Good Morning all,
First time poster, hope I get it right
For those of you following me on twitter @numloxx you will have noticed the feed being down for a few days, this was because the computer running it finally died. I've replaced it with a Raspberry Pi board, and thanks to Dave I was able to get it all up and running.
I applied a firmware update to the Raspberry Pi (Micro Computer) that runs the stream, so the audio popping should be gone now, and volume is a bit louder.
For those of you interested in the details behind the feed, until a few days ago, it was running on a Dell Optiplex GX520 desktop computer, which is a massive power drain to have running 24/7 for the past 2-3 years.
Thanks to a helpful and generous fan, who sent me a Raspberry Pi with a few cables etc, I have managed to get it up and running.
The Raspberry Pi microcomputer board costs about $35USD and runs a version of Debian Linux, called Raspian.
The only other purchase was a USB Sound card, because the Raspi only has a 3.5mm audio out. It has a Creative Sound Blaster Play, and was very simple to setup.
The whole setup now runs on just a Micro USB mobile phone charger, the powerpack for the Uniden Scanner, and the powered speakers (Which are only used for troubleshooting).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
Photo of the YPPH LiveATC Feed setuphttps://www.dropbox.com/s/np4f0qmdk2jzlv4/2013-08-29%2008.33.04.jpg
Thank you for your patience while the stream was down, I'm hoping that this setup will run for many years to come, but if it does go down, the costs involved in replacing it are extremely low compared to the previous setup.
I'm toying with the idea of setting up several of these, so that we can have separate Tower/Ground/Approach/MelCtr feeds, but this will have to wait a few weeks.