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by NECRAT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

Instead of speculating, we could also just wait for the report to come out as to the cause.
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: R.I.P. Bill Croghan
Replies: 0
Views: 57

R.I.P. Bill Croghan

I regret to pass the news that Bill Croghan, Semi Retired of Lotus Broadcasting, and a member here at The Virtual Engineer has passed away.
When more details arrive, I will pass them along.
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

http://sbe16.com/?p=6240 (Above article has pictures) Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – Six Seattle Class C FM stations were knocked off the air Thursday morning, November 8 when a Tiger Mountain master antenna suffered major fire damage. Damage appeared to be confined to the antenna array on the tower and ...
by NECRAT
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Eastern Time CAP RWT last week?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Eastern Time CAP RWT last week?

If you mean 10/29/18, yes we received ours at 11:01am.
by NECRAT
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS sound problem
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS sound problem

KPJL FM wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:09 am
Sounds like audio is out of phase somewhere.
Quick way to tell this. Pull one of the two channels off on the back and see if it sounds normal.
by NECRAT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Notifications

No, however there apparently was a database version upgrade done last night kind of late.

May be related to that.
by NECRAT
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Infamous Brian Dodge enters consent degree with FCC
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Infamous Brian Dodge enters consent degree with FCC

I know this is an old, old thread but was wondering if Dodge was still in radio in any way. I have a bit of a past with him and am absolutely astounded that he isn't serving time for insurance fraud (among other things). As far as I know, no. The FCC eventually determined he still was untruthful an...
by NECRAT
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

What about the CW+ any idea if any of their programming have a Spanish audio track? They may not be spanish, but probably would be Descriptive Audio (AD). Contact the CW NOC or affiliate relations to see what shows use it or not. You can also watch the very start of the show, and if you see the "AD...
by NECRAT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Administrator Announcements
Topic: Hurricane Michael Broadcaster Assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Hurricane Michael Broadcaster Assistance

Hurricane Michael is absolutely devastating Panama City.

It would be good to get a list going here if we can help our broadcasters down there in any way.

Services, supplies, parts.

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1710 ... f-the-air/

It's brutal down there.
by NECRAT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Genlock
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Genlock

As everyone else has mentioned, you would need a common time code. Where I used to work, we did this all the time: Three or more DSLR cameras all shooting iso, plus separate sound recorder. When you get into the editing process, the time code will make it much simpler to synchronize all your camera...
by NECRAT
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: New UPS suggestion

Also a LOT of UPSes will shut off and stay off if a battery goes bad, especially during the self-test. Things go along fine until that self-test, then the unit shuts off with no apparent reason, and you're dead in the water. Timely battery replacement helps. I've found a 3 year lifetime to be reaso...
by NECRAT
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: RING MY BELL

Here in Verizon Wireless Free Quincy, IL, only about half of us in the training session, who are VZW customers from other states, got the message. Others did not. My phone was sent to silent, and did not make any audible or vibration noise. Just a pop up on the screen that couldn't be cleared withou...
by NECRAT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Phone Patch

This is odd! I replied to Dale's question but my post disappeared. If it was removed by a moderator for cause, I'd appreciate a heads-up on exactly why. As near as I can recollect, here is the gist of what I wrote: Hi Jim, 1) I just checked the administrator logs for the last 30 days, and no posts ...
by NECRAT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Phone Patch

A couple of years ago my last client still using a Gentner digital had their go Tango Uniform so I have none left in the field. I have two of their older analog hybrids still chugging along at client studios. In recent years I have installed some JK Innkeeper digital hybrids and they seem to be pre...