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by Dale H. Cook
Wed May 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Daven/Shallco Pots
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Daven/Shallco Pots

Pretty much any Daven or Shallco stereo rotary faders should work in that board, and that covers a lot of years and many manufacturers.
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

PID_Stop wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:30 am
... 3M had just come out with nifty little dispensers with rolls of plastic adhesive numeral marker tapes (0 - 9).
Those are the ScotchCode numbers of which I wrote.
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: Audio cable for AM transmitter site? Star Quad or Ethernet or What?

Belden 8451 two wires, foil shield. Or Belden 8723, 2 pair, individually shielded with common drain wire, for stereo. Pick up the little cloth number books ... Then get some 1/4" clear shrink tube (Amazon), and--to really do it right, splurge for a heat gun (try Jameco) I abandoned the books for 3M...
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Sterling Minidrill and Maxidrill Accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Sterling Minidrill and Maxidrill Accessories

Thanks, but I always check American Radio History first when looking for broadcast or general electronics catalogs, and I found no Sterling information there.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Sterling Minidrill and Maxidrill Accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Sterling Minidrill and Maxidrill Accessories

Note: I have edited this post and changed the subject because I have discovered that the accessories I have are not Wahl, they are Sterling. I am looking for information about accessories sold at parts jobbers about 25-30 years ago for the minidrills and maxidrills sold by Sterling. Sterling had a l...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: How to bridge 600 ohm balanced line to monitor or record?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: How to bridge 600 ohm balanced line to monitor or record?

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:17 am
An RDL STA-1 (or STA2) is my goto for this kind of thing.
I will second Kevin. I carry an STA-1 with me primarily for emergency monitoring of a balanced line using a laptop sound card or other unbalanced input.
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

How are you remoting in with no DNS? A machine doesn't need DNS to remote into it. Any system that would need DNS such as LogMeIn or Splashtop is not secure and would not be allowed at any of my clients. Any system like Logmein or Splashtop is designed for dynamic IP addresses and the client on the...
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Suppressing Windows 10 Update and Forced Reboots

tonybroom wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:12 pm
... I remove the DNS servers so they can't reach MS/think they are off-line.
Tony likely does that for the same reason that I did when I was still working full time - to prevent automation machines from reaching out while allowing remote management.
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Optimod 2200
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Optimod 2200

Just as a follow up to this, replacing the voltage regulators appears to have fixed it. Guess that should be a standard replacement item with bad caps. I have found damaged 3-terminal regulators in some instances where I had already found bad filter caps, so that is a good catch. My SOP is now to c...
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Very low power recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: Very low power recommendation

NECRAT wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:50 pm
So I've been searching online for a smaller transmitter, similar to a BE FX-50 ...
What about a BE FX-30? That should be happier at 6W than an FX-50 would be.
by Dale H. Cook
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation

cbudd73 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:50 am
I may end up reselling this and going for an Arrakis 2000 series ...
You may find those more trouble to maintain than they are worth.
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Remote Start AEQ BC 500 - Automation

Did you not get a manual with that console? It should tell you about interfacing. You are more likely to be limited by your automation system. Bear in mind that the engineers here are used to working with professional, largely US-made, equipment. Somehow I doubt that you are using a professional bro...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: I THINK IT IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING

Roof vents can be problematic. At the first station that I ever I built the TX shack had a pitched roof and fairly standard roof hoods with louvers for the stacks. We had a nor'easter come through the night before we were due to have an on-air celebration for our 1-month anniversary of signing on. I...
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Sync, time code, and insanity
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

Re: Sync, time code, and insanity

... so the system's RF performance is independent of the cable length. That is my case as well, but my mom-and-pop radio clients don't need GPS. I use it only in the Explorer to control my police/fire/EMS scanner. As I drive around the scanner switches, based on location, to whatever radio systems ...
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Sync, time code, and insanity
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

Re: Sync, time code, and insanity

Fortunately, the master clock came back to life after being unplugged and restarted -- but not without blurting out about fifteen minutes of the wrong time, before it acquired enough satellites to lock back up and rejoin reality. It should not take that long for a GPS which is already in service to...