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Wireless ISP Engineering with Patrick Parks

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on March 26, 2015

TWiRT 251Many households are in rural areas not served by cable Internet or DSL. Radio engineer, Patrick Parks wanted better Internet service to his country abode well outside the Dallas metroplex. His efforts led to building a Wireless Internet Service Provider called SmartBurst. Pat joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack to us how it all works.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Alaskan War Stories with Rich Parker

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on March 18, 2015

TWiRT 250Helicopters, high-speed boat ferries, and bridges to nowhere; they’re all part of Rich Parker’s radio engineering travel routine at Coast Alaska. Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, Rich maintains transmitters in Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, and after being there for one year he already has some war stories to tell.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Tom Morris and Material Science

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on March 10, 2015

TWiRT 249Broadcast Engineering these days seems more virtual at times than hands-on.  But Tom Morris, Engineer at WDNA-FM, prefers a hands-on approach. Indeed, material science - choosing the right materials for the application - is a favorite subject.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

StereoTool with Hans van Zutphen

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on March 2, 2015

TWiRT 248What would you think of an audio processor designed by someone with little prior knowledge of audio processing? The very popular software audio processor, StereoTool, is designed and updated by Hans van Zutphen. Hans tells us how StereoTool got started, what portions of it are now in other major audio processors, and how radio enthusiasts are building their own audio processors for AM, FM, and Internet streaming.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

"Workbench" columnist, John Bisset

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on February 16, 2015

TWiRT 246What’s your most important engineering tool? An oscilloscope? Volt-ohm meter? Infrared thermometer? Diagnostic software? John Bisset says your most important tool is one you probably already own! Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack are talking with the Workbench Wizard, John Bisset on TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering