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by ChuckG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Source needed for a few misc parts:
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Source needed for a few misc parts:

Steve....I think I found the problem, shorted wiring at the meter but the meter seems OK. I'll let you know when I reassemble it..and thank you very much for the offer. I also found out that when you order Mica caps from Kintronics they come drop-shipped from Commercial Radio Company. I tried callin...
by ChuckG
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

AM talk morning show interviews and phone calls. For that kind of use the dbx will be just fine. It's done all the time with this kind of tool in live and conference settings. Talk is different to full programme material where a multiband excels. I'd try it for plain voice, might work fine. You can...
by ChuckG
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

I have one of those stuck in front of an STL, another I keep in my parts box as an emergency replacement for all sorts of applications. It's the best $150 compressor you can buy.....there are far worse, Alesis, Sampson, Behringer... but it's still a $150 compressor. You can hear it operate no matter...
by ChuckG
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Harris 5K
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Harris 5K

Where are you located? Wichita? Contact Mike Patton in Baton Rouge, LA. (225) 752-4189 Best in the business with this stuff.
by ChuckG
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Broadcast Tools SS8.2 Power Supply
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Broadcast Tools SS8.2 Power Supply

I have one switching a webstream running on two AC:AC transformers in a plastic Bud box. I used a 36 V CT not 34.5 and a 9.5V instead of 10.5 but nothing seems to care. Probably $20 in parts. Those OEM power supplies don't last anywhere near as long as the switchers do...they run pretty hot.
by ChuckG
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Source needed for a few misc parts:
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Source needed for a few misc parts:

Looking for the following parts for misc repairs, or a source for any of them. Must be Antique Collins day lol. Adujstable coil contact fingers. 1950's Collins phasor, not sure who built the coils. unnamed.jpg Also need one of these. Common point tank circuit. I know Dan at Commercial Radio used to ...
by ChuckG
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sat downlink problem
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Sat downlink problem

What has changed recently? New antennas nearby? I've had WiMax installations wipe my C-band stuff right out. Are the SunCom dishes all co-located where TI could possibly be affecting them all? Looking at the LNB output with a spectrum analyzer might be interesting.
by ChuckG
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis Console issue
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Arrakis Console issue

Replaced the VCA chip, seems to be solved.
by ChuckG
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Required acres of land
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Required acres of land

Ouch on a half-acre...sometimes the land just isn't available. At 50% guyed, which is very doable, it'd be a plot of 190 X 190 or 0.8 acres. Local zoning may require more, if they require you own any land onto which the tower may fall. Not that they ever fall and lay out their full length..but argui...
by ChuckG
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Blue tooth mixer and high school games
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

The bluetooth mixer connects to a bluetooth enabled cellphone. Tried it, didn't like it. Bluetooth just wasn't all that reliable. Usually saw the mixer, but not always. Had to re-do the "pair" thing on the phone too often. There are XLR adapters to fit many phones...plug your mixer into that. One ex...
by ChuckG
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis Console issue
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Arrakis Console issue

I had considered that, problem is 11 of the 12 channels would have to have a fault. When one particular channel is on -air, IIRC it's channel #5, putting any other channel in program or audition drops the level on that #5 by 20db. Any other combination of channels works fine. It has to be something ...
by ChuckG
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis Console issue
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Arrakis Console issue

Arrakis 2000SCT-12S console. One particular channel drops levels about 20 db when any other channel is put into either program or audition. All other channels play nicely with each other. Out of ideas, the dumpster is looking like a promising solution...but I'd really like to fix it if possible. Ide...
by ChuckG
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Remote Control
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Sine Remote Control

There used to be serial connected software for those that made programming a lot easier, but it seems to have disappeared.
by ChuckG
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Aphex Compellor
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Aphex Compellor

Clinton; I have a printed manual. Message me with the email address and I'll scan it for you. There are some recommended settings in the book, depending on what you are using it for. It's really hard to make a Compellor sound bad though. No common failures, no mods that are worthwhile. They work jus...
by ChuckG
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

Elenos makes good stuff. We have a couple of their 5kW FM boxes and they, so far, just run. Not sure I want to try to fix them though, they are tightly packed.