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PlutoPlus & SDR Console - Garbled audio

Don Woodward
 

I'm just setting up a PlutoPlus and SDR Console - the audio is garbled - I can understand it, but it's not clear.

Any ideas?  I am testing using the recording on the TX-DSP page - it sounds the same when transmitting.  I have tried two different microphones.

The tone comes out clear when I try it.

73 & TIA,

Don W.
KD4APP



Re: PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Simon Brown
 

No.

 

I don’t know why it’s crashing, please try different USB ports. LibUSB just doesn’t like your computer.

 

  1. Use the latest kit on the Downloads page of the website
  2. Upload the crash dump
  3. I’ll look at the crash dump

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos
Sent: 23 May 2022 18:29
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

 

Could upgrading libusb DLL to another version work for me?
This also brings to mind the ZADIG tool from RTLSDR... Any correlation?

73!


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Re: G4ELI on 4m

Simon Brown
 

Over here on 4m it's all FT8 .

 

Next month I'll spend a few days looking at a console for the WSJT modes and try to estimate how much work is involved.

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of N2MS
Sent: 23 May 2022 17:52
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] G4ELI on 4m

 

Simon,

 

If I use FT8 it would be to check propagation but not for communications.

 

Have you considered JS8Call? It least you can send some information during the QSO.

 

Mike N2MS

 

 

> On 05/23/2022 7:49 AM Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:

>

>

> Hi,

>

> As a program that interfaces to Console or a soundcard. I just do not like the way FT8 is used where the user has no idea which signal he’s connected to, there’s minimal signal information. Sadly far too many people prefer to work FT8 on VHF when signals are more than strong enough for a SSB/CW QSO, so if I’m to join them it’ll be with a FT8 / WSJT console of my own design.

>

> Also, I would like to work Meteor Scatter, so maybe something a bit like my old PSK31 Deluxe / DM780 or whatever it was called where you could decode multiple signals at once.

>

> So – I’ll give this some thought over the next couple of months and yes, there would be TX support.

 

 

 

 


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Re: PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos - SV1CDN
 

Could upgrading libusb DLL to another version work for me?
This also brings to mind the ZADIG tool from RTLSDR... Any correlation?

73!


Re: PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos - SV1CDN
 
Edited


TKS Simon!
Same case, only now PLUTO is powered from an additional source of 1.2A max.
Could the error report show something different? End user result is still the same, failure.
 
 
73 de SV1CDN, Dennis!
 


Re: G4ELI on 4m

N2MS
 

Simon,

If I use FT8 it would be to check propagation but not for communications.

Have you considered JS8Call? It least you can send some information during the QSO.

Mike N2MS

On 05/23/2022 7:49 AM Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:


Hi,

As a program that interfaces to Console or a soundcard. I just do not like the way FT8 is used where the user has no idea which signal he’s connected to, there’s minimal signal information. Sadly far too many people prefer to work FT8 on VHF when signals are more than strong enough for a SSB/CW QSO, so if I’m to join them it’ll be with a FT8 / WSJT console of my own design.

Also, I would like to work Meteor Scatter, so maybe something a bit like my old PSK31 Deluxe / DM780 or whatever it was called where you could decode multiple signals at once.

So – I’ll give this some thought over the next couple of months and yes, there would be TX support.


Satellite option - Display

Patrick
 

Hi there !

Not a big deal, but I thought it was worth reporting : when the "satellite" option is enabled, a blank area is shown below the main map. Is there a way to make it disappear (so that the map is larger). See capture.

I also noticed that when the "tracker' tool is engaged, a blank area is also shown to the right of the map. Maybe a slight display issue ... Capture also attached.

I'm running a 17" laptop (QHD, 2560x1600), W10.

Best regards,
Patrick


Re: G4ELI on 4m

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

As a program that interfaces to Console or a soundcard. I just do not like the way FT8 is used where the user has no idea which signal he’s connected to, there’s minimal signal information. Sadly far too many people prefer to work FT8 on VHF when signals are more than strong enough for a SSB/CW QSO, so if I’m to join them it’ll be with a FT8 / WSJT console of my own design.

 

Also, I would like to work Meteor Scatter, so maybe something a bit like my old PSK31 Deluxe / DM780 or whatever it was called where you could decode multiple signals at once.

 

So – I’ll give this some thought over the next couple of months and yes, there would be TX support.

