Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I like to start this column with a picture.  Last month was a pretty one of a sunset behind the Tower at West Tiger-1.  This month, pictures of a Master FM Antenna being destroyed at West Tiger-2 on the morning of November 8th. …

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 In my column last month, I asked for pictures.  This one, submitted by Alex Brewster of a sunset from West Tiger Mt., and shot from his drone, is nothing short of spectacular! In the foreground is the West Tiger-1 Tower.  The round things…

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Clays Corner – October

Clays Corner – October

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 As I write this, in late September, our weather is pretty much back to normal. Much cooler temperatures, showers and breezes, noticeably shorter days and fall colors starting to show.  This past summer was indeed very dry in this area.  In fact we…

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Clay’s Corner – August

Clay’s Corner – August

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Have you been enjoying summer?  Hot enough for yah?  From what I hear, this July has been the 2nd hottest on record.  Perhaps all part of global warming….Heard someone say recently that the Pacific Northwest is the only place in the country where…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 OK…Let’s be honest, who thought ‘Climate Change’ would mean – hotter dryer summer, more forest fires and choking smoke?  Last year we had some fires in the Washington Cascades that gave us a couple of days of smoke and falling ash (if you…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 One of the big items in the news recently has been the eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It’s not that the eruption of Kilauea is something new as it has been in an eruptive mode for many years spilling…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 The headline read: “BROADCASTERS RAISE RED FLAG OVER FCC’S C-BAND PLANS” Sitting just a few feet from FCC Chairman Pai at NAB recently I came away thinking that he is not anti-broadcast…Then I learned his position regarding C-Band (3.7-4.2 Gig) Called Mid-Band by…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Something that we all hate to hear about is a broadcast tower falling…Worse yet when you hear that someone you knew was killed in the process.     This was the case on April 19th when a very big, 1980 footer, went down in Fordland,…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Well here we are – Spring and time to head to the Desert for the ‘Big NAB Show’.  Up until recently, I had not planned on going again this year.  For those that asked, I said I needed a really big reason to…

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Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – March

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Wow !….I had just mowed the lawn…The bulbs are several inches tall, my Rhodies and trees have buds on them….and It snows!  I’ve been driving up to West Tiger on a weekly basis when suddenly I’m sitting with Doug Fisher in his Gator…

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