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by RodeoJack
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Crystal alternative

That's a good point.

Thanks, Jeff
by RodeoJack
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Crystal alternative

Interesting.

Might have to add further division though. I need 2960 kHz in a "divide by two" application.

... unless the Nautel would allow the "divide-by-four", which they use at lower frequencies, to work.

Maybe?...
by RodeoJack
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Synchronizing FM over IP?
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Synchronizing FM over IP?

In our area, this has just been turned on: https://www.rbr.com/a-bustos-media-fm-boosts-with-maxxcasting-plan/ One of these boosters is on a tower I share with another station and a wifi service. It includes a Gatesair transmitter, one of those Intraplex codecs and an IP product they're getting from...
by RodeoJack
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Crystal alternative

Has anyone found a working alternative for the traditional rock? I have a ND-1 that I need to shift a bit. Now that National is gone, Nautel doesn't appear to have an alternative ... at least nothing I can get anytime soon. If there's anything that's already built and (more or less) useable for this...
by RodeoJack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 928

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Commercial Radio Company used to carry that type, but when I did my recent DX-10 refreq, they told me the type was going out of production... at least that's what I understood them to say. That was over a year ago, so maybe something has emerged as a replacement. In any case, you can try them. 802 2...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: PA 32 of DX10 faulty after power failure
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: PA 32 of DX10 faulty after power failure

There are no filter cans in the DX-series PA card. The fact that "PA32" failed in yours doesn't necessarily mean much. Any one of them can fail at some point, and the cards are all interchangeable... so long as you have a complete set (good or not) installed when you turn the transmitter on. Most of...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

If you have reliable IP connectivity at the transmitter site BT is the way to go. If not and you're still on POTS, you really can't beat a Sine Systems even though it is very long in the tooth. Forgot about that... but you're absolutely right. I have one of those left and nobody has plans to pull i...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

I have a bunch of Broadcast Tools controls out there... WVRC 4 & 8, and Site Sentinel variants. BT doesn't seem to have the metering resolution that the ARC-16 has, but has otherwise been reliable, especially considering the price. Their gear can be sensitive to AM RF, though it's random... like AM ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another Windcharger questionn
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Another Windcharger questionn

Thanks, Chuck. Appreciate you thoughts.

I sent you a PM regarding the drawings.

-Jack
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another Windcharger questionn
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Another Windcharger questionn

So... One of my clients has just added some stations to his group. One of them has a 190 foot Windcharger, possibly vintage '47. This is one of two that I now have within the groups I take care of. The other is a 350' stick that's been reasonably well cared for and, though the tower guys don't like ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator

If you're looking at a dollar vs problem ratio, then Nautel is your obvious choice. If you're looking to spend less and might not be so "mission critical", then I think BW works out very well. In my travels, people buy BW because they don't have the budget for a Nautel... either that, or they were c...
by RodeoJack
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Anyone Home?
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Anyone Home?

Another "stretch" of the ID requirements that seems to be prevalent in my state, is to have a news break at :15 and :45 and put the "legal" station ID there, even though they have a two-minute commercial break at the top of every hour, where they throw in a promo... Bob M. That does stretch the mea...
by RodeoJack
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

That said, what temps do you guys like to maintain in your buildings? lower 80s for solid state transmitters. mid to low 70s for tubes. I also put temperature sensors at every transmitter site that starts calling out when the room temperature reaches mid 90s and starts shutting stuff down via macro...
by RodeoJack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Wavering field intensity
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Wavering field intensity

That probably explains why this site has been an interesting topic around here, but has never really concerned anyone.
by RodeoJack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Wavering field intensity
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Wavering field intensity

Maybe a bit off-topic, but something to be aware of before you go out to do the monitor points. You've probably seen the one with a freeway running between the towers. This is one of my client stations in Eastern Washington. 3 towers in this one and yes... the tracks were here first. Don't know why ...