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Re: SDR Console

Derek Henderson
 

Max What would you have liked me to say? “A little bit miffed” perhaps 


Re: SDR Console

Derek Henderson
 

Thanks Simon 


Re: SDR Console

Max
 

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 12:36 PM, Derek Henderson wrote:
Can any member advise a safe sit to download a copy of SDR Console software without being attacked by a load 
Driver and PDF update advertising sites 

Many Thanks Derek H
I think "attacked" is a strong word. Just close down one ad usually, sometimes not even that. Could at worst be described as a minor irritation (IMHO of course).

Max


Re: Reverse Mouse Tuning Wheel

Max
 

Not aware of this as an option in SDRC. It seems mouse wheel can be reversed by editing the registry:

https://www.alphr.com/mouse-is-going-the-wrong-direction-heres-how-to-invert/

What about using a midi controller with SDRC or simply a midi tuning knob? Many on here have done this. Sorry, I don't have the time to search right now but there are many threads on it. Then you can map exactly what you want. I think this might be better for you?

Or use the keyboard arrow keys. This is my preferred method. Just in case you did not know, up/down cursor keys give coarse tuning, left/right is fine tuning, all steps setable for each mode. You need cursor over the spectrum/waterfall display to use this option, or hold down "shift" to activate it if the cursor is not in the display area.

Good luck

Max


Re: Reverse Mouse Tuning Wheel

Simon Brown
 

No,

 

Spin the other way? Mouse wheel down = frequency down, similarly when scrolling a web page. How is this mouse ball thing with web pages?

 

FWIW software only knows that the mouse wheel has spun, not the type of mouse.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of joe_word via groups.io
Sent: 17 September 2021 14:07
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Reverse Mouse Tuning Wheel

 

Does anyone have an answer for this question?

Joe  N9VX


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Re: Reverse Mouse Tuning Wheel

joe_word
 

Does anyone have an answer for this question?

Joe  N9VX


Re: SDR Console

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

Only from https://www.sdr-radio.com/download .

 

The advertising keeps the software free, without adverts (and donations) SDR Console would not exist.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Derek Henderson via groups.io
Sent: 17 September 2021 12:37
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] SDR Console

 

Can any member advise a safe sit to download a copy of SDR Console software without being attacked by a load 
Driver and PDF update advertising sites 

Many Thanks Derek H


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SDR Console

Derek Henderson
 

Can any member advise a safe sit to download a copy of SDR Console software without being attacked by a load 
Driver and PDF update advertising sites 

Many Thanks Derek H


Re: Keeping Tuned Freq in Center

Alan G4ZFQ
 

On 17/09/2021 02:55, Gedas wrote:
But I like the center.
Gedas,

On 9/16/2021 7:50 PM, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:
I would try to AVOID centre...
With many SDRs the local oscillator is at the centre of the display.
Depending on the exact SDR and mode tuning to the centre may have no effect, a slight effect or even ruin reception/transmission.
That is why it is generally recommended to avoid the centre.

Alan


Re: Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??

michel soldevila
 

Sure I did !
Against a 10 m, L-shaped wire antenna with a wideband 9:1 transformer, and a buried coaxial cable to the shack. From 0 to 2 MHz, the mini whip is far better.
I have just finished building a 1m shielded loop with a differential amp (M0AYF) ; I will perform some test against the mini whip
Michel (F1GOC)


Re: Audio volume level passed to apps lower than expected

jdow
 

Um, why the obsession with this?

Most front ends have a gain control on them. Some, such as rtlsdr dongles,  have local AGCs. Hopefully those are left off where practical to give you some means of calibrating the system. AirSpy HF+ models are an exception. And they don't calibrate well as a result.

Within an rtlsdr dongle there are three gain controls. Each of them affect the antenna to consumer level for SSB and AM related modes. As it happens ALL analog gain controls in the system also have an influence on both system noise figure and dynamic range as a tradeoff. Once past the A/D converter all gain controls are equivalent and do the same thing for SSB and AM paths. Adjust them to comfortable settings and move on.

