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by Bill DeFelice
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SOCIAL DISTANCING
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: SOCIAL DISTANCING

TN Dept of Education is reporting that statewide there were over 22 teachers caught drinking on the job yesterday alone... Homeschooling huh? hahah. ** currently hundreds of parents are discovering the Teacher wasn't the problem... :lol: OMG! My regular 8-to-4 is I.T. support in the K-12 education ...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 440

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

While I'll do pro-bono or "giveaway" work on occasion I'll gauge my rate on how easy / difficult it is to work with a station and its staff. Some places have taken care of my with kit gloves, even after paying me they'd give me goodies from the prize locker or do some other appreciative gesture. Som...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

Remember, Orban Labs isn't the Orban we all once loved! If my last service runaround I got from DaySequerra (who now owns Orban) is any way to judge you may find it less of a hassle to just replace it with a Wheatstone or Omnia! They had an M2 monitor of mine for three months and it was still screwe...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Aphex Compellor 323A parts
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Aphex Compellor 323A parts

I looked in my parts pile, I must have discarded the front panel.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Aphex Compellor 323A parts
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Aphex Compellor 323A parts

I actually replaced the front panel of a 323A a number of years ago. I'll look in my storage to see if I kept it or not. If it's still there you can have it for postage. I just replaced it as it wasn't pristine and I wanted it in a publicly facing rack.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Another Win10 update
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Re: Another Win10 update

Surprise, as M$ usually has Patch Tuesday as the second Tuesday of the month. Most of mine are controlled on a WSUS setup so we only push updates once they're known to be bug free.

Wonder if it was really related to an update or you have something play merry-go-round on your network.
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Belar FMS-2 Docs Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Belar FMS-2 Docs Needed

Any luck, Jim? I have a manual somewhere that I'd be glad to scan but I'd need a way to spot the older version from the current version.
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Revitalization Idea.
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: AM Revitalization Idea.

If I recall, I believe Jim was kind enough to share his thoughts in the past on my Part 15 radio forum, HobbyBroadcaster.net. Something I've learned over time is that many think they don't need to comply with Part 15 regs and some of the very same would likely cause a mess on the AM band if they wer...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Smart AC Power Circuit Breaker with Web Control?

Likely a much safer bet would be to get something along the lines of a Eaton ATS rack PDU AC transfer switch and connect the inputs to two different 120vac circuits. Then you can connect your UPS to the output of it, so the UPS will only be used if both AC circuits failed. It's probable that if two ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HOLIDAY GREETNGS
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: HOLIDAY GREETNGS

Here's hoping everyone had an enjoyable and relatively uneventful celebration with friends and family ... and no calls from "Ms. Burk"
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Belar FMS-2 Meters
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Belar FMS-2 Meters

@Jim: My FMS-2 and FMM-2 are set to rest on the lowest part of the scale. I replaced the meters on my FMS-2 years ago due to faded scales and the screw adjustment was all I needed to get the movement in the proper position at rest.
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Lane Lindstrom Passes
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Lane Lindstrom Passes

I was saddened to discover this morning that broadcast engineer Lane Lindstrom (Virtual Engineer forum member Radiolanes) passed away yesterday due to Sarcoma, which apparently he beat once but returned with a vengeance. Lane was a broadcast engineer in the central Illinois area. I was fortunate eno...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 75 uSec Pre-Emphasis Graph
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: 75 uSec Pre-Emphasis Graph

I remember seeing it in an old Gates manual for one of their exciters. If I happen across it I'll do a scan and post.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Valley 401 schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Valley 401 schematic

Reminds me of the Aphex 320a Compellor manual which the first version had schematics and they pulled them with every revision afterwards.

Hopefully someone will happen across the schematic for the 401 for you, Chuck.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Valley 401 schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Valley 401 schematic

I had a scan of the manual but can't find it at the moment. Perhaps the 400 schematic would be close enough to help in troubleshooting:

Valley Audio 400 Manual PDF

Valley Audio 400 schematics only link (secondary)

edited: corrected typo