CHAPTER 9.5 Transmitter Remote Control and Monitoring Systems

HAROLD HALLIKAINEN

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INTRODUCTION

This chapter presents an overview of the technology in current use for the control and monitoring of broadcast transmission systems. Since the majority of stations operates without a transmitter operator at the transmitter itself, it concentrates on the operation of remote transmitters and other transmission facilities. These techniques can also be applied to locally controlled equipment. The chapter covers:

  • A review of the regulatory and technical history of transmission control systems
  • Current control system technology
  • Transmission and monitoring equipment interface
  • Communications systems
  • User interface
  • Automation ...

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