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by NECRAT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Replace Car Radio Antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Replace Car Radio Antenna?

My Jeep has one of those smaller antennas but it receives very well. I haven't had any less than stellar performance with it.
by NECRAT
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: RX1290 decoder failure
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: RX1290 decoder failure

About half of our RX1290's seem to have decoding issues. On RF , IP or ASI does not mather. They just start to output rubish, no errors seen on the decoder interface. It started a year ago and now about 5 decoders have the same issue... Anyone who knows what causes this ? Two questions for you. Wha...
by NECRAT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

jthorusen wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:45 am
screw terminals (I forget what you call them) that accept your audio cabling and plug into a marching male connector with a row of pins which mounts
The Phoenix connectors. Why the EasyCrap box can't use XLRs is one of the most annoying features of that box.
by NECRAT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SOCIAL DISTANCING
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: SOCIAL DISTANCING

"...Day 3 without sports. I found this woman sitting on my couch next to me. Turns out, she's my wife. She seems pretty nice..."
by NECRAT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

I took the patch bays out at the college radio station I work at last year as well. A) I can't find where the actual patch cables are, and B) I'd be the only one there who would ever use them, but I didn't need them. One less point of failure in the chain is fine by me.
by NECRAT
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Thanks for all the replies. There seem to be some differences between the Mark II and the Mark IV patch panels. I could not find a consistent relationship between the "Krone" system and the ADC blocks... some people said the same and others gave an indication that they would be different. The Marke...
by NECRAT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

I bought this Chinese knock off of a Platinum EZ45 crimp kit on Amazon. I wanted a backup set of crimpers for EZ45 connectors but it has a "tester" and an odd looking punch tool that I have never used. Can someone familiar with Krone look and tell me if the included punch tool a Krone? https://www....
by NECRAT
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Update. I have been back and forth with Dario from Nicom and he says the unit is bad... "The modulation is peaked out. The unit needs to come in for service the audio section of the motherboard needs rebuilt." We will be sending the unit out on Monday and either getting it replaced or repaired. I w...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Mark (DeepThought) is much smarter than me, so he's probably leading you in a better direction than I am.

According to Nicom, the amber LED is normal operation.

Email dario at nicomusa.com
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

OK a couple of things from everything here. The obvious things (to me anyways). 1) The Orban has audio going into it. So the Barix is likely not the issue. 2) The Nicom NT30 exciter has an amber VDC LED on it. I don't know this unit well enough to know if that is a tri colored LED or not. But judgin...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Hello, first post on the forum. I am looking for an engineer to help troubleshoot a problem we are having with our FM radio station in Defuniak Springs, FL. I used to manage the station and we never had an engineer(very small station in a small town). We run Barix units that transfer our signal fro...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Ericcson (Mediakind) AVP as emergency encoder
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Ericcson (Mediakind) AVP as emergency encoder

So I am working on setting up a Ericcson (MediaKind) AVP platform as a a last resort emergency encoder for the transmitter. The older Tandberg (EN-8040?) had a mode where the encoder could operate stand-alone with static PSIP, and emulate a major/minor channel. I am not seeing that option on the AVP...
by NECRAT
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Commercial breaks firing off for no reason - HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Commercial breaks firing off for no reason - HELP

Vidiot42 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Any ideas?
Have you talked with Mark Pearson at Miranda/ITX/GV? He is the brains when it comes to the system and can help you through whatever issue you may have. I've found he's caught stuff the normal tech support has missed.
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Harris DAX5 schematic.
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Harris DAX5 schematic.

Hello. I split your question off to a new post, where it belongs.

:mrgreen: