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Re: Burk Problems
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Burk Problems
From: Terry Cowan <tcowan@knlr.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 12:24:34 -0700
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Are you using Marti's for sending to transmitter?  And are you using a subcarrier on the Marti or just using the Marti as a telemetry link?  And it sounds like you are using a SCA channel for return telemetry.  Correct?

First check and see if you can turn the transmitter off and on.  If you can, the studio to transmitter link is working ok.  If you can't then go to the transmitter and see if you have a signal from the studio.

As for transmitter to studio, if you are using SCA, testing depends on how the Burk is configured.  If it has its own SCA generator, you could take the studio SCA (belar) monitor to the transmitter and feed the Burk SCA signal into it and observe the monitor.  If you have a stand-alone SCA generator at the transmitter, feed a tone into it and see if you can hear it at the studio.

Terry Cowan


On 05/08/17 12:13, Jeff Gallatin wrote:

Thank you all for the input and Bill, I apologize for the scant information, it came from a scant brain. We are using a microwave and we use Martis for that and we have checked all connections. The Belars and Martis are in the studios. The computer aka. Auto Pilot doesn’t see any data and we have checked all those connections. Could tree growth be an issue. I have always been under the impression that trees would not be a problem for microwave?  


Jeff Gallatin


1777 Rochester Rd.

Farmington, NY 14425





From: Shane Toven [mailto:shanetoven@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:11 PM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Burk Problems


Hey, Jeff…


“Blinky light syndrome” on an ARC-16 indicates the link has been lost. Check your data link from transmitter to studio—or if it’s an SCA, you’ve somehow lost the SCA signal.



On May 8, 2017, at 12:06 PM, Jeff Gallatin <jeffg@wzxv.org> wrote:


Reaching into the well of wisdom…


We have been using the Burk  Arc-16 Version 4.6a system to link our studios to the transmitter for the last 24 years. As of late we have had issues with the system that perplex us. We have lost all readings from the transmitter. All the LED alarm lights are randomly blinking on and off, even the ones that are not assigned to anything. Also the needles on the Belars are pegging out. Has anyone experienced this before and if so what did you do to correct it? We have not been able to monitor levels or remotely control the transmitter since the 5th of May.


Seeking His wisdom and yours,



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