Broadcast Enginee...
Follow
Find
7.2K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by David Hall
onto Broadcast Engineering Notes
Scoop.it!

Electrical Engineering Daily Dose

Electrical Engineering Daily Dose | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Electrical Engineering Daily Dose, by Electric Engineering: Daily dose of knowledge and news from Electrical Engineering World
more...
No comment yet.
A place to share ideas and articles concerning computers, radio & television broadcast engineering and production
Curated by David Hall
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource 8-25-15

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource 8-25-15 | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Information and resources for the broadcast engineer and manager.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 28, 10:09 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this issue of "The Broadcasters Desktop Reference."  While BDR is focused on the concerns of broadcast engineers and program managers, there is plenty of good information for radio amateurs and shortwave enthusiasts.  A good way to keep up to date on the Broadcast Industry. Aloha, Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

AT&T vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon: Who offers the best deals? | Komando.com

AT&T vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon: Who offers the best deals? | Komando.com | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Picking a cellular carrier and plan is a serious headache. We do the math and give you some simple options....
more...
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 24, 11:27 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this background study on how to pick the best cellular carrier for your personal and family needs. The report from Justin Ferris investigates the individual, shared, and family plans offered by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.  Each plan has its merits and weaknesses.  Review this report before you decide which carrier will manage your data and cell phone usage.  Aloha, Russ.

Rescooped by David Hall from Anonymiss 68
Scoop.it!

4/20/2015 -- FIVE NEW HAARP type arrays being built! Norway Shutting down FM Radio -- THE REAL REASON why

4/20/2015 -- FIVE NEW HAARP type arrays being built!  Norway Shutting down FM Radio -- THE REAL REASON why | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Norway is shutting off FM radio transmissions by 2017? I never believe the "official" reason for anything like this.  There is much more to the story than you're being told. Officially, the powers ...

Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts
more...
Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts's curator insight, August 20, 11:34 AM

http://dutchsinse.com/4202015-five-new-haarp-type-arrays-being-built-norway-shutting-down-fm-radio-the-real-reason-why/

Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 21, 10:08 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for the "story behind the story."  On the surface, Norway will be stopping conventional FM broadcasting to make room for Digital Radio Broadcasting, a more efficient and cost-effective format for radio.  However, the real reason could be to free up VHF spectrum for EISCAT, the European VHF version of HAARP. According to the article, another reason for this frequency grab is to experiment with scalar energy--a potential force with military applications.  It's a "Brave New World."  (with apologies to Aldous Huxley). Aloha, Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Audio problems push local NPR affiliate off the air - Monitor

Audio problems push local NPR affiliate off the air - Monitor | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Audio trouble has forced KHID-FM, the NPR affiliate in the greater McAllen area, off the air, but the public radio station hopes to have the problem fixed by Friday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Tektronix | RSA306 | Big Performance Has Never Been So Small.

Tektronix | RSA306 | Big Performance Has Never Been So Small. | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 20, 2:02 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this tasty little item!  The new Tektronix RSA 306 Spectrum Analyzer has got to be one of the best test instruments on the communications and Amateur Radio market today.  Some of its features include a frequency range between 9 kHz and 6.2 GHz; -160 dBm to +20 dBm dynamic range; and 40 MHz captured bandwidth.  I surely could use one of these precision test instruments.  The price has been pegged at around $3,490.  That's a bit expensive for my tastes, but, for a professional broadcast engineer, the owner of a radio repair business, or for a dedicated amateur radio contester, that's a small price to pay for Tektronix, made in the USA quality.  Excellent diagnostic tool.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

AntennaSearch - Search for Cell Towers, Cell Reception, Hidden Antennas and more.

Search for the locations of cell towers and antennas to determine cell reception.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 20, 1:43 AM

I live in a rural area of Hawaii Island where cell phone coverage is "hit or miss" depending on what mountain peak or rain forest is degrading the signal.  I've found this guide very helpful in finding places where my cell phone can be used.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource 6-9-15

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource 6-9-15 | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Information and resources for the broadcast engineer and manager.
more...
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 10, 11:34 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this article.  Ever since I left the world of commercial broadcasting (retirement), I've used The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource to keep up with the broadcast industry.  The periodic report covers a variety of telecommunications issues, ranging from amateur radio and HDTV to the cellular, cable, and satellite industries.  Aloha, Russ (KH6JRM).

Rescooped by David Hall from Computers, Smart Phones and Software
Scoop.it!

Here are the official system requirements for Windows 10

Here are the official system requirements for Windows 10 | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it

Earlier today, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will launch on July 29th. This is the day in which all existing Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users who reserved their free upgrade will be able to i...

more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 9, 3:36 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this intriguing article.  Microsoft will release its Windows 10 Operating System on 29 July 2015.  I think I'll hold off awhile before switching from my Windows 7 OS.  There have been too many bugs and flaws in Microsoft programs lately, and I'm waiting to see how Windows 10 "flies" before I switch.  I tend to be cautious in such matters.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 9, 7:27 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for showing what will be required to run Windows 10 on your PC or laptop.  Microsoft will debut the new OS on 29 July 2015.  Impressive as this new OS is, I'm going to wait until all of the "bugs" are worked out of the system before I dump my Windows 7 platform.  Microsoft has had too many glitches, errors, and bad coding over the past few months for me to install the program.  My task bar has the icon for Windows 10, but I'm going to bide my time until the OS has a bit more experience in the field. Your mileage may vary.  Aloha, Russ.

