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Re: Portable SDR covering SW

Gary Sargent
 

Several people have described using a Windows 10 tablet with good results over on the SDR Play SDR Uno Facebook group. Mentioned was using the Nuvision & Winbook .. that are very similar to the RCA. If you get a Window 10 tablet make sure it has at least 2 gb of ram … much more usable than just 1 gb.

 

Ke8wo


Re: SDRc Stalls during opening

Simon Brown
 

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of n0kk@...
Sent: 14 October 2017 18:35
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] SDRc Stalls during opening

 

Recently had SDRC V3 up and running..was working great!
Then it began to lock up when opening.I cant get past screen with satellite image..
Ive uninstalled and reinstalled several times w/o success.
Ideas anyone?
Kirk, N0KK


SDRc Stalls during opening

Kirk, N0KK
 

Recently had SDRC V3 up and running..was working great!
Then it began to lock up when opening.I cant get past screen with satellite image..
Ive uninstalled and reinstalled several times w/o success.
Ideas anyone?
Kirk, N0KK


Re: Portable SDR covering SW

Siegfried Jackstien
 

for portable rfi hunting (and finding weather sondes) i use my rf explorer

does not have a waterfall but it is a nice small spectrum analyer with direct db readout (can be switche between dbuv and dbm) ...

depending on installed rf module work for shortwave, vhf, uhf, 2.4 gig or 5.8 gig ....

i do not know how well it works in lf and mw band ... but i am guessing for noise hunting you can use it with a small loop (maybe add a preamp to the loop if signals are small)

dgbfc sigi



Am 13.10.2017 um 17:59 schrieb Dave Cole:

Hi,

I am looking for a portable SDR, which covers HF.  I need it to be small, self contained, battery powered etc.  I want to take it around while looking for RFI.

Short of building one using a Raspberry Pi, does anyone know of a commercial one available?  Or, of a Raspberry Pi project which includes a 3D printed case which holds everything, display, battery etc?

I do RFI hunting for the local club, and want to redo the portable SDR I have now, which is a Raspberry Pi, and sort of strung together.  I want one that is all in one case...


Re: : [SDR-Radio] ARRL Handbook 2018 - Front Cover SDR Console

Simon Brown
 

Got it on Thursday or Friday. Ordered the ARRL 2018 Handbook from the RSGB bookshop.

 

 

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Sent: 14 October 2017 15:29
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Subject: : [SDR-Radio] ARRL Handbook 2018 - Front Cover SDR Console

 

Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor

Keith

Cornwall

 

Mail coach still changing horses at Jamaica Inn on Exmoor...It will get to the west eventually.

Mike


: [SDR-Radio] ARRL Handbook 2018 - Front Cover SDR Console

KEITH <kjwhite301@...>
 

Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor
Keith
Cornwall
 
Mail coach still changing horses at Jamaica Inn on Exmoor...It will get to the west eventually.

Mike
_._,_._,_
 


Re: Portable SDR covering SW

N2MS
 

Dave,

I forgot to mention it comes with a rotatable loopstick antenna for the LF and MF bands. The loopstick came in handy tracking down a noise source in the LF band. I nulled it and traced it to a Verizon enclosure.

Mike N2MS

On October 14, 2017 at 10:01 AM MICHAEL ST ANGELO <mstangelo@...> wrote:


Dave,

After I posted this I realized you were probably looking for a waterfall.

However, I find this radio handy in tracking noise sources. It is lightweight, doesn't consume much power.

Mike N2MS


On October 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:


OMG that is cute! I will be getting one of those! It unfortunately
won't do for my RF location, as I want a waterfall, which I failed to
mention in my first post... But that radio is just too cute! Thanks
for mentioning it!

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 10/13/2017 11:59 AM, n2msqrp wrote:
Dave,


Have you checked out the GP-5 radio? It is based on the Silcon Labs Si4734:


<https://countycomm.com/collections/whats-new/products/countycomm-gp-5-ssb-general-purpose-radio>


Mike N2MS

On October 13, 2017 at 1:59 PM Dave Cole wrote:


Hi,

I am looking for a portable SDR, which covers HF. I need it to be
small, self contained, battery powered etc. I want to take it around
while looking for RFI.

Short of building one using a Raspberry Pi, does anyone know of a
commercial one available? Or, of a Raspberry Pi project which includes
a 3D printed case which holds everything, display, battery etc?

I do RFI hunting for the local club, and want to redo the portable SDR I
have now, which is a Raspberry Pi, and sort of strung together. I want
one that is all in one case...
--
73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net
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Re: Portable SDR covering SW

N2MS
 

Dave,

After I posted this I realized you were probably looking for a waterfall.

However, I find this radio handy in tracking noise sources. It is lightweight, doesn't consume much power.

Mike N2MS

On October 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:


OMG that is cute! I will be getting one of those! It unfortunately
won't do for my RF location, as I want a waterfall, which I failed to
mention in my first post... But that radio is just too cute! Thanks
for mentioning it!

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 10/13/2017 11:59 AM, n2msqrp wrote:
Dave,


Have you checked out the GP-5 radio? It is based on the Silcon Labs Si4734:


<https://countycomm.com/collections/whats-new/products/countycomm-gp-5-ssb-general-purpose-radio>


Mike N2MS

On October 13, 2017 at 1:59 PM Dave Cole wrote:


Hi,

I am looking for a portable SDR, which covers HF. I need it to be
small, self contained, battery powered etc. I want to take it around
while looking for RFI.

Short of building one using a Raspberry Pi, does anyone know of a
commercial one available? Or, of a Raspberry Pi project which includes
a 3D printed case which holds everything, display, battery etc?

