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  • Receiver Desense Testing by Karl Shoemaker, AK2O From Repeater-Builder.com
    September 9, 2016 Tim King

    Receiver Desense Testing by Karl Shoemaker, AK2O From Repeater-Builder.com

    Receiver desense testing by Karl Shoemaker, AK2O

    Introduction

    Due to the inability of certain people to communicate properly and understand all the aspects of site testing this page was created to read, compare notes and build on for the benefit of all. Human communication, comprehension and understanding problems is beyond the scope of this document, however the reader should keep these problems in mind when dealing with site issues and interfacing with other companies and government Agencies. Misunderstandings, bogus readings, log entries, technician and management diagnostics and plan of actions for problem solving are commonly mis-directed with considerable time and expense wasted in the wrong direction of efforts. This can lead to the general desensitation (pun intended) and poor attitude of the workforce in most any private company or government in the technical (repair) field around this country. Fortunately, there still is a handful of technicians that care to understand what the problem is and the proper way to solve, or at least, reduce the symptoms to an acceptable figure. If you are reading this it's most like you are in one of the latter. This is a good thing.

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  • Analog and DMR Talk Together
    August 3, 2016 Tim King

    Analog and DMR Talk Together

    Newsflash: The world is going digital! I know, I know, this is not really a revelation. We all carry around a smartphone, tablet or PC that communicates over digital LTE or Wifi. The two way radio is not much different...

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  • 65 Great Things about Ham Radio by CQ Magazine
    January 7, 2016 Tim King

    65 Great Things about Ham Radio by CQ Magazine

    Clearly written by hams for hams. 65 great things about ham radio from CQ Magazine
    BridgeCom Systems Booth Ft Wayne Hamfest 2015
    1. It works when nothing else does
    2. It makes you part of a worldwide community
    3. The opportunity to help neighbors by providing public service and emergency communications
    4. Some of the nicest people you'll ever meet
    5. Some of the smartest people you'll ever meet
    6. Some of the most interesting people you'll ever meet
    7. Some of the most generous people you'll ever meet (along with some of the cheapest!)
    8. Lifelong friendships
    9. Friends around the world (including those you haven't met yet)
    10. The opportunity to go interesting places you might not otherwise go to
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  • What is: Data Radio and Telemetry?
    November 2, 2015 Tim King

    What is: Data Radio and Telemetry?

    Radio

    Radio technology – traditionally understood as the wireless broadcasting of audio signals like music and speech – has had a fresh lease of life in recent years.

    In simple terms, radio technology leverages the electromagnetic radiations (EMR), which can be oscillate at desired frequency and allow trans-reception of data when attuned to the correct value. EMR waves travel at the speed of light, through any media (or even vacuum!), and may be used for either near-field or far-field communication based on the frequency specifications. In short, radio waves are just low-frequency versions of what we call “light”. Range of these EMR wave frequencies comprise a particular ‘channel’, which is precisely what the radio stations adhere to.

    Commercially, the need for transmitting information over geographical distances has skyrocketed in recent years, as has the demand for radio to meet those needs. From radar, sonar, GPS navigation systems, wireless networking, and cellular data plans at industrial scale to Bluetooth technology and near-field communication (NFC) for your hand-held devices, radio is omnipresent.

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  • September 14, 2015 Tim King

    A Few New Ham Radio Podcasts By K0NR

    I'm always looking for new information and resources.  Today I came across K0NR's blog with links to audio podcasts that I really enjoyed.  Please have a read and enjoy like I did! - Tim Listening to podcasts has been part of...

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  • September 9, 2015 Tim King

    BridgeCom Systems Adds Pinterest

    The world of Pinterest has come to BridgeCom Systems. We will be adding product photos, videos, install photos and much more to our Pinterest page.  "Now you can easily pin BridgeCom photos and other content to our Pinterest page. We...

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  • September 2, 2015 Tim King

    BridgeCom Systems MV-1 RoIP Site Linking Video

    How does the BridgeCom Systems MV-1 RoIP site linking solution work? Watch the video and see RoIP used to link two "sites." What's in the video: One channel of audio at each site. Each site contains a UHF mobilie radio...

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  • August 13, 2015 Tim King

    Ohio Hospital uses BridgeCom Systems to link LTR Communication System

    In a critical situation communication is key. This is especially true in a hospital where lives are on the line. In one Ohio hospital system they face a greater challenge. How can several of the hospital buildings, spread out over a distance, communicate like they are one? 

    The Requirement: Create a seamless communication network so the hospitals can communicate together using the existing LTR communication system over four three channel sites.

    BridgeCom TL-NET Hospital SolutionThe Solution: Deploy BridgeCom Systems TL-NET multi-site networking communication system. The hospitals have four LTR sites with three channels each. The main site will use a TL-NET Gateway, connected to three TL-NET Controllers. Then the controllers will be connected to their existing repeaters, and finally to the internet. The three other sites will use a TL-NET MV-2 and TL-NET MV-1 connected to three BridgeCom BCR Repeaters. What do all the pieces do and how do

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  • August 7, 2015 Tim King

    Hoosier DMR adds new MV-DMR Bridge

    From Hoosier DMR Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HoosierDMR/posts/1472842543034680?notif_t=page_tag As we sit back and relish where Hoosier DMR has come from since its inception and the struggles we have endured, I am overwhelmed by the growth we have seen in just under a year....

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