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by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: DBX286 with an 8Khz whine from the de-esser
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: DBX286 with an 8Khz whine from the de-esser

It's not the project1 version, and It's not the new "s" version, so maybe its the "a" version. It has an internal PSU, and a black case with grey/white lettering (IIRC, havr to dig it out of the closet again...) I have a few of the updated 286a units and have never had that issue, although I found t...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: DBX286 with an 8Khz whine from the de-esser
Replies: 4
Views: 171

DBX286 with an 8Khz whine from the de-esser

The other DBX post reminded me I have a 286 at home which works fine except when the De-Esser is engaged you get an approx 8Khz whine in the audio. I suspect an op-amp is oscillating in the De-ESSER circuit but I havent been able to track it down. Anyone ever have this happen or have some advice? Th...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: "WARNING, WILL ROBINSON"!
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: "WARNING, WILL ROBINSON"!

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:16 pm
it was about -16 in Detroit
Just one of many reasons I'd never move to Detroit......I don't care how good the money is....

Bet they don't have sweet tea up there either.....
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arbitron/Neilsen Encoders
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Arbitron/Neilsen Encoders

Oddly enough I got one of those emails asking me to check that the lights were green on one of my stations later the day I posted my previous comment. Of Course the stations I work for now DO penetrate a rated market and (I Believe) DO pay for the books, So I make sure they are always encoded. I'm s...
by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

Parts ordered, Ohmite is the manufacturer now. I had to order three. I'll keep one as a spare.

Does anyone else want one?

They have the holders too.

Thanks!
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

Thanks, I just got off the phone with another engineer who basically said the same thing. :D
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

So I pulled this thing apart a couple weeks ago and found a part number on the resistor. 20190116_101714.jpg 20190116_101558.jpg The original manufacturer is currently owned by ohmite it seems, they are working on finding me a replacement part. I believe that resistor is used as a corona swamping re...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STRANGE COIL - UNUSUAL PROPAGATION?
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: STRANGE COIL - UNUSUAL PROPAGATION?

What are you intending to do with such a coil? By the way I followed some of the links, and most of them reek of psuedo-science, though I will admit to not having enough time to research the subject thoroughly, the presentation and lack of actual science presented reminds me of audiophile sites hawk...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arbitron/Neilsen Encoders
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Arbitron/Neilsen Encoders

I was in a similar situation once, with a translator. I pulled them, set them next to the rack, and AFAIK they're still setting next to the rack. only difference was it was a religious NCE station. I'm really not even sure WHY they had them in the first place..... AFAIK NO-one ever called to ask abo...
by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: What is this? Broadcast Amplifier Transmitter?.paper weight?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

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

Pictures won't load for me for some reason, but I have a 10KW dummy load that's oil filled with a 3-1/8" flange, and fans. It's good for 5K with the fans off and 10K with them running. Heavy SOB......
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: PC Software for Audio Processor for FM translator ?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: PC Software for Audio Processor for FM translator ?

I've never used it for on air, but I have breakaway one running my stream proccessing. 4 stations on one pc, with the encoder software as well, Its a low end dell r210 1u server with an asi card.I like the way it sounds. It will do Composote out, with a 192Khz Audio card.
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 10
Views: 553

100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

Need to replace this resistor and the two fingerstock rings that hold it in place. I cant get Gates air to reply to my parts request (been a week now) so is there anything I need to know about the reistor? I suspect the rings are proprietary, any suggestions for fabricating a replacement? HT-35 PA C...
by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris/Gates support
Replies: 24
Views: 2219

Re: Harris/Gates support

Been waiting 3 days now for a parts request I put in through the support website the morning of wed. the 28th. I had part numbers from the manual in the request. No response, though it has been assigned to someone. Called today around 11AM CT, got voicemail. Same number I"ve always called, and never...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: possible ownership cap rule changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: possible ownership cap rule changes

LHTC--bought two AM's and an FM in Fairmont, and an FM licensed to Westover (Morgantown). The Westover station is the WVU affiliate for Morgantown, because WVRadio didn't want to affiliate with IMG when they were outbid for the broadcast rights. These stations were mostly automated when LHTC bought...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: possible ownership cap rule changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: possible ownership cap rule changes

Look at Morgantown-Fairmont-Clarksburg WV, where most of the viable signals are owned by WV Radio Corp. and the AJG family trust (which is realistically the same management). And won't improve the industry. We have two country stations, two CHR stations, and two AC stations in my market --run by co...