I do RFI hunting for the local club, and want to redo the portable SDR I
have now, which is a Raspberry Pi, and sort of strung together. I want
one that is all in one case...
--
73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net
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Re: What modes are available through serial ports connection?

martin m3ghe
 

Simon good to know it is a possibility. When you get a chance it would be well appreciated, please stick a post it on your monitor. Second thoughts if you did that I doubt you would see your monitors after a week.

Martin


FFW/FRW not working (playing back Perseus files in V3)

Bjarne Mjelde
 

I am playing back a chained Perseus file while the loop is selected on Navigator. FFW and FRW both send me back to the start of the loop instead of 5 seconds forwards or backwards, so effectively I can't FFF and FRW within the loop.
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Re: What modes are available through serial ports connection?

Simon Brown
 

Well,

 

I can add more MD options – but not right now. This would have to be in the Program Options – supported extended FM modes. Easy to do.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

 

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of martin m3ghe
Sent: 14 October 2017 10:45
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Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] What modes are available through serial ports connection?

 

Okay I can see that when reading the 'MD' status NFM, WFM and BFM all return 'MD4' which is FM. So I suppose the question shouldn't be how do we select BFM but how do we change the bandwidth of FM to be wide enough for BFM?

Martin
m3ghe

 


Re: What modes are available through serial ports connection?

martin m3ghe
 

Okay I can see that when reading the 'MD' status NFM, WFM and BFM all return 'MD4' which is FM. So I suppose the question shouldn't be how do we select BFM but how do we change the bandwidth of FM to be wide enough for BFM?

Martin
m3ghe
 


What modes are available through serial ports connection?

martin m3ghe
 

Simon in relation to V3 which modes are available through the 'Serial Ports for CAT control' connection program. You state it uses the TS-2000 protocol, so does it mean that the only modes available would be those that the TS-2000 has it's self?
Reason for asking this is that although the main program has modes like BFM and WFM they don't appear to be available using the Serial Port Connection program. 

Martin
m3ghe


Re: Noise Blanker Wideband

Leif Asbrink
 

Hello Pierre,

Maybe you could make a wideband recording available?
I think there is a chance that the Linrad noise blanker
can manage this problem better.

I can provide a FTP site where you could upload.

Regards

Leif



On Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:27:57 -0700
pierrebln78@... wrote:

Hi,
the noise blanker seems to work, unfortunately the signal is distorted.
when I switch to the knobs to get the spikes off, only distortions come out of the loudspeaker


Re: Moral support for the immense work of G4ELI Simon

vincent
 

boy me eyed are getting bad, meant unconditional 

Vincent


Re: Moral support for the immense work of G4ELI Simon

vincent
 

I second that, as a inconditional American fan!
Vincent


Re: Noise Blanker Wideband

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

You must reduce the level otherwise you will get distortion.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

 

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Sent: 13 October 2017 11:28
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Subject: [SDR-Radio] Noise Blanker Wideband

 

Hi,
the noise blanker seems to work, unfortunately the signal is distorted.
when I switch to the knobs to get the spikes off, only distortions come out of the loudspeaker

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Re: ARRL Handbook 2018 - Front Cover SDR Console

Larry Dighera
 

No Need to wait for RadCom. See it firsthand here:
http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbook-2018-Hardcover/


On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:21:03 +0100, "Simon Brown"
<simon@...> wrote:

Woot!



RadCom not made it down here yet. I seem to remember someone (American) asking if they could put a screenshot on a book or something – memory’s a tad woolly at the moment.



Simon Brown, G4ELI



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Subject: [SDR-Radio] ARRL Handbook 2018 - Front Cover SDR Console



Got the latest RSGB RadCom magazine today and there is an ad for the 2018 ARRL Handbook complete with front cover shot.
Nice to see that a SDR-Console screenshot takes pride of place.

Many congrats Simon

Mike G4KXQ

<https://static.dxengineering.com/global/images/prod/xlarge/arr-0710_xl.jpg?rep=False>


Noise Blanker Wideband

pierrebln78@...
 

Hi,
the noise blanker seems to work, unfortunately the signal is distorted.
when I switch to the knobs to get the spikes off, only distortions come out of the loudspeaker


Re: Portable SDR covering SW

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Thanks, I will take a look at that tablet... I am trying to get away from several modules I have to carry around...

I used to use a Yaesu FT-817ND, which just hung from my neck... I want back to something like that only with an SDR waterfall...

It is amazing to turn a loop, nulling out just one single RFI source, while others don't dip as much... Makes for easy RFI hunts...

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 10/13/2017 12:19 PM, Gary Sargent wrote:
Maybe consider an RCA Cambio 2 in 1 tablet / laptop PC.  Windows 10 based, 2 GB ram (which allows Windows 10 to work surprisingly well), 32 GB of SSD like storage, micro SD port, full size USB & HDMI ports. WIFI and Bluetooth and a 10 inch display. About $100 on Walmart.com and some similar models on Amazon for $30 or so more. I’ve had one for months and it has worked fine as a tablet or as a small laptop when its docked on the included keyboard .. I always have MS Outlook opened and Chrome with 6 or 8 tabs open. I have not done this, but I see no reason why an RTL-SDR dongle or an RSP1 or 2, etc. could not be plugged into the RCA’s USB port. Maybe Velcro this to the back of the tablet’s display with some form of connectors to attach the desired antenna. The SDR Console or any other popular Windows 10 compatible SDR software should work fine. I’m sure you would not be able to run the SW with the same maximum bandwidth, sample rates, etc. as with a more powerful computer but I’m sure it would be a very workable package. Battery life on the RCA is maybe 4 – 5 hours with light duty usage. Hooking up some SDR unit would like hit the battery pretty hard such that you might get 2 or 3 hours out of a charge.
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