QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jun 4 2005, 03:01 AM)
Great! That's $150 so far (your $50 + $100 OESF match).
I will PM you with my paypal address.
I just donated an initial installment of $25 to your account to get started. I rely on you to match the donation, coordinate the effort and keep us informed.
The other $25 I will donate as soon as I test the driver+GUI on the hardware in my sig.
QUOTE(kahm @ Jun 4 2005, 11:54 PM)
I'd consider taking a crack at writing a driver for one. It looks like all the audio is handled through a headphone jack on the card itself (likely to simplify the interface and use the headphone cord as an antenna), so the "driver" for the card is purely for tuning and volume.
What does the card get recognized as when it's inserted?
Well, I am happy things might be easier than expected.
I do hope, however, that any option to use the speaker of the 5600 will be pursued -- I am ready to be tester for this along with anything else.
I would expect the GUI to have (some of) these controls:
* a Power-On/Off button
* a Mute button
* Automatic/Manual Tuning start-button
* a Volume button
* a couple of Presets buttons and an option to store presets
* an option to set the frequency (range) for the US/Europe/Japan
A sliding ruler to visualize the tuning and allow for manual adjustment might be nice, but in no way mandatory. A digital-clock-type frequency counter might be enough.
cardctl ident returns on 5600 with OZ-3.5.3
Product info: "Stereo", "FM Card", "Demo"
Manfid: 0x02c1, 0x2000
Function: 254 ((null))
QUOTE(chyang @ Jun 6 2005, 07:25 PM)
Oops, It seems that my hardware is different from the Ambicom's one, in spite of they do come from the same designer: ProLink, but it seems that mine is FM201, while the Ambicom's is FM203.
Any WinXP usage report? Can you guys use Ambicom's card function correctly? Even after hack the inf part, which made the driver work with my FM201, it seems that it doesn't function correctly.
It seems that I need to buy a new one in US.
I don't know about the differences with the Prolink Card, and I do not have XP.
However under Win2K with the drivers on the enclosed CD the card works well (only the sensitivity is a bit low and the GUI is quite ugly.)
I bought mine new and unopened on EBay for about $25. Unfortunately, currently there are no offerings. I'd suggest you ask offroadgeek to send you one of his as he kindly offered.
Hmm, let's get started then!