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by NECRAT
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Hurricane Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Hurricane Help

I have some equipment that could be used to borrow to get back on the air on a temporary basis. Crown 500 watt transmitter, Single Bay Rototiller ERI antenna , A couple of Shively single bays. (One low ass end of band, one mid band) May also have a QEI at my disposal as needed too. Outdoor NEMA encl...
by NECRAT
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tom Osenkowsky passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Tom Osenkowsky passes away

Long time Connecticut Engineer, and well known broadcaster Tom Osenkowsky passed away yesterday at his home. Tom was an active member of this forum, and will long be missed by many.
by NECRAT
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Bleed over
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Bleed over

sndeng wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Thanks so much for the suggestions.
Please, when you do find the solution, take a couple of minutes and let us know what you found...
by NECRAT
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

Weird terminals. (Leviton socket, I would think a name brand would be reasonably normal..) Wired it the wrong way twice -- I'm figuring if one can pull the wire off the terminal with one finger, it's probably not going to pass 30 amps without fireworks:( The wires don't go where you'd think they'd ...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

awsherrill wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 am
I believe OP is outside the US.
That would be correct. They are in New Zealand.
by NECRAT
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Visit Our Very Own Mike Shane's sites
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Visit Our Very Own Mike Shane's sites

I can't wait to go see them myself someday!
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: Visit Our Very Own Mike Shane's sites
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Visit Our Very Own Mike Shane's sites

Scott Fybush did a nice showing of some of our very own Mike Shane's sites in the midwest.

https://www.fybush.com/site-20170811/
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT30 issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Harris HT30 issue

First a couple questions: 1. When you say random faults, is there a frequently-found fault(s)? For example, do you always get a Plate Overload? 2. When the transmitter tries to restart, do you see the front panel meters do anything abnormal. Example: plate voltage rises, but no plate current? Plate...
by NECRAT
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT30 issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Harris HT30 issue

So I am helping a friend with a Harris HT30 issue, and suggested I'd ask the brain trust here for any input. So this HT30 is randomly shutting down. Sometimes with no faults, other times with other random faults. No two times are a like (not the same fault indicator twice). After it shuts down, it a...
by NECRAT
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

When you're all done, you'll find the dryer's cord is 6 inches to short to reach the new outlet. Or as my wife would say, I tried to add an outlet, ended up replacing the roof. Please don't say that:( KPJL FM wrote: ↑ Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:28 am When you're all done, you'll find the dryer's cord is 6 ...
by NECRAT
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 2348

Re: You need this

If you've never seen Steve Lampen's demonstration where Belden studied the differences between Monster Oxygen Free 12 GA cable, and "off the shelf" Zip Cord from Home Depot, it's totally worth the time. Is that online somewhere? I'd like to share it with some technically knowledgeable non-broadcast...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 2348

Re: You need this

If you've never seen Steve Lampen's demonstration where Belden studied the differences between Monster Oxygen Free 12 GA cable, and "off the shelf" Zip Cord from Home Depot, it's totally worth the time. At the very least, for audio applications, there was no technical difference. On frequencies up t...
by NECRAT
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

DO NOT mount it directly to the concrete wall. YOU WILL REGRET IT, when the time comes to replace it. (Or the next home owner does. And Yes, it will need to be replaced. Typically those outlets do after 10 years or so.). As suggested above. Mount a piece of wood to the wall, and mount the receptacle...
by NECRAT
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Hello?

The transfer switch doesn't try to phase match the utility at all and its transfer is lightning fast. The SCRs hate it when they get a sudden phase change. Ours does, but the cooling pumps don't like the fast hit, even in phase, so ours is set to break, wait one second or so, then make. We found th...
by NECRAT
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Hello?

A couple of reasons for it to be quiet.

Summer. People go on vacation. (This forum gets quiet during the summer normally)

TV Folks are scrambling to get the FCC 399 form completed.

Fun stuff like that.