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Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Simon Brown
 

Indeed I have.

The forums are much better - request and bug reports must be reported there, the mailing list is fine for general chit-chat.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan G4ZFQ
Sent: 05 September 2020 19:50
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

I, for one, don't do "Forums". I want one program (e-mail in this
case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store
messages locally as required.
David,

I agree but Simon has outvoted us:-)
The RSS feed helps. https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/app.php/feed
It's not perfect but you get all Forum messages sent by email, unfortunately often without context, delete or save. Click on a message and you go straight to the page on the Forum to respond.
RSS works on most email clients.

73 Alan G4ZFQ







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Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

Next year maybe. I’m hoping for a quad-channel SDR which would make life more interesting than having just a dual channel SDR.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via groups.io
Sent: 04 September 2020 16:44
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] SDRPlay RSPDuo

 

Simon,

Are there any plans to add  to SDR Console a Diversity mode using the SDRPlay RSPDuo? Also are you aware of any other manufactures that will be offering Duel receives that can be operated in diversity mode?

 

Everett N4CY


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SDR Console not responding to Kenwwod TS850/ #cat #kenwood #sdrconsolev3

jack plug <jackyfour@...>
 

Hi all,
 SDR Console v3.0.24 is only partly responding to my Kenwood TS850s.  It connects to the External Radio function just fine and changes the frequency that the radio is on but nothing else eg no S meter reading etc


Running OmniRiv v1.19 Windows10

ALL functions work on HamRadioDeluxe using exactly the same settings. I don't care for/like HRD and would much prefer to use SDR Console.

73's de VK5KVA


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

jdow
 

You never figured out how to use your email tool to best advantage, I presume. It is MUCH faster with all the mail pre-downloaded. I simply click on the email and I get the message. I sort all the email with "[SDR-Radio]" in the subject into an SDR-Radio folder. I can sort the folder by threads or by date and time. I can make further subfolders for savable items. Reading is as fast as hitting the delete key for the message showing (moves it to a trash email folder) and reading the next message which comes up instantly. There is no way the forum can be as fast.

As it is I optimize the forum by selecting unread and one by one right clicking the bloody pseudo-threads with unread messages and load them into a new tab. Reading is still clumsy due to presentation issues. At least I don't have to wait a whole second or more between messages due to bog standard internet delays.

Of the two ways to read email works far faster for me. (And it is less aggravating as I've fewer deficiencies to deal with. For example if there are four topics with unread messages that I don't want to read I still have to read them to mark them read. It's either that or wait through several page loads to get back to the top and mark all as read - perhaps permanently missing a new message that just came in. No such problem with email.

{^_^}

On 20200905 14:55:54, Max wrote:
David

I don't imagine I will persuade you, but top right of the forum main index window offers you "New Posts" and "Unread Posts", either of which will quickly in one window tell you what topics are active that you need to read.

Personally I gave up monitoring "groups" by email ages ago. I have enough email coming in without adding a deluge more when the web browser is so much more efficient. One "digest" email a day is plenty!

Anyway, I know this is a subject where everyone is adamant their method is the best so best to leave it there I guess! Just to say I have a feeling from the much reduced posting on here that most are migrating to the new forum and that this IO group will probably slowly decline. Only my opinion of course.

As an aside if you wish to manage multiple tabs in a browser very efficiently and easily (I certainly do it all the time) then for Chrome users try the truly excellent "Tabs Outliner" add-on. It makes saving and recalling dedicated groups of tabs a doddle. Makes "bookmarks" seem totally archaic. I personally could not now manage without it. I only use the free version. It works perfectly well, and no pesky ads by the way, but I have donated to the author as for me it is a "must have":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqjcrfKjobY
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabs-outliner/eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl?hl=en

Sorry for wandering off-topic.

73

Max



On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 05:01 PM, David J Taylor wrote:
I, for one, don't do "Forums". I want one program (e-mail in this case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store messages locally as required. I'm not going to have a Web browser with 20 different tabs open, having to visit each one several times an hour.

Cheers,
David
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Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
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Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

jdow
 

Unless you really know what you are doing and how to setup the three sliders for optimum results, those three controls are worse than useless.

(I figure I am safe saying this figuring I won't really have to do anything.)
Send me an RX 666 or RX 888 to keep and the source for any dlls it uses. I'll contribute back a version of the dlls with four gain setting profiles, AGC (never use this but....), compromise, sensitivity, and IMD.

{^_^}

On 20200905 18:08:16, Bob Dengler wrote:
At 9/5/2020 04:34 AM, you wrote:
Simon's screenshot here shows (I think I can just make it out) HF and VHF gain adjustment/slider? So hopefully has VHF coverage?

