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by NECRAT
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Information Request
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Information Request

Hello. I just wanted you to know I split this into it's own topic. You'll get better visibility this way.

Thanks!
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ennergey-Onix Former Engineer
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Ennergey-Onix Former Engineer

If you have an IPA problem you may have your IPA sent to Michael Patton & Associates in Baton Rouge, LA. They repair and Calibrate your IPA. You may have one of your Pallet Amps that is Burnt and only making half the power and Your IPA is only working on one Pallet. Not sure if your ECO 10 has 2 or...
by NECRAT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 500w translator
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: 500w translator

K227BW, Pullman Wa. is 500w I have no explanation for that one. The CP application actually specifies 500 Watts and it was granted as such. Clearly it is a violation of 47 CFR 74.1235(a). I guess I will need to request a kilowatt on the next application that I prepare and see of they grant it. ...L...
by NECRAT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Radio Broadcasting Data System
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: FM Radio Broadcasting Data System

KPJL FM wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 am
If it's a HD station, you won't see RBDS when the HD is being decoded. You'll get the PAD data, if they have any.
Depending on the model of the receiver. Some won't switch over to the PAD data until the HD is actually locked in.
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Sigma CD... HALP
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Sigma CD... HALP

I don't miss the KABOOM of the CB trips. Aww but they are so much fun. * especially at 3:30am * on an older style transmitter with the air-gap crowbar circuit. * in a room that echos. Adds life to your blood! (and loss of your hair, vision, sanity.......) Having been in both, I still prefer tube tr...
by NECRAT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Sigma CD... HALP
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Sigma CD... HALP(fixed!)

Well after installing my rheostat(twice), it came back on. However, not without a CB and a couple faults. I then opened it back up and noticed a dark spot with a crack on the HV wire running from the high watt fuses on the CB assy to the Isolation cab(?). I'm guessing I had a bad arc. I replaced it...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Sigma CD... HALP
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Sigma CD... HALP

Repeated crowbars happen until the Sigma Diamond drive finally goes down. Then it takes an act of God for it to come back up. It CB almost immediately when I beam. I removed the high watt resistors and it still fired. I removed the HV wire going to the CB assy and it did not fire, but failed to bea...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 500w translator
Replies: 16
Views: 541

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: So could you technical...
by NECRAT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Possible solution to Radomes?
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Possible solution to Radomes?

Thread temporarily closed while waiting for a PM response from the OP.

Thanks,

-- Mike
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator

There is a serious misconception that offshore repairs are bad, and take a long time. Hi Brendan, Thank you for reaching out to the forum for your support services. I will say that I have had to use your support, over the phone, and it was very good. Quick responsive, and to the point. The issue th...
by NECRAT
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Nicom 900 link - STL Antennas Can you Mix and Match
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: Nicom 900 link

TPT wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:15 am
Reading the parallel threads here I doubt that the new link was either coordinated or licensed.
Reading the parallel threads was giving me a headache. Not sure why two separate threads of the same topic were posted within an hour of each other.

I've merged the two together.
by NECRAT
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WKRP
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: WKRP

Best guess...Radio Shack tuner or amplifier. It's an Amplifier in that closet that drives a hallway speaker outside of the radio station. One of those little Realistic STA-150 jobs. That LED Sign driver, drives the LED sign in front of that speaker. That little amp just sits there and chugs along. ...
by NECRAT
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WKRP
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: WKRP

Then of course, there is the fun in having to setup a repaired RDS generator after it's reinstalled in the air-chain. http://www.necrat.us/skippy/wkrp.jpg We were only on the air like this for about 30 minutes before I set it to the correct call sign. I really didn't like the "KRDS" call sign it cam...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WKRP
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: WKRP

Jim Sofonia wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:27 am
Thanks Mark, you're a good man. Is the tower still there?
No it is not. It was demolished after the new DTV tower was constructed.
by NECRAT
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

I put in two different Broadcast Tools units with good success. One of them in an environment where the power is somewhat dirty and it's held up nicely. It's not super slick like a Burk or Statmon, but it handled the job very nicely.