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Articles written by Mark Persons

(174 total)


October 31, 2017"Field Service Tips: Grounding" article on the how and why of station grounding, published in Radio World Magazine.  
September 1, 2017"Consider These Field Service Tips" article for making repairs in the field, published in Radio World Magazine.  
April 26, 2017"Understanding Arc Gaps for AM Systems" article about building and installing arc gaps, published in Radio World Magazine.  
March 1, 2017"Lessons of a Major Guy Line Project" article about replacing tower guy lines, published in Radio World Magazine.  
   
November 9, 2016"Calibrate Analog Audio Consoles" article about setting levels inside audio consoles, published in Radio World Magazine.  
July 6, 2016"Take Pride in Your Workmanship" article about doing a good, clean, and safe job, published in Radio World Magazine.  
April 27, 2016"Testing and Using Power Transformers" article about testing and reviving high voltage transformers, published in Radio World Magazine.  
February 17, 2016"RF Spectrum Analyzers: Not Just for Consultants" article about spectrum analyzers for every engineer, published in Radio World Magazine.  
   
December 16, 2015"Bench Techniques and Tools of the Trade" article about repairing electronic equipment, published in Radio World Magazine.  
September 14, 2015"Get Your Stuff There in One Piece" article about packaging equipment for shipping, published in Radio World Magazine.  
September 3, 2015"The Ocean is Cruel to Broadcasters" Part II of Dick Witkovski and offshore broadcasting, published in Radio World Magazine.  
April 8, 2015"58-Plus Years of Broadcast Adventure" article about Dick Witkovski's life in radio, published in Radio World Magazine.  
March 1, 2015"Going Tubing? Find the Sweet Spot" article about using transmitter tubes published in Radio World Magazine.  
February 1, 2015"Stay Tuned for More" article about transmitter tubes published in Radio World Magazine.  
   
December 3, 2014"Repair a High-Voltage Blocking Capacitor" article published in Radio World Magazine.  
October 8, 2014"Pavek Museum Celebrates Broadcast Legends" article published in Radio World Magazine.  
August 13, 2014"Capture the Sporting Spirit, Get in the Game!" article published in Radio World Magazine. 160  
May 7, 2014"What Is That Irritating Sound?" article published in Radio World Magazine.  
February 1, 2014"Adjust Rules for NRSC Measurements" published in Radio World Magazine.  
   
December 18, 2013"Fix a Transmitter Tube Socket" published in Radio World Magazine.  
November 6, 2013"Digi-Key, Success By the Numbers" published in Radio World Magazine.  
August 1, 2013"Four AM Stations Sharing One Site" published in Radio World Magazine.  
May 22, 2013"Prevent Transistor Failures with Science" published in Radio World Magazine.  
April 10, 2013"Repairs Extend Lives of FM Exciters" published in Radio World Magazine.  
January 16, 2013"Your Scope Is a Tool for All Seasons" published in Radio World Magazine.  
   
November 21, 2012"Avoid Hall of Shame: Don't Take Shortcuts" published in Radio World Magazine.  
October 10, 2012"Installing Connectors the Right Way" published in Radio World Magazine.  
June 20, 2012"Keep That Transmitter Building Cool" published in Radio World Magazine.
May 9, 2012"Where Have All the Engineers Gone?" published in Radio World Magazine.  
March 14, 2012"Better Living Through Tower Welding" published in Radio World Magazine.
February 1, 2012"FM Exciter Modifications and Repairs" published in Radio World Magazine.
 
October 19, 2011"Rebuild That Relic of an AM Transmitter" published in Radio World Magazine.
October 5, 2011"Hey, What's This at 1300 KHz?" published in Radio World Magazine.
September 1, 2011"How Did That Wireless Tower Get There?" published in Radio World Magazine.
June 15, 2011"A Mod Solves Transmitter Troubles" published in Radio World Magazine.
May 13, 2011"A Water Tower With No Adverse Effect" published in Radio World Magazine.
March 23, 2011"All-Station Audio Take-Over" published in Radio World Magazine.
March 14, 2011"Solving the Case of Tower vs. Tower" published in Radio World Magazine.
January 12, 2011"What's in Your Toolbox?" published in Radio World Magazine.
 
December 1, 2010"He's the Man in the Van" published in Radio World Magazine.
October 15, 2010:  Generator Maintenance "Will it work when called upon?" published in Radio World Magazine.
September 8, 2010"Overcome the Tyranny of Power" published in Radio World Magazine.
July 1, 2010"A Case of 1900 MHz Intrerference" in Radio World Magazine
 
March, 2009"State Callsigns Clearly" published in QST Magazine.
 
