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Each Thursday at 2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific, we get together to
discuss topics of interest to broadcasters and learn things.

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  • May 23 – AiO transmitters – Tony Peterle – WorldCast 
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THE LATEST VIDEOS
TOPICS
MDCL - A way to save power on AM - Tim Hardy/Rich Redmond/BE Elenos - - 5/16/24Video
Intraplex 100n and audio processor! - Tony Gervasi/GatesAir - 5/9/24Video
Insoft's new AI assisted video for radio - Alex Bonello - 4/25/24Video
A quick look at NAB 2024 - 4/18/24Video
The HEBAis fully approved by the FCC - Grady Moates and David Dixson. - 4/11/24Video
Tower Lighting and maintenance - Alex Feulgraf - 3/28/24Video
How and Why to Retire - Chuck Kelly- retired. - 3/14/24Video
Satellite receivers and maintenance - Marcos O'Roarke - LinkUp - 2/22/24Video
The Broadcast Depot Open house/strong> - 1/11/24Video
Budgets and ROI - The BDR - 8/24/23Video
AUDIO CONSOLES
What is new with Digital audio consoles -New featrues - Al Salco - SAS Audio - 6/8/23Video
Angry Audio's Rave! - Mike Dosch - 4/27/23Video
Selecing the Right Console for your facility - Darrin Paley - 10/20/22 Video
iQs - Kirk Harnack 9/23/21 Video
Audio Consoles move from analog to digital - Tag Borland (Logitek) (12/3/20)Video
AM TRANSMISSION
AM Multiplexing - Kurt Gorman - 9/14/23Video
Is AM Doomed? Can it Be Saved? - A discussion, with Greg Ogonowski - 5/25/23Video
Can an SFN Save AM - John Kean - 7/28/22 Video
Multiplexing AMs - Tom King - 1/28/22 Video
Digital AM at WFAS - Conrad Trautmann 10/7/21 Video
High Efficiency Broadband Antenna - Grady Moates (11/12/20)Video
High Efficiency BroadBand Antenna with Grady Moates ( 4/30/20)Video
Method of Moments - Ben Dawson & Stephen Lockwood (1/21/21)Video
Digital AM Operations - Dave Kolesar (10/8/20)Video
NRSC Measurements with Burt Weiner (5/28/20)Video
AUDIO & VIDEO STREAMING
Supercharging Audio For Vehicles - Paul Kriegler, Telos - 2/15/24Video
Streaming Redundancy - Ralph Dallons & Tim LaBelle - StreamGuys - 1/25/24Video
Streaming Redundancy - Ralph Dallons & Tim LaBelle - StreamBuys - 1/25/24Video
StreamGuys - Robert Minnix (7/15/21) Video
Handling Streaming Audio - Joh Kean and Corny Gould 10/28/21 Video
HLS Audio - Greg Ogonowski - StreamS (3/18/21) Video
Multi-Cam Systems - Mary Ann Seidler/Stan Walbert (9/10/20)Video
Right Streaming Choices - Mike Erickson (Wireless Media) (7/9/20)Video
RadioDJ - Greg Ogonowski (6/24/21) Video
AUDIO PROCESSING
The SMooth Mic Processor - Corny Gould & Mike Dosch - 9/28/23Video
Angry Audio's Chameleon's models - "Catfish" Dosch and Corny Gould - 3/9/23Video
Audio processing and PPM - The Orban 5950 - Daniel Hyatt - 2/16/23 Video
Follow the Audio, and The C-Level Preprocessor- 9/15/22 Video
The Audio Chameleon - Corny Gould/Mike "Catfish" Dosch - 3/10/22 Video
Omnia 11 V4 and the Silvio Clipper - Frank Foti - 1/21/22 Video
Audio Processing, Streaming, and Podcasts - Cornelius Gould (10/29/20)Video
The XPN-AM Audio Processor - Bob Orban (7/16/20)Video
Audio Processing vs Multipath - Frank Foti (Telos Alliance) (6/18/20)Video
CODECS
IQOYA from Digigram - Brittany Hilton - 9/21/23Video
Getting the best out of Comrex BRIClink Codecs- Mike Freidman & Chris Crump - 6/23/22 Video
Solving the Problems of audio over IP- Tony Gervasi - 2/17/22 Video
webRTC and Opal - Chris Crump - Comrex 10/14/21 Video
APT MPX Links - Tony Peterle (3/11/21)Video
CallMe IP codec family - Mike Dosch/Ian Prowse (2/25/21)Video
Blade 4 - Jay Tyler (Wheatstone) (8/27/20)Video
IP audio transport with Tony Gervasi (GatesAir) (5/21/20)Video
CYBER SECURITY
*nix OSes and the BlueOnyx - Michael Stauber and Chris Gebhardt - 2/9/23 Video
