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by awsherrill
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: The high leg
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: The high leg

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the OP was referring to three-phase closed delta with a high single phase leg, sometimes called a "stinger". Pretty common around here. Two of the single phase legs are the normal 120V, the high leg is around 208V. You have to be careful not to use that leg for s...
by awsherrill
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

Just a WAG, but...

If you pull up the recording device properties on the laptop sound card, are there a couple of option boxes having to do with "Exclusive Mode"? Would be under the Advanced tab.

Maybe un-checking those would keep NECAT from messing with levels.
by awsherrill
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: adjustable Studio desk
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: adjustable Studio desk

KEZO-FM in Omaha used to have adjustable height studio furniture, for their Todd & Tyler syndicated morning show. I saw it on a studio tour some years ago. Not sure if it was custom-built or something they adapted from an existing product. Since then they have relocated studios, and I'm not sure if ...
by awsherrill
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: KYFR radio
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: KYFR radio

Don't know anything about KYFR, but CSP is now known as Phasetek, with more or less the same people involved. You can still get some of the parts for the CSP stuff. I have a couple of phasing systems built by them.

You may want to contact Phasetek and see if they can provide documentation.
by awsherrill
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Aligned our STL this morning. Opinions?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Aligned our STL this morning. Opinions?

I had to jump back to the picture in the previous post a couple times before I realized the picture above is a split-screen of both ends of the system. :) I must be missing something...the Nicom unit at the top of the picture appears to be an FM broadcast transmitter or exciter, not a 950 MHz STL t...
by awsherrill
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Factory Reset XDS PRO1P
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Factory Reset XDS PRO1P

I am guessing Scott's receiver is one that doesn't have the front panel display, which means there is no access to a daily password for logging into the embedded web page or anything else.
by awsherrill
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"

Pretty sure that is a Sage Endec in the pics, which does have its own interrupt relays.

The box could be someone's homebrew version of a multi-station relay gismo. It does kinda look like there is a pair of wires between the box and the Endec relay outputs.
by awsherrill
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Wanna Play "Guess What's in the Grey Box?"

Given all of the XLR connectors spraying out of that box, I would guess it is somebody's half-assed distribution amplifier (or passive splitter). Maybe to split off air chain audio to different destinations.
by awsherrill
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: EAS911 Unit, trying to understand relay closures
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: EAS911 Unit, trying to understand relay closures

The other end of that cable should be going to either a TFT EAS-940 relay box, or else a homebrew relay apparatus, to insert EAS audio into an air chain. The DC voltage on one of your wires is probably coming from the relay coil(s) in the TFT relay box. The relay inside the EAS911 will route it to g...
by awsherrill
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 11422

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

The AMC-18 replacement satellite was successfully launched by Space-X yesterday evening (10/11). The C-band portion of it will be known as "SES-11". Reportedly it will be placed into service in late November. Typically the operator will switch from the old to the new bird in the middle of the night,...
by awsherrill
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: ETRS Reporting Forms 2 & 3 09/27/2017

What browser were you using? There were many, many problems reported by those trying to use Internet Exploder.

Firefox and Chrome apparently work much better with ETRS. I used Chrome for filing Forms 1 & 2 (still working on 3) and have had no problems.
by awsherrill
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 2213

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

I'm glad you were able to find a transmitter that suits your needs.

If you please, do report back after you have installed the box and lived with it for awhile.
by awsherrill
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Required acres of land
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Required acres of land

Not that they ever fall and lay out their full length.. Actually we had a tower fall in more or less a straight line. It was a 280-foot AM stick and was literally blown flat by a tornado. The wind lifted the base insulator up off the bottom pivot plate and everything fell sideways. The tower landed...
by awsherrill
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 2213

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

The VS-300 is 220 volt, but have one running on a 110 to 220 transformer I got off Amazon. Been running that way for several years. Nautel may be able to supply a 110 volt version now. The later model VS-300s have an upgraded power supply that will accept 110VAC on up to about 260VAC. We have a who...
by awsherrill
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

I believe OP is outside the US.

Wide Orbit has something they call "leader-follower" that does automated split insertion. Not cheap but that's how the big boys (allegedly) do it. Some of the other automation providers may have similar solutions but that's one I know about.