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by RodeoJack
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 675

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: 675

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: 272

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: 272

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: 242

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: 18
Views: 2282

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: 18
Views: 2282

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: 439

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: 439

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: 846

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: 902

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: 350

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: 181

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: 547

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: 230

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.