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by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: How Old is Old?
Replies: 16
Views: 2245

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.
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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: 952

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: 2245

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: 2245

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: 803

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: 1247

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: 2245

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: 2245

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: 1809

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...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blower Bearings for CSI 20KW
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Blower Bearings for CSI 20KW

I don't have the number off hand but I have indeed used auto parts store bearings for those blowers and they are very common. The EG&G Rotron blowers that Sparta and McMartin used were the same bearings as I recall and they are also the same bearing for my BoatFloater boat lift blower. They usually ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: THAT-1 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: THAT-1 problem

What kind of phone are your using it on? It has been years since I used one of the JK Audio taps but there were a few brands of phones that they just refused to work with and I carried around an old AT&T phone that always seemed to work with a POTS line. If you have a different phone to try that mig...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: FM Translator pole size?

If the Construction Permit calls for a directional antenna the exact specifications of the make and model of the antenna should be specified in the permit and in its underlying application. It will need to be followed exactly as it was applied for. Any antenna other than an "Off the Shelf" direction...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nicom BKG 77
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Nicom BKG 77

I assume this is for a translator or a LPFM. I have several new translator builds in various stages of progress and the economies have always worked out to use a one bay with a bigger transmitter rather than to go to the added expense of a two bay. One factor that has never been part of the equation...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Best Ubiquity Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Best Ubiquity Setup

They are stupid expensive but I am using the Radwin 3.5 GHz unlicensed stuff in a very tough metropolitan environment. The hops range from 5 to 7 miles and I use the T1 channel slots for the audio so that I could continue to use the old Harris/Intraplex T1 systems. I only use them for an extended of...
by Lee_Wheeler
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Translator pole size?
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: FM Translator pole size?

I am going to guess that this is a tapered, self supporting tower. The 3" pipe should work OK but you will need to have brackets fabricated to support the pipe both top and bottom. There are some off the shelf adjustable standoff brackets that you can source through Sitepro that will work with most ...