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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIRDMAN View Post
    Many thanks ibf
    I'm still experiencing the same auto mute issue with the XFI usb sound card installed and onboard sound chip disabled....
    So I think i'll try the venice 7 route as this seems to be sucessfull judging by the posts here. Shame cause everything else on my v5 works 100%.......
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    I'm still using Andy's 3.5 plugin with cf 3.6 and it's still working a treat.

    I would love to get the V7 slave going, that'd be as good as it could get in terms of sensitivity and functionality.

    Quote Originally Posted by BIRDMAN View Post
    Hi tickertapes
    You wouldn't mind telling me which version files you are using to control your DAB radio V5 chip in Centrafuse 3.6 and where you obtained them from ?

    Regards BIRDMAN

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    Cool

    Many Thanx tickertapes
    Yes, the V7 coupled with the slave firmware and appropriate controlling software will be the Holy Grail to take this project to the next level.....can't wait....Just wish I was qualified to asist all those chaps on here generously contributing their knowledge and time to the project.....

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    Venice 5 in RR

    Hi
    I have now destroyed a brand new Sony, changed the header, fitted it to my CB board and made a 'utility' skin. So far I have the following problems.
    1/ A DAB scan finds no stations, signal strength showing 0
    2/ I can only get one local FM station well, plus a couple of week stations.

    Is the V5 far less sensitive than the V7? I am only using the traditional 'bit of wire' as I dont have a proper antenna, but I had acceptable reception on the V7. Could the problem be due to the 'different power rquirements' I have seen mentioned before. Do I need to build a circuit to nrgeizerbunny's schematic (pg122), I could probably do this using a pre-mounted FT232RL.

    Also fro the Skin/control side, can anyone help with.
    1/ the button command for presets
    2/ Is there a way to directly tune to a frequency in FM? Tune or seek up/down with no display of frequency is all I have now.
    3/ If I get this far, how do I display the station logos?

    Any help much appreciated, will order DAB/FM aerial now.
    Jeff

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    jeffhills, did you read the documentation?
    look in the documentation folder...radio modules...
    there is some info there

    also "RTUNE;xxxx" works in FM ONLY
    there is presets too.. using the list

    what you need is a v5 skin example
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    Venice 5 in RR

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    Thanks for reply
    The 'utility' skin was a blank page with all the commands and display items listed in the documentation, I have now found a skin on nrgeizerbunny's website that fills in the gaps, I think I can make a usable skin now.
    I have found a posting from CB stating that the latest card does support V5, so I will have to wait for the Kinetic aerial to arrive to check reception, I am assuming this will work OK indoors without the car roof as a groundplane.
    Just the station logo's then! (Has anyone done this in RR).

    Thanks again for your continuing help
    Jeff

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    was wondering if you have any of the circuit boards complete working and for sale, I have a unit from CB but I managed to damage the USB board but have not been able to find a replacement
    I would be looking for ones that don't have the USB socket on as they will be soldered directly to a USB hub.

    or if anybody new a stockiest where I could get a replacement USB board

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    hi, is there any way of setting volume without the "standalone app" ?
    - it just crashes on my system every time.

    Thank you for doing the job Craig Brass should have done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlCapone View Post
    hi, is there any way of setting volume without the "standalone app" ?
    - it just crashes on my system every time.

    Thank you for doing the job Craig Brass should have done..
    Here is the standalone apps >

    http://www.mp3car.com/hardware-devel...works-132.html

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