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Re: More Identities

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

From my memory the frequency database is per-identity.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorenz Graßl
Sent: 13 May 2020 15:28
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] More Identities

 

One other question though, can each identity use a different database? I would like to use one identity of my RSPdx to use a MW database and other identities for sections of the HF BCBs.

In my state of knowledge this should be possible. I think you can understand those IDs like different users which have different intentions and, of course radios or/and databases.

73, Lenz


Re: Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

Charles Suckling
 

Thanks, Simon

I'll watch that while its being tuned.

Charlie

On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 14:10, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

I was really after screenshots of SDR Console. You can’t tune the TX LO to an exact frequency, I show the offset in the Radio pane. The Lime is tuned to 2.4<something> GHz, you see a 16 Hz LO offset.

 

What you really need is for me to add another NCO to compensate.

 

Watch this value as you let WSJT drive Console, it should make sense.

 

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Suckling
Sent: 13 May 2020 12:14
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

 

Hi Simon

 

Here are some screenshots (from WSJT-X waterfall).  Hope they come out OK - if not let me know.


Re: RSP_tcp functions

martin m3ghe
 

You have turned up just after all the fun. 3rd person to ask in same week.

First thing make sure you have API/HW Driver - V2.13 installed, download from https://www.sdrplay.com/software/SDRplay_RSP_TCP_1.0_Windows.zip

You treat the RSP1A as a RTL-SDR in TCP mode. In the radio definitions you select 'RTL Dongle' then 'TCP'.
Then in the RTL SDR Definitions window click on add and in the window that opens change the Address to the IP of your TCP server, select R820T as the Tuner and click OK. Click OK then Save, then select the device you just set up and click start.

Martin


Re: More Identities

Lorenz Graßl
 

One other question though, can each identity use a different database? I would like to use one identity of my RSPdx to use a MW database and other identities for sections of the HF BCBs.

In my state of knowledge this should be possible. I think you can understand those IDs like different users which have different intentions and, of course radios or/and databases.

73, Lenz


Re: Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

martin m3ghe
 

Thanks Simon for your prompt attention. 
Will let you know how it goes.

Martin


RSP_tcp functions

Glenn Blum <glennblum@...>
 

Is there a way to run SDR Console with a SDR Play RSP1A through RSP_TCP from a remote raspberry PI?

 

 

Thanks,

Glenn

Kd5dga

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: More Identities

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

A BIG THANK YOU to all contributors with a particular mention to Lorenz, Joanne and Simon for teaching me how to find them and how I might use them. Overall, it was a deeper dive than I needed, but I got the gist of it in the end. I think I have all the information I need to start configuring a second SDR, which will also involve configuring OmniRig and configuring Console to think I’m using a totally different radio to the Sentinel 4. Time to get my hands dirty!

 

One other question though, can each identity use a different database? I would like to use one identity of my RSPdx to use a MW database and other identities for sections of the HF BCBs.

 

73 Tom G6PZZ

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorenz Graßl
Sent: 13 May 2020 12:32
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] More Identities

 

Hi Tom,

This has been quite an esoteric discussion which I have enjoyed. However, I'm still confused over the concept of identities in SDRC.
Do identities:
  Mean a user identity?
  A different receiver?
  Different settings for the same radio?


I use the identities rather intense. Identities contain all the settings SDR-Console offers. Size and position of windows, assignment of sound in- and output, levels, equalizer settings, waterfall... and so on. What identities NOT do is: changing/saving definitions of only one radio. So I have my only lime and lime´s settings such as RIT/XIT for example are the same in all identities I use. That means if I change some lime-setting in one ID, it will appear the same in another ID.  I think that IDs can save the radio if you´re using more than one radio-definition. But you will not be able to setup more radio-definition with just one radio. But i did not check this, I just have my limesdr mini.

e.g.
I use only one radio, a limesdr mini but 4 identities. One is used for SSB "classic" operation on QO-100. When I launch my "SSB-identity" I see the whole spectrum of the satellite, hear sound from my speaker, have the mic assigned as input. On the other hand I have a "regular" DIGI-mode-identity for QO-100. As you can probably imagine: I see just the digi-section of the satellite in the spectrum, have SDR-console´s in/out onnected to virtual audio-cables, have enabled vox, opened up some virtual serial ports for other digi-mode-software to hook up at SDR-console. There´s an id for CW (other filter settings...) one for FT8 (other filter, windows and so on) one for experiments (for not dstroying my previously setup ids) And so on.

