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halfast

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About halfast

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  • Birthday July 27

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj6FJCuPUWjr8MSShtC5y9A

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  • Location
    Phoenixville, PA
  • Occupation
    Retired engineer/exec.

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  • Interests
    Family, Photography, Cars, O Gauge Trains, Computers/technology, Saltwater Fishing.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    On the web, years ago
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas only, right now. 48 Channels.

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    4.3.14
  • License Level
    Advanced

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  1. K6CCC, Robongar, Thanks for the response. I was thinking that the triac might be the culprit. It IS an AC controller. AND, there was a typo on the resistor. It is a 47K ohm resistor...fat fingers. Thanks, guys. Ron Merry Christmas.
  2. This isn't a new controller. It worked fine two years ago, the last time it was used. This year, one channel will not turn off. UNLESS, I add a phantom load in the form of a 1W 47 ohm resistor in the circuit. Same light sets work fine on all other circuits on this controller. Only channel 3 has the problem. Does that help any of the hardware gurus out there isolate the problem? Thanks. I think I can live with the snubber on the line but would like to correct the controller if there is a problem in there. Thanks. Merry Christmas. Ron
  3. Thanks for explaining SH. I figure if I remove one variable, the screwdriver, that gives me better odds of getting the screw in WITHOUT dropping it. Also, how many times did you have your controller sitting on a table and you want to open it and, then, you have to go find a screwdriver. Not a problem now. :-)
  4. Got them! Made it to the hardware store today and found nice, stainless steel 8-32 1/2" screws with a nice knurled top so they can be removed/installed by hand. I think that will solve my problem. Thanks, guys. Info AND humor, can't beat that. Ron L
  5. Tom, You are truly a Santa's Helper. Thanks. Now, to go find those screws tomorrow with some kind of handy head, like a thumbscrew or similar. Don't drop any screws. Cheers.
  6. We're heading to Florida on Sunday with a couple college visit stops for my grandson. If I can find time tomorrow, I'll go to the local, "they've got everything" hardware store and get the real scoop on these screws. Then I'll buy about twenty. I did get my non-functioning ELLs working tonight along with my LOR-dedicated laptops (so old the internal clock batteries are dead). I consider that enough of a success. Time for a Gentleman Jack and Coke Zero. Thanks for the chuckles, guys. If I had known you were this entertaining, I would have been on more often.
  7. I envy you, Larry, but I'd envy you MORE if you knew that screw size. :-)
  8. Hello, gang. Not a newbie but have been away from LOR for a bit while moving to a new house. I'm getting really tired (age may play a part) of dropping the cover screws for the 1602's into the grass. I'd like to replace with knurled top screws. Does anyone know the size of the cover screws (LOR1602). Thanks.
  9. Just tried to install S3 on a brand new HP laptop with Windows 8.1. What a mess. It creates an icon for each LOR program in the "all apps" view of the Start window (when you press the arrow in a circle at the bottom left of the tile screen. I found the icon for the LOR Control Panel but when I try to start it, I get an error that "The feature you ae trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable", then prompts me to find the file c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\{9BBBFB01-4FCA-45F1-AD67-A8F97D5F62B2}\ Apparently, it's looking for the "Light-O-Rama.msi" installation package. I'm not a Windows person so any help on this would be appreciated. I also read that all of the LOR programs have to be "pinned" for LOR to work properly. "Pinned" to the Start window or the Taskbar? Thanks.
  10. Aurickle, a very succinct and helpful explanation. Thanks.
  11. George, Mark, Gary, and everyone, Thanks for the information. I'm going to give it a try with the "test" antenna that came with the unit and try different locations inside the house. I'll use the power adjust if I have to and maybe give those Radio Shack rabbit ears a shot. It's great to have this forum and I appreciate the time you have taken to respond. Keep 'em lit.
  12. John and everyone, Thanks for the information. I'm going to give it a try with the "test" antenna that came with the unit and try different locations inside the house. I'll use the power adjust if I have to. It's great to have this forum and I appreciate the time you have taken to respond. Keep 'em lit.
  13. John, I'm just trying to cover both the front and back of my house and out to the street. Less than 1/2 acre. The Whole House wouldn't even reach from about 70 feet out in the back yard to the house. Will I need to put the antenna outside? I'm use RF to get to my controllers so can drive the audio off my PC, in the house. I'd like to keep the antenna in the house or near the house if possible.
  14. I am SOOOOOOO jealous! Great job and worth getting up early for. Cudos! Next Year!
  15. Ahhh, the happiness of living in an OLD house! At least right up until the plumbing backs up again. We leave portions of our display on static 24 hours a day and no complaints. Only the LED pieces. No "flashing" and the like. Good luck with the HOA. I've heard horror stories from my best friend in Las Vegas.
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