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The Internet Radio Forum => The Welcome Mat => Topic started by: Achernar on 23:30:27 | 30 March, 2011

Title: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: Achernar on 23:30:27 | 30 March, 2011
"We'll have to go on travelling around the world (wide web), on a conspirative mission, to fight some evident lack of engagement and communication..."
(Captain Quirk, close of the log of the Recivaship, local date permanently reset to 1970.1.1.00:00)

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I'm in Reciva internet radios since late September 2010. Somewhat too late, evidently, but finding the AVOX Indio Petite with a tolerable price tag and a pleasantly contrasting absence of a contemporary, so called 'design'. Nevertheless, it also seemed very suitable to rehouse it. After all, the timing and the radio proved suitable to do some rapid testing and speedy experiments - to know, what an internet 'reciva' could (should) have been...

Two years before I stumbled upon ODYS, selling a Penbex IR that caused me to (virtually) design my own (outstanding ;)) radio. But I never did realise it, as that time there has been insufficient information how to get into the Penbexes and I'm not a gifted hacker or Linux expert. So my hope turned towards - and now again fades away with - Reciva...

I'm afraid I have to return to the initial idea of using a netbook or a nettop as an universal streaming device (and IR), with an eBook reader (including WLAN and a browser) as a full remote. So the energy consuming, anyway mostly immobile and constantly advancing part of streaming would be hidden behind the scenes (stereo) and the reader with it's e-paper should allow for very long operating periods without the need of recharging.

BTW: My electronics background is the long-standing interest in valve (tube) circuitry: Real radios glow in the dark! My first sufficiently working homebrew wireless set has been a valve regenerative receiver, not a crystal set or a 'transistor'. But my first superhet, I have to admit, has been a MW 5 transistor. But then the home computers and the 'digitalitis' took over...

Maybe, the age of a simple, self contained Internet Radio has gone by before it really has started - and before I've started to build my version of it in reality...

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Post by: stevec5000 on 08:50:29 | 31 March, 2011
Everyone is a Newbie again!  LOL
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 08:51:26 | 31 March, 2011
We're all equal here ... but some are more equal than others ;-)
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Post by: Bogget on 10:58:54 | 31 March, 2011
Hi everyone , well im pleased to be here, i read more than i post but i am a broadcaster have been for 6 years, and an electronics engineer have been for £$^%$% years i probably have the oldest working Reciva Radio the "Stratus" yes actually sold by Reciva. any way hello to everyone.
Anyway i still like Reciva and i unfortunately its not unusual for manufacturers to not support end users, but dont worry we have a good crowd of very knowledgeable and competent users here, we will be OK.

Bogget ;)
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Post by: castalla on 15:18:15 | 31 March, 2011
Where have all the USA users gone?   

I'm actually starting to miss all those "KCXM keeps connecting ..." posts!
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Post by: castalla on 16:51:09 | 31 March, 2011
Well, two clicks and they can arrive here via the wiki ... maybe that's too challenging?
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Post by: Dogmatix on 23:13:49 | 31 March, 2011
Can't get used to this site not returning to the thread after you post.

There's a setting for that: Profile > Look and Layout Preferences > Return to topics after posting by default.
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 03:44:14 | 01 April, 2011
If you dig deep I've left a lot of settings available to the individual member. Please feel free to use them.

This ain't forum.reciva.com.
Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: Alan E Hill on 04:12:42 | 01 April, 2011
I'm assuming we'll not be the victims of poor behaviour ...

 ::)

PS: There are some pretty amazing vehicle registrations here ... almost anything goes ... but my favourite goes to a bumper sticker I saw on a massive pickup truck - Americans are addicted to these to carry their chicken buckets, fries and soda - which went:

"I only slow down to reload"

In the UK I'd just laugh at this ironic slogan ... here I don't know ...
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Post by: bullarded on 08:25:35 | 01 April, 2011
Well here's one US user.  Have my third CC Wifi radio and the Reciva site isn't recognizing its Registration code, so I went to their forum page I had from before and found this after not much work at all.

I'm pretty sure C Crane will be interested in my registration issue when I get them on the phone later today.

Anyway thanks to all for setting this up.  Personally, I started with Internet Radio with Roku, so I really am not interested in a Recivaship.  From this side of the pond, Reciva sort of acts sort of like we Americansthink British companies act, if you know what I mean.

Meanwhile, we've our college basketball games over the week-end and next Monday, so many radio listeners will be likely firing up their "tellies."

Best from our side..

edb
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Post by: dmorhands on 12:07:34 | 01 April, 2011
Personally, I started with Internet Radio with Roku, so I really am not interested in a Recivaship.  From this side of the pond, Reciva sort of acts sort of like we Americansthink British companies act, if you know what I mean.

