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by kkiddkkidd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the photos show no DC connection from the tower to ground through the lighting choke. If that is indeed the case you need to add a static drain. And not just for the well being of the caps. An insulated tower with no static drain will light up your world even ...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm

Phasetek quoted me $90 each....that seems a tad high to me but what do I know?
A very few years ago $90/ea would have been scandalous but is cheaper than what I recently paid from another vendor. Limited supply has really jacked up the prices.

Later,
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Two soggy Heliax lines!
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Two soggy Heliax lines!

And don't forget that a lightning strike can physically and electrically damage the antenna itself. It can crack/burn the antenna tubing which will allow water to enter as well as trash various important internal parts.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Nicom 900 link - STL Antennas Can you Mix and Match
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Nicom 900 link

Those little OMB antennas won't be much good beyond a mile or two. Management is going to have to spend some money here. I would suggest either And to that point but not to be a rule monger... What is the directionality requirement for new license? I seem to recall that it takes a pretty tight ante...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Nicom 900 link - STL Antennas Can you Mix and Match
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: STL Antennas, can you mix and match?

We had a pair of OMB STL antennas. The tower climber said one of them was damaged slightly where the cable attaches, so he happened to have another antenna he said would work. The link is not working, there is audio, but not broadcast-able. The audio improves when there is a .100 difference in the ...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Nicom 900 link - STL Antennas Can you Mix and Match
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Nicom 900 link

What could it mean if the audio quality if better when the STL receiver freq is set .100 lower than the transmitter? Better but not broadcast-able. I have seen more than one STL RX or TX drift off freq. As a matter of fact, I just found a Moseley 60x0 PLL TX that was operating on the exact correct ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 262

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

Another thing the transmitter owner has for them is that in some jurisdictions if the tower has been there undisputed for a certain amount of time (multiple decades) it is said to be protected by an unwritten easement of some kind..not sure of the legal terms for it..it's similar to certain squatti...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

I have installed a couple BT WVRC-8's and although they are very plain in the graphics dept, they seem to work fine and provide accurate readings. They don't necessarily scale the readings correctly (ie, calibrate at 100% power and they may or may not read 50% at 50% power) but they seem to give rep...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 262

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

Thanks for all the input. I was reasonably sure myself that the FCC had no modern rules concerning such. Me thinks that the families atty may be throwing around the "against FCC rules and regulations" thinking that the station owner will buckle under threat of FCC action. It could be the other way a...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 262

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

Hi all, Does anyone know if there are ANY FCC rules, anywhere that regulate transmitter site contracts, size, use, location, ownership, etc? I have a client in a dispute with the family of his deceased transmitter site property owner. The now deceased property owner and the station owner were friend...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING

I had one site where the flat roof began to leak directly into the top of a CCA AM transmitter. Water ran across the tube compartment, down the side, behind the contractors and began to pool on the cabinet floor underneath the transformers Transmitter couldn't care less, just chugged along. Many ye...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING

The video shows the craziness...wow. Is there any hope of getting the line rerouted? At some point in the future... Yes. There are numerous side wall access ports in the container that would have worked great but I assume that the installer didn't want to fool around with (or have) elbows and/or ri...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING

I was greeted with this little gem a couple of weeks ago at a new to me client. Some genius decided it was a good idea to penetrate the roof of a mil surplus commo container to get the coax directly down into the TX. It had been leaking for quite some time as evidenced by the rusty screws and corros...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: FCC Applications ...
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: FCC Applications ...

Shane wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:22 am
Don’t forget THIS guy:

http://www.muellerbroadcastdesign.com/
Him too...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: FCC Applications ...
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: FCC Applications ...

Hello. I am curious how to find a broadcast engineer to help put together an application for FM allotment/construction permit. Are there people that specifically do such work? Is it best to find someone local, or distant? Can anyone provide links to lists, if they exist, of engineers that can handl...