{O.O}

On 20210916 16:01:25, Frank O'Donnell K6FOD wrote:
Thanks for the comments on this.

So I'm gathering this: When I output audio from SDR Console and pass it to an app through Virtual Audio Cable, there are four places I can adjust settings to increase/decrease the audio level seen at the input to the app:

-- In SDR Console, with AGC turned off, adjust the gain slider in the AGC area

-- In SDR Console, under Playback device, adjust the output audio level slider

-- In Windows sound settings, under Input, select the Virtual Audio Cable line that I'm using to pass the audio, click on Device properties, adjust the volume slider

-- If the app that the audio is being sent to has any input gain/volume controls, adjust those

If anyone can think of any other settings to play with to raise/lower the audio level seen at the input to the app receiving the audio, it would be a great help to know about them.


Re: Keeping Tuned Freq in Center

Gedas
 

But I like the center.

Gedas, W8BYA EN70JT

Gallery at http://w8bya.com (under repair)
Light travels faster than sound....
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
On 9/16/2021 7:50 PM, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

I would try to AVOID centre...
Dg9bfc sigi 


Am 17.09.2021 01:03 schrieb Max <radiomax@...>:
On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 09:25 PM, Gedas wrote:
I am not sure if I saw this option or not but where can I enable the tuned frequency to remain (display) in the middle of the pan display as I tune around with the mouse scroll wheel? I have looked in the options window several times but keep missing it. TU
I don't believe that this is an option, at the moment anyway. Seem to remember it was discussed recently but cannot the relevant post. Had a vague recollection that Simon said he would look at it sometime?

As a sort of workaround, with "Auto-Center" box ticked in the "View" tab, a brief touch of the zoom control will re-centre the display.

Max


Re: Audio volume level passed to apps lower than expected

Siegfried Jackstien
 

In console also with agc on
There are sliders also for auto agc
Preset us 130 db... I had better results with turning it down a bit.. Say 60 or 65 db
And try what slope setting  you need

Dg9bfc sigj

Am 17.09.2021 01:01 schrieb Frank O'Donnell K6FOD <gio@...>:

Thanks for the comments on this.

So I'm gathering this: When I output audio from SDR Console and pass it to an app through Virtual Audio Cable, there are four places I can adjust settings to increase/decrease the audio level seen at the input to the app:

-- In SDR Console, with AGC turned off, adjust the gain slider in the AGC area

-- In SDR Console, under Playback device, adjust the output audio level slider

-- In Windows sound settings, under Input, select the Virtual Audio Cable line that I'm using to pass the audio, click on Device properties, adjust the volume slider

-- If the app that the audio is being sent to has any input gain/volume controls, adjust those

If anyone can think of any other settings to play with to raise/lower the audio level seen at the input to the app receiving the audio, it would be a great help to know about them.


Re: Keeping Tuned Freq in Center

Siegfried Jackstien
 

I would try to AVOID centre...
Dg9bfc sigi 


Am 17.09.2021 01:03 schrieb Max <radiomax@...>:

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 09:25 PM, Gedas wrote:
I am not sure if I saw this option or not but where can I enable the tuned frequency to remain (display) in the middle of the pan display as I tune around with the mouse scroll wheel? I have looked in the options window several times but keep missing it. TU
I don't believe that this is an option, at the moment anyway. Seem to remember it was discussed recently but cannot the relevant post. Had a vague recollection that Simon said he would look at it sometime?

As a sort of workaround, with "Auto-Center" box ticked in the "View" tab, a brief touch of the zoom control will re-centre the display.

Max


Re: Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??

Tony_AD0VC
 

One man's disadvantage is another man's advantage. I make overnight recordings of the NDB band. Omnidirectional is perfect for this. If I use the loop, I eliminate signals in two directions. I have found that directionality is not useful very often for the NDB hobby. Occasionally a storm will be localized such that I can use the loop to minimize it. Occasionally I need to get a bearing on an unidentified signal. Loops can be useful for me which is why I have one. And sometimes the loop is quieter.

