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by ChuckG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?

acannon420 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:59 am

Is there anything on the WINDOWS 7 end of all this that would disable or ignore those commands from a GUI regarding audio levels?
Probably not without disabling them globally. It likely addresses the same driver every other audio device on the computer uses.
by ChuckG
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: QEI Quantum E transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: QEI Quantum E transmitter

I remember having to tweak up the amplifier tuning in that after changing frequency. It's only sorta- agile.
by ChuckG
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?

I'd try running chrome in a sandbox to see if that blocks access to the volume controls.
If that fails, contacting the developer of the offending web app might get you an update or workaround.
I don't think this can be disabled in the browser, or blocked. Can't find a thing that would allow for it.
by ChuckG
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: WIN 7 is auto-adjusting my LINE IN input levels. How to disable?

I chased that one for a few days..then turned Skype off. Problem went away. Check anything running that has access to the mixer....
by ChuckG
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Tower Lighting
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Tower Lighting

American operated/manufactured Duro-Test went out of business about 15 years ago. The name, IP, and other assets were bought by a Mexican company. Duro Test got in a bit of hot water some years back with the FDA. The feds took issue with the medical benefits claimed for their full spectrum "vita li...
by ChuckG
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?

Must just be us Fossil. :lol: I'll try them again in the morning. We'll see....
by ChuckG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National brand tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: National brand tubes

So as a follow up on this, the HT5 dropped below 90%, so I set out today with three tubes- two Econco rebuilds and a new National. FIrst Econco... Tuned up to rated power but with horrible efficiency. No combination of tuning adjustments would get proper output without excessive plate current. Back ...
by ChuckG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Proposal XML
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Proposal XML

I swear they find these oddball formats and ask for them with a straight face just to screw with us lol. Anyway this one is easy..most any modern version of MS Word will export documents into XML. It's Extensible Markup Language, kind of a relative of HTML only nobody uses it. Well almost nobody I g...
by ChuckG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Belar FMS-2 Meters
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Belar FMS-2 Meters

How would a software encoder work for this? you'd need a decent sound card.

https://www.diffusionsoftware.com/airomate.php
by ChuckG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: UNI
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: UNI

Hmmmmm, looks a lot like a DA I saw up Nort dere in dah UP many years ago. Only difference was dem dere trees were pines and birches, along wid a whole lot of scrub brush. They were having DA pattern problems......yah tink? Fossil Uhh huhh... been dere, eh. I had Superior Tree come in and cut down ...
by ChuckG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: UNI
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: UNI

this whole translator thing has warped the thinking of some owners that they now have a full time FM-not so! That is exactly how it's working out for many stations though. I could turn some of these AM's off and not lose a single listener...and the owners know it. Maintaining the AM site, particula...
by ChuckG
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Arrakis ARC-10 USB Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Arrakis ARC-10 USB Noise

Inserting a powered USB hub between the two may stop the noise.
by ChuckG
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National brand tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: National brand tubes

Just following up with some information I got from Econco and Richardson: The National brand tubes are not rebuildable. You toss them out. There would be no point anyway as they generally cost less than a rebuild. Richardson's warranty return rate for National tubes is similar to current Econco rebu...
by ChuckG
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National brand tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: National brand tubes

that doesn't explain why new Eimac's don't last like they once did. I suspect that component availability is probably a big factor. I'd be willing to bet that certain components are only available from a certain country not known for quality control and often caught fudging specs.... probably why C...
by ChuckG
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: National brand tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: National brand tubes

I have a Harris HT5 that is just finishing up it's sixth year on an Econco rebuild and starting to weaken. Looking around for replacements, there is no rebuild stock of these tubes any longer to purchase. Wow, five years. That's impressive for that tube and transmitter. This tube has been an outlie...