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    I don't see it in RR and didn't like CF myself. For RR all i see is radiator, dlink, cinergy 600, wintv, hqct, blaupunkt and radioshark. am i missing something?

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    CDRSKULL has integrated it into Freedom Ultimate, and it is now listed as a Radio device in an updated RRConfig file which was posted up recently.

    It is also listed as a radio device in CF from 1.14>

    I think Giuno has now built Silabs capability into RR


    The Silabs will not work with Vista though as of yet, needs some fiddling as the Silabs software is fine, but release notes mention a modification to make it Vista Compatible, something to do with the New Vista Mixer from what I can gather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn View Post
    The Silabs will not work with Vista though as of yet, needs some fiddling as the Silabs software is fine, but release notes mention a modification to make it Vista Compatible, something to do with the New Vista Mixer from what I can gather.
    John - I've said this before - its does... I've used it under Vista...

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    It works fine in Vista with its own software, which has been patched for Vista, but using the RR & CF stuff thats about it refuses to do anything

    Maybe you can suggest where Im going wrong, as if I can't sort this out in the next few days I'll be forced to re-install XP Pro, which would be a shame as I managed to get TomTom working pretty sweetly under Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bj View Post



    Otherwise make sure you use a capacitor to couple the antenna if you have a powered (amplified) car antenna and prevent the earth loop problem on the usb radio. Use something like a 47pf ceramic cap between the antenna hole on the PCB and the centre of your coax. Leave the coax shield attached the the ground pad of the board.
    has anyone had any success with this for a powered antenna? my subaru has a powered antenna, just wanted to check to see if anyone has done this yet before i rip apart my silabs.

    also, the smallest capacitor i can find commonly is 100pf.. here... think thats close enough? why 47pf anyway? thanks guys

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    I see no reason why 100pf will perform any different in this application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithoss View Post
    has anyone had any success with this for a powered antenna? my subaru has a powered antenna, just wanted to check to see if anyone has done this yet before i rip apart my silabs.
    I've had no luck with my Subaru and the Silabs. Even after soldering the antenna jack onto the silabs it didn't work at all in the car. I figured there was something specific with my car that was stopping it form work. Perhaps the powered antenna is the problem.

    I've had to put the radio on the backburner for a while before I broke the bloody thing.

    If the antenna is powered, perhaps maybe there is a fuse somewhere to stop the powering and maybe allow it to work
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    if you have a powered antenna and you remove power then you have a non working powered antenna..........
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    Makes sense.

    P.S. wer'e are talking about a power amplified antenna and not an electric antenna (goes up when the car is on, down when it's off) aren't we?
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    Correct, power amplified antenna. I have no clue how they work, to be honest. Yes you can unpower it, theres a connection in the rear of the cd deck that powers it. When i first installed my cd player i forgot to hook that up and got crappy reception, but i did get SOME reception.

    What do you mean it doesnt work at all NiSlo? Does it work at all with no antenna hooked up at all? It doesn't make sense that it wouldn't at all, even if bad reception. (i think i used 'at all' a few too many times)

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