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by RFWarrior
Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV10LT
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Nautel NV10LT

.. is there any service information available for the old Tectrol power supplies used in the NV series? From us, no - it was part of the agreement with the former Tectrol that service information wasn't part of the deal. I assume they didn't want us to start building them ourselves! However, CUI (c...
by RFWarrior
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

Where will you go to get crystals now? Is Northern still around? We'd used them in the past here and there when International couldn't deliver in time. It's been well over 10 years since I've been sitting in that part of the facility, though, so no idea if they still exist or not. If not, it'll be ...
by RFWarrior
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV10LT
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Nautel NV10LT

I've said it before...you folks need some kind of 'frequent user number' I'm thinking "Shibboleet" - but wait, that's been done... http://xkcd.com/806/ . I do get your point, though - back when it was just me, it was easier, because I spoke to everybody, so I was able to learn who knew how much (or...
by RFWarrior
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV10LT
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Nautel NV10LT

They've also had a bunch of power supply failures on the GV series boxes and since that part is shared with the NVs expect trouble. Tech support has been hit and miss. I get tired of arguing with their end when I need parts and they want to start at "is it plugged in?" :roll: I'm not familiar with ...
by RFWarrior
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Gates Air Flex20 vs. Nautel NV20lt

Update: Nautel shipped my client a new VS2.5 and it was installed last night by the local staff with no drama at all. Up and running great and we will see if it stays that way - my bet is that it will be trouble free for years to come. ...Lee If it doesn't, call me. I'll make it a point to swing by...
by RFWarrior
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel RDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3356

Re: Nautel RDS

We also use ArcticPalm - and we can get our data out with the internal RDS - but agreed, would LOVE to see the adaptation of dynamic PS. I'm sure you guys are working on it. Not to kick the dead horse, but if anybody isn't on our mailing list, the update with scrolling 64 char PS was released last ...
by RFWarrior
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Surge protection?
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: Surge protection?

I have a feeling that the lightning sets up an inductive pulse that travels through the buried 100ft electrical line from the building to the gate mechanism. Could be - remember that surge protectors (MOV or SAD) are bidirectional... most power supply failures have more to do with lightning energy ...
by RFWarrior
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel RDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3356

Re: Nautel RDS

I would really love to know how to get Station Playlist automation software's RDS output to play nice with a Nautel VS300. Not familiar with that, but if it can send a TEXT="" ASCII file, you should have everything you need - just point its IP address field to the transmitter's IP address, port 707...
by RFWarrior
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Harris SX-5 blows wall breaker.
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Harris SX-5 blows wall breaker.

Several of their transmitters now steadfastly refuse to come on if the temp in the room dips below freezing due to the third-party computers they use going stupid. Below freezing being less than zero degrees Celsius - the bottom end of the operating temperature range for everything we've built for ...
by RFWarrior
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel RDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3356

Re: Nautel RDS

Hey Jeff, Any update on those RDS doc improvements? I have 9 Nautel TXs that I need to interface to and so far all i can do is send RT and 8 Character PS strings. I was told by someone in support that it was a subset install of the Inovonics package. Is this correct? Depends on the transmitter vers...
by RFWarrior
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: IBOC or MDCL
Replies: 22
Views: 2165

Re: IBOC or MDCL

Why would run IBOC at all unless you want to increase Ibiquity's coffers?
Not my job to decide if something "should" be done... my job is just to figure how how it "can" be done and to help folks that want to do it. :)
by RFWarrior
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: IBOC or MDCL
Replies: 22
Views: 2165

Re: IBOC or MDCL

Coming in late on this, but I've got a dumb question... why wouldn't you run both? It's not an either/or situation...

Best,
Jeff
by RFWarrior
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SBE convention in Madison, WI
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: SBE convention in Madison, WI

I'll be there...as always. :lol: Kind of late, since the radio portion and exhibits are over now, but me too! The Broadcasters Clinic, even when SBE National isn't here, is probably the premier show in the country for technical sessions, with the exception of spring NAB only. Of course, I'm a frequ...
by RFWarrior
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Digital Radio
Topic: How many AM's in your area have dropped HD?
Replies: 21
Views: 4459

Re: How many AM's in your area have dropped HD?

I know they say only to drive at 95% negative with IBOC but running. But at 99% negative does not seem to upset the IBOC or the IBOC mask. Not sure if I would feel the same running IBOC on a Harris DX-50 or older Nautel like the XR Series. I think that -95% limit was a brand specific thing. I don't...
by RFWarrior
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Most Enjoyable AM Transmitter to Maintain
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Most Enjoyable AM Transmitter to Maintain

I'm still mulling over how to sneak in and break Fossil's ND5 without getting caught. Hey, he offered unlimited kringle!!! :evil: