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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #250 on: March 20, 2012, 12:11:44 AM »
Im just going to do it on a desktop pc instead. when i plug the cable in i can barely hear it. Im using a midland 300 radio and got the audio cable plugged in the outlet that says pc and then into the computer. I have a wu id so i guess i have a handle




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #251 on: March 20, 2012, 01:08:24 AM »
Going to do it on a desktop pc instead. Got the cable and a midland 300 radio but can barely hear radio . Cant figure it out




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #252 on: March 20, 2012, 02:02:06 AM »
cant download edcast anymore its not available?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #253 on: March 20, 2012, 08:19:53 PM »
cant download edcast anymore its not available?

I posted a link to it in another thread.

Found it.  Try this link:
Alternate link to download Edcast.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #254 on: March 20, 2012, 08:27:29 PM »
Got the cable and a midland 300 radio but can barely hear radio

You'll probably need to increase the volume of the radio.  The volume control will increase the audio through the cable just as it would for the speakers.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2012, 10:39:13 PM »
Do I have to have the radio on loud all the time?  Explain please




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2012, 10:41:09 PM »
Turned up volume on radio but can barely hear it. The line in audio is NOT muted




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #257 on: March 21, 2012, 12:15:23 AM »
Turned up volume on radio but can barely hear it. The line in audio is NOT muted

And you definitely have the audio cable plugged into the "Line In" jack and not one of the others?
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #258 on: March 21, 2012, 02:12:18 PM »
yes i do. what end do you plug the mono to stero adapter?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #259 on: March 21, 2012, 02:17:28 PM »
Do I have to have the radio on loud all the time?  Explain please

When i go to download this i get a little ways and it says this next Malicious Web Site Blocked




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #260 on: March 21, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
Do I have to have the radio on loud all the time?  Explain please

When i go to download this i get a little ways and it says this next Malicious Web Site Blocked


Wrong quote.  I assume you're talking about downloading Edcast.  I didn't have any issues when I downloaded it.

You can try ScannerCast instead of Edcast.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #261 on: March 21, 2012, 05:45:40 PM »
yes i do. what end do you plug the mono to stero adapter?

You don't need any mono/stereo adapters.  If what you have is a mono cable, just use that.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #262 on: March 21, 2012, 09:19:55 PM »
Ok. I've been using a stereo cable. I'll try the mono. Do u have to have the radio playing all the time or can u just leave it on the radio and turn down volume on radio?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #263 on: March 22, 2012, 05:07:08 AM »
Ok. I've been using a stereo cable. I'll try the mono.

Not what I was saying.  I was under the impression you didn't have a stereo cable.  Either cable will work fine, but the stereo will sound better if that's what you have.  So if you were using a stereo cable, why did you need a mono to stereo adapter?  In general you should avoid using adapters when you can because you'll lose voltage and pick up interference. 


Do u have to have the radio playing all the time or can u just leave it on the radio and turn down volume on radio?

Once you have the hardware set up, the radio will be on all the time, but you won't hear it at all. 

The radio volume (before you plug the dubbing cable into the radio) will be louder than a normal listening volume but not all the way up.  After you plug in the other end of the cable to the "Line In" jack on your computer, you should hear the radio output in your computer speakers (unless you have them muted) until you mute the "Line In" feed in your computer's audio settings.

Once you get it working to this point, you're ready to move on to the software portion, but we'll deal with that in another session.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #264 on: March 22, 2012, 11:17:53 AM »
I have a 1/8 gold platter stereo cable with 2 male ends I got from radio shack. I have a midland wr300 radio. Which input do I plug it in. They have pc, headphone, and external antenna. I emailed midland and they told me the pc jack was just for them at the factory to program the radio. It's of no use to customers.




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #265 on: March 22, 2012, 11:21:31 AM »
On wu instructions it said to use a mono to stereo adapter.




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #266 on: March 22, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »
Got it working out the computer speakers. Clear as a whistle. Next step is software




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #267 on: March 22, 2012, 12:12:46 PM »
Dont know what  program to use to set it up?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #268 on: March 22, 2012, 01:26:25 PM »
Got it connected to computer. Works perfectly. Downloaded edcast. Configured edcast and put information to match handle name on wu. But cannot connect edcast to wu?  Any suggestions?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #269 on: March 22, 2012, 01:43:51 PM »
Im connected to edcast and see the green lines but I cant get a transfer rate?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #270 on: March 22, 2012, 02:42:12 PM »
Im using windows 7. Maybe there is something I dont know? Is that the problem?
Any suggestions Please?




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #271 on: March 22, 2012, 06:37:05 PM »
On wu instructions it said to use a mono to stereo adapter.

Indeed it does.  Don't worry about the adapter, you don't need it... the software encoder will produce dual-channel output regardless of the input.

Will try to address your other questions later.  Review the instructions again on setting up the encoder (configuring edcast) and see if you missed anything.  Keep in mind that you won't yet see your stream listed on wunderground.com, there is an additional sign-up that is needed for that... but you should be shown on http://audiostream.wunderground.com/.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #272 on: March 22, 2012, 07:05:32 PM »
I'm not showing up on the link u sent. The problem is that I cannot connect to socket in edcast.  It counts down from 10 saying connecting and when it get to 1 it says connected for 1 second then disconnects. Checked firewall and everything. Can't figure it out.




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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #273 on: March 22, 2012, 09:27:26 PM »
I'm not showing up on the link u sent. The problem is that I cannot connect to socket in edcast.  It counts down from 10 saying connecting and when it get to 1 it says connected for 1 second then disconnects. Checked firewall and everything. Can't figure it out.

Sounds like a password problem.  You do need your WU password (the password associated with your WU handle), even though it's not shown in the wunderwiki screenshots.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #274 on: March 22, 2012, 09:32:30 PM »
I'll check on that tommorrow. On break at work now.

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