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by Shane
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2200
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Optimod 2200

Had this problem on a different Optimod AM product but 6 months to a year between incidents. And there were quite a few years before this started - perhaps pointing to caps. It hadn’t happened often enough to be able to ‘shoot it before I left the building. Power reset took care of it. I don’t remem...
by Shane
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: DBX286 processor with RJ-45 audioarts board
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: DBX286 processor with RJ-45 audioarts board

Of course the DBX has a mono 1/4 inch output... At the risk of oversimplifying: there’s your trouble! From your description, I’m guessing the cable you are using to go from the dBx to the XLR adapter is either mono straight-thru or stereo straight-thru but since the output JACK on the dBx is mono, ...
by Shane
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: DXing
Topic: X-band DXing
Replies: 2
Views: 167

X-band DXing

Never noticed this before. Usually not much DXing up here but this evening (during the 1st Q!) on my car radio in the driveway, there was a station coming in quite strong on EVERY frequency. To include 1600 & 1610, technically not Xband. Didn’t stick around for IDs due to the fact I was delivering d...
by Shane
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Snow removal on 5 meter dish

My previous stations have a broom on a telescopic pole that gets all the way to the top of a 3.7M dish with the bottom of the dish about 3-1/2 feet off the ground. To get the stubborn stuff they have a thing called a Snow-Brum which is a sort of soft plastic snow rake with rather sharp seams around ...
by Shane
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates One Blows PA Fuses w/ Modulation
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Gates One Blows PA Fuses w/ Modulation

Roger that. Thank you for the info from the manual.
by Shane
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates One Blows PA Fuses w/ Modulation
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Gates One Blows PA Fuses w/ Modulation

I would strongly suggest finding a way to do the internal measurement under power without cheating interlocks. There’s often a way of sneaking a couple of test leads out of the cabinet without bypassing interlocks. Different situation but I once had to measure some voltage in a Continental 315F 10kw...
by Shane
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Make the whole house shake
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Make the whole house shake

You know, the sync. Where you wash the dishes!
by Shane
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: High Reflected Power Puzzle
Replies: 33
Views: 1188

Re: High Reflected Power Puzzle

A question: does the spur appear when operating into the dummy load, or only when working into the antenna? What happens when you add your ‘SWR inserter’ with the line feeding the antenna? Forgive me if you’ve already addressed these ideas - the thread’s getting too long for me to remember everything!
by Shane
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Make the whole house shake
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Make the whole house shake

I don’t know about you, but I feel a whole lot better now.
by Shane
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: AM Radio Wall

All part of the job I suppose
Hey, fixing toilets and plumbing is traditionally part of the job description, right?
by Shane
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

Yeah I’m sure Simian is way different today than WaveStation was then. Does anyone see any problem doing that? No. I think that’s exactly what you need. In that previous WaveStation installation of mine, the studios were moved while I was on what turned out to be a sabbatical. Someone else set it up...
by Shane
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Simian Automation Folder Architecture
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Simian Automation Folder Architecture

Simian may or may not be different from WaveStation in this regard — and I have no experience with Simian yet — but I found WS would play files from a network drive if UNC paths to the folders were used rather than mapped drives. I had one station with a lot of long-form (block) programs with all fi...
by Shane
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

By my high-level mathematics I think that makes you even older!

I actually started being on-call in 1977 but had a long break from that from ‘79 to ‘93. Wasn’t smart enough to avoid getting sucked back in, I guess. We’ll see how long it lasts this time. :lol:
by Shane
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:05 am
I am spending Thanksgiving on-call for my 35th straight year...
You old!