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by dbuckley
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

jantonuk wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:13 pm
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.
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

Although the dbx compressors are great tools, they are probably the wrong shaped tools for the job you want.

This is a compressor intended to be inserted in the channel of a mixer for a single instrument, not a compressor intended to tame an entire mix.
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: IP address
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: IP address

Instead of typing <ip address>, type http://<ip address>
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM coverage area
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: FM coverage area

If one goes to http://nautel.com and click "NUG sign-in" at the top of every page, and then register, one gets access to a coverage calculator, which knows about terrain, and thus can give you an attempt at seeing where you can reach from where you might want to transmit from.
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Thanks; the Marti SCD/SGC pair look the ticket, and BE still appear to make them!!! Or, at least, they are not listed as discontinued. :D

Funnily enough I have a Metrosonic receiver...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Conventional SCA encoders/ decoders still widely available, using 67 Khz subcarrier--with DTMF tones Help me out here, TPT; could you name a couple of brands? My google fu is failing to find anything at all. Edited to ad: it's the SCA bit I'm having trouble with, DTMF encoders and decoders not so m...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Here is a hardware solution. It decodes DTMF itself and specifically mentions commercial insertion in it's propaganda sheet. DEVA Broadcast DB8000 You posted whilst I was writing... This will make you laugh. I like the Deva stuff, we've got a couple of their DB7000s. I've looked at their solutions ...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

For the most part, not legal--unless you are outside the U.S. Yes, am outside the US; I've not looked at the licence docs, but I've had it suggested to me that what we have is multiple transmit licences, so we could in theory produce a completely different programme for each transmit location and b...
by dbuckley
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Splitting coverage into markets

Our little station is about to have a small collection of translators (the first was supposed to be online May 1st...) and I've had this idea that with some jiggery pokery i could have different adverts playing at each translator, the same way that some national stations split up into regions for ad...
by dbuckley
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Mounting stuff to old concrete block wall?

Yeah, rent (or invest in) a SDS drill, which is the answer for knocking holes in masonry. So much better than a "standard" drill with a hammer mode.

And safety glasses. And ear defenders. Though strangely SDS drilling is much quieter than old school hammer.
by dbuckley
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: EAS Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: EAS Issue

Here's a link to a Crawford Broadcasting engineering newsletter that discusses the possible issue. Does sound suspiciously like what you're suffering, doesn't it? If the PPM encoders were screwing over EAS tones, every station in the land would be screaming, but they're not (I presume...?) so it mu...
by dbuckley
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: EAS Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: EAS Issue

The EAS "tones" seem to make it through the system in that they can be heard on air. But EAS decoders (multiple SAGE units, and possibly other brands) can't seem to decode them "off air" after they pass through the AXIA system. This is a long-shot, but I wonder if it is a similar issue to trying to...
by dbuckley
Thu May 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BW Broadcast transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: BW Broadcast transmitter

We've just ordered a couple of TR300s for translator sites, and a TX1000 as a main TX backup, so I hope these are isolated incidents.

I've had email conversations with BW, and they seem to be responsive people, so maybe give them a call...?
by dbuckley
Tue May 02, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XLR Mic switch or what ?
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: XLR Mic switch or what ?

On the cheap? Well, you could wire each mic in parallel to each room/small mixer. My first thought too. If there are no reasons why you cant do this, it would certainly (in an analogue world) be the easiest and most cost-effective way. Possible technical problems include mics that require phantom p...
by dbuckley
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Rivendell Radio Automaiton
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

Re: Rivendell Radio Automaiton

It's always interesting to hear about stations that have Station Playlist or Simian problems and have come to the conclusion their problems revolve around Windows reliability. We don't have a problem , the stationplaylist runs just fine, and we like it. The system is rock solid stable. Except when ...