Firewalls! - Brad Parsons, Wayne Pecena, Danny Boyer - 1/12/23Video
What the Heck is A Firewall, Anyway? - Tim Pozar - 10/27/22 Video
What the Heck is A Firewall, Anyway? - Tim Pozar - 10/27/22 Video
EAS and Station IT Security - Bill Robertson - DASDEC - - 8/4/22 Video
IT Security at the transmitter - Jeff Welton- 2/3/22 Video
Open Source applications for broadcasting - Tom Pozar and Brian David - 1/26/23 Video
Cybersecurity - Wayne Pecena (8/26/21) Video
Station IT Security with Fred Gleason (Paravel) (4/23/20)Video
DIGITAL TRANSMISSION
ATSC3- Dave Folsom - 4/14/22 Video
Digital AM at WFAS - Conrad Trautmann 10/7/21 Video
Digital AM Operations - Dave Kolesar (10/8/20)Video
EAS
Is Radio Competent During Disasters? - The BDR - 8/17/23Video
EAS Debrief - Bill Robertson & Ed Czarnecki - 10/5/23Video
EAS 2023 and Your Budget, Plus the NRSC requirement - Bill Robertson - DASDEC - 1/19/23 Video
Has the FCC gone too far on EAS? - Bill Robertson, Ed Czarnecki, Gary Timm - 11/10/22 Video
DASDEC-III and new EAS features- Bill Robertson - 4/21/22 Video
Reviewing the NPT (8/12/21) Video
EAS for the NPT (7/22/21) Video
A Chat with the FEMA - Mark Lucero (4/29/21)Video
NWS Partical County Activations - Schott, Berc, Hart (4/22/21)Video
FEMA uses IPAWS to link non-weather alerts to NWR - Ed Czarnecki (9/17/20)Video
FCC ISSUES
The FCC Complaint Portan - Lark Hadley - 1/18/24Video
Inside the ABIP - Mike Langner (8/19/21) Video
FCC Exposure Rules - Raj Mathur (5/27/21) Video
ABIP and you - Ken Benner (9/17/20)Video
FM ANTENNAS AND TRANSMISSION
FM Antennas - Tom Silliman - 10/12/23Video
Looking up - Antenna Maintenance - The BDR - 7/13/23Video
PTEK becomes CW Broadcast - Kyle Magrill - 6/22/23Video
Quick Block transmitters from BE/Elenos - Rich Redmond - 6/15/23Video
SimpleFM from WorldCast - Tony Peterle - 3/30/23Video
Dielectric Pylon Antennas and FM DA Software- Nicole Starett and Connor Pittman - 7/21/22 Video
Update on Nautel AUI and VX transmitters- Matt Herdon and Mike Woods - 6/2/22 Video
FM Antenna Patterns - Shively (7/10/21) Video
Antenna Patterning - Sean Edwards, Bob Surette, Kyle Sanders - Shively (10/22/20)Video
Slug Tuning for a Better Antenna Match - Steve Wilde - American Amplifier Tech (1/28/21)Video
Antenna Matching 102 - Steve Wilde - American Amplifier Tech (4/15/21)Video
Maxxcasting & Zonecasting - Bert Goldman (12/10/20)Video
Diplexing FMs - Steve Moreen (Dielectric) (8/13/20)Video
Liquid-Cooled FM with Don Backus (Rohde & Schwarz) (6/11/20)Video
As the Antenna Burns - Clay Freinwald (3/25/21)Video
HISTORY
Centenary Radio - WBZ 9/16/21 Video
A Century of Broadcasting: Fact & Myth - Donna Halper & Barry Mishkind (11/26/20)Video
Audio Recording History - Jack Mullin (AES) (12/24/20) Video
Drake-Chenault Radio Automation - Hank Landsberg Video
Texas Broadcast Museum - Chuck Conrad (9/3/20)Video
THE MAINTENANCE SHIFT
RF Spring Cleaning - 2/29/24Video
Building a Spring Cleaning Checklist - Jeff Welton, Nautel - 2/1/24Video
Winterizing - Jeff Welton - 11/2/23Video
Transmitter Calibration - Jeff Welton - 5/4/23Video
Nautel's AUI is rolling out! - Matt herdon & Jeff Welton - 4/6/23Video
Preventing Lightning Damage - Tom LaBarge - 5/11/23Video
Life Cycle Planning - Jeff Welton - 1/5/23 Video
Protecting Your Transmitter - Jeff Welton - 11/3/22 Video
Troubleshooting - 12/15/22 Video
Watch Out for That ... ! - Gordon Carter - 9/22/22 Video
Making Sure Your Transmitter is in Compliance - 9/1/22 Video
Finding Help When You Need It - 8/25/22 Video
Getting Help in Difficult Times- - 6/9/22 Video
The New PowerClamp/Talent Pod II - Hank Landsberg - 2/24/22 Video
Maintenance - How, Where, When? - 1/14/22 Video
What Can Your Transmitter Tell You? - Jeff Welton - Nautel- 12/2/21 Video
