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    Broadcast engineer. Have worked in production and engineering for over 30 Years.

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  1. It looked a little light for a full size cart but quite possible to haul a bag around with.
  2. Saw this on Flipboard. It could be interesting for DIY cart building. It is a Kickstarter but the idea is solid. https://www.infentorides.com/
  3. Try Kester "44" solder. Looks like part # SN60PB40 on mine. Works really well.
  4. Found this in my e-mail today. Pretty funny.
  5. Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon by Harvey Kubernik, Scott Calamar (Editor), Diltz, Diltz, Henry (Photographer), Ray Manzarek (Foreword by), Lou Adler (Afterword) Great book on the subject, lots of photos and personel accounts.
  6. You might want to look at Canare connectors and their stripper and crimpers. Belden 1505A cable is very good and usually a little less expensive than Canare cable. I have used thousands of these connectors and can't remember a failure. They are money in the bank. The investment may be a little higher at the outset but you will have a tool that will last a lifetime. You can change out crimp dies and use it with a number of different connectors and cable.
  7. +1 on the Panavise.Really a great investment that will last forever. Buy it with that circular base. Great for holding connector parts as you are working. Also the best way to hold circuit boards. Best 85 bucks you'll spend.
  8. Consider a stranded core rg-58 and try techflex for the cover. www.techflex.com
  9. Concentrate on Central hall for most things audio and camera. South lower for post and some camera (RED)
  10. I use Countryman EMW mics wired for xlr, ta4f or hirose depending on the use. The mics in the studio are in use 6 hours a day 5 days a week and an hour on weekends. They have performed well but almost every point of failure is within an inch or two from the capsule. I think it just comes with the territory. I keep one or two of each wiring config on the shelf and almost treat them as expendables. I quit waisting my breath trying to explain how fragile mics are and just hand out a new one. The Countymans are pretty economical all things considered.
  11. I found some nice small cases from MCM Electronics: http://electronics.mcmelectronics.com/search?cataf=&view=list&w=22-15405&x=-840&y=-88 They are $9.99 but if you use source code A30601 you can get them for $7.99! till Aug 4. I bought a few and they a fairly rugged. They come with grid foam liners and a pressure relief valve.
  12. Put a 10uf 50v non polorized electrolytic cap in line with pins 2 and 3 of the xlr line. You can find them at Radio Shack. You can use an inline connector or a small box with a cable coming out both sides.
  13. With all due respect you might want to consider an internship or at the most an A2 position. You don't want your first time out to be a disaster and the questions you ask indicate that it may be just that. If you are alone on this job the volume of responsibilities might be too much. An unfamiliar desk at a large facility could be a deal breaker for starters. Good luck if you do the gig but don't ruin the production just to get the job.
  14. Markertek sells Tomy tape: http://m.markertek.com/product/list/self-fusing-silicone-tape/http:%7C%7Cwww.markertek.com%7Cmobile%7CExpendables%7CGaffers-Tape-Adhesive%7CSelf-Fusing-Silicone-Tape.xhtml I have used this alot and it works well. It may not be the cheapest solution but it does work.
  15. What a great person to explore this tech. For anyone who isn't familiar with check out some of her other work. Great engineer, songwriter and musician. Her album Ellipse is wonderful.
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