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by dbuckley
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Quality translator

Report gone to Manager, I believe the manager is recommending to the board that we spring for the station's first Nautel.

So, if we do this, what should I be asking for from the sales tech? Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

And thanks for all the advice, folks.
by dbuckley
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

Yeah, TV is a "better-ish" remote access solution, in that there are no incoming connections through the firewall, it's all outbound, but it does mean one is reliant on TV doing it right, and so far, they've been fairly up to snuff in terms of remote access, but not in terms of keeping their account...
by dbuckley
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

What are you using for remote access?
by dbuckley
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

I've downloaded and saved those instructions, man they're rude. I'd never use them, but it's interesting to see the lengths people will go, or perhaps the depths to which they will sink, to disable these updates that attempt to keep Windows "safe". Of course, there is no such thing as "safe", I keep...
by dbuckley
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Quality translator

Jeff Welton Nautel ferrite turned out to be a very useful google search term. Thanks :)
by dbuckley
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Quality translator

It's not a combiner situation, the other station will be on a separate antenna. We're on a single folded dipole, and I suspect they'll be on the same, or a stacked pair.
by dbuckley
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Quality translator

level42 wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:54 am ferrites on the coax
I missed this first time round, and Deep Thought's photo reminded me of it. What's with the ferrites on coax? I get ferrites on signal cables, they get rid of RF where there shouldn't be RF, but I'm having some difficulty understanding why ferrites on a coax?
by dbuckley
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Quality translator

Seems like the Nautel VS300 for the win. You didn’t mention what failure the BWs had One of them has had an exciter board fail, the other is as yet unknown. Additionally, the Nautel requires 240v, which might be more common in your country We're in New Zealand, so 240V-land, so needing 240V is not a...
by dbuckley
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Quality translator
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Quality translator

We've got a couple of translator sites equipped with BW Broadcast TR300 translators, and they've both failed us, so da management are asking is there something we can buy that is in a different class of reliability, from a manufacturer that will be around for years to come, and with support for year...
by dbuckley
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Suggestions for FM Tuner
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Suggestions for FM Tuner

Deva Broadcast make rebroadcast tuners with composite output, but again, price, the discontinued DB7000 which our station has a couple of, might find on eBay, or the replacement DB7007.
by dbuckley
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

You''re right, and here's the thing - if you write software according to the rules Microsoft sets, your software won't break. If you don't, well, bad stuff happens. The principle of "once bitten, twice shy" applies here. One should vote with the wallet. The ironic thing, of course, is that Microsoft...
by dbuckley
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

The only official answer is the LTSC branch, but only if you are an enterprise customer. You need to get your head around the concept that Windows at a retail level is not an operating system as one used to purchase, but a service that operates as Microsoft likes it to operate, and thus updates are ...
by dbuckley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Soundcraft RM100 tech manual
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Soundcraft RM100 tech manual

Hi All, does anyone have one of these? I've chased Harmon support, the now owners of Soundcraft, over several continents, and they keep stating don't have manuals for legacy products.
by dbuckley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

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: 926

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...