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Topic: DCF77 Library - Version 0.2 beta (Read 4987 times) previous topic - next topic

jmlietaer

Update on http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,16459.0.html


I just published version 0.2 beta of the DCF77 Library with example.

Thanks to Bernd Schwind (Germany) for adding extra functionality.

Please send comments and suggestions.

J.M.

Link to the DCF77 Library:
http://lietaer.be.dotnet39.hostbasket.com/arduino/Dcf77.zip

Link to my last posting on testing the Pollin DCF77 module:
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1266858603

Orang

At first: Thank you for your work!
I'm using version 0.1 of your library in an alarm clock project of mine. It works fine with the DCF receiver from Conrad Elektronik too. I will use the new version as soon as I get to my hardware again and will let you know how it behaves.

Greetings, O.

Freakazoid

Hey,
i tried the library with my DCF77 module from pollin.
But i dont get any time. getDateTime() just gives me "DCF77POLL" (Tried for at least an hour).
What am I doing wrong? How should one position the antenna?

Thank you

Orang

Just tried your new version with my Conrad DCF receiver and it works fine.
Concerning antenna position I noticed that it seems quite easy to disturb the reception. Any high frequency sources near the receiver turned mine into a "DCF77POLL" generator too. For example: I'm using a VFD display in my alarm clock which generates high voltages internally and the DCF reception stopped immediately after I turned the display on. One could try to change the position of the module altogether, turn off devices that might interfere, etc. Of course I don't know how the Pollin receiver reacts.

Thank you again for your library, it is of great use for my project!

Greetings, O.

And1G

Hi!
I'm testing this library with a DCF77 Receiver from Conrad under Arduino 1.0.

But all I can get out of this library is stuff like this via serial connection when I launch the example:

Quote

DC

DCF7
DCF77P
DCF77POL


(I have stripped out some lines, each line is repeated several times)

Did anyone else here have such problems?

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