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by Sam Buca
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Master clock
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Master clock

Every time I'd call the two US naval observatory master clock numbers, they'd be busy. So I got asterisk, wrote a bash script, and made my own: 972-850-7737. It's more proof of concept than anything. I have the code in it to detect area code time zone, but it's not enabled. Maybe I'll re-write it so...
by Sam Buca
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: XDS netcue serial output
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: XDS netcue serial output

http://www.showmecables.com/product/DB25-Female-RJ45-Plug-Modular-Adapter-Kit.aspx?zmam=49733141&zmac=5&zmas=1&zmap=15-125-130&gclid=CMeFptf4hbwCFcpDMgodkzMA_A watch the link wrap. $2.19 ea. That's for a DB25. This is a DB37 and I didn't see one listed there. Besides, my goal was to definitely incl...
by Sam Buca
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: XDS netcue serial output
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: XDS netcue serial output

Those really are well done. What was the total cost to build? Thanks. I only built 10 prototypes, so at that quantity it was pretty expensive at $19 each. If I did a batch of 50 or 100, the PCB printing would significantly drop. It's nothing that can't be done with a DB37 + cat3 + jack port, I just...
by Sam Buca
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: XDS netcue serial output
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: XDS netcue serial output

We run BSI OpX.


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by Sam Buca
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: XDS netcue serial output
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

XDS netcue serial output

Our automation system just started supporting direct serial netcue data from XDS. It's great to eliminate programming the closures and then dealing with an intermediate piece of equipment to convert it to Livewire GPIO, BT box or a USB GPIO. An XDS netcue serial to DB9 from BT was listed at $64, whi...
by Sam Buca
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Streaming providers
Replies: 17
Views: 3390

Re: Streaming providers

We use Ando/Triton. It's a pretty nice interface. For PPM, I send the post-delay audio to input #1, the ad insertion does its thing, output #1 goes to the PPM encoder, input #2 receives the PPM encoded audio and sends it to the software Omnia processor, then that audio is sent to both output #2 and ...
by Sam Buca
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Dehydrator repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: Dehydrator repair

Dielectric 19-507-3600. it's got a large tank, and the dehydrator/regulator is rather tall (and loaded with stuff). pretty old, i think. Compressor works, no air pressure build up in tank or lines. I'd just start pulling hoses and plug it with your finger to see where the pressure stops building. I...
by Sam Buca
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Does anyone have know about Broadcast Signal Intrusions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Does anyone have know about Broadcast Signal Intrusions?

I think it was WBLI that had an STL takeover where they played a racist song about 10 years ago. I have an aircheck of it floating around somewhere.
by Sam Buca
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Dehydrator repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: Dehydrator repair

A little late to the party, but which model? I've successfully repaired two of the smaller model 200 units when it was doing phantom humidity alarms, leaks, zero output, etc.
by Sam Buca
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Radio-Info Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Radio-Info Merger

BroadcastDoc wrote:Check http://www.tophour.com - that seems to work. I remember Julius!
Weeeeeeell.....I always thought it used .net. Today I learned it did not :)

I'll have to look him up on Facebook. See if he remembers me.


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by Sam Buca
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Radio-Info Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Radio-Info Merger

The launch of v2: http://web.archive.org/web/20030722070826/http://www.radio-info.com/ Unfortunately, my CSS-based Web 2.0 v3 never made it to production. It was a happy orange/blue type of layout with floating, rounded boxes. I wanted to integrate airchexx and tophour into it. Two questions: what h...
by Sam Buca
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Time tolerance for AM pattern switching
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Re: Time tolerance for AM pattern switching

I was always under the impression that unless you were consistently late with pattern/power changes that caused harmful interference to others, no one really cares if your remote is 2 minutes off :mrgreen:
by Sam Buca
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Question on Barix PCM
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Question on Barix PCM

chriscollins wrote:I have found Flac 15K to be a great cocec. Still lossless, maybe one or two bumps a day, but it sounds great.
+1.

Even with an Omnia 9 doing unspeakable things to the audio, FLAC sounds awesome...although I was using Comrex Accesss and not Barix.
by Sam Buca
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Underdrive problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Underdrive problem

If your issue is the step-start relay, start there and work backwards. If the relay itself is operational, trace the wire that goes to the relay's coil and find out what is powering that. You'll eventually go back far enough to spot what component is causing an issue. Did that with an old CCA box la...
by Sam Buca
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Rack Clips
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Re: Rack Clips

I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm constantly drilling heads off of frozen screws that chew up those clips and get stuck.