Monthly Archives: March 2015

Radio Sausalito Studio

Here’s the studio that I designed and built for Radio Sausalito. It is based around a Broadcast Electronics board that used to run KDIA 1310 AM in Oakland. The board was donated by Disney/ABC to Radio Sausalito. The two screens are touchpanels using ELO technology.

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Producing at the [once great] KGO radio

Here’s some photos of me behind master control at KGO. This was back in 2006. I was allowed to be “enbineer in charge” of KGO for two hours one evening. Such a blast. The board is 32 channels with digital routing on 8 of them. Very cool. I didn’t screw up too badly. Normally I […]

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PLL sync for multiple AM transmitters

To enhance the range of Radio Sausalito, I designed and implemented a PLL system based on GPS satellite signals. The accuracy was extremely good, and the reliability is excellent. It has been in operation since 2006 with only minor improvements. I’ll post more details here. But basically it was designed around a Jupiter DU30-T140 GPS […]

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Me and Dr. Bill Wattenburg

For 8 years, I produced “The Open Line to the West Coast” with Dr. Bill on KGO. It was an honor and privileged to have access to such a smart and wonderful radio audience. Over 80,000 people tuned in each weekend night to hear the show which ran from 10pm to 1am. And with the […]

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Audio Restoration (audio clip)

Since 2008, I have been actively involved in audio restoration of vinyl LP recordings (remember those?). Over a period of two years, I have tested various vintage reproduction systems to determine which of a hundred combinations of cleaning methods, needles, and cartridges create the maximum fidelity and why. The work has led to several projects […]

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Wireless (cell phone) regulations

For about 9 years, I was immersed in wireless regulations pertaining to next-generation cellular and Wi-Fi deployment. It was very cool to be at the forefront of network deployment with some of the US’s top wireless providers. What I did essentially boils down to the art of fitting technical radio requirements into existing legal frameworks. […]

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