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by ChuckG
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Aphex Compellor
Replies: 5
Views: 366

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: 16
Views: 875

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.
by ChuckG
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Bad hum
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Bad hum

I haven't checked the Marti transmitter yet(possible problem?). You bet it is. - if you have a Marti STL 10 transmitter, the power supply is a common source of hum/buzz in the audio. The factory supply runs hot, the caps eventually fail, the plug connector and pins fail, sometimes the PC board itse...
by ChuckG
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: You need this

IIRC, the freq response improved! You probably RC. One of those on each end converting from 600 ohms to 150 and back was an "old" trick to get better freq. response out of a dry pair. 8) Sometimes it was enough to get a short TELCO loop EQ'd reasonably well. 600' here between the STL receiver and t...
by ChuckG
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7640

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Lost satellite signal, found the dish pointed across the street. Actuator arm stripped and let loose, the force of the dish dropping down to vertical bent or loosened almost everything. Ugh. I think that dish is far too heavy for the light-duty polar mount it was installed on. After tilting it back ...
by ChuckG
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: You need this

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:24 am
I offered to go to the shop and bring back my distortion analyzer
I'm guessing you don't have the gold infused oxygen deprived phase stabilized test leads for that. And you're gonna plug it into just an ordinary outlet? Tsk tsk. The results would be completely meaningless. :lol: :lol:
by ChuckG
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: You need this

Don't bother unless your house is wired with oxygen-free Romex. And never mind the miles and miles of "ordinary" conductor between your house and the power plant. They also offer this to get around that: https://www.moon-audio.com/ps-audio-perfectwave-power-plant-5.html Sometimes a little bit of kn...
by ChuckG
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: You need this
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: You need this

Comparison of Audiophile AC power outlets:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/e ... utlets.htm
by ChuckG
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Static Dissipators?
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Static Dissipators?

They had a static problem which was treated with - as I recall - a 100,000 ohm non inductive resistor mounted across each insulator on the top set of guy wires all the way to the ground. I still have an AM site like that, each of the top insulators is bypassed with a large resistor. No idea of the ...
by ChuckG
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

The magic trick is chucking that masonry bit into a hammer drill. A regular drill has the tendency to do exactly what you're saying it does, instead of hammering the concrete into chunks the bit can then remove, it walks to the side.
by ChuckG
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7640

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

I had been wondering if it was down yet. My remaining client that hasn't been moved still doesn't have cash to do so and I haven't had time to log into any of their receivers to see if they are down. If they're on a service that offers a backup stream they may not even notice unless they catch the ...
by ChuckG
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Any opinion on MACHLETT transmitter tubes.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Any opinion on MACHLETT transmitter tubes.

The Machlett name is owned by by Penta Labs. They use it on their (almost certainly Chinese made) microwave tubes. Just another legacy name slapped on what is now garbage. Like Amperex...Richardson bought the name and uses it on Chinese made 4-400's.
by ChuckG
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Moving SS32 to new Win 7 machines
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Moving SS32 to new Win 7 machines

32 bit, 64 bit, doesn't matter to Scott. Nor does it use much memory. The on-air machines can be just about anything as long as the audio cards fit. Production you'll build up to run your audio editors, Adobe or whatever you choose. TLC will be just fine on whatever you end up with. ASI no longer ke...
by ChuckG
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7640

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Never a dull moment but I don't know if my nerves can stand much more vehicle problems. Agreed there. At the end of the day you really just want to get back home. Having to call a second tow truck ("how the hell did you do that?") to extricate the first tow truck you called ("how the hell did you d...