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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #250 on: March 08, 2017, 04:39:50 PM »
I have connected my WR120 to my Weather PC via the Line In connection, installed AltaCast 1.1, downloaded lame3.99.5-64.

When I open Altacast, I can see the Peak Meter is sensing the signal from the WR120, however, I must keep the the radio on all the time, cannot mute the internal speaker of the radio. Is this what all of you are having to do or is there another radio that mutes the speaker when connected to the External Alert connection?

Next.... I have no idea what settings to use in AltaCast. Can anyone get me going on the settings? Then what to do next?

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #251 on: March 08, 2017, 04:47:02 PM »
If you're plugged into earphone out, it should mute the radio speaker????
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #252 on: March 08, 2017, 07:02:31 PM »
If you're plugged into earphone out, it should mute the radio speaker????

This Midland WR120 does not have an Earphone jack only the External Alert jack... and it does not mute it.

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #253 on: March 08, 2017, 07:53:12 PM »
If you're plugged into earphone out, it should mute the radio speaker????

This Midland WR120 does not have an Earphone jack only the External Alert jack... and it does not mute it.

I'll deal with the radio muting later.  Can anyone help me with the settings for AltaCast?

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #254 on: March 08, 2017, 08:03:13 PM »
Yo
What-um-aye-bid fer position 58?
 =D>
And we have a 58.... do I hear 59?
And 63 with a couple of alt feeds...
Who's gonna be  82 or 43 or 26 ???

or 10000002
Blew right past it, Hankster....
Looking for number 66


Anybody using Alta Cast that can help Joe (see above posts)....
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #255 on: March 09, 2017, 12:43:36 AM »

Who's gonna be  82 or 43 or 26 ???

or 10000002
Blew right past it, Hankster....
Looking for number 66

Anybody using Alta Cast that can help Joe (see above posts)....
And Joe gets online at #66, in a dead heat with Nick up in Quebec near Montreal at #67 .. Our second Canadian EC stream!
(at least I think that's Jumpin' Joe streaming Covington KY 162.550... )

Anybody for #68    :?:
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #256 on: March 09, 2017, 06:39:00 AM »

Who's gonna be  82 or 43 or 26 ???

It is, Mike!!!

Thanks to John, Sacreyweather. He came to the rescue again.

Thank you again, John!

Joe

or 10000002
Blew right past it, Hankster....
Looking for number 66

Anybody using Alta Cast that can help Joe (see above posts)....
And Joe gets online at #66, in a dead heat with Nick up in Quebec near Montreal at #67 .. Our second Canadian EC stream!
(at least I think that's Jumpin' Joe streaming Covington KY 162.550... )

Anybody for #68    :?:

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #257 on: March 09, 2017, 05:21:22 PM »
This Midland WR120 does not have an Earphone jack only the External Alert jack... and it does not mute it.

Yeah, you needed the WR300.  It has an external jack.  I don't think that alert jack is for audio at all.  I think it may be some sort of trigger that only goes off for alerts.

With that radio, about your only hope would be to break it open and attach a set of wires to the speaker wires.  Turn it into an audio output.  You'd have to keep the audio levels low though.  To avoid distortion and other noise.
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #258 on: March 09, 2017, 05:25:08 PM »
Connecting the External Alert Output to an External Device

You may need to turn on or turn off another device when an alert is
received. The WR-100 provides a switch closure to signal other
devices at the EXT. ALERT jack when the monitor receives an alert.
The output is compatible with home automation devices from suppliers
like X-10 and others. Connect the positive lead of the interface to the
tip of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone plug and the negative lead to the body
of the plug.

A DC powered device using 12 Volts or less and requiring less than
200mA of current can be switched directly using the EXT. ALERT jack.
Observe the polarity of the jack so that the negative side of the external
power source is connected to the body of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone
plug and the device is connected to the positive source and to the tip of
the phone plug.

The internal switch is closed when an alert is received. Pressing any
button on the front of the monitor will open the switch.
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #259 on: March 09, 2017, 06:37:14 PM »
Connecting the External Alert Output to an External Device

You may need to turn on or turn off another device when an alert is
received. The WR-100 provides a switch closure to signal other
devices at the EXT. ALERT jack when the monitor receives an alert.
The output is compatible with home automation devices from suppliers
like X-10 and others. Connect the positive lead of the interface to the
tip of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone plug and the negative lead to the body
of the plug.

