Re: Performance of the new RSPdx
Dale Elshoff WB8CJW <dale.elshoff@...>
I used SDR Console at first but now I find SDRUno is more stable on my old I5, 8GB, 2.4GHz. laptop. My pc is under powered for SDRC running the RSPdx even though cpu usage is lower it would often crash or lock-up often requiring a complete reboot to recover then it would run for a while and randomly lock-up, especially listening to FM broadcast or if some change were made to a menu item - gain, etc. I would prefer to use SDRC but I need to upgrade my computer at some point before I can.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Yes, SDRUno is a bit intimidating at first. Sort of like the control panel scene in the movie Airplane! but hey, a lot of control is visible and at hand without having to hunt through menus. I tend to have programs run full screen anyway so I don't have to squint as much to see things. I like having easy access to the memory panel that automatically sorts by frequency and just a Ctrl+S saves the current VFO frequency.
I was playing with the scanner last night for the first time and it is really quite outstanding. Set a start and stop frequency, step amount, hold time, threshold and even scan to the memory panel and save as a separate file. If there is some frequency in the list you don't want then a "lockout" can be inserted to skip it.
Since the RSPdx has three antenna input connectors any external antenna switching isn't a problem now - it's automatic. Each stored memory item retains which antenna was set to use, A, B or C. Antenna 'A' (SMA) selects my attic 2M beam which is good for the aircraft bands that start at about 118 MHz. thru the weather radio broadcast at 162.55. 'B' (SMA) is my 70cm ATV antenna with a switched 1200 MHz. loop Yagi beam and 'C' (BNC <200 MHz.) is my G5RV which surprisingly I can hear WWV-Boulder on 60 kHz. quite well with this rig and several beacons in the 200 to 400 kHz. area.
The filters are very good, adjustable squelch for all modes and the RSPdx has a myriad of controls available for the user to tweak 'til their heart is content. Obviously I like this little metal box I got for Christmas!
73, Dale WB8CJW
On 1/26/2020 1:57 AM, Bill Walch wrote: