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by Fran3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher

Late response but here is the info on the unit...

Front panel says: 8 x 2 Dual Stereo Switcher
Rear Panel says: 40568

I can find no other info on the device.
by Fran3
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher

With some other equipment we just acquired a used Broadcast tools 8 x 2 audio switcher that was being used with a very old automation system. I was wondering if you guys could suggest some free (or otherwise) software that we could use to control that via a PC. We would like to be able to schedule i...
by Fran3
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: EAS Tones - Specification Source ?
Replies: 2
Views: 403

EAS Tones - Specification Source ?

1 - Does anyone know the official source and governing body of the technical specifications of the tones or signaling used to trigger EAS systems? 2 - And where we can get a copy of such? 3 - Also, I assume such devices must be "type approved" by the FCC or FEMA or who ever the governing body or bod...
by Fran3
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: How to find tower rental tenants?
Replies: 2
Views: 429

How to find tower rental tenants?

We have an unused 198 foot tower and are wondering how to advertise it and find tenants. Somebody said the tower rental business was all over but others say not. What is your opinion? Also, what are typical rental rates... per foot and for equipment space? (or however they do it) and is electric inc...
by Fran3
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Small diameter balanced mic cable OK? Source?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Small diameter balanced mic cable OK? Source?

We have run a number of mic cables from one studio to another and the existing hole is small and difficult to expand. The balanced XLR mic cables I've used have been about 1/4 inch in diameter but I have seen XLR mics with ~1/8 inch dia cable. 1 - Is any disadvantage to the small diameter cable. 2 -...
by Fran3
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Sound Exchange cost questions
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Sound Exchange cost questions

Thanks Mike.
by Fran3
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Sound Exchange cost questions
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Sound Exchange cost questions

SoundExchange rates are based on a “per performance” basis... right? And Per Performance means: .. If two people are listening to the recording via the stream that counts as two performances. .. If 1,000 people are listening to the recording via the stream that counts as 1,000 performances. So if th...
by Fran3
Wed May 03, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XLR Mic switch or what ?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: XLR Mic switch or what ?

We rent these facilities out for various uses. Control Room #1 (CR-1)is rented to a broadcaster and they use it 24/7. Studio A (including the mic's) is used by CR-1's folks a couple of hours a day to record or broadcast live shows and they pay an hourly rate for that usage. Studio A is rented at oth...
by Fran3
Tue May 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XLR Mic switch or what ?
Replies: 6
Views: 694

XLR Mic switch or what ?

We have a guest studio (Studio-A) with 4-6 xlr mics. They are currently hardwired to a mixer in the control room (CR-1) We are setting up a 2nd studio (CR-2) with another mixer The goal is to be able to produce shows in Studio-A from either CR-1 or CR-2 The issues is switching the mic's to CR-1 or C...
by Fran3
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How to find out which coax is which to DA?

Fixed. Almost perfect VSWR and our signal is once again... absolutely great !

Thanks for all the tips and comments.
by Fran3
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How to find out which coax is which to DA?

Roger that :-)
by Fran3
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How to find out which coax is which to DA?

We found the problem and a repair will be completed tomorrow. I'll explain after I attempt to answer the history question... As I understand it the two cables were originally spliced because of suspected water intrusion. That was a number of years back. A little over a year ago we completely redid (...
by Fran3
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How to find out which coax is which to DA?

Thanks for all the suggestions. In response to the last post there is nothing cheaply aka "poorly" done here. The 7/8" coax cable splices were professionally done. They were also properly supported and deliberately not put back underground so is to mitigate sitting in potentially wet or saturated so...
by Fran3
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How to find out which coax is which to DA?

Good suggestion. Issue is a couple of guys are trouble shooting this and feels that we should disconnect the ground at each end of the coax in order to use the cable locator... and that ain't easy in the back of the phasor cabinet. I'm not convinced we do need to disconnect the coax shield from grou...
by Fran3
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How to find out which coax is which to DA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

How to find out which coax is which to DA?

Have a discontinuity in one of two 7/8 inch coax cables between phasor cabinets and ATU's. We are temporally operating at reduced power on one tower while we try to find the problem with the coax. There is a long underground run to each tower. The cables run east south-east for a long ways before th...