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by RodeoJack
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Update Error
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Barix 500 Update Error

OK... you're trying to understand two separate issues at the same time. As to firmware: The Barix "Extreamer 500" can actually work as an "Extreamer" (decoder) or an "Instreamer" (encoder), depending on what firmware you have loaded into it. As they come, the "500" models come with selectable "STL" ...
by RodeoJack
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Update Error
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Barix 500 Update Error

In the unit you're using for the "receiver", the 3 url lines are chosen from the top down. If a stream is available at #3, but nothing is available at the 1 or 2 urls, then 3 will play. If, while 3 is running, a valid stream becomes available from the URL 1 or 2 field, then that stream will take ove...
by RodeoJack
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: EAS over Barix
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: EAS over Barix

I'm looking at the possibility of remotely locating the receiver for one of my EAS monitoring assignments. Of course the least expensive way to bring it back to the station is using Barix over the Internet. Comments? thanks, John No problem and, as long as you have a good link-up, no issues. Have d...
by RodeoJack
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Rivendell Radio Automaiton
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Rivendell Radio Automaiton

Shane wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:09 am
RodeoJack: Please check your PMs. I have a question for you.
Done!
by RodeoJack
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Rivendell Radio Automaiton
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

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. Maybe the odds have worked in my favor, but I have nearly zero problems with Windows. I have Simian installations, running u...
by RodeoJack
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer

I generally use VNC and Team Viewer. Each has its strengths. The main issue with VNC is that, unless you have its computer on its own static IP, you have to clear a path to it with port forwarding. That means you need access to your router, which not everyone is comfortable with and which some ISPs ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer

I have 3 stations using XP, and the versions that Team Viewer makes available won't load on any of their computers. Team viewer does get along well with Simian on any 7 & up install I've done.

You might have to try VNC or see if something like Logmein might work.
by RodeoJack
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Possessed Barix 500 Reboots Itself
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: Possessed Barix 500 Reboots Itself

Generally, turning off the IP readout would only be risky if you have the network settings on DHCP. Even then, you could find the box by looking up the connected device table in your router. That said, this is a strange one. You've done everything I've heard be recommended in a case like this. About...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix levels
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Barix levels

The bargraph on the instreamer is a good indicator of how it sees your levels. If your -10 is hitting the last red dot, you've run out of bits. Your ideal level into the Barix will depend on whether you have any AGC/limiting before it. If you do, you can go right up to the red, though, given the dec...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian or Station Playlist?
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Simian or Station Playlist?

With all due respect, there is no reliability issue with Simian. I've used Simian in single and multiple-instance modes for close to 20 years. The early versions had some issues with the multi-instance configuration, but I worked with BSI and those problems were soon resolved. Since then, any issues...
by RodeoJack
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Optimod 9100B/2 Refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Optimod 9100B/2 Refurb

I hear there are a couple of other shops that have Bob Orban's blessing, when it comes to the inner workings of the Optimod. In practicality though, I only know about the Sacks' operation, having used them a couple of times. Kim is fully qualified to do this work should she choose to continue the ef...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator ID Options
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Translator ID Options

A couple of years back, I had a client receive a NOV over this issue. The inspector alleged the client translator was not doing any IDs. because he could not hear them. The client's attorney sent back a reply, referencing the rule that included FSK identification, pointed out the client uses it and ...
by RodeoJack
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 5kW Power Rock Manual?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: 5kW Power Rock Manual?

Dale H. Cook wrote:I have a scan, which I need to send to Continental for their site. Sometime before Christmas I will upload it to my site for you.
Thanks, Dale.
by RodeoJack
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 5kW Power Rock Manual?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

5kW Power Rock Manual?

Looking for a PDF of the Continental 315R-1, 5kW "Power Rock". I have hard copies, but carry a lot of my clients' manuals on my laptop & prefer to keep the books on the shelf for "real" problems.

Haven't been able to search one out, so thought I'd try here.

Thanks.

-Jack
by RodeoJack
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Telos AA Encoder w/Shoucast, Possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Telos AA Encoder w/Shoucast, Possible?

Most of my client stations use Barix Instreamers. They're compatible with Shoutcast/Icecast, are fully hardware and aren't all that expensive. They can also stream to more than one server, so long as you set them up with the same password.