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  1. Another recommendation for Dorrough meters. Easy to integrate on a cart if you stay digital. I put a horizontal 280D (or maybe the 280DE) digital peak meter on a previous cart/recorder iteration and loved it. I fed the Mix signal on an AES pair out from the 788T, so the recorder's 8 LED meters were dedicated to isos. Fast peak response, easy to read. Non-dimmable backlight, so on a dark stage I'd put some ND gel across it. The light is weak in direct sun. Power was 6V or 7V DC, I believe, so I fed 12V to a switching inline regulator. They are pricey new, but I found mine used for $100. https://www.dorrough.com/PDF/280Digital.pdf Or a cl-12 or cl-16... Best, Ben Lowry
  2. Johnny, i have smoked a BST-25-216 by using a hot-off-the-charger Hytron (easily 16V). Comtek said that was too high voltage. I put a 12V regulator in the battery plate, and all was good. Ben
  3. Thanks for the thorough review, Matt. I'm looking forward to trying out the Betsos. My understanding of the Lectro ALP650 operation, however, is that its active gain setting are +5, +8, and +12 dB; attained by adding jumpers to attenuate by -7 or -5 from the default +12dB gain. Best, Ben Lowry
  4. No, when the CL-9 is connected, the 788T's front panel gain knobs only function as on/off switches for the channel. Ben Lowry
  5. pkautzsch, I have mine mounted upside down on my cart because it's mounted higher than my head. Works well. ben Lowry
  6. http://www.remoteaudio.com/juicer/ --Ben Lowry
  7. Take some coax cable (w/ bnc ends for the RX, SMA for the TX), cut it to 1/4 wave length. Strip off the jacket and braid/foil, keeping the core conductor in its insulation as your whip.
  8. Hi James, These earwigs want narrow-band (and non-companded) deviation; and Comtek ch 42 is wide/companded. I'd stick with Ch 40 and below. ben lowry
  9. Gotcha. Looks like a 6-32 screw with a 5/8" long shaft. Ben Lowry
  10. Hi Josh, My ALPs (500, 620, 650) are tapped with holes for pretty much any mounting bolt you might have on set in the US: 1/4"-20, 3/8" (boom pole), and 5/8" (mic stand). I think all the Lectro ALPs I've encountered have all of these options. Ben Lowry
  11. Try lifting pin 1 in the hop-to-cam XLRs? ben lowry
  12. I have blown two RX900s when plugging in their power leads. Confirmed correct DC polarity. Seems most likely to have arced when connecting the hot coax plug. Made it a practice to kill power to coax plugs before connecting to these units & never happened again. Ben Lowry
  13. Hi Ed, My favorite is the WinRadio WR-G33WSM, but it requires using a laptop running Windows (in my case by running Parallels on my Mac). I also have a TTi handheld unit, whose scan files can import directly into IAS software and is much more portable, but the WinRadio gives me a better big-picture idea of the spectrum. I haven't really played with the newer (very inexpensive) RF Explorer to know how good it is. Ben
  14. Matt, Just found some spectrum notes from last time I worked in Cancun (about a year ago). - only active TV broadcasts were analog and VHF (ch 5, 7, 11, 13) - very strong taxi dispatch centered around 475.250 MHz (within TV ch 14 & Lectro block 470) - 450 - 470 MHz (commercial walkies, etc. in the US) had many very strong but intermittent signals - UHF that covered Lectro blocks 19 to 26 was completely open over the week I was there So, if you're doing a coordination & have a spectrum analyzer that will do peak-hold, let it run for a while to find those strong lower-UHF intermittents, which may be giving you surprise intermod products that the Venue scans miss. Hope this helps. Who knows what has changed since a year ago? Ben Lowry
  15. Sounds like you're describing rack handles, a flattened U-shape bar with tapped ends, made to span different numbers of rack units vertically. They're for pulling out installed gear, but can mount to rack rails for protecting gear. If you want a horizontal bar in front of the gear (like to protect Venue knobs), look for lacer bars. ben lowry
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