IDs are a great feature of SDR-C and couldn´t never be too much! At least 8 or 10 IDs would be great, but I believe in the next release... maybe there will be more ;-)

73 de Lenz,
DL8RDL


Re: Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

On a computer near you next week.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Podolsky A
Sent: 13 May 2020 14:43
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

 

Thanks for you attention to this Simon. Where do I find 3.0.23?
73 de Arnie W8DU


Re: More Identities

Christian Veith
 

Hi Simon,

that would be really cool :)

But i think there are more tasks with a higher priority that should be implemented first :)

Best regards

Chris

Am 12.05.2020 um 15:19 schrieb Simon Brown:

Hi,

 

Correct. There’s quite some structure in SDR Console, sadly I haven’t passed the identity down to the various radio DLLs. This could be done, I would have to run through all radio DLLs. Not ultra-difficult, just would take a few days with very careful testing.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Christian Veith
Sent: 12 May 2020 06:51
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] More Identities

 

Thanks for the tip, but that wouldn't be possible.

The hardware configuration of the radios is stored in the Windows registry and the approach chosen is indentity independent.

Please take a look on the screenshot of the registry tree of SDR Console:

Best regards

Chris

Am 07.05.2020 um 20:48 schrieb jdow:

Would you settle for allowing the same device to have two different "definitions" and names in the select device dialog? One would be set to have a converter on it and the other to be straight through, perhaps with different input/output RF port selections?

That might have better utility and fall within Simon's concepts.

{^_^}

On 20200507 08:16:53, Christian Veith wrote:

Hi Simon,

thanks for this update :) Do you think it would be possible to have different Radio settings per identity?

What i mean are the settings in this dialog:

I would then configure identity one as my Main HF identity and a second one as Transverter with slightly different settings.

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Christian DL5CV


Am 06.05.2020 um 07:27 schrieb Simon Brown:


Hi,

In 3.0.23 there are four more optional identities:

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 




Re: Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

Podolsky A <w8du@...>
 

Thanks for you attention to this Simon. Where do I find 3.0.23?
73 de Arnie W8DU


Re: SDR-C and lime - Indication of audio-TX but no HF out

Christian Veith
 

i'll do :)

Thanks again for your great work and support Simon.


Best regards

Chris DL5CV

Am 12.05.2020 um 15:14 schrieb Simon Brown:

Wait for 3.0.23.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Christian Veith
Sent: 12 May 2020 06:45
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] SDR-C and lime - Indication of audio-TX but no HF out

 

Hi Lorenz,

same issue here but on a Win7 Machine.

Console is starting to transmit. But no HF Out on the lime.

Additional Info at my site:

Killing the SDR Console, when it hangs and goes into App not responding, doesn't really work for me. There's still a background Process in task manager that can't be stopped.

Not via Task Manager, not via pskill. It's really weird.

 

When restarting again, i can select the Lime Mini in the Radio selection, but can't define the Bandwith as the lime is only configured but not accessible.

 

Best regards

Chris

 

 

Am 11.05.2020 um 19:31 schrieb Lorenz Graßl:

Hi to all - and Simon!

My setup:
WIN10, SDR-C latest copy, limeSDR mini

Has anyone of you experienced this:
You transmit audio (e.g. microphone or FT8 from a virtual cable) and everything runs fine. For some reason which I did not discover yet SDR-C indicates "TX" and incoming audio (see ALC in the attached screenshot at 25% from FT8) but there is no HF-out like you can see in the waterfall.

Is there an explanation for that? This happens sometimes rather soon after starting operation, sometimes after a long time (e.g. one hour) while having QSOs.

 An additional information is: if you would like to close SDR-C in this state it "hangs" and you have to force the closing by clicking 2x at the "close-cross" in the upper right corner of SDR-C´s window. After the second click you see the window embedded below this text. Here finally you can close the program.


73 and tnx for thinking,
Lenz

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Re: Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

I was really after screenshots of SDR Console. You can’t tune the TX LO to an exact frequency, I show the offset in the Radio pane. The Lime is tuned to 2.4<something> GHz, you see a 16 Hz LO offset.

