The BDR

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... edited by Barry Mishkind - the Eclectic Engineer    


Myat, Inc.


7/27/17

Greetings from the your friends out on the Desert...

Here are some things you might want to know about:


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EIGHT YEARS AND COUNTING
With this edition, the BDR Newsletter has complete eight years of weekly deliveries. As we enter our ninth year, we want to stop and thank you, our readers, for your loyalty. We often get notes from folks who tell us they look for this Newsletter each week, and appreciate the contents. Thank you folks for those thoughts and for passing our URL on to your friends, so they can share the information.

Of course, there are some new things planned for the coming year, adding some new features, improving some others, and dropping a few items that do not appear to be used. Your input is welcome on this matter: is there something we should add that will help you? Please reply to this Newsletter and let us know!

Something else that you may want to know about the BDR: you will find that we do not track your every move. Aside from an occasional URL from a banner advertiser, you will not find our links include long, convoluted URLs to track where you go. And although occasionally we do get questions from potential advertisers who want information on readers, we do not do that. We will not do that. Even when it costs us money. Getting the last dollar is not our mission. Getting the information you want is our mission.

THE WINDOW IS OPEN, BUT FOR JUST A WEEK
The FCC is accepting applications for translators from Class C and D
stations that have not been active in the two previous Windows.

A tutorial on the FCC site helps stations to navigate the process.

ETRS IS NOW UP AND RUNNING
Just what you hoped for, right?  The FCC has changed the Forms and procedure
for this year's EAS NPT. In addition to the 2016 data, there is more being asked
for by the FCC, as noted in the Public Notice.

YES, NOW IS THE TIME FOR EAS
Over the past two weeks a couple of Public Notices - and web sites
that did not work - confused a lot of folks, especially as the conflicting
information as to whether a site was up and running, or not.

ETRS is now open.  But the procedure is somewhat different.
Among other things, this year you will have to access ETRS through CORES,
registering a shiny new username, and then, after the FCC gives you
a password, link your FRN with the new username.

All the links and instructions for filing the ETRS Forms and
getting ready for the NPT - including customizing and printing
your own 2017 EAS Handbook are on the EAS Page here.

BUILDING IN REVERSE
The second part of Margaret Bryant's recount of the last days
of the ABC/Cumulus satellite program complex in Dallas is now
posted. Decommissioning, in many ways, is more work than
building.

ANOTHER PART TWO: WORKING WITH A PLAN
Jerry Brown's series continues with a look at how to
approach a client/job/problem with success.

AND THE BDR SPOTLIGHT FALLS ON ....
Nautel with an easier and more affordable path to HD.

FOR SALE/WANT TO BUY
Someone needs a good cover from an Orban 9011s HD transmitter.,
a major compnay
Some folks picke
good used gear and "Wanted" items.
www.theBDR.net/hotlinks/forsale.html


Myat, Inc.


PRODUCT NEWS

Inovonics
officially has ended production of the model 222 - NRSC - AM limiter. It was
30 years ago that the 222 was introduced, to help AMers meet the NRSC curves.
The 222 and the drop-in solid state replacement for the Ampex 351 Electronics were
largely the source of Inovonics' good reputation.
built Inovonics reputation. 

Wheatstone
The PR&E DMX digital audio console, shown at NAB, is now in production. To match the
new product, Wheatstone is rolling out support teams that know PR&E gear.
PR&E DMX / Support Press Release (PDF)


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Do You Remember?  This week in history:

Broadcast related:
16 years ago (2001) SEDAT/DAT ended its life at ABC Radio.
21 years ago (1996) "The Macarena" hit the top of the music charts. (Please don't do that!)
36 years ago (1981) MTV started up ... with "Video Killed The Radio Star."
51 years ago (1966) The Troggs hit #1 with "Wild Thing."  (Many of you are still wild, right?)

Also of interest in this week's history:
42 years ago (1975) Jimmy Hoffa vanished - one of the more famous cold cases.
        And no, they didn't find him in Detroit, either.
46 years ago (1971) President. Nixon admitted there were troops in Laos.
48 years ago (1969) secret negotiations started in Paris to end the Viet Nam war.
52 years ago (1965) President Johnson signed the Medicare Bill into law.
73 years ago (1944) Anne Frank was captured in Amsterdam.
83 years ago (1934) Adolph Hitler became "Fuhrer" (Leader).

And 525 years ago (1492) Columbus set sail from Spain. Some say he discovered America. Many Native Americans say they knew it was here all along.


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Now, Onward into Year 9!
 
We sure do appreciate you spending time with out Newsletter!
barry
 
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