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by awsherrill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Everything else
Replies: 21
Views: 567


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:

quack quack
by awsherrill
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 408

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
Replies: 16
Views: 820


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: 765

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
Replies: 6
Views: 297


Is C29 one of the caps responsible for the infamous Digit "whistle"?
by awsherrill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WKRP
Replies: 16
Views: 675


Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Was there ever a real WKRP? A callsign search only pulls up WKRP-LP in Raleigh, North Carolina, wich is a low power fm.
I have my doubts about whether that station was ever built. My office is close by the alleged location, and I can't even hear a whisper of a carrier on their frequency.
by awsherrill
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Strange skills learned
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Strange skills learned

At an AM site I used to take care of, the farmer next door was allowed to let his cattle graze on the tower property. He installed a "cattle gate" (a grate made of steel tubing) in the driveway underneath the vehicle gate. He assured me that the cattle would not walk across the grate because they di...
by awsherrill
Thu May 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

One of my FM sites is co-located with a DTV, with an IOT transmitter. The coolant circulating pumps have conductivity gauges attached. If those readings get too high, the transmitter won't run. That TV station was off the air for several days once, because they ran out of coolant filters. Allegedly ...
by awsherrill
Tue May 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Serial question
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Barix 500 Serial question

Assuming you are running the STL firmware on the Barix, this might help: Also there is a Yahoo group for Barix users which is frequently monitored by the developers. I found a conversation on there where ...
by awsherrill
Tue May 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Silent spot

I worked for an AM station awhile back that had a sponsor for pattern change.
by awsherrill
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: band pass filter recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: band pass filter recommendations

EMR Corp in Phoenix makes FM broadcast filters...
by awsherrill
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RadioWorld Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: RadioWorld Magazine

My Radio World subscription somehow got converted to "digital only" about a year ago and I stopped getting the print version.

I intended to call them and get it fixed, but I have gotten used to reading the digital version and not having to deal with disposing of another magazine.
by awsherrill
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: OPIF Health
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: OPIF Health

The FCC has announced that it will remain open for business at least through Friday. Apparently it has funding available to operate until then, if the rest of the government can't get its panties untwisted.

Whether or not they make it a priority to fix OPIF, who knows.
by awsherrill
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: The high leg
Replies: 14
Views: 3948

Re: The high leg

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the OP was referring to three-phase closed delta with a high single phase leg, sometimes called a "stinger". Pretty common around here. Two of the single phase legs are the normal 120V, the high leg is around 208V. You have to be careful not to use that leg for s...
by awsherrill
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

Just a WAG, but...

If you pull up the recording device properties on the laptop sound card, are there a couple of option boxes having to do with "Exclusive Mode"? Would be under the Advanced tab.

Maybe un-checking those would keep NECAT from messing with levels.