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by RodeoJack
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian or Station Playlist?
Replies: 16
Views: 1552

Re: Simian or Station Playlist?

With all due respect, there is no reliability issue with Simian. I've used Simian in single and multiple-instance modes for close to 20 years. The early versions had some issues with the multi-instance configuration, but I worked with BSI and those problems were soon resolved. Since then, any issues...
by RodeoJack
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Optimod 9100B/2 Refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Optimod 9100B/2 Refurb

I hear there are a couple of other shops that have Bob Orban's blessing, when it comes to the inner workings of the Optimod. In practicality though, I only know about the Sacks' operation, having used them a couple of times. Kim is fully qualified to do this work should she choose to continue the ef...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Translator ID Options

A couple of years back, I had a client receive a NOV over this issue. The inspector alleged the client translator was not doing any IDs. because he could not hear them. The client's attorney sent back a reply, referencing the rule that included FSK identification, pointed out the client uses it and ...
by RodeoJack
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 5kW Power Rock Manual?
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: 5kW Power Rock Manual?

Dale H. Cook wrote:I have a scan, which I need to send to Continental for their site. Sometime before Christmas I will upload it to my site for you.
Thanks, Dale.
by RodeoJack
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 5kW Power Rock Manual?
Replies: 3
Views: 678

5kW Power Rock Manual?

Looking for a PDF of the Continental 315R-1, 5kW "Power Rock". I have hard copies, but carry a lot of my clients' manuals on my laptop & prefer to keep the books on the shelf for "real" problems.

Haven't been able to search one out, so thought I'd try here.

Thanks.

-Jack
by RodeoJack
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Telos AA Encoder w/Shoucast, Possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Telos AA Encoder w/Shoucast, Possible?

Most of my client stations use Barix Instreamers. They're compatible with Shoutcast/Icecast, are fully hardware and aren't all that expensive. They can also stream to more than one server, so long as you set them up with the same password.
by RodeoJack
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 17976

Re: Sat. AMC-8

It's official

www.amc8migration.com
by RodeoJack
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Collins Power Rock Audio Hum??
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Collins Power Rock Audio Hum??

I have two in service myself. One is a daytime primary & runs great. The other is a standby I just brought back from a 13-year slumber. It works well enough, but has a couple of issues I need to work out... one of which may be the same hum Radioman is dealing with. Based on the frequency, I'm thinki...
by RodeoJack
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Problem with AM-19
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Problem with AM-19

rrlane wrote:I have some of those relays somewhere if you need one.
Stui
Thanks. Will know after I get back out there...
by RodeoJack
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Problem with AM-19
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Problem with AM-19

Thanks, Both. Will check as advised.
by RodeoJack
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Problem with AM-19
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Problem with AM-19

I have a 2-tower AM-19 at a client station. Recently, the unit stopped showing loop current on the reference tower. Without changing the reference adjustments however, I'm getting normal phase and ratio readings from tower 2. Loop current coming in from both towers is about normal, though I don't ha...
by RodeoJack
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

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

Interestingly, several of our stations picked up and relayed the test from LP1s, and got the CAP version a few seconds later... not an effect I was expecting, but a darn sight better than 2011's test. -- Jeff That was also noted, here in the Seattle area. The explanation (from Sage) is the time lag...
by RodeoJack
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Any word on the length of the pending NPT?
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

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

I was surprised how easy this actually was. The test wasn't much more than what you expect from a common RMT. I don't think I spent more than 5 or maybe 6 minutes on form 3, looking up receipt and transmit times. Within an hour or so, I had everything done. Sure not the 20-some hours the system said...
by RodeoJack
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Scheduled Downloading of files?
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Scheduled Downloading of files?

One of my client stations uses stringers in various nearby communities, who provide periodic news updates. They just load their files into a Dropbox folder, which the local station plays from its end without any further intervention. Very simple, if you can get the file inserted from the remote side.
by RodeoJack
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..
Replies: 35
Views: 8879

Re: Your Biggest On Air Screw up..

I'd bet the single word, uttered in frustration, is a fairly common experience for announcers. At 18, and about 3 months into my first "real" radio job (Sunday sign-on at the big country station in town), I introed a song. It's about 12:15 when, a few seconds later, I switch off the wrong turntable ...