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My data is not being stored in the SQLite database

I just finished processing an acoustic dataset from SoundTraps, and when I opened the SQLite database that I created, it appears blank for my Whistle and Moan detector, LTSA and Noise Band Monitor. ...
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How to synchronize two independent soundtraps working as part of the same hydrophone array?

I am going to carry out a series of surveys in Peru for which I plan to tow two soundtraps inserted in the same towfish. They will be separated by approximately 50 cm so I want to use them to extract ...
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How do I format EVO 256GB and 512 GB using the SoundTrap ST600 software?

When I put a new SD card in the soundtrap, the software gives me IO error i have try to format it according to the user's manual but when I insert this new card, the software doesn't react. This doesn'...
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SoundTrap is not appearing in ST Host

I recently plugged in a ST600 into my computer, and it would not show up in ST Host. I followed the instructions (removed the batteries and ST cards) to troubleshoot the issue as outlined in the ...
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ST600 recording issues - files created but no sounds

We just got two st600s back from the field and the data is really really quiet - it appeared to have recorded but it's almost as if the hydrophone wasn't connected and it's just fuzz. These were brand ...
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How to export "filtered play" audio only on RavenPro

So I'm using RavenPro to analyse recordings from hydrophones in the indian ocean and trying to export sound clips of humpback whale calls but I wanted to know if there is a way to export filtered ...
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Replace Hydrophones on ST500?

We have 2 x ST500s with hydrophone issues. One recorded static on a 4-month deployment (heartbreaking) and the other had a bite taken out of it (made for a good recording). I'm wondering whether it's ...
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ST600 Rechargable batteries problems

Our RA in the field is deploying Soundtrap ST600s with the recommended Panasonic 18650 batteries that Ocean Instruments recommends (not easy to get hold of). She has charged the batteries fully, but ...
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SoundTrap 300HF Download Problem

We have had problems downloading several ST300HFs. Specifically, 7/10 hydrophones have the same problem, one of which was deployed in a different area and uploaded onto a different computer. The ...
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SoundTrap 4300 CH1 Faint Signal & Banding

We have collected 2 channeled recordings from two different ST4300 units, and more recently we have noticed that the signal in CH1 looks really weak. This has occurred in most but not all new ...
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How do you prevent the circuit card from rattling inside a ST600/640 hydrophone recorder?

The long circuit board in the ST600/640 hydrophone recorders can rattle if the case moves rapidly, like on a struming cable.
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Meaning of ST500 Battery LED indicator

I'm charging up 2 ST500s for an upcoming deployment. They're both plugged in to a wall charger. Originally the LED light was solid blue, and is now slow blinking for both - but I can't find any ...
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Trouble reading ST600 data

We have a ST600 STD that was deployed for a period of 3months. We recently retrieved it and are unable to read the data from the device. When connected it just shows a red light. Internally and ...
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Success using 512GB SD cards in ST600s?

Has anyone successfully used 512 GB SD cards in the Soundtrap 600s? The spec sheet says it can take up to 4 of the 512 GB cards, but curious on the success rate of these vs the smaller 256 GB ones. ...
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SoundTrap SUD extracting

At the moment we are processing large amounts of SUD files. Now we are using SoundTrap Host to extract the SUD files. I would like to be able to extract the SUD files using python (or if that is not ...
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Is the actual SoundTrap 500HF file start time the one in the filename or the one listed in the log.xml file?

I am finding it is consistently 1 second later in the log file WavFileHandler SamplingStartTimeLocal="2022-06-02T12:10:09" for the file named: 5381.220602121008.wav Which is the correct one?...
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How to automatically ignore sections of sound files - crop wav files before processing or manipulate database after?

I am processing a large amount of SoundTrap data in PAMGuard. In some cases, the calibration tones were enabled during data collection, meaning they appear at the beginning of each sound file, and ...
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Soundtrap unexpected change from continuous to short duty cycle recordings

I am working with Soundtrap 4300s and noticed that the recording was interrupted towards the end of the deployment/recording period. The recorders were set to continuous recording at a high sample ...
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SoundTrap ST600 click detector for delphinids and porpoises

We are deploying a number of SoundTrap ST600s and are currently trying to determine the best parameters for the click detector. We are most likely to encounter Harbour Porpoise and Bottlenose Dolphins,...
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Does the Soundtrap clock drift vary in different environments (temperature)?

Clock drift can lead to a desynchronization between clocks over time, and apparently, this clock drift can vary according to the environment/temperature according to this Wikipedia article. Has anyone ...
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Uncalibrated results and non-recognition of timestamp with Meta function of PAMGuide in R

I need to calculate calibrated soundscape metrics for 2 months continuous recordings made with SoundTraps HF600, so I thougth about using PAMGuide (Merchant et al. 2015). I've tried using the Meta ...
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How can you incorporate the hydrophone calibration in Avisoft?

I am stuck in being able to calibrate the avisoft. I have a soundtrap Hf300 and I'm not sure how to insert the data into the avisoft calibration. Any advice? Thanks All the best
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Can you have SoundTrap recorders as carry-on luggage in a plane?

I will be travelling in the field by plane with a SoundTrap recorder and its hydrophone. It will be an international flight (USA to Canada) with Air Canada. I am planning to take this as a carry on ...
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safety protocol for working with flooded housing with lithium batteries

As noted by others here, there have been occasions where recorder housings flood, and this can lead to damage to the lithium batteries. We are looking to develop safety protocol in case this happens ...
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SoundTrap calibration at high frequencies

SoundTraps, like all high frequency recorders, are highly unlikely to have a flat frequency response. Although there is some calibration information at 250 Hz from the manufacturer this will not ...
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SoundTrap 500 Data recovery

We have 2 ST500s both of which seem to have developed hardware issues (battery maybe). I've tried charging them directly by connecting to a wall charger but the blue light does not go off (24hrs+). It ...
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How to correctly input SoundTraps calibration data in PAMGuard for accurate noise measurements?

I am working with data from 3 different HF500 SoundTraps. To compare noise levels across stations, I would like to calibrate the measurements using the calibration values provided by the manufacturer. ...
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Why is my SoundTrap 640 being read as a SoundTrap 600 in the host software?

When prepping some SoundTrap 640s for deployment, I noticed in the ST host software that a couple 640s were being read as SoundTrap 600s. In the 'Status' window on the right of the software, it no ...
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Problems with SoundTrap 500s

Has anyone else experienced issues with SoundTrap 500s? Two of mine stopped recording early. One had a battery issue, but the other issue went undiagnosed.
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