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by kkiddkkidd
Wed May 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Tomato Soup Incident
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Tomato Soup Incident

Jim, Since tomato juice is supposed to wash away skunk scent, maybe it works in reverse... You just have to catch and milk the skunk. All useless, funny visions aside... A good bath in a mild soapy water with a really good rinse in clear water and a couple of days in the sun to dry will tell the tal...
by kkiddkkidd
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Am I a possible engineer candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Am I a possible engineer candidate?

Curt, As others have advised, keep your day job and slowly build a clientele and test equipment... Only after securing enough of a client base to replace your current income/perks/benefits consider moving to self-unemployment... You can often make pretty good money at engineering as a side business ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat May 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: C-band TI

I had forgotten about the old SA and whatever the other SEDAT RX was. I have a station with at least one of those down converters still hanging on the wall.

Later,
by kkiddkkidd
Thu May 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: C-band TI

And hope the LNB is using a standard L.O. of 5150 and not one of those odd-balls. While 5150 is normal, I have seen some unusual ones on older dishes. Wow... That would cause a bit of consternation. I have never ran across a C-band LNB that used an odd LO but have worked around KU-band dishes that ...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu May 10, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: C-band TI

As I recall, the military radar is just above the top end of C-band, we saw some of it from a nearby ANG base, but then they switched to radar up near the KU band. And just a reminder in looking for sat interference with a specan... The L-band output of the LNB is inverted in relation to the C-band...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed May 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: C-band TI

It certainly may help but if the interference generator is zipping around the sky around your site, it might be behind/beside the dish one minute and bore sighted the next. Seeing what exactly is causing the interference is going to be important. Down here in TN we don't have too much AWACS interfer...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed May 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: C-band TI
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: C-band TI

John, If it is military radar, an "AWACS" Filter might fix your problem much easier. In general, the radar signals are outside the sat downlink frequencies BUT are so strong that they overload either the LNB or RX front end. These filters are placed between the scalar and the LNB and filter signals ...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312
Replies: 41
Views: 851

Re: RX-only C-band receive station registration, form 312

OLD, OLD, OLD Harris Corp (not necessarily Harris Broadcast but basically the same). Possibly not even 2 degree compliant. I may have a spec sheet on it somewhere and still have at least 1 in standby operation.

Is the LNB mounted on the back of the dish instead of out in front as normal?

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX50 air flow switch
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: DX50 air flow switch

It had a pizo buzzer that would squeal it's little heart out if the flushing fan quit and IIRC was only mentioned in an addendum or service bulletin. Yes it would - and shut off the transmitter. I had to re-cap several of those to stop squirrelly operation. Also a chronic dust bunny will act as ins...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX50 air flow switch
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: DX50 air flow switch

The air switch is S7 on the A19 board if I remember right. Its in the very right cabinet/driver section. Any one have issues with the switch going out? Its some kind of whiz bang solid state device???? No paddle or real air preasure setting, that I could see. And its soldered on the A19 board. Any ...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: DX50 air flow switch
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: DX50 air flow switch

Percussive Maintenance or Shock Test was my goto work description while being held hostage in the 2-way world. Funny story... I got a million of 'em. One of our 2-way customers had an old tube Motorola base station mounted in a ratty old homemade steel outdoor cabinet that had to be lifted up and ov...
by kkiddkkidd
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Omnia FM HOT OS
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Omnia FM HOT OS

I have no experience on home brewing something like this but recall seeing in other "card-as-HD" equipment that to boot from a card, the card has to be formatted or somehow setup as bootable and IIRC something else done to change or maybe create a boot sector. Sorry but I don't recall exactly what w...
by kkiddkkidd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: GATES ONE IRF-350 REPLACEMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: GATES ONE IRF-350 REPLACEMENT

I'm going way out on a limb here, but given their age now, if you have a cranky SX-series rig, you might give the cans a shake. If the caps are over about 8yrs and the TX is not living in a refrigerated hut... Just go ahead and order the cap kit. I have one Gates1 that I am about to change the caps...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage ENDEC Printing
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Sage ENDEC Printing

Is there a requirement to actually print and store the EAS logs on paper? I keep the Sage emails in weekly folders and keep a separate single-sheet "station log" to sign off on EAS, Tower lights, etc, but don't attach the sage alerts to that log. They are archived in the "EAS" email account. None t...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sage ENDEC Printing
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Sage ENDEC Printing

Not printing at all.... I have quite a number of Sage units at clients and none of them print directly. One was trying to do it via ftp somehow but the big office printer would print a single line per sheet of paper and I just killed the ftp. They had boxes of paper that was their "EAS Log" previous...