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by kkiddkkidd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?

NO. Not unless you are going to ground them too. Many, many years ago, a client allowed a local wrecker service to store a few wrecks on their AM property for a few weeks and a few turned into dozens. It degraded their coverage more than I would ever have imagined at the time. I would be curious to ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: How deep can AM tower ground radials be buried?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: How deep can AM tower ground radials be buried?

It depends... And that's not a smart answer. Depending on the soil conductivity and many other factors, you can supposedly bury radials for several feet and still be effective but typically it is 4-6inches below the soil surface. I have built a few down to 12inches but that is the limit of my plows ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: metadata for automation or music software
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: metadata for automation or music software

Cart Chunk is a "wrapper" for .wav audio files, that as I understand, allows the same metadata to be embedded into the .wav as similar to .mp3. CartChunk is a standard rather than a thing. It has been designated as AES64 by the Audio Engineering Society. There are a number of systems that ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: metadata for automation or music software
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: metadata for automation or music software

Depending on the automation system, the metadata may be embedded into the audio cuts themselves via Cart Chunk or proprietary scheme. Others have (or at least had) a matching data file for every cut that contained the cut metadata. What automation system are you using? Are all the automation systems...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Geotargetting boosters "zonecasting" Geobroadcast solutions
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Geotargetting boosters "zonecasting" Geobroadcast solutions

After having built exactly ONE synchronous booster, I can say that one was two in one... My first and last. Audio timing, level and phase diversity was a nightmare to sync even on identical program audio. I can't fathom how they can keep the mod self interference to a tolerable level with totally di...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Looking for a music scheduling program
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Looking for a music scheduling program

Good morning, I will preface my comments by saying that I have installed quite a number of music log systems but know almost nothing about their operation day to day. I typically get them installed and talking to the automation systems and then the schedules and rules become an SEP (someone else's p...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: KMA FM line leak
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: KMA FM line leak

You may already know all this, but... Make sure that your leak(s) aren't on the ground before the crew gets there. Trust nothing... I have found leaking regulators, leaking compressors, bad back flow valves, leaky gauges, etc, etc. Just a couple of weeks ago I found a nicely soldered field flange wi...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX10 - Missing of Logic signal to K1
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: DX10 - Missing of Logic signal to K1

It has been a long time since I worked on a DX controller but... Does K1 close? IIRC, the start command closes K1 to start the process. K1 has a set of aux contacts that tell K2 to close just a couple of seconds after K1 to produce step-start. Unless the first step in the step-start process (K1) clo...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: APTx to .wav conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: APTx to .wav conversion

I would appreciate it. I have a sample file if you need it.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: APTx to .wav conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: APTx to .wav conversion

I found the utility program, but not sure if it will work for you. Is there a way you can send me a short audio file and I can test it first? Dave, Do you still have the utility? Both of the captioned customers are still using AXS but one has finally purchased a replacement system and I am going to...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Moseley "soup can" isocoupler
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Moseley "soup can" isocoupler

That's going to depend on what the peak modulation voltage is going to be across the isocoupler which is going to be a function of the tower impedance. According to an old Moseley catalog, I see that they are rated at 15kv hot to cold side. A former client had one on a DA tower that had about 7kw o...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-1A power issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: BE AM-1A power issue.

_Sometimes_ if you flip the front panel breaker on and off a few times, stopping long enough to see if the lights stay on, the power supply will work for another short while... That power supply is pretty easy to change unless the control cage is mounted in the bottom of the rack. You don't have to ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Does licensed or limited access wifi exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Does licensed or limited access wifi exist?

Licensed wireless networks are fairly common in broadcast. I don't have any experience with the licensing process but I understand that there are a few freq band choices and the needed bandwidth is licensed for your path/area. I think that there are licensed frequencies available in 6ghz and maybe 1...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down

I had heard that there was a FB group but I am just barely able to navigate FB and rarely ever look at my acct. I can find enough ways to waste a day without checking to see what time my sisters dog did his business... There is on on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/689090024595437 archive....
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down

I guess we’ll have to start one. The hell of it is they lost the archives in the whole mess. I think that BSI got tired of saying "we haven't heard of that problem" and a caller to tech support saying that there are 50 people bitching about the exact same problem on their own forum. I hav...