A DC powered device using 12 Volts or less and requiring less than
200mA of current can be switched directly using the EXT. ALERT jack.
Observe the polarity of the jack so that the negative side of the external
power source is connected to the body of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone
plug and the device is connected to the positive source and to the tip of
the phone plug.

The internal switch is closed when an alert is received. Pressing any
button on the front of the monitor will open the switch.

I did open it up and disconnected the speaker. Plugged a stereo audio cable into the
external alert port. Also put the unit in the weather broadcast mode and it seems to be streaming fine so far.... have to see what happens when and alert occurs. Ordered a Reecom 6150, got some input from John, SacreyWeather and compared the options for the settings and the Reecom won.

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #260 on: March 09, 2017, 09:31:45 PM »


#68 out of Missouri just went live...

...who's next????
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #261 on: March 09, 2017, 09:55:32 PM »
Ordered a Reecom 6150, got some input from John, SacreyWeather and compared the options for the settings and the Reecom won.

You won't be disappointed in the Reecom, I used that to stream my weather radio station to Weather Underground for years, it's a great little weather radio, and it's the only one I use now for all my other weather radios in the house. I have the 1630, but pretty much the same thing.

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #262 on: March 10, 2017, 05:32:36 AM »


#68 out of Missouri just went live...

...who's next????

Just blew past 69 ..
75 Streams   =D>

Maybe save a life... Who's 76?

 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #263 on: March 10, 2017, 09:39:00 AM »
NoElect took their sweet time shipping my unit.  Was hoping to get mine up and running this weekend.  Guess not...
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #264 on: March 11, 2017, 12:18:04 AM »

Number 76 -- Maui Hawaii ...
If we can overcome latency and extended buffering issues.. he's trying!

Looking for 77   :-k
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #265 on: March 11, 2017, 03:40:49 AM »
OK.... OGG don't quite hack it for our approach.. we knew that before:

put a complete Edcast package up on the HowTo Page...
EdCast m3.1.21
Complete with LAME dll's required for MP3 and  a short "How To'" Image series. :twisted:
Number 76 -- Maui Hawaii ...
If we can overcome latency and extended buffering issues.. he's trying!

Still Looking for 77   :-k
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #266 on: March 11, 2017, 09:01:17 AM »
Hi Folks,

Have been doing some more auditing on the WU spreadsheet to see where we stand.

Out of 127 feeds (evidently I can't count  ](*,)), we now have 54 on our project.

That leaves 73 feeds that are now DOA. Of those, 43 did not have a website listed, or no longer exist. The remaining 30 have websites, but with links to feeds still pointing to the now defunct WU page.

John
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #267 on: March 11, 2017, 11:59:26 PM »
OK.... OGG don't quite hack it for our approach.. we knew that before:

put a complete Edcast package up on the HowTo Page...
EdCast m3.1.21
Complete with LAME dll's required for MP3 and  a short "How To'" Image series. :twisted:
Number 76 -- Maui Hawaii ...
If we can overcome latency and extended buffering issues.. he's trying!

Still Looking for 77   :-k
Ok... tried Edcast on several machines,... could get no consistency out of the app... similar to my reasons for dumping it years ago..
I have a 'butt' install running on a newer WIN 10 low end..,.
this install worked fine, no issues, fairly simple...
however, stream had a lot of aliasing at 16 kbit,
which surprised me..
raised that to 32, solved that little irritator...

...running as last track on the player page,
download  'butt', and others,
at http://noaaweatherradio.org/howto.html
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #268 on: March 12, 2017, 12:15:50 AM »
OK.... OGG don't quite hack it for our approach.. we knew that before:

put a complete Edcast package up on the HowTo Page...
EdCast m3.1.21
Complete with LAME dll's required for MP3 and  a short "How To'" Image series. :twisted:
Number 76 -- Maui Hawaii ...
If we can overcome latency and extended buffering issues.. he's trying!

Still Looking for 77   :-k
Ok... tried Edcast on several machines,... could get no consistency out of the app... similar to my reasons for dumping it years ago..
I have a 'butt' install running on a newer WIN 10 low end..,.
this install worked fine, no issues, fairly simple...
however, stream had a lot of aliasing at 16 kbit,
which surprised me..
raised that to 32, solved that little irritator...

