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by awsherrill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC Aircheck Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 144

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: 936

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: 554

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: 449

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: 219

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: 191

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: 1459

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: 1723

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: 999

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: 818

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: 1715

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
by awsherrill
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Weird satellite problem

Just looked at our Premiere receiver and the EB/NO is full scale. If they are having problems, it is not evident here (NC). I'm wondering if different transponders can have coverage issues that affect their footprint, to the extent that some parts of CONUS have boatloads of signal and others are bar...
by awsherrill
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WWV WWVH
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: WWV WWVH

CHU is indeed still bangin' away. I use it to set my watch when I can't get WWV. I find their "top of minute" time pip a little harder to anticipate when setting time devices, because it comes right after the time announcement. WWV is a little easier because there is a second or two after the announ...
by awsherrill
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 500w translator
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 500w translator

How about a 10-kilowatt class-A FM station? I am guessing that WQUD Erie IL got the ERP and TPO transposed on their license-to-cover application, and the Commission issued the license with an authorization for 10 kilowatts ERP.

Does that make them the first C4 station? :roll:
by awsherrill
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HARRIS DIGIT EXCITER
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: HARRIS DIGIT EXCITER

Is C29 one of the caps responsible for the infamous Digit "whistle"?