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by Bill DeFelice
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

I've been using them for rocks for Belar RF amps. Guess I'm going to have to find a "plan b" now.
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Quiet UPS
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Quiet UPS

FYI: Been using APC brand for years and while some work fine with the batteries lasting for many years there are a few that seem to overcharge the batteries to the point of bulging and failure. FYI: I do notice the APC fans will come on when the batteries begin to get warm and swollen, so that's a t...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 2200 or 5500I or something else
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: 2200 or 5500I or something else

I have to say that I am underwhelmed by the OmniOne. I've had decent luck with them on AM but I agree with your FM analysis. They just don't sound that good. I have an Omnia One that I use as an emergency loaner and pretty much agree, but if you run something in front of it I've had very good luck ...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How many entries are in your HOST file?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: How many entries are in your HOST file?

Since I regularly use a Mac I use a program called Little Snitch instead of filling a host file with entries. I usually block IPs and URLs like malware links or other bad actors. It saves a lot of time. It's been awhile but I think there use to be a similar program called Black Ice for the Windows p...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Possessed Barix 500 Reboots Itself
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Possessed Barix 500 Reboots Itself

I also believe you can mute the unit from audibly reciting its IP over the air, too.
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Classic Optimod Refurbisher Bill Sacks Passes
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Classic Optimod Refurbisher Bill Sacks Passes

I wasn't aware that he was the same Bill from Straight Wire Audio. Talk about a small world.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Classic Optimod Refurbisher Bill Sacks Passes
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Classic Optimod Refurbisher Bill Sacks Passes

An engineering colleague just informed me that Bill Sacks apparently lost his battle with cancer. I don't have any other details at the present time.

Condolences going out to his wife, Kim and the rest of his family.
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML

Designing the site is one thing, but maintaining it is a whole 'nother beast. You may want to explore content management systems like WordPress which can be custom tailored. I'm sure some of the hosting you mentioned either has WP or their own CMS that can do an equally good job. If properly configu...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian or Station Playlist?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Simian or Station Playlist?

I wrote the original 2007 review for StationPlaylist for Radio World and I thought (and still do) StationPlaylist is much more reliable than Simian or its predecessor, WaveStation. I heard about a horror story about a station having so much trouble with WS that ad clients started jumping ship from t...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: TOH time tones
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: TOH time tones

I seem to recall, either in a written piece in one of the broadcast publications or on a video, Larry Titus built the custom tone generator for WTIC. I recall a rack mounted device, possibly with a display screen but it was many, many years ago I remember the video or article.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Internet Firewall Importance
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Internet Firewall Importance

Thanks for the background there. Hadn't heard of it previously.
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Internet Firewall Importance
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Internet Firewall Importance

Gibson Research (ie Steve Gibson) are not without controversy, but their shields up test is a very easy and quick test to find obvious problems with inbound ports. Just curious why Gibson might be considered controversial. I've used his Spinrite program as well as his ShieldsUp test and haven't not...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SEASONS BEST WISHES
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: SEASONS BEST WISHES

Deep Thought wrote:May the only red lights you see be on Rudolph's nose. :mrgreen:
And on your towers, should they be required.

Please, whatever you do, don't drink and drive ... you might spill your drink.
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Program or hardware that will run a school TV channel???
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Program or hardware that will run a school TV channel???

How do you get your signal from your system into the cable tv feed? How do you get your signal to the cable company? I've always wondered how people do it! On our particular cable system we have what's called the institutional net, or I-Net for short. It's a private cable (fiber) loop that serves a...
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Program or hardware that will run a school TV channel???
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Program or hardware that will run a school TV channel???

I pulled my invoice from September 2014 and the system with 2 hours of training and two years of extended software support clocked in at under $4400.