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by NECRAT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: How to Delete a Post
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: How to Delete a Post

Please just click on the "report post" icon. (Exclamation mark). That is the easiest way, and we'll get a notification on that.

Which post do you want deleted?
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Attention New Users and Spamming
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Attention New Users and Spamming

Attention all new registered users of The Virtual Engineer. Starting today, July 03rd, 2019, all new users will be manually approved by the board administration here. While I understand this may cause a delay if someone has an emergency post. It is necessary for us to take this step in order to curb...
by NECRAT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: What's with all the spam lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: What's with all the spam lately?

https://www.broadcastengineering.info/v ... f=1&t=7364

No need for two threads on this. I am working with Chris to come up with a better solution for it, than what is currently in place.
by NECRAT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator

Dale H. Cook wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 am
wichitapc wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:47 am
From what I've read on the BW compared to my experience, I'd go with the Ecreso.
Note that this topic is a year old, and we purchased the BW a year ago.
Agreed. No need to bring up a zombie thread from that long ago.

With that said, Dale, how did it work out?
by NECRAT
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: IRD control
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: IRD control

You didn't mention price, but if you want a solid product with good solid support, and you have the devices already installed, Compusat would be a good option to use.
by NECRAT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

After Tom, I believe Clif Mills was taking care of it for a while, and I believe Ryan Kurpa(?) is now doing it.
by NECRAT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Quinipiac University also has a student run class D FM on 98.1, WQAQ. So the college still *has* a radio station, just not the AM.
by NECRAT
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts
Replies: 34
Views: 1266

Re: Audio dropouts on Yankees game broadcasts

Not sure if your issue is resolved, but the Yankees game on the local Cumulus owned radio station was having drop outs on Sunday.
by NECRAT
Tue May 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Sage Digital Endec logging best practices

I have a few Sage Endec boxes doing GMail with no issues. The key step is in the backbone of GMail's security settings, you need to set the "allow less secure devices" to be enabled on the GMail account. Now one thing I have noticed, I think it depends on your network's security setting is, in ENDEC...
by NECRAT
Fri May 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: VHF Low Band OTA antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 383

VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Hi, I am having not great luck with the ol' Google Express machine, and am looking for recommendations. In our market, one of the local TV stations opted for the Band 1 option of the repack and are going to VHF channel 5 from UHF. We run our own "in house" cable system with demodulators, and I am go...
by NECRAT
Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

Our site layout required the primary and secondary dishes be installed on platforms or pillars in the parking lot putting the bottoms of the dishes 20' above ground. Adds fun to maintenance. Ask WCSH in Portland Maine about the fun of working on the NBC dishes... I've heard the stories from the Asc...
by NECRAT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

If I remember correctly, NBC migrated a couple of years before ABC, and installed some remarkably large dishes at many of the affiliates, many of which were specified to uplink as well. It might be that back then, nobody fully appreciated how big a problem rain fade would turn out to be... and once...
by NECRAT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 611

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: 611

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: 5
Views: 347

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...