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by grich
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: RX1290 decoder failure
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: RX1290 decoder failure

RX1290s have been out of production for some time now; bad capacitors would be my initial suspicion. On the other hand, 1290s are newer than the initial surge of RoHS equipment, so they probably aren't falling victim to the tin whisker failures from lead-free solder. (Nearly all of our original Ter...
by grich
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

screw terminals (I forget what you call them) that accept your audio cabling and plug into a marching male connector with a row of pins which mounts The Phoenix connectors. Why the EasyCrap box can't use XLRs is one of the most annoying features of that box. I have made my clients aware of the Sage...
by grich
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT5 IPA replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Harris HT5 IPA replacement

Those transmitters are known to have problems with the RG213 jumpers between the IPA and PA. They would crack and short out or go intermittent. Harris had a issued service bulletin and sold a kit of replacement jumpers. Might want to check that out. As well as the RG58(ish) exciter to IPA. I have h...
by grich
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

I have never used one in a broadcast facility.” Heh. Young whippersnapper! I participated in a major studio buildout in 1995-96. We used patch bays extensively. Not my design, though. I was kind of surprised but ok with it since we were so used to operating that way. In the end we didn’t use them n...
by grich
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Orban Optimod 9300/9400
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Orban Optimod 9300/9400

It's kinda funny...15 years ago music had all but disappeared from the AM dial.

Now, there's all sorts of music on AM again thanks to translators.
by grich
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Sony camera leap day bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Sony camera leap day bug

Thanks, Jeff!

Our cameras aren't on the list, but it's good to know, just in case our cameras should have been.
by grich
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 35
Views: 1900

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration / METAR server

You can do that - Open up the METAR page in your browser - For METAR server IP put 0.0.0.0 In the METAR Server DNS Name field put "tgftp.nws.noaa.gov" without the quotes hit SUBMIT and you're done CS Bear in mind that only the more recent firmware releases supports this... you might need to update ...
by grich
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 35
Views: 1900

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration / METAR server

For those of you who have been missing the temperature on the Today Show graphics since last week: the current known working METAR IP address is now 140.90.101.79 . It's changed several times over the last few months, and Evertz got me this latest address this morning -- and both of our Namedropper...
by grich
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Wind Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Wind Farm

Define "very close". If they are more than several dozen wavelengths from the antenna I doubt you'll notice anything. At STL frequencies they become a fairly effective reflector so the 950 MHz anecdote doesn't surprise me. Still haven't heard from the owners, so I don't know how close very close is.
by grich
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Wind Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Wind Farm

One of my clients just called me...they received documents from a big wind energy provider that's been putting up wind farms in the area...it seems they want to place some windmills very close to their FM tower. They're still trying to decipher the legal descriptions of where the sites are going to ...
by grich
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Tower Elevators
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Tower Elevators

Jim Patterson and Park Elevator are the only two names I can recall.
by grich
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?

About two weeks ago, I had no trouble ordering a step-start contactor retrofit kit for a HT-10. I had far more trouble finding all the other damage caused by the lightning hit that took the step-start contactor. The plate transformer primary wires were right up against the bobbin of the transformer ...
by grich
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Definition of a heartstopper
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Definition of a heartstopper

Every quarter, one of our local Chevy dealers runs 30-second spots that are silent...black background with supers that slowly fade in and out. They get my attention! :D
by grich
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Definition of a heartstopper
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Definition of a heartstopper

Oh boy...when did this happen?
by grich
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Repack
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Repack

Not having a backup STL option is...wow. We heard a horror story of a station that didn't have a backup encoder and spent (I think) 4 days off the air. We still have our original Flexicoder and a NetVX still around for doomsday duty, and two matching Selenios as our main and backup encoders. What's ...