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by w9wi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: IRD control
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: IRD control

Just another thumbs-up for Compusat.
by w9wi
Thu May 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

From context I think he's talking about WQUN-1220 in Connecticut. It's a Class B station - somewhat to my surprise, as it was a daytimer at least in the 1970s.
by w9wi
Thu May 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

We *used* to use the little red ScotchCode stickers & used clear heat shrink to protect. (they wouldn't stay put in a situation where there was any movement) Worked very well but more time-consuming to install. Negligible for one or two wires, far less so when wiring an audio console or routing swit...
by w9wi
Wed May 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Selenio X100 & Rules Engine
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Selenio X100 & Rules Engine

Anyone ever worked on one of these?

I need to switch inputs under GPI control. This isn't one of the pre-defined GPI actions.

It looks like I need to run
<assignment>:==PARAM[16]=1
(or =2)

I have no idea what's supposed to go in for "assignment".

Thanks!
by w9wi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

We bought a Brady BMP41. https://www.bradyid.com/en-us/product/bmp41 A bit expensive but not horrible. It'll make labels for a variety of wire sizes. (including 8451/9451 audio; 8723 data; 1855/1694 video, among others) They stick reliably and are easy to print & apply. We made the mistake of wiring...
by w9wi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

We did put a URL in a few weeks ago when the Weather Service changed the IP. Wish I could remember how -- will try to remember to look it up tomorrow.

(not at work right now because a Chyron crash led to a 4am phone call:( )
by w9wi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

You mean we're not the only station with "WARNING! TURN OFF RADAR DETECTORS!" signs fastened to the fence around our dishes?
by w9wi
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

Yuck. I think we still have (in storage) the Evertz 1RU encoder that never *en*coded a single byte but handled the decoding to RS-232. I think I had to explain it twice to everyone we hired after going digital, it just didn't make sense to have a caption encoder with nothing connected to the video o...
by w9wi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

I've had past problems with Namedropper cues caused by two different downstream devices: - Imagine X50 frame sync. If you do format conversion on one output, it will mangle VANC on *both* outputs. - Harris XHD3903 format converter. Old firmware was blocking VANC. I would expect if you have reasonabl...
by w9wi
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

Walk, no RUN, from that Black magic crap. Seriously, it is not good equipment and IMHO, doesn't belong in a broadcast facility. Public access at best. It always runs hot, their support is awful, and it's clunky. AJA is at the low end of the budget scale for Broadcast Gear, and I think they make som...
by w9wi
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

What trouble have you had with the BMD format converters? I am planning on ordering the Teranex AV soon. I'm talking about the OpenGear cards, the UDC units. I only have one Teranex & it's not used very often so I can't pass judgement on that unit. The UDC cards will intermittently lock up, cease p...
by w9wi
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

We're pretty much an online shop, who can have a fairly large audience. Some shows live and some recorded. I felt our mulitview was a pretty big point of failure, and added the AJA DAs (HD10DA). Do you guys think those are pretty sturdy? As I prepare to build another control room next year, I would...
by w9wi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

It comes down to where you're comfortable in terms of the risk/cost balance. I'd never dream of using loopthroughs to feed our network signal to our master control switcher. On the other hand, if I were at a high school building a control room to record baseball games for broadcast on Facebook Live,...
by w9wi
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Adding Genlock

Not genlocking the router could lead to "glitchy" routes. Because if you happen to hit the button to change a route at the wrong time, you might interrupt a synchronizing signal. If you don't plan to change any routes while the destination is live on the air, you may not care. On the other hand... -...
by w9wi
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Using 2 Mini TriCasters to do live stream in studio and need some advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Using 2 Mini TriCasters to do live stream in studio and need some advice.

It's a bit early in my day so I'm not 100% certain I'm understanding the dilemma. You're saying you need to send HDMI over 470' of Cat6 cable? I'd written "the signals on the Ethernet cable are not Ethernet" but apparently with some models, the signals *are* Ethernet. This extender model https://www...