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by kkiddkkidd
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: TFT 3320 CAP converter
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: TFT 3320 CAP converter

TFT now truly means "Try'n Fix This"...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Update Error
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Barix 500 Update Error

Did you try the factory reset? IIRC, hold down the reset switch for 10+ seconds.

I recall hearing about a firmware recovery mode if an update fails but it sounds like yours just won't upload the new FW.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Harris CD Link

And I'll bet he has had ZERO trouble with it. If it is 10 years old, the control PS is probably ready to give up (if it hasn't already). Make sure that you have a MAP40-3003 handy (the same as in the CD Link RX & StarGuide RX's. That is about the only chronic problem that I have found with the AM1'...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 67
Views: 2897

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

My Eb/No looks really bad. 20170315_095744.jpg ...Lee HA... I bet. That looks like a clients C5/AMC8 dish way back in the '80's. A tornado blew away a neighboring house but didn't damage the studio building or tower. Their mesh dish looked much like yours from wood & sheetrock debris. The old SA SE...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

Just be sure to shoot video. You could be the next youtube star...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Harris CD Link

Today I replaced the Power One MAP40-3003 ps with a brand new one... The RX powered up this time but still showing Sync Fault. The owner ordered a Nicom pair to get off of the Verizon AirCard link and we will be hunting a working CD Link RX.

Later,
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Harris CD Link

I talked with the owner yesterday about putting up a UBNT link to the site. It should be good with a pair of 5.8 Rockets and 30 or 34 dBi dishes. The path is clear from reasonable elevations on both ends.

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Harris CD Link

Thanks, We just aren't feeling real warm and fuzzy about putting $5k into a 15yo set of equipment that can be replaced for $3600 with a Nicom or Armstrong. After a bunch of digging. It appears that the PS is a Power One MAP40-3003... Ironically the same as BE uses on the AMx series of TX for control...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

I am planning on calling ICM Monday. I have just acquired a very nice GE MastrII currently on something like 49.3mhz that I am going to convert to 6m. I am hoping to get the channel elements recrystaled before they close up.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

The line below the closure notice is fairly ironic considering the news.... ICM is a proud supplier to Radio Shack.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Harris CD Link
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Harris CD Link

Hi all, I have a client with a broken Harris CD Link system following a lightning strike Thursday night.. It is the only pair that I have at any client and they can't find the manuals. I have located a .pdf of the manual. 1. The TX shows 2w fwd and SWR of 1.04. No faults or warnings. I am assuming t...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 67
Views: 2897

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

Hi all, Today we reaimed an old (but solid) 12ft mesh TVRO dish mounted on a wobbly home made mount on the roof of a wobbly roofed studio building... All in all, it didn't go too bad. We have absolutely no idea how stable it will be on the new bird but got EBNOs around 13 with AG up around 55 on the...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Starlink LAN
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Re: Starlink LAN

I am fascinated by this as well. How did you go about getting the Ubiquiti radios to work without cross polarization? I thought the way Ubiquiti did duplex was to send and receive on the same frequency but on the other polarity (ie: TX-Horizontal, RX-Vertical). The Bullets and AirGrids (and probabl...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC AM Database
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: FCC AM Database

Dave, A number of years ago, I used the CDBS to create a dbase to import into Garmin GPS units that showed both AM and FM stations as you were driving. Getting all the data linked and indexed is the hard part. I think that I used excel for most of what I created. My data was not easily updateable an...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 67
Views: 2897

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

Supposedly the major networks have downloaded (internet? Sat feed? both?) the settings for the new bird. Now would be the time to make sure any idle receivers that may be needed later (e.g.--for a sports feed) are powered up and hooked up to the internet and the present AMC-8 satellite feed so they...