 

What you really need is for me to add another NCO to compensate.

 

Watch this value as you let WSJT drive Console, it should make sense.

 

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Suckling
Sent: 13 May 2020 12:14
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

 

Hi Simon

 

Here are some screenshots (from WSJT-X waterfall).  Hope they come out OK - if not let me know.


Re: FDM-DUO-R Broadcast FM mode - How to enable 88-118 MHz (FM) board

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

I haven’t used the DUOr for a while. What happens if you just tune to a FM Stereo frequency, for example 90MHz?

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Vincent Hopkins
Sent: 13 May 2020 13:23
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] FDM-DUO-R Broadcast FM mode - How to enable 88-118 MHz (FM) board

 

Firstly, Simon a big thank you from me. I really like your software and I've been waiting patiently for the DUO-R to be added. I really don't like the Elad software as it's not intuitive to me, where as SDR Console is simplicity to start with (to me).

I have searched and can't find the answer, so if it has already been answered, sorry but I can't find it :-)

In the Elad software I had to enable the FM board to make it work as I want to try Band II dxing. How do you make this work in SDR Console? Mine is stuck at 54MHz. I can't seem to find the option, does any know how to do it please?

73's
Hoppy


Re: Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

RTL Dongle (TCP) information updated, a small UI update also made in 3.0.23.

 

https://www.sdr-radio.com/rtl-dongles

 

please let me know if this helps with the problem.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown via groups.io
Sent: 13 May 2020 13:17
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

 

Martin,

 

FWIW I have been tested in the RTL Dongle (TCP) code – it does work but I see how a definition could be created without gains. Am changing this now.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of martin m3ghe
Sent: 13 May 2020 11:20
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

 

Joanne, I don't think you are reading the same thread as the rest of  us. Nowhere in this thread does he mention searching on the same computer  using "RTL Dongle->USB" . Luckily myself and Arnie are on the same page.

Martin


Re: FDM-DUO-R Broadcast FM mode - How to enable 88-118 MHz (FM) board

Jim Smith G0OFE
 

Shaun,

Try this:

Go into Select radio, click Definitions, find the one for Duo, and click Edit.

You should find, in the dialog box that appears, near the bottom, a Range setting.

If it shows 0 to 54Mhz, change the 54Mhz to a higher value such as 110Mhz.

Then fire up the radio and see if you can get into the Band 2 area.

Hope this helps

Jim.

================================
Jim, Bournemouth, Dorset. IO90BR.
Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay and Funcube Dongle SDR Recievers
8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element LFA for 6m, 20m Windom for HF,. Wellbrook 1530 Loop for LF


On 13/05/2020 12:22, Shaun Vincent Hopkins wrote:
Firstly, Simon a big thank you from me. I really like your software and I've been waiting patiently for the DUO-R to be added. I really don't like the Elad software as it's not intuitive to me, where as SDR Console is simplicity to start with (to me).

I have searched and can't find the answer, so if it has already been answered, sorry but I can't find it :-)

In the Elad software I had to enable the FM board to make it work as I want to try Band II dxing. How do you make this work in SDR Console? Mine is stuck at 54MHz. I can't seem to find the option, does any know how to do it please?

73's
Hoppy


FDM-DUO-R Broadcast FM mode - How to enable 88-118 MHz (FM) board

Shaun Vincent Hopkins
 

Firstly, Simon a big thank you from me. I really like your software and I've been waiting patiently for the DUO-R to be added. I really don't like the Elad software as it's not intuitive to me, where as SDR Console is simplicity to start with (to me).

I have searched and can't find the answer, so if it has already been answered, sorry but I can't find it :-)

In the Elad software I had to enable the FM board to make it work as I want to try Band II dxing. How do you make this work in SDR Console? Mine is stuck at 54MHz. I can't seem to find the option, does any know how to do it please?

73's
Hoppy


Re: Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

Simon Brown
 

Martin,

 

FWIW I have been tested in the RTL Dongle (TCP) code – it does work but I see how a definition could be created without gains. Am changing this now.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of martin m3ghe
Sent: 13 May 2020 11:20
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Simon - RTL_TCP RF Gain controls missing in V3

 

Joanne, I don't think you are reading the same thread as the rest of  us. Nowhere in this thread does he mention searching on the same computer  using "RTL Dongle->USB" . Luckily myself and Arnie are on the same page.

