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Jim Rillie

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About Jim Rillie

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  • Birthday 06/16/1946

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    Halifax, NS
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Production Sound Mixer
  1. Comtek PR-216 1/8 inch plug wiring

    Hello John, Love the jet powered porta potty, or whatever it is. This cable is a Comtek output cable (with the same choke on the cable as the one you refer to) with a mini TRS connector at the receiver end, and a male XLR at the other end to feed a line input The Option 7 receiver puts out up to +15 dB according to the specs. Jim
  2. Comtek PR-216 1/8 inch plug wiring

    I have a bad PR-216 output cable at the mini phone connector, just wondering about wiring, because it is a sealed connector. The XLR end of the cable has resistors and a small capacitor siliconed in. Just wondering if replacing this connector is possible - would like to use a Neutrix right angle mini-phone. I'll also contact Comtek on this and spread the word when a response is received. Jim Rillie
  3. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    “Joseph Lucas - Prince of Darkness” we used to say regarding our British Motorcycle electrical systems.;-]
  4. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Does synching in DaVinci Resolve keep all the metadata sound editors need? Jim Rillie
  5. Underwater Mics

    Tx must have been at least on surface or very near. My experience has been with actors wearing Mm400s, as they go in, you hear a few “ glug glugs” from the mic, then total radio silence. Jim Rillie
  6. Comtek Questions - 72 vs 216 - Old vs New

    After reading Mirror's reply, and looking at Comtek's website, I believe yes. But i have never seen one either.
  7. Lithium batteries on board

    Hi Dan, I can confirm, the published Air Canada standards are still the same. I am carrying a copy with me from now on when travelling. I will also try to find an IATA? ruling, which is the same, I believe. Jim
  8. Lithium batteries on board

    Yes, it was a small plane and everyone was required to Deposit their Carry-on luggage for pick up on arrival. I revealed there were Lithium batteries in the bag, nothing to carry them in otherwise. The Flight attendant asked the Captain, he immediately said 2 only- no matter what capacity. We just spread them out amongst our crew to cover it. Lucky I was’t travelling alone. But they were all Inspired Energy batteries - 2 x 98 Wh, and 3 x 49 Wh, so Jason is right - no maximum amount of these allowed on board stated. The rule of 2 applies to batteries between 100Wh and 161Wh. This is in the airline guidelines, Captain didn’t know the difference between capacities. I’ll carry a printout of the guidelines in future to settle these things. TSA or security in Canada always spot batteries on their scans, and know what they are. Never had an issue at security checks.
  9. Lithium batteries on board

    Just got on an Air Canada flight Newark to Ottawa, Captain claims I'm only allowed 2 lithium battteries. Comments?
  10. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Ao, As usual you are a very generous font of useful information, and HB2U as well. Not that I use those frequencies myself. Jim
  11. Love the last line. I woundn’t touch it with a ... ;-)
  12. 600 MHz gear

    PM sent
  13. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    In my experience with BST 25-216 and BST 75-216, the Phase Right antennas make a huge difference in range over the rubber ducky for BST 75-216s or the Telescoping antenna for the BST 25-216s.
  14. 600 MHz gear

    Yes Mike, I was thinking that price range is fair. Jim