<https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=159>https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=159
Yes, but I only see 1 slider.  Doesn't the R820T2 have 3 gain adjustments (LNA, mixer, & IF/VGA)?  Wonder if that's all Simon decided to provide, or is that all that's accessible in the RX-666/888 hardware?  My experience is that maximum optimization requires independent access of the LNA & VGA controls (I always leave the mixer at max, as it doesn't seem to offer anything extra after playing with the other two).  Then again, maybe with the 16 bit ADC hopefully the front end gain settings will be less critical.

I wish we would all settle on the Forum instead of hopping back and forward between IO and new Forum! It's getting time consuming and tiresome. Maybe time to close the IO Group?
I've been posting all my new questions on the forum.  Regardless of what I think, given how much time Simon devotes to SDRC I'm in favor of anything that makes his life easier.

Bob NO6B 





Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Bob Dengler
 

At 9/5/2020 04:34 AM, you wrote:
Simon's screenshot here shows (I think I can just make it out) HF and VHF gain adjustment/slider? So hopefully has VHF coverage?

<https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=159>https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=159
Yes, but I only see 1 slider. Doesn't the R820T2 have 3 gain adjustments (LNA, mixer, & IF/VGA)? Wonder if that's all Simon decided to provide, or is that all that's accessible in the RX-666/888 hardware? My experience is that maximum optimization requires independent access of the LNA & VGA controls (I always leave the mixer at max, as it doesn't seem to offer anything extra after playing with the other two). Then again, maybe with the 16 bit ADC hopefully the front end gain settings will be less critical.

I wish we would all settle on the Forum instead of hopping back and forward between IO and new Forum! It's getting time consuming and tiresome. Maybe time to close the IO Group?
I've been posting all my new questions on the forum. Regardless of what I think, given how much time Simon devotes to SDRC I'm in favor of anything that makes his life easier.

Bob NO6B


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

N2MS
 

During the day I'm outside and have only access with a smartphone. I can read and save the pertinent emails from the group. Accessing the forum is cumbersome.

I like the group.

Mike N2MS

On 09/05/2020 11:59 AM David J Taylor via groups.io < david-taylor@...> wrote:


I wish we would all settle on the Forum instead of hopping back and forward
between IO and new Forum! It's getting time consuming and tiresome. Maybe
time to close the IO Group?

Anyone?

Max
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Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Everett N4CY
 

Hey Chris,

Thanks I will dig into it.

Everett N4CY

On Sep 5, 2020, at 4:29 PM, Chris Smolinski <csmolinski@...> wrote:

AFE822x


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Max
 

David

I don't imagine I will persuade you, but top right of the forum main index window offers you "New Posts" and "Unread Posts", either of which will quickly in one window tell you what topics are active that you need to read.

Personally I gave up monitoring "groups" by email ages ago. I have enough email coming in without adding a deluge more when the web browser is so much more efficient. One "digest" email a day is plenty!

Anyway, I know this is a subject where everyone is adamant their method is the best so best to leave it there I guess! Just to say I have a feeling from the much reduced posting on here that most are migrating to the new forum and that this IO group will probably slowly decline. Only my opinion of course.

As an aside if you wish to manage multiple tabs in a browser very efficiently and easily (I certainly do it all the time) then for Chrome users try the truly excellent "Tabs Outliner" add-on. It makes saving and recalling dedicated groups of tabs a doddle. Makes "bookmarks" seem totally archaic. I personally could not now manage without it. I only use the free version. It works perfectly well, and no pesky ads by the way, but I have donated to the author as for me it is a "must have":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqjcrfKjobY
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabs-outliner/eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl?hl=en

Sorry for wandering off-topic.

73

Max



On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 05:01 PM, David J Taylor wrote:
I, for one, don't do "Forums". I want one program (e-mail in this case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store messages locally as required. I'm not going to have a Web browser with 20 different tabs open, having to visit each one several times an hour.

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: IDE / ISA TV cards for computers...

Max
 

Not 100% sure of the specifics but I doubt the older cards had better performance than the modern DVB dongles plus your request is so very niche that it would never be worth Simon's effort to add support. You might very likely be the only person who wanted to do it! Personally my WinTV adapters all went to the recycling centre a long time ago, and I would guess for many others too. I admire your resolve to use them though! Just seems like a lot of effort when so many new and easier solutions available.

