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by kkiddkkidd
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: Quality translator

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by asking from the sales tech but just pick the TX that will cover your power level, decide if you want the processor included. I don't know of any other options other than the processor, 2nd exciter, and maybe a high stability freq source. I don't believe that Nau...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: Quality translator

I would probably recommend something like one of the high end (650 or 655) Inovonics receiver's with composite output and a Nautel VS300. Having separate RX and TX with spares would give you some flexibility. Inovonics and Nautel both have long support cycles. If you are directly feeding a translato...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Simple audio swithcer for two sources
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Simple audio swithcer for two sources

Not quite clear as to what you are looking for. I use the Broadcast Tools switchers which can switch either two or four stereo sources to one output (two different models). Can be remoted. What TPT said... Adding an old computer with BT's serial NetSwitch utility and TeamViewer or VNC gets what you...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Out of Control Audio
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Out of Control Audio

What automation are you using? IF the distortion/level issues is worse on one player, you may be able to adjust a single player in either the automation or the drivers for the audio card (such as ASIControl). There are apps that will batch normalize but be very careful that you don't delete all the ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 7/16-DIN Coax Suppressor
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: 7/16-DIN Coax Suppressor

Ray wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:29 pm Times Microwave has a good unit that I use:

Model LP-GTR-DFM-35
It uses the same gas discharge plugs as the polyphaser.
Very well made. You can get either the male or female DIN connector


https://www.talleycom.com/viewProduct?r ... GTR-DFM-35

Ray
Thanks, I will check it out.
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info

On a similar note... Does anybody recall if the old Gates ATU, coil hardware and insulators were typically 1/4-20 as is common now? I need to order some more brass & stainless hardware to have on hand for the project. I have seen some odd sizes in other old tuning units.

Thanks,
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info

Thanks Mark,

That is exactly what I needed and have tried to decipher the EFJ numbers before.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Old Gates Radio RF Coil Info

Hi all, Can anyone enlighten me on the info contained in old Gates RF coil labels?  I am converting a 50's 3 tower DA to ND and have a pile of RF coils with Gates part numbers such as "24-FC-1655".  Others have 1444, 2845 and 0854 as the last 4 digits 24 seems to be 24 uH FC seems to be Fixed Coil b...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 7/16-DIN Coax Suppressor
Replies: 5
Views: 275

7/16-DIN Coax Suppressor

Hi all,

Has anyone found a good DIN coax suppressor that will handle the full FM band at full rated DIN power capability(2.5ish kw)? Polyphaser makes a 100-512mhz suppressor that on one spec sheet is rated at 27kw and another 750w...

Thanks,
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ubiquity/Sonic Wall STL
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Ubiquity/Sonic Wall STL

How is your Burk system configured? Do you have a Burk ARC Touch or similar at the TX and another at the studio or are you trying to simply access the remote Burk with software on a computer at the studio. I have zero experience with the SonicWall appliance but the UBNT radio link (in Bridge Mode) s...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1121

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

Nathaniel Steele wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Right. And Pro is intended for playing candy crush and checking facebook.....


:D
Now that's funny right there... And all too common.
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1121

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

I am finding this LTSC option intriguing... Will automation systems work on it? Does it work the same as Win10Pro without all the fluff?

Not having disruptive updates for stuff that doesn't need updating is attractive...

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Spectrum Analyzer Recommendation

Define: "fortune". You should also figure out what you want to do with it because that'll inform the choices. You definitely want to go for the tracking generator option. I bought one of these a couple years ago and have been very happy with it. For $2500 it is a great deal and the support from the...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Armstrong X-Link transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Armstrong X-Link transmitter

I came across what I remember as an RVR style box (Bext brand maybe) which was composite in--but had discrete outputs on the receiver. At least that's what it looked like. Most of these RVR's I've come across are straight composite STL's. Front panel varies, rear panel similar. It probably would ha...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Armstrong X-Link transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Armstrong X-Link transmitter

New supply brought it back to life. Not the cheapest route but have other projects coming up I need to worry about. The supply feeds a ribbon cable, so not easily replaced with a generic supply. Will re-cap the old supply as a spare, as have two of these transmitters Great to hear. Is this a compos...