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by rftranstv
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Snow removal on 5 meter dish

I do have some covers on my network dishes and steerables. Might have to get covers for all the dishes. The issue we ran into with the snow rake is it leaves behind some stuff, then when it starts to warm up that little bit of snow turns to slush. I swear a little bit of that slush in the right spot...
by rftranstv
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Snow removal on 5 meter dish

So whats everyone using to clean out their large sat. dishes? I have been using a snow rake meant to remove snow from roofs. It works for getting the bulk of snow out, but it leaves behind some because the rake is straight and obviously the dish is parabolic. I usually use a push broom after i hit i...
by rftranstv
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ifier.html

This one not work? Got good reviews
by rftranstv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

What about the CW+ any idea if any of their programming have a Spanish audio track?
by rftranstv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 3
Views: 121

CW Plus Programming with SAP

Just discovered our primary CW+ receiver wasn't decoding their SAP audio properly. Now that it is, does anyone know of any of their programming has a 2nd audio track?
by rftranstv
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: briclink to hosted shoutcast service
Replies: 1
Views: 121

briclink to hosted shoutcast service

I have a LPFM that uses a briclink as an STL to their transmitter...They use a windows PC currently with BUTT to stream to a hosted shoutcast server...I am trying to set up a 2nd connection on their briclink to stream to the shoutcast...the internet connection is a comcast business cable modem..so t...
by rftranstv
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Mrc mtx5000 ODU power pinout
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Mrc mtx5000 ODU power pinout

You sir are a lifesaver thanks!
by rftranstv
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Mrc mtx5000 ODU power pinout
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Mrc mtx5000 ODU power pinout

Anyone know the pinout for the power input on the ODU?
by rftranstv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WWV WWVH
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: WWV WWVH

If all the GPS satellites fall out of the sky or get jammed by China we are screwed!!!
by rftranstv
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...

Another thing the transmitter owner has for them is that in some jurisdictions if the tower has been there undisputed for a certain amount of time (multiple decades) it is said to be protected by an unwritten easement of some kind..not sure of the legal terms for it..it's similar to certain squattin...
by rftranstv
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: FCC Rules concerning transmitter site contracts, use, ownership, etc...

I don't think there are much FCC rules on contracts like that..best bet is to contact a local lawyer familiar with the local property type laws...alot of communication/broadcast type sites are covered under a perpetual easement (especially if it's an older site). The county would have that type of r...
by rftranstv
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Weather Radar
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Weather Radar

one of the smaller cable companies in my area used to have just a channel with a live radar website up ...i don't recall which website it was but that's all it ran 24/7. It was clearly just a scan converter and a computer..because occasionally the blue screen of death would pop up until someone rest...
by rftranstv
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Strange skills learned
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Strange skills learned

At an AM site I used to take care of, the farmer next door was allowed to let his cattle graze on the tower property. He installed a "cattle gate" (a grate made of steel tubing) in the driveway underneath the vehicle gate. He assured me that the cattle would not walk across the grate because they d...
by rftranstv
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: ABC news audio alerts like NBC blackbox voice alerts
Replies: 5
Views: 248

ABC news audio alerts like NBC blackbox voice alerts

Im sure you guys at NBC stations know about the blackbox voice alerts that come down on their newschannels via satellite...My question is does ABC have something similar? Trying to keep the newsroom informed of ABC live feeds properly