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by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 397

Re: RING MY BELL

My T-Mobile phone, with calls routed through a WiFi connection was a fail and my wife's phone on the T-Mobile cellular network was also a fail. Both phones are older Samsung Note 3 handsets. My son's phone did work but I am unsure what carrier / handset he has. Too bad the Commission didn't give all...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: WireReady Automation
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: WireReady Automation

The last time I used it it was a DOS based program so it has been a while. As I recall it was a bit tough to set up but after the configuration files were set it was fairly bulletproof. In a way it was like the original Computer Concepts DCS system and it would pretty much take a fire to stop it fro...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout

That is a really cool router. Don Winget and I did a studio build for KFAN in Minneapolis many, many moons ago for Shamrock when they had studios on Xerxes Avenue and that router was the heart of the station. They even had custom SAS panels that filled in blank spots on PR&E consoles to control the ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: TX + Bad Memory = Off Air
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: TX + Bad Memory = Off Air

As I recall some of the very early BE digital hybrid systems used a flash memory card somewhere in the Importer, Exporter, Exciter chain (All different boxes). I did the install on one but I never heard from them again after I walked out of the door. I never took the time to try to figure out what i...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Synchronizing FM over IP?
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Synchronizing FM over IP?

I have some experience with synchronous boosters and it is not easy. I don't know that it can ever be done reliably when the audio is fed via IP codecs since the transmission delay through the Barix codecs is variable depending on the network connection quality. No matter how robust the network is t...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: The-1 or FX-30
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: The-1 or FX-30

I have examples of each floating around as backups or to drive aux transmitters. I had a Continental 802A setup as a backup to a BE FXi 60 through a auto transfer panel. I didn't have it tied to the remote control so I never monitored which exciter was on the air and it wasn't really anything I paid...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Information Request
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Information Request

We need a bit more information. I am going to assume this is automated or satellite programmed with an automation system. If you can elaborate a bit more with information on what kind of automation system you are running it will help. It sounds like a switcher problem but it depends on exactly what ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 500w translator
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: 500w translator

The weird part is that they were displaced and filed for a new channel, 210 to 227, in 2013. I have never seen grandfathering ever survive even a minor change application but there may be some different standards for displacement applications. I have personally never prepared one.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC based multi-band processor
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: PC based multi-band processor

I tried running an Optimod PC1101 into an 8100 when I had a 8500 go bad. The 8100 was basically a final clipper but it was still pretty grim sounding and uncompetitive. If you crank the modulation up to about 125% it does OK but I figured the guys at the field office, 1/4 mile away from the tower, m...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 500w translator
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: 500w translator

K227BW, Pullman Wa. is 500w I have no explanation for that one. The CP application actually specifies 500 Watts and it was granted as such. Clearly it is a violation of 47 CFR 74.1235(a). I guess I will need to request a kilowatt on the next application that I prepare and see of they grant it. ...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Two soggy Heliax lines!
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Two soggy Heliax lines!

The line that has been pressurized shouldn't have any water in it even if there is an air leak. So long as there is any positive pressure that will hold on the line water cannot get into it. On that line I would look elsewhere for the problem. The foam line will likely never return to normal if it w...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blower Motor Replacement Harris HT-10
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Blower Motor Replacement Harris HT-10

If it uses the Rotron blowers the bearings cross to a GM alternator and you can get replacements at an auto parts store. I had those blowers in an old Sparta Aux years ago that sounded pretty ill and I just swapped out the bearings - sounded like new again. You have to be a bit careful with the brus...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Processing Pre or Post STL?
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Processing Pre or Post STL?

If the Optimod has analog or AES outputs (I assume it is something newer than an 8100) you can move it in front of the link no problems. You indicated that you are getting a new transmitter and I don't think there has been an exciter shipped in the last 15 years that can't take an analog or an AES s...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: possible ownership cap rule changes
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: possible ownership cap rule changes

I haven't seen it in a NPRM yet but then again I have only been paying attention the technical stuff, the translator interference NPRM and the C4 NOI.

Given that we are in mid July I can't imagine that it could get through Rule Making this year.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...

The only thing similar I have seen lately was a dispute where American Tower tried to throw Pacifica off of a tower (Empire State?) where they hadn't paid rent on for a Long, Long, Time. The Judge wouldn't let them evict but I think it got dealt with as a civil matter. Finding a signed lease would b...