Good reminder, Jim. I am actually in the process of configuring a
pair of Tielines for just that reason. Our main STL is a 950 MHz
link. It was installed when our studio was built just over 30
years ago. It's been running since then with NO maintenance. It
just sits and runs. I started recommending a few years ago we
think about making other plans, because that is an off-air
emergency waiting to happen.
Now that I'm manager, I'm making it happen. Once the Tieline
system is active and stable, I'm going to take the STL out and
have both ends refurbished.
On 5/9/2017 4:31 PM, Jim McDermott
I know most of you are way ahead of me on this AND you all don't
have the added responsibilities that I have as a GM and on-air
personality, but I just want to encourage you to go find the weak
links in your broadcast chain(s). Do you have any back up for that
piece of equipment? I had a composite receiver fail today at a
network station and because we are doing a Spring pledge drive, I
can't go fix it until tomorrow afternoon. Dead air... Now I will
have to rob a translator receiver to get what I need. I guess a
backup Aaron 650 would be a good investment.
WHWL * WEUL * WHWG
Gospel Opportunities, Inc.
130 Carmen Drive
Marquette, MI 49855
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