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by themarcshow
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Headphone echo
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Headphone echo

I have heard of stations that set up a separate headphone feed for when the mic is on. I have never done it but I assume that the "mic on light" circuit switches a relay that sends unprocessed audio to the headphones. The rest of the time it is getting the normal air signal. Mic off= True air signal...
by themarcshow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Pics/Video/Audio
Topic: New Engineering Podcast!
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

Re: New Engineering Podcast!

I have been checking the TWiRT main page ever since Kirk Harnack set up the TWiT Cottage got an Axia console. I was hoping that someone from the VE Forums would be involved. This has already been put on my Must Listen list. *quick edit* I certainly hope that this will be the best sounding podcast EV...
by themarcshow
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA-BTA1M
Replies: 46
Views: 8285

Re: RCA-BTA1M

I spy an Optimod 9000 splatter generator on top of that Volumax... 8) http://lh3.ggpht.com/_FDJ2WcEdEs8/Sp3rc_xam6I/AAAAAAAAAJA/w2lyTOGk26Y/s640/IMG_0008.JPG You sir have sharp eyes!!! I would have liked to be the first one who broke through the labelmaker tape saying "DO NOT ADJUST!!!!" to make ad...
by themarcshow
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA-BTA1M
Replies: 46
Views: 8285

Re: RCA-BTA1M

Ok so it's a RCA-BTA 1R1.... http://lh6.ggpht.com/_FDJ2WcEdEs8/Sp3q7eIPljI/AAAAAAAAAIo/Pv4fTBrVIhc/s512/IMG_0002.jpg or http://lh6.ggpht.com/_FDJ2WcEdEs8/Sp3rA7cVGcI/AAAAAAAAAIs/OtPteCUSuQQ/s512/IMG_0003.jpg Also complete with CBS Labs Volumax 400 Automatic Peak Controller. The RCA is a backup to th...
by themarcshow
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: RCA-BTA1M
Replies: 46
Views: 8285

Re: RCA-BTA1M

Ok, Now I have to go take pics of our old RCA. I'll be back tomorrow with pics......
by themarcshow
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Forest Fire threatens Los Angeles' Mount Wilson transmitters
Replies: 58
Views: 6752

Re: Forest Fire threatens Los Angeles' Mount Wilson transmitters

I have been having a lot of "page not found" when trying to view the observatory's camera pointing at the towers. Not sure if that means the power is out, internet down, or the fires are there. It was at least nice to look at the towers and know they were still there. What's the structural integrity...
by themarcshow
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: 700 Mhz Microphones
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: 700 Mhz Microphones

Curious. When the mic is turned off, does the squelch mute or does it remain open with the static? If it mutes, there might be just something wrong with one of the units. If it doesn't, that would be the interference holding it open. When the Mic is off the static is there. When I turn the mic on i...
by themarcshow
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: 700 Mhz Microphones
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

700 Mhz Microphones

Has the use of microphones in the 700Mhz band been outlawed yet? I know that with the DTV switch they had stopped selling them but I don't know if they are still Ok to use. We have a Telex Pro Star on 710Mhz that is receiving tons of static. When the transmitting mic is close and turned on it picks ...
by themarcshow
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: As hard as it is to believe......
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: As hard as it is to believe......

Certified for 10.5 just as 10.6 is about to be released!

Congrats anyway
by themarcshow
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Most Unnecessary Audio Chain stories
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Most Unnecessary Audio Chain stories

I'm now curious to hear stories about unnecessarily long or complicated audio chains. Here's mine: I found out this week how the Nebraska Governor's monthly call-in show gets distributed throughout the state. I was told it remains this way because of politics. (not the governor, the stations) To dis...
by themarcshow
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Vacuum Tube USB Soundcard......kinda
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Vacuum Tube USB Soundcard......kinda

Ermmmm a link? Picture is pretty small... or am I old? (no peanut gallery comments) I knew I was forgetting something :D ........ http://usb.brando.com.hk/usb-tube-delight-audio_p01017c042d15.html That's what I get for posting after midnight1 /I put the small pic in because I didn't want to resize ...
by themarcshow
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: Vacuum Tube USB Soundcard......kinda
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Vacuum Tube USB Soundcard......kinda

Image
Ok so maybe it doesn't have all the vacuum tube goodness but it looks really cool.
And for $32 it may just wind up in my laptop bag.
by themarcshow
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: WWOne MAX Scheduler Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: WWOne MAX Scheduler Problem

Our channel 16 for the Sunday Morning Mormon Tabernacle Choir switched to 17. It was nice of Westwood One/International Datacasting to call and tell everyone. Although this wouldn't have been nearly as annoying as when they switched that programs channel from CBS 43 (where it had been since before s...
by themarcshow
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General Computers
Topic: SMS send AND recieve?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: SMS sned AND recieve?

It's not gone forever.... http://groups.google.com/group/gmail-labs-help-text-messaging/browse_thread/thread/4bc677ff67bb009b We are disabling the 'SMS in Chat' lab because of some issues with this lab that would affect normal Gmail use. We're working on getting this resolved and appreciate your pat...
by themarcshow
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: DXing
Topic: That time of year for ducting
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: That time of year for ducting

I got an email friday from a guy who heard one of our 100kW FM's for 20 minutes from I-95 on the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Transmitter is in south central Nebraska. Approx distance: 1,147 miles. We've had multiple reception reports over the years from the Carolinas around this time of ye...