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by radiowave911
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Radio Systems Millenium D Livewire Console Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Radio Systems Millenium D Livewire Console Repair

Not really looking for assistance, but wanted to document a recent interesting issue I encountered with our on-air console that had me pulling my hair out - or rather, would have had me pulling my hair out if there was enough to pull. These consoles use a molded silicone button pad with conductive p...
by radiowave911
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Looking for a music scheduling program
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Looking for a music scheduling program

We have a NexGen system originally bought from PSI many years ago. We do keep up with the maintenance contract, and have the software current. The old MusicGen software ceased to be supported when RCS acquired PSI, or however that worked. We eventually had to go with GSelector. This is a lot more th...
by radiowave911
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Gluing Silicone
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Gluing Silicone

I recently went on a search for a way to repair a silicone rubber keypad. One of the buttons popped out when I disassembled it to clean and renew the conductive contact points on our air console (I swapped the pad with the production console - the missing button is less important there). I found a r...
by radiowave911
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: XDS PAD Data
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: XDS PAD Data

...I'm not sure why they'd expect an incorrect baud rate would just drop delimiting characters. I know exactly why. Their script tells them to say that. Unfortunately most support has been farmed out for many things, and the 'technicians' have scripts to follow. Anything not accounted for in the sc...
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1721

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

VPN is my remote access solution. I have a pfSense firewall running at the station, which has OpenVPN in it. Pretty easy to set up a 'road warrior' VPN connection (one with only a single fixed endpoint - the station end), there is even a module you can install that will export the full OpenVPN confi...
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1721

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

Right. And Pro is intended for playing candy crush and checking facebook..... :D Now that's funny right there... And all too common. Funny because it's true! :lol: :lol: By the way, with regards to activating on a machine with a digital license, I have had great luck with making certain the machine...
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Out of Control Audio
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Out of Control Audio

I would likely fall back to my favorite 'Swiss army knife' audio and video manipulation utility - ffmpeg. Last I checked it is available for Windows (I primarily use Linux, so do not pay close attention to the Windows builds). It is a command-line utility that can do all sorts of things to all sorts...
by radiowave911
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Exciter shopping
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: Exciter shopping

I know a guy at QEI :) They are still around, and still service their hardware.
by radiowave911
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 1107

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Those are Krone terminals. If you already have a punch tool, you might be able to find a Krone blade for it, a lot cheaper than the ADC tool.
by radiowave911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?

All I can really add is to echo that blindly resetting a breaker without knowing why it tripped in the first place is a bad idea. Circuit breakers in a panel are there for safety. If one trips, then there was something not right with the power going through the breaker. As was mentioned, it could al...
by radiowave911
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Monday Funny

techboywi wrote: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:37 pm
kkiddkkidd wrote: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:06 am

The video won't play... Drats...
I found another one for you. The money shot is at 1:59
Care to share a link? The You Tube link in the article indicates the video is not available because the account was terminated.
by radiowave911
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Marti Crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Marti Crystals

Thanks, all. We have contacted Bohn. Hopefully, they will be able to change the frequency. I no longer have access to the test equipment I used to, and being a High School station we do not have the budget for it (the hardware was all the right price - free). If we can get these usable for us for a ...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Marti Crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Marti Crystals

We just came into posession of two Marti RPU transmitters that we would like to be able to use. We still occasionally use one for sports, and have a church that uses one on our frequency to send us their Sunday worship services. Where would I go about finding crystals for these and is there any info...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2300 Tally Output to Sine RFC-1/B
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Optimod 2300 Tally Output to Sine RFC-1/B

What I did for our Sine for this type of input is to use a 2 resistor divider. For this, probably a 10k and a 1k in series. The open end of the 10k connects to the supply voltage, the junction between the 10K and 1k to the sine input, and the open end of the 1k to the tally output. When the tally ou...
by radiowave911
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: VOIP replacing analog
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: VOIP replacing analog

If they have a full Cisco deployment, have them get you either a Cisco VG202XM or a Cisco VG204XM. Both are analog gateways (ATA) for the Cisco systems, the 202 is 2 lines, the 204 is 4 lines. The lines they present appear as a POTS line. This is if they terminate your numbers on their system. Other...