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by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: New UPS suggestion

Also a LOT of UPSes will shut off and stay off if a battery goes bad, especially during the self-test. Things go along fine until that self-test, then the unit shuts off with no apparent reason, and you're dead in the water. Timely battery replacement helps. I've found a 3 year lifetime to be reaso...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: New UPS suggestion

I really Like STACO, the UNISTAR seriesis what I've mostly used. They are online as well. they do have a fan that I wouldn't call noisy, but I would warn you it Could be an issue if you don't think ahead about placement. I had no choice but to put one under the console desk, and while it didn't casu...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout

I'll be in Orlando next week for the NAB radio show....But I"m leaving thursday and won't be there for the closing event friday morning, whichis a presentation by the disney Imagineers....Shame. I sent a Request to SAS through thier website a few weeks back, no response. I shall try again. Thanks fo...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout
Replies: 2
Views: 131

SAS 64000 Manual or DXE-256 pinout

I have accquired an old SAS 64000 router frame and in its module compliment is a DXE-256 AES/EBU Digital I/O card. I found a manual online but it doesn't even mention the DXE-256 card. the Brochure does mention the card but it has no pinout. I'm sure I could figure it out from trial and error, or ma...
by Nathaniel Steele
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ASI Card AES cable
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: ASI Card AES cable

Someone on another forum was kind enought to send me 9 cables for the cost of shipping. these have the 26 pin connector on one end and a regular 15 pin D-SUB on the other, similar to the analog cables on our current nexgen which were custom made by RCS/Prophet when it was installed. I can wire a mat...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ASI Card AES cable
Replies: 3
Views: 254

ASI Card AES cable

Anyone know of an el-cheapo solution? I've got ASI 6514 cards and I want to use the Digital outputs instead of the analog. I don't have BOBs for these, and don't really want to buy 10 cable sets at $100 or so a set....I'd be happy with some cat 5e/6 cable and a breakout for the mini 26pin connector,...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Weird satellite problem

I just got a new RX from premiere, but I was having lockups with the box not responding and screwing up our time delayed programs. Live programming never glitched, EbNo's the same as they have been since I got here, about 11-12. I didn't install the dish here, as I was still out in CO (where i Did a...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Weird satellite problem

Have you put a spec an on it? I'd check the cross-pol. And compare your received signal to published spectrum plot.

I've also found this site to be helpful for comparison. You can view the spectrum of (Almost any) satellite

https://satsignature.com/plot/america/amc-15-ses-11
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: computer dropping off network
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: computer dropping off network

That would be windows 10 enterprise, which now has all the features you used to get in pro...(and that theyve been quietly removing from pro) Expect a memo any day from Microshaft suggesting we buy the "ultra-pro" version of Windows 10 for only $699.99--yearly subscription! I just uninstalled window...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: High School Studio patchbay - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: High School Studio patchbay - help!

(We did this for our rack of weather graphics equipment, so we keep the rack of computers in the clean and temperature controlled rack room; the monitors, keyboards, and mice are the only part of the system actually in the studio.) Jeff Jeff, What's a good cheap way to extend the keyboard and mouse...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC based multi-band processor
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: PC based multi-band processor

I'm using Breakaway one for my streams, four instances on one pc which is also generating the four streams. I think it's an i3., handles it no problem.It has different options including livewire/AES67, RDS, Composite output (requires a 192Khz sample rate sound card), low latency monitoring. Designed...
by Nathaniel Steele
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Flasher is inside the transmitter shack. one flashing beacon on top, dual side mounted steady burning halfway up. Yeah it looks little sketchy...I never paid much attention in the past as the company I worked for didn't own most of the towers we were on and the ones we did own where short enough to ...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Thank you.
And I may have found the key too. now if it would just stop raining....might have to get pictures tomorrow.
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Capacitor replacement.

I"m going to go take some better pictures this afternoon, unfortunately I was not left the keys and can not locate them so I'm trying to get a new set from phasetek. two of four cabinets where unlocked,which Is how I found this mess..... I can ask phasetek about the static drain, like I said this wa...
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Capacitor replacement.
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Capacitor replacement.

Deep Thought wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm
This is a single tower non D, but it is a combiner.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the photos show no DC connection from the tower to ground through the lighting choke. If that is indeed the case you need to add a static drain.
Any chance that could be somewhere else?