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

FCC Updates EAS Standards

FCC Updates EAS Standards | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
FEMA plans new alert test in near future
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 7, 7:05 PM

Good analysis of impending changes to the current, unreliable EAS system.  Thanks to reporter David Hall and the folks at http://www.radiomagonline.com.  When I left the commercial broadcasting field in 2011 (I retired), the EAS system was acceptable for local emergencies, but for the national scene, there was always some kind of technical glitch or computer problem that failed to include many broadcast outlets.  That situation is intolerable, considering the violent, dangerous age in which we are living.  Hopefully, the new standards will bring about needed changes in the antiquated EAS notification system.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Radio World: Mixed Reviews for Wheeler’s AM Plans

Radio World: Mixed Reviews for Wheeler’s AM Plans | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Radio World Broadcasters disappointed about his expressed reluctance on FM translators
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 16, 2:00 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this exhaustive analysis from "Radio World" about the future of AM broadcasting in the United States.  This article will have significant importance for amateur radio operators who work as engineering consultants for AM radio stations.  The transition to an all digital AM broadcast band is coming, but no one knows when or what kind of system will be adopted for that service. Also on the agenda is what to do about FM translator use by AM stations overwhelmed by industrial noise and other interference issues.  The expanded AM broadcast band is another issue that will continue to heat up the medium wave debate.  All told, AM broadcast stations are reeling from a variety of interference and site issues beyond their control.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Top 3 In-Demand Radio Jobs

Top 3 In-Demand Radio Jobs | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
What is the future for jobs in radio in our digitally connected world? Three jobs in particular stand out as being in demand right now and look to be still in demand as radio celebrates its 100th A...
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 2, 10:49 PM

Some sage advice from reporter David Hall and http://www.dictaylorblog.com.  When I left commercial broadcasting in September 2011, these positions were in demand--ironically these are the same positions outlined in this excellent article:

1.  Radio sales people, especially those with strong digital media backgrounds.

2.  Internet creators--something just getting started when I left broadcasting.  Many stations have a web presence and offer audio streaming through the Internet.  People are needed to present their stations to the digitally equipped and technologically aware listening public.

3.  RF Broadcast Engineers, especially those with a computer and digital technology background.

Positions not in demand anymore:

1.  General Managers.

2.  Promotion Directors.

3.  News reporters.  I was once the news director for my station chain on Hawaii Island. I branched out into RF engineering and sales early on and was able to work until I retired in 2011.  My Amateur Radio License also helped me establish a working relationship with the station's contract engineer.  I did a lot of work under his supervision.

 

So, for those aspiring to a broadcast career, ditch the announcing job and head to sales, content creation, and RF engineering.  I speak from experience.  And, by the way, I did some on-air work, too--mostly sports and remote broadcasts.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM)

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 2, 11:48 PM

As our British cousins would say of David Hall's article, "Spot on, mate." As a 37-year veteran of commercial broadcast and college radio stations and a recently retired News Director of Pacific Radio Group, I can attest to the validity of the statements made in this well-crafted article.  The advice is clear and true:  Ditch the on-air announcer role and become a real force by entering radio sales, content creation, and RF Engineering.  I've worked in all three areas and had a wonderful, occasionally challenging career.  I also did on-air work when the situation demanded, such as sports, live remotes, newscasts, and filling in for on-air talent.  Good luck in your search for a meaningful job in broadcast media.  Aloha, Russ.

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The FCC’s $365 Million Man

The FCC’s $365 Million Man | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Travis LeBlanc, the head of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, is cracking down on the telecom giants.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, April 28, 8:09 PM

Despite plans to cut back the FCC's Enforcement staff, Travis LeBlanc isn't cutting any broadcaster, internet service provider, and the NAB any slack.  Le Blanc, who heads the FCC's Reduced Enforcement staff, has levied huge fines against Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Century Link, and even the Marriott Hotel chain for exploiting customers and engaging in monopolistic behavior.  His recent $350,000 fine against a small Virginia television station for briefly showing a pornographic image has incurred the wrath of the NAB.  LeBlanc, who has the support of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and most of the public, says he will cite any media outlet under FCC supervision that breaks the rules of the Commission. We've been warned.  Aloha de Russ.

