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  1. JimKeaney

    RF issues with RF multi + SNA600

    I experienced similar issues using that same exact setup (SNA600a's/PSC Multi/SRc's&Srb). I brought it up recently on one of the sound facebook groups and it was interesting to see many other mixers say they also witnessed the same issues (taking hits) and many of them had abandoned that rig all together for bag use. I too have since abandoned it. The dipoles do offer more gain (you can see it in the scans - compared to whips) and I believe that gain is overloading the receivers front end? It can't help to be running a hop transmitter less than 12" away either (and most of us are in a bag rig). That said... the dipoles do out perform the whips by almost double the distance (according to my field test) however the unfortunate trade-off is that they don't do well at close range (approx less than 50'). Perhaps Lectrosonics might design a SNA600B (B for "bag", optimized with an attenuator and/or PSC could offer some adjustable band pass filtering/attenuation) until then I'm sticking with whips in my bag. PS I considered trying 1 Dipole & 1 Whip, for 'best of both worlds' but as the OP pointed out: the RF signal isn't dropping when these hits/dropouts happen - so I believe diversity-wise, the RX would still choose the channel with the most gain. Too afraid to find out though ;)
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    Good news for the B1 folks... I just received a UPS notification that my SRc-B1 now has the new rev board in it and it's on route to me 👍
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    Do you know if your unit received the new PCB?
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    I sent my SRc-B1 back to Lectrosonics late Nov 2017. Here's the latest update from Lectro (last week): "I didn’t see the post (*referring to this JW thread*), but it is at least partially right. We were applying a component update to correct the range issues with SRC, however during that time, our engineering dept was working to have a new pcb made which would implement the update as well as other improvements they wanted to incorporate to better its performance. The boards are close to being ready, but it could be awhile before we have boards available for the units I currently have in-house to receive the update. I’m sorry I can’t be more specific, but I don’t have a firm ETA from engineering yet. I know they are still in the testing process. If you’d like, I can return your receiver, or we can continue to hang on to it to wait for the new pcb." I'm happy to leave it there until it's figured out.
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    Tom Petty, RIP

    "You Don't Know How It Feels" was one of my favorite songs to reference an unfamiliar PA system. You can almost mix the song with a graphic EQ. Timeless music - never sounded dated to me.
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    Possible Betso TCX-2+ issue?

    Thanks Jan for the info. I'm still curious regarding the ID of the receivers... Where can I enjoy this telemetry information? Via a TCX-2 in transmitter mode? Or using different model Betso products/software?
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    Possible Betso TCX-2+ issue?

    The video isn't showcasing RF interference. It's showing how these units react if/when another TCX-2 transmitter (assigned to the same channel) comes within range (spoiler: nothing happens, until the first tx goes out of range - then the other takes over - but again this is a short unscientific test). These units can be named with 20 different ID numbers, but I'm not sure what the intended purpose is of that is. Perhaps there is software coming? Probably a question for Betso.
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    Show me your bag

    Here's my latest bag... Singray JR, 633, SRb w/2x smqv, SRc w/2x LT, 2x smqv as cam hops to another SRb. Audioroot BDS. Ruggard lens pouch for lavs, tackle box for bits/concealments.
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    How to wire a hairy talent

    ^ I remember the day I thought of this reverse over cover idea (not RM, but moleskin blanket/topstick) and yes it is a substantial trick to have in the bag.
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    RF Interference and Teradek Bolts

    Mind if I wake this thread up? I've been working with a C300 outfitted with a Teradek Bolt 600 for the past 2 weeks and I'm getting very limited range and occasional RF hits with my Lectrosonics wireless (SMQV/LT with SRc&SRb) in BLK 21... Even standing 12 feet away in the same room. Scans looked clean / and I'm using a frequency coordinating app. Was anything ever rectified from Teradek as far as the 500MHz RF spill? Any tricks or ideas for me using blk 21 channels with a Bolt 600 nearby?
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    Small USB Keyboard

    Hi Tom, Curious what firmware you're operating on with your 6-series recorders. SD fixed the following bug in their 1.04 firmware release (Jan 2015) USB port is now reset when the 633 detects an unresponsive keyboard. Sounds similar to your symptoms. That was something I encountered a while back myself. SD made further improvements to the USB Keyboard functionality in 2.11 (Feb 2016) Keyboard sequence involving Shift key would sometimes repeat the same character as if the key was being held down. Best, -Jim
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    The Senator is ALIVE !!!

    When I discovered this forum (not that long ago - maybe 6 months back) it was the result of Googling a question I had about some equipment. Sure, I could've called the manufacturer, or read the F-n manual, but I decided to ask the guys here. Mike instantly private messaged me his response, which was basically what his pen reads + maybe an insult, I'm still not sure. I was confused about why he was responding (using the quote function and all, but) privately. I wrote him off as a lonely troll... and contacted the manufacturer. Turned out to be good advice, Mike. They knew the answer. Now that I've had some months to read through many old valuable threads here, I find the Senator to be very knowledgable and actually endearing (in an east coast kind of way). His relentless non-answers usually sum it up. He's been around the block and knows his stuff and in most cases... yeah, it depends. If the Senator ever made you feel dumb, that might have been a chance to learn something.
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    Show me your bag

    Thanks for the info. Looks sleek. I'm using battery sleds for my 2 SR's. I wonder if they'd fit into the dashboard holes with sleds (without batteries of course), that way I could still use them for camera hops when needed.
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    Show me your bag

    What is that dashboard for the SR's? DIY or available somewhere?
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    CF card corruption?

    I have incurred a bad read on a (manufacturer approved) SD card. Turned out to be be the card reader. I reseated the card and transferred again and all was fine. Luckily I quickly scrubbed through the first rip and noticed it (loud blasts of static noise across all ISO's) before I delivered to client. Gave me quite a scare.
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    Show me your bag

    Thanks. I got the 110cc. Makes sense
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    Show me your bag

    Cool rig, Alex. Just curious, what model boom pole is that? Mine doesn't quite fit in my 1650.
  18. Google Calendar shared with wife and vice versa seems to work pretty well. I wish I could sync a Yahoo calendar into my Google calendar. The studio I work in uses Yahoo for their booking calendar, so I constantly have to keep an eye on both for availability/clashes.
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    Stomach Rumblings

    This is what I was thinking too. But IBS isn't exactly curable? Sounds like water is the best answer.
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    On Prepping

    I actually lol'd. Great thread!
  21. Cool & quirky. Exterior shots look great... What was the camera?
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    Transmitter options for use with Lectrosonics SRA?

    Thanks again! Very valuable info. 400's it is.
  23. Hi guys, Long time lurker here. I've googled my question and it brought me back here, but still haven't found a definitive answer... Can anyone confirm or deny if Lectrosonics UM700's, UM400's, UM200's TX's (or any others) will work okay with a Lectrosonics SRA5p RX? On the same Block # (of course). I'm trying to put together a decent, yet inexpensive camera hop. I know the SRA5 manual states there is a compatibility mode switchable for hybrid lectro's (which I believe the 400 series is... yes?), and specific modes for 100 & 200 series. So where do the 700 series transmitters fall into this equation? Follow-up question: If the UM700's do work with SRA5, are they any good? They're the cheapest of the models. Thanks -Jim
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    Transmitter options for use with Lectrosonics SRA?

    Thanks to everyone for the helpful info. I've contacted Jerry and will do the B upgrade soon. I'm now on the look-out for a pair of Lectro 200 or 400 series Block 22 tx if anyone has any leads.
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    Transmitter options for use with Lectrosonics SRA?

    Thanks for the response. Care to share your opinion on where the srA comes up short against the newer B?