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Author Topic: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2  (Read 16159 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« on: December 14, 2013, 2137 UTC »
New update to the app:

Shortwave Broadcast Schedules helps the SWL find shortwave broadcasts to listen to, as well as identify the station that is tuned in. You can double click on an entry to tune your radio to that frequency. You can also manually tune your radio, and the list of possible broadcasts will scroll along with the frequency, helping you identify the station.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, as well as linux.

New to this version:
You can download the latest EIBI CSV schedule file from http://www.eibispace.de/ the direct download URL for the current latest version is: http://www.eibispace.de/dx/sked-b13.csv
Rename it to sked.csv.txt
And place it in the same directory as the application. The app will look for it at launch. If it finds it, it will use that file in place of the schedule that comes with the app. When it finds the file, it will display a message indicating that, so you can verify it was read.



If you'd like to try it out, you can download a copy using the following links:

Windows: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules-Windows.zip

Mac OS X: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules.zip

Linux: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules-Linux.zip
« Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 2153 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 0018 UTC »
Works wonderfully in Ubuntu Linux....Talking to a Windows machine running SDRdx. Excellent!I downloaded the lastest EIBI file, and the app stated using this local copy----it works great!

Thank You for your work on this!
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 0028 UTC by rdla4 »

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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 1815 UTC »
Chris,

Two issues have come up on my 0.0.2b2 version.

1) When I open the program, I get a repeating pop-up window saying that "this beta version has expired".
2) When I download the latest sked and renamed the file to sked.csv.txt, I was expecting some confirmation that the program was using it. This did not happen.

Please advise.

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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 2309 UTC »
I am also getting that message, but in the Linux version, the application appears to work, it sends up the "expired" message frequently however. It appears to be using my recently downloaded EIBI sked, though.

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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 1823 UTC »
I have uploaded version 0.0.3b1, here are the download links:

Mac: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules.zip
Windows: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules-Windows.zip
Linux: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/ShortwaveBroadcastSchedules-Linux.zip


The major changes:
1. Got rid of the expired message. You're good until 2015.

2. You can put your sked.csv.txt file into the documents directory for your user account, and the SWBC Sked App will use it. This is the Mac location, for Windows I assume this is the Documents & Settings directory. I have no idea where this is for Linux :-)  Actually, if the app finds the file there, it will display a message to that affect with the full path, so that will tell you where it is.

3. There is an option now for the app to check for updates to the sked.csv.txt file and automatically download it and place it in your documents directory (even if you have no idea where that is). Go to the File menu and select New Sked Check, to check it. The app will now check for an updated schedule file, and will do so each time you start the app. I just realized it doesn't tell you if it has downloaded a new version, but you will see it in your documents directory, assuming you know where that is. I'll add something to display a message to that effect.   
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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 2307 UTC »
OK folks, now try downloading 0.0.3b1 for Windows. The previous download link was still the older version.
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Re: Shortwave Broadcast Schedules Beta 0.0.2b2
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 1327 UTC »

The major changes:
1. Got rid of the expired message. You're good until 2015.
...

Any chance of an update now that its 2015 and the annoying pop ups have returned?

« Last Edit: January 25, 2015, 1336 UTC by Ragnar »
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