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by PID_Stop
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

As for the Magni, I do not have a manual for it, and I can't even find a corporate website, Are they Defunct now? Bought up by someone else? I think I could figure it out if my card worked (and the battery is probably dead on it, so If i got a new battery and could get the data for it...) Magni was...
by PID_Stop
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

I have a recently acquired Magni signal generator here (sans manuals) as well. Any details you could provide on it and how to use it would be great :D Sorry... the only Magni gear we have here is an old (used) waveform monitor. I just happened to have what Nathan needed (and it didn't hurt that I w...
by PID_Stop
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

After thinking it over a bit, I realized that you really are going to need the manual... the A51 isn't all that intuitive in some respects. I have a copy of both the operations manual and technical guide for you... just hit me with a message to know where to send it. :)

-- Jeff
by PID_Stop
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

...what is the floppy disk for? storing programs? or Can it load graphics as well. The floppy is used to store programs and what they call "rooms" -- which are essentially preference settings that include timing adjustments. Sorry, it doesn't handle graphics. One twist: it expects 720K floppy discs...
by PID_Stop
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Oh... almost forgot about manuals. I can't find our operator's guide , but I do have both the Technical Guide (it's the 68-page softcover booklet that includes stuff like how to install the unit, cabling info, and how to get the thing timed and calibrated within your system) as well as the large bin...
by PID_Stop
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 7022

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Here's the scoop on the control cable, per the A51 Technical Guide: Abekas supplies a 10 meter (33') cable for connecting a Control Panel to the A51 Main Chassis. Optionally available are cables in 15 meter (50'), 30 meter (100'), and 45 meter (150') lengths. This cable supplies both the RS-422 styl...
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Master Control
Topic: Advice on choice...
Replies: 7
Views: 5334

Re: Advice on choice...

On a multiviewer, one thing to check is how well it interfaces with your production switcher. Ross Vision switchers, for example, can talk directly with a number of multiviewers. We have an Evertz Xenon HD-SDI router here in Syracuse; it works well enough, but was not easy to configure. I wrote the ...
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Muting TV Studio Speakers When Mic is Opened
Replies: 17
Views: 6463

Re: Muting TV Studio Speakers When Mic is Opened

What about using an aux bus on the console to feed the studio monitors, instead of feeding them the master output? Set the channels you actually want feeding the studio monitors -- typically, everything but the mics -- to contribute to that bus, and make sure the bus is set up for post-fade. Simpler...
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA-BTA1M
Replies: 46
Views: 8548

Re: RCA-BTA1M

I wonder what the deal is with cows that like to lick cars. I took care of an AM site years ago which had a small herd of cows grazing on the property. I would drive to the site and park by the transmitter building, and the cows would commence to licking my car as if it were a big chunk of salt. Co...
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA-BTA1M
Replies: 46
Views: 8548

Re: RCA-BTA1M

On the room center console behind it.... Seriously. The photo of WSYR's 5T nearly brought me to tears: that transmitter was new when I was a child, and Dad would bring me with him every month to do the pattern measurements. I would sit in the chair at the console and watch him, or wander around loo...
by PID_Stop
Mon May 24, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Move the Switcher's Guts or Baffle the Noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Move the Switcher's Guts or Baffle the Noise?

Per a Belden chart, the nominal distance for HD-SDI over 1694A is 370 feet; for 1505A it's 300 feet; and for 1855A it's 170 feet. Remember, that assumes clocking at the source end... so if you're feeding the Ross by way of non-reclocked DAs, you need to take that into account. So if you're talking a...
by PID_Stop
Wed May 05, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Shared PSTN line
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Shared PSTN line

Can your phone company set up the line for distinctive ring that maps to several numbers? You would only need a distinctive ring switch that fans the POTS line to either the Burk or the computer, according to the ring pattern... and you just call the appropriate number for whichever device you want ...
by PID_Stop
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Live truck generators
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Live truck generators

Our microwave trucks have both had their original Onan generators replaced with Hondas, and they are far more stable. Our weather here in upstate New York is quite variable, and we had to really keep after the Onans as the seasons changed... otherwise they were prone to hunting. The Hondas just seem...
by PID_Stop
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Suggestions on driving a looong audio line
Replies: 25
Views: 3627

Re: Suggestions on driving a looong audio line

We have had considerable trouble with Mackie mixers in high RF environments, not even considering using one to drive a long line. :shock: Another approach would be to drive the line with a good power amplifier -- a Crown D75, for instance. Use a matching transformer at the far end to terminate the l...
by PID_Stop
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Cloning a hard drive to replace current drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: Cloning a hard drive to replace current drive

If either drive is a Seagate, you can use the free Disc Wizard software from their web site: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard You download the software and set it up to run from a bootable CD, so it's completely independent of whatever operating system exists (or not) on...