Weather Protection 

Covering a spark gap with a plastic tub saved it from heavy rain.

Being Connected 

With our increasing hunger for speed and data, we're not always satisfied with what's available, but it appears that is changing.

Online Resources 

Check out the Radio magazine Glossary, Rane Pro Audio Reference, Sweetwater Glossary, Stan Coutant's Microphone Site and the James Steele Mic Page.

Contributor Pro-File: Tom Atkins 

This month: Tom Atkins; Corporate VP/Director of Engineering; Backyard Broadcasting; Buffalo, NY

New Products - Jan 2010 

New products from Audemat, Bird Technologies Group, Nautel, Netia Digital Audio, Neutrik, Samson Technologies and more.

Cover that wire label 

Labeling wires is a common task, and you have likely tried many methods.

Unusual adapters 

Having the ability to create an adapter on a moment's notice can save the day. Sometimes something unusual -- albeit potentially dangerous -- can save the day.

Technical support at the FCC...finally 

Senate bill S.2881 -- the FCC Commissioners' Technical Resource Enhancement Act -- aims to provide greater technical resources to FCC Commissioners.

Field Report: Neogroupe Neoscreener 

Neoscreener has been in use at the Clear Channel Radio New York facility for almost two years now, and Jeff Smith cannot imagine some of their shows living without it.

Thoughts on Audio over IP 

In our recent webinar, IP Audio in the Studio, we asked attendees to answer a few questions about AoIP. Here is what they said.

Grounding standards for broadcast 

While there are similarities between various grounding methodologies, asking 10 engineers for their opinions will probably return a minimum of eight different and valid recommendations.

Images from "Pirate Radio" 

Can you identify any of the equipment in these images from the movie "Pirate Radio"?

LPFM relief bill nears passage 

The bill is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate. A corresponding House bill cleared Committee in mid-October. Assuming the White House approves, too, third-adjacent channel protections could be repealed during the first quarter of 2010.

Contributor Pro-File: Ron Bartlebaugh 

This month: Ron Bartlebaugh; The WKSU Stations; Kent, OH

New Products - Dec 2009 

New products from American Audio, APW Mayville, Belden, NTI Audio, Sonifex, Studio Technologies, Tascam and more.

NPR asks FCC to end TV-6 protection rules 

The NPR proposal is unrelated to the proposals of the Minority Media and Communications Council and the Broadcast Maximization Committee, which want the FCC to look into the allocation of current TV-5 and TV-6 spectrum for use by radio broadcasters.

A deserved punishment for KWVE? 

The reality is that EAS does not really work as well as it was intended. Editor Chriss Scherer does not believe any broadcast station should ever, as part of a standard plan, originate an alert.

Iphone tools 

Gary Kline suggested one of his favorite Iphone apps for radio engineers, Islipstick.

Nice PAD 

Porting a data stream to an RBDS encoder or HD Radio importer often requires some kind of conversion step. There are commercial products and services to do this, but it can be done in house.

KZUN circa 1970 

A look back at photos from KZUN in Opportunity, WA, courtesy of Bill Harms.

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