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by grich
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Sony camera leap day bug
Replies: 6
Views: 326

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: 1810

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: 1810

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: 728

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: 728

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: 416

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: 448

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: 747

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: 747

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: 1713

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 ...
by grich
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris Z FM FET replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Harris Z FM FET replacement

I've only had one Z PA failure, and I didn't fix it myself because I didn't have the time, but Paul Thurst's broadcast engineering blog has details on swapping Z PA FETs. I don't believe he had to align anything. One thing to be mindful of is the age of the transmitter. Harris changed the FET suppli...
by grich
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: BE AM-6A RF Out Problem

I'm working on an AM-1A with a similar problem...symptom was high reflected power, even when running into a good dummy load. I was advised to first try the balance adjustment procedure on the Directional Coupler replacement manual (you can download it from the BE website). That got the reflected pow...
by grich
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: SmartCaster Systems help.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: SmartCaster Systems help.

I have a RF client that is still running a version that predates me... Probably early 90's in what looks like DOS. I have never had to touch it since a guy at the station is intimately familiar with it and keeps it limping along. One of my clients has two DOS Smartcaster chassis sitting in the base...
by grich
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: SmartCaster Systems help.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: SmartCaster Systems help.

Dang it...you're quick on the draw. :D
by grich
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: SmartCaster Systems help.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: SmartCaster Systems help.

http://smartsbroadcast.com/library/ Here you'll find manuals for the current Skylla product and the older Smartcaster 2002 product that merged the DOS Smartcaster program with On Air Digital's RS-HD Linux-based audio playout...the Smartcaster software runs in a DOS emulation window within Linux. If...