AC power line question
tacos at fetrow.org
Thu Jul 5 00:24:35 CDT 2012
Correct, except for the last ting. The last time I worked in
broadcasting was 2007.
I still dabble, but not full time currently.
I happen to agree the price of low sulphur diesel has gone through the
roof. HOWEVER, if one would buy non-road-taxed diesel, it would not
have changed that much.
Still, this was in the mid 90s, and it was fact.
On Jul 4, 2012, at 4:54 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu> writes:
>>> However, and this is the point of my story,
>>> the road taxed fuel, and the maintenance visit
>>> for a stand-by unit that ran too long, cost less
>>> than half what power normally cost from the
>>> co-op for two weeks.
>> Interesting. That does not seem possible. Our experience is about
>> 10 times worse.
>> We have found that the typical home generator can only generate
>> about 4 or 5 kwh per gallon. At $3.60 cents a gallon, that is at
> Did you miss the parts where Chip said he was running a 50kw
> transmitter (which probably won't run so well off your "typical home
> generator", which runs off of gas, not diesel, anyway)?
> He also hasn't worked in the broadcast industry for in excess of 15
> years. As you are well aware the cost of diesel and cost of grid
> electricity has not stayed in lockstep in these last years.
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