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by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: My old R16 Audioarts console has lost a Mic module!
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: My old R16 Audioarts console has lost a Mic module!

Short of the module catching on fire it should be repairable. I typically have problems with the Program and Audition on the Wheatstone / Audioarts consoles of that vintage and, as far as I know, you can still buy any part from Wheatstone other than the complete modules or the motherboard. Have you ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt

Curious about your transmitter story, Lee. Nautel has specific grounding designed for their transmitters...at least the GV40. It is a single point on the back of the cabinet that is isolated from the cabinet. They tell you ground at this point only. (Obviously, the transmission line is also grounde...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt

I am similarly situated and at some point I am going to have to replace my circa '81 to '87 fleet of Continental and Harris transmitters. I do a fair amount of contract installation work and my installations tend to track what my local RF Specialties shop is offering. For 20 years or so it was almos...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?

In a futile attempt to keep the server traffic humming along at the Commission Al Kenyon sent out a proposed schedule for licensees to file Form 2. The dissemination was limited to the SBE listserver which means not many people got it and I suspect even fewer will pay any attention to it. That said,...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Re: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?

Good Lord, what can possibly take 3 1/2 minutes to test?

...Lee
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?
Replies: 25
Views: 2380

Any word on the length of the pending NPT?

I am trying to get all of the ducks in a row for the upcoming National Periodic Test and, since we know when it is scheduled, I was going to give traffic a heads up to adjust the break to make time for it. Has anyone heard anything about how long the script is or what the total time of the test will...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Good ole analog
Replies: 22
Views: 2775

Re: Good ole analog

Assuming you would be using a quality manufacturer for the gear the 950 digital stuff is pretty bullet proof. I run a couple of Mosely SL9003Q radios and a couple of Harris HD Link systems and both have been trouble free. For backup audio and for data transport I have unlicensed Radwin data links wi...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Setting ideas for an Optimod 9100a
Replies: 24
Views: 2764

Re: Setting ideas for an Optimod 9100a

I am fairly sure the station could save a lot of money by using a more modern STL method. Check the price for a dry pair. There are mountains of Tellabs equalizers floating around. I have at least a dozen that have been abandoned at various transmitter sites and I would be happy to mail you one alo...
by Lee_Wheeler
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic

Just for closure on this thread for future reference. I never did score any schematics but I have a Electro Impulse 50 kW dummy load that has the same auto on circuit at one of the other sites. I scabbed the parts out of the dummy load for the reject load since the dummy load isn't mission critical ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Broadcast Electronics MVDS, FM20B
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Broadcast Electronics MVDS, FM20B

The fan at the back of the controller has a habit of getting dirty and seizing up which takes out the power supply fuse to the whole controller. That is whether or not it has the MVDS option. I've had the BEs both with the MVDS and without it and the MVDS option really has limited utility. It had a ...
by Lee_Wheeler
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic

Good ideas, I also have two FMD-50ks (twin Harris FM 25ks) in the same cluster and they have the same reject load except I think they both originally came with a pair of oil cooled Bird loads that had a nasty habit of blowing the fan fuses and they burned up on both rigs. Calling Gates is of limited...
by Lee_Wheeler
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Electro Impulse Reject Load Schematic

Greetings, I was wondering if anyone can lay their hands on the schematics and parts list for an Electro Impulse DPTC-25KFM that is set up as a reject load? Although Electro Impulse is out of the dummy load business they sent me a schematic for the load but it is set up as a dummy load rather than a...