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by kkiddkkidd
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2035

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

That is precisely the situation with my old client and friend that took his station dark in June. They have a silent STA AND have basically given the station to a local church AND are working thru the transfer/assignment process BUT nobody is sure if they can find money to get it back on before the...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: base insulator
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: base insulator

TPT wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Thanks, but we have the budget to go mostly new on this project. Shipping from Canada is very reasonable, too, about $130.
What is this "mostly new" and "budget" things that you speak of? I haven't heard those terms before... <g>
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: base insulator
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: base insulator

I have an insulator that came out from under a 180ft Rohn 25 tower but not sure if I have the base cup to match.

Whatever you do, don't set a normal flat base plate on top of an insulator...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views

I going to re tune our QEI 10,000 its been running ok at another station . So I'll give it new life at this station with lower power see how long it last. How far (frequency wise) are you moving it? "Wait, I have to do something to change frequencies??" This guy was on a different discussion board ...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views

alleo wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:45 am
I going to re tune our QEI 10,000 its been running ok at another station . So I'll give it new life at this station with lower power see how long it last.
How far (frequency wise) are you moving it?
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views

alleo wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:45 am
I going to re tune our QEI 10,000 its been running ok at another station . So I'll give it new life at this station with lower power see how long it last.
Good luck my child... May the 4th be with you.
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Harris FM 20 K pro and con views

Con: Be sure to keep your ear protection handy if you mis-tune the cavity and then try to turn it on... Pro: Eventually you get used to them going KABANG until you get the tuning straightened out. IIRC, the IPA was no winner either. Actually, accepting the lack of parts support and their advanced ag...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri May 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: CSP phasor controller
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: CSP phasor controller

grich wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:02 am
Those paralleled resistors in the middle of the cabinet sure look like hell, too.
And judging by the value written under them, I would suspect this is not the first time that they have burned to hell...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed May 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SAFER AT HOME?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: SAFER AT HOME?

My wife also said that we radio engineers were an antisocial bunch and should really like social distancing and not having to see or communicated with anybody...

For what it's worth, "except you" was far too ambiguous of an answer on my part.
by kkiddkkidd
Wed May 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SAFER AT HOME?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: SAFER AT HOME?

That was the way that my wife looked after spending 2 straight weeks around me. This is the longest span of time that we have spent in 24/7 companionship in almost 30 yrs of marriage. I think that we have established the outside limit of our tolerance for each other at somewhere around 15 days. And ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun May 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Parting out Harris 3.5K
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Parting out Harris 3.5K

Shane wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:57 am
Where are the meters? :D
They are displayed via a holograph above the unit. He has the little power jumper pulled off so that the holographic generator doesn't prematurely get dim and burn out.
by kkiddkkidd
Mon May 11, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: EAS Monitoring Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: EAS Monitoring Requirements

Digital Alert Systems (formerly Monroe) is now offering a "special" price for a EAS firmware catchup to the current version 4 for $390 until June. This will take you from whatever version you are now using to the current version. I don't know if June means until June 1 or the end of June Not cheap ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun May 10, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Viavi Eastcap-1 B3030 Crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Viavi Eastcap-1 B3030 Crashes

So... as the one and only user, I guess I will have to assume the responsibility of keeping y'all informed as to how the box is working out. Stay tuned.... Oh. yes... for Kevin... item C "What Update?" I think that there may have been a semantic issue here. There never was an "update" for the Trili...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu May 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GATES AIR FULL DOCUMENTATION LOCATION
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: GATES AIR FULL DOCUMENTATION LOCATION

I get the login dialog. I think that I have an ftp acct but it hasn't been used in years. I recall that at some time in the far distant past, you had to fill out the acct request and it was approved by a real human being the next business day. Which doesn't help at 11pm on a Friday night but is prob...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon May 04, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: sat look angle calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: sat look angle calculator

https://www.dishpointer.com/ is what I use most of the time. They also have an Android app that uses the phone camera for augmented reality. The online app actually shows the path on google earth and gives a sliding ruler of look angle height AGL as ... +1 on Dishpointer... One caution that I have ...