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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    The current code is VB, so it is basically confined to Windows really couldn't be "ported" in it's current form. But, I'm not beyond eventually rewriting at least the libraries in something that could work across different platforms.

    Jim
    There's always the dead Gnome Basic project, or also Mono, if S1 is built on the .NET framework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drait
    I think tj!2k4 just bought a pre-assembled CT-29A cable and jumpered a 3.3k resistor across the data and 12V connection and it works with S1. As far as I know, Jim's the only one with a working homemade interface.
    That is correct. Here is a pic of my handiwork.
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    Also, a picture of S1 in action and a couple of thoughts/observations:

    Observations

    S1 shows bogeys everywhere it should, except that sometimes it shows too many.

    For instance, there are two spots where I usually get 4-5-6 bogeys with the V1, however, when I passed them, S1 showed 9 bogeys!

    One of the locations is a hospital, so I thought perhaps they were running all of their catscan equipment at once. Then, during my travels I passed the other location where I usually get 4-5 bogeys max and S1 again maxed out at 9! So I did another pass with just the V1 and it showed the usual 4-5 at the one location and then another pass at the hospital, which showed the usual 4-6. Also, one other location in the neighborhood where they have one of those "Your speed is" signs, shows 3 bogeys with S1 instead of just one without it.

    I'm not sure I understand why it is doing that, but I as I said I have observed the occurrence on more than one occasion.


    Thoughts:

    I realize these are mainly cosmetic, but just want to get them out there:

    1.) S1 popped up from it's minimized position every time it detected a signal, however the window titlebar/border are a bit distracting/make it look a bit "off". I thing it might look much cleaner if there was no border on popup.

    2.) The indicator arrows are cut off on the right-hand side. Even when I moved the window a little further to the left of the display, the arrows were getting cut off inside the application.

    3.) It might be a good idea to make the Mute button minimize the display as well until a new threat is detected. With Logic/Advanced Logic modes enabled, that would mean the next credible threat.


    Again Jim, thanks for your assistance and efforts! =)
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    sweet!

    sorry, does the mute work yet for anyone?
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    Here's the CT-29A
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    Quote Originally Posted by drait
    Jim, looking over the 6-transistor design... I noticed that the DSR and DTR lines are being used for voltage... since your mute circuit is using the DTR line to activate mute, wouldn't it be as simple as removing just pin 4 from this design? There should be sufficient voltage from the RTS, CTS, and DSR lines by themselves shouldn't there?

    I'll swing by the Shack on my way home and see if it'll work the way I'm thinking it will.
    Yep, that should work. Then off pin 4, build the mute section of the other circuit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drait
    There's always the dead Gnome Basic project, or also Mono, if S1 is built on the .NET framework.
    It's not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    Also, a picture of S1 in action and a couple of thoughts/observations:

    Observations

    S1 shows bogeys everywhere it should, except that sometimes it shows too many.

    For instance, there are two spots where I usually get 4-5-6 bogeys with the V1, however, when I passed them, S1 showed 9 bogeys!

    One of the locations is a hospital, so I thought perhaps they were running all of their catscan equipment at once. Then, during my travels I passed the other location where I usually get 4-5 bogeys max and S1 again maxed out at 9! So I did another pass with just the V1 and it showed the usual 4-5 at the one location and then another pass at the hospital, which showed the usual 4-6. Also, one other location in the neighborhood where they have one of those "Your speed is" signs, shows 3 bogeys with S1 instead of just one without it.

    I'm not sure I understand why it is doing that, but I as I said I have observed the occurrence on more than one occasion.
    I'm not sure about that either...I'll have to watch for it.


    Thoughts:

    I realize these are mainly cosmetic, but just want to get them out there:

    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    1.) S1 popped up from it's minimized position every time it detected a signal, however the window titlebar/border are a bit distracting/make it look a bit "off". I thing it might look much cleaner if there was no border on popup.
    Noted, I'll work on adding this option...


    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    2.) The indicator arrows are cut off on the right-hand side. Even when I moved the window a little further to the left of the display, the arrows were getting cut off inside the application.
    After my first release, I was working on code to make it so that you can resize the window to any size you want, and it resizes everything else too while keeping everything proportional. I never got it finished, but I'll finish that up too.


    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    3.) It might be a good idea to make the Mute button minimize the display as well until a new threat is detected. With Logic/Advanced Logic modes enabled, that would mean the next credible threat..
    That is a good idea, I hadn't though of this. I'll add that too!


    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    Again Jim, thanks for your assistance and efforts! =)
    Glad you got it working, so maybe people will have a little more confidence in it. I'll keep improving it, thanks for the feedback

    Jim

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    Excellent!
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    oh crap i think i need to go change my pants!

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