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by Dale H. Cook
Wed May 16, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Am I a possible engineer candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Am I a possible engineer candidate?

I'll second Fossil about getting in touch with other broadcast engineers, especially because you mentioned AM directional arrays. Of all of the areas in broadcast engineering that you might work in DAs will likely be most foreign to your experience in electronics unless you are one of the small numb...
by Dale H. Cook
Tue May 01, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312
Replies: 40
Views: 828

Re: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312

Possibly not even 2 degree compliant. Certainly not 2 degree compliant. It appears to be a former AP dish ca. 1980-81. It is a Harris, possibly provided under contract to Scientific Atlanata who, IIRC, made the receivers for the AP dishes. Although I installed them when I was an AP field tech I don...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Getting Through Windows Firewall
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Getting Through Windows Firewall

Deep Thought wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:12 am
What is the issue with this one?
There is no admin login or password on the label, no documentation in the transmitter building for this modem, and the usual suspects don't work with this Xfinity modem.
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Getting Through Windows Firewall
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Getting Through Windows Firewall

this is a very interesting topic And it isn't done yet. The problem is not in the Windows firewall or anywhere else in hardware/firmware that I have control over. This site uses a Comcast cable modem which includes a wireless router. Users do not have access to the router settings so I need to call...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....

Bill DeFelice wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Dale, any relation to Hall Electronics?
Bill -
The one and the same.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: A bit of AM History
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: A bit of AM History

I like the Magic Marker notations on the front panel - that brings back memories. By about 1980 I had progressed to Dymo labels, and I now use a P-Touch labeler for such purposes.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Management ignored me when I suggested LPFM....

For those of you who don't know who "WREN" is, he is Jon Hall, a highly experienced radio engineer based in Charlottesville, VA, whom I have known for about twenty years. He is now also heavily involved in LPFM. Welcome aboard, Jon!
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower needed
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Tower needed

Personally I don't care much for these so called self supporting towers. They are really not structurally strong and climbers usually hate working on them. ??? I have had self-supporting Pi-Rod towers installed. With their solid steel legs thay are plenty strong. I prefer solid leg towers to hollow...
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station

I thought he meant that the entire transmission system was flat to 15 kHz including the audio. If everything beyond the transmitter is flat but he is using an NRSC filter then I agree that it should sound very good. One of my AM clients has made the grade in the latest FM translator cycle. We initia...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: Audio Bandwidth of an AM Broadcast Station

radio_guru wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm
One of my stations is 1.1:1 flat out to 15Khz and 1.15:1 to 25Khz.
How does it pass the required annual NRSC measurement?
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: SSL Certificate

kcbooboo wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:35 am
... there MAY still be a version one could download that supports it ...
I don't know if it is still available online, but I have the full distro of Opera 49.0, build 2725.47, from late last year, which supports 32 bit XP, as a 38 meg executable.
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)
Replies: 33
Views: 1076

Re: GatesAir suspends AM TX sales (Radio World)

Foster's is imported here, and the AFL Grand Final is usually on one of the Fox Sports channels. Not to mention how you can probably get some free meals by having folks treat you to Outback Steakhouse so you can explain how much is and is not authentically Australian about that chain (I'm betting t...
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HT-5 plate off problem
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: HT-5 plate off problem

fm-engineer wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:54 pm
I do think the local switch bypasses the remote command strip ...
I think it may have been a requirement for type acceptance but AFAIK every transmitter I have worked with works that way. Even in those with a local/remote switch the plate off button always works.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: SSL Certificate

kcbooboo wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:33 am
Now, does Opera work under WinXP?
It does.
kcbooboo wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:33 am
Since I'm still in the stone age (and enjoying all the programs that work in XP without aggravation) ...
My solution is dual booting. My main OS is Win7 Pro 64, and the secondary is XP Pro 32 SP3.
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: SSL Certificate

DMammone wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:56 am
FYI: Opera actually uses the Chrome browser, or at least some of their APIs, for operation.
I don't need or want integration with Google services. That is probably part of what makes Opera faster than, and consuming less RAM than, Chrome.