ICE Products - Industrial Communication Engineers
 
  
   I.C.E. engineers and staff technicians have prepared a list of free technical publications for customer reference. These cover a variety of subjects related to the usage of I.C.E. products, facility design and construction, lightning and over voltage protection, and product comparisons with other companies' goods.

  Written in easy-to-understand language for the non-technical
 

 
 
How to Conduct A Noise Audit Of Your Telecommunications Station
  A discussion of how to search for and find noise sources in or around your own communications station. You would be surprised at how much receiver noise in your own operation is being caused by your own equipment, lights, computers, home appliances, etc. Here's how to sniff it out and stop it. A good operating aid for Commercial and Amateur stations.
[Technical Publication #10]
Modern Beverage Receiving Antenna Construction And Installation 
A helpful guide to building your own beverage-type low noise receiving antenna for broadband use. Easy, do-it-yourself suggestions to optimize directional performance, even if you lack a farm to put it on. 
[Technical Publication #11]
Modern Lightning Protection For Radio Transmitting And Receiving Facilities: RF Entry Ports
   A basic study and discussion of how to protect transmission line lead-in cables and the equipment to which they are connected from transient voltages caused by lightning, wind, rain, snow, etc. 
[Technical Publication #30]
Modern Lightning Protection For Radio Facilities: AC Power Lines 
   A similar outline of how to protect equipment and prevent damage from voltage transients delivered to station by electric power lines. 
[Technical Publication #30A]
 Modern Lightning Protection For Radio Facilities: Telephone, Rotator, And Control Lines
Ideas and suggestions on how to implement a protective scheme to protect various unshielded entry cables  frequently used  in communication operations.
[Technical Publication #30B]
Modern Do-It-Yourself Grounding Techniques 
   Easy methods for assuring good performance from safety grounding systems used for these purposes. Simple materials available from local sources can do a fine job. You don't even need luck to make it work. 
[Technical Publication #31]
Bulkhead Grounding For Telecommunications Facilities
For Commercial, Industrial or Amateur communications facilities where professional appearance and results are required, this publication focuses on how to construct your own bulkhead ground system. Discuses materials, placement, and installation suggestions.
[Technical Publication #31A]
Using Water Pipe & Service Joints For RF Grounding - Please Don't 
   Many radio communication systems are built with equipment of extraordinary sophistication and investment - and then grounded to a cold water pipe or even worse. Here's why not only are these ground sources awful, but can even make voltage transient conditions and interference conditions worse than no ground at all. 
[Technical Publication #32]
Modern Coaxial Lightning Arrestors: Polyphaser Vs. I.C.E.
   A simple discussion of the technical and structural differences between coaxial lightning arrestors we build and those offered by Polyphaser. 
[Technical Publication #33]
Modern Coaxial Lightning Arrestors: Alpha Delta Vs. I.C.E.
   A simple discussion of the technical and structural differences between coaxial lightning arrestors we build and those offered by Alpha Delta. 
[Technical Publication #33a]
The Infamous Gas Tube
  Heralded as the great savior of the lightning world, discover in this pub just how awful gas tubes really are, and why their use in the modern RF environment is often inappropriate and sometimes catastrophic.
[Technical Publication #34]

FCC Interference Handbook

Out of print publication

offered as a public service

Technical Publication #85

Earth Grounding Construction Materials
Should you use large wire, small wire, copper, aluminum, strap, braid, solid, stranded, bare, covered, plated, or armored? A century of old fables and wives' tales ago up in smoke in this freebie.
[Technical Publication #35]
Grounding Coaxial Cable Shields: Why, Where, And How.
One of the most important features of good station design, this paper discusses why it's done, where it should be done, and how to do it. Even if you're a novice of not technically experienced, this easy-to-read publication may someday save your equipment, your facility, and maybe even your life.
[Technical Publication #36]
Fighting Back Against BCB Interference
Being pounded half to death by a local AM broadcaster? Punch him out with these simple, inexpensive ideas.
[Technical Publication #40]
Low Pass FIlters - It's What You Have And What You Do With It.
Thousands of low pass Filters have been sold over the past 30-40 years to users who installed them in a way they were, for the most part, useless. This important paper discusses how to choose  a low pass filter, how to rate them, and how to maintain them. Even if you  already own or plan to buy somebody else's filter we won't hold that against you. It's still free!
[Technical Publication #42]
Resolving 6 Meter Amateur Interference
   Long considered one of the most difficult types of interferences to fix, 6 meters is actually one of the easiest band to tame. It's only a matter of parts and process. 
[Technical Publication #42A]
Using Highpass Filters For TVI - And When Not To
   The most perplexing problem with interference to television reception is trying to decide whether a low pass filter on a transmitter or a high-pass filter on the TV receiver is most needed. This publication shows how to tell the difference; how to identify the type of interference being caused in most cases; and how to deal with it.
[Technical Publication #43]
 Mobile Radio Noise Elimination
If you're driving around town listening to the buzz and engine whine blues, pick up this free pub and help yourself enjoy the music. Includes troubleshooting techniques and helpful hints.
[Technical Publication #44]
Solving Telephone RF Interference - Helpful Hints And Suggestions
   Interference to telephones can be frustrating, almost insidious. Here's how to judge the nature of the interference  and how to go about solving it - or how to recognize when you can't. 
[Technical Publication #46]
AC Power Line Noise - Stop The Madness
   Tricks and tips on resolving AC power line noise, finding the source, dealing with power companies, etc. No need to spend a lot of dough or cry over spilled sparks!
[Technical Publication #47]
The Infamous ARC- The Hidden Interference Generator
   It's one of the most common and elusive types of interferences in the modern RF environment, yet it is virtually ignored in published material. Here's how to recognize it, find it, and stop it -free!
[Technical Publication #48]
Using Anti-Oxidants To Ensure Good Conductivity
   A basic discussion of how to maintain good interconnections in antenna joints, cable joints, tower joints, and other contact areas between metals, both similar abd dissimilar, in the telecommunications environment. Cheap, easy ways to do the job the right way is the first time - and then relax and enjoy it.
[Technical Publication #60]
"DC Grounded Antennas - The Myth, The Legend, The Fantasy"
   To Protect your station against lightning blasts and the inevitable damage resulting there from, choose a so called "DC Grounded" type antenna offered by many manufacturers, right? Wrong. Here's why. And what to look for when making  the choice. 
[Technical Publication #80]

A customer written application note:

Dodging Thorís Hammer

 How NOT to Have a QSO with the Clouds - Tom Cox, KT9OM

[Technical Publication #31C]

 

QST: Product review

AC Line Filter solves PC switch mode power supply RFI problem.

  

[Technical Publication #47A

 

 

 

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