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by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: TV Automation Systems
Topic: Nebula Broadcast
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Nebula Broadcast

Anybody used this or know anything about it?

https://nebulabroadcast.com/

There's very little and incomplete info. I'm not afraid of linux but if it's abandonware I don't want to waste my time...

Thanks
by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: IPTV Encoder
Replies: 0
Views: 65

IPTV Encoder

I have an opportunity to expand our current Cable channel onto the local fiber providers IPTV lineup. I need to purchase an encoder, preferably HD 1080P, with an HD-SDI input. the challenge, I need to do this as cheap as possible right now, once it makes some money I can upgrade, but If I can find s...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1107

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

also in regards to windows 10 ltsc, apparently you can not install office 365 on it....MS really doesn't want you to use it.... That is because LTSC is intended for "kiosk" type installations running software which does not need to be updated, not office desktops. Right. And Pro is intended for pla...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1107

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

Side note on this discussion. We needed another editing workstation. We purchased a "refurbished" Dell because this particular tower model still had an IDE slot--so we could use an older but still good ASI soundcard. Went around and around trying to activate the new copy of Windows 10. Finally disc...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views
Replies: 21
Views: 1468

Re: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views

As it turns out since in here the owner bought for $17000, a used Harris Z 10 ,I would advised another brand but he has three so parts changes could work .Any ways good by K 20,000. it wasn't a very good transmitter. Huh? A more modern solid state Harris Z-series, will always be a better choice tha...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon May 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: simple-free or low cost
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

Re: simple-free or low cost

The other low cost option is Rivendell, but you need IT computer experience. Specifically Linux administration experience. It is a great, reliable system however since the OP put simple in the title......it is simple to use once setup. and you can pay for turnkey systems and support. once setup it ...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

AS it would happen I have module A on the bench right now waiting for transistors from nautel. lost two on one side of the RF amp and one in the modulator, both QAP49. Have yet to troubleshoot beyond that but the ones on the RF amp blew apart the cases, and the one on the modulator board has a sligh...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

Ding Ding Ding...we have a winner. The tower by the university was sold and 1400 was moved to the 780 site. the university has built a new rec center where that site used to be, tower was gone by the time I got here. I'm not really sure why the 780 tower was not replaced then, I'm sure it was in bad...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

1/4 wavelength at 1400 is 175 feet; 1/4 at 780 is 315 feet That's correct...forgot to convert meters to feet on the 1400 calculation.....but it appears 175 should still work: Input Parameters Frequency: 780 kHz Number of Ground Radials: 120 Correction for number of radials: 0.0000 mV/m @ 1 mile Ave...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

I would not recommend spending any more money reinforcing a "angle iron" tower. That thing is probably well past its design life. My thoughts exactly, just wanted confirmation from a more experienced engineer. if my math is good, 1/2 wavelength at 1400 is about 107'. Putting that into the FCC calcu...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

Any thoughts on reinforcing an old angle iron tower? The last guys to climb it to repalce the top beacon bulb really didn't like it......

Any thoughts on who to get an estimate for work from, since your in TN as well?

Thanks!
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Tower replacement for Two combined NON-D AM's

I've got a 270' tower serving two non-d AM's. It is going to need replacing or reinforcing soon. I Have heard that the FCC has relaxed the minimum efficiency requirement for AM's. my frequencies are 780 and 1400. what is the shortest tower I could build to replace this one? I'd love to get under 200...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

I have never used one in a broadcast facility.” Heh. Young whippersnapper! I participated in a major studio buildout in 1995-96. We used patch bays extensively. Not my design, though. I was kind of surprised but ok with it since we were so used to operating that way. In the end we didn’t use them n...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Mine are in my home recording studio. I have never used one in a broadcast facility. Yes the contacts and the normals can get flaky when not used.

I'd rather have a router (With redundancy) in a broadcast environment.
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 909

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

No theyre not cheap. With patience ond/or luck, you can get some good deals on ebay.

My Bays are all TT, so I don't have any unused 1/4" Cables to offer you.