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: 23 May 2022 11:09
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] G4ELI on 4m

 

[Edited Message Follows]

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 05:44 AM, Simon Brown wrote:
Actually, I may look at writing my own FT8 / WSJT Mode console later this year.

----

WOWWW Simon.... fantastic Christmas gift...
Inside SDRConsole?

Will you also do the part for the TX or just receive?

 

If so, maybe you can also check out the WSJTx MOD Z v1.22 which uses some "very" interested and useful options/config ...

Afredi SDR standalone also uses a useful system to self-adjust FT8 timer with simple single click on WF to "adapt" the clock decoding time if you are in /P without internet or a GPS...


Also nice to improve SDRconsole something with a little Multichannel (skimmer) scan for PSK and RTTY or maybe add also CW skimmer decoder ...
but without going to redo the DM780 .... ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

73

 


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Re: Simon's World Map

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

 

I really just added the rotator support for myself, will add Green Heron sometime but that’s all.

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: 23 May 2022 10:53
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Simon's World Map

 

HI

if... wishing to insert all rotors in a standard mode, which is only turn 360 degrees stop NORTH or SOUTH and 0/90 degrees for the elevation, you could only take advantage of HamLib which contains almost all of them in its lib.

 

I don't know the HamLib commands for interacting with software but I think there is an easy wiki as many use it.

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Supported Rotators - Hamlib/Hamlib Wiki

Supported Rotators Currently supported:

 

Easycomm I and II protocols

Fodtrack, a parallel port interface designed by XQ2FOD, which handles up to 2 rotators. It has been reported to work correctly with ktrack (see the applications page).

SARtek

Rotor-EZ, RotorCard, DCU-1/DCU-1X, DF9GR's ERC

GS-232A, GS-232B, GS-232 (not A or B), and F1TE Tracker

PcRotor

HD 1780 Intellirotor

SPID

EA4TX's ARS RCI classic and SE, with or without Elevation unit

M2/Orion RC2800

ts7400 by LA7LKA

Celestron NexStar, e.g. Orion TeleTrack AZ-G GoTo Telescope Mount

AMSAT IF-100

SkyWatcher AllView using Celestron NexStar backend

Ether6

CNCTRK

Prosistel D Azimuth, D Elevation, Combi-Track (Az+El)

Meade LX200/Autostar

iOptron

SatEL

Radant
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Re: G4ELI on 4m

Frank
 
Edited

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 05:44 AM, Simon Brown wrote:
Actually, I may look at writing my own FT8 / WSJT Mode console later this year.

----

WOWWW Simon.... fantastic Christmas gift...
Inside SDRConsole?
Will you also do the part for the TX or just receive?
 
If so, maybe you can also check out the WSJTx MOD Z v1.22 which uses some "very" interested and useful options/config ...

Afredi SDR standalone also uses a useful system to self-adjust FT8 timer with simple single click on WF to "adapt" the clock decoding time if you are in /P without internet or a GPS...

Also nice to improve SDRconsole something with a little Multichannel (skimmer) scan for PSK and RTTY or maybe add also CW skimmer decoder ...
but without going to redo the DM780 .... ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

73
 


Re: Simon's World Map

Frank
 

HI

if... wishing to insert all rotors in a standard mode, which is only turn 360 degrees stop NORTH or SOUTH and 0/90 degrees for the elevation, you could only take advantage of HamLib which contains almost all of them in its lib.
 
I don't know the HamLib commands for interacting with software but I think there is an easy wiki as many use it.

---cut---
Supported Rotators - Hamlib/Hamlib Wiki
Supported Rotators Currently supported:
 
Easycomm I and II protocols
Fodtrack, a parallel port interface designed by XQ2FOD, which handles up to 2 rotators. It has been reported to work correctly with ktrack (see the applications page).
SARtek
Rotor-EZ, RotorCard, DCU-1/DCU-1X, DF9GR's ERC
GS-232A, GS-232B, GS-232 (not A or B), and F1TE Tracker
PcRotor
HD 1780 Intellirotor
SPID
EA4TX's ARS RCI classic and SE, with or without Elevation unit
M2/Orion RC2800
ts7400 by LA7LKA
Celestron NexStar, e.g. Orion TeleTrack AZ-G GoTo Telescope Mount
AMSAT IF-100
SkyWatcher AllView using Celestron NexStar backend
Ether6
CNCTRK
Prosistel D Azimuth, D Elevation, Combi-Track (Az+El)
Meade LX200/Autostar
iOptron
SatEL
Radant
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Re: PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Simon Brown
 

Well,

 

LibUSB is not happy, maybe this is a USB power issue?

