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by NECRAT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

Most of the Miranda gear we have has an extremely low failure rate. Densite Power supplies fail occasionally but they are cheap. I made an iControl Web page that shows me were bad power supplies are. You can also just walk by the frames once a week and look for red lights on the CPU cards. And the ...
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

Euclid wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 pm

The downside of the XVP3901 is that it is not cheap and it is complicated to configure.
We had an XVP-3901 fail, hard, during one of our newscasts when I was at Fox. We had been demoing a new Linear Acoustics box,
which we were able to put in line with it, to get things back.
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: emergency STL
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: emergency STL

We did something very similar to this in Providence, and it can be done. But the trick is with the IF level. It tends to come out very hot, and needs to be badly padded down. I think I had something on order of a 30db pad on the IF input of the Twinstream. The details of it are hazy to me, as it was...
by NECRAT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Orban Optimod on FOX
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Orban Optimod on FOX

As a final note, I do not have a surround system, so what I listened to was the stereo signal. It's funny you mention FOX versus any other network because FOX does it differently than most other networks, on most stations. Depending on the market you live in, as a few are NOT doing this method anym...
by NECRAT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Energy-Onix
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Energy-Onix

Russell Laferty wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:32 am
Deep Thought wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 am
Russell, there is an E-O Facebook group you might want to check out if you are on there...they could definitely use your help.

"Echo" The Energy Onix Transmitter group
Thank you very much, I just applied for that group
But don't forget us here either!!
by NECRAT
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: Adding Genlock

I remember the first olympics we aired in HD, in 2002. We had it in HD while the NBC in our closest adjacent market (Hartford) hadn't even had their digital transmitter on the air yet, and seeing how affluent that market was, there were a lot of wealthy HD owners with antennas aimed at our tower. So...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: Adding Genlock

If you remember also, the original Teranex upconverters wouldn't encode captioning. You'd have to use an external captioning encoder. On our first generation Harmonic encoders, we had a serial feed from the Evertz captioning encoder into the Harmonic to send CC. (Long before the 708 standard became ...
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Gotta love Westwood One
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: Gotta love Westwood One

chriscollins wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 pm
All my fingers and toes can't count the times I've been told 'No one else complained'.
Ahh, they suffer CBS TV NOC syndrome.
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: SS32 Win 7 issue
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: SS32 Win 7 issue

Although SS32 runs fine with Win 7, attaching the next day’s schedule seems to be a problem. A “file not found” message causes the program to stop. Any thoughts? Thanks! I deleted the second posting of this you had in the Ask The Engineers forum. No need to cross post, everyone will see it here fin...
by NECRAT
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Smpte timecode to ESE timecode
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Smpte timecode to ESE timecode

Or am I dumb and the evertz can generate ESE timecode? it's a big manual I suppose I could have missed it... Nope. Valid Question. ESE TC is proprietary to them, and for the most part they only sell SMPTE equipment now. Anyways, you're going to want an ESE ES-462U, which takes ESE TC and converts i...
by NECRAT
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2200
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Optimod 2200

They are very very nice sounding boxes. My college FM has one, and they sound great. Competitive and full.
by NECRAT
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Very low power recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Very low power recommendation

You can also tell google NOT to return results from specific sites (such as ebay) by adding a hyphen and the major part of the site name (no space between them), as in: Bob, Google changed something in the last year and the "-" trick doesn't always work. It works only sometimes. I think they use an...
by NECRAT
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Very low power recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Very low power recommendation

In any event, no matter what you use, plan on adding an external second harmonic filter. Microwave Filter makes them, there are other companies I'm sure. That was already in the plan. :) Along with about a half dozen other things... I never heard much good about the Bext Stuff, would that be a good...
by NECRAT
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Very low power recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Very low power recommendation

Hello brain trust... I need advice that the Google-matic machine is not helping. I am taking on a very small class D fm that is a mess, but in the process of being cleaned up. The FM is a whopping 6 watts TPO. Currently the station has a Superior Broadcast Products 200 watt transmitter, with the nee...