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by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM 1A Power meter not working in FWD
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: BE AM 1A Power meter not working in FWD

Thank you all. I'll be checking it out in the morning before sign on (it's a daytimer, and fridays I take my wife to work at4:45AM, just a mile from the site....) The remote reading is working So I'll check the switche first. I have the manual at the site,and a digital copy on my devices. Thank you!
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Strange skills learned
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Strange skills learned

Well, there are many other skills" we as engineers have. For instance.......... snake wrangler rodent remover - dead and alive alligator whisperer tarantula tackler And I'm sure there are lots more. Really liked the deer and cow stories...got quite a chuckle. Fossil Oh, yes, I experienced #1 and #2...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Weather Radar
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Weather Radar

Hello, This seemed like as good a place as any to post this question. I Take care of four Radio stations and a TV Station (local cable system only, Like a PEG channel, but privately owned). Since the Weather Channel doesn't seem to actually give the weather all that often anymore, I was wondering ho...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Strange skills learned
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Strange skills learned

At an AM site I used to take care of, the farmer next door was allowed to let his cattle graze on the tower property. He installed a "cattle gate" (a grate made of steel tubing) in the driveway underneath the vehicle gate. He assured me that the cattle would not walk across the grate because they d...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM 1A Power meter not working in FWD
Replies: 11
Views: 325

BE AM 1A Power meter not working in FWD

Reflected power reads fine but forward power is dead. I've not worked on this transmitter before anyone ever encountered this before? Remote power reading still works and seems consistent with past readings. I'm going to suspect the meter itself to be ok since it appears Reflected is reading correct...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue May 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: STL Engineering
Topic: Barix 500 Serial question
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Barix 500 Serial question

Trying to setup RDS with a pair of barix 500 units. When I did this with my mosely starlink I had the luxury of testing both back to back on the bench and discovered that: it only worked at 2400 baud the starlink would cross over the serial connection on the other side so I needed two straight thru ...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Identify mic types
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Identify mic types

And then there are ribbons......and lasers, and carbon mics......
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Identify mic types
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Identify mic types

You'd generally need to look at the element, so remove the "grille" a dynamic will look like a speaker, acondenser will look like a piezo disk.

But yeah, just google the model number....
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Silent spot

Glad I"m in Radio.......

Though I suppose if a client wanted to buy 30-60 seconds of silence, we'd probably sell it to them.....
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: WE-Create Stream Generation Server
Replies: 0
Views: 107

WE-Create Stream Generation Server

Found this rackmount PC being used as a shelf in the rackroom. I've been with this company 6 months now and am beginning to tackle the mess in the back......anyway, it looked relatively clean, and had an M-audio delta card in it and boots off a compact flash, and one of those embedded processor mini...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omnia FM HOT OS
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Omnia FM HOT OS

Unit seems to work with the new os flashed on the card. screen needs replaced though it's workable.

Anyone know if I can just clone the card incase it corrupts again? seems to be a common issue from what I hear....
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omnia FM HOT OS
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Omnia FM HOT OS

I got a reply later that day. I was told they could try to reflash the card if I sent it in and paid return shipping, and if the card was no good They could replace it for $45. That seems reasonable enough to me so the card is in the mail. Also looks like I may have found an LCD that will work for 5...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omnia FM HOT OS
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Omnia FM HOT OS

So I got tired of looking at this unused Omnia in the back room and decided to check it out. I was told it went out in a lightning hit, but the person that told me that probably wasn't actually around and was just passing on info that he got, or what he could remember..... Anyway, I took it all apar...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: band pass filter recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: band pass filter recommendations

I understand that, but OP mentioned 3 more coming soon and wanted info on what was out there. I agree the second adjacent on the same tower is going to be tough... Would a circulator be of any use for that situation? I'll admit I'm not too well versed on how they work, If someone can explain it to m...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: band pass filter recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: band pass filter recommendations

Kathrein/SCALA now makes a line of filters, maybe they always have but I only learned of them last year. the catalog shows 100W, 3KW, and 5KW, but I know they make bigger ones as that was what I was looking for at the time, so there may be a 1KW version available too...never hurts to ask. Nicom is a...