Radio-SkyPipe II Help

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Radio-SkyPipe is a data collection program which allows sharing digitally sampled analog data in real-time over the internet or other TCP/IP connection. R-SP may also be used as a standalone data collection utility which accepts data either by sound card or via a simple analog to digital converter connected to the computer's parallel port. 

Modes of Operation

Stand Alone Mode - The PC acts as a data collection device, taking in data either through the sound card or an ADC.  Data is displayed in a strip chart that scrolls as new data is collected.  After an observation is completed, the file data file may be saved and recalled later for viewing or editing.

Server Mode - This is an extension of the Stand Alone Mode.  Data collected may be sent as it is collected via a TCP/IP connection to one or more remote PCs.

Client Mode - In this mode the PC receives and displays data being sent from a Radio-SkyPipe server, that is, from a PC running the same program in Server Mode at some remote location.

You may use Radio-SkyPipe as a server or a client using either a permanent or dial-up type connection to the internet.  You do not need a permanent IP address because R-SP uses a ILS (Internet Locator Service) to help you find serving PCs and to allow others to find you when you are acting as a server. This ILS is a free private service which runs at the Radio-Sky Website for all Radio-SkyPipe users.

Configuring Radio-SkyPipe

        Data Source
        Strip chart
        Advanced Logging (Pro Version)
        Permanent Servers List
      * Sound
      * Timing
        Parallel Port

Using Radio-SkyPipe Standard Features

    Using Radio-SkyPipe in Stand Alone Mode
    Using Radio-SkyPipe in Client Mode
    Using Radio-SkyPipe in Server Mode
    Opening a Second (Client Mode) Chart
    Running a Schedule
    Using the Chat Feature
    Session Logs
    Loading Stripcharts
    Editing and Getting Around in Stripcharts
    Saving Stripcharts
   Salvage Bad Files
   Manual Meta-data
Automated Meta-data
    Additional Display Features
    Special Keystrokes
    Find Data in Jove Archive


Pro Features

    Advanced Logging Options
    Find Utility
    Atomic Clock Synchronization
    Calibration Wizard
    FTP Image Save
    FTP Upload Manager
    Remote Administration
    Observer Log
    Input Sound Mixer
    Wave Recorder
    Wave Player
    Wav File Deletion List
    Wav File Embedded Info    
    Wav Stereo File Splitter Tool
    Audio Spectrum Display
    Triggers and Automation
Associated Wave File Functions
    Process Functions
    Multiple Channels Use
    Chart Notations
    Channel Offsets
    Message Manager
    Selective File Loading
    Writing Equations for SkyPipe
    Applying Equations Set Up
    User Defined Data Sources
    UDS Hubs - Combining UDS data.
    Importing Text Based Data
    Stacking Charts
    Event Archive Submission
    Frequency Detection

Miscellaneous Topics

    Getting Data Into Radio-SkyPipe
    Data File Structure
    File Association
    Server Mode Connectivity Test
    Performance Tuning
    Configuring for a Network General Topic
               Router Configuration General
                   Linksys® Router
    Configuring for Microsoft® Internet Connection Sharing Software.
    Troubleshooting the MAX186 ADC
    The Windows Mixer Panel
    Estimating Non-Calibration Points
    Starting Automatically

Analog to Digital Converters  

   Using a sound card to measure DC

    Parallel Port ADCS

    Building the MAX187 ADC
    Packaging the MAX187 ADC
    Troubleshooting the MAX187 ADC
    Chips and Kits 
    An 8 channel ADC you can build
    Modifying the ADCMAX project to work with Radio-SkyPipe
    Troubleshooting the MAX186 ADC
    Those Disappearing Parallel Ports

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