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by kkiddkkidd
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SOCIAL DISTANCING
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: SOCIAL DISTANCING

ChuckG wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:57 pm

** currently hundreds of parents are discovering the Teacher wasn't the problem... :lol:
Now that's funny right there...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Anyway, the KCRO problem turned out to be one of the push-push switches on the CRL Pre-emphasis unit. This is quite a common fault with CRL devices. Every one that I've come across has always gotten the solder-link treatment on those rear-panel push button switches. Same here. And even the front pa...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

The Phoenix connectors. Why the EasyCrap box can't use XLRs is one of the most annoying features of that box. And just one of the many annoying "features" of the DasDec. IIRC, the DasDec connectors are actually mirror images of each other and can be tied together with a header made of 1w resistor l...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT5 IPA replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Harris HT5 IPA replacement

Well, I've got the The-1 at 40 watts and that's enough to make 2kW. So 100 watts had outta make 5kW. I'm guessing a 150W exciter should do just fine. Pay attention to the lowest power that the exciter will make. I wish that I would have just pushed my client with the bad IPA to have bought the 150 ...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT5 IPA replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Harris HT5 IPA replacement

Those transmitters are known to have problems with the RG213 jumpers between the IPA and PA. They would crack and short out or go intermittent. Harris had a issued service bulletin and sold a kit of replacement jumpers. Might want to check that out. As well as the RG58(ish) exciter to IPA. I have h...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris HT5 IPA replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Harris HT5 IPA replacement

I have an HT5 (might be an HT3.5) that has a bad IPA PS that will probably never be fixed. A 30w exciter drives it almost to full TX power.

They are using a BW Broadcast 30w. I wish that they would have just bought the 150w but it wouldn't have turned down far enough to drive the IPA.
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SOCIAL DISTANCING
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: SOCIAL DISTANCING

TN Dept of Education is reporting that statewide there were over 22 teachers caught drinking on the job yesterday alone...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: OMB Exciter EM 50
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: OMB Exciter EM 50

I have an older OMB exciter that died due to a power supply problem and after some troubleshooting, I determined that it was damaged beyond economical repair. If you don't have a dummy available, cut a 1/4wave piece of wire and stick it into the RF out connector center conductor. It should fire off ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

Just curious... What do you need a patch bay for? I don't know of a single console at any of my clients that don't still have several open channels available even on small consoles. I just received a couple of surplus Krone blocks and this punch tool ordered a few days ago. The punch tool includes 1...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ADC Punch Block Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: ADC Punch Block Tool

I bought this Chinese knock off of a Platinum EZ45 crimp kit on Amazon. I wanted a backup set of crimpers for EZ45 connectors but it has a "tester" and an odd looking punch tool that I have never used. Can someone familiar with Krone look and tell me if the included punch tool a Krone? https://www.a...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation

Terry Cowan, who hangs out on the CRTech forum might also have a solution for this. Thanks Shane, I hadn't thought about Terry. He writes his own automation IIRC so will check with him. The above captioned software is not out of the budget for this project but I have several other instances where a...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation

Thanks. I had never heard of the company but it looked like it was very flexible.

I actually have ran into similar instances where it would have been nice to be able to control or monitor a switcher with different apps but never pursued it.

Later,
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Serial Port Combining for Multi Instance Automation

Hi all, I have a client that, without consulting anybody, purchased BSI Simian MULTI-INSTANCE to run their new main FM/HD1, HD2 and HD3 program audio. It works fine but only the first instance started will control their BT 16.4 switcher... BSI takes over the serial port and all additional apps attem...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

level42 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:53 am
I am a contract engineer in Panhandle area. Happy to make a trip over. Contact info on website.

www.reelaudio.net
I will heartily recommend Reelaudio. He is a lot closer to you than I and was going to be my suggestion for a local engineer.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Have you tried simply powering off everything and rebooting the exciter?