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Old 04-11-2010, 01:38   #31
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DRM Disco no longer updating?

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Is anyone else having problems with DRM Disco's auto update of schedules not
updating? My copy (v3.5.2) seems to have stopped updating automatically. The space weather data is still updating ok. Manually downloading the drmschedule.ini file from drm-dx.de works fine, until I'm foolish enough to tick the "update" box again, and then my current schedule gets overwritten by old info :-(

Is this happening to anyone else?

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Old 04-11-2010, 14:49   #32
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No problem with me, same disco version. I think the file was updated on 11/4/2010, is the same file as in dream.
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Old 17-12-2011, 19:38   #33
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Question DRM Disco v3.5.2 Problem

In the last couple of days my DRM disco v3.5.2 starts with a German error message relating to an invalid integer value, and does not update the solar wx.

Furthermore when I try to click and unclick the update button it gives another error message stating that wwv.txt is being used by another process.

The program still controls my RX320D correctly but the error codes appeared out of nowhere, perhaps something to do with a recent Windows XP update?

I have removed and reinstalled the program and the same problem remains.

Anybody have ideas as to what happened and how to fix it?
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Old 17-12-2011, 20:49   #34
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Hi Zyg,

I just tried and have the same problem, I have emailed Carsten in case he does not read here anymore.

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Old 20-12-2011, 19:50   #35
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DRM-Disco

Hallo,

ich vermute, daß das Problem mit Teilen oder ganzem Zahlenformat eine Rolle spielt. Bei den Schilderungen frage ich mich, ob nach Updates von Microsoft irgendwelche Parameterneinfach umgestellt werden.

Teilweise kenne ich solche Probleme in meiner Praxis.

Ich arbeite mit XP und habe auch das Problem. Auch Neuinstallieren produziert das gleiche Ergebnis.

Gibt es Probleme bei neueren Microsoft-Umgebungen?
Vielleicht gibt dies eine Antwort.

Ich grüße

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Old 26-12-2011, 16:40   #36
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Problems with DRMDisco 352

Hello to the interested


A little bit of testing.

The problem is not the software but the newly loaded DRMDisco-File for updating.

If I change the new one to an older one, DRMDisco 352 is working.

I did not look the new file, but there should be used an untypical numberformat in one ore more lines.

The solution is easy. Now there is the big task, to go through the file from december to find one or more faults of wrong numer format.

Happy new year

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:18   #37
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Hello to the interested


A little bit of testing.

The problem is not the software but the newly loaded DRMDisco-File for updating.

If I change the new one to an older one, DRMDisco 352 is working.

I did not look the new file, but there should be used an untypical numberformat in one ore more lines.

The solution is easy. Now there is the big task, to go through the file from december to find one or more faults of wrong numer format.

Happy new year

W. Hartmann

Hi

I think it is the format of the wwv.txt space weather file that has changed.

I've tested earlier versions of DRM Disco that don't fetch this file and they seem to be updating the DRM schedules ok.

Looking at some copies of wwv.txt on my system the current ones look like:

Quote:
:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2012 Feb 11 0005 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
#
# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 10 February follow.
Solar flux 111 and estimated planetary A-index 4.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 11 February was 1.

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.

whereas an older one I found looks like this:

Quote:
:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2010 Nov 05 2105 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
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# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 05 November follow.
Solar flux 83 and estimated mid-latitude A-Index 4.
The mid-latitude K-index at 2100 UTC on 05 November was 1 (6 nT).

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are expected.

I'm not sure if that is the cause of the problem or not?

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Old 15-02-2012, 14:35   #38
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I just tried and have the same problem, I have emailed Carsten in case he does not read here anymore.

Simone, did Carsten reply to your email?
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Old 12-04-2012, 17:23   #39
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I was also searching for a solution but I cant find one.

The reason for this behavior is that the formatting of the DRMSchedule.ini that is automatically downloaded starts to go wrong at line 1033. Look at this example. The entry for Vatican radio is still correct but then the next one is completely wrong.

StartStopTimeUTC=2300-2330
Days[SMTWTFS]=1111111
Frequency=9755
Target=N America
Power=60
Programme=Vatican Radio
Language=English
Site=Santa Maria
Country=Vatican


StartStopTimeUTC=PHL FEB
Days[SMTWTFS]=0000000
Frequency=0000 0015
Target=
Power=
Programme=KHM SEA 9795i
Language=
Site=
Country=a

StartStopTimeUTC=HOL Rad
Days[SMTWTFS]=0000000
Frequency=0000 0027
Target=
Power=
Programme=d NL ENA 9445/
Language=BES
Site=
Country=rlan

Is nobody from the DRM consortium reading here anymore ? Or do they consider DRM as completely dead ?

I have an idea that this happens since the introduction of this http://www.drm.org/broadcast_schedule page. Does anybody know if this was introduced a half a year ago.

And has anybody already contacted drmrxforum@stoepplernet.de about the issue we are struggling with ?


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Old 13-04-2012, 14:02   #40
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And has anybody already contacted drmrxforum@stoepplernet.de about the issue we are struggling with ?

"drmrxforum@stoepplernet.de" is Simone who replied in message #34 above.

We are all still waiting for a reply from Carsten the author of DRM Disco.
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Old 13-04-2012, 15:36   #41
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The question is, does it really matter. The schedule at http://www.drm.org/broadcast_schedule is really a mess. Incomplete, lots of errors etc. It seems www.eibi.de.vu is the source to go.
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Old 13-04-2012, 17:25   #42
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I have extracted the DRM data from the Eibi website and put them into an Excel file. This Excel file has a macro that tunes Perseus automatically to the desired frequency. Please find it attached.
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File Type: zip DRM_Eibi_A12_2012-04-09.zip (27.4 KB, 48 views)
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