Do you have anything to get you going on SDR yet? If not, the RTL-SDR dongle is a very good and cost effective place to start. The performance is astonishingly good for an unassuming looking piece of kit, and price is very low also plus of course it works perfectly with SDR Console. This particular model of dongle also works passably well down to HF if that is your thing. In any case it is certainly perfectly good enough to get a nice flavour of what SDR is all about. If you have not got anything at all to start with then suggest you take a look:

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/

If you don't yet have hardware and also not wanting to buy anything just yet, then the beauty of Simon's program is that you can use it in "server mode". Many others on here have placed their own hardware receivers online attached to a "SDR Server" and you can use SDRC to listen to them remotely. It is exactly as if the hardware was attached to your own PC. Works brilliantly and let's you try all the features of the program out without any hardware investment at all. After downloading SDRC you can be listening to these radios in less than 10 minutes. Excellent tutorial by Kriss Kleigle KA1GJU who also has numerous receivers already running on SDRC Servers to listen to:

https://sdr-radio.groups.io/g/main/message/53082

Don't be confused by title. It means "how to listen to SDRC servers", not how to set up the server end!

Hope it helps.

73

Max


On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 08:09 PM, <wbarroso@...> wrote:
thanx for response … I do have a card or two from some time back.  since some of those cards had the VHF/UHF receivers from back in the day of HD-TV, maybe there was
some benefit to a receiver that had the same or better receiver spread out on one of the IDE cards instead of packed into a little dongle or small card …  If they were set up to
receive, maybe these better S/W programs could bring better life to some of these old cards, so yes experimentation without having to buy anything !!

thanx


Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Chris Smolinski
 

I've had an AFE822x for several years now. It is supported by SdrDx (Windows and macOS), including the two channel mode (I worked with the author when getting it implemented). Works very well for phasing on the MW band.

Chris Smolinski
Black Cat Systems
Westminster, MD USA
https://www.blackcatsystems.com

On Sep 5, 2020, at 5:27 PM, Roger Need via groups.io <sailtamarack@...> wrote:

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 08:43 AM, Everett N4CY wrote:
Also are you aware of any other manufactures that will be offering Duel receives that can be operated in diversity mode?

The Afedri AFE822x is a dual receiver with diversity capability and there is software to support it in this mode. It has been around for a few years but is not well known. You can see a discussion of this SDR radio here >> http://play.fallows.ca/wp/radio/software-defined-radio/afe822x-diversity-receiver-powersdr/

Roger


Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Roger Need
 

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 08:43 AM, Everett N4CY wrote:
Also are you aware of any other manufactures that will be offering Duel receives that can be operated in diversity mode?
 
The Afedri AFE822x is a dual receiver with diversity capability and there is software to support it in this mode. It has been around for a few years but is not well known.  You can see a discussion of this SDR radio here >>  http://play.fallows.ca/wp/radio/software-defined-radio/afe822x-diversity-receiver-powersdr/

Roger


Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Mark Cayton <oldjackbob@...>
 

The Anan 7000DLE MKII is Diversity Receive capable, it's capabilities are very impressive (I'm currently using my Anan with Thetis software).
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Mark  K1LSB


Re: IDE / ISA TV cards for computers...

wbarroso@...
 

thanx for response … I do have a card or two from some time back.  since some of those cards had the VHF/UHF receivers from back in the day of HD-TV, maybe there was
some benefit to a receiver that had the same or better receiver spread out on one of the IDE cards instead of packed into a little dongle or small card …  If they were set up to
receive, maybe these better S/W programs could bring better life to some of these old cards, so yes experimentation without having to buy anything !!

thanx


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Think of President Shi and underlings who need to monitor this planet and the next...

I just delete and clear everything on the hour every hour - more or less

On Sa..05.September 19:50, Alan G4ZFQ wrote:
I, for one, don't do "Forums".  I want one program (e-mail in this case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store messages locally as required.



Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Alan G4ZFQ
 

I, for one, don't do "Forums".  I want one program (e-mail in this case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store messages locally as required.
David,

I agree but Simon has outvoted us:-)
The RSS feed helps. https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/app.php/feed
It's not perfect but you get all Forum messages sent by email, unfortunately often without context, delete or save. Click on a message and you go straight to the page on the Forum to respond.
RSS works on most email clients.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

David J Taylor
 

I wish we would all settle on the Forum instead of hopping back and forward between IO and new Forum! It's getting time consuming and tiresome. Maybe time to close the IO Group?

Anyone?

Max
===================================

I, for one, don't do "Forums". I want one program (e-mail in this case) where all communication takes place, and where I can store messages locally as required. I'm not going to have a Web browser with 20 different tabs open, having to visit each one several times an hour.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Paul White
 

Joke :) :)
Sorry!


Re: SDRPlay RSPDuo

Paul White
 

Coming soon: "The SDR Duel shootout" :).


Re: RX666 and RX888 as VHF receivers

Bjarne Mjelde
 

VHF (FM band) performance is quite similar to the RSPdx. 8 MHz though.
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