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by PID_Stop
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Help Wanted/Available
Topic: Television IT engineer -- Syracuse, NY
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Television IT engineer -- Syracuse, NY

Our station and regional hub facility in Syracuse NY is looking for an IT engineer who can support the usual networking and IT gear, plus the specialized systems that pertain to a television station, including video streaming. If you're interested, you can see details and pursue it through this link...
by PID_Stop
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: RING MY BELL

I heard Jimmy Kimmel gave ABC affiliates a chance to donate to the Treasury last night. You're right. I just checked our confidence recorder, and they used the two-tone attention signal several times starting about a minute and a half into the show. These people should know better... but we're the ...
by PID_Stop
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: New UPS suggestion

We used to use a lot of Liebert (Emerson) GXT series UPSs in that size: 208 in, 120/208 out. They have held up quite well, and because they're "on-line" units, noise on the input doesn't make it through to the output. Also, there's no glitch on the output from a relay kicking the feed over to the in...
by PID_Stop
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: RING MY BELL

And then, NBC Newschannel distributes a package about the test, voiced by Jay Grey, with nat sound of the TONES at the end. :evil: So stupid...they ought to know better. They did send a corrected pack, but still... I anticipated this, and explicitly warned our news department ahead of time. The urg...
by PID_Stop
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: RING MY BELL

w9wi wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:02 pm
We did see IPAWS go offline *after* the test, between 3:28 and 3:40 Central. (has anyone else seen that?)
Yes, our ENDECs have been seeing a lot more polling failures than normal for the last week or so.

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: RING MY BELL

We had quite the cellular cacophony throughout our building, followed two minutes later by every single one of 27 program streams relaying EAS as each station's ENDEC got and relayed the alert. It was something of a contest to see which stations would be first... in our case, the Elmira station won,...
by PID_Stop
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: IPAWS Server bouncing?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

IPAWS Server bouncing?

For the last half hour or so, all five Sage ENDECs in our regional group have been showing the IPAWS server going up and down -- and they're all in different locations, so it isn't just the internet feed to our building. We're running the most recent firmware with the new certificate. Is anyone else...
by PID_Stop
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Genlock
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Genlock

We generally think of genlock as a means of keeping sources in phase, since that's necessary for clean transitions. It's easy to forget that in order to enforce a phase relationship, you're more fundamentally forcing each source's internal oscillator to run at exactly the same frequency. That become...
by PID_Stop
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH 2000 PS. Gray screen, with color flicker
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Sony BVH 2000 PS. Gray screen, with color flicker

I am less familiar with the PAL version than with the American NTSC version, but the color flicker problem sounds like you are looking at video that is not time-base corrected. Also, if you are using a time-base corrector, make sure your monitor is getting the "TBC" and not the "demod" output. Final...
by PID_Stop
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: BVH-2000 playback muting to grey screen
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: BVH-2000 playback muting to grey screen

Bear in mind that the interface to the external BVT (via the round multi-pin connector) doesn't necessarily use the exact same handshaking circuits that the internal BKH timebase corrector uses... so there are credible cases where the fault could still be in the SV-43 board. One thing that could tel...
by PID_Stop
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: BVH-2000 playback muting to grey screen
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: BVH-2000 playback muting to grey screen

The SV-43 card is common to both NTSC and PAL/SECAM models; it is the gateway between the main system controllers (SY-79 and SY-80), and the analog servos for the reels, capstan, and drum. When you hit the PLAY button, the machine goes through several modes before it gets to the point of being compl...
by PID_Stop
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Tantalum caps
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Tantalum caps

Sounds like our old Panasonic DVC Pro cameras... Ugh... DVC-Pro. Our original centralcasting facility used several dozen DVC-Pro decks, twelve of them in a spawn-of-Satan robotic contraption called a TiltRac. We ended up buying an entire reel of surface mount capacitors from Digikey after the first...
by PID_Stop
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Tantalum caps
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Tantalum caps

Several decades ago [edit: about 40 years ago!] , the local NBC affiliate bought a package deal from Central Dynamics that included a large production switcher and a fairly large routing switcher (the video crosspoint frames took up a whole rack, as I recall). The production switcher was fine, but t...
by PID_Stop
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Ericsson 8200
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Ericsson 8200

BTW I was at your tower last week getting some nice weather updated pictures of it. I saw a van there but didn't want to bother who was inside. Hmmmm... I wonder who that would have been? Of our two people who normally work there, neither drives a van. Maybe it was a tech working on some of the LMR...
by PID_Stop
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Ericsson 8200
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Ericsson 8200

According to the manual, pressing the right arrow button during powerup loads the secondary flash code. As far as I know, the best way to unlock the front panel is through the web interface, advanced page, "Device Info" tab.

Jeff