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by kkiddkkidd
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: AM Radio Wall

Had a group of psychologists and counselors build a clinic literally 100 feet from the base of a self-supporter slant fed AM. One day I get a call...they're hearing voices from their electronics. I asked if that was my specialty or theirs.... they weren't amused. But I was. :lol: Now that's funny r...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: AM Radio Wall

"Hey, fixing toilets and plumbing is traditionally part of the job description, right"? Shane, you forgot to mention cutting the grass and fixing the owners TV/hi fi equipment, car radio, etc. :lol: Fossil I once built a floating boat dock for an owner... He wanted a boat dock at his river home and...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Copper theft deterent
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Copper theft deterent

I've been doing a two part method. The first is to spray it with cold galvanizing to make it not look like copper and then I buy some tree wound sealer spray. The spray doesn't stay as gooey as tar over the long run but it is such a mess that there is no scrap value in the copper if you do steal it...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: KYFR AM tower light monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: KYFR AM tower light monitor

Be careful about just putting a long time constant on a total DC sample to get a go no go indication. The FCC wants to know if a beacon is not flashing (stuck on). Use a short time constant and watch the high reading and low reading. Watching for the swing between high and low is almost impossible ...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Copper theft deterent
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Copper theft deterent

We use plain old roofing tar. Be careful to get the REAL gooey, sticky stuff and not the emulsion type. I have found that some (if not all) of the emulsion type coatings have little to no adhesive properties to metal. It will stick for a long time but can be fairly easily removed after it dries comp...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

My ops manager has been with us since high school--that's 18 years. He's very familiar with the ins & outs of Simian, Natural Log and Natural music. If you would like--pm me & I'll give you his e-mail. He's a millennial--likes $$. :) He presently consults for a small station in southern WV, as well...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

Simian may or may not be different from WaveStation in this regard — and I have no experience with Simian yet — but I found WS would play files from a network drive if UNC paths to the folders were used rather than mapped drives. I had one station with a lot of long-form (block) programs with all f...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

I just found an old instruction list written in my own cryptic hand that sort of spells out what we did on another build that worked well as far as I know. It looks like we set the systems _local_ audio drive to a letter (Wzzz = Z:/audio, Wyyy = Y:/audio, Wxxx = X:/audio, etc) using Disk Management ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

Remember Simian doesn't work well over a network, so as you outline, you will need separate folders on each air machine for all the audio files used on that station--even if some material is duplicated. Of course the Simian air computers can be networked, and audio files simply dropped in each comp...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

Paleo........I like that, it has kinda a "high class" tone to it. Wonder what I'd use for a picture.....maybe a one cell amoeba. From the way it sounds....you are in the "limp home mode". Wanna trade bodies??? Mine is suffering from too many years of doing stupid things! And I thought I was in this...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Re:on-call for my 35th straight year

Bunch of young whippersnappers! I started that crazy stuff in 1965. (Actually during my draft dodging days in the USAF, starting in 62 over in Germany. Got called out a couple times in the wee hours, but that don't really count). Only times it was tough was just following a squadron party with all ...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Simian Automation Folder Architecture

Hi all, Sometime after 01/01 I will be embarking on a major studio rebuild / consolidation and will be installing an updated BSI Simian system. All of the stations are currently running BSI but 2 are still running the last version of WaveStation which was last updated in the early 2000's... 2 of the...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

Shane wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:07 pm
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:05 am
I am spending Thanksgiving on-call for my 35th straight year...
You old!
Old and worn out...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

I am spending Thanksgiving on-call for my 35th straight year... As we speak, I just finished helping Connie get our version of my mothers chicken dressing in the oven and am doing my transmitter checks before we head to her little sisters house to gorge ourselves. I hope everybody has a great and qu...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

Failure of a single antenna in a 32 antenna system may not have have caused enough of a VSWR fault to cause a shut down anyway. Apart from that, VSWR protection may not be fast enough to detect arcing anyway. Interesting. I have exactly one client with combined antenna and it is a simple 2 station ...