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by AnabolicHippo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access

Best I can figure out you want to have a computer generate a low into the Barix so it can then click it's internal relay to do something else Look at this site: www.mccdaq.com/‎ They have various gadgets that make more sense than tying up the Barix-- I will definitely look through that site; thanks...
by AnabolicHippo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access

I'm confused, but normally you would use a momentary closure to do one action, then a second momentary closure to take a second action. Also, you would need to use a Barix to respond to another far field Barix, and an Access to communicate to another Access. Not sure how the pots circuit factors in...
by AnabolicHippo
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Contact Closures: Barix and Comrex Access

Good afternoon, I'm working on a project right now, trying to automate the placing of a POTs call between two stations. Normally, I wouldn't mind to manually do this, but, considering that I'm going to be doing this call 4 times a day for a month or so, it's going to get a little tedious. I've never...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

It is a regulatory agency within Canada, they are responsible for "Spectrum Management"; because of proximity to an airport, they are asking for more detailed scans. I'm thinking that the "2nd harmony" is referring to the second harmonic. I'd question this - Industry Canada has vans very well equip...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

I know next to nothing about Canadian communication rules, but looking at the analyzer you're asking about, a couple of things come to mind: First of all... does your regulatory agency require some kind of calibration reference? If so, there doesn't seem to be anything on the Ebay page that says th...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

Who, or what agency has "ASKED" you to do this. And just what is "second harmony"?? Fossil It is a regulatory agency within Canada, they are responsible for "Spectrum Management"; because of proximity to an airport, they are asking for more detailed scans. I'm thinking that the "2nd harmony" is ref...
by AnabolicHippo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

RF Spectrum Analyzer

Our station has been asked to do the following scan: Please provide us with the following information as late as the day after the tests. - Carrier level…………….? - Frequency? …………………….Not more than + - 1KHz - Modulation? …………………..not more than + - 75 KHz - Level of the 2nd harmony……………………………? - Scann...
by AnabolicHippo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Inventory Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Inventory Advice needed.

First thing, determine what value ($$) an object needs to have before counting everything. Many objects should be considered expensable (consumable) rather than depreciable. There's a few companies of the web that'll make to asset tags with incrementing numbers. You could get them with bar codes to...
by AnabolicHippo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Inventory Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Inventory Advice needed.

Good Morning, I was wondering if anyone would have any advice for doing an inventory of the radio station. As I understand it, there has been no inventory in the past and, even if one had been done, it is unlikely that anything from the past would have been usable anyways; there are some old tags on...
by AnabolicHippo
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

... it feels like people would rather spend less now, even if it means spending more in the future. It is not only a question of spending more in the future, it is a matter of reducing future loss of listeners and revenue. There is so much competition for radio listeners from other sources (satelli...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

It basically comes down to a choice between toilet paper roll transmitters and ones you can fix and keep running instead of throwing them away and tearing off a new one when the old one dies. In the long run you'll spend more on the throwaway option. Gates Air was running a ridiculous sale earlier,...
by AnabolicHippo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

One of my clients bought a Nautel NV7.5LT for about $36k last year. To follow up on Kevin's post, 48,812 Yugos were sold in 1997, its most successful year. A few years later Ford introduced the Explorer. How many Yugos are on the road today? I don't know, but I traded in my '91 (first model year) E...
by AnabolicHippo
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to give me a ballpark figure for a 6 KW FM Transmitter? I've purchased smaller low power transmitters, so I have a pretty good idea of the price but have never purchased anything more than that.
by AnabolicHippo
Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Wheatnet vs AXIA
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: Wheatnet vs AXIA

Axia has many similar features, though silence-sensing is generally done through software like Pathfinder. If I'm not mistaken, it can also be done via SNMP. Really these days, AoIP preference is much like processing preference. All the brands do a great job, it comes down to which one you prefer. ...
by AnabolicHippo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Quote Review
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Quote Review

Good Morning, My station and I are looking to explore replacing existing consoles with IP consoles, approximate budget would be $100,000, and we were hoping to be able to replace the on-air and production studio. Looking at the quote, it doesn't seem like this is going to be possible. One point of c...