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  1. Re: Preview of updated Proton Compiler Manual

    Thanks Lester,
    It's been a few weeks since I did anything and to be honest I was feeling a bit guilty about it.
    Glad you've got an automatic system up and running. It certainly seems to be working...
  2. Re: Preview of updated Proton Compiler Manual

    Les has a location where contributions can be made by existing users and we should all contribute if we want the new version. It's only fair.
    Although we should wait for advice from Les about this -...
  3. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    I enjoyed and learned from your input Michael. The big deal is range and cost. I noticed in a Youtube video that the person from USA was quoting 5c/kWh for electricity costs. In Australia we're...
  4. Re: Preview of updated Proton Compiler Manual

    G'day Les,
    I've read through the new sections and the addition of procedures will really help me tidy up my code. As you may remember I've often wished for a procedural approach. I know subroutines...
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    Re: Software to configer Fuses

    Now you're telling fibs George, you used a question mark beautifully.
  6. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    A lot of those early diesels would go for a million kms without taking the head off. Nissan's and Toyota's engines were especially good and you could see the engine when you lifted the bonnet. ...
  7. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    I agree with Ken, an interesting discussion. I had a drive of a Jaguar iPace the other day. No, I'm not going to spend $140,000 on a car, but I've got to say it was a really great car to drive with...
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    Re: Software to configer Fuses

    Hello Gerard,
    You are doing it the hard way. Use Pic Configurator and it's done for you. I reckon it's the most used plugin for PDS.
    Best wishes
    John
  9. Re: How many digit after the comma a negative float variable can take

    The 64 bit floats in Proton 24 work a treat and give great accuracy. The orbit of the moon is really complex and there are hundreds of lines of code so accuracy is critical. The moon is is one of the...
  10. Re: How many digit after the comma a negative float variable can take

    Yves,
    The important thing to understand is Significant Figures.
    The accuracy of floating point maths available in PDS runs out after 6 or 7 significant figures.
    Look up "Rules for significant...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    Wow Rick, you wouldn't want to be within 5 km of the operating antenna or you'd exceed your radiation limit for the next 10 years.
    One of my amateur friends lived on a broadcast band site back in...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    Les
    Those horizontal output valves worked a treat as final amplifiers on RF. One well known YAESU amateur transmitter used four of them. I think they were 6DQ6. They used relatively low voltages -...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    David, I used a pair of 807s in a class B amp for amplitude modulating a 6146 on 80,40 and 20 metres. You're right you had to watch the caps with 600V on them.
    Previously, as a youth I made a...
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    Re: Replace existing async with sync

    I know this a bit off track (sorry George) but i love the interrupt provided by a peripheral. It means faster code and happily coexists with other interrupts and has an inbuilt buffer. It's very...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    Ah, memories.
    The boy's used to hang around by the door if they hadn't driven 300 yards down the road for a beer (legal requirement for no alcohol within 300 yards of a dance hall) while the young...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    I liked the music you could old time dance to and hold the girl close rather the girl being 3ft away jiggling by herself.
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    Re: Floating point addition problem

    G'day Colin,
    Have a read of this article in the WIKI.
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/219-Floating-point-issues-and-alternatives
    It talks about the issue.

    I have attached my...
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    Re: Floating point addition problem

    Tumbleweed has the answer to your problem.
    There is an article in the WIKI somewhere that describes the issue and work arounds such as using integers.
    John
    VK5DJ

    PS Change to a 16 bit chip...
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    Re: Ethernet to RS232 converter

    George, here is an excerpt from the help file I provided for people when using the WIZ110-SR. They are still quite expensive.
    I did find my Delphi program for remote computer operation of a PIC(r)...
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    Re: Ethernet to RS232 converter

    George,
    Remember no but at the time I wrote a Delphi program to do it and I still have code..
    Later today I'll track it down, look through it to jolt the memory then send you the source if you...
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    Re: Ethernet to RS232 converter

    Used a similar module some years back to control an antenna pointing system remotely.
    Worked well. If interested I'll track down the module, it's in the shed somewhere I reckon it was quite a bit...
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    Re: GPS speed logger for RC planes.

    G'day David,
    Hope it's OK with you. I promoted the post as an article in the Wiki. See Example Code/GPS
    It's too good to get lost in the forum.
    Cheers
    John
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    Re: Valid time in NMEA sentance

    @George
    Thanks for the timing diagram. Hopefully it's a standard. I can work with that although as Bob said, not all modules have the 1 sec pulse. Two of mine don't. In amateur radio circles there...
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    Re: Valid time in NMEA sentance

    Good point Bob. So is the pulse before or after the NMEA.
    John
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    Re: Valid time in NMEA sentance

    When is the time really correct to the atomic standard at the satellite. Is propagation time taken into account by the receiver, is computation time taken into account, what about which sentence and...
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    Re: I'm over the moon with joy. :-)

    Thanks Les, curiosity satisfied.
    John
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    Re: I'm over the moon with joy. :-)

    You beauty! Something I'd hoped would happen one day. Looking forward to contributing so I can use this version.

    Question: Once a procedure has been used in a program is the variable declared in...
  28. Thread: Barking dog

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    Re: Barking dog

    Thanks everyone for your support.
    You're right about the owner issue Fanie. Not the dog's fault. Unfortunately it's a big dog with a big bark.
    I think my mate hopes to train the dog and punish the...
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    Re: Why are LCD monitor so cheap

    Yep, I wisely decided not to comment too much. The young player seemed surprised he had won. Oh well, today's news wraps tomorrow's fish and chips. I might get to watch one of my programs tonight...
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    Re: Why are LCD monitor so cheap

    I bought one of their OLED TVs 14 months ago (sold my body again), an amazing picture, phenomenal contrast, brilliant colour and it runs as cool as a cucumber which is a good thing during an Aussie...
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    Re: Barking dog

    Thanks Ken,
    I've copied your message and emailed him. He lives in Campbelltown.
    If he wants to follow up I will PM his phone number to you. I now have a couple of other ideas too.
    Best wishes
    John
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    Re: Barking dog

    I reckon we can all sympathise with him. I speak often with him via Skype (he lives 400km away in Adelaide) and I hear the barking in the background. It really messes with quality of life for him and...
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    Re: Barking dog

    Thanks Les and Tim,
    Some reading to do.
    John
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    Re: Why are LCD monitor so cheap

    I reckon you might get what you pay for George. (I did think about using an exclamation mark but wasn't sure if the day was over - date/time differentials and all that)
    Cheers
    John
  35. Re: Migrating a monitored alarm from copper to GSM.

    Hi David,
    I think that even 3G is on the list in the not too distant future here in Oz. But I'm no expert, I thought when you mentioned GSM that meant 2G.
    David, I noticed you have only 9 posts....
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