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Sunday
Mar292015

TWiRT 252 - The Things You’ll See at NAB

New ways to talk with listeners - and share their video calls; IP-audio codecs keep getting smaller and better; same goes for FM transmitters with a new rack-mount 10 kilowatt model; the FCC proposes office closings for a modest savings, but will they be at NAB?  Drones are hot for broadcasters and the FAA. Plus we look at who’s getting some big honors in Las Vegas next month.  Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack look forward to NAB in a couple weeks.

Links from the show:
NewTek now shipping TalkShow, pro Skype hardware box.
Broadcast Bionics introduces Virtual Director - more TV and Social for Radio.
APT announces new IP-codec and Composite over IP.
Broadcast Electronics’ new 10 kW FM transmitter in a rack.
The FCC office that used to inspect your station may be closing.
Tom King of Kintronics to be honored with NAB Engineering Achievement Award.
Broadcasters lovin’ those drones.
Broadcasters and The Internet of Things - NAB Session

Hosts:  
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 252 - The Things You’ll See at NAB

Saturday
Mar212015

TWiRT 251 - Wireless ISP Engineering with Patrick Parks 

Many households are in rural areas not served by cable Internet or DSL.  Radio engineer, Patrick Parks wanted better Internet service to his country abode well outside the Dallas metroplex. His efforts led to building a Wireless Internet Service Provider called SmartBurst. Pat joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack to us how it all works.

Guest:
Patrick Parks, Director of Engineering, Univision Radio-Dallas, and President of SmartBurst.

Host:  
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist

Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 251 - Wireless ISP Engineering with Patrick Parks

Sunday
Mar152015

TWiRT 250 - Alaskan War Stories with Rich Parker

Helicopters, high-speed boat ferries, and bridges to nowhere; they’re all part of Rich Parker’s radio engineering travel routine at Coast Alaska.  Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, Rich maintains transmitters in Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, and after being there for one year he already has some war stories to tell.

Guest:
Richard Parker, Director of Engineering, Coast Alaska

Host:  
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 250 - Alaskan War Stories with Rich Parker

Monday
Mar092015

TWiRT 249 - Tom Morris and Material Science

Broadcast Engineering these days seems more virtual at times than hands-on.  But Tom Morris, Engineer at WDNA-FM, prefers a hands-on approach.  Indeed, material science - choosing the right materials for the application - is a favorite subject.  

Fun Link:
Dilbert Cartoon Clip - “The Knack”

Guest:
Tom Morris, Mad Scientist and Operations Manager - WDNA-FM, Miami

Host:  
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 249 - Tom Morris and Material Science

Friday
Feb272015

TWiRT 248 - StereoTool with Hans van Zutphen

What would you think of an audio processor designed by someone with little prior knowledge of audio processing?  The very popular software audio processor, StereoTool, is designed and updated by Hans van Zutphen. Hans tells us how StereoTool got started, what portions of it are now in other major audio processors, and how radio enthusiasts are building their own audio processors for AM, FM, and Internet streaming.

Show links:
StereoTool web site
Marian Trace Alpha sound card
How to set up StereoTool for FM in 5 Minutes

Guest:
Hans van Zutphen, Creator of StereoTool

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 248 - StereoTool with Hans van Zutphen