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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Turn off the 8 character PS
« Last post by Corbin T Campbell on Yesterday at 09:59:30 pm »
Is this done in the string sequence in the web GUI or is this a command that is sent to the encoder.
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Just a quick thankyou for order received
« Last post by andywrob on Yesterday at 09:31:42 pm »
Just want to thank you for several great items that you sent me today to the uK safely too.
A P232 rds encoder in box.
A P232 rds encoder in circuit board form.
COM cables
COM to USB cable with a superb cd driver "usb2 to rs232"

after struggling with all sorts of RDS boards and encoders on various transmitters etc,
these P232 encoders, just worked first time, with no effort.
I love using MagicRDS.exe too, just a great great program which never fails, and your USB2 to RS232 cable and software is the first
one that has actually ever worked on my laptops, due to the sad demise of com ports on laptops these days.
Thanks again,  there was little setting up on both the P232 rds devices, with the help of MagicRDS was able to write and read, and be up and running within minutes.
ANDY Wrob
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Turn off the 8 character PS
« Last post by Jan on November 29, 2018, 09:04:44 pm »
OK, now I understand that completely disabling the PS is not the right option for you as you still need to encode the 0A groups internally. What other disabling options are available?

  • Disable the Static PS
    May be useful in situations where the station name is already a part of the dynamic PS text provided by the broadcast automation system.
    This can be done by setting Static PS Period to 0 (zero).

  • Disable the Dynamic PS
    For use with broadcast automation systems which send all texts as a sequence of separate PS windows.
    Use appropriate option in the Text Setup to disable the Dynamic PS.

Related ASCII commands are: SPSPER=, DPS1EN=, DPS2EN=

There is no difference between US R.B.D.S. and European RDS which may apply.
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Turn off the 8 character PS
« Last post by Corbin Campbell on November 27, 2018, 09:29:48 pm »
Hey Jan,

I use Arctic Palm, now DTS, to send the song title and artist to the RT and DPS for display on the RDS.  I throw the PS on there as well with my software so it's almost a double information thing.  I'm just wanting more time to display the song\title information.  I'm in the US so I didn't know if that made a difference.  I know the one in the state and the one Europe are different.  I hope this helps.
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Silence Detector / Silence detector working when sending Email test but not with loss of audio
« Last post by Damon Collins on November 24, 2018, 03:00:29 am »
Hi,

We are using the Pira CZ silence detector on a window XP computer. When we sent a test we get it via email with no issues. We also have audio on the VU's. However when we stop or lose audio we get no email alert.

Any clues of suggestions. or do we have something wrong on the settings.

Thank you.

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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Turn off the 8 character PS
« Last post by Jan on November 20, 2018, 02:40:57 pm »
You can turn it off by removing symbol '0' from the Group Sequence. This turns off also following services: TA, DI, MS, AF. The reason is that PS shares the same group type with these services so cannot be turned off separately. This is given by the RDS standard. Note that the Group sequence cannot be empty (this yields in transmission of groups 0A), there still must be some groups on the RDS output, as defined in the RDS standard.

However I do not recommend that solution. If it is really necessary to encode all RDS groups outside the RDS encoder, you need to synchronize your groups with the RDS stream. Time base for the RDS stream is the pilot tone from stereo encoder. Thus you need to fill the RDS encoder's internal buffer and poll for the buffer status. Also, you should keep the symbol '0' in the group sequence so the RDS encoder would generate the PS internally in the case of external driving failure.

The task is not trivial but still can be realized with the P132 family RDS encoders. It would be nice if you can provide more details about what you're doing.
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Turn off the 8 character PS
« Last post by Corbin Campbell on November 19, 2018, 10:41:44 pm »
Hey everyone,

Is there a way to turn off or disable the 8 character Program Service (PS) to be displayed.  My encoder software is doing the rotation and includes the name.  Didn't know if this was a setting in the display string or an option in a future firmware update. 
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Radiotext Default
« Last post by Jan on November 17, 2018, 11:07:23 pm »
Current firmware can be downloaded directly from the product page where the latest version is indicated as well (2.1e to this date). You do not need to rush with it if the unit works well for you.
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Radiotext Default
« Last post by murrycamper on November 17, 2018, 10:52:30 pm »
What is the latest firmware version? I will check to see if I need to upgrade.
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P132, P232 and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Radiotext Default
« Last post by Jan on November 17, 2018, 12:09:19 pm »
Default Radiotext is the Radiotext stored in the non-volatile memory.

You may enter it in the GUI, section Text setup, or via console:

Code: [Select]
RT1=Default RT typed here
*RT1

The timeout can be specified in minutes:

Code: [Select]
DTTMOUT=10
*DTTMOUT



In latest firmware version the default text features are considerably extended as you may use X-Command for the default text. This for example brings a possibility to include RT+ in the default Radiotext.

The default text in X-Command format is stored in Message 91 for Program set 1 or Message 92 for Program set 2:

Code: [Select]
*MSG91=<rds><item><dest>3</dest><text>Visit us at <url>http://radio.com</url></text></item></rds>

You may also initiate a timed loop of fixed RT+ messages on the default timeout event:

Code: [Select]
*MSG01=<rds><item><dest>3</dest><text>Visit our website at <url>http://radio.com</url></text></item></rds>
*MSG01D=4

*MSG02=<rds><item><dest>3</dest><text>Call us: <phone>609123456</phone></text></item></rds>
*MSG02D=4

*MSG03=<rds><item><dest>3</dest><text>Mail us: <email>studio@radio.com</email></text></item></rds>
*MSG03D=4

*MSG91=<rds><tmr>5</tmr></rds>

See the X-Command specification for details. See also the SETFEAT command description in the Technical manual.
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