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This Week's Newsletter

9/23/2020 - Greetings from the your broadcast friends out on the Desert...
Here are some things you might want to know about:

THIS THURSDAY AT THE LUNCH GATHERING
Our guest presenter this week is Matt Herdon from Nautel. He is going talk about the HMTL5 AUI we have all been waiting for, and how this will affect your transmitters. Afterward, as usual, the room will be open for general discussion.

By the way, last week's presentation from Ken Benner and the ABIP is posted: www.thebdr.net/the-lunch-gathering.

The Lunch Gathering will again be on Thursday at 2 PM EDT, 11 AM PDT. For more information and an invite for our programs, check www.thebdr.net/the-lunch-gathering.

DEALING WITH DISASTERS
In one way or another, most disasters affect us all. Perhaps it is delivery delays from suppliers - or maybe construction or contract delays. Another aspect is how something like the fires in California can affect a lot of people. Take a look here.

KNOW YOUR GENERATOR WILL COME UP
More flooding in the South and SouthEast is predicted over the next few days. Someone mentioned that not only should you make sure your generator is ready to go, but that it is high enough off the ground so that heavy rains/flooding will not take out your backup. (We've seen some transmitter buildings built up so that there is no chance of the generator being ok, but the transmitter flooded out!)

FALL SUN OUTAGE COMING UP NEXT MONTH
We are only a week away from the Fall sun outage week when stations have to accommodate interference from a Sun in line with satellite receive dishes. Depending upon the satellite - and where you are - you may want to prepare for those times during the first half of October when sunbore will leave you with static for a bit. Among several sites that will calculate outages for your particular site, you might want to try this one.

A FREE PASS FOR AES
Our friend David Bialik has extended free access to BDR readers for much of the AES Fall Audio Engineering Convention in October. Register at www.aesshow.com and chose the “Showcase” Registration Category. Then apply the promo code AES2020DB at check-out.

The Showcase pass is good for the Partner (exhibitor stuff), AoIP Summit, Opening Ceremonies, select Special events, Seven Audio Wonders of the World virtual Tech Tours.

NO, NOT YET
Although the FCC turned requests for more LPFM power in April, advocates have again requested and increase to 250 Watts. The NAB is asking the FCC not to re-open the matter.

SO FAR, SO GOOD
Thank you for all the positive comments about our "freshening" of the BDR website. Especially those of you using smartphones have found it easier to read and follow the articles. We continue to "tweak" things a bit each week, so if you have suggestion to make it better, please let us know. And, as always, we hope you will let your friends and colleagues know about the benefits from the BDR.

FOR SALE
Perhaps you have taken the opportunity this summer to take stock of older gear in storage? The ForSale page is available for you to find new homes for that gear. Ads are free to individuals.
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Some recent articles of interest: __________________________________________________________________
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PRODUCT NEWS

The LBA Group
has announced that 100% of its technical staff have been certified for installing CBRS facilities.

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A collaborative approach to improving the FM + HD air-chain was announced by Nautel and The Telos Alliance. Using the world's first completely time-locked FM + HD air-chain that can be managed via the cloud. A demonstration video is located here.

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More news from manufacturers (and links) are at: www.thebdr.net/manufacturers-news
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Do You Remember? This week in history:
Broadcast related items:
2 years ago (9/21/18) Wheatstone managed to reopen after major flooding from Hurricane Florence.
19 years ago (9/25/01) XM Satellite Radio began broadcasting.
35 years ago (9/22/85) the first "Farm Aid" concert was held.
45 years ago (9/20/75) Saturday Night Live ... with Howard Cosell debuted a month
before the NBC program of similar name.
48 years ago (9/23/72) Mac Davis hit #1 with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me."
52 years ago (9/21/68) Jeannie C. Riley topped both the Country and Pop Charts
with "Harper Valley P.T.A."
60 years ago (9/26/60) the first Kennedy-Nixon debate took place on television.
(Most people remember more about how they looked than what they said.)

... and here are some other historical events of interest:
45 years ago (9/22/75) Sara Jane Moore's attempted assassination of President Ford.
59 years ago (9/22/61) JFK signed the Peace Corps legislation.
63 years ago (9/26/57) West Side Story premiered on Broadway.
64 years ago (9/25/66) Transatlantic phone service began.
158 years ago (9/22/1862) Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

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ANIMATING THE GROWTH OF AN EARTHQUAKE
Here is another interesting graphic. Watch as cell phone report on an earthquake.

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