposely trying to hurt people with "beamforming energy". I suspect this has to do with people who supposedly are hypersensitive to RF...a tiny, tiny subset of alleged sufferers...
by awsherrill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 1914

Re: RING MY BELL

On the other hand, here's a Denver TV reporter who found a way to do a story on the WEA without using prohibited tones, but actual duck noises:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYRv_ZkU3sA

quack quack