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by w9wi
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 1080i60=>1080i59.94?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: 1080i60=>1080i59.94?

That's good to know about, thanks!

In our particular case, I have a FS-2 I can steal. $395 is a good price, but zero is better:)
by w9wi
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 1080i60=>1080i59.94?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: 1080i60=>1080i59.94?

I'll be darned, it indeed does! We have two -- and I think I can get away with stealing one. (and replacing it with a FS-1; it's in an application where it's only going to see 59.94 & we can live without dual paths) I later learned a Blackmagic Teranex will do it too. But we'd have to pay for that:)...
by w9wi
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 1080i60=>1080i59.94?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

1080i60=>1080i59.94?

Anyone know of a device that'll make this conversion? We want to use a security camera as a towercam. The ones I'm finding all output 1080i60. Of course, in the security industry it doesn't matter but in TV that 0.06fps is a significant problem..... The Aja FS-1s and Blackmagic UDC cards I have avai...
by w9wi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: New engineer - questions
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: New engineer - questions

What I did... was both ham radio and broadcasting. As you noticed, it's perfectly legal (even encouraged) to build your own ham gear. No, you can't broadcast shows but you can certainly tweak your equipment for the best possible performance and chat with other hams to pick up tips. Most hams don't u...
by w9wi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?

I finally figured out why NFS wasn't logging anything... turning the logging on at once sheds light and raises more frustrating questions... When I select the path on the Digicart, I get in /var/log/syslog on the NFS server: Received EXPORT request from 192.168.1.17 Then, when I hit ENTER to confirm...
by w9wi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Studio360 Digicarts & Ubuntu NFS server?

So, I've got a couple of old Studio 360 Digicart/E units. I was feeding them files from a Ubuntu NFS server. The server hardware finally died. I built a new Ubuntu machine on new hardware, and I have backups of all the audio. But I can't get the Digicarts to connect to the new NFS server. They know ...
by w9wi
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Renewal season
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Renewal season

My apologies for resurrecting an old discussion but... How early is too early to file for renewal? A local LPFM expires in August. They know their renewal is due by April 1st, and would really prefer not to challenge that deadline -- but they don't want to be ridiculous about it. I see one LPFM here...
by w9wi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Oh those viewer calls...
Replies: 14
Views: 4158

Re: Oh those viewer calls...

Ouch. Sure didn't want that image placed in my brain. OK, my entry. Big honking sporadic-E opening in progress. Woman calls Engineering at our station, on analog channel 3. Asks for the phone number of the Madison, Wis. FCC office. (no, there isn't one) This is pre-Internet so I tell her I'm going t...
by w9wi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis
Replies: 74
Views: 10896

Re: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

What do you all think the chances are the FCC will, in the next 3-5 years, allow AM stations to silence the AM signal & operate only on the translator(s)?
by w9wi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis
Replies: 74
Views: 10896

Re: The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

Also, I’m primarily speaking to radio’s issues, not TV’s. TV's issues are pretty much similar. I think we're following radio's lead, just maybe 10-15 years behind. I think we're going to continue to see staff engineers in TV, but I can envision a station having only one, one with only IT experience...
by w9wi
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Emitor Satlook Color HD spectrum analyzer?
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Emitor Satlook Color HD spectrum analyzer?

Anyone have any experience with this? Solid Signal seems to also be selling it under their own nameplate. We're looking for something for peaking & cross-polling satellite feeds. Needs to replace an Avcom PSA-45D with a missing power supply... Looking at the PDF manual it looks like it'll do the tri...
by w9wi
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Digital NPRM
Replies: 54
Views: 3275

Re: AM Digital NPRM

What happened to the FCC ruling a while back that all radios had to have AM capabilities simular to TVs had to get UHF? That's a pretty common urban myth:) The FCC doesn't believe it has the power to require radio receivers to include AM. The All-Channel Receiver Act explicitly cites television. .....
by w9wi
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HOLIDAY GREETNGS
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: HOLIDAY GREETNGS

Amen.
by w9wi
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Digital NPRM
Replies: 54
Views: 3275

Re: AM Digital NPRM

My experience with WWFD was that capture was pretty quick. Roughly half to a third the time of a hybrid-mode station.
by w9wi
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Digital NPRM
Replies: 54
Views: 3275

Re: AM Digital NPRM

FWIW I just returned from a few days in Northern Virginia. Since my travel companion has little tolerance for radio experimentation I didn't have much time for these tests but... Using the HD Radio in a 2013 Toyota Prius, and all tests daytime... - WWFD was decoding about 50% of the time at a point ...