Voting system adjustment
After a few days with the new Kenwood link receiver in place it appears to be functioning very well, but the audio output does not have the same 'composite equalization' as the former Motorola Motrac receiver had. The audio feed to the voting systems has more high-frequency noise energy in it than the previous receiver, thus causing the voting systems to mistake full quieting signals from the W8TVC site as being noisy.
With the assistance of Tom N8STZ on 52.42, I was able to adjust (via the placement of a .01mfd cap in the audio) the output of the link receiver to properly feed the voting receivers. The voters appear to be functioning properly now.
Additionally, this being the fourth 'hot' day in a row without any 6mtr intermod at the Empire site, it appears as though the intermod problem of last summer is gone. This is very good news. Apparently a potential source of the problem was discovered last January during a tower climb for the broadcast stations on site. I owe Glen Walker and Del Reynolds a few cold beers in thanks.
73 John KF8KK