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  1. #1
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    Alarm Clock - Two alarms for the price of one...

    I'd like to effect an auto change of radio station by setting "alarm 2" to override "alarm 1" after say 15 minutes - e.g. "alarm 1" wakes me gently to the news at 6.45, then "alarm 2" turns on a music station 15 minutes later which kicks me into action and out of bed. I know I could use the remote as I'm already awake but I'm hoping this can be automated.

    It seems the alarm behaviour is programmed to permit a second alarm to sound only after the first alarm has run its course, which appears to be a default one hour or presumably if it's turned off manually.

    If "alarm 2" is set earlier than the default 1 hour all that happens is "alarm 1" is simply turned off. This is odd to my way of thinking because it indicates recognition that a second alarm is set but fails to complete the full process by turning the second station on.

    I'm using radio stations set within favourites so I know the issue is not about a non-connecting stream.

    Does anybody have any suggestions or know whether a plug-in exists that will allow me to achieve the desired behaviour?

  2. #2
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    To me player status and alarms don't mix too well.
    Have you tried piling up 3 alarms instead of 2 ?
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  3. #3
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    I hadn't but I like the suggestion. I'll give it a try and let you know the outcome.

  4. #4
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    Quick test carried out - it works!

    Alarm 2 switches off, one minute later Alarm 3 turns back on.

    A quirk I'm more than happy to live with.

    Many thanks epoch1970 for your lateral thinking.

  5. #5
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    You can also set the timeout minutes. Set alarm 2 to come on one minute after alarm 1 has timed out.

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