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Old 02-10-2013, 20:49   #1
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External Alarm

Does anyone have any idea as to how to have a external alarm such as a piezo buzzer so that the opencpn anchor watch or the ais function would sound it?
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Re: External Alarm

Easy: Plug an external speaker into to the speaker port of the computer ala vhf extension speakers.
Hard: Modify source code to, for example, activate a line on a parallel port or trigger an output on an i/o card, etc that connects to a beeper.
Really hard: build a bandpass filter incorporated into external speakers for the computer that detects a particular monotone fixed frequency for a minimum length of time. Once this frequency is detected for a certain length of time minimum activate an alarm. Set AIS and anchor alarm sound to the monotone fixed frequency and voila!
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