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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 414 - AES67 from CCBE with Anthony Kuzub

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 28, 2018 12:54:00 PM

Anthony Kuzub is a solid proponent of AES67 for Audio over IP.  As IP Audio Product Manager at Ward-Beck Systems, he’s helping bring networked audio products to market, and showing engineers how to use them to make better audio in broadcast facilities. Anthony joins Chris Tobin at the Central Canada Broadcast Engineers Conference this week.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 413 - Radio Caroline with Rob Ashard

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 21, 2018 4:17:00 PM

Perhaps the best-known pirate radio station anywhere - Radio Caroline - is legendary! For many years the Ross Revenge, an Icelandic fishing trawler, has been home to Radio Caroline’s studios and transmitters, and the transmitting mast, too.  Rob Ashard and Nick Jackson join us live from the Ross Revenge, anchored off the English Coast on this episode of TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 411 - RF Exposure with Stacey Moore

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 10, 2018 11:59:00 AM

Safety training and certification is vital for tower workers these days. We’re discussing the RF Exposure to Humans factors that figure into overall tower worker safety. Joining us is Stacey Moore with LBA Group. We’re looking at Personal RF Exposure Monitors, physiological impacts of RF exposure, safety procedures at multi-tenant sites, and talking about exposure to the general public. Chris Tobin is here, too, for his perspective on these issues and topics.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 410 - Equity in Audio, and AES 2018

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 31, 2018 11:33:00 AM

The Audio Engineering Society brings together a huge variety of people from every corner. There are nearly as many job descriptions as there are thousands of members. Diversity is palpable and AES member, Jill Courtney, is looking to clear remaining roadblocks for women and minorities thinking about careers in Audio and other STEM fields. Plus, David Bialik is here to update us on the array of AES sessions - so many in the Broadcast and Online Delivery track alone.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 409 - Circle the C-Band Wagons with Mark Johnson

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 27, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Outnumbered and out-financed, broadcasters face a real threat to reliable TV & Radio satellite reception.The C-Band satellite spectrum that Radio and TV broadcasters depend on looks mighty good to some of the biggest companies in the world - mobile data carriers. Mark Johnson, Founder of LiNKUP Communications has the latest and positive steps to head this off.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 408 - Liquid Cooled FM Transmitters with Don Backus

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 17, 2018 1:58:00 PM

The largest radio transmitters were liquid-cooled about seven decades ago. Forced-air cooling has ruled transmitter sites since then.  Now, liquid cooling is making a comeback—and for some very good reasons. Don Backus with Rohde & Schwarz is here to show and tell us why.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 407 - SSL Console Technology with Steve Zaretsky and Dan Griffin

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 13, 2018 10:47:00 AM

For over 4 decades Solid State Logic has been a respected and trusted audio console maker, implementing leading technology to make audio production better. Now with Audio over IP connectivity and the introduction of “console-less consoles”, SSL is taking their latest tech on tour across North America.  Steve Zaretsky and Dan Griffin allowed us into their mobile demo truck to talk about AoIP technology and the latest use-cases for network-based mixing consoles.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 406 - Remote Control Trends with Paul Shulins

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 3, 2018 5:01:00 PM

Broadcast remote control systems are keeping up with new protocols, new equipment to monitor, and new monitoring workflows. IP is a big part of that, but legacy gear is part of the remote control mix, too.  Paul Shulins, VP/CTO at Burk Technology joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack to talk about new Monitoring & Control options. Plus, Paul shows off his remote-controlled telescope with amazing composite photos of nebulae.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 405 - Radio in Canada, eh? with Tyler Everitt

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jul 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM

What’s the difference between Canadian radio and US radio?  Canadian music content? Better-built studios? More cooperation among competitors? Tyler Everitt is one of the new owners of Pippin Technical Service in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They design, build, and service radio stations from the Yukon to the Maritimes using the best of today’s technology.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 404 - Two-Mile-High Transmitters in Denver

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jul 23, 2018 3:33:00 PM

Radio station owners may come and go, but top engineering talent often stays the course. Brad Hart is DoE at the Bonneville cluster of radio stations in Denver. He’s maintained attractive, effective studios and reliable transmitter sites that cover Denver and beyond. John Bisset joins us as well to talk about reliable engineering in the Mile High City.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

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