mvy http://ripr.org en TheEC: FCC License Renewal http://ripr.org/post/theec-fcc-license-renewal <p>Sharp-eared listeners may have noticed some announcements this morning on RIPR, having to do with our FCC broadcast licenses.&nbsp; In fact, listeners to every radio station in Rhode Island, and all of New England, will be hearing similar announcements today.&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s because every eight years, AM &amp; FM broadcast licenses expire and must be renewed; these announcements are required by the FCC as part of that process.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:43:46 +0000 Aaron Read 22512 at http://ripr.org TheEC: FCC License Renewal 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