Online Resources 

Check out the Radio magazine Glossary, Rane Pro Audio Reference, Sweetwater Glossary, Stan Coutant's Microphone Site and the James Steele Mic Page.

Cover that wire label 

Labeling wires is a common task, and you have likely tried many methods.

Unusual adapters 

Having the ability to create an adapter on a moment's notice can save the day. Sometimes something unusual -- albeit potentially dangerous -- can save the day.

Iphone tools 

Gary Kline suggested one of his favorite Iphone apps for radio engineers, Islipstick.

Nice PAD 

Porting a data stream to an RBDS encoder or HD Radio importer often requires some kind of conversion step. There are commercial products and services to do this, but it can be done in house.

USB audio interfaces 

Professional quality audio cards are expensive and many times you have no choice by tto make do with the built-in sound interface from standard PC.

EAS Checkup 

One piece of equipment that can be left untouched and unnoticed for some time is the station's EAS encoder/decoder. Don't let it become a quiet problem.

Freeware for audio editing 

Wavosaur will multitask like the previous version of Adobe and is compatible with most older Windows operating systems.

Go wireless 

When you must have more than one keyboard and mouse, one way to make things neater is to use a wireless keyboard/mouse combination.

Switch N Sense 

Many automation systems utilize the Measurement Computing Systems Switch N Sense-8 USB converter box for cue closure inputs.

Mounting Computers 

While several methods of mounting various workstations and servers has been addressed before, sometimes a specific computer just won't fit on anything you have. A simple solution is as near as a suspended ceiling.

Reuse Console Button Caps 

It is very simple to remove old button legends with a Dremel tool with the 409 cut off wheel.

Sharpen Hand Tools for Longer Life 

With the use of a fine needle file more life can be coaxed out of an old wire stripper.

Economics of Replacement Power Supplies 

While the manufacturer can provide a replacement supply, finding your own replacement may result in a savings.

Mounting Power Supplies 

We're a power-hungry industry. Electrical power, that is. As our technological diversity increases, our demand for power and reliance on power supplies follows.

Multitaskers are better 

When an item can be used for more than application, it has a greater value.

Threaded mic adapters 

The last time you bought a microphone you may have found a threaded adapter inside the mic clip. Did you wonder what it was for? Here's one application.

How to set LNB power 

Recently several major networks have upgraded their satellite delivery platforms. These new systems are from three incompatible vendors, but all have similar features.

Satellite dish check-up 

It is a good idea to inspect the satellite dish as early in spring as you can, and evict any birds nesting. Later in spring, check for wasps in the feed horn or on the underside of the dish.

Securing transmitter sites 

Spring is a good time to verify all gates and fences at the transmitter site are in good order.

HD Radio Time Alignment Tip 

Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.

Headphone Amp Power Upgrade 

Finding new uses of old equipment helps the bottom line. How about getting more power out of a power amp? If the stereo amp can be converted to bridging mode, there's hope.

Repairing Flat-panel monitors 

Most LCD screens were not meant to operate 24/7. Here's a capacitor upgrade that may buy you some extra life.

Rack-mounting computers 

Trouble mounting a computer in a rack? You can try to make do with modified shelves, or get the right hardware for the job.

Poor Man's Satellite Dish Deicer 

After years of relying on the broom method and not having the budget to invest in a commercial deicer, KLJC engineer Glenn Williams devised his own way to keep the ice away.

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