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by Dale H. Cook
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Inovonics 719 David IV
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Inovonics 719 David IV

kkiddkkidd wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:26 am
I only have 1 David processor at a station and find myself fairly underwhelmed by it.
I have worked with a couple of them and am in the same position. If you buy budget processing you get budget processing, and should not expect something that can compete with an Orban or an Omnia.
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Phone Patch

Although the phone line is being hauled by a cable company, it seems to me to be of pretty good quality... I don't hear all the digital artifacts I hear on my cell phone... sounds about the same as copper to me. It may sound the same as copper to your ears but it is not. It is bit reduced, just not...
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Phone Patch

... a good old fashioned phone line... even though, in this case, the phone is hauled by Spectrum Cable. Then it is not POTS. When we speak of POTS ("Plain Old Telephone Service"] we mean a copper pair, which in many areas nowadays is actually fiber for most of the run. It is not the same as a bit-...
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Phone Patch

A couple of years ago my last client still using a Gentner digital had their go Tango Uniform so I have none left in the field. I have two of their older analog hybrids still chugging along at client studios. In recent years I have installed some JK Innkeeper digital hybrids and they seem to be pret...
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Phone Patch
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Phone Patch

Usually we buy one. One major reason for that is that for many years the best hybrids have used digital signal processing on the caller audio, and that is something that you are not likely to be able to homebrew. One caveat about the Gentner hybrids - the digital ones use proprietary ICs. All of th...
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML

My sites are not mobile-friendly, but I plan to work on that this winter because that is the season when my workload is at a minimum. Thanks for the heads-up on online testing sites.
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Designing website with Muse,Wix,Weebly vs. straight HTML

One possible problem that needs to be tested for is that some software tools create pages that may not display as intended in all browsers or on all platforms. The classic example is Microsoft FrontPage (now discontinued) which used specialized coding that would only display as intended when the pag...
by Dale H. Cook
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: Weird satellite problem
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Weird satellite problem

Have you looked at the satellite downlink on a Spectrum analyzer to see what it looks like? +1 A spectrum analyzer is a must for setting up a dish for a digital C band receiver in the era of 2 degree spacing. It is the only way to properly minimize interference from cross polarization. Going just b...
by Dale H. Cook
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50
Replies: 9
Views: 212

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

Maybe this will help. Thanks, but it doesn't - that is for RFS FLC78-50J, which is a different cable than the original Cablewave FLC78-50. What we are getting from RFParts are a pair of 7/16 DIN female connectors, and we also are getting a pair of 7/16 DIN male to N female adapters. Finding connect...
by Dale H. Cook
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50
Replies: 9
Views: 212

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

That is for a solid center conductor, and mine, though clearly labeled "FLC 78-50," has a hollow center conductor. That is a detail I wasn't aware of when I posted the message.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Cablewave Part No. - N Female for FLC78-50

I can't seem to find my Cablewave catalog. Does anyone know their part number for an N female connector for FLC78-50 line? The line is about 40 years old but has never been used.
by Dale H. Cook
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: computer dropping off network
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: computer dropping off network

Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:07 am
Geez I sound like those XP holdouts now that didn't want to let xp go...well I don't blame them at Vista, but 7 was, and still is, pretty great, and stable.
For my own computers and those that I maintain at work I was long an XP Pro holdout, but have become a 7 Pro holdout.
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Two soggy Heliax lines!
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Two soggy Heliax lines!

You may well have to replace both lines. If you put power to a line that has water in it that can easily cause damage which is not correctable.
by Dale H. Cook
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line

We have ordered two NOS connectors from RF Parts - thanks for the help, guys.
by Dale H. Cook
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: Commscope Connectors and Andrew 7/8" Line

Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:24 pm
The new in box connector is L5TNF-PS, it is the no soldering type positive stop connector.
And...
Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:47 pm
I think the new in box one is for a newer style cable, with hollow center.
That appears to be so, as it is not in Andrew Catalog 38 (my copy is dated Mar-2001).