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by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 8100a Streaming
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Optimod 8100a Streaming

StereoTool and a $300 i5 computer will do anything you would need to on a stream, probably a lot more. For those Windowsphobes out there the stand alone Linux version is very nice. Agreed. You can hear a similar setup in action here. It's using Stereo Tool and a virtual audio cable driver to route ...
by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Moseley DSP6000 encoder/decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Moseley DSP6000 encoder/decoder

Deep Thought wrote:Moseley was at NAB this year but I didn't have time to stop by and ask whether they planned to be around for the next one...
I've been hearing some not-so-good things. Maybe I should snap up some extra Starlink parts...
by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: LPFM - STL the one?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: LPFM - STL the one?

I will be moving a studio this summer for a high school that faces the same problem. Present studio on the second floor of the high school. New studio on ground floor on the opposite side of the building. Administration did not want to move the actual STL antenna off the roof above the present stud...
by Slab Bulkhead
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter

I would be happy with either the Nautel or the BW 300 watters at the LP station I am involved with. Either would be an improvement on the Nicom that's there now. :roll: This station dates back to the first LPFM window and there was not a wide selection of LPFM "Type Certified" transmitter options av...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Looking for a good LP FM Transmitter

300W seems to be the most common for LPFM transmitters. I think the reasoning is that you run into a lot of single bay and 2-bay half-wave antenna setups that need more power to make the 100W ERP. The BW 300W box is reasonably priced. I'm running into the Nautel issue with a translator install that ...
by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Best Ubiquity Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Re: Best Ubiquity Setup

I haven't messed with their 5 GHz stuff, but I did replace a LanLink with a couple of the Loco M900 units (just leaving the units indoors and connecting onto the LanLink diplexing filter). There was a certain amount of tinkering involved to find the bandwidth and rate sweet spot but I still wound up...
by Slab Bulkhead
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Budget Local Remote Options Are ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Budget Local Remote Options Are ???

We typically hardwire the 4G connection over USB just in case there are multiple hotspots in use. How do you do this? The particular model of Jetpack the station has (4620L, I think) will tether via the Micro USB port on it. I think I may have had to go into the admin page on it and do something to...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Budget Local Remote Options Are ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Budget Local Remote Options Are ???

If all the press row phones are coming in on a single flaky T-1, I can see that. Same thing has happened in Des Moines at the now-10-year old arena. And you get to pay $175 for the privilege of the not-always-reliable press-row line. And no refunds. And you aren't allowed to order in your own line....
by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Broadcast Setups
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Remote Broadcast Setups

Attention to details can count. We have two large high schools in our area (AAA class/metro area class in our state). Last year the athletic director from one school met with us mid-season football, asking that we take over the game broadcasts. Partly because of the competitor's play-by=play talent...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: New STL System?
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: New STL System?

Definitely keep your Martis. If your path is clean you should have decent audio. Spare composite STL's are on the used market all the time, so just grab a frequency agile pair for a backup plan in case of failure. I take care of engineering for an LPFM that has one of the fancy digital systems. It w...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Oscilloscope
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Oscilloscope

... I bough myself a Radio Engineering Associates AMM-SD1 that I use between the client stations as a standard modulation check. It works with IBOC and seems to read MDCL. Any one else use the AMM-SD1. I know I have sold several of these based on the positive reaction I have gotten when I have show...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Broadcast Setups
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Remote Broadcast Setups

I do sports for a couple stations. Station 1 has a Tieline Commander G3 model that does POTS and IP modes. Most of the time it's used in the IP mode and connected to a tethered smartphone using a router that I loaded with OpenWRT open source firmware. Occasionally we find a school with usable guest ...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Two different internet providers
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Two different internet providers

Yep, dual-WAN router with automatic failover sounds like what you need. Or you can get fancy and get one with load balancing and run both connections at the same time (hey, you're paying for them anyway...). I'm not sure if there is a way to "bond" VPN tunnels over different WANs for increased capac...
by Slab Bulkhead
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: IFB for field reporter
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: IFB for field reporter

I missed this thread earlier so I'm probably late with my 2 cents here. For several years, I've been using a Galaxy Audio Anyspot which is a musician's wireless in-ear monitoring system. Unfortunately, once the 600 MHz band is gone it will become a door stop. The range seems to be comparable to the ...
by Slab Bulkhead
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omnia.7
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Omnia.7

Have a One on air at an LPFM with a 3 as backup. I'm sure the Orban products have their merits but we never really demo'd any because they always seemed to cost more. I was lucky enough to snap up the One on the used market so the price was right. :D