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Old 06-23-2008, 03:15 PM
"Jason Pyeron"
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.

Needs to do AM.

Any hardware reccomendations?

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Old 06-23-2008, 03:20 PM
John Plemons
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Why not just pick up a cheap tuner on eBay and connect into the sever
via the sound card input.* That is what I did, I bought a Denon tuner
for $20.00, used a cheap RCA to stereo headphone adapter to wire into
the machine.* The advantage is that you are going to get a very nice
strong tuner which should do a much better job than any PC add in
card...



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Jason Pyeron wrote:

Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.

Needs to do AM.

Any hardware reccomendations?

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Old 06-23-2008, 03:26 PM
"Jason Pyeron"
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

From: centos-bounces@centos.org
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5?


Why not just pick up a cheap tuner on eBay and connect into the
sever via the sound card input.* That is what I did, I bought a Denon
tuner for $20.00, used a cheap RCA to stereo headphone adapter to wire into
the machine.* The advantage is that you are going to get a very nice
strong tuner which should do a much better job than any PC add in
card...

john plemons


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need to change the station,
programmatically.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:29 PM
John R Pierce
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

John Plemons wrote:
Why not just pick up a cheap tuner on eBay and connect into the sever
via the sound card input. That is what I did, I bought a Denon tuner
for $20.00, used a cheap RCA to stereo headphone adapter to wire into
the machine. The advantage is that you are going to get a very nice
strong tuner which should do a much better job than any PC add in card...


AND it keeps the RF section away form the computer and its massive
amounts of gigahertz noise. take a portable AM radio, tune it to a
medium strength station, and put it right next to your PC, I bet you get
noise.



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Old 06-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Ken Key
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Jason Pyeron wrote:

Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.

Needs to do AM.

Any hardware reccomendations?


I hooked up an original Griffin RadioShark to my CentOS 5.1 server
for a lark last month, streaming with DarkIce. Unfortunately,
that machine is dark and 2500 miles away - I won't be there for
2 more months. Off the top of my head, google for "shark.c",
look for dependency RPMs on RPMforge (thanks Dag!!). I think
I had to manually install a recent version of "libhid"

Griffin stopped selling the RS and now has RadioShark2. I
found a version of shark.c for it named shark2.c, so I don't
think the hardware is backwards compatible, but there is an
update version of the control program. My notes are all
on the dark machine, but IIRC this blog is was my jumping off
point for what I figured out.

http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index.php/2006/06/10/griffin-radio-shark-icecast2-on-debian-gnulinux

Obviously, since it is for Debian, you'll have to deal with
the distro impedance mismatch in the instructions and adjust
for CentOS.

Also, since it is USB, you can get nice separation between
receiver and the computer. The RadioShark has a lousy internal
antenna but does have an antenna jack. I only played with
the FM tuner. It does have an AM tuner but I have no
idea how good it is.

Another built-in alternative is BT848-based tuner cards, but
I think those are FM only - not sure. It has been 5+ years
since I played with those and you might have to build a
custom kernel. The RadioShark was a much better solution
(if only the bad OS X drivers had not screwed up my Mac Mini
so completely that I had to wipe and reinstall).

Hope this helps,
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:13 PM
"Jason Pyeron"
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces@centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On Behalf Of Ken Key
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:00 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?
>
> Jason Pyeron wrote:
> > Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.
> >
> > Needs to do AM.
> >
> > Any hardware reccomendations?
>
> I hooked up an original Griffin RadioShark to my CentOS 5.1
> server for a lark last month, streaming with DarkIce.
> Unfortunately, that machine is dark and 2500 miles away - I
> won't be there for
> 2 more months. Off the top of my head, google for "shark.c",
> look for dependency RPMs on RPMforge (thanks Dag!!). I think
> I had to manually install a recent version of "libhid"
>

Ok.

> Griffin stopped selling the RS and now has RadioShark2. I
> found a version of shark.c for it named shark2.c, so I don't
> think the hardware is backwards compatible, but there is an
> update version of the control program. My notes are all on
> the dark machine, but IIRC this blog is was my jumping off
> point for what I figured out.
>
> http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index.php/2006/06/10/griffin-ra
dio-shark-icecast2-on-debian-gnulinux
>
> Obviously, since it is for Debian, you'll have to deal with
> the distro impedance mismatch in the instructions and adjust
> for CentOS.

Not afraid of that.

>
> Also, since it is USB, you can get nice separation between
> receiver and the computer. The RadioShark has a lousy
> internal antenna but does have an antenna jack. I only
> played with the FM tuner. It does have an AM tuner but I
> have no idea how good it is.
>


In summary, should I risk the cost of a radio shark2 or ebay a radio shark?



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Old 06-24-2008, 04:26 PM
John Plemons
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

why not do both and look at your options...



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Jason Pyeron wrote:


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces@centos.org
[mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On Behalf Of Ken Key
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:00 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Jason Pyeron wrote:


Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.

Needs to do AM.

Any hardware reccomendations?


I hooked up an original Griffin RadioShark to my CentOS 5.1
server for a lark last month, streaming with DarkIce.
Unfortunately, that machine is dark and 2500 miles away - I
won't be there for
2 more months. Off the top of my head, google for "shark.c",
look for dependency RPMs on RPMforge (thanks Dag!!). I think
I had to manually install a recent version of "libhid"




Ok.



Griffin stopped selling the RS and now has RadioShark2. I
found a version of shark.c for it named shark2.c, so I don't
think the hardware is backwards compatible, but there is an
update version of the control program. My notes are all on
the dark machine, but IIRC this blog is was my jumping off
point for what I figured out.

http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index.php/2006/06/10/griffin-ra


dio-shark-icecast2-on-debian-gnulinux


Obviously, since it is for Debian, you'll have to deal with
the distro impedance mismatch in the instructions and adjust
for CentOS.



Not afraid of that.



Also, since it is USB, you can get nice separation between
receiver and the computer. The RadioShark has a lousy
internal antenna but does have an antenna jack. I only
played with the FM tuner. It does have an AM tuner but I
have no idea how good it is.





In summary, should I risk the cost of a radio shark2 or ebay a radio shark?



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Old 06-24-2008, 06:07 PM
Ken Key
 
Default AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Jason Pyeron wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces@centos.org
[mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On Behalf Of Ken Key

Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:00 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

Jason Pyeron wrote:

Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.

Needs to do AM.

Any hardware reccomendations?

[...]


In summary, should I risk the cost of a radio shark2 or ebay a radio shark?


Personally, I'd go the eBay route. Seem to be a bunch available
for $10 versus $50 for the new RS2 from Griffin. The hardware is
probably close to a single-chip design so what you're paying
Griffin for are device drivers and application software that
you're not even going to use. Additionally, as a niche hack
without public documentation (at least I haven't found any),
I find it's better to be on the trailing edge of hardware.

Beyond that, it's whether you want Commode White (RS) or
Glossy Black (RS2) :-)

Regards,
K^2
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