Re: Audio volume level passed to apps lower than expected
The waterfall and spectrum are upstream from the AGC function in the DSP panel. I'm not the one to ask for the particulars but I would guess that the AGC is part of the demodulator function. Some SDRs do have a hardware AGC function as well but that is not what is being controlled in the DSP panel of SDRC.
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Frank O'Donnell K6FOD <gio@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:31 PM
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Audio volume level passed to apps lower than expected
Thanks, Tony. I see that when I have AGC off, the gain slider in that section had been set to minimum. Moving that slider up and down doesn't affect the RF signal level as seen in the waterfall or dBm meter. However, it does significantly affect the audio output level, and by moving it up I get a strong input level in the apps receiving audio from SDR Console. So problem solved -- thanks again!
Just so I understand this, am I right in thinking that the AGC slider acts at the IF stage? Thus it doesn't affect RF levels reported, but will affect the audio output since that's downstream? Also -- it appears that it doesn't affect levels as recorded in I/Q .wav files, which I gather are taken before the IF stage?