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by Slab Bulkhead
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Best Ubiquity Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

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 u...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue May 24, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Ubiquity link
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Ubiquity link

For comparison, I have a link at 5 MHz BW doing -69 dBm or so over a -102 noise floor for a 2.3 mile path using paraflectors at both ends. This one's probably got less cable loss but is diplexed with a Starlink so there's some loss in those filters. I'm only using it for backup but it seemed like I ...
by Slab Bulkhead
Tue May 17, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: EIGHT stations to share time.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: EIGHT stations to share time.....

Then the possibilities for monkey business are endless! :oops: I can see this not going well unless the parties to the time share all get along. Otherwise, if there are shared sites there will be arguments about who is responsible for the equipment maintenance. Eventually some switcher or the "lamp...
by Slab Bulkhead
Mon May 16, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: High tech meeting no tech
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: High tech meeting no tech

I've lost count of how many pedestals I've seen with garbage bags and duct tape over them.
by Slab Bulkhead
Fri May 13, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Call Director/PBX Devices
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Call Director/PBX Devices

ChuckG wrote:Looks like this might do what you're asking:

http://faxswitch.com/atx250.html

If I'm reading correctly the caller can transfer between devices manually with touch-tones.
Thanks so much! I obtained one "new in box" for a good bargain via eBay and will give it a try.
by Slab Bulkhead
Thu May 05, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Call Director/PBX Devices
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Call Director/PBX Devices

I take care of an LPFM that has 2 phone lines, one for the studio, and a "backdoor" number that is used for remote control for unattended sports via a Sine Systems DAI-1 box. AT&T has eliminated the "metered" business service (which we were using on the backdoor line since it doesn't call out) and r...
by Slab Bulkhead
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: SDI Fiber PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: SDI Fiber PM's

Thanks for staying on top of it. I'm not sure why these bums think sending out spam would convince anyone would buy their junk. If anything, it would make me less likely to consider it!
by Slab Bulkhead
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 8100a Streaming
Replies: 5
Views: 841

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: 1612

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: 1375

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: 1461

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: 1461

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: 1931

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: 1801

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: 1801

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....