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by NECRAT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: VOIP replacing analog
Replies: 4
Views: 420

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: 686

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: 1785

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: 616

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: 162

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: 270

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: 2492

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: 3470

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: 272

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.
by NECRAT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator

Dale H. Cook wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 am
wichitapc wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:47 am
From what I've read on the BW compared to my experience, I'd go with the Ecreso.
Note that this topic is a year old, and we purchased the BW a year ago.
Agreed. No need to bring up a zombie thread from that long ago.

With that said, Dale, how did it work out?
by NECRAT
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: IRD control
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: IRD control

You didn't mention price, but if you want a solid product with good solid support, and you have the devices already installed, Compusat would be a good option to use.
by NECRAT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

After Tom, I believe Clif Mills was taking care of it for a while, and I believe Ryan Kurpa(?) is now doing it.
by NECRAT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Quinipiac University also has a student run class D FM on 98.1, WQAQ. So the college still *has* a radio station, just not the AM.
by NECRAT
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

Not sure if your issue is resolved, but the Yankees game on the local Cumulus owned radio station was having drop outs on Sunday.
by NECRAT
Tue May 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices

I have a few Sage Endec boxes doing GMail with no issues. The key step is in the backbone of GMail's security settings, you need to set the "allow less secure devices" to be enabled on the GMail account. Now one thing I have noticed, I think it depends on your network's security setting is, in ENDEC...