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Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

If you're a radio engineer, this lively mix of news, tech tips and commentary will make its way to your "must watch" list. Join the conversation with our Kirk Harnack, his regular contributors and special guests.
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TWiRT 399 - All-Digital Radio with Chuck Kelly

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Catching up with Chuck Kelly is always a treat! Chuck’s insights into AM and FM radio - both analog and digital - help the rest of us see what’s important and what will be important in the coming months and years.  We’re talking about HDRadio, DAB, DAB+, and DRM, as well as when it might be right to turn off analog radio services. Plus, Chuck extols the benefits of the new FT8 digital mode for Amateur Radio operators.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 398 - What's Next with Gary Kline

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM

When you visit a couple dozen radio stations around the world in a month, you get to see what the most forward-thinking broadcasters are up to.  Gary Kline is sharing this valuable experience and information with Chris and Kirk, as we look to see what’s next for radio broadcasters and engineers.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 397 - Remote Broadcast Strategies with Chris Ark

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM

"Remote Broadcast Setups and Strategies for the Young Broadcast Engineer" - that's an article authored by Chris Ark.  He specializes in planning and executing successful live broadcasts from a variety of venues. Chris shares his advice, tips, and tricks to help us avoid problems and assure high quality audio and execution at live outside broadcasts.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 396 - Hamvention & Summer Site Advice with Charlie Wooten

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on May 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The Most Interesting Ham in Broadcast Engineering, Charlie Wooten, is our guest. He’s just back from the Dayton Hamvention with a report on Contesting, thoughts on DXing, and broadcast transmitter site wisdom - especially for the hot summer months ahead.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 394 - Barry Thomas on AoIP Mistakes

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on May 11, 2018 1:00:00 PM

What mistakes can you make when building or expanding your Audio over IP network?  Barry Thomas has installed and maintained several different AoIP networks and knows more than one way to mess it up.  The good news he’s sharing with us the right ways to ensure reliability and great performance from today’s broadcast infrastructure systems.  Chris Tobin has his own experiences, too, and shares his insights.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 392 - Choosing the Right Mic with Michelle Levitt

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Whether the medium is radio, TV, studio recording, live sound, or amateur radio, nearly all audio is captured with a microphone. But which mic is appropriate for any given sound capture situation? Michelle Levitt of Heil Sound is here to highlight different mic technologies, and explain some characteristics to observe when choosing right mic for the job.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 391 - Building a New FM Station in Hawai'i

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Hawai’i’s newest FM station has 40 owners, and isn’t on the air yet.  The call sign is KHKU-FM and we’re in Lihu’e on the island of Kaua’i building the studio now.  We’re talking with co-owners Joey Cummings, Larry Fuss, Mark Jensen, and Fletcher Ford as we put together the studio and rack room.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 390 - Live from NAB 2018

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Live from NAB 2018! Some of the hot topics at NAB this year: A microphone war story with Michelle Levitt, Frank Foti with the Chairman’s view, Will Mashione on efficient Local radio, Alex Hartman talking about the future of touchscreens, and a wireless broadband alternative with John Bohn.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 389 - Public Radio Engineers at NAB

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The Association of Public Radio Engineers hold their conference each year, just before the big NAB Show in Las Vegas.  It’s called the Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC). The PREC is a terrific opportunity for engineers to learn the latest tech, brush up on fundamentals, and get some hands-on experience during the Night Owl session.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 388 - Open Broadcaster with Rob Hopkins

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Mar 23, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Low-budget and community broadcasters are using free, open-source software to run many aspects of their broadcast operations.  Take a listen to CJUC-FM, for example.  Using local PCs or cloud-based operations, community stations can air quality programming, with either local or remote hosts. They can also fulfill both the letter and spirit of emergency broadcast requirements.  Audio and video streaming are important aspects as well. Rob Hopkins, founder of Open Broadcaster, joins Chris and Kirk to talk about the possibilities and and what Yukon broadcasters are doing right now with this technology.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

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