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by Qs23
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

I have two sicon8s installed in my markets. This was off the recommendation of the previous engineer. I will second the motion that they are a PITA to setup. And the difference between the web interface and the sicontroller interface make them even worse. Oh, and right now, I can't even access the w...
by Qs23
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XDS PRO4R Manual?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: XDS PRO4R Manual?

Well, according to one of the other engineers in the company, it doesn't matter if the XDS has a livewire output, because it is currently not active. So, AES audio it is.
by Qs23
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XDS PRO4R Manual?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

XDS PRO4R Manual?

Hey, So we just got a new XDS box for the CBS news move. And it's not the PRO4Q, but a PRO4R! Which means built in Livewire and Livewire GPIO! (Sorry, very excited that I don't have to solder up another DB-9 connector and can connect it to our AXIA network.) Now the problem that I have is that I hav...
by Qs23
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS Antenna Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: EAS Antenna Issue

We're the LP-2 for the area. 104.9 is the LP-3, but it's in the same building as the LP-1. So, the idea is that if something happens to the LP-1, the LP-3 can act as the LP-1 and get the info to us and then we work our way down the chain like normal. Once a year they try this out for one of the RMTs...
by Qs23
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS Antenna Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

EAS Antenna Issue

Hey! It's your neighborhood IT guy with another RF problem. So we've got an EAS issue going on right now that I'm trying to find a solution to. The attached photo shows what's going on. We're the blue star. The right map point in the EAS station we're supposed to be listening to. 104.9 @ 6 KW. It's ...
by Qs23
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 19606

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Hey All, IT guy here now put in charge of moving our dish now that our engineer has retired. We've got our massive main dish still pointed at AMC-8. But we've got a spare mesh dish on a polar mount that used to be pointed at Galaxy 16. So my thought was: #1. Move the mesh dish to AMC-15. #2. Move al...
by Qs23
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Full-Time Radio Engineer - Kalamazoo, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 737

Full-Time Radio Engineer - Kalamazoo, MI

One of our engineers just retired, so we're looking to fill his position. We currently have an opening for a full-time Engineer for our Southwest, MI radio properties based in Kalamazoo, MI. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the operation and maintenance of analog transmitter...
by Qs23
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Cleaning out the basement
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Cleaning out the basement

Hey, So I've been working for 3 years now, and I've finally got the approval to go full AXIA (5 station cluster - with wiring that's a cluster). I'm taking this upgrade to also clear house a bit of old wiring and equipment. And that's when I discovered the engineering caches stored all over this bui...
by Qs23
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: FM Translator pole size?

Hey All, Sorry I didn't get back sooner, Christmas called. The link to the antenna is: http://www.bext.com/broadcast-antennas/tfc2k/ I checked the spec sheet and a 2 bay version of this antenna has a wind load of 136 lbs @ 100 mph. The tower is right next to our studio. And it used to be owned by th...
by Qs23
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

FM Translator pole size?

Hey all, So I'm an IT guy who's been tasked with setting up an FM translator. (Don't ask, I brought it upon myself to broaden my horizons) Now the antenna setup that we're using is a two bay BEX-TFC2KN setup. We're going to be mounting this on a cell tower next to the studio building. There's alread...
by Qs23
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Spacing XDS units in a rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Spacing XDS units in a rack?

Hey, So I'm doing some cleaning up of our cluster here and I've got a bunch of XDS receivers that are pointing to AMC-8. So since we have AXIA, I want to put them all in the same rack. I looked in the XDS setup guide and they give clearance requirements about the sides and back, but nothing about ab...
by Qs23
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Off-air monitors?

Junkyard--car radio. I know--desperate solution. This is actually what I'm trying to replace. Current test subject is a C.Crane CCRadio-EP. It's small, AM & FM, under $100, external antenna connections, can handle power outages. Now I just need to figure out how to build a band pass filter or a not...
by Qs23
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Removing RF from Base Current Monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Removing RF from Base Current Monitor?

Hey All, So I've got a 10kW AM that I'm trying to install a Sicon-8 to use as our remote unit at the transmitter site. (We're currently paying through the nose for a dedicated line going out there at the moment) To start out, I was going to wire up the device to measure the kW output of the transmit...
by Qs23
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Off-air monitors?

So, from what I'm gathering from the responses, is that there really isn't a good option right now outside of slowing building up a collection of old equipment from eBay. FYI, I bought a $50 Pyle off of Amazon and that was crap out of the box. So I returned it. I then moved up to a Rockwill RDJT6700...
by Qs23
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Off-air monitors?
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Off-air monitors?

Hey, I'm not sure what you call them... Off-air monitors, confidence monitors, silence monitors. And I'm not sure if this should be a post in this area or the AM radio area. But what I'm wondering about is what radios are you guys using for monitoring the air signals back at the studio. I ask, becau...