Part one of this three-part series explains the basics of lightning and its energy potential.
Part two of this three-part series explains ways to protect systems from lightning damage.
Part tree of this three-part series looks at currents methods of lightning protection.
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.
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.
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.
Dehydrators and nitrogen are the common gas sources, but are you absolutely sure of the line pressure and supply pressure?
Need a wireless IP link at a remote site? Here are some ideas to try.
The slowest link in the chain determines the overall data rate, but there are some tricks you can use to speed transfers.
Check the speed of your Ethernet connection with Doug Irwin.
Having trouble with the analog/digital time alignment on your Harris HD Radio Exporter? Maybe this will help.
More useful radio engineering apps for your iPhone.
An intermittent audio dropout is a real head-scratcher -- until the common pieces are put together.
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.
It's a good idea to compare the power bill information to the actual meter reading once in a while.
Rob Landry's Perl script records each hour as an MP3 file by capturing the station's Internet stream.
Working in tight spaces with low light is no fun. Check out this handy device to shed some light on the task.
In the 1970s, Broadcast Engineering published an FM and AM manual to conduct a station audio proof of performance. We have scanned them and posted them for your reference.
The author prefers nitrogen over dessicated air, but he adds two more steps to manage the pressure.
Engineer's Notebook Pullout, part 2
The Dremel handheld rotary drill kit, conversion calculators and more tools for your toolbox.
Serial data explained Even though there are faster and easier ways to connect data devices, many older protocols, particularly RS-232, live on. I have
Alternative power supplies, road rack wiring and rubber belts.
Ben Brinitzer has installed a number of HD Radio systems. He shares his top 10 tips for a successful installation
Punching in, leaving the light on, mic identity and staying connected