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by dbuckley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

I've given up thinking that stopping Windows updates is possible, and it is moderately undesirable in the absence of "proper" IT support.

I now just accept it happens, and plan to have a backup audio source on the silence detector.
by dbuckley
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: New UPS suggestion

Some true on-line units are very picky about the incoming power quality, which to me makes no sense, as all the incoming power really has to do is charge the battery and provide DC for the always-running inverter. TrippLite in particular wouldn't run on a mechanically-governed generator at an AM st...
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Synchronizing FM over IP?
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Synchronizing FM over IP?

If you do have translators on multiple channels, then make sure you list all the frequencies in the AF section of the RDS data, and then radios will automagically select the strongest signal. We are about to experience the fun that two non-syncronised translators on the same frequency with some over...
by dbuckley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: High School Studio patchbay - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: High School Studio patchbay - help!

"Tie lines"
by dbuckley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Another rule of thumb is that if you are uncomfortably warm, so shall modern equipment be...
I hear you on that :)
by dbuckley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Transmitter plant ambient temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Transmitter plant ambient temps?

I remember being told about a semiconductor rule of thumb: every 10C extra temperature halves operational life.
by dbuckley
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Digital console, remote operation
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Digital console, remote operation

Our little one-studio station currently operates fine using a Soundcraft analogue radio desk, but, we're looking to change our way of operation. Basically, we'd like to be able to have remote studios, effectively in people's homes. These homes will be connected using no more than a VPN over the inte...
by dbuckley
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

jantonuk wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:13 pm
AM talk morning show interviews and phone calls.
For that kind of use the dbx will be just fine. It's done all the time with this kind of tool in live and conference settings. Talk is different to full programme material where a multiband excels.
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Production Studios
Topic: looking for review of dbx 266XS
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: looking for review of dbx 266XS

Although the dbx compressors are great tools, they are probably the wrong shaped tools for the job you want.

This is a compressor intended to be inserted in the channel of a mixer for a single instrument, not a compressor intended to tame an entire mix.
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: IP address
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: IP address

Instead of typing <ip address>, type http://<ip address>
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: FM coverage area
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: FM coverage area

If one goes to http://nautel.com and click "NUG sign-in" at the top of every page, and then register, one gets access to a coverage calculator, which knows about terrain, and thus can give you an attempt at seeing where you can reach from where you might want to transmit from.
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Thanks; the Marti SCD/SGC pair look the ticket, and BE still appear to make them!!! Or, at least, they are not listed as discontinued. :D

Funnily enough I have a Metrosonic receiver...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Conventional SCA encoders/ decoders still widely available, using 67 Khz subcarrier--with DTMF tones Help me out here, TPT; could you name a couple of brands? My google fu is failing to find anything at all. Edited to ad: it's the SCA bit I'm having trouble with, DTMF encoders and decoders not so m...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

Here is a hardware solution. It decodes DTMF itself and specifically mentions commercial insertion in it's propaganda sheet. DEVA Broadcast DB8000 You posted whilst I was writing... This will make you laugh. I like the Deva stuff, we've got a couple of their DB7000s. I've looked at their solutions ...
by dbuckley
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Splitting coverage into markets
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Splitting coverage into markets

For the most part, not legal--unless you are outside the U.S. Yes, am outside the US; I've not looked at the licence docs, but I've had it suggested to me that what we have is multiple transmit licences, so we could in theory produce a completely different programme for each transmit location and b...