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TWiRT 13 - Flashlights and Webcams

Flashlights, webcams, and bad-weather prep for your transmitter site.  Plus engineering in small-town radio - what's different, better, worse than at big-city stations?

Kirk Harnack - Executive Director, Int'l Business Development, Telos-Omnia-Axia
Tom Ray - VP, Engineering, Buckley BroadcastingWOR, New York
Chris Tobin - CBS Radio, New York
Chris Tarr - Entercom, Milwaukee, GeekJedi, and Broadcast Engineering Info

This week's guest is Mike Mesic, co-owner of WLGE-FM.

Notes from Chris Tobin about transmitter site preparedness:
+emergency numbers, personnel
+flashlights(by the entrances),
+Web cams - DLink - DCS6620G
+ice shield cleaning,
+studio numbers
install webcams at tx site
-- you can observe the state of your tx site
---building entrance
---tower lights
---tower bases - atu shack
---overall surrounding area of the property lines
---work with local Public safety agencies and setup a call tree for your tx site.
--offer to tour your tx site with local PD/Fire/public works
--- including them can go a long way, when they are asked about those towers the folks can appear well informed.
--plan in advance to contract with snow removal or landscaping companies, this will save money and puts you at the top of the dispatch list.
--have a portable gas genset at the site.
---if you lose the primary genset due to whatever, you will need power to light the area and run your wireless internet/voip/etc..
---prior to a winter storm event
----monitor local weather reports, if stormy wx is on the horizon, then schedule a PM on the tx site HVAC/Genset/Fuel tank levels

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