Things You Didn't Know You Needed - Jeff Welton - Nautel 11/4/21 Video
How Long is Long Enough? - - Jeff Welton - Nautel - 9/2/21 Video
Effective Troubleshooting Policies- Gordon Carter - (8/12/21)Video
Planning for Maintenance - Jeff Welton - (3/4/21)Video
Maintenance Issues - Group Discussion - (11/19/20)Video
Burning Down the House - Jeff Welton - (4/1/21)Video
Avoiding Single Points of Failure - Jeff Welton - (1/7/21)Video
MICROPHONES
Shure Microphones - Ben Escobedo 9/16/21 Video
Designing Sennheiser Headphones & microphones - Brian Walker - (10/15/20)Video
Shure Broadcast Microphones - Michael Petterson- (8/6/20)Video
MISCELLANEOUS
On the job training and mentoring - Jeff Welton - 2/2/23 Video
ROI - Jeff Wleton - 10/6/22 Video
Magnetic Light- Duncan Crane - 5/12/22 Video
PROGRAM AUTOMATION
Unscaring you about Rivendell - John Anderson (Paravel) - (7/23/20)Video
SATELLITE ISSUES
What is an 5G Update, and more- Mark Johnson - 3/17/22 Video
5G Update - Mark Johnson - LinkUp Communications 9/9/21 Video
The C-Band Revamp status with Mark Johnson (LinkUp) - (4/16/20) Video
C-Band Lump Sum payments - Mark Johnson - Linkup - (8/27/20)Video
STREAMING
Streaming Redundancy - Ralph Dallons & Tim LaBelle - StreamBuys - 1/25/24Video
Handling Streaming Audio - Joh Kean and Corny Gould 10/28/21 Video
STUDIO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Yellowtec pre-NAB product review - Jeff Williams - 3/16/23Video
Moving to a Digital Studio - Clark Novak, LAWO - 8/19/22 Video
Building a Great Monitor System - Dana Puopolo - 8/11/22 Video
NIRO - Acoustic analysis for studios - John Storyk and Peter D'AntonionVideo
Planning Your Studio - Gordon Carter - (11/5/20)Video
Angry Audio/Studio Hub - Clark Novak, Mike Dosch - Angry Audio - (10/1/20)Video
TEST AND MONITORING GEAR
TX-Control - Guido, Renzo, and Chuck from 22HBG (Elenos) - 5/18/23Video
LinkUp's new Sentinel service - Mark & Karen Johnson, Eric Wiler - 3/23/23Video
Controllers and Monitors - Bob Tarsio - 12/8/22 Video
Test Gear that Will Not Break the Budget - 9/8/22 Video
FM and HD Monitoring - Ben Barber - Inovonics - 6/30/22 Video
Remote Control Hacks- Joe Flemming - 6/16/22 Video
Monitoring and Control - Tony Peterle - WorldCast - 11/11/21 Video
Nautel's HTML5 AUI - Matt Herndon - Nautel;- 10/22/21 Video
RF Hawkeye - Dan Glavin (Dielectric (7/29/21) Video
AVATAR - Chuck Kelly (BE/Elenos) (12/17/20)
sUAS (drones) using IR cameras for antenna and tower inspection - Paul Shulins (4/8/21)Video
IP Audio Monitoring with Ben Barber (Inovonics) (6/4/20)Video
Getting Remote Delta Temperatures - John Ahern (Davicom) - (7/30/20)Video
Remote Control Features and Flash Update - Bob Tarsio (BDI) - (8/20/20)Video
Nautel's App: a bridge to HTML5 - Matt Herdon - (9/24/20)Video
TRANSMITTER SITE OPERATIONS
SimpleFM from WorldCast - Tony Peterle - 3/30/23Video
Making sure your ground is ground- John Belk, Tom LaBarge - 5/19/22 Video
The Importance of a Grounding Audit - Tom LaBarge - Groundlinx- 2/10/22 Video
Linking the Gozoutas to the Gozintas - - Jeff Welton - Nautel Video
Grounding at the end of a Branch Circuit - Tom LaBarge - Groundlinx - (2/18/21)Video
Static Dissipation - Jim Burt (Nott Limited) - (6/25/20)Video
Getting the Best out of Ferrites - Jeff Welton - Nautel - (2/4/21)Video
BackUPS with Hank Landsberg (Henry Engineering) - (5/14/20)Video
Power Clamp - Hank Landsberg - Henry Engineering - (1/14/21)Video

Do you have any suggestions for topics to cover during the meeting or things you would like to learn from manufacturers or vendors, please let us know!

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Lunch Gathering Info/Links

  • 1. This week’s recording will show up here in a few days.

  • 2. Internet-based Broadcast Industry Mailing Lists: www.radiolists.net