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WVAH audio

Post by Dave Harman » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:34 am

Since Friday night, I've been operating on 5k generator power at Harman Estates, which is enough for a little heat, a little light, and a 19" Samsung HD tv on antenna. But Sunday night, when I was trying for a little normalcy with Family Guy, I kept losing audio. It would occur during the breaks - when they went from local back to the network feed, it was like something was breaking synch, and the audio would go off. If I changed channels, then immediately changed back, the audio would return. Tech heads, what's going on?

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Post by Cameron » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:00 pm

Power frequency or rf interference from genset freaking out the ATSC decoder?
Something as a simple voltage-drop from
my small electric heater will freak out my OTA and cause the tv to re-buffer.
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Re: WVAH audio

Post by fearpeddler » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:20 pm

transmitter could have had icing issues, the heaters on said transmitter kicking on and off could do something as well maybe......
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Re: WVAH audio

Post by Dave Harman » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:43 am

Good thought, Cameron, I'll put the computer UPS on it. Not going to use that until there's commercial power. The timing was very interesting - it seemed to do it every time they went from local breaks back to the network.

Also discovered that the UHF antenna that I was storing in the attic lets me receive all the local stations, even from Elkview.

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Re: WVAH audio

Post by Lester » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:16 am

My home power is stable, at least to the naked eye... But my crashes, freezes, and reboots stopped the day I added a UPS. I'd recommend one on any production machine.

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