...running as last track on the player page,
download  'butt', and others,
at http://noaaweatherradio.org/howto.html

If you want you could add my how-to to your page for those who are feeling a bit more adventurous. \:D/

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=31582.0

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #269 on: March 12, 2017, 01:13:46 AM »
With Tim's help, I got my PI up and running.  Is there a standard PHP for Saratoga?  I'd like to create something similar to the http://noaaweatherradio.org/ page player.  Just something that has my station at the top.  Or a drop to switch between my two stations in ND.
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #270 on: March 12, 2017, 04:06:38 AM »

If you want you could add my how-to to your page for those who are feeling a bit more adventurous. \:D/

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=31582.0
Oh yes, that's the plan!... probably on a second page... those of us on the project want to put that up!  We've just not had time... bad enough rounding up the lost sheep, and then finding some simple encoders for others,...
With Tim's help, I got my PI up and running.  Is there a standard PHP for Saratoga?  I'd like to create something similar to the http://noaaweatherradio.org/ page player.  Just something that has my station at the top.  Or a drop to switch between my two stations in ND.
Yes, satcop, couple of others, sacreyweather e.g. are working with a script that runs fantastic in Saratoga... I think it's about polished...
see it in action at
http://cliftonvaweather.com/wxnoaaradio.php
and
https://salineweather.com/wxradio
I think a couple of others have it testing...

Up to Ken if he wants to package it... but he's on the project team...
No reason it wouldn't work with Jachym's scripts, etc, either, that I know of..

 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #271 on: March 12, 2017, 07:41:52 AM »
Latest version of the current script that I am working on.  It borrows from work that was done with some satellite and radar scripts done by gwwilk.  You can see it in action here:http://cliftonvaweather.com/wxnoaaradio.php.  The code has 3 files, the main script, a select script and an include script.  I have them available via ?sce=view.  Please note that the select and include files are constantly updating as we add stations, or if stations change their url, so you may need to download updates of those from time to time to keep up.

The main file can be downloaded here , the select file can be downloaded here and the include file which really does all the work can be downloaded here .  To have the code start on your area weather station change the default callsign on the main page and move the selected=selected on the select page to the station that is your area from the one Sterling site here in northern Va.

I am still tweaking the code, so no guarantees but for those of you who wish be my guest.

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #272 on: March 12, 2017, 09:14:48 AM »
With Tim's help, I got my PI up and running.  Is there a standard PHP for Saratoga?  I'd like to create something similar to the http://noaaweatherradio.org/ page player.  Just something that has my station at the top.  Or a drop to switch between my two stations in ND.

Hi,

You can see my page here. I use a combination Goggle Maps and Bob's (satcop) player page he created with a caveat beneath the map for folks to listen at Mike's Place.

John

Edit:  This should run fine in the narrow Saratoga with a width change. Shouldn't be a big deal(I Would think).

Edit 2:  Mike, my NOAA webpage address is https://sacrey.info/wxnoaaradio.php. Once I got the dropdown working, with Bob's help, I was afraid to change it.

John
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #273 on: March 12, 2017, 12:15:01 PM »
Whew...
Ok... we got Maui Up with BUTT, and Randy's live on NWRORG...
Also got Dale up from Bismarck... brrr..
What a difference in forecasts!  ...drives my Sinuses crazy switching back and forth..
John, Bob, et al...
I'll get an corrected UL data on PM later today some time... I've made several minor Typo and data
corrections as we've trudged along with this...
I think we're at 77 streams total.. at last count with a handful pending...
...still haven't got a good stream from 44085WEATHER but he's got noisy signal streaming, at least,
so if He's still up later, I'll put it on the player anyway.
 

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #274 on: March 12, 2017, 12:21:26 PM »
Hi Folks,

Have been doing some more auditing on the WU spreadsheet to see where we stand.

Out of 127 feeds (evidently I can't count  ](*,)), we now have 54 on our project.

That leaves 73 feeds that are now DOA. Of those, 43 did not have a website listed, or no longer exist. The remaining 30 have websites, but with links to feeds still pointing to the now defunct WU page.

John

Thanks for map, John!

Got it on the site and gave you a shout-out on it too.

Now to work on getting the broadcasting script and image link up and running.... that will have to wait a while. Today is family activities with the Grands.

Joe