Blog Archive

  • Transmitter sites tend to be out of site and out of mind for many and that’s one of the many reasons we partner with broadcasters.  Routine site visits and maintenance are a big part of our services.  I’m continually amazed at the different types of ingress we discover.  This time […]

    Cable Management

    Transmitter sites tend to be out of site and out of mind for many and that’s one of the many reasons we partner with broadcasters.  Routine site visits and maintenance are a big part of our services.  I’m continually amazed at the different types of ingress we discover.  This time […]

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  • NEW – Different color from previous design.  ALL NEW – Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.  EXCLUSIVE – Imported product.  UNMATCHED – Almost as good as the competition.  FOOLPROOF OPERATION – No provision for adjustments.  ADVANCED DESIGN – The advertising agency doesn’t understand it.  IT’S HERE AT LAST – […]

    Ever Wonder What All Those Advertisimg Terms Really Mean?

    NEW – Different color from previous design.  ALL NEW – Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.  EXCLUSIVE – Imported product.  UNMATCHED – Almost as good as the competition.  FOOLPROOF OPERATION – No provision for adjustments.  ADVANCED DESIGN – The advertising agency doesn’t understand it.  IT’S HERE AT LAST – […]

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  • Here’s a cool trick for testing field effect transistors (FET’s).  You can turn the FET on and off by shorting a wet finger across connections.   

    FET testing

    Here’s a cool trick for testing field effect transistors (FET’s).  You can turn the FET on and off by shorting a wet finger across connections.   

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  • I thought it would be a good idea to spend the day cleaning up transmitter sites. Today’s choice included a site with multiple transmitters.  We didn’t get too far when ironically a fatigued wire would resistor in one of the transmitters decided to fail while we are on site.  Routine […]

    Spring Cleaning

    I thought it would be a good idea to spend the day cleaning up transmitter sites. Today’s choice included a site with multiple transmitters.  We didn’t get too far when ironically a fatigued wire would resistor in one of the transmitters decided to fail while we are on site.  Routine […]

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  • It’s tough to beat a coast job despite the bad weather. The view from above the tree line never disappoints. Our construction task for moving a station was four fold. Replace the top four guy wires with stronger wires with electrically insulated rods. Install a 4 bay ERI antenna and […]

    Guy Wires and Antennas on the Coast

    It’s tough to beat a coast job despite the bad weather. The view from above the tree line never disappoints. Our construction task for moving a station was four fold. Replace the top four guy wires with stronger wires with electrically insulated rods. Install a 4 bay ERI antenna and […]

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  • It’s not often I get to kick back on the job and it’s even less often that it’s not raining.  I’m happy to say I did both the other day.  Blue sky’s and 70 degree weather.  I should have had to pay someone to do work in weather like that! […]

    Ground Crew for the Day

    It’s not often I get to kick back on the job and it’s even less often that it’s not raining.  I’m happy to say I did both the other day.  Blue sky’s and 70 degree weather.  I should have had to pay someone to do work in weather like that! […]

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  • Usually when you get a call in the middle of the night from a transmitter failure there’s a particular curiosity.  Why in the middle of the night and not in the middle of the day? Your mind can churn on the way up to the transmitter site with questions such […]

    Snake vs High Voltage

    Usually when you get a call in the middle of the night from a transmitter failure there’s a particular curiosity.  Why in the middle of the night and not in the middle of the day? Your mind can churn on the way up to the transmitter site with questions such […]

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  • It’s tough to beat a coast job despite the bad weather. The view from above the tree line never disappoints. Our construction task for moving a broadcast station was four fold. Replace the top four guy wires with stronger wires with electrically insulated rods. Install a 4 bay ERI antenna […]

    Guy wires, Antennas & Fun on the Coast

    It’s tough to beat a coast job despite the bad weather. The view from above the tree line never disappoints. Our construction task for moving a broadcast station was four fold. Replace the top four guy wires with stronger wires with electrically insulated rods. Install a 4 bay ERI antenna […]

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  • Here’s a blast from the past. I had just moved into my little townhouse when this transmitter landed in my lap to rebuild. Naturally I said yes without thinking it through. I’m sure the neighbors loved all the racket. Anyway, this Bauer 602 transmitter was originally placed into service in […]

    Throwback Thursday – Transmitter Rebuild

    Here’s a blast from the past. I had just moved into my little townhouse when this transmitter landed in my lap to rebuild. Naturally I said yes without thinking it through. I’m sure the neighbors loved all the racket. Anyway, this Bauer 602 transmitter was originally placed into service in […]

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  • Radio has always been a passion of mine.  Today I was given the chance to privately tour the Universal Studios broadcast facility in Orlando, Florida.  I was surprised to learn that they stay very busy just hosting other broadcast stations. Many times other station talent will need to broadcast a […]

    Universal Studios

    Radio has always been a passion of mine.  Today I was given the chance to privately tour the Universal Studios broadcast facility in Orlando, Florida.  I was surprised to learn that they stay very busy just hosting other broadcast stations. Many times other station talent will need to broadcast a […]

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