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      1 comment  ·  General AA9PW.com Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

      Hi Bond,

      Thanks for getting in touch - I must have missed the email but I'll check to see why that is. In terms of the missing audio, I would check to make sure the iPad doesn't have the mute switch turned on - that is the usual issue here. Give that a try and let me know if that solves the problem or not.

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        1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi there,

        Its likely that this is actually coming from the particular newsfeed itself, rather than from HamMorse. These types of ‘HTML Entities’ (https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp) are quite common as a way to encode certain symbols in HTML and browsers know what to do with them, however, I suspect Ham Morse is just taking the entity’s text string from the feed and using it as it is. It would be possible to implement something that checks for these types of things and converts them back to the appropriate character. I’ll add this to the ‘to do’ list and see what I can do.

        Simon, AA9PW

        Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

        Hi there,

        Its likely that this is actually coming from the particular newsfeed itself, rather than from HamMorse. These types of 'HTML Entities' (https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp) are quite common as a way to encode certain symbols in HTML and browsers know what to do with them, however, I suspect Ham Morse is just taking the entity's text string from the feed and using it as it is. It would be possible to implement something that checks for these types of things and converts them back to the appropriate character. I'll add this to the 'to do' list and see what I can do.

        Simon, AA9PW

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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

          Hi Scott,

          Does this happen with all the News Feeds? Some of them are not working correctly and it is on my to-do list to edit the list of New sources so they all work again. Try Sports Illustrated or Scientific American as test cases - they should work correctly and will at least let us know if its the App as a whole or selected News feeds.

          Simon, AA9PW

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            1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

            Hi Jeff,

            Have you checked to make sure the mute switch isnt on - that's the usual culprit in these cases. Give that a try and it that's not what's going on let me know and we'll go from there.

            Simon, AA9PW.

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              1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

              Hi there, sorry you are having this trouble with the audio - my first thought is have you tried the mute button on the side of the phone? This is often the culprit in these situations. If that doesn't resolve things, let me know and we'll go from there.

              Simon.

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                1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                Hi there, sorry you are having this trouble with the audio. The app should work fine on iOS7 so my first thought is have you tried the mute switch on the side of the phone? This is often the culprit in these situations. If that doesn't resolve things, let me know and we'll go from there.

                Simon.

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                  1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                  Hi there, sorry you are having this trouble with the audio - my first thought is have you tried the mute button on the side of the phone? This is often the culprit in these situations. If that doesnt resolve things, let me know and we'll go from there.

                  Simon.

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                    1 comment  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                    Hi Bob,

                    The current version of Ham Morse should be compatible back to iOS 4.2 so you can replace the expiring beta test version you have with the current version from the app store and it should work fine.

                    If this turns out not to be the case, please let me know and we'll figure something out.

                    Best,

                    Simon, AA9PW

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                      4 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                      Great! Let me know how it goes.

                      Simon.

                      Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                      Hi Barry,

                      Actually no, you will be in good shape very soon. I have been working on releasing an update to the app that is backwards compatible to 4.2 and its just about ready to go, I have one more bug to fix and then I will submit it to the app store.

                      If you want to give me a hand testing this version on your iPod before it goes out, please follow this link for more info: http://bit.ly/m66o8g

                      Simon, AA9PW.

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                        3 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                        Hi MIke,

                        Sorry to hear you are having problems with Ham Morse, can you let me know a bit more about your iPhone (model and version of iOS would be great) and what isn't working with the app? I have had sporadic reports of no audio on new installs on iOS5.1 and I'm working with some folks to fix that - if this is the case, I can fix you up with a version that works while the update is being finished up. If its something different, let me know as much as you can about what is working and what isnt working and we'll go from there. Simon.

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                          4 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                          Hi David,

                          First things first - check that the Mute switch is not turned on and the volume is turned up - it sounds simple but this has been the cause of this problem on a number of occasions in the past. :)

                          Assuming the simple solution doesn't work, on the settings page, move the "Volume" slider all the way to the right (to 100%) and see if that makes any difference.

                          If that doesn't help, quit out of the application (press the home button twice to show the icons of the currently open apps at the bottom of the screen, touch and hold the icon for ham morse until it 'wiggles', then touch the X to close the app.) and then restart and see if that helps.

                          If there is no luck there, try deleting the app from your iPad and reinstalling - to delete: touch and hold the HamMorse icon on the main screen of your ipad until it wiggles, click the X to delete the app, confirm that you want to delete the app and all its settings. Once the app is gone, reinstall from iTunes or by re-downloading from the App Store (you should not be charged again, it should know that you have already purchased the app and give you the option to re-download onto your iPad). Once the app is back on your iPad, fire it up and see if you have audio again.

                          Let me know if any of these solve the problem, if not we'll keep on searching.

                          Simon.

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                            10 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I would welcome thoughts on how this might work. It seems to me that you could do this by having the keyboard appear so you could type along to copy the code as it is played. This could conceivably be scored in real time or after the fact to give some feedback on your copying skills.

                            My hesitation for this is that given the tendency for iPhone typing to be not quite as precise as typing on a keyboard plus the autocorrection features, I wonder if the typing would be the slow step, as compared to your ability to copy the code…? At least if you are writing on paper then you are much less likely to mis-type or get ‘incorrectly autocorrected’.

                            I could see this working for shorter passages of text or individual letters, however. I would welcome ideas and thoughts on how best to do something like this.

                            Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                            Hi Roger,

                            Thanks for your excellent ideas. I agree that bluetooth keyboards are a good way to do this, particularly on the smaller iPod/iPhone. Similarly, having the ability to measure and track progress within the app is a must-have to make the best use of the Koch and this will also open up a bunch of other options that I have been wanting to try.

                            I should say that the app does not yet officially support the iPad in that there is no full size iPad interface yet, though other than bug fixes, that is at the top of the to do list right now. I think with that extra space it should be eminently possible to allow text entry. The autocorrect feature can be turned off as required so that will not be a problem.

                            In terms of visually comparing what was correct vs incorrect, do you have any thoughts on how you might like that to look?

                            Simon, AA9PW.

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                              2 comments  ·  HamMorse iPhone App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                              Hi Jerel,

                              Thanks for the question. The equals sign is the representation of 'BT' (dah-di-di-di-dah) which is the standard 'end of sentence' character. When you see it on Ham Morse and in just about every CW conversation (unless you are talking about mathematics) its used to indicate the end of a sentence or phrase of text. It is a bit unwieldy at first but you will quickly get used to the sound. When I hear it I either start a new line or put a slash in my written copy to let me know where the end of the sentence came.

                              I hope that helps.

                              Simon, AA9PW

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                                planned  ·  1 comment  ·  General AA9PW.com Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Adminsimon.twigger (Admin, AA9PW) commented  · 

                                This sounds like a great idea, I should be able to add this in without too much problem so I will add it to the to-do list.

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