Clay’s Corner

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 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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Clay’s Corner – February

Clay’s Corner – February

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 In keeping with my recent series of pretty pictures…This one, supplied by Ralph Sims of Accel Net, taken by one of their Tower Cameras at West Tiger the day after Christmas.  Here we are looking east, at sunrise.  The two towers…

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Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Can you believe it!…..Seattle actually had a White Christmas. For those of you in other parts of the world, you may think what’s special about that? Consider – The National Weather service places the odds of having one at 7 percent. The last…

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Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Fall colors on West Tiger Mountain.Here we are looking at what we commonly call – West Tiger #2 or WTM-2.    The overall height of the two towers, including antennas, is 350 feet.   The towers were made by ERI.   The tower on the right…

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Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 This picture was taken from the south shore of Lake Crescent looking Northeast Not to be outdone – Dwight Small (Ret) sent me this one of Lake Cavanaugh The headline this month – CBS RADIO IS GONE – ENTERCOM IS A WHOLE LOT…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 The picture on the right was taken in early August at Cougar Mountain. The fall colors you see are partially a result of the very dry summer we have been having. For years I have been writing in this column about summer being…

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Clays Corner June 2017

Clays Corner June 2017

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I have long known that if you talk despairingly about a piece of equipment, somehow that item will find out and get even.  Apparently, there are times that this works for weather as well.  In last month’s column, I showed a picture of…

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