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by w9wi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Replacement for HD-Star
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Replacement for HD-Star

They let me have ours back:) From the Main Menu; - Sig Info - ANC Status Any ancillary signal that's present shows up in white. (it's grayed out if it's not present) It'll also show red if the packet is present but has errors. The Setup button lets you define the three User-n options at the bottom o...
by w9wi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Replacement for HD-Star
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Replacement for HD-Star

Of course, one of my guys is using ours somewhere else right now... There is a screen that shows a present/not present for a variety of well-known DID/SDID combinations. At the bottom of that screen there are (IIRC) three "User" combinations you can set to anything you want. I was having problems wi...
by w9wi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Replacement for HD-Star
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Replacement for HD-Star

We also have a Phabrix. Upsides: - Far more available tests. (for example, it will check for specific DID/SDID combinations in the ancillary data. Like NBC Namedropper cues.) - Reads AES audio. - Appears to be better built physically. - Networkable. (although we haven't looked into that function yet...
by w9wi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: FM translators of AM stations
Replies: 4
Views: 267

FM translators of AM stations

I was curious -- ran a query against the facility and int_translator tables of the CDBS database this evening. 73.9% of all authorized AM stations are the listed primary of at least one FM translator license, construction permit, or application. That figure does not include AM stations which are rel...
by w9wi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Singling out 2 stations on same frequency
Replies: 32
Views: 2386

Re: Singling out 2 stations on same frequency

Pretty decent TV antenna. (FM radio falls very close to TV channel 6, so a decent TV antenna usually also performs well for FM. A dedicated FM radio antenna would work better but I don't see any decent ones on Amazon.) Turning it vertically causes it to respond to vertical polarization. (installed h...
by w9wi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Computers
Topic: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: USB Keyboards/Mice for Studio

DO NOT use more than one wireless keyboard/mouse in the same studio! I came in to work one day to find someone had, for aesthetic reasons, replaced seven wired keyboards/mice in the studio with seven wireless units. After about two hours' work I was able to get each keyboard/mouse paired with the ri...
by w9wi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC: spurious Namedropper trigger?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: NBC: spurious Namedropper trigger?

I finally had a chance to get back into this and...

The Namedropper's "backdoor.cgi" page says it's seeing the trigger signal on 52 0F -- but it's not inserting anything. Patch out the X50 & it works fine.

Strange....
by w9wi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Audio board EQ for newscasts
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Audio board EQ for newscasts

We have a Yamaha 02R96VCM for our newscasts...which has quite a bit of EQ capabilities.. capabilities we arent using at all..our audio sounds ok but I'm sure our audiophile viewers beg to differ.. was wondering what some people out there are doing..are you doing something different for mics vs say ...
by w9wi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: Revitalized AM Translators
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Revitalized AM Translators

This rule has recently changed. (last spring IIRC) Originally the translator's coverage area had to be within 25 miles of the AM station *and* the 2mV/m contour. It was changed to with 25 miles of the AM station *or* the 2mV/m. I'm betting the translator in question was authorized before the rules c...
by w9wi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Silent spot
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Silent spot

Yep, they're at it again... Someone has produced a spot with ~20sec. of silence at the head.

I see why they did it -- it makes artistic sense in context -- but I'm tired of these emails from the silence sensor.....
by w9wi
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Internet Streaming
Topic: Getting Through Windows Firewall
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Getting Through Windows Firewall

If the computer isn't doing anything critical then you might consider just configuring it for remote desktop and have the audio diverted to the client computer...that way there isn't any special config for whatever you are listening on. I did this during the eclipse. Had a SDR connected to the PC a...
by w9wi
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Wanted reliable monitor amp
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Wanted reliable monitor amp

I had one D-75 that came from the factory wired for 240 volts, despite the captive ordinary USA 120v power cord. It worked fine for years. We only found out when we tried to tap DC power for a preamp & couldn't figure out why both power rails read half what the manual said they should. I suppose if ...
by w9wi
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

Just a WAG, but... If you pull up the recording device properties on the laptop sound card, are there a couple of option boxes having to do with "Exclusive Mode"? Would be under the Advanced tab. Maybe un-checking those would keep NECAT from messing with levels. Nice lead, appreciated! Unfortunatel...
by w9wi
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

Thought about changing it but naaah:)
by w9wi
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Nielsen NECAT locks soundcard input at 100%

I'm using an older version of NECAT to verify encoder function. I have the current version installed, but... when I run it, it immediately cranks the audio input level on my laptop to 100% & locks it there. Can't turn it down with Control Panel. If I stop NECAT I get control back & can use Control P...