Mike, I have to disagree. 1. NOAA says it’s 108 and 2. NOAA has issued an excessive heat warning. In my book that’s not balmy. That’s just plain HOT!
Those of us in the Southwest know how to deal with it. But it is still hot. It’s only 97 outside the KSGN studios where I am right now. When I go home I’ll head
up the mountain where it is currently 75. Now in my book THAT’S a nice temperature.
From: Mike Shane [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:09 PM
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Re: [CRTech] Transmitter Suggestions (OFF-TOPIC)
But it’s a balmy 105 there today.
Salem Media Group Omaha
Not much icing at KCFY, Yuma, AZ! One of the hottest places I’ve been too.
From: Jim McDermott [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: [CRTech] Transmitter Suggestions
I have 3 Nautels and two of the Gates Flexivas. All are fairly reliable. The only problem I have had with the Flexivas is with icing and power foldback. It has been my experience that they don't really foldback much. If your SWR goes above
1.5:1 they are made to just shut down. Now that might not be a problem if you have radomes, autosensing deicers or if you don't get ice storms. For me, it means I have had stations off the air until the ice melts off the antenna.
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
On 6/13/2018 4:04 PM, Dave Obergoenner wrote:
Over the past few years I've installed a few GatesAir FAX series xmtrs (up to 10kw), and the results have been fantastic. They have been noticeably more reliable than the hand-full of Nautel boxes (again, up to 10kw) I've installed, which
came with a variety of problems right out of the box.
My thought is, if a US manufacturer has a product that's as good (or better), and for the same (or better) price, they deserve a shot. I gave GatesAir a shot, and have NOT been disappointed! As long as they keep turning out such great
products, for such competitive prices, they will have my business. We also had some rather unpleasant interactions with customs trying to get parts out of Nautel. I don't think I wanna go there again...ever.
We just received a $10,000 grant to go towards the purchase of a new transmitter here at KCFY. I already know that Nautel is a really good transmitter if you can afford it. I'm really looking for opinions on some other options. Anyone using GatesAir Flexiva
Solid State Transmitters, or Ecreso Solid State Transmitters. Our plan is to move our current QEI Transmitter to the backup position and put a new transmitter as the main.
Appreciate your thoughts!