John Beckman - W4BTX HAM RADIO "A PAST TIME FOR A LIFETIME"
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So today let;s walkabout Audio. What is the most frequent question of others in a QSO? "How's my audio?" I guess it is because of my long time work in the best field, along whit over sixty years of hamming, that i am extremely critical of lousy ado. And I find it everywhere. Oddly enuf, the beset audio I;be found is on ham radio. I supposes thy is because most of our transceivers now haw a way to visually check our incoming and outgoing audio.
Commercial TV is awful. Every show has, almost violent, extremed in audio. One show has low ado, the next HS me reaching for the volume controls to keep the audio form blasting me out of my chair. Podcasts on the Internet are-another source of terrible Audi. A program will have a decent level and then when it breaks for a commercial can almost see the red needle on the UU meter somewhere slamming against the pin.
When I was a youngster working at little daytime radio stations one of the first things we learned was to watch-that meter and keep the audio level. At some stations there was a limiter that automatically lowered the audio if it got to high.
I don;t know much about Podcasts. Do they not have anyone riding a control board to turn the pot up or down as needed? All I know is that bad suasion, not only drives me nuts, but also drives me to another show.
On my TV I have a program on my phone which allows me to control the audio level and quality that races my hearing aids. Blue tooth, I imagine. But on my computer I;m constantly reaching for the volume control to turn it up, or turn if down. Maybe I am too sensitive to lousy audio. How do you fell about it?
73 until next time.