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by NECRAT
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Peaking a dish alone
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Peaking a dish alone

I switched our Bounce, Laff, and Escape feeds over to HD yesterday (the stations we run here don't carry Grit)... generally fairly painless, and the RF level is much higher now than it was on Friday, so our receivers are staying locked, except for about 30 seconds during a torrential downpour yeste...
by NECRAT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Arris DSR-4460 won't authorize on unencrypted feed
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: Arris DSR-4460 won't authorize on unencrypted feed

Life was much easier when everything was analog, there was no boot-up (except maybe for tubes warming up), and you could troubleshoot it with a meter and scope. (Yup, said like an old fart!) Except for dealing with the video bandwidth noise, and trying to get the sparklies out of the picture. (Espe...
by NECRAT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Arris DSR-4460 won't authorize on unencrypted feed
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: Arris DSR-4460 won't authorize on unencrypted feed

The Tandberg RX-1290 receivers were nice receivers, except the internal upconversion and cross-conversion never worked. So you were always stuck with using outboard converters. After extensive calls with Tandberg, they admitted their hardware did the conversions in a funky route, which didn't work w...
by NECRAT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM and windmills
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: FM and windmills

Make contact with the chief engineer of Entercom in Buffalo, NY. He has a site surrounded by Wind Turbines out in the country, that is essentially a rim shot to the city.
by NECRAT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Lock (Unlisenced)
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Lock (Unlisenced)

Yes, you do not have a license for the format which you are running. On the Ericcson receivers, certain video formats, such as 4:2:2 (or is it 4:2:0) you need a license to have the receiver decode the video. If you go into the webpage of the receiver, and look at the video it is trying to decode, it...
by NECRAT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk Auto Pilot Win 10 display issue
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Burk Auto Pilot Win 10 display issue

Yes. I have the solution at work, I will post it when I get in tomorrow.
by NECRAT
Sat May 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: ABC news audio alerts like NBC blackbox voice alerts
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: ABC news audio alerts like NBC blackbox voice alerts

No problem. We run the feed through a compressor/limiter: there's an enormous variation in level, depending on who is speaking and how excited they are. Dierdre has come close to launching me through the drop ceiling on more than one occasion with her "ATTENTION STATIONS!". :lol: We DA ours into se...
by NECRAT
Thu May 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

KPJL FM wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 am
From now on:
No Soup for You!
If I could "like" a post here, this would be it...
by NECRAT
Thu May 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Digital Radio
Topic: Monitoring, Day Sequerra Board Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Monitoring, Day Sequerra Board Repair

WPRO in Providence took theirs and modified the bar-graphs to be a dimmer, easier on the eyes green color. I remember their engineer telling me how they modified the unit because the blue was too harsh.
by NECRAT
Sat May 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: How to tell the difference between 1080i, p, and 4K
Replies: 1
Views: 182

How to tell the difference between 1080i, p, and 4K

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A little nerdy humor from LinkedIn.
by NECRAT
Thu May 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: C-band TI

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:46 am
To find out what C-band freq you are looking at, subtract the indicated freq on the specan from the LO of the LNB (5150mhz).
And hope the LNB is using a standard L.O. of 5150 and not one of those odd-balls. While 5150 is normal, I have seen some unusual ones on older dishes.
by NECRAT
Thu May 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Leitch Panacea reclocked outputs
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Leitch Panacea reclocked outputs

Let me see if I have a copy of the routerworks software I can let you borrow.
by NECRAT
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Burk Auto Pilot Win 10 display issue
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Burk Auto Pilot Win 10 display issue

I am having a brain fart on this. On our Windows 10 Burk Auto Pilot machine, the display is all screwed up. The file-edit-view bar is at the bottom and windows are strangley stacked on each other. IIRC, the fix for this is to delete a file, but I can't remember which one. Their support is gone for t...
by NECRAT
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Silent spot

I worked for an AM station awhile back that had a sponsor for pattern change. I had heard a story, not sure if it was just internet fodder or true, of an oil company that sponsored a pattern change. Would list towns they serve in the day pattern, then it would switch, and continue to list towns ser...
by NECRAT
Mon May 07, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Silent spot

Or the Hollywood Exchange spot, that aired on NBC Network. Started out with bars and tone.

That was a fun one when it aired, and because it was on network, we got no local indication it was going to air.