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  • RR, Silabs and TP?

    Hi,

    Apologies if this isn't a bug but I thought this was probably the best place to post this.

    I'm not getting anything from the indicator "RDS_TP" and subsequently, although the button and indicator "RDS_TA" appears to toggle on and off, I'm not getting any TA action at all.

    Am I going wrong with my skin coding somewhere or is there a bug?

    Thanks

  • #2
    i think for you to get a TA event, you have to have rds_tp indicator on
    but dont expect any "action" the skin has to do the action

    i could never test any of that stuff, cause in USA no one seems to used TA anymore
    RDS is going away here...
    -Thanks
    Mitch
    www.rush2112.net

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    • #3
      Just noticed that in the docs it says the indicators don't have the _ in them. Actually it's a bit confusing, which is right?

      Edit; I think I get it. The flags don't have the _ but the indicator to show that it's toggled on and off do have it. I'll try that.

      I'm happy to do any testing for this stuff over here as FM will be around for a long time yet in the UK.

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      • #4
        yes... indicators

        * "RDSTP" - Indicates the RDS TP (Traffic Program) flag [deprecaited "TP"]
        * "RDSTA" - Indicates the RDS TA (Traffic Announcement) flag [deprecaited "TA"]
        -Thanks
        Mitch
        www.rush2112.net

        "Did you test it in carwings??"

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        • #5
          OK, finished the install so I'm turning my attention to this.

          I've got the indicators working, well sort of. Two local radio stations that I tried showed the TP and TA indicators exactly as they should ......

          ......but, the two largest national stations (radio 1 and 2) have the TA indicator on permanently and the TP indicator never (TP is possibly correct for these stations). This I know to be wrong from having these stations tuned into a HU.

          Obviously all of this results in the tuner not switching to a station when the TA comes on.

          Any ideas?

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          • #6
            not sure what your saying/asking here

            but the tuner will not switch when a TA comes on....
            when TA happens, an Event occours ONTASTART
            thats it...

            since i dont have TA in usa on any radio stations, i never get to seem em my self
            -Thanks
            Mitch
            www.rush2112.net

            "Did you test it in carwings??"

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            May healing waters bury all my pain
            Wind, Carry me home
            The fabric of reality is tearing apart
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
              but the tuner will not switch when a TA comes on....
              Well that explains it then. It should switch to a station when a TA flag comes on. That's the whole point in TA.

              Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
              when TA happens, an Event occours ONTASTART
              thats it...
              So what is/does the event ONTASTART do?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wolvers View Post
                Well that explains it then. It should switch to a station when a TA flag comes on. That's the whole point in TA.
                So what is/does the event ONTASTART do?
                ONTASTART will do whatever you define in Exectbl.ini for it to do.. thing is, I was under the impression that with only ONE tuner, you can only know if the CURRENTLY TUNED STATION's TA/TP status (and there's no way to know if any other station's TA/TP status).
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                • #9
                  Hmm, makes sense and I guess the second tuner would have to be constantly scanning for TA signals then?

                  I'll see if I can find out more about this.

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                  • #10
                    my question is, what station should it switch to?

                    with AF/EON and advanced RDS features it is possible to do this... but its out of the scope of the current silabs radio module...
                    -Thanks
                    Mitch
                    www.rush2112.net

                    "Did you test it in carwings??"

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                    May healing waters bury all my pain
                    Wind, Carry me home
                    The fabric of reality is tearing apart
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                    • #11
                      But the silabs tuner seems to have the RDS features so with a second tuner could we get it to work?

                      The way I see it working is where the tuner that isn't in use is scanning for TA flags and then RR switches to that tuner when it finds one ie when a traffic announcement comes on.

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                      • #12
                        I believe the guys working on the silabs DLL had even looked into using dual tuners for that purpose, but I do not know how far they got with it. You may want to search around the net for that.
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                        • #13
                          wolvers, you could try that now, have a station tuned that has Traffic Announcements...
                          and put in the exectbl.ini code to do something with the event

                          "ONTASTART","RADIO"

                          would be at its simplest

                          then if a TA comes in, it should switch to radio

                          i cant be 100%, cause i cant test TA, since no radio stations in my area use them
                          part of the problem, is its NOT used in most of the USA, if not all
                          anymore
                          -Thanks
                          Mitch
                          www.rush2112.net

                          "Did you test it in carwings??"

                          Sun, Come shine my way
                          May healing waters bury all my pain
                          Wind, Carry me home
                          The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                          The piece of me that died
                          Will return To live again

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                          • #14
                            Thanks mitch, I'll give it a try. I take it I need to have the RDS_TA function on for it to work? I have got a button available for that.

                            At least then I could leave it tuned to the station that I want to get the TA from and listen to some tunes from my library, then hopefully it would switch to it when the TA comes on.

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                            • #15
                              yes. it has to be "ON" to allow that event to happen
                              -Thanks
                              Mitch
                              www.rush2112.net

                              "Did you test it in carwings??"

                              Sun, Come shine my way
                              May healing waters bury all my pain
                              Wind, Carry me home
                              The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                              The piece of me that died
                              Will return To live again

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