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Re: NAB attendees, Antenna and transmitter?
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Subject: Re: NAB attendees, Antenna and transmitter?
From: <harlanreinders@charter.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:27:34 -0500
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I would agree with Bill.  We purchased a Gates Flexiva, 3kw, and it has worked flawlessly for 1-1/2 yrs. with 0 downtime or isues.
If you have any questions just give me a call at (715) 838-9595.
Serving Him Together,
Harlan Reinders
Eau Claire, WI

(715) 838-9595, off.
From: Bill Hurne
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2018 6:11 PM
Subject: RE: [CRTech] NAB attendees, Antenna and transmitter?

Consider GatesAir Flexiva transmitters.




Built in stereo generator.   Orban processing optional.


Built in silence sensing and auto switching.


Built in static RDS generator


Built in Web GUI remote control and monitoring, but I think no emailed alarms.    Static IP address.


I Recently installed two of the GatesAir Flexivas.  They were recommended for high reliability.   No problems, and can access the web GUI servers on my smart phone and from computer browsers.








From: tmade965@gmail.com [mailto:tmade965@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Tim Madeira
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2018 1:07 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] NAB attendees, Antenna and transmitter?


I anticipate this will be a light week on the CRTech board with so many at the NAB. I probably should have been there myself with the things I have to consider following Hurricane Maria and the damage we sustained at our sister station WIVH in the USVI.


For those who are at NAB. We will need to be replacing our antenna (25 years old and survivor of multiple hurricanes and several tower moves). Following Hurricane Maria, it is now causing us significant SWR issues. I am currently looking at the Shively Versa2une or Shively 6812B Which is what we currently have) Obviously, the 6812 has served us well, but the Versa2une was not around 25 years ago. Anyone with experience on the Versa2une? Is there anything else at NAB that seemed appealing. Obviously, snow load and radomes not an issue, but the wind sure is!


Also planning to replace our transmitter, which also suffered from the hurricane, and want to get an all in one unit that can be remotely controlled and monitored. We are currently feeding it over the internet using Barix units due to damage  to our satellite dish (150 mile an hour winds will do that!) and unless there is a better option (hint, hint, see anything at NAB?), we will continue to do that or something similar for the foreseeable future.


Transmitters under consideration along with what I see as their strengths:



- Newest MOSFET technology totally unaffected by 100% reflected power or direct short on output  


- Automatic alerts; E-mail notifications sent in case of alarms triggered  


- Dedicated static IP address; provided that the transmitter site has internet availability, all parameters can be accessed remotely worldwide with a PC, tablet or cell phone via the internet.  




- Intuitive Web based interface for remote monitoring and control, and support for the SNMP/SMTP protocol including access to MIB files. In addition, the TCP/IP board supports capabilities like Advanced Measurement Interface and Expert Maintenance Reporting.  


- A proactive reporting service available to monitor the status of key parameters such as Temperatures, currents and voltages, plus performance parameters of lifespan constricted items such as the fan and power supply of the transmitters. The firewall-friendly web protocol works securely over a regular internet connection.


- The built-in RDS Encoder 


- Crown customers who subscribe to Ecreso’s exclusive Expert Maintenance Reporting service for a minimum of 1 year and continued connection to the internet will receive a full 10-Years of Warranty peace of mind.  



- Silence detection with auto switch  


- Dynamic RDS encoding and 5 band sound processing.  


- Extensive remote control by Web server,  



Any experience with these or other recommendations are welcome, as I am not an engineer, nor do I play one on the radio!





Tim Madeira

General Manager



2457 SR 118

Hunlock Creek, PA 18621


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