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Re: Silence sense reboot solution?
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Subject: Re: Silence sense reboot solution?
From: Mark Bohnett <mbohnett43@bevcomm.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:46:13 -0500
Alex. That is not the norm for K-You.  Rain fade yes ... Lock down, no. Are you using the Broadcast International receivers?  We use the StarOne.  What does your local receiver do? This unit is used to auto adjust the power levels during rain fade and is a good test box for what is happening in the field.  With the StarOne the audio problem was corrected with upgrade of software. If your not using the ID StarOne units I'll not be much help.

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Jesse Diller <jdiller@weec.org> wrote:

If you don't already have a silence sensor with this capability, this is relatively straightforward (and inexpensive) to implement with a Raspberry Pi, relay module, and USB sound card.  As a bonus, you can do what I did and also plug in a temp/humidity sensor to the Pi and query it by SNMP.

- Jesse Diller

IT Director, Strong Tower Christian Media
WEEC 100.7FM / WFCJ 93.7FM

-----Original Message-----
From: tcowan@knlr.com [mailto:tcowan@knlr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:24 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Silence sense reboot solution?

Does your silence sensor give a momentary closure upon silence?  If so, use it to turn on a relay.  Route the AC through the N/C contacts of the relay.
Terry Cowan

On 2017-08-08 07:08, Alex McKenzie wrote:
> At the first of the year, I rebuilt a Ku satellite uplink/downlinks,
> going from an old Comstream to an XDS system.
> As of yet and with many requests for ideas, and no help from support, 
> we haven't figured out why the receivers refuse to lock back on and
> play audio after rain fade.
> I'm driving this morning three hours to reboot a satellite receiver to
> get s translator back on the air.... Again!
> Does anyone in the brain trust have an elegant solution for an AC
> power switch controlled by a silence sensor?
> Or a lead on what might cause all my XDS receivers to give up and stop
> trying to sync back up?
> Thanks in advance!
> --
> Alex McKenzie
> 785-656-1767

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