GENERAL SERVICES

I am available to do contract engineering and special project work for any AM and/or FM broadcast facility. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to transmitter installation & repair, AM directional antenna systems, all types of RF measurements, studio construction & maintenance, computers, networking, various automation systems, etc.

Although the bulk of my clients are located generally in the southern half of the country, I am open to work most anywhere there is a need. I am available 24/7 by phone for consultation for any engineering related problems or emergencies.

ANTENNA MEASUREMENTS

The FCC still requires that all AM stations measure their antenna emissions annually. Commonly referred to as "NRSC Measurements", the FCC also requires that these measurements be made annually on all AM stations no more than 14 months apart. I have the expertise and equipment necessary to make these measurements. Over the years this has become a particular specialty of mine to where I have developed a sizeable client list for just this one service alone.

In order to make this service more affordable, I perform these measurements for all the stations at the same time each year (early Fall). Spreading the travel costs and other expenses amongst a large group in this way, allows me to provide the service at very reasonable prices for everyone. More detailed information on NRSC Measurements, rates, and other technical data is available by clicking on the appropriate links on this page.

ABOUT ME

My name is Norm Laramee. My full-time job is as Chief Engineer for the Cox multi-station cluster in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I oversee multiple studios, FM sites, and a 6-tower 50kW AM facility. In addition, I do contract work for a number of other stations in the area including two more 6-tower directional AM stations.

Having worked 47 years in Broadcasting thus far, has provided me with a fairly well-rounded tool kit of experience to draw from. Even so, I can never say that "I've seen it all". There's always something new on the horizon, usually unexpected, that makes life more interesting and adds to the "tool kit".