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by RodeoJack
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RFI-Resistant USB Audio Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 284

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: 135
Views: 6146

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: 135
Views: 6146

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: 606

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: 606

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: 963

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: 963

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: 395

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: 395

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: 331

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: 2431

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: 2431

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: 533

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: 533

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: 977

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...