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in: Sandy; Sandy > 2011-09-11

Sep 13, 2011 8:59 PM # 
did you do that? I'd be interested in the details, please.
Sep 13, 2011 10:10 PM # 
Valerie and Vadim know the details; I just pushed buttons. :)

We are using OE2010 and it has support for radio controls and wired controls. We were not doing any announcing so we didn't care about the screens that allow an announcer to see times. (We had used a punch start anyway so there weren't any start times associated with any names so there was no way to know how long someone had been out. For NAOC we will used assigned start times and there will not be a start box so we will be adding this part.) Anyway, we wanted to test the radios and see how far they could transmit so this was mostly a test of that and it all worked as planned. Valerie loaned us some equipment for testing; we'll have to investigate borrowing or renting more for NAOC.

The upload feature is also built into OE2010. You can set up the results screen to automatically update predefined results files every minute (or 5 minutes or 30 seconds or whatever). Theoretically, you can also set it up to automatically upload to the web. We didn't have any direct internet access at HR though so we were trying to use phones to create wifi hotspots for the internet connection. That's the one piece we haven't solved - we've been able to do the automatic upload at home but not out in the field with phones. So, instead, every so often - as often as I remembered - I would copy the latest results file to Vadim's phone and ftp it to the NAOC website. The process was trivial - since the results files was automatically updated - but it was manual.

Vadim is looking into ways to make that automatic.

So we're just using built-in features of OE2010 and very knowledgeable technology people (Vadim and Valerie). You'd have to ask them if you want more details.

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