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
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
On 05/08/17 12:13, Jeff Gallatin wrote:
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?
“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.
into the well of wisdom…
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.
His wisdom and yours,