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by davek
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Ethernet near FM antenna on tower having problems
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Ethernet near FM antenna on tower having problems

How long is the Cat5 cable run?
by davek
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: FIELD INTENSITY METER CALIBRATION
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: FIELD INTENSITY METER CALIBRATION

Voodoo, and patience? :lol:
by davek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

Yikes, I remember once upon a time dialing into various Wizard for Windows systems using a modem and pcAnywhere...
by davek
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

What is the purpose for wanting to turn off feature updates? It can be done, but eventually you'll end up with a version of Windows that will stop receiving updates as older versions of Windows 10 are retired. The better solution would be to use Windows 10 LTSC. It does not receive any feature updat...
by davek
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel NV7.5 Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Nautel NV7.5 Issue

I think OP was referring to this photo from my Nautel NV20 Repair/Restoration topic: IMG_2378.JPG The test system was a module that I designed and built to facilitate easy and safe connection to the power supply unit, as well as providing some basic control and feedback. To answer Titan's question, ...
by davek
Wed May 27, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?

The fix would probably be giving it something to actually decode...
by davek
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?

Intercept the traffic with Wireshark, maybe that might provide some clues as to what the Digicart is looking for and where the process is failing?
by davek
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Shane wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 am Anyway, the KCRO problem turned out to be one of the push-push switches on the CRL Pre-emphasis unit.
This is quite a common fault with CRL devices. Every one that I've come across has always gotten the solder-link treatment on those rear-panel push button switches.
by davek
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Routing Internet Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 7185

Re: Routing Internet Traffic

Unfortunately once the packets leave your network (or anything under your direct control), you don't have much control over the path they take (much like how you don't have a say over the path your mail takes when delivered by the postal service).
by davek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cutting Hard Line
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Cutting Hard Line

I've had excellent results using a drop-saw with a non-ferrous metal cutting blade. Often the cut is so clean the end doesn't even need de-burring. Another advantage is being able to shave small amounts off the end, which you can't do with a pipe-cutting tool. This method was especially useful when ...
by davek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: What's with all the spam lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

What's with all the spam lately?

I've noticed a there is a big increase in spam posts lately. Is it time to tighten the security screws on the forum a little more?
by davek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: SX 2.5 Won't Power on No Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: SX 2.5 Won't Power on No Lights

RodeoJack wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:43 pm a lot of troubleshooting depended less on technical knowledge and more on the common-sense approach
Nothing has changed in that regard..
by davek
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?

Trying to send two 4K MVP outputs to two different control rooms. (total of four 4K monitors, two in each CR) I've tried three different HDMI splitters that claim to support 4K/60Hz but none work. (all the lights light up to indicate there's a cable there, but there's no video) They do need to driv...
by davek
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris Z FM Diagnostics Failing
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Harris Z FM Diagnostics Failing

Can you check if all of your Z-Plane ISO temperature levels readings are normal? If you see any that are way off, or indicated as ##.# then you've probably got an issue with either the ribbon cables to the ISO board assembly, or the ISO assembly itself is faulty. There are a couple of things that ca...
by davek
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

No VSWR shutdown? Depends on what type of combining system is in use. In a balanced combiner system the TX won't see any VSWR mismatch coming from the antenna. I've always wondered why it's not common practice to monitor the VSWR of the combined output, where antenna faults can be detected and tran...