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by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC AM Database
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: FCC AM Database

I am still using my old EDX DOS based versions of AMGW and AMW but, after the CDBS conversion, it got tricky. The FCC continues to publish and update the old VAX flat files but they wouldn't run on the database conversion program. The files looked the same but they wouldn't convert. I did a hex dump...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Starlink LAN
Replies: 18
Views: 2382

Re: Starlink LAN

I am fascinated by this as well. How did you go about getting the Ubiquiti radios to work without cross polarization? I thought the way Ubiquiti did duplex was to send and receive on the same frequency but on the other polarity (ie: TX-Horizontal, RX-Vertical). I would love to buy some cheap Ubiquit...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Audiovault question
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Audiovault question

I installed some new monitors on a BE Audio Vault Express (I think - it was some sort of lightweight Audio Vault) several years ago and, after I got the proper monitor drivers to load on Windoze, it all kind if took care of itself. With the Generic PNP Monitor drivers it was all messed up.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Broadcast Technology Company?
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

Re: Broadcast Technology Company?

The guy to talk to at Silicon Valley (SVPA) is Sarkis Kazarian. Somehow they wound up with about every amplifier that was ever made. I had a couple of amps that Harris sold in an upgrade kit that were made by some British company and tagged with Delta RF stickers and they were able to fix them for m...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How Old is Old?

Barring anything strange happening I should be able to light this back up tomorrow. After drive I need to switch one of my other stations that is co-located just under the 5 bay to the aux site and then get the line purged with nitrogen. We found a cracked elbow at the top where it makes into the an...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Reviving a dormant antenna system
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Reviving a dormant antenna system

Obviously different owners have different ideas and budgets. I would cover myself with all of the written caveats and then buy a reattach kit for the bottom connector and pull it apart to see how much water pours out. Assuming that you don't get a bunch of water out then you could reattach the conne...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How Old is Old?

The line is the SWR K-Line that really doesn't use bullets. I lifted this from the SWR homepage that kinda shows how the system works.
kline2.gif
The watchband spring is under the teflon cap.

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Processing Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Translator Processing Upgrade

I though the Orban Inside was the equivalent of an 8500. I have it in my NV-10LT at the aux site and it actually sounds pretty decent. I have not tried to tweak on it but it really should be competitive. I do have to admit though that I have not spent a lot of time listening to the aux site since if...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How Old is Old?

That was the lower burnout that I could actually see through with the TDR. The top burnout burned the line completely in half and I can't see anything past it. We are dropping out everything below the top burnout and then a section or two above to see how it looks. The line is all being reconditione...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How Old is Old?

After a few fits, starts, and weather delays the crew finally got to the lower burnout at 450'. For the benefit of those who have never had a rigid coax burnout here are a couple of pictures. I could actually see through this burnout with the TDR to the second one at 850'. The top burnout must be mu...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Receive Signal Booster
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Translator Receive Signal Booster

I pulled off installing a translator that was picking up a class A from Lincoln, NE on 88.5 in Omaha, about 50 miles away and next to a Channel 6 full power TV, using a Sumo Charlie audiophile tuner and it was rock solid reliable. I notice that there is one on eBay for $150.00 at the moment. As I re...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: What is the Reason?
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: What is the Reason?

Following all of the yammering about hacking on the news our WideOrbit studio workstation passwords were changed to Password1 - with a capital P. That will slow them down. To the Original Poster - there are many levels of broadcast engineering. It is a diverse discipline with diverse individuals and...
by Lee_Wheeler
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How Old is Old?

Other than getting the parts on order to rebuild the line the people that write the checks have it all in their hands now. As far as the antenna goes it seems that the options range from doing nothing to replacing but I don't know what they will do. My gut tells me they are trying to find a new ante...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

How Old is Old?

This is odd, I have actively been in this business since 1983 and I have done hundreds of upgrades and new station builds but I am facing a situation that I really don't have experience with. All four of the stations that I am taking care of day to day are Docket 80-90 Class C builds (the "upgrades"...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: THE-1 exciter problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: THE-1 exciter problem

I might have one. I have a THE-1 driving a standby transmitter at one of the sites so, in theory, I should have a manual for it. Assuming that I can get into the site in the next couple of days I will look. We are supposed to have a huge ice storm tonight and I try to avoid the place while it is shu...