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by Jim Sofonia
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Name that mic
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Name that mic

EV 635. Easy question. Got something harder? You are correct. I had to start somewhere to get the flow going. Anybody else jump in here with your favorite mic in use, not a static photo from a catalog etc. Thanks. As for the 635, we took them off the air a few years ago, but they are the only mic t...
by Jim Sofonia
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Name that mic
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Name that mic

Just for fun I thought we could post pictures of mic's IN USE and see who knows them.
I'll start with Linda Ronstadt from about 1970.
lr 19703.jpg
Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0qm8nq8RcA
Everyone else you are invited to post your favorite mic in actual use.
by Jim Sofonia
Wed May 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

The key fob may have a hidden screw under a label on it that would let you in.
by Jim Sofonia
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Compression Question
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Compression Question

I had a friend who used to work for the JCOR group. He tells me the owner of the group wanted the modulations up higher and would buy a steak dinner for any engineer that gets a violation from the FCC!
by Jim Sofonia
Wed May 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

Thanks for the high tech info. My wife said to do the plate thingy too.
by Jim Sofonia
Wed May 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Tomato Soup Incident

While carrying a very hot cup of Tomato Soup I got a little splashed, very hot hurt my hands, lost balance and fell onto my tv tray cart. I broke the tray and the soup went everywhere, including into my Bluetooth speaker. It was dead, won't turn for more than 1sec. So I took it apart and scrubbed th...
by Jim Sofonia
Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: C-band TI

I had forgotten about the old SA and whatever the other SEDAT RX was. I have a station with at least one of those down converters still hanging on the wall. I think the other system was the Fairchild Sedat system. It was alot similar to the SA 9000right down to size and changeable receive modules. ...
by Jim Sofonia
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: C-band TI

I had forgotten about the old SA and whatever the other SEDAT RX was. I have a station with at least one of those down converters still hanging on the wall. I think the other system was the Fairchild Sedat system. It was alot similar to the SA 9000right down to size and changeable receive modules. ...
by Jim Sofonia
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Getting RDS to transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Getting RDS to transmitter

After trying several econo methods including a composite relay thru two stations we put in a Barix link thru the internet. Affordable and reasonably reliable bi directional serial port you can also use it as a backup audio link.
by Jim Sofonia
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Nautel V15 GE power supply failure
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Nautel V15 GE power supply failure

I've had that answer from the best of companies, just depends who you get on the phone. They will go down the list of everything that you could possibly do wrong. Never offering something that is on their side of the fence.
by Jim Sofonia
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Connector suppliers....
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Connector suppliers....

Beware of the new Andrew cable - the copper sheath is very thin and you have to be extra careful that you don't cut through it when installing grounding kits. The center conductor is also thin and filled with foam to try to make up for the fragility of the conductors. I would stay away from it. Thi...
by Jim Sofonia
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio

I've been using HP mice with good results. I know a lot of HP stuff isn't that good, but the mouse they sell at Best Buy runs with no problem . The batteries seem to last forever, well over a year. Give one a try. These are wireless of course.
by Jim Sofonia
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Connector suppliers....
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Connector suppliers....

SWR has a line of connectors a bit cheaper than the other boys, and I think the quality is just as good.

http://www.swr-rf.com/#
by Jim Sofonia
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Can´t receive sat freq over 11500 V or H
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Can´t receive sat freq over 11500 V or H

I would say use the largest dish you have preferably offset focus rather than prime focus. also is it possible to ground mount the dish? High rooftop dishes are more prone to interference. Maybe try to position the dish on the side of your building that would shadow it from the interfering source.
by Jim Sofonia
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Why not just use a commonly available 110v. LED bulb screws right into your existing socket.