A problem has mysteriously developed whereby one channel of the stereo audio from the WRLA Automation PC going to both the Autogram console/automation switch and the Arrakis on-air console was getting knocked out and only having noise on it when the cable running from the PC’s audio card output (via a splitter) to the Autogram switch. After a little troubleshooting time, I discovered that an intermittent short-circuit was occurring between the red conductor/wire to the shield/ground on the balanced audio cable running from a terminal block to the input plug on the Autogram switch.
Exactly *where* along the cable the short-circuit was occurring was not determined. That’s one of those relatively pointless (not to mention time-wasting) activities that you just say “Nahhhhh” to. Instead, you just grab a fresh piece of cable, route and terminate it as needed, and toss the old piece of cable in the trash. Who knows how long the problem had been occurring. But that problem has been put to bed.