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by Bill DeFelice
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: AM Radio Wall

That's hilarious! They lived with the problem for all the time they occupied the house and it could have been resolved simply if they had made a query to the station. I had a business on the opposite side of the transmitter site from a 1KW daytimer that would hear our station in their phone system. ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

Thankfully not on call, but never know what will happen if the phone rings. For those of you who haven't gotten your fill of falling turkeys: WKRP Turkey Drop in 30 Seconds Hope everyone has/had a wonderful holiday without a call from "Ms. Burke" or your favorite silence sensor or transmitter monitor.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Notifications

None on my end. Sorry.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

Otherwise, all mission critical stuff at my sites is still Win-7. As for stability, I've had Win-7 on mountaintops for years, with zero problems. Yank out everything you don't need, make sure your drivers are compatible with what you're doing, turn off updates and lock the thing down. Most of the t...
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

Unless I missed things while skimming, as in TL;DR, the suggestion I noted was the disable the update service which from the last time I tried that it didn't work. It's been ahile but I think it was this article, How to set an Ethernet connection as metered on Windows 10 , that I used at one of my s...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

Sometimes trying to explain things to somebody who's neither in the biz or has any tech savvy can be a challenge. I'm dealing with somebody who is insistent in wanting to migrate their station on-air automation (as well as other systems) over to Windows 10. While some might argue that Win10 is much ...
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: RING MY BELL

All worked here on the East Coast. I was at my 9-to-5 job in a classroom where students weren't suppose to have their phones on them. I can tell how many paid attention as they got ratted out by the alert.
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Dead Relio Revived
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Dead Relio Revived

@Bob: For removal the Chip Quik works fine with a decent soldering pencil as it keeps the solder molten for quite a while. Of course when you're out of it you need to find an alternative, considering I rarely do SMT board repairs. Without Chip Quik I use Kaowool insulation and cut a hold big enough ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Dead Relio Revived
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Dead Relio Revived

I usually get it from Mouser when placing regular parts orders:

https://www.mouser.com/Tools-Supplies/S ... 2eZ1yzskbq
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Dead Relio Revived
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Dead Relio Revived

I wonder if the de-soldering alloy I use for surface mounted chip removal would have made things easier to remove. I never think of using it for other han SMD repair.
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: TX + Bad Memory = Off Air
Replies: 10
Views: 846

TX + Bad Memory = Off Air

Anybody have an idea of the manufacturer of this transmitter? It appears it was a SanDisk Compact Flash memory card

KEXP returns to Seattle airwaves after 11-year-old digital memory card takes station down
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: computer dropping off network
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: computer dropping off network

Sorry, but windows 10 is garbage. they keep taking out features from PRO, they reinstall "Apss" and change your settings with every update (that you have little control over when they are installed, you can defer them for up to 60 days max I believe). Don't have my notes handy, but changing the wir...
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: computer dropping off network
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: computer dropping off network

The OP mentioned it was a USB device. Depending on driver and hardware I usually make sure that the power can't be inadvertantly powered down by the computer.
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I was having a problem with other hardware failing until I disabled this setting across all the USB ports.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WKRP
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: WKRP

The beauty of it is that it is so typical of how radio was in the 70’s. Not real far from the truth. 70's? I worked at a station in the mid-late 1980's where they could have scripts for the next 10 seasons! I note that all the WKRPs in Dave’s database were named after the show first came on. Reckon...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Anyone Home?
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Anyone Home?

It's even more hilarious when I hear the local AM carry a Yankees game where there's dead carrier throughout the game except for the commercials, which fire off and play fine. Considering this particular station is owned by a major group who recently shed a billion off their debt you'd think they'd ...