All throughout January, February and March, The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Mardi Gras Madness series. Shows include the 10th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball featuring Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Marc Broussard, Bonerama and many more acts straight from New Orleans. Not only is the Brooklyn venue bringing some of the best New Orleans music around, but every show will be accompanied by a New Orleans menu, courtesy of their award-winning chef and owner Michael Psilakis!Dr. John, Rebirth, Bonerama & More Are Bringing Mardi Gras Madness To NYCThe upcoming series features five shows, including the Jambalaya Brass Band on January 22nd, Funky Dawgz Brass Band on January 23rd, Black Tie Brass Band on January 29th and 30th, and the Jambalaya Brass Band w/ DJ Ev&Flow on February 9th, aka Fat Tuesday. For those looking to attend the shows and chow down on some delicious crawfish, you’re in luck! L4LM is hosting a contest, where the winner will receive two tickets and two crawfish platters to the show of their choosing!All you have to do is enter the contest below. Good luck!Be sure to check out the whole Mardi Gras Madness series right here!
Anritsu has announced the release of a new 2-port 700 MHz PIM analyzer. The PIM Master MW82119B-0703 is a dual-function solution that can conduct two-port RF PIM measurements where the two CW tones are transmitted separately from two different Tx ports, as well as traditional one-port RF PIM measurements. With this new solution, RF field engineers and technicians, and third-party contractors can conduct highly accurate PIM measurements and conduct troubleshooting in the FirstNet Band 14 and Band 17 spectrum for co-located sites.By offering separate RF outputs for each of the two CW tones, the two-port PIM Master is fully compliant with the Method of Procedure (MoP) used by field engineers testing the FirstNet network. The PIM Master MW82119B-0703 has two Tx ports that allow for one CW signal to transmit from a Band 14 antenna and another CW signal to transmit from a Band 17 antenna. This configuration simulates real world conditions and makes troubleshooting PIM more accurate.The MW82119-0703 can also function as a traditional one-port PIM test set for verifying PIM in cable and antenna systems. To convert between a two-port and a single port PIM measurement solution, the user simply connects or removes the supplied jumper cable between the two ports. Cost-of-test in the field is lowered because the MW82119-0703 can more efficiently troubleshoot Rx noise floor creating PIM issues that affect KPIs. Test time is reduced because multiple antennas can be compared on a single display, which subsequently shortens time spent on rooftops finding customer-impacting PIM issues.The new MW82119B-0703 has the same compact, lightweight, portable field-proven form factor with the same battery life and easy-to-use GUI as existing PIM Master instruments. It is a 40 Watt, battery-operated PIM analyzer featuring Site Master line sweep capability. With the Site Master option included, the PIM Master is able to fully certify cable and antenna system performance, measuring PIM, Distance-to-PIM, Return Loss, VSWR, Cable Loss and Distance-to-Fault with a single test instrument. PIM Master includes a large, outdoor viewable display and intuitive user interface that is optimized for field conditions.
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