No offence intended and quite OT, but Roku is a prime example of an American company acting like we Europeans think American companies act.

dmorhands
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Post by: stevec5000 on 16:21:59 | 01 April, 2011
PS: There are some pretty amazing vehicle registrations here ... almost anything goes ... but my favourite goes to a bumper sticker I saw on a massive pickup truck - Americans are addicted to these to carry their chicken buckets, fries and soda - which went:

"I only slow down to reload"

In the UK I'd just laugh at this ironic slogan ... here I don't know ...
That slogan really is appropriate here in Arizona. Have you heard about the big machine gun rally that's one of the highlights of the year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agR82hiDx9Q
Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: Alan E Hill on 03:53:07 | 02 April, 2011
Okay ... sorry I mentioned it ... so if we're not saying "Hello again," move this discussion to Hyde Park ;-)

PS: Just wanted to say though, that sort of bumper sticker, and a lot of other things, scares a lot of Americans too. I didn't think it was insulting to Americans in general ... heck ... a lot of Brits read the Daily Mail, fer'g'ness sake ;-)

We say about the USA and the UK, "Two nations separated by a common language ...". It's a family thing ...
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Post by: bullarded on 06:21:14 | 02 April, 2011
Absolutely concur.  But they did at least get me excited about Internet Radio!
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 07:24:11 | 02 April, 2011
I was just demonstrating my own prejudice ...
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Post by: Ben H on 08:15:56 | 05 April, 2011
Ben H here, dropping in to meet & greet!

Thanks, Alan, for the new home. Roomy here - space to swing a cat here, and good décor... I'm moving in! I've brought cheap wine and Special Brew, just to lower the tone...

I was no longer a regular poster at the old Reciva site, and my work has moved from Cambridge, so I don't drive past the old HQ like I used to. They always did rattle around in there - vast floor, mainly empty, with a few partitions to make it seem more... occupied. Looked like an embarrassed 11 year-old schoolboy in a new vast uniform, with mother saying "you'll grow into it" as she drops him off at the school gate to peals of laughter from his friends... Well, they didn't grow into their big, shiny, new office, and it remains to be seen if they survive for long.

I did spend quite a bit of time hacking the older firmware back when I still had time, hair - and coffee aplenty, but haven't done so much recently. Of course, when Reciva's database just closes, we can all just hack our radios to access the new database that Alan is just dying to set up and host... That is right, isn't it? Well done! Thanks for "volunteering" again... I'll post the web address a couple of hours before you set it up  ;)

Anyway, here's to a new Forum. Bottoms up, and prepare to be spanked!
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Post by: BlueEchoes on 09:17:13 | 05 April, 2011
WOW, went to add a station today and found out the death of the forum and thankfully found this place. Been using my radio for 5 or 6 years and got a bunch of people to buy them as well. Hope Sangean still supports them or my friends are gonna hate me!

Thanks Alan for this place. Was not a big poster at the old place but still checked in often to learn more and find more cool stations and the likes.

MAHALO!
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Post by: TedM on 21:01:26 | 05 April, 2011
Where have all the USA users gone?   

I'm actually starting to miss all those "KCXM keeps connecting ..." posts!

I'm a USA user. But I have never even heard of KCXM.

I guess Reciva decided they could do better without customers, so they closed the forums and dumped the Barracuda and Stingray modules. Unusual business model, to say the least.
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Post by: Solo2 on 04:33:48 | 06 April, 2011
Oh, we yanks are still here, thanks for asking.  And we won't complain about not being able to connect to KQCK if you limeys don't fret about getting jitters on the beeb.
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Post by: Frank on 00:46:39 | 07 April, 2011
There's nowt wrong with the Daily mail

That's the funniest thing I've ever read!
Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: Alan E Hill on 03:17:16 | 07 April, 2011
I liked this thread when it was considering me for sainthood, but it's now heading towards Hyde Park Corner (http://recivarefuge.net/forum/index.php?board=6.0).
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Post by: Crystalset on 07:54:29 | 07 April, 2011
I liked this thread when it was considering me for sainthood, but it's now heading towards Hyde Park Corner (http://recivarefuge.net/forum/index.php?board=6.0).

This is a but post.
I don't wish to be etc.but HPC is a giant traffic island. About 0.75 mile to the north is Speakers Corner, where every & anything
is discussed.
Lord Donald Soper, a regular speaker, was saintly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Soper
Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: Alan E Hill on 07:59:40 | 07 April, 2011
I stand corrected ...
Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: starramus on 15:42:07 | 07 April, 2011
I'm assuming we'll not be the victims of poor behaviour ...

