Thread: FM/DAB digital radio - THAT WORKS!!

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    Hey Mick,

    Actually all i really need is a power indicator for when the radio is on or off

    My project is coming along slowly I hope to finish it by the end of the month
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    How about a LED and resistor from the USB SKT +5v line?

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    Need some help I have a V7 module from Graig. I modified the rear glass aerial to bypass the FM Amp module and fitted a small matching device to get it resonant at DAB frequencies. I modified my software so that a different Aerial or input is automatically selected when switching between DAB and FM. However the In-Glass aerial is still poor, mainly because its horizontally polarised and partly hidden by the roof.

    I have been trying to get a good DAB aerial over here in AU but have run into a brick wall.

    The Aerial I was looking at is something like a Kinetic DRA-1001. http://www.dabonwheels.com/Kinetic_D...ar_aerial.html However the UK sites do not send this aerial to AU, only the crappy magnetic mount, unamplified unit. Anyone know where I can get a Roof-top aerial like this in AU or anyplace in UK than sends to AU.

    Thanks

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    Maybe something on here that could help if you havent already checked into it

    DVT Forums

    Also something u maybe able to hack

    Antenna converter

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    Ryda's Digital Magnet Mount
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    Thanks for the links; however the Magnetic unit is not going to work in my fringe location.

    There is one place in AU that will order the type I am after but at a cost of $215 AU what a %^& rip off.

    Have you made sure your FM window aerial does not go through a hidden booster? I bypassed mine but as I said, fringe area and just not good enough. Actually they are marginal on FM to start with, especially as you get away from the city, so I have a dual reason to get a combined base amplified FM-DAB roof mount unit.

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    not sure if it's going through a booster now as i have removed all of the previous audio gear the car originally was installed with.

    Got the file, will test it out and report back

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickz View Post
    Anyone interested in trying/testing a standalone APP for the radio.
    It runs on XP to Win7 and needs NET4 to be installed.
    I would like to know if it works on other PCs without a full install program.
    Shoot me a PM and I will give you the download link. Mike.
    Hi Mike
    I am interested try your standalone app.Please can you send me download link to [email protected]
    Thank you Martin

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    I just got my sony xdrs55 radio and the radio module in it does not have a ID on it (see photos).
    The module looks like it's been driven by an MCU so it looks to me that it is a slave unit.
    Can someone recognize which Venice version (5, 5.1 ,6) this model is and if it is a slave firmare version?
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    looks like a venice 5 to me.
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    Can I plug this on one of Craigs main boards and use it as a slave unit with the venice5 plugin in RoadRunner ?
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