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

This Week In Radio Tech - GFQ Network - Podcasting Network

This Week In Radio Tech - GFQ Network - Podcasting Network | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
This Week in Radio Tech "TWiRT" Broadcast Engineers – especially Radio engineers – work behind the scenes to bring you most everything we listen to
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, April 17, 12:06 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this interesting program from the GQ Network. As a former broadcast newscaster and on-air announcer, I found the program "spot on".  It takes a lot of talent to bring a program to the public--much of which is never seen or understood by the general public.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Rescooped by David Hall from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

LEDs for Beginners - Instructables

LEDs for Beginners - Instructables | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it

"This instructable shows how to wire up one or more LEDs in a in a basic and clear way. Never done any work before with LEDs and don't know how to use them? Its ok, neither have I.

 

***If you have wired up LEDs before, this explanation might seem overly simplistic. Consider yourself warned.***È


Via John Evans
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 28, 10:05 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this basic tutorial on how to "wire up" LEDs.  Good, useful information.

Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 3:43 AM

Esperimenti con i led

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Information and resources for the broadcast engineer and manager.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 6:07 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this suggestion.  When I was in the broadcasting business, I often used The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource to keep up to date on a variety of topics, from FCC rules/regulations to the latest technical developments and maintenance tips.  The BDR contains a lot of material that would interest Amateur Radio operators, too.  Aloha, Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Star Wars Trivia, Final Day: Related, they are not

Star Wars Trivia, Final Day: Related, they are not | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
It’s quite the year to be a Star Wars fan! In celebration of Star Wars: the Force Awakens owning this month at San Diego Comic-Con, Geek.com is going to bring you a Star Wars trivia question […]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

4 ways in which noise can enter a signal cable and its control - Part 1 | EEP

4 ways in which noise can enter a signal cable and its control - Part 1 | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Electrical noise occurs in signal cable in the four ways: galvanic, electrostatic coupling, electromagnetic induction and radio frequency interference
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 20, 1:39 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this excellent, easy to understand tutorial on electrical noise and how to control it.  The article focuses on the four types of electrical noise we can expect to find in cables:

electromagnetic induction, galvanic, electrostatic coupling, and radio frequency interference (RFI).  Most of us in the Amateur Radio Community have run into some or all of these factors during our "careers" as ham operators.  The article also offers helpful suggestions on how to control noise--most of the solutions are cheap and easy to apply. Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 21, 1:20 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this useful tutorial.  I first found this article on one of my Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) websites.  The explanations are clear and should help you track down those annoying pops, hash, and interference that ruin your enjoyment of music or video programs.   Aloha, Russ.

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Back To School – Let’s Calculate Current I3 | EEP

Back To School – Let’s Calculate Current I3 | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Referring to the following circuit, calculate direct current I3 using Kirchhoff’s laws, nodal analysis and applying Thévenin’s theorem at nodes A and
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 20, 1:47 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this basic tutorial on calculating current in a circuit.  A very good review of Kirchhoff's laws, Thevenin's theorem, and nodal analysis. This lesson would be helpful for people studying for their Technician and General Class Amateur Radio License exams.  Good, basic stuff.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Stanislava Jongova

Stanislava Jongova | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
We help #TVBroadcast companies reach their viewers on #anyscreen - find out more on http://t.co/cLOwpWIzcS
#MultiScreen, #MultiViewer, #IPStreaming, #IPTV
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Make an Oscilloscope Using the SainSmart Mega2560 with the TFT LCD shield and the 3.5 color touch screen

Make an Oscilloscope Using the SainSmart Mega2560 with the TFT LCD shield and the 3.5 color touch screen | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
This instructable will show you how to build a portable Touch Screen Oscilloscope for less than 40 U$! The oscilloscope is one of the most powerful ...
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, June 7, 6:52 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall and http://www.instructables.com for this intriguing project.  I've always wanted a good oscilloscope, but, until now, the price for such a precision instrument put this equipment out of reach.  Until now, that is.  With a after market enclosure and a few refinements, I can get a decent instrument at a fantastic price. You might want to look into this.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Information and resources for the broadcast engineer and manager.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 23, 12:05 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this issue of "The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource (BDR)."  Although this site is focused on the concerns of broadcast engineers, there are plenty of useful tips and news leads for Amateur Radio operators.  The coverage of FCC actions is particularly useful.  The BDR is a useful resource tool from our friends in the broadcast engineering field.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
See current wind, weather, and ocean conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 2, 10:36 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this article.  Utterly fascinating application of digital technology to weather forecasting.  Quite beautiful in many ways.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 2, 11:41 PM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this utterly fascinating article.  This animated climate map is beautiful and almost enchanting.  Check it out...Quite stunning.  Aloha, Russ.

Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

Russell Roberts

Russell Roberts | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
I'm a licensed FCC Amateur Radio Operator, holding the Extra Class License. I'm the retired news director of Pacific Radio Group on Hawaii Island. Currently, I'm a substitute teacher at the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School on Hawaii Island.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hall
Scoop.it!

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Information and resources for the broadcast engineer and manager.
more...
Russell Roberts's curator insight, April 25, 2:23 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this update.  Although The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource (BDR) is geared for broadcast engineers and managers, there is plenty of useful information for amateur radio operators, especially in  areas of FCC enforcement and basic electrical safety.  Good stuff!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).