Martin


Re: More Identities

Lorenz Graßl
 

Hi Tom,

This has been quite an esoteric discussion which I have enjoyed. However, I'm still confused over the concept of identities in SDRC.
Do identities:
	Mean a user identity?
	A different receiver?
	Different settings for the same radio?

I use the identities rather intense. Identities contain all the settings SDR-Console offers. Size and position of windows, assignment of sound in- and output, levels, equalizer settings, waterfall... and so on. What identities NOT do is: changing/saving definitions of only one radio. So I have my only lime and lime´s settings such as RIT/XIT for example are the same in all identities I use. That means if I change some lime-setting in one ID, it will appear the same in another ID.  I think that IDs can save the radio if you´re using more than one radio-definition. But you will not be able to setup more radio-definition with just one radio. But i did not check this, I just have my limesdr mini.

e.g.
I use only one radio, a limesdr mini but 4 identities. One is used for SSB "classic" operation on QO-100. When I launch my "SSB-identity" I see the whole spectrum of the satellite, hear sound from my speaker, have the mic assigned as input. On the other hand I have a "regular" DIGI-mode-identity for QO-100. As you can probably imagine: I see just the digi-section of the satellite in the spectrum, have SDR-console´s in/out onnected to virtual audio-cables, have enabled vox, opened up some virtual serial ports for other digi-mode-software to hook up at SDR-console. There´s an id for CW (other filter settings...) one for FT8 (other filter, windows and so on) one for experiments (for not dstroying my previously setup ids) And so on.

IDs are a great feature of SDR-C and couldn´t never be too much! At least 8 or 10 IDs would be great, but I believe in the next release... maybe there will be more ;-)

73 de Lenz,
DL8RDL


Re: Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

Charles Suckling
 

Hi Simon

Here are some screenshots (from WSJT-X waterfall).  Hope they come out OK - if not let me know.

RF frequency continuously changing,  set by WSJT-X with  Doppler correction engaged. Lime using 40MHz (external) clock.

Lime generating 2400MHz:

Frequency constant for a while, then 20Hz jumps.







Lime generating 144MHz, with transverter to 2400MHz

Steps are less than resolution of waterfall, and is the wanted behaviour



From this is seems the step size does depend on Lime RF frequency.



I looked a the data sheet for the Lime here:  https://wiki.myriadrf.org/LimeMicro:LMS7002M_Datasheet

Not sure I'm reading it right, but there seem to be conflicting specs, and only max figures are given:







73 Charlie G3WDG















On Mon, 11 May 2020 at 17:04, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

  1. Show me a screenshot.
  2. What you say makes sense – the TX frequency is not always settable in 1Hz steps, a Lime restriction.

 

Always, always add screenshots, this saves me a lot of time. Just look at the grief I’ve had today with lack of or poor screenshots.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Suckling
Sent: 11 May 2020 15:23
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] Frequency steps with Console and Lime mini

 

Hi All

 

I was doing some experiments today with the Lime mini transmitting at 2.4GHz.  I was testing its ability to change frequency while transmitting, a requirement I have to be able to use it for EME on microwave bands where constant tracking of Doppler shift is needed (while transmitting and receiving).

 

I was feeding Console frequencies from WSJT-X via CAT that were changing at roughly 1Hz/s. The TX freq display in Console was tracking the dial frequency in WSJT-X perfectly.

 

I noticed however that the Lime's output frequency was not changing continuously, but was changing in steps of approximately 20Hz.  I've (briefly) tried to see if there is a spec for this, but can't find one.

 

Has anyone noticed similar behaviour?

 

In practice I would be using the Lime at 144MHz, with transverters, and wonder if the ~20Hz step behaviour seen at 2400MHz would also  be seen  at 144MHz output frequency.  Hopefully the tuning interval would be smaller, since 20Hz is far too high for many digital modes to decode successfully.

 

73

 

Charlie G3WDG


Re: FM Squelch #bug

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 

Once again {Sigh}, we can't see your screen when the screen shot it is embedded into the text. The ALL important settings are too blurry to read.
When sent as an attachment, we can see the settings used to help diagnose the problem.


73 Kriss KA1GJU

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