March 2022 - Media Coverage
Radio World has published an article on transmitters and focus on the installation of one of our Ecreso transmitters for WSHR(FM). Below you will find an extract from that article, Click here to read the full article on their website:
Radio World Buyer’s Guide articles are intended to help readers understand why their colleagues chose particular products to solve various technical situations. This month’s articles focus on transmitters.
WSHR(FM) on Long Island in New York recently deployed a new 5 kilowatt transmitter manufactured by Ecreso, part of WorldCast Systems.
The noncommercial educational station is licensed to Sachem Public Schools in Lake Ronkonkoma and is operated largely by students. It takes a professional approach and broadcasts a CHR format.
Around 2020, Sachem began an RFQ process for a new 5 kilowatt transmitter. WSHR General Manager and Chief Broadcast Engineer Mark Laura said he wanted a transmitter that could operate in a somewhat harsh environment and offered good redundancy, preferably with a good built-in audio processor too.
“Our station is in a very competitive market and it’s a very important asset to our school district,” he said.
Laura had seen the Ecreso 10 kW FM transmitters at an NAB Show. “I liked the amplifiers’ clean, planar design and the hot-swappable components for easy maintenance. You could see the quality in the circuit design and the transmitter’s overall construction.”
He eventually settled on the Ecreso 5 kW Full Redundancy version for WSHR’s transmitter project, with dual exciters and extra power supplies to maximize uptime.
The transmitter was delivered before the new building was ready, and a replacement power input panel was shipped to accommodate the 208V three phase at the site (European 3 phase is 380V).
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