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos
Sent: 22 May 2022 16:06
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

 

 

Greetings from Athens!

I have decided to use my ADALM PLUTO with SDR CONSOLE version 3.1 in my Windows 10 Home 21H1 - 19043.1706. Yet every time I try to add Pluto as a definition via search, SDR CONSOLE crashes and shutdowns completely. Apart from that, PLUTO has the latest firmware, latest IIO drivers are installed, been using PLUTO as expected with other programs such as SDR# (version 1732 - plugin v0.5.4).

Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot and resolve? Screenshots attached, crash dump: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f7xwPUqfr2pJdDvyDT2XWCjm4lsCv5gc/view?usp=drivesdk

TKS in advance!

73 de SV1CDN, Dennis!

 


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Re: Onboard graphics conflict

David J Taylor
 

On 23/05/2022 09:05, Noel via groups.io wrote:
I can only assume that Intel and Nvidia were coming into conflict from time to
time. And hopefully I haven't jinxed everything by putting pen to paper.

Has anyone else experienced similar graphics issues?

Regards
--
Noel
No, but Windows-10 allows a choice of graphics possibly on a per-program basis.
The default is that Windows selects - I don't know how but perhaps it's when
the CPU is busy with graphics it moves to the Nvidia card. I have an NVidia
card (lower power and lower cost) in a couple of PCs, and I haven't noticed the
issue leaving Windows-10 to manage it. I do run SDRconsole, but not very often
as I prefer SDRangel, SDR++ and SDR#.

Thanks for the story, Noel!

David
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Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv


Onboard graphics conflict

Noel
 

Good morning. No real questions here, just a cautionary tale with a hopefully happy ending.

Some background on my computer proficiency or lack thereof. I regularly (at least bi-monthly) update software and check drivers. I am not totally comfortable with "inner workings" but a firm believer in Google being my friend. Through necessity and with great dread I managed to totally re-install W10 and all my paraphernalia last year. It took a couple of days and a few attempts (local Windows account, POP3 vs iMap, Office 16 desktop vs live account, etc!) but I got there in the end.

A couple of years ago I bought a new shack computer - Dell XPS8930, i7-8700. To run SDR Console to its best advantage I topped it off with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB onboard. And I've been mighty pleased with the whole package, except for its propensity to work better than the vacuum cleaner in sucking dust. But that's another story...

I don't remember when the issue first surfaced. Maybe it was immediate but possibly only after a few months. Ocasionally I would hear a muffled "blump" or burble from the inards. Not through the monitor speaker where all audio is piped. Just one short sound and the cursor would freeze on the screen for 2 or 3 seconds. Then cursor movement would resume, CPU load (fan noise) would peak momentarily and back to ops-normal. This might happen a couple of times a day. Annoying and perplexing but not a show-stopper. Of concern because these things tend not to get better by themselves.

Every once in a while both screens would go black and recover after 5 seconds but leave SDRC crashed. That was of concern. I didn't believe this to be an SDRC issue but rather a computer hardware or driver fault.

Having reviewed Event Viewer I found this message common to all my events "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered". These were always preceded by a few LiveKernelEvents. Googling the Nvidia message revealed this to be a long standing issue seemingly not addressed or resolved by Nvidia. Plenty of advice from various sources - none of which gave me any resolution. Nvidia drivers are always up to date on this PC. Over many months I have tried numerous variations of settings without success.

I moved to the more stable Nvidia Studio driver version rather than the Gaming version and also removed the GeForce interface. But the problem persisted. Recently I have been doing quite a bit of ALE and HFDL decoding using multiple instances of SDRC and 20 or so Rx. Particularly annoying when that lot crashes which it was doing on a regular basis.

Last week it occurred to me that the motherboard has onboard graphics (in this case Intel UHD 630) which are automatically disabled with the addition of another graphics card. A quick check of the display adapters in device manager showed this was not the case! I have disabled this device and hey presto not a "blump", "burble" or crash since. It's now been 4 days.....touch wood.

I can only assume that Intel and Nvidia were coming into conflict from time to time. And hopefully I haven't jinxed everything by putting pen to paper.

Has anyone else experienced similar graphics issues?

