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by ChuckG
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streamer PC hit by ransomware
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Streamer PC hit by ransomware

We have been considering tying then all together on their own dedicated Internet pipe from a local provider, conveniently located in our building. That is what we finally did, fiber drop into the building and all our streams are served on it. Cisco router with everything in stealth mode except for ...
by ChuckG
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Streamer PC hit by ransomware
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Streamer PC hit by ransomware

Wannacry and several variants scan the internet for open SMB ports. If those are open in your firewall (or as DT was asking, if you have none), that might well have been the path in. Crypto Sheriff here might be able to identify what you have: www.nomoreransom.org I have a feeling we're going to be ...
by ChuckG
Fri May 26, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 2495

Re: Contactors! Clear the driveway before going to bed, wake up to another 12-18"

Chuck-try driving around in the winter "Up Nort" in da UP, dere hey! Houghton-Hancok, Marquette, Ishpeming, Hurley Burly/Ironwood, etc where the big truck snow plows have a second "wing plow" so they can "terrace" the snow. Ain't no way, if you lose control up there, that you would even be able to ...
by ChuckG
Fri May 26, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 2495

Re: Contactors!

You guys forgot your snowshoes, mufflers (scarves for you Southern boys), jumper cables and one shot instant start. And don't forget the lock de-icer. Clear the driveway before going to bed, wake up to another 12-18". That's when I gave up and got a truck with a plow blade. IIRC you were just West ...
by ChuckG
Thu May 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 152
Views: 10230

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

We used one of these

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Johnson-Magn ... /100161689

on the back side of one of those Comtech dishes. Worked just fine.

Spec An plots never looked like the printouts for us either, but the receivers locked and have good numbers.
by ChuckG
Wed May 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 2495

Re: Contactors!

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 pm
You lost me at the -40.
Two hats, two pairs of gloves, three pair thermal underwear.....
by ChuckG
Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Contact Closure to control software
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Contact Closure to control software

You might look into this:

http://www.u-hid.com/home/uhid_nano.php

can be configured to mimic a keypress, mouse click, etc. $35
by ChuckG
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Sine Systems RAK-2
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Sine Systems RAK-2

I bought one several-many years ago. I never got the web side working correctly. The guy who owned Sine Systems (senior moment - can't call his name) died soon after I got mine and I never found anyone who could help me after that. I still use it today for the UPS feature. There was a guy in La.- n...
by ChuckG
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: TFT 3320 CAP converter
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: TFT 3320 CAP converter

Call or email Darryl Parker (408) 219-5579 darryleparker(AT)comcast.net.
He's still attempting to support TFT stuff in a limited capacity.
by ChuckG
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Unplayable audio files
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Unplayable audio files

Are those the original files, or did someone attempt to "help out" and incorrectly convert the native file fomat to WAV before giving you the disk?
by ChuckG
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SEARCHING FOR CAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: SEARCHING FOR CAPS

Bob, if a 2100 VAC cap will work, it's as close as your nearest microwave oven (or appliance parts store). 0.9/2100 is a standard size.

Like these:
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/microwave-oven-capacitor
by ChuckG
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Quiet UPS
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Quiet UPS

We operate 13 APC SmartUPS 1500s and none of them make a peep. Only noise I've ever heard is a quiet clunk when they test themselves once a week. 5 of them are in studios. That's what I have in several studios as well. Haven't really had any issues with then and they seem to tolerate the 1960's mec...
by ChuckG
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 152
Views: 10230

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

So, Is a Scientific Atlanta model 9000 2.8m solid dish 2 degree compliant? I don't believe it is. Sure did put a lot of those in about 25-30 years ago, they held up quite well but they're just too small. Is this the dish that has a screwdriver adjustment of the polarization out on the outside edge ...
by ChuckG
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 152
Views: 10230

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

themarcshow wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:56 am

So, Is a Scientific Atlanta model 9000 2.8m solid dish 2 degree compliant?
I don't believe it is. Sure did put a lot of those in about 25-30 years ago, they held up quite well but they're just too small.
by ChuckG
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Reviving a dormant antenna system
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Reviving a dormant antenna system

I agree that Mark is giving the best advice engineering wise. But money wise and who isn't these days why not pressure it up, load into it and see what happens. You won't waste that much time testing it, maybe will still work. That is almost certainly what is going to happen. The thinking (in gener...