It's a good idea to compare the power bill information to the actual meter reading once in a while.
Rob Landry's Perl script records each hour as an MP3 file by capturing the station's Internet stream.
Working in tight spaces with low light is no fun. Check out this handy device to shed some light on the task.
In the 1970s, Broadcast Engineering published an FM and AM manual to conduct a station audio proof of performance. We have scanned them and posted them for your reference.
The author prefers nitrogen over dessicated air, but he adds two more steps to manage the pressure.
Engineer's Notebook Pullout, part 2
The Dremel handheld rotary drill kit, conversion calculators and more tools for your toolbox.
Serial data explained Even though there are faster and easier ways to connect data devices, many older protocols, particularly RS-232, live on. I have
Alternative power supplies, road rack wiring and rubber belts.
Ben Brinitzer has installed a number of HD Radio systems. He shares his top 10 tips for a successful installation
Punching in, leaving the light on, mic identity and staying connected
Vehicle maintenance, checking for leaks, and wasps and bees
Flying springs, analog cell phones and extra pieces.
Wart remover, the spaghetti alternative, and send a tip, win a book.
E-Slide is an electronic sliderule program for the Radio broadcast engineer.
A package of programs for radio broadcast engineers, including FM or STL path calculation, maximum AM DA MP calculation, FCC upper/lower common point/ND base current calculations, power change schedule for up to 14 months, calculate field/loop ratios for AM DA systems, fresnel zone clearance calculator, and more.
Endec Remote is a utility to remotely control a Sage Endec from a Windows PC via a serial or IP connection using a serial-to-Ethernet adaptor at the Sage unit.
Rack maintenance, efficient rack use, power distribution and deeper racks.
Turn two momentary closures into a single maintained contact.
Remote rack mounting, tape machine maintenance, studio headroom and from the Tech Tips Mailbag.
Engineer's Notebook Pullout, part 1
Need to figure the necessary storage sapce for audio files? Use these equations to make it easy.
In TCP/IP and UDP networks, a port is an endpoint to a logical connection and the way a client program specifies a specific server program on a computer in a network.
A handy reference of IP subnets.
Part 2 of the analog tape series investigates the electronics. We also offer some insight into the basics of electronic logic.