Doug Irwin reviews some small and inexpensive options for monitoring and control of equipment at studio locations
Doug Irwin discusses how to maintain critical battery systems
Will AES splitting transformers degrade system performance?
Thanks to the Arduino project, there is now a simple, inexpensive, easier and much “cooler” solution to solve pretty much any technical problem in the station.
Doug Irwin and others share useful tips, tricks and hints.
These two devices, related in function and form, are indispensible when working with RF.
A handful of attenuators can help you set a benchmark.
Remove sticky residue from labels and tape. And then remove the residue from the cleaner.
Excel is a common method of tracking a wiring database, but there are other methods. Tell us about yours.
One method may seem to be quicker and easier, but here are all the reasons to try another approach.
Need an interface panel for a Burk ARC-16? You can make one yourself.
Avoid the frustration of trying to freehand a hole straight through.
Build your own relay interface panel and reuse an RF relay.
The free program can be used quite effectively for path studies, but you have to jump through some hoops.
When one piece of equipment fails, why force the operation to resort to every piece of back-up equipment to stay on the air. Here's a better approach.
Everyone strives for reliable back-up systems, but there might be some traps lying in wait that you haven't considered.
It used to be that you had to buy access to a 3-second database to run elevation profiles. But not any more.
A power divider, cavity resonator and line stretcher are just some of the hidden gems waiting to be scavenged in equipment before it's tossed.
All about messenger cables, drip loops and other ways to ensure a reliable cable installation.
Learn the best way to cut holes in laminated furniture.
Take the studio floor plan and place the furniture design on top of it to avoid some common problems.
A pigtail jumper eliminates the potential problem of connecting a transmission line to an antenna.
Need to drill a hole in Corian? Mount something to Corian? Here are some tips.
Two handy items to add to your toolbox.
Here are some ideas on how to build your own shielded-loop AM antenna.