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How to tune a FM radio station

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I registered strictly to say thanks!

Moments like this are a prime reason why I sold the iPhone and made the move to Android... Thanks xsCode :lol:

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The RDS isn't functional as far as I can tell, there's a lot of functionality that doesn't work .. like setting the output to the speaker etc...

now that we have a working radio and that we know it supports RDS, would it be possible to add RDS feature to the app ?

thanks.

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The RDS isn't functional as far as I can tell, there's a lot of functionality that doesn't work .. like setting the output to the speaker etc...

really ?

if that's correct, it is too bad.

how did you try RDS ?

maybe it's just a matter of parsing ...

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You don't understand what I'm doing to get the radio to work, I'm just using the fm_hcitool to do basic operations. When I use the parse option it doesn't do anything... unless anyone can show me differently? then I'll implement it.

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You don't understand what I'm doing to get the radio to work, I'm just using the fm_hcitool to do basic operations. When I use the parse option it doesn't do anything... unless anyone can show me differently? then I'll implement it.

I don't know ; I am just trying to throw an idea.

maybe we should first use the parse command and then turn RDS power on , or off-on ?

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The RDS isn't functional as far as I can tell, there's a lot of functionality that doesn't work .. like setting the output to the speaker etc...

I haven't tried RDS but the speaker can be enabled with simple patch. It worked for me. I can post it if you want to...

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I haven't tried RDS but the speaker can be enabled with simple patch. It worked for me. I can post it if you want to...

please post. also could you check RDS please ?

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Ok. fm_hcitool_speaker has speaker enabled by default and works fine. However I have just found there's major drawback - once you use this (_speaker) version, you can't switch back to the headphones, you have to restart your Streak. Maybe I will play with it more later.

fm_hcitool_speaker.rar

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Tried this last night. Worked brilliantly.

Good job :lol:

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Is it possible to lower the frequency range starting from 76MHz? The FM broadcast range is different in Japan. Thanks!

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Is it possible to lower the frequency range starting from 76MHz? The FM broadcast range is different in Japan. Thanks!

Try running 'fm_hcitool 3 750' (or whatever frequency you know a station to be on) and see if you recieve it, it is a SDR receiver so it is quite possible that it will tune that low.

[EDIT] just tried it and it didn't change the frequency from the station it was set to. Perhaps there is a config file with limits, I'd have to look around a bit later to see if I can find it.

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any hope for RDS ?

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don't suppose anyone has found the source for the bcomfm driver or fm_hcitool? I noticed the device is in /dev but can't find any info on how to control the device.

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popetood, thanks. The frequency range originally set is for TV audio here. I will be wiaiting for a good news.

Try running 'fm_hcitool 3 750' (or whatever frequency you know a station to be on) and see if you recieve it, it is a SDR receiver so it is quite possible that it will tune that low.

[EDIT] just tried it and it didn't change the frequency from the station it was set to. Perhaps there is a config file with limits, I'd have to look around a bit later to see if I can find it.

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cool so does this ap only work for Android 2.1?

i am currently on 4339 build 1.6 here

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Yes, only 2.1 so far (we don't have a working Froyo build so don't know if the drivers are there as well).

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I really wonder if RDS is possible or not.

can anyone look into that ?

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Thanks Moneytoo for sharing this. Also, thanks to XsCode for the gui. I don't want to sound picky but can we get an icon for the app though? A quick google search turns up plenty of radio icons that could be dropped in there. :)

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I am not sure about this but I read somewhere that the Streak also has a FM transmitter, if true can it be implemented through this app. :)

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Am I the only one that can't get this to work?

I get nothing when turning "Radio On"

and it freezes up and reboots when i press the volume buttons.

Running O2 2.1 6941

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Works fine for me! No problems at all.

mrmrmr, asking every post about RDS isn't going to hurry anyone up, just chill out mate! Bit of patience

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Have you put the source code up anywhere? I'd love to take a look. I know it's simple, but that's probably my current Android app level anyway so it'd be great to get the ball running.

Cheers in advance

Ant

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Have you put the source code up anywhere? I'd love to take a look. I know it's simple, but that's probably my current Android app level anyway so it'd be great to get the ball running.

Cheers in advance

Ant

Streak_Radio_src.rar

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Thanks for that dude, much appreciated!

Accidental infinite loop o'clock beckons me... :)

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You're welcome... that version is up to date and not packaged... just cleaned the subs up a bit to make it work faster...

Thanks for that dude, much appreciated!

Accidental infinite loop o'clock beckons me... :)

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