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

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    The new version I received a couple of months back appears to have the boards assembled correctly.

    However take a good look at the adapter when you get it, the SMB and aerial connectors along with the coax were soldered by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Apart from both ends shorting causing poor receive (yes it still received) the SMB connector was assembled incorrectly. Apart from that it works great, although I feel the USB to serial interface layout is coupling a small amount of noise (under certain circumstances) into the analogue circuit of the radio.
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    presets file

    Was there ever a resolution to this one?

    Right now my radio is stuck on absolute and I am unable to change channels except in FM mode.
    I can scan for new dab channels and find many but still unable to change channel.
    I tried using craigs radio.exe standalone and that works absolutely fine.

    Somewhere there's a c*RruPt3d FiL3 but I have no idea where it is.

    So it looks like we're all gonna have to go and get another venice module now with sony FW if we wanna use CF 3.5 now?


    Cheers,

    tickertapes

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    OK a i have a bug.

    For whatever reason when i clear the saved station list from within settings it reverts back to the previously saved list.

    For instance, clear the list - re open ultimate radio plugin - list is clear - re scan and add new stations - exit plugin - shutdown & re boot PC - open plugin - previously saved presets are there but not my new ones.

    Now in the mean time is there somewhere i can edit the file manually to clear the list?

    Also in addition to my previous feature request ( first 10 station saved under preset 1 and next 10 under preset 2 and so on) could we have the ability to change the name of the plugin under settings so my display name could be whatever i choose?

    Cheers

    James

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    you know... CB should at least check in here and let everyone who purchased one he is still involed..
    if i paid for one, and used it with CF, id not be a happy camper, god i hate that saying...

    course if you use it with RideRunner, its a much better experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post

    course if you use it with RideRunner, its a much better experience

    As long as it hasn't blown out a USB port on two laptops

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    Hi Andy,

    I'm seriously thinking about going down the slave F/W route as there are issues with the master F/W not to mention the now lack of support in CF 3.5

    A few questions.....

    Do you have any ideas where I can get hold of a V7 module with the sony slave firmware already flashed for sensible money?
    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=s...arr%3D1&_rdc=1

    There are loads of Sony radios available with the 5 or 5.1 modules but I'd like to stick with the 7's for signal sensitivity reasons although they're only very slight.
    Alternatively, are there any sources for the firmware and the flash utility?

    Any help would be great.

    Ta.


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    Centrafuse 3.5 Plugin v35.1

    What is this for?
    This is for the DIYers who have a Venice 5 module and the Sony slave firmware.

    Changes Since the Last Release
    1. Now supports v3.5 of Centrafuse
    Download the plugin here: DAB_CFv35.1.zip

    Centrafuse 2.x and 3.0, 3.1 Support
    1. None.

    User Manual
    1. None - someone needs to do this or a small explanation how the buttons work.

    BUGS
    1. Various
    2. Needs a new skin to match v3.5

    Future
    Venice 7 coming soon....

    Andy

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    we dont really have anything working with venice7 slave code...

    and E, that has nothing to do with riderunner!
    my designed hw doesnt blow out USB Ports
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    and E, that has nothing to do with riderunner!
    my designed hw doesnt blow out USB Ports

    I didn't say it was to do with RideRunner, the CB DAB did that. (I suspect to a badly soldered Cap).

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    well, you post had my qoute in it, so its misleading
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    we dont really have anything working with venice7 slave code...

    and E, that has nothing to do with riderunner!
    my designed hw doesnt blow out USB Ports
    Hi Mitch,

    I seem to remember someone saying that the venice 5 / 7 sony slave firmware uses the same commands and were interchangeable. not too sure but I think it was nrgizerbunny.

    Anyway, I'm definately gonna start tinkering a bit myself now and are becoming more convinced that slave mode is the way to go.

    Just out of curiosity, do you have any of your boards left that you'd like to sell?


    regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickertapes View Post
    Hi Mitch,

    I seem to remember someone saying that the venice 5 / 7 sony slave firmware uses the same commands and were interchangeable. not too sure but I think it was nrgizerbunny.

    Anyway, I'm definately gonna start tinkering a bit myself now and are becoming more convinced that slave mode is the way to go.

    <snip>

    regards,

    tickertapes
    That was a red herring, the Slave FW for the Venice 7s that I have seen are nowhere near the same as the Venice 5.

    You are correct, the slave firware is the best way to go (IMO). However, I think most people are not equipped to flash their own modules.

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