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by ChuckG
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?

Some of those continentals were known for nuisance plate breaker trips with no discernable cause. If you are looking at 4 hours one way to *click* and turn right back around...the solenoid makes a lot of sense.
If it trips twice, or the service breaker goes.... you get in the truck.
by ChuckG
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates 5--no audio
Replies: 28
Views: 1242

Re: Gates 5--no audio

I sold an MW-1A to the station here in Racine waaaayyy back when, around 1975. It was really reliable for it's entire life of well over 35 years. Did you also sell one to Janesville? That unit made it up to Wis Rapids years later, where it ran as the nighttime transmitter up until the building burn...
by ChuckG
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates 5--no audio
Replies: 28
Views: 1242

Re: Gates 5--no audio

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do have a spare PDM Generator board (actually an entire spare Gates 5 worth of parts- sans bad IPA and PDM Pull-ups) if you want to try a swap.
by ChuckG
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HOLIDAY GREETNGS
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: faded to zero for about 45 minutes

Could it have been some Air Force electronics exercise??? I think so. They've had a lot of planes in the air lately too and the sonic boom the other day, when one pilot decided to play around a bit was fun. I'm sure it isn't worth the time to make a few calls though, you know what the answer will b...
by ChuckG
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HOLIDAY GREETNGS
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: HOLIDAY GREETNGS

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:20 pm
I expected the EB's to improve from their past values after installing a new Norsat 3220, but they were within a point of being exactly the same
Well that's annoying.

Same thing here when I replaced all the old LNB's with brand new Norsats. I had such high hopes. :lol:
by ChuckG
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HOLIDAY GREETNGS
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: HOLIDAY GREETNGS

I have already had the other shoe fall today. A client called earlier to say that all of his sat RX's were in alarm Had a real oddity about 3 weeks ago up here. All our receivers went into fault. Then those at our stations in the next city over went into fault. 40 miles away. I called Westwood..all...
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: 11
Views: 3308

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: 742

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: 11
Views: 3308

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: 11
Views: 3308

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: 918

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: 449

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: 673

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: 341

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: 596

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