Re: PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio


Don Woodward
 

I verified the mute button on the headset by listening to my own audio in the Windows sound device. 

The MIC has been unmuted the whole time.

73's

Don W.
KD4APP


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Simon Brown via groups.io <simon@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio
 

I have a Logitech microphone I bought while in Finland, was in my office there, had a spare day and wanted to talk with Peter PH1PH (SK) about Ham Radio Deluxe. Must have been circa 2005.

 

Anyway, it has a mute button.

 

Also the input level in the Sound Control panel could be set to 0.

 

Or something.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of jdow
Sent: 25 May 2022 08:06
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

Multiple sound cards or inputs and the microphone setting is to the wrong one? I have a USB card with both mic and line inputs. Which one works seems to be an item of chance.

{o.o}

On 20220524 22:14:30, Simon Brown wrote:

Nah,

 

We’re not getting data from the microphone I think, logfile will show what’s happening.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of jdow
Sent: 25 May 2022 06:03
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

Um, er, it might right there staring him in his face, among all the odd settings. He's about 4 kHz off calibration; his audio is muted so of course he will hear nothing; he has gain set to maximum and video gain set to -30; he is set to full duplex (try simplex, make it work, then try duplex if needed); TX side has gains maxed out (overload can produce odd effects); RF bandwidth is a tad small for WX broadcasts; and I lost interest looking for more. (I have noticed that out of a fairly narrow band of Visual Gain settings the radio will blank. That suggests me Video Gain is not really only a gain for the spectrum related displays.

He should try 12 kHz bandwidth. It will sound better. (He should NEVER try to transmit on that frequency. Never Never Never. I hope he didn't try it.) NOAA broadcasts are a wide NFM rather than the narrower deviation hams and many other services use. Channels are 25 kHz.

Is his antenna connected to RX or TX side? Is he set to use Pluto's AGC? (I don't trust it. Is there a strong signal out of his display range that is suppressing Pluto's gain?)

Is he set to NFM?

Simon, you might do some good to place current mode and IF bandwidth down in the status bar.

{o.o}

On 20220524 12:19:19, Simon Brown wrote:

Agreed. I see the audio’s muted. Try a broadcast station using BFM – 88 to 108MHz, start with a greater bandwidth.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Woodward
Sent: 24 May 2022 17:03
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

See attached.

 

There is a very strong National Weather Service transmitter 7.5 miles from me on 162.500 - not even seeing it.

 

73's

 

Don W.

KD4APP


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Simon Brown via groups.io <simon@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:29 AM
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

Don,

 

For goodness sake – screenshots! Show us what you’re doing, need to see the radio part of the receive panel.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Woodward
Sent: 24 May 2022 16:15
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

Well I decided to update the Pluto firmware to 0.34 - now I am not receiving anything in SDR Console on the Pluto - for comparison I connected a RTLSDR and it's working fine.

 

BTW, the original issue was with TX audio from the Pluto being garbled - RX audio was always fine.  Also when I send the tone it was always fine on the other radio, I was monitoring both it on.

 

Advice on how to proceed?

 

73's

 

Don W.

KD4APP

 

 


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Simon Brown via groups.io <simon@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:44 AM
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

Hi,

 

  1. PlutoPlus – first time I’ve seen this, I know it exists but you’re the first I’ve encountered using it.
  2. On the top right of your screenshot there’s an Auto button – press it see we can see the waterfall better and know what you’re trying to demodulate.
  3. Try offset tuning – don’t have the signal you want to demodulate in the center of the display, there may be a spur there (I think this is the case).
  4. In the Receive panel on the left:
    1. Close the audio display window – not needed (click the button next to the audio level a few times).
    2. Scroll down so we can see the Radio settings, I expect this is the problem, gains need adjusting.
  1. We’ll find the problem!

 

I’ve attached a screenshot of a Pluto rev B – you see the Radio panel on the left and Transmit spectrum on the right.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Woodward
Sent: 24 May 2022 01:33
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

See attached.

 

73's

 

Don W.

KD4APP

 


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Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 8:26 PM
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

 

complete and unedited Screen shot using the screenshot tool will be most beneficial for us to help you. 

Especially taken when it is acting up. There’s an important bar graph meter in the lower ribbon bar that will probably leave us to some conclusion.

73 Kriss KA1GJU


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