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by kkiddkkidd
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 397

Re: RING MY BELL

Excellent creative solution to the legal problem! Needs to be a textbook example. NAB? On the other hand, here's a Denver TV reporter who found a way to do a story on the WEA without using prohibited tones, but actual duck noises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYRv_ZkU3sA quack quack Now that's f...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: New UPS suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: New UPS suggestion

I am watching this thread carefully. I have been bitten by almost all of the consumer level UPS's at some point... Particularly in the area of "what happens when the UPS screws it's-self into the ground and then the power comes back on"... I had been getting very good service from a particular model...
by kkiddkkidd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 397

Re: RING MY BELL

WEA set off about 40 phones in the resturant where I was grabbing lunch. As far as I could tell, every phone in the joint went off except for one gent's flip phone. He said that he received CAE, etc alerts normally so not sure why he didn't get the NPT.
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Inovonics 719 David IV
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Inovonics 719 David IV

I only have 1 David processor at a station and find myself fairly underwhelmed by it. Not to say that it is horrible but I have never been able to make it sound good AND loud. Either is obtainable but not both. Great sounding presets (if they existed) on my system could sound like total crap on your...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: IPAWS Server bouncing?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: IPAWS Server bouncing?

. Updating it to what? DOS 7? :wink: A fellow I used to work for would, when sufficiently lubricated, insist vehemently that Windows 95 was mounted on DOS 7. Maybe he was right. :mrgreen: He might not have been far off... I recall that earlier versions of winders were merely a GUI for DOS and then ...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: IPAWS Server bouncing?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: IPAWS Server bouncing?

I received this from Al Kenyon last night via the SBE-EAS reflector. =============================Begin Forwarded Message ===================================================== This afternoon FEMA experienced a recurring intermittent connectivity issue at one of our data centers. Effective 6 PM EDT 1...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: IPAWS Server bouncing?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: IPAWS Server bouncing?

They are updating DOS 6.22 on their IBM PC-AT server...

I have a box full of Down/Up messages from 8 or 9 units that I monitor.
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Retune Harris DX10
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Retune Harris DX10

There is no driver section or pre drive amps in a Nautel NX series. So no power needed for this intermediate stage. Just replaced a ND50 (is now backup) with a NX50. There was a little decrease in the power bill. Not using MDCL yet at this station, but the preset is set up to do it. I had not consi...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Retune Harris DX10
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Retune Harris DX10

and will be a hell of a lot more efficient than the Harris, and won't need to be replaced in another 10 years. I'm curious if anyone has replaced something like a DX10 or SX-? with a new Nautel or other transmitter and observed a significant increase in efficiency? I actually would have though that...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: ASI Card AES cable
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: ASI Card AES cable

Once upon a time the high end ASI cards came with those high density connectors but my goodness it would take a bizillion power magnifying glass to solder them. IIRC, they were similar to a high density SCSI connector. You might try StudioHub / Radio Systems or see if ASI can supply the bare connect...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Synchronizing FM over IP?
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Synchronizing FM over IP?

And I too made the mistake of suggesting a synchronous booster to a client that was desperately seeking an answer to his self-inflicted coverage problems. It solved a bunch of problems but created 2x more. It was a disaster. With both frequencies synced identically via GPS on identical gear with car...
by kkiddkkidd
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50

I may be wrong but I think that the solid center connector may work on the hollow center but obviously not vice-versa... Do they supply the little brass slug to put into the center conductor so the spring fingers on the solid conductor connector fit? I know the clamped terminations used for AM ATUs...
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50

I may be wrong but I think that the solid center connector may work on the hollow center but obviously not vice-versa... That is as long as it is a circular corrugation and not the old, old spiral type line.

It has been 20+ years since I worked on that type of cable daily...

Regards,
by kkiddkkidd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Weird satellite problem

And the problem Premier RX has surfaced again. This morning my client called to say that they couldn't set the NetCue assignments nor schedule. We quickly determined that the RX was on a vastly wrong IP (10.90.1.xxx when the local net was 192.168.1.xxx) AND was set for DHCP. I talked them thru turni...
by kkiddkkidd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Weird satellite problem

Premier has had ongoing problems for nearly a month or more. No word from them at all about it. Just crickets. Some of us have very low signal from that carrier, and folks like you have nothing. Go figure. I have a client with much the same problems for a month or so and am wondering if it is an ad...