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by w9wi
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Bad day for, uh, something...
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Bad day for, uh, something...

Not sure this is what I wanted to see at our tower.....
buzzard.jpg
by w9wi
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: More TV mergers coming soon.
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: More TV mergers coming soon.

Imho the uhf discount has been obsolete for 35 years.

I'm on both sides of the coin about relaxing the ownership limits, but they should be the same on both bands.
by w9wi
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC announces incentive auction results (Repack!)
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: FCC announces incentive auction results (Repack!)

If they're licensed as LPTVs they aren't protected. If they would interfere with any full-power or Class A station, they must move to new channels or go dark. In many markets, new channels may not be available. If they *wouldn't* interfere and they're below channel 37, they can stay put. If they're ...
by w9wi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: STL dropouts....back today
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: STL dropouts....back today

Digital television DX is not totally impossible. (it is a lot harder than it was in analog) I have a Silicon Dust HD Homerun network-attached ATSC tuner, and a Perl program which continuously scans all 51 (for the time being) channels. I've captured, on a couple of occasions, the MPB TV station from...
by w9wi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Unplayable audio files
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Unplayable audio files

It's become a moot point -- I had to ignore them for awhile & go work on the EAS box & they weren't willing to wait that long.
by w9wi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Unplayable audio files
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Unplayable audio files

Due to the nature of the content I can't make a sample available. (more than anything else I'm just venting:) , our newspeople sometimes seem to think "a file is a file is a file, why can't we play everything the police give us?" I think some of these security vendors are trying to lock in their cus...
by w9wi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Unplayable audio files
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Unplayable audio files

Anyone run into what claims to be a .WAV file but won't play except in the proprietary software that created it? I have a data CD with a number of .WAV files. I've tried iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, and VLC. None will play it. Most say "unsupported" -- VLC says it's 23 seconds long but i...
by w9wi
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC AM Database
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: FCC AM Database

I'm sure it could be written for a smartphone but... They're in the process of moving the TV data into a new License Management System database. My recollection is they intend radio to follow suit eventually. I don't suppose anyone has any idea how far along that project is? (probably not at all...)
by w9wi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC Waives Incentive Auction Silent Period
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: FCC Waives Incentive Auction Silent Period

I kinda think the bigger news in yesterday's release is that they expect the new channel assignment letters to be in stations' hands by next Monday.
by w9wi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: 5.1 to 2.0 downmix card?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

5.1 to 2.0 downmix card?

Anyone know of a not-too-horribly-expensive device to do a downmix from 5.1 to stereo, preferably in the SDI embedded domain? Our network receivers are sources on our router. Nearly all our *destinations* are 2.0 stereo. When we route a network receiver to any of these destinations... we don't get t...
by w9wi
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How many entries are in your HOST file?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: How many entries are in your HOST file?

16 to block various subhosts of zedo.com which was responsible for an annoying collection of popunder ads. (I'm redirecting them to localhost although I'm sure 0 would work just as well) For some reason I also added addthis.com (another ad-hosting site). I don't recall them doing anything unreasonab...
by w9wi
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Translators
Replies: 29
Views: 1860

Re: Translators

If an AM stations has a translator that is rebroadcasting it's signal within it coverage area can they have another translator just outside the coverage area with it rebroadcasting from the 1st translator? If that makes sense? Given that it's too early in my day, I'm probably going to get this wron...
by w9wi
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: ATSC: MGT tables_defined
Replies: 0
Views: 199

ATSC: MGT tables_defined

I'm working my way through our annual PSIP checklist.. We've changed encoders/muxes since last time & I'm having a bit of trouble reconciling what's going on here. I have a theory on what they're looking at but I'm interested what you all think... "The tables_defined field in the MGT must be 3 + hig...