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by NECRAT
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Sage V95 Update Now Available
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Sage V95 Update Now Available

Moved to the Engineering News section.
by NECRAT
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Sage EAS 1822
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Sage EAS 1822

A ham radio group might be interested to decode wx alerts for a rpt OR you might could use it as a confidence monitor for customers EAS transmissions. As far as I know, it should decode and log (serial...) most data even if the new codes aren't recognized. If you are going to junk it, I will pay sh...
by NECRAT
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Sage EAS 1822
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Sage EAS 1822

Is this box worth anything to anyone?

I know it's not Cap Compliant.

I also know I don't want it on my shelf anymore.
by NECRAT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Recommendations for EAS box?
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Recommendations for EAS box?

100% on the Sage. Easy to program , use, etc. They are also charging for the new TLS certificate, but it's only like $300.
by NECRAT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: TV OTA antennas
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: TV OTA antennas

Any old-school "fishbone" antenna is always your best bet unless you are UHF-only. Then a four bay bow tie will win just about every time. The "new" antenna designs are really bad. I tried one of the "Leaf" antennas when they came out and a simple UHF loop did a better job. I want to +1 this. I am ...
by NECRAT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: IS GATES AIR STILL THERE?

I've been dealing with Gates and no issues over the last two months.
by NECRAT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Monday Funny

Of course, because it will be brought up.

Everyone knows that KCET's Grass Valley 1600-M2 switcher destroyed Alderaan.

https://www.kcet.org/tv-talk/how-kcet-h ... y-alderaan
by NECRAT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Monday Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Monday Funny

Stolen from Facebook...
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by NECRAT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: FCC extends Phase 5 deadline
Replies: 1
Views: 616

FCC extends Phase 5 deadline

The FCC announced today that the Repacking Phase 5 deadline has been extended from September 06th to September 11th due to Hurricane Dorian

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-866A1.pdf
by NECRAT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: PPM Monitor

RGORJANCE wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:10 am
Try contacting Keith at Arbitron 667-786-4572. Nice guy, great to work with....he should be able to help.

Fossil
Thanks Fossil. As always, you "da man". Keith is sending us a replacement unit.
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Political Candidates & Talk Show Host

Annnnd I think we're done.

Just a reminder about political posts here. While this post wasn't initially, it is "on the edge", and can go in the wrong direction too easily, so it's closed.

Thanks.

https://www.broadcastengineering.info/v ... ?f=1&t=801
by NECRAT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: PPM Monitor

Another senior moment......get the serial number off the rear of the encoder, along with the model number. That will help speed up the process of determining if it is theirs, or yours. Fossil Oh I had already planned that. Everyone wants that info when you call. I appreciate your help, and will let...
by NECRAT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: PPM Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 341

PPM Monitor

So our Nielsen PPM monitor at the college did not like being unplugged and moved from rack to rack. It's now stuck in a boot loop. I know very little about this box or the PPM encoders (which are both missing their keys). Is this box owned by Nielsen? Do I contact them on it or do I need to contact ...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: UNI
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: UNI

For you who would like the full story I have attached the files from the FCC's website. When I was growing up in Daytona Beach this was a popular radio station programmed very well. It's main competitor was another local channel on 1450 kHz. When I visited DB for my 50th HS reunion I was saddened b...
by NECRAT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Definition of a heartstopper
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Definition of a heartstopper

Two words. Hollywood Exchange.
Spot from circa 1998.

Started in bars/tone.

The trick to lip synching during the view (without losing your lunch!) is to do it to whoever the guest is. They usually allow them longer speaking times.