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by Deep Thought
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: BW Broadcast shuts down
Replies: 0
Views: 172

BW Broadcast shuts down

Popup on the website this afternoon... Dear Customers It is with regret that will be closing BW Broadcast until further notice. This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which the company has been carefully monitoring and foll...
by Deep Thought
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: OMB Exciter EM 50
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: OMB Exciter EM 50

There are a number of medium power dummy loads available as pulls from cellular phone service. Here's an example on the 'bay for less than $50. https://www.ebay.com/itm/CELWAVE-Microwave-250W-Dummy-Load-Signal-Port-RF-DL200-50-2GHz-N-Type-BNC/223937275535?hash=item3423b3a68f:g:ZO0AAOSwIBJaa2pG Rega...
by Deep Thought
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Routing Internet Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Routing Internet Traffic

traceroute will only help SOME, just by looking at the number of hops. But, with the way some routers prioritize ICMP packets, the results in any traceroute can be misleading I mentioned that mostly to illustrate where the path goes through Cox's network. The latency figure really isn't reliable un...
by Deep Thought
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Routing Internet Traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Routing Internet Traffic

If you manage 10 megabits up on a different speedtest server while others are a lot lower it isn't because of your local connection or your neighbors. If that was the case it'd be the same no matter which test you used. I suspect that Cox may have some peers which are clogged up and which one of tho...
by Deep Thought
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation

I have not used this particular product but the other stuff from Eltima Software that I have used is quite good. This one appears to queue serial port traffic in a way that may prevent a "crash" between two instances addressing the switcher, but then it is up to the switcher to be able to process th...
by Deep Thought
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Burk ARC-16 ESI Card
Replies: 14
Views: 1945

Re: Burk ARC-16 ESI Card

Someone who has been through this with these things asked me to post the following:

"Change the 10 mfd electrolytics on the ESI board. They're prob open."
Audio coupling!
by Deep Thought
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

You should probably reduce the input level so the gain reduction meters are at least on scale. That poor thing is being badly overdriven. Are you running in mono or stereo? Are you feeding both input channels (L and R)? You can put a pair of headphones across the composite BNC jack to check for audi...
by Deep Thought
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

First thing, delete the Barix screen photo showing the transmitter site IP address.

All of the Optimod meters are pegged. What does the L or R Filter Out meter position read?
by Deep Thought
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Advice on refurbing an Optimod 9100
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Advice on refurbing an Optimod 9100

If you're going to go in there, replace all of the electrolytics, especially in the power supply. If those go they'll take the who thing down. I have one on the bench right now which started screaming on-air when one power supply rail started oscillating due to a bad filter cap. Also invest in some ...
by Deep Thought
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix Audio Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Barix Audio Issue

What does the latency and jitter look like on the path? Those things do really poorly if the latency is not stable.
by Deep Thought
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?

Bill DeFelice wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:47 am
Guess I shouldn't tell you about Radiologik for Mac then, eh?
Or the ones which run on Linux. :)
by Deep Thought
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?

Retainers are kind of a pain but used with discretion they can weed out some of the underbrush. I do not do on-call so that hasn't been an issue but I can see where it could make some think they're entitled to 24/7 support. I solved that problem by raising my rates enough to get rid of the bottom fe...
by Deep Thought
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Nautel Xmtrs -- For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Nautel Xmtrs -- For Sale

The only tricky part is getting the shunt leg of the tee network set to j0 at the third harmonic, but other than that it's a fairly easy job if you have the right test equipment.
by Deep Thought
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?

My situation is a little different than yours but here's a couple ideas: You can either charge them a mileage fee which includes the expenses and time (at a reduced rate) or you can just charge by the day. I tend to do a little of both. Let's say, for example's sake, that you need 30¢ per mile to co...