Broadcasters' Desktop Resource

... edited by Barry Mishkind - the Eclectic Engineer    

rfEngineers, Inc.

Broadcast Oriented Software

RF Software:

1/18/13 - FCCInfo, the information website of Cavell, Mertz & Associates, has a Google Earth plug-in that presents a lot of FCC data graphically on the Google Earth application. This week, Cavell, Mertz upgraded the plugin with features to show all the TV stations on one channel or all towers of a certain height, and users on the 7 and 13 GHz channels. Get the FCCInfo plug-in here.

COVPRED.ZIP - An interactive DOS program to provide simple coverage predictions for FM and TV.

See Also:

D&A.ZIP - A simple DOS program to give distance and azimuth between two coordinates, allowing the user to "preset" studio and transmitter site coordinates for easy reuse.

4/3 Earth graph paper - for plotting STL paths, etc.

RFR Worksheets - courtesy of Redgy at KJNP
         AM RFR worksheet       FM RFR worksheet

SPLAT! (Signal Propagation, Loss, and Terrain) analysis too.
             Some Windows versions of SPLAT!

Longley/Rice Coverage predictions 

TOOLBOX - Tom Osenkowsky's set of freeware engineering tools.

E-Slide - By Steve Shott at Continental Electronics

RFS.EXE - Version 2.47 of the popular program from RF Specialties.

Nautel's RF Toolkit

EAS Software:

EAS Software  (and other EAS needs, paper/etc)

rfEngineers, Inc.

Audio Software:

Audacity - Free audio editing software 

DTMF Tone Generators - Here are two free programs:

                             (the second one also has a DTMF decoder. $20/15-day trial)
NCH Audio Software - a variety of converters, utilities, etc. 

Triple Decker - a Freeware application by Tommy Gray (1998)

Automation software - Rivendell - free, linux-based

Miscellaneous Software:

Sine Systems Remote Control software
A spreadsheet to assist programming the Sine Systems remote control.

Sun Outage Calculators
James Bellaire has posted a quick and easy page for you.
                Another web page with more options
                And one more
                Here is a DOS program that requires your input.   A great site to find stations, locate their sites, and even a plugin for Google Earth to show all the stations in an area.




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