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    I run a regional Public Safety 2-way radio system.

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    You mean besides lighting? Ham radio, Geocaching, flying, target shooting.
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  1. Starting to Set Up This Year's Display

    I started building the PVC frame for the new GECE lights that will line my roofline peak. They will be used along with the GECE lights on my eves for Halloween. I expect to finish that project next weekend.
  2. Running all the cords

    No, they do not.
  3. Running all the cords

    I'm going to give a longer answer than you are expecting. Every time two wires get close to each other, there is interference from one to the other. How much interference there is and how much it affects one or the other varies greatly. The RS-485 spec allows for quite a bit of both cable length and number of devices on the network. Most of us are not running anywhere near as much of either. The spec also calls for 120 ohm termination on both ends of the cable run, but very few LOR users do that. Because our cable runs are far shorter than the max for the spec (4,000 feet), and having fewer devices than the max spec (32 devices), and are for the most part running at fairly low speed, we can get away with a lot of crappy wiring (that includes no terminations) and interference. This depends A LOT on how long your cable network is, and how fast your network is operating. In other words, what might work with 300 feet of cable running at 56K may not work with 3,000 feet of cable running at 1000K speed. The summary is that is no magic answer that will always work. Minimize the places where power and data run parallel to each other. As several people have stated, they "got away" with a poor wiring in their situation. That does not mean that you will. It also does not mean that you won't "get away" with it. Every installation is different. In my case, I have LOR networking running in the same conduit as telephone, computer network, and in a couple case small amounts of 12V DC power. However none of my three LOR networks have very many devices on them, and only one is running at 500K speed, and all are properly terminated.
  4. Cindy, You still are not really answering our questions. For example, what is a pix 2 controller? Using the drawing below as an example, we really are looking for this level of detail (not really a quote, but it made it easy to separate): Obviously I don't need things like the location of conduit boxes which are included in the drawing below. If you want our help, please answer our questions. Either Alan or I (and many others here) really will help you if we can, but you need to supply enough information that we can. As soon as we have to make assumptions, the possibility of errors goes way up. No, I don't expect you to make a drawing as detailed as I have above just to answer this question. But more than one line of text IS required.
  5. Only 11 of 16 Strings Working

    I'm going to echo what Alan said - DOCUMENT EVERYTHING! My spreadsheets are organized differently than Alan's, but the end result is that I know where everything is connected. I'm 58 as I type this and I fully admit that my memory ain't what it used to be. BTW, that does not only include networking and channel layout, but how props go together. For example, over this past weekend I was building a PVC framework that will hold GE Color Effects lights along the peak of my roofline. When taken apart, there are nine sections. Each has a P-touch label that defines what section it is in detail. For example, one label says "Segment 1 (South) <- South <-". That tells me that this is segment 1 which is the South end of the roof and South is to the left.
  6. Import and export

    I'm assuming that you are NOT using a S5 beta version (things change). Short answer is that yes, you use Visualizer to watch your entire show. The first step is to create a visualization file that has all of your lights. Once it is created, then put Visualizer into Preview mode (what looks like a play button). Start then LOR Control Panel. In Sequence Editor, on the Menu for Play, select "Control visualizer", and play the sequence. It should appear on the Visualizer.
  7. Cindy, we're not trying to be difficult here, but you're not telling us what you are running. Part of it is that you are abbreviating so much that we can't figure it out. For example, when you said "16 pix e1.31 controller", do you mean a PixCon16 in E1.31 mode, an AlphaPix 16 controller, a Sandevices E682, A Falcon controller, etc. Please tell us EXACTLY what you are running for controllers, and how EVERYTHING is connected. A sketch may help if it's complicated. You said you are running version 4.3 24, but what license level do you have? We really are trying to help you, but we're not mind readers. You've got to give us enough information to help.
  8. Change directory

    JR, Sounds like you need to run LORPost.exe to tell LOR where to find the files. As for allocating more space, am I gathering that both the C: drive and D: drive are actually the same physical drive, but formatted as two separate logical drives? I don't know anything specific about Win10, but at least in the past, in order to re-allocate space required re-formatting the drives. Obviously if it really is two physical drives, there is not much you can do about it other than a larger drive. BTW, it is quite common to have the C: drive be fairly small with just the operating system and applications on it, and the D: drive is the data drive where most of the files are stored. That is how my server is configured. C: is a pair of 120GB SSDs in a RAID-1 configuration, and D: is a pair of 1TB spinning disk drives in a RAID-1 configuration. Almost all of the data files are on the D: drive.
  9. Change directory

    Look in the LOR folder under Program Files for LORPost.exe and run it. That is the program that runs when you first install LOR on a computer. That will let you set where LOR looks for files. In my case, I have everything on my server and each computer has a mapped network drive of L:\ (which is really D:\Shared\LOR on the server).
  10. Are you trying to run sequences from the Sequence Editor, Pixel Editor, or the show player? I'm gathering it's one of the first two (most likely SE). Don't even bother trying to run a show from the Sequence Editor. That adds a lot of CPU horsepower requirements. The only thing that matters is how it controls the lights. Create a show and play it with the show player and watch the lights. If you really insist on playing sequences to the lights from the Sequence Editor, there are several steps that can be taken in SE to reduce the CPU load. Answer all of Alan's questions too.
  11. What do you mean by "sticking"? If you remove you USB to RS-485 adapter, the show can't run, so I'm confused by what you are describing?
  12. One Channel Always On

    Good guess on the cause. The LOR Help Desk can give you the part number (or likely several others here). They are very available from a number of sources. BTW, it's a Triac not a SCR.
  13. BTW, where did the original connectors corrode? I'm curious since I use three E682s for Christmas, and two E6804s year round.
  14. The ones that Mr. P referenced look right to me. If not, send an E-Mail to Jim at SanDevices. He can send you a part number that can be ordered from one of the electronic parts houses.