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by TPT
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 68
Views: 2980

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

If you have a receiver that is not currently in use (e.g., for baseball coverage) you may want to carefully check it out before you need it. Even if you've already made the switch & the receiver looks happy. Our new dish is still sitting in the garage, but a couple of weeks ago we noticed that the b...
by TPT
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: EAS over Barix
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: EAS over Barix

I have NWS stations I monitor that are in the noise some times...yet the header tones decode just fine. Would not be an issue I would worry about.
by TPT
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 68
Views: 2980

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 ...
by TPT
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Cleaning out the basement
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Cleaning out the basement

E-bay. Good quality shielded audio wire still useful--someone will buy it. I'm still analog...just ran a 27 shielded pair cable from my rack room to the main studio at one location & two other similar cables at our other station. Moving stuff out of the control room to the racks, running out of pair...
by TPT
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Translator Processing Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Translator Processing Upgrade

At the typical transmitter site, just invites trouble--unless you enjoy running up to the site to kick the computer back on.
by TPT
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio Chain > AES or Analog?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Audio Chain > AES or Analog?

In theory, you can get 90 db S/N with digital. But...to avoid distortion, you need to run at least 12-15 db below maximum level so voice peaks don't clip. So now your S/N is down to 75 db. Then, if you run contemporary music, you'll find it's been mastered with peaks driven to digital clipping... I ...
by TPT
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer

I would look into updating to Windows 7 from XP...we've done that with inexpensive refurbushed computers. Just remember you will need 32 bit Windows and the IDE slot for the sound card.
by TPT
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer

Now I get it. When the log line turns red, it means the system can't find a file (or it is outdated--probably not the issue here). The "sound hound" database periodically looks ahead & loads the next items in the log into RAM. Now, if Team Viewer somehow stopped Sound Hound, the next-up line items i...
by TPT
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Rivendell Radio Automaiton
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: Rivendell Radio Automaiton

We've had the Windows 10 "mandatory" upgrades uninstall the ASI sound cards on our Simian machines ("Mandatory" in the sense that they are going to do them whether you want them or not--only option is to change registry settings).
by TPT
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM Clock Radio with good blanketing protection recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: FM Clock Radio with good blanketing protection recommendation

The little Grundig G-8 traveler is reasonably selective, and has an alarm function. If it works, it works, if it doesn't, then you have a nice portable.
by TPT
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Right mic for a studio??
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Right mic for a studio??

From the first post, I get the impression this a TV studio, not a radio studio. If that is the case, a couple of good cardioid mikes on a desk where the announcers are seated would probably be adequate. Otherwise--where the talent is standing up or moving around--back to lavaliers-- perhaps wireless.
by TPT
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 2 FM's, same channel
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 2 FM's, same channel

Yes, you can cause another station to change frequency, but you would have to pay for their move. One of my stations was originally on 101.7 as a Class A, we found 93.9 as a Class B-1. However, there was a 94.3 Class A 17 miles west of us. Commission approved our upgrade, conditioned on our paying t...
by TPT
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Translators
Replies: 29
Views: 1527

Re: Translators

Will help stations with deep nulls in their daytime pattern. Also makes most of this discussion moot--except that the upcoming window will be one translator to station. But doesn't preclude buying an existing translator to have a second signal, where that translator is now outside the Am station's d...
by TPT
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Simian Red Lines 1ea Log Entry When Logging in Via TeamViewer

We use Team Viewer on both Windows 7 pro/32 and Windows 10--usually no problems. Occasionally a burp in audio. Even have one machine running Windows Enterprise (not our choice--college station--we maintain programming under contract). I think most versions of Simian can upgrade to 7;that might cure ...