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    LT/LR vs SRc

    Sorry, rant on If you have all those extras going on the camera, why on earth would you want to add two receivers (or a dual channel receiver) as well? Wouldn't it be more efficient to hire a professional to handle sound? Chances are you will get much more usable sound that way rather than playing around with added technology you don't seem to have a clue about. Isn't video transmission, follow focus, operating the camera and framing, composing and exposing correctly etc etc consuming your skills and time? You do realize, that this is a professional sound persons forum...
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    The best Paul McCartney interview ever

    Ditto, johnny karlsson Thanks, Al.
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Maybe the Demerbox guys could come up with something?
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    I would think yes to your last question, Jay.
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    Something is up with the HTTPS version of the site…

    Yes, in Safari here on Mac OS
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    Rechargeable battery management on location

    Exactly what we have been doing since we started with rechargeables. Interesting how many of us come up independently with the same solutions.
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    How can boom ops be more diplomatic?

    Good advice, David. This our method as well.
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    Survey: Wireless receivers integration in the Cantar family.

    I replied to the survey, and suggested Lectro for consideration, since many of us all over the world are using Lectro. And yes, the dual receivers are the ones that make sense for this concept.
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    Canon C100 timecode synch

    Clap never fails. Also, if you remember mic tap, etc.
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    Sound cart cabling

    Boston Green for installs...old school
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    Why Comteks?

    What is a block lithium 9 volt? I have been using iPower 9v lithium batteries for years in all my Comtek 216s, both M216s and PR 216s. They work well and last for an acceptably long time on a charge.
  12. Greetings , I want to use a couple of my unused SNA antennas to transmit from Comtek BST 75-216 transmitters. If I extend the length of the arms from maximum length to a 1/4 wave or 1/2 wave of 216MHZ wavelength, this should work? I don't have formula, but can extrapolate from existing antennas I have. Is there a work around for this, or is there a shop out there who could do this? AND... The answer is: REMOTE AUDIO MIRACLE WHIP MW216 KIT Best regards, Jim Rillie PSM
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    IFB on the cheap.

    don't bother, said the curmudgeon. Use what works - Comteks or IFBs. Why stress over stuff that can be more expensive the long run in time and energy, when we already have equipment that works reliably.
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    Withholding Audio Files

    Yes, LOL
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    Withholding Audio Files

    IDK, Interesting idea, but some clients don't know the difference... They might use it
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    Lectro Block Frequencies in CSV or Excel?

    Shouldn’t be too difficult to set up a spreadsheet yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lectronics antennae for Zaxcom QRX200

    I my experience dipoles make a significant (ymmv) improvement in range compared to a whip, but they should be up in the air a bit. I wouldn't think much improvement would be seen if they are still at bag level
  18. Thank you, Larry, You're some quick ; - ) JR
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    Lercto SRc TXBAT questions

    I usually go by timer setting with eneloop pro, or Ikea Ladda 2450mAh batteries If the tx is SM v, a or whatever 3 hours plus is good. Change at subs, good til lunch. The bigger 2 cell Smqv etc probably last until lunch with no change... YMMV.
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    WiFi and my mid 2012 MacBook Pro

    Update airport/Bluetooth cable replacement made no difference. Oh well, only $15 and was worth a try. not even worth sending it back. Anyone need a functioning Bluetooth/airport cable? I have one for free...
  21. Greetings, all My MBP has been a workhorse for many tasks, but in the last year or so has been very sluggish in the WiFi department - losing signal, etc. To my tech mind, obviously an antenna problem, but Apple support has been skirting around the issue for months. Gurus at Apple store not able to find issues with their extreme in-store wifi, advisors from Apple having me go back to Mavericks, and re install everything, no improvement. I will keep digging away, but I do find my reasonable concerns and experience in the RF world are being ignored. Is this a systemic Apple thing, or the problem with the whole tech world at this point? Anyone else experiencing this? My Q and D solution will be to buy a USB adapter and disable airport card, rather not and get it resolved. Curmudgeonly yours, Jim Rillie Production Sound Mixer Elder (new category) Had to go sit on the basement stairs to send the topic - no send in the living room chair several feet from router
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    WiFi and my mid 2012 MacBook Pro

    Thanks, Chris
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    WiFi and my mid 2012 MacBook Pro

    Thanks, Chris, This applies to the 15 inch MBP, same vintage as my 13 inch MBP. Worth a look anyway Jim
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    600 MHz gear

    Is there a market somewhere in the world where the 600MHz band will still be open for wireless mics? I have several MM400a and B transmitters in that range which can not be re blocked, as well as one UCR411. Best Jim Rillie
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    Rycote Mic Protector case