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by Dale H. Cook
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: More Bad Sports Audio on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: More Bad Sports Audio on Fox

How does the audio op monitor the 5:1 mix in a truck?
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: More Bad Sports Audio on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: More Bad Sports Audio on Fox

Life was so much easier fifty years ago, with one video standard and one audio channel! It was still pretty easy when I was in television in the late '90s. Our station had not yet converted to ATSC so it was one video standard and two audio channels. In any case most people are listening in stereo ...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: More Bad Sports Audio on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 288

More Bad Sports Audio on Fox

What is it with sports audio ops? Yesterday's ALCS game on FS1 sounded fine. Today's game on Fox broadcast, I would think with the same crew in the truck, sounded terrible. The crowd noise was so high I often could not understand the announcers. It sounded like the crowd was compressed as well.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Continental 816R-3C IPA

And that dummy load test of the existing amplifier . . EXCELLENT idea before you jump into the deep end of the pool. It seemed to me that the OP may have been assuming that the brick was bad, instead of troubleshooting the problem. In the nearly 50 years that I have been in broadcast engineering I ...
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Continental 816R-3C IPA
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Continental 816R-3C IPA

Have you looked at the load on the IPA with a wattmeter? Solid state IPAs (and solid state transmitters) are generally unforgiving of a load that isn't close to 50+j0. It would also be a good idea to see how it plays into a dummy load.
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sine SIP-8 Schematic and Parts List
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Sine SIP-8 Schematic and Parts List

Does anyone have a scan of the schematic and parts list for the Sine Systems SIP-8 status input panel? As is so often the case the PDF manual on their site does not include that information.
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

Shane wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Bay Country has a good rep.
I have purchased many items from them and have always been pleased.
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

I'll 4th (or maybe 5th, I lost count) the Compellor. They just work. That they do. I have been using Compellors in front of A-to-D converters since about 1990. I have used them in front of T1 lines, digital STLs, ISDNs, stream encoders (public and private), and probably other stuff that my old-man ...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

Is this in a college or other non-professional environment? Hardware control of levels is at best a Band-Aid in lieu of proper board operation.
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

Dale Cook made a humorous back-handed reference to him with the Car 54 remark. His name is Jeff Welton. He was their top technician for years, and during those years I installed several Nautels. He is now the central US sales manager for Nautel, and so is very familiar with both sales and support a...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

Dewey wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:31 pm
If they can't service me before the sale, I have to question how they will service me after.
(Sung to the tune of the Car 54 theme...)
R - F - Warrior, where are you?
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

If your budget allows, I also recommend getting the spares kit(s). There are three things I always recommend for anyone buying a Nautel: 1) Read and understand the site preparation instructions, and fulfill them to the best of your ability, especially making the site as resistant to lightning as po...
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: New member - LPFM transmitter recommendations

I will vote for the VS300. I have worked with a couple of oriental transmitters at LPFM stations and they are not worth the energy that its takes to throw them in the trash can. I have worked with the VS300 at translators, as well as several other Nautel FM and AM transmitters (most of which I insta...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Remote Control
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Sine Remote Control

At one time I had half-a-dozen sites with Sine RFC-1B remote controls, now I am down to one under retainer plus a few more that call me in for major problems. In order to keep the programming for several sites in one place, and to simplify changing programming, I created a Sine programming spreadshe...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX-10 Controller Probs
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: DX-10 Controller Probs

I just got off the phone with Ralph Wiegmann at GatesAir, and he sent me scans of the manual and some prints. You should give him a call, since the DX-10 is a current product with which he is very familiar - 217-221-7367, email Ralph.Wiegmann@gatesair.com. You wrote "it's only 30 years old" but I kn...