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by Conelrad
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 7677

Re: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

One of my engineering buds retired a few years back, and at that time management let on he was cruel for doing so.

On his last day, he nailed an old pair of his shoes to the GM's door and wrote; "Good luck filling these" :lol: .

Dennis
by Conelrad
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: High tech meeting no tech
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: High tech meeting no tech

Fortunately for us in AZ the Corporation Commission regulates all public wire communication. That covers telco & cable, so repairs are done without much delay. The hook is the same companies want to do high speed data/video as well, and can't pick & choose what to provide. They have weasled out of s...
by Conelrad
Sat May 14, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Want to know what makes (most) UHF engineers cringe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4071

Re: Want to know what makes (most) UHF engineers cringe?

Back in the 70's, when cross-ownership was legal in a single market, I worked for KBLU AM FM TV13. Yuma, AZ. The radio side was pretty sedate, but the TV was fraught with licensed psychotic air staff and one-off HB electronics gear. The TV STL was an old Raytheon remote unit, a huge HB vestigial fil...
by Conelrad
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Z-10 ventilating
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Z-10 ventilating

Out here, humidity is usually so low cars will last till wrecked. 'Course, the paint, seats, & rubber depart early... :(

One has to paint bare steel with vinegar to get 'decorative' rust.

DG
by Conelrad
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Z-10 ventilating
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Z-10 ventilating

I designed and had built a site with an ambient air flow at all times (no recirculation) unless the outdoor temp went below 50. At that time, dampers fired, sealing the room and using TX heat to keep the building @ 75, controlled by the dampers letting a little fresh air in & out. All air first went...
by Conelrad
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MAIN CKT BRKR FOR HARRIS MW-1/1A
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: MAIN CKT BRKR FOR HARRIS MW-1/1A

I have an MW-1A parts widow, everything left can be had reasonably.
73DG
by Conelrad
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Re: KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho

"Taking a look" at the site would involve a 1400 mile round trip, so no.

Installing/retuning a 35 year old Harris FM was my red flag.

Dennis
by Conelrad
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Re: KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho

I hear you, Kevin.

Once in a while I got stiffed, even to taking a Sheriff' deputy with me to handle a bum check. That one was made good...

DG
by Conelrad
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

KIGO radio St. Anthony, Idaho

Has anyone had experience with the owner, Mr. Ortega?

A possible business relationship here.

Thanks,

Dennis
by Conelrad
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Which AM Audio Processor?
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Which AM Audio Processor?

A dinosaur that always sounded killer was the Dorrough DAP-310.

DG
by Conelrad
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Meters, Boss wants to find meters for this Gates Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Meters, Boss wants to find meters for this Gates Board

Contact Mike Dorrough in Woodland Hills, Ca.

Dennis
by Conelrad
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Punchblock question
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Punchblock question

+1 on Krone blocks.

DG
by Conelrad
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Build a Phone Hybrid or Virtual Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Build a Phone Hybrid or Virtual Hybrid

If you are using a "modern" phone with connections for a headset, take that jack and use it (the phone itself) as a hybrid. Earpiece circuit goes to your console input, the mic circuit goes to your mix-minus bus. You might have to isolate things with a pair of 600/600 transformers. RDL make some eas...
by Conelrad
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Sparta Audio Consoles
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: Sparta Audio Consoles

Keep in mind that the power buss is red negative, black positive. That dumb fact gave me a lot of grief years ago.

I always thought Sparta was Greek for $hit...

73DG
by Conelrad
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: antenna switch for 1kw AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3897

Re: antenna switch for 1kw AM

Ditto.

I've used many P&B 4PDT 20A relays for that job with no problem.

I usually mount them on a small set of porcelain standoffs, and use a couple good bypass caps on the coil to keep any RF out of the control line.

Dennis