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    RadioSHARK Control Program

    Are there any RadioSHARK owners around? Here are some good news for you.

    I have found a control program for RadioSHARK, and modified it so it could be used with RoadRunner. It does not require original software and supports both versions of RadioSHARK!

    ==================================================
    RoadRunner RadioSHARK Control Program Version 1.0
    Based on ControlSHARK2 version 0.2.2 by QUEBits
    Portions Copyright (c) 2009 APSoft Systems
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    About
    =====

    RadioSHARK is a USB AM/FM radio manufactured by Griffin Technology.
    The radio simply streams audio to USB, so any program, which can
    handle different audio input devices can be used to play it, for
    example VLC, Media Player Classic, or Winamp with LineIn plug-in.
    Just select radioSHARK device as the input in those players.

    This control program allows changing frequencies on RadioSHARK either
    from command line, GUI or by receiving messages from RoadRunner.
    Both radioSHARK and radioSHARK 2 are supported.

    Command line parameters:
    /fm 101.1 - tune to 101.1 MHz FM
    /am 730 - tune to 730 kHz AM

    The original ControlSHARK1 and ControlSHARK2 programs were created
    by QUEBits (http://www.geocities.jp/ne533/shark001.htm). Thanks a lot
    to that guy from Japan who decrypted the radioSHARK communication
    protocol, created a program to control the device, and made the source
    code available!


    Installation for RoadRunner
    ===========================

    RadioSHARK Control Program can work with RoadRunner using the
    communication method originally designed for HQCT radio, which is
    natively supported by RoadRunner (that is why the EXE name is
    RRHQCT.exe).

    So to make it work you need to do these steps:

    1. Copy RRHQCT.exe file from this archive to the existing
    \RoadRunner\HQCT folder (none of the files there are required for
    RadioSHARK, so you can just delete them or move somewhere else).

    2. Run RRConfig.exe, and in Radio Settings select HQCT and enable
    "Use Line-In Plugin" option.

    Or you can just manually edit the following settings in rr.ini:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    [Radio]
    radiomode=4
    uselineinplugin=true
    lineinpar=line://title=Radio,srate=44100,bps=16,nch=2
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Of course you also need to install the LineIn input plug-in for Winamp
    if you didn't do it before.

    Restart RoadRunner, open Radio screen and enjoy your AM/FM radio with
    RadioSHARK!


    Added on Feb 11, 2009:
    Note: If you don't hear radio with Winamp/LineIn plug-in, you may need to open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Windows Control Panel, and select radioSHARK as default sound recording device.
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    I would of jumped on this a year ago, as I had a radioshark, but I've since moved on to a visteon HD radio module.

    I had bad reception with the RadioShark (i think i had v2) , the visteon works great, and I was able to plug it in to my cars antenna cable. How's your reception...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    I would of jumped on this a year ago, as I had a radioshark, but I've since moved on to a visteon HD radio module.
    Yes, it's a bit late. RadioSHARK is not even offered on Griffin's website anymore (though it's still there, I believe).

    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    I had bad reception with the RadioShark (i think i had v2) , the visteon works great, and I was able to plug it in to my cars antenna cable. How's your reception...?
    Well, I am only on the first stage - reading, exploring, preparing components, trying different software at home...
    I have radioSHARK2, and its reception inside my house near computer is not excellent, but passable. I can tune to all major stations we have here, even AM sounds quite well. It seems to be a bit better with an external antenna, so I hope I'll be able to use it in the car.

    Oh, and one thing I didn't mention in my first post.
    If someone has the original radioSHARK ver.1 (the white one) - can you please try this software and let me know. It should work, but I didn't have a chance to try it myself.
    Thanks!

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    My FM was passable, but AM was terrible, and I really wanted mostly AM, for news and sports talk...the visteon is like having my oem radio back...don't want to trash the shark too much, hope it works for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    My FM was passable, but AM was terrible, and I really wanted mostly AM, for news and sports talk...
    Yes, I need mostly AM too - that's why I've chosen radioSHARK, and not some other USB FM radio. I basically need just one AM station - our local traffic radio, and it works just fine (at least at home), another news station is also OK - not worse than FM. I guess I'm just lucky that the signal in our area is strong enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    the visteon is like having my oem radio back...don't want to trash the shark too much, hope it works for you...
    I thought I'd give radioSHARK a try first - just need some stub for the radio, as I'm planning to remove the stock unit (it's just too big - 2-DIN), but don't want to lose AM/FM completely.
    If it won't work for me, I'll switch to something else. I'll keep that Visteon in mind - thanks for mentioning it.

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    Sure...

    I will get a white one off eBay and try it....I was going to give it a shot to have AM available anyway for Baseball season. The rest of my radio time is spent on XM....I will put trying it within about a week when it gets here...
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedMeanie View Post
    I will get a white one off eBay and try it...
    Thanks in advance, RedMeanie! Please let me know about any result or if you'll have any questions.

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    I tried it and can't seem to control anything in RR. The file opens up outside of RR but seems to not be embedded in RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by T_Blaze View Post
    I tried it and can't seem to control anything in RR. The file opens up outside of RR but seems to not be embedded in RR
    Ha! You know what? I didn't use the radio for a while, and now have found that it stopped working on my machine too!
    But I've figured out one step I did before, but completely forgot and didn't mention in the readme.

    You need to open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Windows Control Panel, and select radioSHARK as default sound recording device.
    After that everything should work as described above.

    Please note the control program does not embed into RR - it just provides the frequency switching functionality - that's why it starts minimized - its UI is not supposed to be used in normal conditions. You use RR & skin screens to select radio stations.

    BTW, what version of RadioSHARK do you have - v1 (white) or v2 (black)?

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    dont wait too long, there is a bunch of Directed dmhd1000s on ebay now
    for cheap!!!!

    once they gone they gone, both units have been out of production for some time (directed/visteon) + i prob wont produce cables much longer

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