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P275 FM Analyzer / Re: R6 AA size NiMH
« Last post by AUROVAL on December 05, 2023, 03:00:13 pm »
Hi, And is it possible to charge the rechargeable ones in the analyzer?
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P275 FM Analyzer / Re: R6 AA size NiMH
« Last post by Jan on December 05, 2023, 07:38:20 am »
You can use alkaline as well.
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P275 FM Analyzer / Re: P275E FM Monitor Data Output in JSON Format
« Last post by plonkarchivist on December 05, 2023, 02:42:14 am »
Hi Jan,

we will buy a bunch of P275E soon to monitor our sites. Do you see any chance to implement the output of the measured data in a JSON format, this would be way easier for most of the monitoring software to read than the CRLF-Format which needs extensive parsing.
Like:

{
  "frequency": 100.7,
  "pilot": 5.6,
  "rds": 3.0,
  "max": 72.9,
  "rdsps": "Test FM",
  "rdsrt": "This is my incredibly sexy Radiotext"
}

https://www.w3resource.com/JSON/structures.php
Thanks and best regards,

Christian

Sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to it
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P275 FM Analyzer / R6 AA size NiMH
« Last post by AUROVAL on December 04, 2023, 11:17:57 pm »
Hello, do the batteries for the P275 need to be rechargeable? If so, are these charged inside the analyzer?

Regards.

Auroval
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Silence Detector / Fail-Over Automation Using Silence Sensor?
« Last post by soundesigner on December 02, 2023, 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 Pira.cz 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!
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Release News / Re: Release News
« Last post by Jan on November 29, 2023, 10:30:52 pm »
Version 4.1.5

http://pira.cz/rds/magicrds/MagicRDS_Setup.exe

  • 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
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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.
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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 »
Hello,

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
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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?
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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.
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