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by kkiddkkidd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Another one bites the dust

And a GA AM had it's licensed revoked for non-payment of fees and failure to respond to FCC inquiries... This is NOT the large owner Cox Media but a similarly named company. https://www.fcc.gov/document/cox-broadcast-group-inc-1 There is also a long list of stations from the last renewal group (mos...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris PT-5 Module Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Harris PT-5 Module Repair

I just learned that Gates Air will no longer support the PT series. They will not repair modules and have no stock of new modules. Is there a firm out there that will repair a module for me? Thanks Steve Schuh Mike Patton would probably be my first call. I only know of one PT that was installed in ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

I have an older Sangean HD tuner that I haven't found a button combo that makes it split. I have an Insignia portable radio ordered that is supposed to split. Later, UPDATE.... UPDATE.... UPDATE.... UPDATE.... I received the new Insignia portable radio from Best Buy and it DOES NOT allow splitting ...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: AM signal interaction?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: AM signal interaction?

A friend noticed an interesting phenomenon that I, too, noticed once but never looked into. 2 AM stations 140 kHz apart. The one higher in freq. is 10000 watts most of the day, non-D; the one lower in freq. is 1000 watts day, 2-tower directional. Likely none of that matters. Or does. These sites ar...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch

Dale H. Cook wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:53 pm
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 pm
IIRC, the relay output to them was 9 or 12v.
It was 9V, to match the supply in the HU-961.
Thanks for confirming. I bet that he has burned out the relay coils.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch

I had a couple of those POS Hollyanne systems back in the day, and still have all the documentation that I ever saw in PDF, but AFAIK they never released schematics and I don't have any. POS I agree... I bought a dozen of those things at a deep discount and sold them to my clients at a good price a...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Schematic for HollyAnne EAS Program Switch

Hi all, Does anyone happen to still have a schematic for those old junky HollyAnne program switches? I have a client (elderly engineer / owner / friend) who has a pair of them being controlled by a DASDEC but one has stopped interrupting the program audio. IIRC, they aren't anything more than a coup...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: EAS Monitoring Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: EAS Monitoring Requirements

James, The freq discrepancy is not of particular concern to me but monitoring the xlator rather than the full power originating station might be an issue. I would suggest that you have a conversation with the SECC and/or state broadcast organization. At one time the FCC told broadcasters to request ...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Another one bites the dust

I was not a proponent of the LPFM movement as I thought that most of these licenses would fail due to lack of operational attention and revenue. Not to mention that the LP's would siphon off just enough revenue from a small community to possibly kill a local full service station while not providing ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Another one bites the dust

And a GA AM had it's licensed revoked for non-payment of fees and failure to respond to FCC inquiries... This is NOT the large owner Cox Media but a similarly named company. https://www.fcc.gov/document/cox-broadcast-group-inc-1 There is also a long list of stations from the last renewal group (most...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Oh those viewer calls...
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Oh those viewer calls...

My radio entries... Even though I was just a contractor, I took a call one time from a very aggressive know-it-all trying to say that the full C client in question was raising their power for the very popular morning show and then reducing it when they went off. He made all manner of threats about c...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

The table radio sold by RadioShack some 10? years ago could do that. Some of the tuners can do that and they usually have a headphone jack on the front. Bob M. I have an older Sangean HD tuner that I haven't found a button combo that makes it split. I have an Insignia portable radio ordered that is...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

None that I've ever seen. Usually I'll take two portable radios to the TX site, one analog and one HD-capable. Fire them both up and see how far things are off. I hadn't thought about that... However it appears that this radio will do it in a tech menu. It is supposed to arrive today and I will giv...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HD Portable Radio with split audio capability
Replies: 5
Views: 493

HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

Good morning,

Does anyone know a a decent HD portable radio that has the ability to split the headphones between FM and HD1 to check time alignment?

Thanks,
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis
Replies: 74
Views: 9884

Re: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

Although I agree with DT about the LPFM lobby and think 3-5yrs is too short of a time frame, I actually think that is what the all digital AM discussion is leading up to... Go full digital on the AM and keep the xlator OR turn it off and keep the xlator. Most small market AM's won't have money to go...