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by NECRAT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Monday Funny

Of course, because it will be brought up.

Everyone knows that KCET's Grass Valley 1600-M2 switcher destroyed Alderaan.

https://www.kcet.org/tv-talk/how-kcet-h ... y-alderaan
by NECRAT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Monday Funny

Stolen from Facebook...
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by NECRAT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC extends Phase 5 deadline
Replies: 1
Views: 159

FCC extends Phase 5 deadline

The FCC announced today that the Repacking Phase 5 deadline has been extended from September 06th to September 11th due to Hurricane Dorian

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-866A1.pdf
by NECRAT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: PPM Monitor

RGORJANCE wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:10 am
Try contacting Keith at Arbitron 667-786-4572. Nice guy, great to work with....he should be able to help.

Fossil
Thanks Fossil. As always, you "da man". Keith is sending us a replacement unit.
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Annnnd I think we're done.

Just a reminder about political posts here. While this post wasn't initially, it is "on the edge", and can go in the wrong direction too easily, so it's closed.

Thanks.

https://www.broadcastengineering.info/v ... ?f=1&t=801
by NECRAT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: PPM Monitor

Another senior moment......get the serial number off the rear of the encoder, along with the model number. That will help speed up the process of determining if it is theirs, or yours. Fossil Oh I had already planned that. Everyone wants that info when you call. I appreciate your help, and will let...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 301

PPM Monitor

So our Nielsen PPM monitor at the college did not like being unplugged and moved from rack to rack. It's now stuck in a boot loop. I know very little about this box or the PPM encoders (which are both missing their keys). Is this box owned by Nielsen? Do I contact them on it or do I need to contact ...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: UNI
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: UNI

For you who would like the full story I have attached the files from the FCC's website. When I was growing up in Daytona Beach this was a popular radio station programmed very well. It's main competitor was another local channel on 1450 kHz. When I visited DB for my 50th HS reunion I was saddened b...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Definition of a heartstopper
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Definition of a heartstopper

Two words. Hollywood Exchange.
Spot from circa 1998.

Started in bars/tone.

The trick to lip synching during the view (without losing your lunch!) is to do it to whoever the guest is. They usually allow them longer speaking times.
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...

Shane wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:19 pm

Not sure where the Discovery Channel fits into that.
Cable/DSS operators are all regulated by the FCC, and require licensing, so the commission has enforcement over those as well, hence why cable networks can have action taken against them.
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National EAS Test
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: National EAS Test

Our college station monitors a LP1/PEP station, so it was pretty clear, and went out quickly. The other LP1 didn't fire off, until the first LP1 was 100% complete, where our Sage was already on the air halfway through, without any issue. I did forget to actually "submit" form 1, I had apparently onl...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: VOIP replacing analog
Replies: 4
Views: 275

VOIP replacing analog

Hello Radio Studio guys. Question. So our college is in the middle of doing a major renovation that involved removing the radio station, and then eventually replacing it. However in the midst of the move, the contractor guillotine cut the 25 pair cable going to the old telco hybrids. (We had three l...
by NECRAT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Willis/Sears Tower FM Coverage Estimate
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Willis/Sears Tower FM Coverage Estimate

The mast looks better without the radome.
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Repack
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Repack

So it finally came and went, fairly quietly. We repacked last night at 1:05am. (Ch 20 to Ch 33) I turned on our new GatesAir ULXTE-90 transmitter at 55.6kW of power into our interim site/combiner. Our main transmitter guy shut down our 1998 Harris Sigma transmitter, one of the very first installed i...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omni FM with Parasitics?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Omni FM with Parasitics?

And what might the "rings" with the small line attached with hose clamps be? An old deicer install? I'll answer the easy one. Those are de-icers. It's not unheard of for someone to buy an FM antenna with the deicing elements attached, but never wired up, as "down the road, we may want to tie them i...