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by kkiddkkidd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: Harris CD Link

Glad to help, I would definitely have a new one on the shelf at least. They are about $140 from various suppliers. Cheaper copies are available. I think that I gave abt $89 for a couple unbranded but physically identical supplies (might be OEM or might be knockoff) from ebay. They have both been ins...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher

Well ain't that something. I had saw that before but thought that it was something to do with satellite switching. It doesn't appear to do scheduled stuff but very cool.
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Software to control Broadcast Tools 8x2 Audio Switcher

Is this a serial switcher? Some of the old, old switchers used a closure to activate/deactivate channels to output. Are you using automation? I don't know of anything specifically written for the BT 8.2 but any app what will send text to a com port will do it. I have done something similar using a t...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris FM K5 Freq Change
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: Harris FM G thru K series

RGORJANCE wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:41 am

The big improvement came when a customer suffered severe damage in his FM-20G. He did some "on site mods" to get back on the air and noticed the efficiency was drastically different. It had gone waaaay up.
So what was the snake-oil that he found?
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

I just talked to my radio client with an associated Ch39 LPTV. He advised that they had in fact been notified to vacate 39 and a couple of weeks ago had moved to Ch34 on an STA. They are contemplating whether it was worthwhile to spend several thousand dollars to replace their narrow band antenna an...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

TPT wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Off-topic, but look for a lot of wireless mike systems to suddenly "die."
But live forever on Ebay...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Well Verizon is headed in a different direction. They did not bid on any 600 MHz spectrum. They are focusing on smaller and smaller cells to offer more speed. Problem there is no ROI on these cells out in the country. Supposedly TMobile is doing the opposite and are taking advantage of 600 MHz rang...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

For what its worth, keep an eye on Tmobile. They are agressively rolling out their newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum. While this doesn’t solve the current problems, they are focusing on more rural areas since the repack hasn’t happened. Once they light up service, a new phone will be required since n...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower Painting question
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Tower Painting question

So.....are you the one with only the nose and sunglasses visible??? Surely it couldn't have been that cold! I bet it was all of +30 degrees----that's above zero. Fossil Naw... That looks like that wimp Rich all bundled up. I am the fat guy driving the dual wheeled John Deere tractor in a couple of ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower Painting question
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Tower Painting question

My reputation is ruined... I have strived all these years to distance myself from anything even remotely related to "work".
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower Painting question
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Tower Painting question

rich wood wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Howdy,
I ran a tower company for about 20 years and we did a fair amount of painting of towers,,, what a mess. It is worth noting that International Orange is
Rich also ran a swamp rafting service for a while. I have pictures to prove it... What a mess.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

Based on that review I decided to get one to replace my trusty but 24 year old IFR A-7550, which has served me well but really is out of date, technology-wise. This unit cost less than half of what the IFR did back then, too. It'll be nice to have an up to date spec an which can run on DC and doesn...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

Too good to pass up. :) I was considering renting an instrument for several weeks per year to do NRSC testing and sat alignment and as you noted, it didn't take long to pay for one at the typical rental rates. I received the new MS2721b today and it is absolutely a new NOS instrument with tracking ...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Tower Painting question
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Tower Painting question

My question is. Since this first coat is disappearing so quickly. Not fading or chipping its disappearing for some reason. Do we need to do 2 coats or will one more coat be enough? Our local tower guy always does 2 coats and his paint jobs hold up very well. Also, make sure that the painters ARE st...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: RF Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: RF Spectrum Analyzer

Too good to pass up. :) Same seller has "pre-owned" units with tracking gen for $1000 less. If you only need the analyzer and the power adapter here you go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Anritsu-MS2721B-Spectrum-Analyzer-9kHz-to-7-1GHz-with-Opt-20-Tracking-Generator/292193914892 I remember when these th...