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Nov082019

TWiRT 467 - A Texar Audio Prism Prototype - with Brian Kerkan

We’re on-site at WPOZ in Orlando, Florida, where we found a prototype of the famous Texar Audio Prism. Audio processing expert, Brian Kerkan, joins us to show off some old analog audio processors, including the CBS Audimax and Volumax. Then we turn to one of 16 Texar prototypes. We finish with a discussion of interfacing AES192 FM multiplex info a switcher and IP-STL system.

Show Notes:
CBS Labs, Volumax/Audimax Processors on Collins 20V at K7PP Page
A look inside the Orban Optimod 8000 audio processor
The Texar Audio Prism Story - as told by Glen Clark
FM MPX over AES (AES192)

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

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TWiRT 467 - A Texar Audio Prism Prototype - with Brian Kerkan

Thursday
Oct312019

TWiRT 466 - Workbench Advice with John Bisset

Every two weeks, John Bisset brings practical engineering advice in his “Workbench” column in Radio World magazine and Radio World online. This week, John brings us the best and most timely of his tips and techniques for effective broadcast engineering. While taking in John’s advice, be thinking of time- and trouble-saving practices that you use in your own engineering work. Submit your ideas to johnpbisset@gmail.com, and you could see yours in print and online.

Show Notes:
Mouse Magic keeps mice and other rodents out of your site and equipment
It turns out that Moth Balls aren’t actually useful to repel snakes
John mentioned different creative (or diabolical) contraptions to catch rodents
Alabama Broadcasters Association Radio Engineering Academy,  Nov 19 - 22, 2019
Important info for EAS equipment - updated October 31, 2019
Milwaukee Heated Work Gear
Pittsburgh Automotive Magnetic Parts Holder
FLIR IR Imaging Camera for smartphones

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

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TWiRT 466 - Workbench Advice with John Bisset

Friday
Oct252019

TWiRT 465 - Hacking LTE for Broadcast Remotes with Chris Tobin

And by “hacking” we mean “using to the best effect, even in non-traditional ways.” Chris Tobin has engineered hundreds of live broadcasts, outside of traditional studios. As 4G LTE mobile data services have matured, Chris and other engineers are working to guarantee reliable wireless data by understanding the options. Full signal bars doesn’t mean ideal bandwidth; and knowing where the best LTE access points are can result in more reliable service.

Show Notes:
Get advanced signal data from an iPhone by keying in this code: *3001#12345#* (SEND)
What’s the difference in 4G and LTE?
Tom’s Guide reports on US carriers’ network speed
Full signal yet slow data? Here’s some crowdsourced advice.
T-Mobile 5G coverage maps for major cities
Kirk mentioned these handy clamps - Great for holding small antennas and cables

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

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TWiRT 465 - Hacking LTE for Broadcast Remotes with Chris Tobin

Wednesday
Oct162019

TWiRT 464 - Live from the Broadcasters Clinic 2019 in Madison, WI

After a whole day of broadcast engineering learning, we’re live from Day 1 of the Broadcasters Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. Engineers from 29 states are traveling to be here for radio and TV engineering sessions. Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talk with Mark Persons, Chuck Kelly, Bill Gould, Linda Baun, Michelle Vetterkind, Cathy Orosz, David Layer, John Poray, and Wayne Pecena. 

Show Notes:
The 2019 Broadcasters Clinic
SBE Mentor Program

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

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TWiRT 464 - Live from the Broadcasters Clinic 2019 in Madison, WI

Friday
Oct112019

TWiRT 463 - Quality, Timely Innovation with Michael Goodman

Ready to discover the intelligence behind some new, high-quality audio product designs? Michael Goodman, Founder and CEO of CEntrance, designed audio products at Shure, and consults with audio manufacturers around the world. Now his company is taking it passion for transparent audio and rugged designs to make compact pro audio devices for broadcasters and podcasters. 

Show Notes:
CEntrance.com web site
MixerFace - compact mic/line mixer, recorder, and USB interface
Shure SM7B mic info - with humbucking coil
MixerFace Vehicle Rollover Video
Cloud Cast Systems - Remote Play - Remote audio monitoring of Axia AoIP audio

Guest:
Michael Goodman - Founder & CEO of CEntrance, Inc.

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

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TWiRT 463 - Quality, Timely Innovation with Michael Goodman