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by RodeoJack
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Marti STL-20M Question
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Marti STL-20M Question

I've only had 3 dual-mono systems under my care over the years. The concept was preferred by the engineer I followed at those stations. He (and George Marti) didn't have much use for composite at the time, though admittedly, it was early in those years and control of overshoots wasn't fully understo...
by RodeoJack
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

As far as I've been able to tell, there's no complete fix to this. Metered connections are ignored if the OS determines you're hardlined. The only compromise I've worked out is to set it to update only the stuff MS deems "necessary", put it in the mode that saves updates up and only hits you with it...
by RodeoJack
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates 5 rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Gates 5 rebuild

I'd worked up a fairly intense dislike for the Gates series of solid state boxes, but I'm starting to come around to the conclusion that it's just another rig with a personality. Get to know its needs and it seems to stay fairly content. Unfortunately, Gates Air's getting out of the AM business and ...
by RodeoJack
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Retune Harris DX10
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Retune Harris DX10

So... the hint here is whether you've ever tackled a project like this before. If not, you should start by finding someone who has, to either work with or take the project on. Not that the qualifications aren't here, but I think the job is beyond anyone here being able to walk you through it over th...
by RodeoJack
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Crystal alternative

That's a good point.

Thanks, Jeff
by RodeoJack
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Crystal alternative

Interesting.

Might have to add further division though. I need 2960 kHz in a "divide by two" application.

... unless the Nautel would allow the "divide-by-four", which they use at lower frequencies, to work.

Maybe?...
by RodeoJack
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Synchronizing FM over IP?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Synchronizing FM over IP?

In our area, this has just been turned on: https://www.rbr.com/a-bustos-media-fm-boosts-with-maxxcasting-plan/ One of these boosters is on a tower I share with another station and a wifi service. It includes a Gatesair transmitter, one of those Intraplex codecs and an IP product they're getting from...
by RodeoJack
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Crystal alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Crystal alternative

Has anyone found a working alternative for the traditional rock? I have a ND-1 that I need to shift a bit. Now that National is gone, Nautel doesn't appear to have an alternative ... at least nothing I can get anytime soon. If there's anything that's already built and (more or less) useable for this...
by RodeoJack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Commercial Radio Company used to carry that type, but when I did my recent DX-10 refreq, they told me the type was going out of production... at least that's what I understood them to say. That was over a year ago, so maybe something has emerged as a replacement. In any case, you can try them. 802 2...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: PA 32 of DX10 faulty after power failure
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: PA 32 of DX10 faulty after power failure

There are no filter cans in the DX-series PA card. The fact that "PA32" failed in yours doesn't necessarily mean much. Any one of them can fail at some point, and the cards are all interchangeable... so long as you have a complete set (good or not) installed when you turn the transmitter on. Most of...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

If you have reliable IP connectivity at the transmitter site BT is the way to go. If not and you're still on POTS, you really can't beat a Sine Systems even though it is very long in the tooth. Forgot about that... but you're absolutely right. I have one of those left and nobody has plans to pull i...
by RodeoJack
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Remote Control Recommendcations
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Remote Control Recommendcations

I have a bunch of Broadcast Tools controls out there... WVRC 4 & 8, and Site Sentinel variants. BT doesn't seem to have the metering resolution that the ARC-16 has, but has otherwise been reliable, especially considering the price. Their gear can be sensitive to AM RF, though it's random... like AM ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another Windcharger questionn
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Another Windcharger questionn

Thanks, Chuck. Appreciate you thoughts.

I sent you a PM regarding the drawings.

-Jack
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Another Windcharger questionn
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Another Windcharger questionn

So... One of my clients has just added some stations to his group. One of them has a 190 foot Windcharger, possibly vintage '47. This is one of two that I now have within the groups I take care of. The other is a 350' stick that's been reasonably well cared for and, though the tower guys don't like ...
by RodeoJack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Ecreso vs. BW for Translator

If you're looking at a dollar vs problem ratio, then Nautel is your obvious choice. If you're looking to spend less and might not be so "mission critical", then I think BW works out very well. In my travels, people buy BW because they don't have the budget for a Nautel... either that, or they were c...