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NOAA Weather Radio Org Quality / Reliability Tools
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:45:19 AM »
ANNOUNCING


Available now,
for NWROrg Stream Providers ONLY...
A suite of tools to enable all providers to judge performance, reliability and quality, and receive notification of extended 'non-availability or possible quality issues' for example.

This initial QRA suite release consists of four divisions:
Email Notifications, Online Reports and Tools, and an Administration section.
The fourth division is the NWROrg Star Stream icons for consistently reliable and good quality streams.

Email Notifications, and Online Reports /Tools are available for all verified providers of NWR streams listed on NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio (NOAA Weather Radio Org)


Important Note: The ONLINE suite of reports and tools MUST be accessed with a WebAudio API compatible browser.  This includes most newer browsers, BUT EXCLUDES ALL VERSIONS OF Internet Explorer.

The following posts illustrate a quick overview of what is currently available with the QRA suite.

How Do I get it? Subscribe / Sign UP Read the form thoroughly. Non validated streams / providers may experience a delay.
Web access is unique to YOU. If you lose your link code, you'll need to resubscribe. If You provide multiple streams, you MUST submit a separate form for each stream.

Can I get More Info? Certainly! Click Here!

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EMAIL Alerts or Notifications
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 01:45:55 AM »

Email Notifications
Available to providers by subscription


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Your Home Page and Quality History
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 01:46:28 AM »

ONLINE Reports and Tools
Available ONLINE Only, by Unique Private Link Access, these will NOT work with Internet Explorer, any version. A WebAudio API compatible browser must be used... Firefox, Chrome, e.g.

When you access your private 'home' page, among some other info, you will see this:


ONLINE Quality Log HISTORY
Select any date to review your log for that date as in the example





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Stream Availability History and Live Real Time Quality Analysis
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 01:46:54 AM »

ONLINE Availability HISTORY


ONLINE LIVE REAL-TIME Quality Analysis
(click image to view a DEMO example)




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And Finally... NWROrg Stream Stars!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 01:47:29 AM »




The QRA suite automatically Awards or Demotes within a 7 date analysis.
This is from the 'administration' monitor.. not available otherwise


CREDIT:
QRA developed by Doug Chappelle, Chappelle Weather
who spent much time, energy, and hair pulling to develop this...
even though plagued by numerous gremlins, frustrations,
and the constant nagging from a certain team member, still managed to pull this off!
Doug earns 5 NWRarrrrgh stars for survival.



Special thanks to Ken True who keeps everything tied together,
who developed and releases the NWROrg PWS templates to
valid provider websites upon request. Without him and the
other NWRorg team members, this would never be possible.


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Re: NOAA Weather Radio Org Quality / Reliability Tools
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 10:38:58 AM »
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As providers begin to sign up, please note that the information
you place in the form must match the data we have on file...
...critically, the URL for your stream access,...
that must match exactly the data already on file.

The request process is automated, and will work smoothly if your request 'self-validates'

Also note that this process requires the use of the 'request' form, and we cannot generally correct, modify, or add other than through that tool. Use that form specifically for any communication related to the QRA suite, simply fill out appropriate information, leave any of the 'subscription' boxes un-ticked, and enter your message.

For any changes to your STREAM Info,  to Add a stream, ANY query Un-related to QRA, etc,
use the "Submit Stream" or "Contact NWROrg" buttons on the website


Also, ensure your email provider/client does not block email from us...
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Re: NOAA Weather Radio Org Quality / Reliability Tools
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:56:43 AM »
As providers begin to utilize the QRA, you might post observations and notes here...
remember this is still the initial release, and parameters may change as we observe
overall response, and performance, especially in refinement...

There will be some 'strange anomalies' at times... for example, a stream
or reception can be good at the moment, yet be poor the next.
Daily reports information are run once daily, and may not reflect actual
parameters if checked a few minutes later...or the next day...

That can happen to anybody, for many reasons...

So before questioning a 'star' award, for example, a 'current' bad quality
when listened to, or a missing stream with a star, ... the star is generated
with parameter averages over, currently, a 7 day period... with the most
emphasis on the reliability status... >95% or >98% uptime ...  even failure
"today" on one 'quality' parameter won't necessarily 'remove' or 'prevent' a star,
but 'consistent' failure in 2 or more, will.

A New Stream, or one that has been 'adjusted' would take up to 7 days to 'qualify'.

We are watching overall but it will take time to refine the 'Reality'
especially since:
One of the most difficult 'parameters' to isolate is line frequency hum... and it's multiples.
We're aware of that 'weak point'... so on some content,
even an extreme hum level can escape the analysis, at least presently....
that's a toughie. especially since NWROrg isn't the Broadcaster, where
(sometimes) very expensive equipment and monitoring can detect and deal with it.

Currently,for example, there are some 'starred' streams with bad HUM, or Noise, or even
Clipping, etc when heard... but they're 'passing' the other parameters, on average...

So your comments and suggestions are needed and desired, but please be kind.  #-o

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URL Incorrect
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 12:02:42 PM »
OK, Here's a GOTCHA

BROADWAVE STREAMERS:
The actual URL used on NWROrg to access your direct Broadwave strem,
ends with MP3
not M3U or any of the other tags Broadwave wants
you to add on.
simply (e.g.) http://ipaddress.you:port#/broadwave.mp3
That's the address config that should validate when you
submit your QRA request...

Sorry for any confusion....

ALSO:  OTHER SERVERS
You may be offering a stream from some server other
than WxRadioDNS,... note that the stream url you
submit may not validate against our platform.., there
are special issues with Third Parties, especially Commercial
providers, some we can solve, some we can't... as we state
in the How To Page on the site... you may receive a 'failed' notice...
Please be patient with that, as we research it...
If we can get the stream, we should be able to get QRA for you,
but it may be delayed because that must be checked manually.




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