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by Joe Friday
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: High Intesity Tower Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: High Intesity Tower Lights

RIch, We priced a Vigilante LED replacement system for a Flashtec HI system on a 690ft stick. The estimate with removal and installation was about 90K. At the time, the Vigilante HI LED strobe heads were approximately 3ft long, and they could not come up with a way to mount them on the top of our ER...
by Joe Friday
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: The-1 or FX-30
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: The-1 or FX-30

The FX30 is a great exciter. The THE-1 has better low end frequency response, but is much more difficult to work on. If you can get by with 30W drive, I would vote for the FX30. I had occasion to put one on the air that had not been powered up in over 10 years. Once I got the dip switches right, it ...
by Joe Friday
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Inside the ECO-4
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Inside the ECO-4

Second checking the anode finger stock. One box I took care of for a number of years had a piece of 3" strap wrapped around the tube anode to improve contact with the fingerstock. We eventually researched and found the original supplier for the fingerstock and replaced it. The finished job doesn't l...
by Joe Friday
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line

The current/new connectors definitely will not work on the older LDF5 series cable. The current series of connectors barley work with the new AVA5 cable. I really don't understand why building connectors for the new cable has been so difficult. The LDF series connectors were a snap to install. There...
by Joe Friday
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tuning & Loading on Eco 8
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Tuning & Loading on Eco 8

You might give Van at V&J a call. I believe he may have parts and complete rebuilt sliders available.

Kevin
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: 1
Views: 438

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: 24
Views: 1218

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: 407

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: 437

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: 1493

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: 306

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: 1493

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: 911

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: 743

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: 1493

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 ...