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by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Auditronics 200 210 or 212 manual
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Auditronics 200 210 or 212 manual

The only real trouble I ever had with them was the Channel On / Off switches. The rock jocks would hit the start buttons so hard that the magnet would mechanically break off. The usual oxidation on the selector switches and they would wear out the Control Room Monitor and Headphone pots but it was a...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: "Help" desk
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: "Help" desk

At least they called back and 5 minutes is pretty darned amazing. We have all had to wait for hours or even days to get a call back from Harris. In a way though we are all pretty spoiled since most tech support I have dealt with in broadcast is with English speakers. The funniest one I ever listened...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: What is this? Broadcast Amplifier Transmitter?.paper weight?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: What is this? Broadcast Amplifier Transmitter?.paper weight?

Since it has the 3 1/8" flange it might be larger. Dielectric shipped those with the output switching option that were used as rejects on a Harris FMD50K. On all three of the 50Ks that I have dealt with the fans failed and they blew up under load. If they read 50 Ohms with an Ohmmeter then they have...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: PC Software for Audio Processor for FM translator ?
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: PC Software for Audio Processor for FM translator ?

I can't speak to the others but the Orban PC card version lacks a final peak limiter / clipper so it sounds very weak on air when compared to a real processor.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: High Reflected Power Puzzle
Replies: 29
Views: 971

Re: High Reflected Power Puzzle

Are there grounding kits on the coax? The outer conductor is so paper thin on coax these days that I have had trouble with the outer conductor actually coming apart at the point where a ground kit was installed due to the tower crew getting overly aggressive with the utility knife when they gut the ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: ORBAN OPTIMOD-FM 8400 Display Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: ORBAN OPTIMOD-FM 8400 Display Problem

With a network connection and the 8400 remote program you can see everything that was on the display and then some. The remote program is on the Orban FTP site if you don't have it. It is available in English or Spanish at ftp://ftp.orban.com . Just scroll down to the 8400 and choose your language. ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Copper theft deterent
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Copper theft deterent

I've been doing a two part method. The first is to spray it with cold galvanizing to make it not look like copper and then I buy some tree wound sealer spray. The spray doesn't stay as gooey as tar over the long run but it is such a mess that there is no scrap value in the copper if you do steal it....
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: AM Radio Wall

I had a 10 kW years ago (Religious Format) and the neighbor complained - loudly - to the city because his toilet was preaching at him. In that case the seat screws were all corroded and replacing them with nylon screws fixed it for good.

All part of the job I suppose.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

Makes a case for a split feed to the panels. Most master antenna systems I've been involved with have a line to the top half and a line to the bottom half that can isolated in case of a failure.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Marti STL-20M Question
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Marti STL-20M Question

If the translator is at the AM tower site you will need either a composite system or, as was suggested, a second mono system. With the composite system your FM processor will be at the studio but with the two channel mono system the FM processor will be at the transmitter site. The nice thing about ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 519

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: 318

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: 160

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: 866

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: 619

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...