hd radio http://ripr.org en TheEC: Air Conditioning at 102.7FM http://ripr.org/post/theec-air-conditioning-1027fm <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_conditioning">Air conditioning</a>.&nbsp; Cool heaven for those who have it, blazing hell for those who don't.&nbsp; It didn't used to be terribly common in broadcast engineering, but it's become moreso in the last ten years.&nbsp; The reason is that, more and more, <a href="http://omniaaudio.com">audio processors</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBDS" target="_blank">RDS encoders</a>, <a href="http://www.comrex.com/products/briclink.html">audio encoders/decoders</a>, studio/transmitter links, <a href="http://burk.com">remote control systems</a>, and even the <a href="http://nautel.com">transmitters themselves</a>, have all become increasingly "computer-like" with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit" target="_blank">IC's</a>, hard disk drives, power supplies, electrolytic capacitors and the like.&nbsp;&nbsp; All things that fail quickly when operated in temperatures above 80 or so, and the warmer it gets, the faster they fail!<br> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:23:17 +0000 Aaron Read 20046 at http://ripr.org TheEC: Air Conditioning at 102.7FM TheEC: RIPR & MVYradio Leverage HD Radio for FM Translators http://ripr.org/post/theec-ripr-mvyradio-leverage-hd-radio-fm-translators <p>So there's big news on the engineering front here at RIPR: <a href="http://ripr.org/post/ripr-mvyradio-team-965fm-newport">we're partnering with MVYradio (formerly heard on WMVY 92.7FM on the Vineyard) to put MVYradio content on our 102.7HD2 digital signal in South County, and in turn it's being simulcast on the 96.5FM analog signal in Newport.</a></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:43:44 +0000 Aaron Read 11766 at http://ripr.org TheEC: RIPR & MVYradio Leverage HD Radio for FM Translators