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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #225 on: February 21, 2007, 01:00:28 PM »
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So how do you get away with things like that just sitting on the carpet? My wife would have a fit and just about kill me if I did anything that awful to her hardwood floors. :lol:


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #226 on: February 21, 2007, 02:43:03 PM »
He could be like we were when first married!  Put all our money in buying the house then didn't have any furniture a couple of years!  Our first living room stuff was a couch and chair set for $60 bucks (naugahyde) too!

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #227 on: February 21, 2007, 03:00:43 PM »
Ah, the key is to each have your own office. Your office, my office. What goes on in your office, stays in your office.  :D


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #228 on: February 21, 2007, 03:22:13 PM »
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Ah, the key is to each have your own office. Your office, my office. What goes on in your office, stays in your office.  :D

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #229 on: February 21, 2007, 03:27:29 PM »
The same way I get away with this:

Well, darn, now I can't find the photo. I'll have to post it when I get home...

 :lol:

Well, the basic answer is that I'm single...

Wait'll you see the "Home Theater" room, and the back of my equipment rack, and computer.....
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #230 on: February 21, 2007, 03:28:31 PM »
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He could be like we were when first married!  Put all our money in buying the house then didn't have any furniture a couple of years!  Our first living room stuff was a couch and chair set for $60 bucks (naugahyde) too!

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Was that Genuine Naugahyde??
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #231 on: February 21, 2007, 06:21:23 PM »
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So how do you get away with things like that just sitting on the carpet? My wife would have a fit and just about kill me if I did anything that awful to her hardwood floors. :lol:


Because:  :lol:  :lol:  (It's not quite that bad now...)



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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #232 on: February 21, 2007, 09:40:57 PM »
LOL

How long do you have to think about it before you try to replace a cable in that rat's nest?  :shock:  :wink:

Honestly, the back of my rack doesn't look much better then that.  :roll:


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #233 on: February 21, 2007, 11:08:28 PM »
How long do I have to think about it because of the hassle? Or how long to remember what all that crap does?  :lol:  :lol:

I actually cleaned up the back a bit by using some cable wrap...

One of these days...
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #234 on: February 21, 2007, 11:41:22 PM »
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How long do I have to think about it because of the hassle? Or how long to remember what all that crap does?  :lol:  :lol:


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #235 on: February 22, 2007, 12:09:10 AM »
But it all made sense when I plugged everything in........

You didn't get to see the large hole in the wall behind the rack... well, I do have a faceplate at least, but I've got all kinds of speaker wire and coax and cat5 coming out of the wall!

Yeah, I suppose it's a good thing I'm single... :lol:
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #236 on: February 22, 2007, 02:05:22 PM »
LOL

Yeah, been there, done that. It all makes sense at the start. Then, 6 months down the road when a cable needs to be pulled and all you pull out is a ball, you start saying to yourself "What the hell was I thinking". But, it doesn't matter what you do. Just like the christmas lights. Put them away nice and neat and next year they are the ball from hell. Never could figure that one out!  8)


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #237 on: March 01, 2007, 07:03:05 AM »
Just a small warning. If you have SAME activated on the radio you're streaming with, when an alert goes off it will stop your stream and you will have to reactivate the radio every time. I found that out the hard way about 12 times last night.

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #238 on: March 01, 2007, 08:41:43 AM »
I (and a bunch of other people) tried to listen to your feed last night about the time the storms were rolling through.  I wondered if that's what happened.

In this thread...
http://www.wxforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=71
... wuhu_software mentioned that someone else had this problem.  Is this a problem with all SAME radios?  What kind of radio are you using?
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #239 on: March 01, 2007, 10:57:41 AM »
It's a WR-300, http://ambientweather.com/miwrwealra.html
You can't really turn SAME off that I could see so I just entered the wrong county code and it won't get the alerts.

Had you been able to hear it last night you would have got to hear 5 t-storm warnings, a t-storm watch, tornado watch, tornado warning, and a flash flood warning all by 10:00 pm. The last warning hit around 11:30 and scared the crap out of me when the other radio went off.

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #240 on: March 01, 2007, 12:24:18 PM »
With that radio, try setting the alert to voice, not siren. That may do the trick. I use the same radio and have mine set to voice. The reason I did that was, if it was set to siren, the warning tone would go off non-stop until it was reset. In voice mode, the alert goes off and then switches back to voice.

