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"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

Net Neutrality, Maintenance, & Copper

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on February 13, 2015

TWiRT 245Lots of questions about the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules under Title II, like “when is the Public Internet actually private?”  Plus, Chris Tobin lays a foundation for the value of maintenance, and Kevin Kidd joins us to help stop copper thieves.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Tech Support, this is Ted

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

TWiRT 244On This Week in Radio Tech, Ted Alexander joins Chris Tobin and me, Kirk Harnack. Ted got started in radio way too early - like as a baby! He’s hosted popular shows on-air, plus engineered some pretty big iron. And you may have talked with Ted when calling for Tech Support from Telos! See if Ted tells a Support story about you!

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Andy Laird: Shipwrecked!

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

TWiRT 243Andy Laird’s resume includes a BA in Physics and a career of reaching positions of higher responsibility in television and radio engineering. What’s not on his resume are things like sailing the Drake Passage, getting shipwrecked on a small island, and being a champion weight lifter. Chris Tarr and Chris Tobin join me talking with Andy Laird on TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Will Net Neutrality Kill MPLS?

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on January 19, 2015

TWiRT 242Net Neutrality proposes that all Internet packets are treated equally - no buying a so-called “fast lane” where delivery is virtually guaranteed. Broadcasters and other real-time data users depend on the MPLS protocol and pay extra for packet reliability - but is that really over the “Public Internet.” We’re talking about it with Bob Holowenko on TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering