Sage Digital Endec Level Setting 

Once you install a new Sage Digital Endec, be sure the audio levels are set properly. One reader discovered they were not.

Setting Up Shop: The Right Connectors 

Need adapters, filters and other tool supplies? Doug Irwin has a list of sources.

Better than Velcro: Power Grip 

Take a tip from the guitar players to keep things in place.

Cure for Lost Headphones 

Recycle an old vending machine to keep the jocks happy.

Stringing MP3s Together 

No need for an editing program if you can get the command line in Windows.

Drying Electronics 

A common restaurant trick might save your device.

Hard to Reach Screw and Nut 

Get that hard-to-reach nut back in place.

111C Coils: A Golden Find 

These former mainstays of telephone circuits are audio gold.

Fixed Cellular Terminals at Remote Sites 

As anyone who has tried to use a cellphone at a mountain top site knows, often coverage is spotty. Some rural transmitter sites are so rural they can't support a reliable connection to the PSTN.

Installing a Directional Antenna 

Before the day the riggers are on the tower looking down at you expecting an answer, consider just how to set a bearing angle in the field.

Using the ULS Database 

The ULS is one of those websites that has way more information than you'll ever need; here's how to make sense of it all.

Transmission Line Pressure Monitoring 

Dehydrators and nitrogen are the common gas sources, but are you absolutely sure of the line pressure and supply pressure?

New Options for Remotes 

Need a wireless IP link at a remote site? Here are some ideas to try.

Part 2: Maximizing LAN Bridge Data Rates 

The slowest link in the chain determines the overall data rate, but there are some tricks you can use to speed transfers.

Part One: The Machine Goes "Ping" 

Check the speed of your Ethernet connection with Doug Irwin.

Time-aligned HD Radio 

Having trouble with the analog/digital time alignment on your Harris HD Radio Exporter? Maybe this will help.

More power to you 

An intermittent audio dropout is a real head-scratcher -- until the common pieces are put together.

No Escape from the Planet of the Apps 

More useful radio engineering apps for your iPhone.

There's an App For That 

While many apps are toys or nifty gadgets, there are some that are practical in radio engineering. Here are some that have been suggested by readers.

Keeping Racks Cool 

Equipment cooling in a rack room should is an important consideration in the room design. But the HVAC is not the only item to consider.

Remote Equipment Reset 

Michael Bradford needed a better way to reboot the codecs without driving 45 miles.

More on Portable Lighting 

Ideas to shed light on your work.

Unusual Parts Source: Outdoors Store 

By looking in some unusual places you might find better and less expensive alternatives to tools or parts. One possible source is a camping or outdoor store.

Cell phone remotes 

This home-made interface splits the mini jack from the phone into an XLR connector for a mic and a headphone jack.

Plug Before You Crimp 

Installing RJ-45 connectors can be a pain, but not if you use connectors that simplify their installation.

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