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Re: Hook computer directly to Nautel transmitter
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Subject: Re: Hook computer directly to Nautel transmitter
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:48:12 -0500
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I have never accessed an NX but it should be about the same as the VS, NV, etc.
  1. Page thru the front panel menu to the NETWORK section (under USER setup IIRC) and set a static IP, gateway, DNS, etc.  Then set your local computer to a static address in the same range.
  2. Use a crossover network cable or pair of cables and a small switch.  OR you laptop may do auto sensing and not need the crossover.
  3. Use a Flash capable browser.
  4. Access the IP for the TX.
  5. IF you get a dark blue screen but no login...  Either enable Flash or try another browser.  I have several different flash capable browsers on my laptop and some of them refuse to open the Nautel AUI.
  6. The default login is typically Nautel / blank but might not be.  I think that a few transmitters were shipped with a default PW based on the MAC or TX serial that is noted on the factory test data sheet.
  7. The audio input level is probably set in the PRESET (but I have never been in an NX)
  8. I have no idea where the schedule is set in the AUI.
Hope this helps.  I compiled the above info from memory and sometimes my memory is pretty sketchy...


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 11:00 PM, RADIO DOCTOR <lylehenry@fastmail.fm> wrote:
I'm really stumped trying to get this NX5 running right.  The manual gives the most useless information "get IP address, gateway, DNS, etc from your IT manager".

Although there's no internet at the AM site, I've set up a local Win7 Pro computer and hooked it directly to the NX5, and hope to see the AUI so I can set up the monthly day/night times, which seems impossible to do from the front of the transmitter.  Choosing "Schedule" doesn't open any options that I can find.

Another issue is the analog audio sensitivity which is factory set at the standard +10 dBm.  Changing it from the front of the transmitter makes no difference at all and our STL maxes out at 8dBm so I can't modulate to 100% negative.  Pushing the STL xmtr doesn't help because it overmodulates, and closes the receiver squelch :(

Never having worked with any Nautel xmtr, I expect the problem is mostly me; besides, I'm an FM guy.  So I need help from all y'all who know Nautel's quirks.

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