Page Type: REFERENCE
Whenever changes are made to the Rangecast configuration on a PC -- including adding, removing, or renaming any scanner or VOX sender -- this process must be followed to ensure that various configuration settings and reference information is correct.
The Rangecast ID of a sender or scanner is a three-part value (e.g. hubname-10-A).
* On the configuration screen, "sender rows" are the rows containing three yellow boxes. Rows that do not have such boxes (including the bottom row on the display, with three brown boxes) are not sender rows.
* On each sender row, the Rangecast ID is the contents of three yellow text-entry boxes. For example, if the three boxes contain "hubname", "10", "A" then the Rangecast ID on that row is "hubname-10-A".
1. Reboot the PC.
2. Observe whether a Windows username and/or password is required to use the PC. If so, make a note of this information. (If Windows asks for a password only, a default username will be displayed - record this username.)
3. Observe whether the Rangecast sender software launches automatically after the reboot (without manual action, without entering a Windows username/password.) Make a note of this information (yes/no)
4. If the Rangecast software has automatically started, wait until it has started to launch individual feeds, then stop the software
[FAQ-1088] How to stop Rangecast software on a feed site PC (temporary stop, not decommission)
Rangecast software on a feed site PC includes a "watchdog" process that monitors for software faults, and may automatically relaunch the software if it is not closed correctly. The correct way to stop Rangecast is to click the Rangecast icon, and then press the Stop button.
[FAQ-1092] Format of PC identification (Location Note) on Configuration screen
A short name is associated with each PC, to help identify that PC within the a hub. The maximum length of a name is 16 characters. Recommended content includes (a) city location (e.g. 'Norfolk VA'), (b) facility (e.g. 'studio', 'tower'), (c) distinguishing features within a group of co-located scanners (e.g. 'VHF'), (d) if multiple PCs would be similarly described, a numerical ID (e.g. '2'). Care must be taken to ensure the text does not exceed 16 characters, as this is not enforced in the user interface. City names may often need to be abbreviated due to space constraints. For space efficiency, the name of the hub should generally not be included. This text is always reported along with the Rangecast ID of a sender (which includes the hub name), so text is only needed to supply additional information, such as a description of the geographical location or particular PC unit.
[FAQ-1091] Special Settings parameter on PC feed site configuration screen
Special Settings is a field on the PC feed site configuration screen for customizing various aspects of software features and performance. Commands entered here may affect all audio sources on the PC, or be directed to a specific scanner or audio source.
[FAQ-1093] How to verify LogMeIn settings on a feed site PC
LogMeIn is a Windows application that provides remote desktop access so Rangecast can maintain feed site PCs, and should be installed on feed site PCs. Most settings (LMI account, LMI name for the PC, and online status) can be verified from the LogMeIn Control Panel, accessed via the Start Menu.
To complete this quality assurance, you will need the following information:
* If scanners should be attached to the PC: A list of scanners that should be attached to the PC (listed by Rangecast ID)
* If there are any other audio sources routed through this PC: A list of the Rangecast ID associated with these sources (note: these are "VOX senders")
* For any scanners that are not presently operational (either by choice, or due to a technical problem), an estimate of whether the outage is short-term (likely to be repaired within a month) or long-term.