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Friday
Dec122014

TWiRT 238 - Audio for TV with Gibson Prichard

How has the move to digital audio changed audio routing and workflow at TV stations?  Gibson Prichard should know. He’s the Chief Engineer for Journal Broadcasting’s WTVF-TV - News Channel 5 - the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee.  Self-educated in broadcast engineering, Gibson started at a local FM station and has worked through digital and HD upgrades at two television stations.

Show links:
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Guest:
Gibson Prichard, Chief Enginer, WTVF-TV, Nashville

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance & Delta Radio

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TWiRT 238 - Audio for TV with Gibson Prichard

Monday
Dec082014

TWiRT 237 - Radio Engineering at the Museum

New radio studios are always a cause for excitement. The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago is home to the Paul & Angel Harvey Studio, and the newly-rebuilt Art Laboe Control Room.   We’re talking with Bruce DuMont, President and Founder of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, plus audio producers, Colin Ashmead and Chris Cwiak, along with Greg Dahl, who installed the new equipment.

Show links:
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Guests:
Bruce Dumont - President & Founder, Museum of Broadcast Communications
Collin Ashmead - Engineer / Producer, "Beyond the Beltway"
Chris Cwiak - Audio Engineer, Museum of Broadcast Engineer
Greg Dahl - President of Second Opinion Communications

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT 237 - Radio Engineering at the Museum

Saturday
Nov222014

TWiRT 236 - Antenna & Tower work with John Hettish

Continuing our discussion about working on broadcast antennas way up high, John Hettish, joins us, describing some of his amazing tower work videos.  We’ll get the right story on his 10-bay ERI antenna rebuild, plus check out removal of some 900 pound microwave dishes.  And what about the wasps and vultures gathering at the top of a broadcast tower?  

Guest:
John Hettish, Owner of Middle Tennessee Two-Way, Inc.

Tower Work Videos from the Show:
Lightning Damaged FM Transmitting Antenna Part 5

Removing 900 Pound (12 foot) Microwave Dishes

Wasps at the top of the tower

Descending from 1280 to 1190 feet in High Wind

Strobe Light Repair on a TV Transmitting Antenna

Hosts:

Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT 236 - Antenna & Tower work with John Hettish

Friday
Nov142014

TWiRT 235 - Troubles up High

Fixing broadcast gear is difficult enough at ground level. What’s it like to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair broadcast systems 300, 600, or 1200 feet above ground?  Chris Tobin advises about what can go wrong and some common remedies, and we analyze an antenna repair by tower pro, John Hettish, while he’s 925 feet above ground.

Antenna Story Link on YouTube:
Damaged FM Antenna - Part 5

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT 235 - Troubles up High

Wednesday
Nov122014

TWiRT 234 - Tracy Teagarden

We’ve called Tracy Teagarden, “the most interesting engineer in Las Vegas.”  He’s no stranger to dong things right, even in terrible weather, and hard-to-access transmitter sites. Tracy joins Chris Tobin and me to talk about two AM directional stations on the same property, along with some FM backup transmitters, difficult AC power on Mt. Potosi, and his own work with new VoIP systems.

Guest:
Tracy Teagarden, Chief Engineer, CBS Radio, Las Vegas

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT 234 - Tracy Teagarden