October 2008"Thank you to SBE" published in the SBE Signal newsletter.
July, 2008"OV-1 Mohawk Memories" published in the OV-1 Mohawk Association Mohawker newsletter.
April, 2008"Conelrad - What Is/Was That?" in the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Newsletter
April 1, 2008 "Coaxial Cable Loss" in the BAARCer newsletter
 
April 1, 2007 "Condenser to Capacitor Conversion" in the BAARCer newsletter
October 22, 2003:  "A Satellite Downconverter Tool" in Radio World Magazine
April 1, 2004"Negative Electricity Discovered" in the BAARCer newsletter
October 22, 2003:  "A Satellite Downconverter Tool" in Radio World Magazine
August 24, 2003:  "Tips for a Better Ham Webpage"  for the ARRL
June 4, 2003:  "Mark's Two-Hour AM Micro-Proof" in Radio World Magazine
April 23, 2003:  "Check for RF Mixing Products" in Radio World Magazine
April 2003:  "Field Intensity Meter Repair" in Radio Guide Magazine
April 7, 2003:  "AM NRSC Measurements" in Radio World Magazine
March 12, 2003:  "Summer Storms Take Their Toll" in Radio World Magazine
September 11, 2002:  "AM Expanded-Band Success Story in Fargo" in Radio World Magazine
May 8, 2002:  "Hands-On FM Antenna Repair" in Radio World Magazine
October 24, 2001:  "Radio Systems Console Line Gains Following" in Radio World Magazine
April 11, 2001:  "Low-Voltage, High-Hassle Licensing" in Radio World Magazine
March 2000:  "Engineer Licensing" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
February 16, 2000:  "Sine Has Things Under Control" in Radio World Magazine
December 22, 1999:  "Cortana Stati-Cats Protect and Serve" in Radio World Magazine
August 1999:  "FM Interference" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
February 1998:  "Basic Engineering 101" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
July 1997:  "AM NRSC Measurements" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
March 1997:  "Internet 101" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
April 1994:  "Digital STL Systems" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 19, 1994:  "Good Contractors Need Efficient Structure" in Radio World Magazine
April 1994:  "NAB 94 Convention" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 8, 1993:  "Madison Clinic Showcases Digital and NRSC AM" in Radio World Magazine
November 10, 1993:  "Contractor Amasses Years of Wisdom" in Radio World Magazine
June 1993:  "Electrolytic Capacitors" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
February 1993:  "Winter Engineering Problems" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1992:  "Replacement Switches" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
September 1992:  "Nautel Ampfet Transmitters" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
July 1992:  "Broadcast Engineering" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
June 1992:  "NAB Review" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 20, 1992:  "Belden Offers Two New Wire Options" in Radio World Magazine
April 22, 1992:  "Delta Ushers in New AM Stereo Era" in Radio World Magazine
February 1992:  "Dial-Up Remote Controls" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1991:  "SBE Convention" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1991:  "SEDAT Stories" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 22, 1991:  "Nott Unipole Kit an Ally for AM" in Radio World Magazine
February 1991:  "Sine Remote Control" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1990:  "Hiring and Firing Contract Engineers" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
July 1989:  "NRSC Win-Win Situation" in the Minnesota Broadcasters' Association Broadcaster Newsletter
July 1989:  "NRSC Required" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 1988:  "SBE Convention at Denver" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine

September 24, 1988:  Chaired Panel "State of Contract Radio Engineering" at SBE National Convention

