Radio-SkyPipe Help

Serving and Recording Multiple Channels

(Pro Version Only)

If you have the Pro version of Radio-SkyPipe you may use multiple channel data logging and serve multiple channels to all other R-SP users (including those with the Standard version). Multiple channels can be facilitated in two ways. You can use the two channels of your stereo sound card (line input left and right channels), or you can use the MAX186 8 Channel 12 bit ADC to utilize up to eight simultaneous data channels.

Information on configuring the program may be found on the Data Source help page. One important thing to remember when using the 8 Channel ADC is that when less than eight channels are being utilized, these channels must be sequential beginning at Channel 1.  In other words, if you are going to use three channels for data they must be Channel 1,  Channel 2, and Channel 3 on the inputs to the ADC.

Using multiple channels makes it important that the channels be identified and distinguishable form each other in some way.  The settings for channel pen colors and channel labels are accessed by clicking the appropriate button on the Options / Stripchart screen.

While there is some performance cost to using multiple channels you may greatly reduce this by setting the chart to update on your screen at a lower rate than data is being collected. This is also found on the Options / Stripchart screen.


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