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When networking goes wrong

Wednesday 08 November, 2017
Continuing our series on the pitfalls of technical errors, a radioinfo reader has sent us an example of where networking can go wrong.

Most networks these days have a complex computer based system of switching feeds from various studios to their network outputs.

One of the most complex switching configurations must be within SCA's control room, which re-routes programs from various state capitals to dozens of network stations.

The Elephant in the room is a time bomb: Des DeCean

Saturday 04 November, 2017

Des DeCean, former Director of Technology for the Austereo radio network follows up our earlier report with this article with more thoughts on better maintenance and updating of studio and transmission equipment.

Wake up call for station management about equipment maintenance and upgrades

Thursday 02 November, 2017

Are you still using a 10 year old computer?

Of course not. 

Your work would be too slow, you could not access new software, your browser would not play media properly and you know the hardware would be likely to fail unexpectedly at any moment.

We regularly update our personal computers and laptops because we want the best performance that we can afford from our IT systems.

While this is common practice in office computers, radioinfo has found that it is not standard practice in some radio engineering installations.

Transmission problems at Triple J this morning

Friday 27 October, 2017
Triple J has experienced technical problems with transmitters around some parts of the country this morning.

The station was hit with technical difficulties for over an hour, with problems beginning at about 8am AEDT. Some were off air altogether, while others experienced drop outs every 15 seconds or so.

Some transmitters aired the following message: "We've had a temporary break from our usual programs but will be back soon."

Technorama conference next month in Melbourne

Wednesday 09 July, 2014

Community broadcasting engineers, technicians and station fixers are invited to be part of this year's Technorama Conference next month in Melbourne.

The conference is targeted at techologists from all ends of the spectrum, from those who are self taught, to those who have formal qualifications.

Community broadcast sector technologists will be able to share tips, exchange information and swap expertise between each other. The conference is open to anyone who builds, maintains or fixes community radio or tv technology.

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