- WKSU, Kent State University NPR, Kent, OH
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Itinerant Engineers has made several trips to Ohio to upgrade WKSU’s numerous repeater sites to HD. At several of the sites it was possible to add the new HD transmitters to the building and leave the old transmitter in place as a back-up. This involved installing RF switches and new RF plumbing so that the remote sites could be switched to the back-up transmitter via the remote control. Other upgrades include beefing up the station ground systems, and installing new monitoring equipment.
- Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL
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When WKGC decided to consolidate their AM and FM transmitter facilities under one roof and update to HD, Itinerant Engineers was there to handle the installation. We installed two brand new HD transmitters and moved their older FM into the new building to be used as a back-up. New RF plumbing including a patch panel and new remote controls and monitoring equipment rounded out the FM side, and a unipole and new ATU was tuned to give the AM much improved performance as compared to their old site. A back-up generator and heavy duty surge suppressors add robustness and redundancy to the site.
- AM 864, Al Anbar Province, Iraq
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Itinerant Engineers was sub-contracted by Broadcast Electronics, Inc., of Quincy, IL, to provide installation services for an AM radio station network in western Iraq. Iraqi Media Network programming and Iraqi produced news are rebroadcast to remote areas of the AL Anbar province to provide a forum for the provincial council to communicate with the electorate and allow another distribution method for public service announcements to mitigate escalation of force incidents. Itinerant Engineers handled the complete construction of three AM transmitting sites including buildings, transmission equipment, satellite receive gear, towers, ATU, and grounding systems. In addition, IE built new on-air and production facilities for the network, and upgraded the ATU on the one existing transmission facility, as well as repairing its transmitter.
- KZWV, OsageBeach, Missouri
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KZWV was a brand new station in Osage Beach, MO. Itinerant Engineers was contracted to build three new studios in an existing building; On-air, production, and a news room. All three studios used Radio Systems Millennium boards and Audio Vault automation systems. In addition, a rack with audio processing, monitoring, and STL gear was built and installed, and internet streaming was put in place.