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Silence Detector / Fail-Over Automation Using Silence Sensor?
« Last post by soundesigner on Yesterday at 12:31:45 am »
I run a low power FM college station (GM, PD, CE, webmaster, janitor, etc.). Thanksgiving (U.S. holiday) night, the automation PC completely shut down and because the campus was closed, I had to transfer to less-than-ideal backup programming at the transmitter via remote desktop.  I would like to set up a backup automation PC at the transmitter and, in the event audio from the studio fails (due to power outage, computer dying, problems with the studio-to-transmitter link, angry squirrels, etc.), have the stream switch over to the backup.

Because this is a college station, I have to do this on the cheap.  In addition to switching something via the serial port, can the silence sensor software start/run another program on the computer (or activate hot keys)?  Rather than using an external relay, I have been looking at using two sound cards and software like SoundSwitch or Audio Switcher.

Thoughts?  Thanks!
Release News / Re: Release News
« Last post by Jan on November 29, 2023, 10:30:52 pm »
Version 4.1.5

  • When sending clock time via UECP, the UTC offset is always included
  • Toolbar Save button: confirmation is required if the save operation is expected to take more than a few seconds
  • Task Scheduler: Preset added for text scheduling
  • Some corrections have been made to the documentation
P132, P164, P232(U) and P332 RDS Encoders / Re: Losing characters in P164 Replies
« Last post by Jan on November 24, 2023, 07:48:06 am »
Since this encoder model has been used for years without reporting such issue, I would recommend to check the other side  :)
Such issue may happen if you read only single character on the RX buffer event.

An equivalent read operation can be performed by a TCP terminal application, obviously no character is getting lost when you read the RT.
P132, P164, P232(U) and P332 RDS Encoders / Losing characters in P164 Replies
« Last post by BillC on November 24, 2023, 07:32:05 am »

We have just started using the P164 RDS encoder.  I have some simple Python code as a TCP client to send an RT1 string over the Ethernet interface.  That works fine, and I get a '+' in the reply.  But if I read the RT1 back, I seem to lose a few characters in the reply string, at random locations. Any suggestions why this is happening?

Thanks,  Bill
Configuration Options and Possibilities / Re: Reading text from Shoutcast server
« Last post by DG on November 19, 2023, 05:25:36 pm »
Is there an option to this from Icecast?
Bug Reports / Re: CT and Local time
« Last post by Jan on November 15, 2023, 05:26:25 pm »
This seems to be the RDS encoder failure. What's the brand and model?

In current implementation, the Magic RDS 4 sends 'Real time clock' command without the local time specified (set to 0xFF = unchanged). The encoder probably misinterpretes that as -31. Such errors are quite often also in the encoders that boast full UECP support in promotional materials.
Bug Reports / CT and Local time
« Last post by Okofo on November 15, 2023, 01:43:04 pm »
We're using Magic RDS 4 with the UECP-Standard. Somehow the CT is sent with a wrong local time correction. It shows "-31" - obviously not possible!
The Windows Client has the correct local time (UTC+1) and the UTC-Time which is sent is totally correct. Even in the software we choosed the correct LTC - by the way, this has no effect whatsoever.
Do you have an idea what went wrong?

RDS Spy / Re: Disable "New PI has been detected:"
« Last post by Andreas Mikula on November 10, 2023, 09:40:02 pm »
Ok, I found the error.

Under Windows you just need to rename the dll to another extension. Under Wine this does not work, you need to delete the file ...
Free Topic / Re: Compressor/Limiter/Clipper for FM broadcasting
« Last post by peskyleaf on November 08, 2023, 07:47:07 am »
Is there a calibration mode for this circuit?
Silence Detector / Re: Silence Detector not finding Windows Titles, Windows 10
« Last post by reflectpray on November 08, 2023, 05:50:21 am »
It works under normal circumstances on my PC.
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