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by Joe Friday
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Adapting a WOAFR touch screen for a lo-vision jock
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Adapting a WOAFR touch screen for a lo-vision jock

I have a client with a jock who has only about 1% vision in one eye, and they are looking for a way to accommodate him so he can do tracking on their Wide Orbit system. They are utilizing HP/Compag L2206tm touch screen monitors. We have made a plexiglass shield that hangs over the front of the monit...
by Joe Friday
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National over Eimac or Econco
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: National over Eimac or Econco

Just ordered a 4CX3500A rebuild today from Econco...apparently they had stock, as the tube shipped today.

Kevin
by Joe Friday
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Pira 132 best practice
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Pira 132 best practice

The Skylla automation has a very good RDS interface. And I believe their support folks would be willing to make custom tweaks if necessary to work with your new encoder. I have a group that uses BW Broadcast RDS encoders. I sent them the manual pages that refer to the specific commands for these box...
by Joe Friday
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: High intensity strobe light repair
Replies: 3
Views: 338

High intensity strobe light repair

Not sure if this is the right place for this...But looking for recommendations for a crew that can handle repair of a high intensity strobe light system other than Strobe Tech. The tower is in southern Indiana.

Thanks,

Kevin
by Joe Friday
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM-25K issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Harris FM-25K issue

I wanted to post a follow up to this thread. At this point I am "knocking on wood", but it looks like I might finally have this problem resolved. The problem appears to have been an intermittent screen supply breaker in the HV cabinet. I enlisted the help of another engineer, and we tore down the gr...
by Joe Friday
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EO IPA question
Replies: 1
Views: 244

EO IPA question

A quick question...does anyone know what kind of rigid coax the output transformer is made from on an EO 300W IPA? The circuit designation is T2 I believe. The one I have uses the MFR151G FET. The center conductor appears to be intermittently open in the one I have on the bench currently. The IPA is...
by Joe Friday
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM-25K issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Harris FM-25K issue

The coax on my unit is the upgraded RG400, and is in good condition, but it is one thing in the circuit that has not been changed. Still having issues. Most recently, the transmitter was brought up having been off air for four days, and ran perfectly without any re tuning necessary for about 18 hour...
by Joe Friday
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: STORQ Users--Downgrade coming
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: STORQ Users--Downgrade coming

Very interesting...one of my client stations just commissioned a new WIN7 based Storq system last month...Not my favorite program delivery system, but they work. I was a little confused that they sent one, as another station in the group running the same format had moved off the Storq onto the iPump...
by Joe Friday
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 574

GR EAS-1/CAP-DEC-1 issues

I take care of two groups that utilize Gorman/Redlich EAS equipment. I was just filing Form Three for the recent NPT, and while reviewing the logs, noticed that these boxes did not process any alerts from the internet via IPAWS. I have not checked the CAP-DEC-1 unit logs, but the test was not proces...
by Joe Friday
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM-25K issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Harris FM-25K issue

Thank you to all who replied. To answer some of the questions posed in the responses: I don't know what the BW transmitter is seeing when the IPA overload condition happens...It is about four racks away connected by a RG-8U jumper. When the 25K senses an overload, it interrupts power to the BW unit ...
by Joe Friday
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM-25K issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Harris FM-25K issue

I take care of a FM-25K that I am pulling my hair out over. It is about 100 miles away and has a very intermittent condition I have had no luck in addressing. The transmitter is configured to use an external BW Broadcast 600W box as the driver. It is properly interlocked and controlled by the 25K, j...
by Joe Friday
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: EO Pulsar 1KW problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: EO Pulsar 1KW problem

Thanks for the responses. The failed fuses are always a non-catastrophic failure, just barley melted. I don't believe normal current draw is a problem, as I briefly replaced the 3A fuse with a 1A fuse, and the transmitter ran for about 5 minutes before I swapped it out for the proper size. At this p...
by Joe Friday
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Collins 310W-1 Exciter Divider
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: Collins 310W-1 Exciter Divider

I take care of one of these transmitters, but don't know if the exciter manual is still on site or not. I may have the chance to drop by tomorrow, and will get back to you if I turn something up.

Kevin
by Joe Friday
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: EO Pulsar 1KW problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

EO Pulsar 1KW problem

I look after a 1KW EO Pulsar that has a strange problem. In the exciter chassis, it will occasionally blow the 3A +15V fuse. It is a non-catastrophic failure, and the transmitter immediately returns to air following replacement of the blown fuse. Generally, it will run between 4-6 months between blo...
by Joe Friday
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Systems RAK-2
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Sine Systems RAK-2

I have used the Sine RFC-1/B for many years, and generally like them. I came across info on the RAK-2 and it looks interesting, as it gives the RFC-1/B a web interface and the ability to e-mail or text alarm conditions. Anyone have any experience with one of these?

Thanks!

Kevin