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by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: WE-Create Stream Generation Server
Replies: 0
Views: 18

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: 8
Views: 293

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: 8
Views: 293

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: 8
Views: 293

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: 263

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: 263

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...
by Nathaniel Steele
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Pira 132 best practice
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Pira 132 best practice

I've installed a number of Pira RDS's in the past, they are very capable units, only thing the units costing 5 times more do is have a metal box and internal power supply....... as long as your Automation can send something like "RT=[Title] by [ARTIST]" over serial or TCP/UDP you are good to go. the...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: SamCast and NextGen communicating MetaData
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: SamCast and NextGen communicating MetaData

NexGen can write a file (TXT orXML) which can be overwritten or appended each time the metadata changes. I assume samcast can be set to read that file, but have not worked with it. we use securenetsystems DCS, and it reads the xml file from NexGen via a shared folder.
by Nathaniel Steele
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 15173

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Why I replaced my Comtech--our LNB mount is also split where the set screw runs. We glued it, so it is stable at the moment, but no sense in fighting this on a 35 year old dish. I understand there is a replacement available--for $1K. so that plastic bit IS factory? Iv'e only ever seen aluminum ones...
by Nathaniel Steele
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 15173

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

Working on a combiner project last week I noticed the owner of the other station had a big ol comtech behind the studio, and asked if he had made the move yet, which was a no. Since I had my spec-an and some spare time I offered to help. Well, I pulled the van up behind the dish and this seemed to b...
by Nathaniel Steele
Sun May 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 15173

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

These frigging things can may you question your self worth... And then it pops on and you wonder what was so hard about that. So I went back to that 9' dish on Friday, armed with a better spec-an. didn;t find an easy way to power the lnb at first so i tried the avcom again, for about 45 minutes. I ...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu May 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 15173

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

looks like Ill be trying the first one again tomorrow, with the better spec-an. Now to see if I can find an old protractor....or there's always wal-mart...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu May 25, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Wheatnet vs AXIA
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Wheatnet vs AXIA

so the job that initially prompted these questions fell through. I will be upgrading my current employers Logitek AE-32 to TWO Jet-Stram Mini's and a adding a ROC-12 console, moving our old Remora from the main studio to prod duty and the ops manager gets to keep his remora. then we'll begin adding ...
by Nathaniel Steele
Thu May 25, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)
Replies: 153
Views: 15173

Re: Offical AMC 8 Transition Thread (was Sat. AMC-8)

So I have now tried unsuccessfully to do two different dishes, and failed. Neither of them are mine (I work for a non-comm all our stuff is on SES-2), but I try to help people out when I can. This was the first: 20170419_181825.jpg No Idea of the make, its about 9' (3m). I warned them it may not wor...
by Nathaniel Steele
Sun May 21, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Wheatnet vs AXIA
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Wheatnet vs AXIA

I actually have a rednet setup at home in my recording studio. Latency would not be an issue, with the rednet PCIe card I can get 3ms round trip into/out of my DAW, and Dante network latency is 150 MICROseconds IIRC. And I believe Dante is used by some manufacturers of Broadcast equipment, AEQ capit...