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by BroadcastDoc
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SALE ITEM
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: SALE ITEM

Don't you know it, Bob! One station running at 25%, another at 75%, a couple others doing the best they can. My day yesterday started at 3am! Even the sites with heaters and radomes were unhappy. It's probably the worst I've seen in ages, and really is wasn't bad on the ground. It was just a lot "st...
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: OK here's one for ya...
Replies: 22
Views: 3472

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

RodeoJack wrote:So... we should expect future transmitters to include a UPS for the internal computers?
Nautel already has an optional UPS interface for many of their transmitters.
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates 5 failure
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

Re: Gates 5 failure

The Gates series were known to blow fuses by the simple act of walking into the transmitter building. :lol:
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I don't often feel sorry for the FCC, but...
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: I don't often feel sorry for the FCC, but...

Well they *did* specify a 1089' (332m) tower...

:lol:
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: EAS/CAP and low power FM stations
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: EAS/CAP and low power FM stations

As far as I know, there is no need for OBW measurements, though it couldn't hurt. As TPT alluded to, the reasoning for requiring type-certified transmitters for LPFM was to eliminate the expense and difficulty for some of these small operators to have that kind of testing done (and also to eliminate...
by BroadcastDoc
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SBE convention in Madison, WI
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: SBE convention in Madison, WI

I'll be there...as always. :lol:
by BroadcastDoc
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV 15 LT
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Nautel NV 15 LT

Yeah, it's certainly slower. But we're dealing with sub 1MB upload so it comes with the territory!
by BroadcastDoc
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV 15 LT
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Nautel NV 15 LT

Howdy, I am installing a new Nautel NV15 LT FM rig. The site has access to DSL service with 3 Mbs up and 0.75 Mbs down. Any thoughts on using this link for controlling the transmitter? Will it be fast enough for a stable control circuit? Also, how does one send RDS info to the site? The STL is a Mo...
by BroadcastDoc
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is This an Omnia 6-FM Or Something Else?
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Is This an Omnia 6-FM Or Something Else?

That sounds like it could have been an analog box fed through one of ClearChannel's proprietary "C4" clippers, which gave them that highly clipped sound. Those clippers pretty much went the way of the dodo when they started rolling out the new digital boxes.
by BroadcastDoc
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Introduction!
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Introduction!

Barry,

Welcome! We appreciate you being here.

-Chris
by BroadcastDoc
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio via IP
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Audio via IP

Barix boxes work fine for the price - I think you'll find that there are more reliable boxes out there by Tieline (Bridge-IT), Comrex (BRICLink), and Telos (Z/IP One), but be prepared to spend $1500+ for each side.

It's all about how much you're willing to spend!
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Duct Fan for back-up transmitter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1873

Re: Duct Fan for back-up transmitter?

"I have to remember to disable those macros or the Continental won't shut down." Yeah, that's a recipe for disaster. If the transmitter shuts itself off (or someone does by pushing the "off" button) it should never come back on by itself. I would modify those to trigger on a power outage at the bar...
by BroadcastDoc
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Energy-Onix AM Transmitters, Opinions?
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Energy-Onix AM Transmitters, Opinions?

Seeing as Dave was one of the guys who taught me the fine art of troubleshooting in my baby Engineering days if he's out, I won't go within a mile of one!

:lol:
by BroadcastDoc
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Digital Radio
Topic: Monitoring, Day Sequerra
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

Re: Monitoring, Day Sequerra

You could use a Sangean or Sony HD tuner to verify audio presence, and if you "calibrate" the output level to an existing mod monitor, you can get a fairly good indication of actual analog modulation. Far cheaper than buying a real mod monitor. Some of the newer HD tuners (DS, for one) will stay lo...
by BroadcastDoc
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: HARRIS MX-15 EXCITER EXTENDER BOARD
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: HARRIS MX-15 EXCITER EXTENDER BOARD

Glad I was able to find it for you. It was for a long-since-gone MS-15 that was connected (of all things) to an AEL FM 20-KB. It was just taking up space in my junque cabinet. :lol: