Field Report: Intrinsic Net Studio Hawk 

Several versions of the Hawk and now the Studio Hawk have been an indispensible safety net for our operations in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa for several years now. I feel comfortable enough to "disengage" from constant monitoring knowing the Studio Hawk will alert me the minute any one of our stations has an audio problem.

Field Report: Genelec 6010A & 5040A 

Genelec's 6010A and 5040A active speaker system allows for portable and compact studio reference monitoring with no sacrifice of quality and accuracy. Setup is a breeze and the acoustic design makes for stellar performance in not-so-stellar environments.

Entertainment industry going green, BE Spotmaster 

Looking back at Broadcast Electronic's 1959 Spotmaster and looking ahead at the entertainment industry going green.

Kintronic Labs Kinstar 

The first field-installed Kinstar antenna system is in use at KCST-AM, Florence, OR.

More connected than ever 

Radio magazine has blogs, forums, and plenty of RSS feed options. And it's on Facebook and Twitter. It's easier than ever to stay connected to what's happening in radio broadcasting from Radio magazine.

Repairing Flat-panel monitors 

Most LCD screens were not meant to operate 24/7. Here's a capacitor upgrade that may buy you some extra life.

IP audio: The new audio format 

Analog audio was simple. It could be transmitted easily and heard with anything. Digital audio complicate things, but standards help. Now we have IP audio. Is this the replacement for AES3?

Rack-mounting computers 

Trouble mounting a computer in a rack? You can try to make do with modified shelves, or get the right hardware for the job.

April New Products 

New products from Auralex Acoustics, Axia Audio, Broadcast Electronics, Day Sequerra, Enco Systems, Marantz, Sonifex and Yamaha.

Headphone Amp Power Upgrade 

Finding new uses of old equipment helps the bottom line. How about getting more power out of a power amp? If the stereo amp can be converted to bridging mode, there's hope.

Contributor Pro-File: Bob Newberry 

This month: Meet Bob Newberry, Clear Channel Radio Birmingham/Tuscaloosa, AL

Shure X2u 

XLR to USB adapter

Poor Man's Satellite Dish Deicer 

After years of relying on the broom method and not having the budget to invest in a commercial deicer, KLJC engineer Glenn Williams devised his own way to keep the ice away.

Field Report: FM Services TLM-1 

I would recommend you consider the TLM-1 when the need for a tower light monitor arises, especially if you have a tower light circuit where a separate wire is not available for each sidelight and beacon level.

FCC cracks down on noncommercial "commercials" 

What precisely constitutes a commercial is not easily determined. Generally NCE stations cannot accept payment in return for the on-air promotion of commercial activities.

The application of NEC programs 

The NEC programs offer a great improvement over the slide rule era when the sheer volume of manual operations involved tended to influence full and comprehensive searches for perfection.

Quality of service - Quality in manufacturing 

A fellow engineer tells me about some recent equipment failures, and he is concerned about the quality of manufacturing. I understand his concern. There is an expectation for a professional product to provide reliable service. He is not expecting unrealistic support, but he is expecting the product to work.

Field Report: Thermo Bond Buildings 

Thermo Bond designed and built a beautiful building, both aesthetically and functionally, as this review explains.

OECD broadband penetration 

Looking back at a 1966 photo of Dave Land, and OECD broadband penetration.

Field Report: ATI DM500 

In this review, Doug Irwin rates the DM500 as very useful around the radio station facility.

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