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by BroadcastDoc
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower rental rates
Replies: 15
Views: 2094

Re: Tower rental rates

So, in a nutshell, the answer to my question is, the arrogance that other people aren't bright enough to interpret the data they might receive. Sort of figured that already. Nobody ever wants to talk about how much they pay for stuff for some reason that I've never understood. Possibly in this case...
by BroadcastDoc
Sun May 29, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Interested in Ham Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Interested in Ham Radio

If you want to get a "feel" for the exams, qrz.com has practice tests online. It's a good way to get an idea of what you're up against. The ARRL has study guides as well, and you can often find a copy at your local library.
by BroadcastDoc
Thu May 05, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Some confidence!
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Some confidence!

Well, it was FRAGILE confidence after all...
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SDI Fiber PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: SDI Fiber PM's

OK. Fixed it.

I forgot that I had disabled PM's altogether when the spamming started!
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SDI Fiber PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: SDI Fiber PM's

Hmm. No it wasn't. Let me investigate!
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: SBE Certification
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: SBE Certification

As someone who is proudly certified, yes, there are people with certifications who are worthless. There are people without them that are worthless too. However, certification does tell a potential employer that you are serious enough about your career to have gone through the process. Do you need ce...
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: SBE Certification
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: SBE Certification

As someone who is proudly certified, yes, there are people with certifications who are worthless. There are people without them that are worthless too. However, certification does tell a potential employer that you are serious enough about your career to have gone through the process. Do you need ce...
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SDI Fiber PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: SDI Fiber PM's

He actually got in two more times.

I ended up changing the PM settings to require a new member to have five posts before being allowed to PM. Hopefully that takes care of it.

Sorry about that!
by BroadcastDoc
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Trouble with a Continental 816R-2B IPA re-fit
Replies: 38
Views: 4320

Re: Trouble with a Continental 816R-2B IPA re-fit

I actually have the same issue with my 816R-2B "drifting into tune" at startup. The Continental IPA will often show high (but not critical) VSWR until the transmitter has been on for a bit, then it settles in. I can't recall - does the problem improve with leaving the filaments on for several minute...
by BroadcastDoc
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: LPFM - STL the one?
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: LPFM - STL the one?

I don't think there's an issue with Barix, if they're on the same LAN. It eliminates the typical problems associated with Barix. I know of one college station using a Barix on their LAN as an STL and have had no issues with it.
by BroadcastDoc
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SDI Fiber PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

SDI Fiber PM's

I have banninated the offending user, and have temporarily turned off emailing via the forum. I apologize for the spamming...
by BroadcastDoc
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: price check
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Re: price check

Just to pile on, the MS-15 only has single loop PLL, and pretty much any current processor will cause it to unlock on bass notes. I'm also thinking that it's pretty easy to get a later model Bext or something for under $800.

I'm thinking that you'll be lucky to get $200.
by BroadcastDoc
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter

100w is hard to come by - however 50w can be done with BW Broadcast gear:

http://www.bwbroadcast.com/fm-transmitters
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: OK here's one for ya...
Replies: 22
Views: 3472

Re: OK here's one for ya...

Deep Thought wrote: Off I go from La Grange to Skokie, a 45 minute drive with no traffic. :shock:
No traffic? I assume you bought a lottery ticket seeing as it was your lucky day! :lol:
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SALE ITEM
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: SALE ITEM

Doc: My first call was at 204AM. By the time I got that one squared away and back on, the second one called, but it was not coming back from the dead. The one station has only been down twice in 17 years due to icing. That is remarkable considering there are no radomes or deicers on that ERI low po...