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by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Mark (DeepThought) is much smarter than me, so he's probably leading you in a better direction than I am.

According to Nicom, the amber LED is normal operation.

Email dario at nicomusa.com
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

OK a couple of things from everything here. The obvious things (to me anyways). 1) The Orban has audio going into it. So the Barix is likely not the issue. 2) The Nicom NT30 exciter has an amber VDC LED on it. I don't know this unit well enough to know if that is a tri colored LED or not. But judgin...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Looking for help in the Florida panhandle

Hello, first post on the forum. I am looking for an engineer to help troubleshoot a problem we are having with our FM radio station in Defuniak Springs, FL. I used to manage the station and we never had an engineer(very small station in a small town). We run Barix units that transfer our signal fro...
by NECRAT
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Ericcson (Mediakind) AVP as emergency encoder
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Ericcson (Mediakind) AVP as emergency encoder

So I am working on setting up a Ericcson (MediaKind) AVP platform as a a last resort emergency encoder for the transmitter. The older Tandberg (EN-8040?) had a mode where the encoder could operate stand-alone with static PSIP, and emulate a major/minor channel. I am not seeing that option on the AVP...
by NECRAT
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: TV Studio Engineering
Topic: Commercial breaks firing off for no reason - HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Commercial breaks firing off for no reason - HELP

Vidiot42 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Any ideas?
Have you talked with Mark Pearson at Miranda/ITX/GV? He is the brains when it comes to the system and can help you through whatever issue you may have. I've found he's caught stuff the normal tech support has missed.
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Harris DAX5 schematic.
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Harris DAX5 schematic.

Hello. I split your question off to a new post, where it belongs.

:mrgreen:
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?

I won't discuss what I actually charge per hour here, where I work, but it is very very close to the numbers both Mark and Dale mentioned, within $20. Because my work is strictly part time side work and I have a full time job, I really can't take on any retainers. I dropped one semi-national religio...
by NECRAT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: DiaLight System Wierdness
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: DiaLight System Wierdness

Yup. Happened in Boston, on a four station FM master antenna tower. Dialight Gen 5, LED on top of a 120 foot narrow pole. Light kept on having failures, on a all to common basis. One of the local tower gurus installed a special screen around the inner part of the fixture to shield the electronics, a...
by NECRAT
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

Do you know something I don't know, or do you just need some parts? Is it full of unobtanium IC's? I've yet to open it up and mess with it myself, not sure If I will. Either way If I decide I have no further use for it I'd be willing to help you out. Could be a fun side project to work on, but I ra...
by NECRAT
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

Nathaniel Steele wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 am

May just give up on this one. I've always liked omnia better myself anyway.....But I got into radio in the late 2000's.....

thanks!
If you decide to shit can it, let me know ahead of time. I'll take it and even pay for shipping.

Thanks.
by NECRAT
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: "Family Hears Music & Preaching Coming From Bedroom Walls"
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: "Family Hears Music & Preaching Coming From Bedroom Walls"

Using the tools I use for Pirate radio research, I was able to find out the likely address. (Which will NOT be disclosed on this forum).
If the address is correct, it will be approx 1.3 miles from the night time array. The bearing would be more around 260° from the array.
by NECRAT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: From the Trenches
Topic: Oh those viewer calls...
Replies: 14
Views: 2276

Re: Oh those viewer calls...

One quick one.

Woman during the DTV transition, my old market at a VHF 6, DT 49. When the analog shut down happened, she went to radio shack and bought a "digital radio", so she could continue hearing channel 6 at "87.7", but couldn't figure out how to make it work...
by NECRAT
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC Aircheck Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: PC Aircheck Recorder

awsherrill wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:23 pm
There's this:

http://www.charliedavy.co.uk/surelog-free/

Free version only records at low bit rates and lacks some other features...but if you don't need high-quality audio, can't beat free.

The paid version is about $45 US.
The $45 version fits our budget as well. Thanks for the find!
by NECRAT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Radio Studio Engineering
Topic: PC Aircheck Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 188

PC Aircheck Recorder

Any suggestions for an inexpensive, PC based audio aircheck recorder. It would need to be able to take a tally to start and stop. Right now our students use a Denon flash drive unit, which is somewhat kludgey, to do their airchecks. So I'd like to start looking for what the next level up would be....