It’s a soggy day here and what is thats smell?
This morning as we were getting the kids ready for school this familiar odor fills the studio of Blue Bucket Radio 1620.
That familiar smell was hot wiring and quite strong around the HP Pavilion PC i use to automate the programming for the station, i began to worry and almost in a panic, which is rare for me but considering what kind of year 2016 has been for us here i had a good reason to be concerned.
As time for the bus to arrive drew closer Stephanie and I continued to try to seek out the cause of the burning smell and get the girls on the bus in time. I shut down the pc, my laptop, transmitters and mixing board. Still the smell lingered and seemed to get stronger towards the back of the desk between the pc and the monitor.
A quick run outside to check for smoke, just in case it was something in the house wiring and got the girls on the bus.
My youngest daughter, Lily needs hugs from Daddy before she goes to school in the mornings and i have to honor that request because they don’t stay little for long.
As the girls got on the bus i ran back in to the studio and the stench was just as strong, this time i turned off the monitor which was in stand-by, as i did this i got to wondering about the monitor, was that the cause of the strong burning wires smell?
I quicky unplugged the monitor, tipped it forward and sniffed the back of it, UGH! yeah, there’s the culprit!
We had been having trouble with the brightness control and the monitor would some times go black but recover after i use a command to revive it.
I wisked it outside in case that thing decided to burst into flames and the air cleared up eventually in the studio.
So now BBR is off the air until i can figure out how to either barrow another monitor or temporarily use one of the TV’s in the house to retrieve files from the HP PC and transfer them onto the laptop i am using to write this blog.
It’s a slow Acer Aspire One netbook, but for running the station , it should work alright.
Like i said, it’s been one of those years.
Barry of BBR World Wide