 ::)

PS: There are some pretty amazing vehicle registrations here ... almost anything goes ... but my favourite goes to a bumper sticker I saw on a massive pickup truck - Americans are addicted to these to carry their chicken buckets, fries and soda - which went:

"I only slow down to reload"

In the UK I'd just laugh at this ironic slogan ... here I don't know ...

Best to be wary. The barbarian hordes of the west are goose stepping all over the planet.

The most vulgar vehicle ornament I have seen is the humongous bull scrotums with bulging testicles they have hanging from the rear ends of their Silverados, Rams, and F-350s. I should get a tiny pink pair for my Toyota Prius. Thanks to Mr. Toyoda for getting it out of there before the quake. My Prius is actually appreciating because of the shortage.

Regards and good listening,

starramus

Yes unfortunately I made the trip!
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Post by: starramus on 16:07:18 | 07 April, 2011
I just discovered today that the Reciva forum had been condemned. It certainly makes one question the stability and longevity of Reciva. I had better get some Logitech products for backup, or at least an FM transmitter for my PC.
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 16:16:36 | 07 April, 2011
... or you could do this ...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nK-wrCuacfU/S4GGbRJnt6I/AAAAAAAAFDA/2OGycTpyebk/s400/Image1.jpg) (http://ohthatbritishbloke.blogspot.com/2010/12/hifi-from-computer.html)
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 19:04:15 | 07 April, 2011
I actually run two d-link NAS in raid-1. These devices can be hacked - see this ... (http://wiki.dns323.info/howto:ffp).

Even without hacking they can run bittorrent (whatever that is ... ) and no-ip, ftp, media server, etc ...

As for hearing the difference between a .mp3 and a lossless audio file through a modest, but competent audio system ... I think you could tell ...
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Post by: Sinaisid on 00:04:44 | 10 April, 2011
Hi All

Sad to see the forums go down - I cannot say I posted much, but it was good to know there was a place to head to for support if required. As has been said many time the signs were there so I guess this is the new place to keep my well used "legacy" products running for as long as possible!!

Thanks to the forum admins for setting this site up.  ;D
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Post by: starramus on 09:10:14 | 10 April, 2011
The shut down of the forum was to say the least more than abrupt. I have been pondering the possibility that maybe there is an even more ominous announcement in the offing. Without the forum we do not have any recourse to bitch!
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Post by: billpa on 07:38:16 | 11 April, 2011
Hello, checking in from Pennsylvania.  I have a CC wifi radio and love it.  I don't really have a major complaint because I didn't really use the old forum that much but I certainly understand the anger from those who did.  Here's hoping our radios keep working the way they were meant to for a long time to come!  :)


Bill
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Post by: Capvermell on 10:35:30 | 12 April, 2011
So I'm just announcing my arrival over here from the other place.  It doesn't seem good that they have closed the old place down.  Are Reciva even still selling their App for the Iphone as that seems to be the only hope for their continue survival given the low cost of Netbooks and the like these days.

If they do plan to pull the plug is there any chance they would do one last Firmware Update from their Reciva server to a new enthusiast run one or would we have to hack our units to keep them going if the worst happened?

What happened to that Phil bloke who worked for them.  Has he been fired yet.  If so perhaps he may join this forum too.
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Post by: castalla on 10:48:11 | 12 April, 2011
Hello again!

pb is already registered as a member.
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Post by: Capvermell on 11:07:05 | 12 April, 2011
Hello again!

pb is already registered as a member.

So this place has been going since March 30th but you turn up here only 13 minutes after me.  Surely something fishy somewhere if you ask me. ;) :P

Speaking of which what was the name of the even more disagreeable friend of yours.  I reckon he's sure to turn up here in about another 5 minutes time. ::)
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Post by: Capvermell on 11:08:50 | 12 April, 2011
Oh no.  I only just spotted that Castalla is a moderator in these parts. :o :'(
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Post by: Alan E Hill on 11:43:26 | 12 April, 2011
This is how I think of forum.reciva.com:

(http://www.armageddononline.net/images/world-war-3.jpg)

And how I like to think of recivarefuge.net:

(http://dogandponyshowwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/3348298388_4f96797c9f_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Here we are... So, hello again!
Post by: LesCornwall on 04:10:30 | 13 April, 2011
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn253/Les_1952/truck-overloaded-with-hazardou.jpg)
Sorry I thought you said
"Reciva Refuse"
A night-mare in the waiting?
No! I think not!!
Lol!
Les