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by RodeoJack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX-10 Controller Probs
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: DX-10 Controller Probs

Ditto on recommending you talk with Ralph. I just finished a frequency change on a DX-10. There are some capacitor-type changes in the new models, which we had to adapt to my client's rig. Ralph worked through the version numbers, went out to the factory and got some pictures of a model that was und...
by RodeoJack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA BTA1M transmitter
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: RCA BTA1M transmitter

So... why did the industry move away from the 833 and over to the 4-400? It seemed the 833-based transmitters were better performers, especially those that were still in use as the Dorrough and CRL processors were introduced. I'm guessing the industry felt the same way, introducing the 4-500 and , f...
by RodeoJack
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Dead Harris - X1000B Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Dead Harris - X1000B Suggestion

I lean toward the AM-1A but haven't much experience with their support lately. You shouldn't need it much. In my experience, kept clean and cool, their gear has run as reliably as anyone else's. Come to think of it, I have a couple of their transmitters, running in hot, humid and dusty buildings th...
by RodeoJack
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: 6 KW Transmitter Ballpark price

Just wondering why no mention of BE? I understand some may want to push them toward the "Yugo" pile, but I have a couple of their STX FM rigs and a whole raft of AM-X variants. Can't say I've had any more trouble with their products than anyone else's and, for the most part, they've run without a mu...
by RodeoJack
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: No sound onair after fading in Outside Broadcast feed

For the canceling to be heard as described, a monaural board monitor would have to be a sum of both channels. Merely sampling one side or the other would result in good audio regardless of phase. If the poster has control of the audio processor (he didn't say if he was AM or FM), he could try turnin...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RFI-Resistant USB Audio Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: RFI-Resistant USB Audio Interface

This doesn't address the budget issue, but if all else fails, get a "USB Matchbox II" from Henry. It replaces the computer audio circuitry, is balanced in and out and can produce +10 to drive a transmitter directly, if you needed to. I have 3 of these in a 5kW AM station, sitting less than 100 feet ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7623

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

My daughter and I finished an install this week. 3.7m dish from Dawnco. With a Bird Dog, looped through to a spec-an, and then final-peaking with one of the station's XDS receivers, we got 12.9s out of it... called it good and locked it down.
by RodeoJack
Sun May 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 149
Views: 7623

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

Hey All, We've got our massive main dish still pointed at AMC-8. But we've got a spare mesh dish on a polar mount that used to be pointed at Galaxy 16. So my thought was: #1. Move the mesh dish to AMC-15. #2. Move all the receivers to the mesh dish #3. Move the main dish #4. Move all receivers back...
by RodeoJack
Sun May 07, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BW Broadcast transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: BW Broadcast transmitter

Interesting.

My experience with them has been completely different.

British sensibilities, maybe?

I'd love to have Nautel everywhere. Unfortunately, not everyone can budget for a Cadillac. For them, BW fits many applications very well, IMHO.
by RodeoJack
Fri May 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BW Broadcast transmitter
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: BW Broadcast transmitter

I've got a bunch of BW gear out there... some 25 or so units of various sizes. I've had one power supply and one exciter board fail. Both units were returned to BW, which turned the repairs around quickly at reasonable prices. The failure rate I've experienced has been no worse than any other brand,...
by RodeoJack
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: MW10B-A little help?

I have some of that as well, but I have to say I'm getting very good service from the last 3 AM tube rigs I have ... a couple of 5kW Power Rocks and a Continental 316F-1. The Continental is about to give way to a DX-10, but will make an excellent aux. So long as the tubes are available and Continent...
by RodeoJack
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: MW10B-A little help?

Might be the tubes. On the other hand, it seems odd that you'd go from 10kW to less than 2 without noticing it on the way. That's a sudden drop to lay at the feet of an aging tube. This might seem simplistic, but considering you're getting such a dramatic change by raising the filament voltage... ar...
by RodeoJack
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Update Error
Replies: 6
Views: 465

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: 465

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: 379

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...