The old joke goes: How do you make sure that you never get trapped in management? The punch line follows: become an engineer! Not long ago, this joke was dead-on accurate. Even today, while many engineers have risen in the ranks of broadcast radio, many in our field still hold on to the sentiment that engineers are generally ill-suited to working amiably with senior management.
The revised radio market rankings from Arbitron include data from the 2000 Census.
In the early days of radio engineering, it was necessary to calculate every value used in determining coverage and antenna design manually. Slide rules were the norm, and many engineers carried one in a hip holster -- well, almost. My slide-rule case certainly had a belt slot in it.
As the demand for faster networks increases, so does the need to provide the best and most efficient medium for the data to travel. Twisted-pair cable has been around since the early days of the telephone, but was only considered a viable medium to carry voice or very low-speed data.
A few issues back we talked about bookkeeping basics and how a variety of inexpensive software packages will keep track of your business' receivables and generate invoices and statements. While these programs are great labor savers, they are designed around some basic rules that apply to the use of palm pilots and ledger books.
Concluding that “inartful drafting is not the same as ambiguity,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found in favor of National Public Radio in an appeal from the Commission's prior determination that noncommercial educational (NCE) stations would be required to take part in an auction if they decided to file for non-reserved (commercial) frequencies.
Armstrong Transmitter | Bird Electronic | Eventide | IDT Impact Development | MediaFORM | Neumann | Shure | Sonifex | The Hollywood Edge, Soundelux Microphones | Yamaha
Radio is the only truly “personal” medium, nearly always experienced by many separate, simultaneous audiences of one.
From when the satellite radio licenses were first issued, I have been asked repeatedly if satellite radio will succeed. My answer then was a resounding maybe...
Paul A. Litwinovich reviews this radio automation system.
I often wonder if Major Armstrong knew what he was giving to the world when he began developing frequency modulation as a public service.
I am sure you have cursed another driver for paying more attention to his cellphone call than to the road. The sensory blitz of everyday life is hard
ComStudy 2.2 is a suite of RF study tools, the primary functions of which are the prediction coverage and interference, along with the study of AM and FM allocations. The software also supports TV and land mobile; however, my version does not support those functions. If I had to describe this software in just a few words, I'd have to say, feature packed.
What we know about using the Web today may be akin to a 16th century map of the western hemisphere.
The hiring of technical staff is critical to any operation. A typical broadcast operation relies heavily on computer technology not only for its office functionality, but also for its program production and delivery. Many companies seek broadcast engineers who have a good balance of knowledge and skills in the area of computer hardware and software as well as video, audio, and transmission.
This month we will look at a the Ethernet switch.
PDAs, GDC, LPFM and Purchasing.
In an ever-evolving effort to smooth the transition from analog to digital technology, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to revise its rules to allow broadcast auxiliary services (BAS) to convert to digital technology along with broadcast stations.
Making money online is possible by using the complimentary aspects of the website and radio.
In our ongoing discussion about the business of contract engineering, we've touched upon the importance of managing records, resources and risks. This
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