June 1988:  "N.R.S.C." in SBE Chapter 56 Newsletter
June 1, 1988:  "RF Power Reduction Schemes" in Radio World Magazine
January 1, 1988:  "Reaping the Benefits of NRSC" in Radio World Magazine
December 1987:  "SBE Convention Successful" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 15, 1987:  "Omega Boasts High Speed Cue" in Radio World Magazine
August 15, 1987:  "Arrakis Cuts Costs, Not Corners" in Radio World Magazine
July 1, 1987:  "Bismarck AM's Thrive in Stereo" in Radio World Magazine
May 1987:  "NRSC AM Improvements" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 15, 1987:  "Problems Come Three at a Time" in Radio World Magazine
April 1987:  "SMC Cartridge Machines" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
January 1987:  "AM Stereo Standard" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1986:  "Madison Seminar Great Success" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1986:  "NAB Convention in Dallas" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
April 15, 1986:  "New Florida AM Picks Delta System" in Radio World Magazine
February 15, 1986:  "Digital Multimeters Win Admirer" in Radio World Magazine
February 15, 1986:  "Take Time And Care When Shipping" in Radio World Magazine by Paula Persons
January 1, 1986:  "Pioneer's Car Radio A Winner" in Radio World Magazine
January 1986:  "Interchangeability Is The Key" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 15, 1985:  "ITC/3M Omega Aces Benchtest" in Radio World Magazine
November 1985:  "Class IV AM Night Operation" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1, 1985:  "Most Recent PSSA's Add Considerations" in Radio World Magazine
July 1, 1985:  "NAB Show Should Divide" in Radio World Magazine
March 15, 1985:  "Examine Cable An Easier Way" in Radio World Magazine
February 15, 1984:  "25 Hz Tone Processor" in Radio World Magazine
February 1985:  "C-QUAM AM Stereo" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
January 15, 1985:  "Proofs Are Necessary Function" in Radio World Magazine
December 1984:  "Class IV 1kW Fulltime" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1, 1984:  "Rearranging The Hole Theory" in Radio World Magazine
October 1984:  "Harris MW-1/1A Repairs" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 15, 1984:  "Correct Power Supply Failure" in Radio World Magazine
September 1984:  "Fuses" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1984:  "FM Transmitter Repair" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
July 1, 1984:  "Storms Cause Phone Problems" in Radio World Magazine
July 1984:  "It Happened Again" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
June 1984:  "NAB Convention" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
April 15, 1984:  "Use Eyes And Common Sense" in Radio World Magazine
April 15, 1984:  "PSSA Box Set-Up Is Simple" in Radio World Magazine
April 1984:  "Small Town Radio" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
March 1984:  "Gates RDC-10 Remote Controls" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
April 1, 1984:  "Cold Interferes With Patterns" in Radio World Magazine
March 1984:  "AM Stereo" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
February 1984:  "Industry Changes" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
January 1984:  "PSSA For AM's" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 1983:  "SBE Certified" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1983:  "Wisconsin Broadcasters' Clinic" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 15, 1983:  "Look Out For Those Lemons" in Radio World Magazine
September 1983:  "OSHA" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
September 1983:  "Live Assist Programming" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
September 15, 1983:  "Programmer Live Assist Controller" in Radio World Magazine
July 1983:  "EBS Alert" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
July 1983:  "De-soldering Tool" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
June 1983:  "NAB Convention" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 15, 1983:  "Voltage Regulation" in Radio World Magazine
April 15, 1983:  "The Harris SX-1 Satisfies KKIN" in Radio World Magazine
April 1, 1983:  "Uses Of A Good Oscilloscope" in Radio World Magazine
January 1983:  "Field Service Engineering" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 1982:  "Safe Transmitter Ventilation" in Radio World Magazine
November 1982:  "The Value of Redundancy" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 1982:  "Warning Light Circuit" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
July 1982:  "Throw Voltmeter" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 1982:  "Field Service Engineering" in Radio World Magazine
June 1982:  "NAB Convention in Dallas" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 1982:  "New Harris SX-1 Transmitter" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
April 1982:  "The Sandbox For Turntables" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
March 1982:  "Arcing On New FM Tower" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
February 1982:  "Substitute Iron" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
January 1982:  "Live Assist Music Controller" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
December 1981:  "NAB AM Directional Antenna Seminar" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1981:  "Gates BC-1 Series Transmitter Repairs" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 1981:  "Audio Consoles (Part 11)" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
September 1981:  "Audio Consoles (Part 1)" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1981:  "Hotline Engineer" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
July 1981:  "Hints and Kinks" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
June 1981:  "59th NAB Convention in Las Vegas" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
May 1981:  "Area Broadcast Electronic Servicemen" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
April 1981:  "Badmouth The Previous Engineer" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
March 1981:  "Potpouri" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
February 1981:  "Digital Talking Clocks" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
January 1981:  "Part Time Engineers" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 1980:  "Harold Allen, Remembering a great FCC Field Inspector" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
November 1980:  "Affordable Headsets" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
October 1980:  "Oh Where Oh Where Has My Line Impedance Gone?" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
September 1980:  "It Works, But It Doesn't Work" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
August 1980:  "Troubleshooting RPU Antennas" in the Electronic Industries Commonpoint Magazine
 
 

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