TalkStar Radio Network Comstream Receiver Setup
Questions? Issues? Problems?
Contact: Ed Shiflett
Network Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer.
Master Control: (386)397-4155
Satellite: Galaxy 4R (G4)
Location: 99.o W
Launch Date: 18-apr-00
Mission Life: 15 years
Note: Many of the State News Network, Talk Networks and Sports Play by Play (College and Professional) are ON Galaxy 4. We MIGHT already be in your control room!
To program Comstream ABR receivers
Using a male to female straight serial cable (DB 9 male to DB 9 Female), connect a PC with Windows or DOS to the programming port on the ABR
Use a terminal program (like Hyperterminal that comes in Windows) to send the ABR the necessary commands.
The ABR needs this protocol:
data bits: 7
baud rate: 2400
stop bits: 1
Flow control: none
Once you have established communications with the ABR , here is the syntax to program the feed.
CC 3, 3747700,192000,1 (press Enter)
FD 1,5,3,7 (press Enter) (add ,0,0 for earlier abr receivers)
FS 1 (press Enter)
AQ 2 (press Enter)
IF: 59.6 mHz where 70.0 mHz is center frequency
Right channel audio is TalkStar Radio.