I recently took part on the SW pilot for the BCT's British Bat survey - https://www.bats.org.uk/our-work/national-bat-monitoring-programme/british-bat-survey
To setup the AM's used for the BBS, a "Chime" consisting of 4 notes was played from a device (phone .. etc) and this configured the AM. https://www.bats.org.uk/our-work/national-bat-monitoring-programme/british-bat-survey/configure-your-audiomoth
I "assume" this was done with some custom firmware?, waiting for specific tones? As I suspect that just 4 notes cannot carry all the config. info needed? Can anyone confirm?
Just asking, as being able to re-configure a AM in the field, with just a phone was very useful.
Yes, it does. For our original deployment of AudioMoth to search for the New Forest cicada we used an Android app to log the serial number of the AudioMoth and to record the location with the GPS. However, support for the appropriate USB protocol wasn't continued. Audio configuration makes things a lot easier.
Many thanks for the reply Alex, good news on the config app! Does this mean a Android and iOS one way version of the config app might possible??
Hi, Yes, we are probably going to use this in a future version of the configuration app. You can't read back data which is a bit of a limitation but for one way data transmission it is very reliable.The data is actually played at 18kHz in the background of the chime so we can send a lot more data. The chime was composed by Martyn Harry who is a Professor of Composition at the University of Oxford. Alex