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by Bill DeFelice
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....

For those of you who don't know who "WREN" is, he is Jon Hall, a highly experienced radio engineer based in Charlottesville, VA, whom I have known for about twenty years. He is now also heavily involved in LPFM. Welcome aboard, Jon! Dale, any relation to Hall Electronics? If so I remember dealing w...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station
Replies: 19
Views: 1182

Re: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station

I remember how pleased I was when I engineered a pre-NRSC two tower AM directional daytimer using the Kahn AM Stereo system. Ages before I started engineering there the ops manager gave me one of the Sony SRF-A! AM Stereo Walkman© radios. When I first heard the station I swore I must have been liste...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian or Station Playlist?
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Simian or Station Playlist?

I'd be interested if that helps, Mark. I'm now intrigued to see if I can duplicate your situation on my system as I've never seen that occur.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian or Station Playlist?
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Simian or Station Playlist?

I have had StationPlaylist crash hard five times in the last three weeks. Not happy. What version? Are you subscribed to the StationPlaylist support list on Yahoo! Groups? Many times users come up with suggestions that solve issues. Ross has been excellent in support, but you need to factor in the ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RadioWorld Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: RadioWorld Magazine

My original write-ups of StationPlaylist automation from 2007 and my product review of the Arrakis ARC-10 from 2008 is back, but I noticed with older content they removed my name as author from the article. My author's page only shows newer content of two guest commentaries and a recent product revi...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: SSL Certificate

kcbooboo wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:19 am
The site doesn't seem to be accessible at all now with IE8, either http or https. Luckily Firefox got me in but it lost the saved login info.

Bob M.
It's likely the security certs are too old at this point to work, as IE8 has been deprecated by Microsoft for ages.
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RadioWorld Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: RadioWorld Magazine

I also had to manually chase down all the new URLs to stories and articles on this site. Their admin could have easily forwarded all the new URLs so the search engines would have found them easier.
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RadioWorld Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: RadioWorld Magazine

Last print edition I got was March 1.
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: SSL Certificate

I sent Chris code which will make things "stick" but there may need to be an adjustment to phpBB to accommodate it. I had moved to SMF and needed to do a tweak to accommodate SSL logins.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

The manual would be great but the pics would be helpful. There's an extra transformer in the unit which looks too much of a non-factory install, judging by how it's mounted. Appreciate anything you might be able to muster up. Thanks in advance.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

OO, I realize that this is probably a long shot but I figured I'd ask the braintrust. I'm restoring a Gates Yard 80 solid state console, which happens to be the actual first console I started in radio as a teen. I'm hoping to perform a partial restoration for this year's reunion of our former high s...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....

I've see cases where a commercial FM exciter on a test bench into a dummy load could generate a field close, if not exceeding, Part 15 legal limits. Some time ago I did a quick and dirty test with an exciter I had in the shop and with its output turned down as far as it would allow the Potomac 71 sh...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Where to find used equipment?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Where to find used equipment?

My go-to for used equipment is Steve Scarborough at Bay Country Broadcast in Baltimore. I have been dealing with Steve for most of 20 years. I recently bought a Symetrix 528E from him that shows no sign of use and has definitely never been mounted in a rack. There are also a couple of broadcast equ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Low Power AM ATU question....
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Low Power AM ATU question....

waveguide wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Thanks. Ok, so I have managed to tune the base loaded antenna
Did you go with the MFJ tuner or with something else?
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Arrakis Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Arrakis Automation

Well, the first con is the name Arrakis. I had used Digilink years ago and, personally, I think you can do much better - even with a low-cost solution such as StationPlaylist Pro. I don't know whatever became of Prophet's Player101 but that was a system I had considered more than once but for variou...