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by NECRAT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

After Tom, I believe Clif Mills was taking care of it for a while, and I believe Ryan Kurpa(?) is now doing it.
by NECRAT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Quinipiac University also has a student run class D FM on 98.1, WQAQ. So the college still *has* a radio station, just not the AM.
by NECRAT
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

Not sure if your issue is resolved, but the Yankees game on the local Cumulus owned radio station was having drop outs on Sunday.
by NECRAT
Tue May 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices

I have a few Sage Endec boxes doing GMail with no issues. The key step is in the backbone of GMail's security settings, you need to set the "allow less secure devices" to be enabled on the GMail account. Now one thing I have noticed, I think it depends on your network's security setting is, in ENDEC...
by NECRAT
Fri May 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: VHF Low Band OTA antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 350

VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Hi, I am having not great luck with the ol' Google Express machine, and am looking for recommendations. In our market, one of the local TV stations opted for the Band 1 option of the repack and are going to VHF channel 5 from UHF. We run our own "in house" cable system with demodulators, and I am go...
by NECRAT
Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

Our site layout required the primary and secondary dishes be installed on platforms or pillars in the parking lot putting the bottoms of the dishes 20' above ground. Adds fun to maintenance. Ask WCSH in Portland Maine about the fun of working on the NBC dishes... I've heard the stories from the Asc...
by NECRAT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

If I remember correctly, NBC migrated a couple of years before ABC, and installed some remarkably large dishes at many of the affiliates, many of which were specified to uplink as well. It might be that back then, nobody fully appreciated how big a problem rain fade would turn out to be... and once...
by NECRAT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

Most of the Miranda gear we have has an extremely low failure rate. Densite Power supplies fail occasionally but they are cheap. I made an iControl Web page that shows me were bad power supplies are. You can also just walk by the frames once a week and look for red lights on the CPU cards. And the ...
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

Euclid wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 pm

The downside of the XVP3901 is that it is not cheap and it is complicated to configure.
We had an XVP-3901 fail, hard, during one of our newscasts when I was at Fox. We had been demoing a new Linear Acoustics box,
which we were able to put in line with it, to get things back.
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: emergency STL
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: emergency STL

We did something very similar to this in Providence, and it can be done. But the trick is with the IF level. It tends to come out very hot, and needs to be badly padded down. I think I had something on order of a 30db pad on the IF input of the Twinstream. The details of it are hazy to me, as it was...
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Orban Optimod on FOX
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Orban Optimod on FOX

As a final note, I do not have a surround system, so what I listened to was the stereo signal. It's funny you mention FOX versus any other network because FOX does it differently than most other networks, on most stations. Depending on the market you live in, as a few are NOT doing this method anym...
by NECRAT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Energy-Onix
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Energy-Onix

Russell Laferty wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:32 am
Deep Thought wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 am
Russell, there is an E-O Facebook group you might want to check out if you are on there...they could definitely use your help.

"Echo" The Energy Onix Transmitter group
Thank you very much, I just applied for that group
But don't forget us here either!!
by NECRAT
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 956

Re: Adding Genlock

I remember the first olympics we aired in HD, in 2002. We had it in HD while the NBC in our closest adjacent market (Hartford) hadn't even had their digital transmitter on the air yet, and seeing how affluent that market was, there were a lot of wealthy HD owners with antennas aimed at our tower. So...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 956

Re: Adding Genlock

If you remember also, the original Teranex upconverters wouldn't encode captioning. You'd have to use an external captioning encoder. On our first generation Harmonic encoders, we had a serial feed from the Evertz captioning encoder into the Harmonic to send CC. (Long before the 708 standard became ...
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gotta love Westwood One
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: Gotta love Westwood One

chriscollins wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 pm
All my fingers and toes can't count the times I've been told 'No one else complained'.
Ahh, they suffer CBS TV NOC syndrome.