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by ChuckG
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk ARC-16 help
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Burk ARC-16 help

Yep... I have transmitter readings and status indicators on the studio display. I also have properly functioning raise/lower relays when I activate them using the transmitter site box. They just do not fire from the raise/lower buttons on the studio box. I talked to Burk...they think there is a fail...
by ChuckG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk ARC-16 help
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Burk ARC-16 help

One of my stations uses a Burk ARC-16 remote control. This is a 2- box setup, Box "A" is at the transmitter site, box "D" is at the studio. They are connected by a telco loop. The Transmitter site Burk was damaged by lightning. Fossil fixed me up with a replacement (Thanks again!) I installed and pr...
by ChuckG
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: BVH-2000 stuck on "INITIAL"
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: BVH-2000 stuck on "INITIAL"

While digging around I did find this:

https://groups.io/g/OldVTRS/topic/sony_ ... ,0,5449482
by ChuckG
Tue May 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

It is often easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Especially when mice are involved. :lol:
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 pm
As they say in the political world... The coverup is worse than the crime. Especially when Connie finds the dishwasher strainer stopped up with wire markers, electrolytic wrappers and mouse turds.
by ChuckG
Tue May 29, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

Shane wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Didn’t notice it was in there until it announced itself in the dryer with all the banging around it produced.
Which I suppose had heated it up pretty good? I'm guessing if so, the tiny little SMD components have changed value and washing it out won't fix it.
by ChuckG
Tue May 29, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:38 pm
I have ran various contaminated circuit boards thru a cycle in our dish washer. Most of the time it works, sometimes not.
"sometimes not" meaning I get caught. :lol:
by ChuckG
Tue May 29, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Compression Question
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Compression Question

I'll 5th or 6'th it... heavily processed audio stuffed into a radio station processing chain drives it nuts. It will look for "something" to do, even though the audio is already compressed and limited..and that "something" isn't often pleasant sounding.
by ChuckG
Tue May 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

Needless to say every piece of solid state equipment inside had died. The only equipment to survive a transmitter shack fire some years back were a pair of marti STL 10 receivers. No idea why. A/C is rare in transmitter buildings up here in central WI, and many do not have heat either. Used to rely...
by ChuckG
Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: C-band TI

Yes... Fairchild Dart 384. It was the better receiver of the two IMHO, you could change transponders with a thumbwheel, the SA required you change crystals. A lot of folks made a reed relay crystal switching contraption to allow for changing SA transponders. SEDAT was actually an upgrade for these r...
by ChuckG
Sat May 12, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Am I a possible engineer candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Am I a possible engineer candidate?

I can't add a whole lot to what TPT already said and I agree with all of it. Unless you are in a large market, the pay is often bad, the benefits do not exist and the hours are awful. We do it for love, not money lol. Perhaps that is fine with you. If so.... SBE membership and certification is nice ...
by ChuckG
Sat May 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: C-band TI

The Microdyne receivers had a 70 Mhz IF as well.

Deep Thought wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 9:38 am
Our 1982-vintage UPI and NBC audio dish was 70 MHz second IF. Was kinda fun to tune around on the SCPC carriers with a comms receiver and listen in back then. :)
by ChuckG
Wed May 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: C-band TI

jantonuk wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:46 pm


Single channel not a good solution as I need three different transponders, 1, 17, 21
You can install a tuned filter to notch out in-band interference, as long as it doesn't land on top of one of your transponders.
http://www.microwavefilter.com/c-band-lp3.html
by ChuckG
Wed May 09, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

These days my Paul Bunyan imitation consists of eating pancakes. Preferably "all you can eat". :lol: Trees have been a PITA with the 950's too. Had to put up a power pole at one site to get over a row of pines, moved the receive dish 100' up the tower at another for the same reason. Now another site...
by ChuckG
Wed May 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

This is such a short path that you can see clearly one tower from the other. Problem is it's over a fairly industrial area
and interference worries me with unlicensed stuff. The other alternative is using public internet with Barix boxes, but that's another set of possible issues.
by ChuckG
Mon May 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: STL Frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: STL Frequencies

Well there goes that plan lol.
This would be bringing program audio from one transmitter site to another transmitter site to feed an FM translator.
That's pretty clearly not "TSL" use.