Anything is worth a try.


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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #241 on: March 01, 2007, 04:02:57 PM »
It is set to voice. :wink:

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #242 on: May 09, 2007, 05:27:21 AM »
Has anyone else noticed the gradual reduction in online radio streamers.  I remember a time when the project was up to 130+ streamers, this evening its at 112.  I wonder if the project has maxed out?
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #243 on: May 09, 2007, 06:27:21 AM »
The number does tend to vascillate quite a bit, but that's probably the biggest dropoff I've seen too.  I'm wondering if an internet DNS problem could be a possibility.  For example, if Comcast or BellSouth customers were having problems reaching certain sites such as Weather Underground...
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #244 on: February 28, 2012, 09:54:42 PM »
Well, I couldn't stand letting a thread go dormant for almost 5 years.  #-o

Just thought I'd mention to anyone who is streaming the weather radio feed (or tried it but couldn't get Oddcast or Edcast to work) that ScannerCast can also be used to do the uploads to the WU audiostream rather than Oddcast/Edcast.

Last time I checked, the download instructions for Edcast on the WU site were out of date, and I think it uses a buggy version of the lame encoder anyway (resulting in the configured bitrate being ignored by the software).

I just tried ScannerCast with my Win7 x64 system and it works.  Edcast wouldn't work because it couldn't find my sound card on this system.  :?

In looking at the weather radio feed listing, there is at least one other feed already being uploaded this way, so I can't take credit for being the first to try it.  Seems to work fine there too.

You'll want to have the hardware set up first, including plugging in the input to the Line In jack.  When configuring the scanner model, select "Audio Only".  If you're familiar with Edcast, or can extrapolate from the WU Edcast instructions, you'll probably figure out the rest.

BTW... for our purposes, ignore any references in the software to "Radio Reference".  Different ball of "whacks".   ](*,)
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #245 on: February 29, 2012, 12:28:47 AM »
Kevin,
Can scannercast be used to stream other feeds? I have a marine radio (vhf) that monitors channel 16 and would like to host it. I currently use oddcast to stream my weather radio. Thanks.....

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #246 on: February 29, 2012, 06:26:06 AM »
Kevin,
Can scannercast be used to stream other feeds? I have a marine radio (vhf) that monitors channel 16 and would like to host it. I currently use oddcast to stream my weather radio. Thanks.....

I think so.  Scannercast can probably be used to send to any icecast server.  It appears that you can host the stream yourself based on some of the fields in the config tab.  Haven't tried that.  Not familiar with the marine radios or what kind of output jacks they have though... microphones or similar quality I think... just would need some kind of serial or line-in input into your computer and maybe icecast.
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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #247 on: March 10, 2012, 09:30:13 PM »
Thanks Kevin  =D>,

Got it working locally last night, sounded like @#$% at 8khz  #-o, a bit better at 16khz :roll:, best at 24khz \:D/, super at 32khz, but why waste bandwidth. ;)

Was using Winamp to test the reception locally.

Couldn't get a remote connection from my site to my local server using my Dyndns address for some reason, maybe because the url was just  domain:port and not domain.mp3, not 100% sure. :???:

So I went ahead and added my feed to the wunderground feeds, might still try Edcast (Riocast) since certain data is not able to be set in Scannercast that Edcast supports.

So now we have another EC Weather Radio rebroadcast now for Ontario : http://audiostream.wunderground.com/linuxfreak/Toronto.mp3.m3u

Toronto, Ontario XMJ225  162.400 MHz from the CN Tower in English and French (alternating).

Added a player in my menubar below my WeatherTalker player, works good now.

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #248 on: March 19, 2012, 10:25:25 PM »
Can someone explain how u do it on a laptop. I've read the instructions on weather underground but can't figure it out. I got the cable.

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Re: Weather Underground NWS Streaming Project
« Reply #249 on: March 19, 2012, 11:01:10 PM »
Can someone explain how u do it on a laptop. I've read the instructions on weather underground but can't figure it out. I got the cable.

It's very likely you will need to use your laptop's "microphone" input since it probably won't have a "line in" input.  The audio quality won't be as good, either, but it can be done.

Do you have a Weather Underground "handle", as described here?
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