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by NECRAT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: PPM Monitor

Another senior moment......get the serial number off the rear of the encoder, along with the model number. That will help speed up the process of determining if it is theirs, or yours. Fossil Oh I had already planned that. Everyone wants that info when you call. I appreciate your help, and will let...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 480

PPM Monitor

So our Nielsen PPM monitor at the college did not like being unplugged and moved from rack to rack. It's now stuck in a boot loop. I know very little about this box or the PPM encoders (which are both missing their keys). Is this box owned by Nielsen? Do I contact them on it or do I need to contact ...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: UNI
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: UNI

For you who would like the full story I have attached the files from the FCC's website. When I was growing up in Daytona Beach this was a popular radio station programmed very well. It's main competitor was another local channel on 1450 kHz. When I visited DB for my 50th HS reunion I was saddened b...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Definition of a heartstopper
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Definition of a heartstopper

Two words. Hollywood Exchange.
Spot from circa 1998.

Started in bars/tone.

The trick to lip synching during the view (without losing your lunch!) is to do it to whoever the guest is. They usually allow them longer speaking times.
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Fake EAS tones: ABC should know better...

Shane wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:19 pm

Not sure where the Discovery Channel fits into that.
Cable/DSS operators are all regulated by the FCC, and require licensing, so the commission has enforcement over those as well, hence why cable networks can have action taken against them.
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National EAS Test
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: National EAS Test

Our college station monitors a LP1/PEP station, so it was pretty clear, and went out quickly. The other LP1 didn't fire off, until the first LP1 was 100% complete, where our Sage was already on the air halfway through, without any issue. I did forget to actually "submit" form 1, I had apparently onl...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: VOIP replacing analog
Replies: 4
Views: 397

VOIP replacing analog

Hello Radio Studio guys. Question. So our college is in the middle of doing a major renovation that involved removing the radio station, and then eventually replacing it. However in the midst of the move, the contractor guillotine cut the 25 pair cable going to the old telco hybrids. (We had three l...
by NECRAT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Willis/Sears Tower FM Coverage Estimate
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Willis/Sears Tower FM Coverage Estimate

The mast looks better without the radome.
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Repack
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Repack

So it finally came and went, fairly quietly. We repacked last night at 1:05am. (Ch 20 to Ch 33) I turned on our new GatesAir ULXTE-90 transmitter at 55.6kW of power into our interim site/combiner. Our main transmitter guy shut down our 1998 Harris Sigma transmitter, one of the very first installed i...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omni FM with Parasitics?
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Omni FM with Parasitics?

And what might the "rings" with the small line attached with hose clamps be? An old deicer install? I'll answer the easy one. Those are de-icers. It's not unheard of for someone to buy an FM antenna with the deicing elements attached, but never wired up, as "down the road, we may want to tie them i...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: HP HPM-441A Calibration
Replies: 1
Views: 153

HP HPM-441A Calibration

Aside from trying what is bound to be a witch hunt, anyone have a place they prefer to go to get their HP HPM-441A power meter calibrated?
by NECRAT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Blue Bird Load caution
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Blue Bird Load caution

If you are a station repacking with an RF package that has one of those newer tall blue Bird loads, a word of caution on it. We have two on our Gates Air ULXTE transmitter. While doing load testing, I suddenly noticed the transmitter had an interlock fault. Noticed the electrician was installing the...
by NECRAT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How to Delete a Post
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Re: How to Delete a Post

Please just click on the "report post" icon. (Exclamation mark). That is the easiest way, and we'll get a notification on that.

Which post do you want deleted?
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Attention New Users and Spamming
Replies: 0
Views: 3206

Attention New Users and Spamming

Attention all new registered users of The Virtual Engineer. Starting today, July 03rd, 2019, all new users will be manually approved by the board administration here. While I understand this may cause a delay if someone has an emergency post. It is necessary for us to take this step in order to curb...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: What's with all the spam lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: What's with all the spam lately?

https://www.broadcastengineering.info/v ... f=1&t=7364

No need for two threads on this. I am working with Chris to come up with a better solution for it, than what is currently in place.