Tony


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Mag loop Simon <ohhellnotagain@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:04 PM
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io <main@sdr-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??
 
Another disadvantage of e probe/ short vertical etc is that they are omnidirectional..( rx 360 degrees, incase i spelt  that wrong.)  where as loops are not, which if say your power line is north of you one can  null it out with a loop. You cant do that with a e probe/ short vertical. ( not they they are bad!)

I don’t have the theoretical knowledge to explain the difference between man made noise and not..but I can see it in my head, just can not put to words.same as i can look at something mechanical  and tell you if it will work or not..dont know why, just can.

Someone else will be able too..awaiting response from said people’s.

Best regards Simon





Re: Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??

Brent Seres/ VE3CUS
 

Thanks Simon

Yes, my environment was high noise, and in retrospect , I should have put a choke on the feedline. I also noticed that the LZ1AQ system when used in dipole mode was also a lot noisier than loop mode, so I'm sure a big part of it was the environment.  I miss the 70s when I first got my ticket...the only real noise was when my mom used the electric mixer or her sewing machine. 

73
Brent 






Re: Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??

Mag loop Simon
 

Another disadvantage of e probe/ short vertical etc is that they are omnidirectional..( rx 360 degrees, incase i spelt that wrong.) where as loops are not, which if say your power line is north of you one can null it out with a loop. You cant do that with a e probe/ short vertical. ( not they they are bad!)

I don’t have the theoretical knowledge to explain the difference between man made noise and not..but I can see it in my head, just can not put to words.same as i can look at something mechanical and tell you if it will work or not..dont know why, just can.

Someone else will be able too..awaiting response from said people’s.

Best regards Simon


Re: Keeping Tuned Freq in Center

Max
 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 09:25 PM, Gedas wrote:
I am not sure if I saw this option or not but where can I enable the tuned frequency to remain (display) in the middle of the pan display as I tune around with the mouse scroll wheel? I have looked in the options window several times but keep missing it. TU
I don't believe that this is an option, at the moment anyway. Seem to remember it was discussed recently but cannot the relevant post. Had a vague recollection that Simon said he would look at it sometime?

As a sort of workaround, with "Auto-Center" box ticked in the "View" tab, a brief touch of the zoom control will re-centre the display.

Max


Re: Audio volume level passed to apps lower than expected

Frank O'Donnell K6FOD
 

Thanks for the comments on this.

So I'm gathering this: When I output audio from SDR Console and pass it to an app through Virtual Audio Cable, there are four places I can adjust settings to increase/decrease the audio level seen at the input to the app:

-- In SDR Console, with AGC turned off, adjust the gain slider in the AGC area

-- In SDR Console, under Playback device, adjust the output audio level slider

-- In Windows sound settings, under Input, select the Virtual Audio Cable line that I'm using to pass the audio, click on Device properties, adjust the volume slider

-- If the app that the audio is being sent to has any input gain/volume controls, adjust those

If anyone can think of any other settings to play with to raise/lower the audio level seen at the input to the app receiving the audio, it would be a great help to know about them.


Re: Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??

Tony_AD0VC
 

Manmade noise is mainly E... 

Not sure I agree but I only have my house to go by. LEDs, CFLs switching supplies are mainly low voltage high current. Used to be that high voltage was common, but not so much these days (CRT TVs and Monitors). Power line noise still qualifies as high voltage and that is what still hammers my E-probe most of the time.

Tony 


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Mag loop Simon <ohhellnotagain@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io <main@sdr-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Antennas: Best Mini-Whip ??
 
Hi Brent

You have not bashed etc anyone.. just saying different antennas at different locations work differently..

This is important.

Magnetic loop type antennas work well/ can work well  in high E noise areas( and non noise areas) but e type antennas tend not too..
So one must choice wisely..( or expect disappointment.)

 Very basically man made noise is mainly  E field..so if in “ man” area expect E antennas not to be happy and be disappointing. ( tried it..no go here, but stunning on beach away from noise.)

Simon




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