WGBH's new Brighton complex is officially green, with LEED certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The green designation features construction from recycled steel, motion-sensitive office lighting, UV-filtering glass and motorized sunshades, water-conserving features, solar panels generating 100kW of power and a "green roof."
The link from the studio to the transmitter is a critical, but often overlooked part of the transmission system. There are generally two options: wired or wireless. There are some common reasons behind building a wireline STL system as opposed to using a radio system.
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NASA's Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring publication, a sagging E-V RE-20 arm solution and hard-synced closures.
If you look closely at most power consumers you will find the majority use power with less-than-ideal efficiency; that is likely because over the last 100 years or more electric power has been easy to come by and, for the most part, cheap. There has been little if any economic incentive to maximize the efficiency of electrical usage.
Watch out for snakes Robin Cross, chief engineer at KCUR-FM Kansas City, needed a snake for the station's remote kit. The snake had specific needs for
Nautel has developed a technology called HD Power Boost that uses an intelligent peak to average power ratio (PAPR) technique to address this issue.
Not every listener is going to want to participate in targeted advertising. Our society has raised suspicions about privacy to paranoia proportions. However, there will be those who are unconcerned. There will be those who prefer to hear commercials that match their lifestyle. There will be listeners that desire certain free-but-protected programming and are willing to opt-in to receive premium content.
It seems the 2,000-station mark is in sight, but the rate at which stations are activating HD Radio signals has slowed.
Sandusky Radio's stations had outgrown their outdated Tempe, AZ, facilities and wanted state-of-the-art studios for their AM talk station, AM 1060 The Fan, and their FM rock station, KUPD.
A simple way to find a cable break is to use the regular telephone tone generator and the inductive amplifier.
Padlocks and gates no longer deter a thief. Either thieves are getting bolder (maybe desperate) or we have not yet done our job, or both.
Legend Communications, which operates 14 radio stations in Wyoming, recently added two new stations to its Basin Radio Network in Gillette: KAML-FM, upgraded from a C1 station at 96.9 to a C0 at 97.3, and KDDV-FM.
Many times important supplies go bad on the shelf, especially adhesives and sealants. Cutting and drilling tools dull quickly with heavy use.
Paramount Broadcasting stations KFLP-AM/FM broadcast country music and agricultural news from their studios in Floydada, TX.
Sometimes when confronting design problems it is helpful to have access to other engineers' approaches to the same or similar problems.
A September 2008 research effort by Mark Kassof and Co. reveals that 67 percent of 18-64 year olds have heard of HD Radio - compared to a similar study from 2006, which showed that 38 percent of people had heard of HD Radio.
While HD Radio gains acceptance in the U.S., it is also making waves in other countries around the world.
What does one do when asked to design and build a TV studio right in the middle of his radio station? Run with it. That's exactly what Cumulus Media-owned WQKC-FM did.