Just downloaded version 379 to my system. Win 7 - 64 bit with
I am experiencing an attempt of the software to load but it never
completes loading. I get the little 'I'm loading icon' (small turning
circle) which goes continuously. It eventually stops and the console
screen goes 'gray' making it unusable and leaves an error message
indicating need to shut down.
My first attempt to use the program resulted in actual audio response
from a local station without even having the console 'turned on'.
Following that, I rebooted my system to see if it would solve the
issues. No it did not... in fact after the re-boot I cannot get the
console to play at all and the original sound has disappeared as well.
I have attempted to reload the program five times now with the same
I experienced not of these issues with the prior version "377 beta"...
I never tried the version "378 beta."
On 8/11/2010 10:40 AM, joni_ellen wrote:
I get the latest Console and start installing it in my old Dell laptop
While starting to install, the SDR-IQ all of the sudden dies! The red
overload light comes on and the yellow 'pulse' light quits pulsing. (A
hardware problem... Not a Console problem!)
Trying a number of workarounds to get the SDR-IQ going again (long
story) I plug the SDR-IQ directly into the laptop rather than the USB
expander box and it comes back alive. Well that is great! (read more
I launch Simon's new software and it works great 'right out of the
box'. No problems with lock-up or freeze. Everything works and looks
good. After fooling around with the refresh rates and some of the
nerdier settings in the software the CPU load consistently is running
less than 20%. Sync AM audio sounds really great.... and that's coming
out of my lap top speakers!
Adjustable waterfall refresh rate is super... audio buffer adjustment
and latency are more than acceptable for me. Selectable S meter is
wonderful. Haven't had a chance to try digital but the CW filtering and
adjustment at first glance seems to be as good if not better than my
FT-950. Audio spectrum window really helps with narrowing the filter.
Only problems I see with a fairly brief session are:
1. It still need a knob! ;-) Tuning seems a bit clunky to me from a
human interface point of view.
2. The font in the center of the audio spectrum window doesn't scale
properly and overlaps itself at times. (I'll post a screen shot if you
really need it). I think a couple of other screens have this problem
too but this is just a minor thing that can be looked at when time
Not too shabby for a pre-Beta Kit! Thanks Simon.
Also loaded the latest HRD too. Gotta keep up to date.
Getting updated software is as much fun as opening presents on
NOW about that SDR-IQ problem... As I was powering down the computer I
noticed that the pilot light on the USB expander went out when the
computer shut off..... Dumb me! Looks like the wall wart that powers
the expander had fallen out of the wall socket and the expander just
didn't have enough power to run the SDR-IQ.