Regards
--
Noel

Clacton, southeast England
N51.78 E1.14
Perseus, SDRPlay RSP2, Icom R8500
FCDPro+, BCT15X, AR8000.
pa0rdt, mini-windom, discone


PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos - SV1CDN
 

 
Greetings from Athens!
I have decided to use my ADALM PLUTO with SDR CONSOLE version 3.1 in my Windows 10 Home 21H1 - 19043.1706. Yet every time I try to add Pluto as a definition via search, SDR CONSOLE crashes and shutdowns completely. Apart from that, PLUTO has the latest firmware, latest IIO drivers are installed, been using PLUTO as expected with other programs such as SDR# (version 1732 - plugin v0.5.4).
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot and resolve? Screenshots attached, crash dump: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f7xwPUqfr2pJdDvyDT2XWCjm4lsCv5gc/view?usp=drivesdk

TKS in advance!
73 de SV1CDN, Dennis!
 


Re: World Map 1.2.9

Simon Brown
 

Hi Bob,

 

The prefix database is downloaded from Log4OM, I am not sure where the prefixes come from. As for the location of the text – this is an interesting request, displaying labels and not overlapping is not trivial. You’ll find many references to this on the web. I’ll look into this when I have time.

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of ROBERT NORRIS
Sent: 22 May 2022 05:37
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] World Map 1.2.9

 

Simon,

 

I think that VS1 on the map (I am assuming is for Singapore) should be 9V. In your next update to Simon’s World Map, would you locate the White House box below the location and/or move the UN call signs up and over New York/Long Island.

 

Thank you for the World Map and SDR-Console apps.

 

73,

Bob

AK5U

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:29 AM
To: SDR-Radio@groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] World Map 1.2.9

 

Something for the Hamvention 2022 weekend: World Map 1.2.9 with improved NTP Client support.

 

https://www.g4eli.com/

 

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 


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Re: World Map 1.2.9

ROBERT NORRIS AK5U
 

Simon,

 

I think that VS1 on the map (I am assuming is for Singapore) should be 9V. In your next update to Simon’s World Map, would you locate the White House box below the location and/or move the UN call signs up and over New York/Long Island.

 

Thank you for the World Map and SDR-Console apps.

 

73,

Bob

AK5U

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:29 AM
To: SDR-Radio@groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] World Map 1.2.9

 

Something for the Hamvention 2022 weekend: World Map 1.2.9 with improved NTP Client support.

 

https://www.g4eli.com/

 

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 


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Re: G4ELI on 4m

jdow
 

History never repeats itself; but, it very often rhymes. I remember the SSB vs AM wars. I bet there were CW vs spark wars. I bet there were AM vs CW wars. (Chump bet - it is still running.)

Different people have different goals/ If people could realize that and avoid needless fanaticism we'd all be running digital voice for our on the air chats.

---->>>>>> {^v-}   Grinning ducking and running.

On 20220521 06:26:30, Charles Suckling wrote:

The EME reflectors have a lot of wasted content concerning preferences for  digital v analogue modes.

I'm disappointed to see it starting up here too......

Charlie DL3WDG

On Sat, 21 May 2022 at 14:10, Larry Horlick <llhorlick@...> wrote:
FT8 and the traditional modes is like the difference between junk food and real food...

Larry

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 9:11 AM Max <radiomax@...> wrote:
Have love-hate with FT8. Can't help but be amazed by its ability, and often it's the only mode that has any activity on any particular band, and yet it's a strangely hollow mode. Nothing like as satisfying to me as SSB or CW. I prefer a good chat!

For that reason JS8Call has more appeal but not taken the time to set it up. Did take a quick look but found the procedures somewhat baffling, like DMR modes which I also struggle to understand. Like many things to do with amateur radio, there seems quite a lack of "dummies guides" and sometimes seems that those "in the know" like to keep it that way or can't be bothered with a very basic explanation guide for people just starting off in a mode.

Anyway, well done. Might even catch you on 2, 4 or 6 SSB later in the season if I can stop constant stream of interruptions getting in the way of playing with radios. Got a large roll of Heliax that needs pressing in to action!

73

Max


Re: G4ELI on 4m

Simon Brown
 

Well,

 

Just me I suppose, but it’s not nice to see all the DX stations on 4m using FT8 when there’s a strong E’s opening. For EME it’s fine, that’s the sort of thing WSJT modes are for.

 

Simon Brown

https://www.g4eli.com

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Suckling
Sent: 21 May 2022 14:27
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] G4ELI on 4m

 

The EME reflectors have a lot of wasted content concerning preferences for  digital v analogue modes.

 

I'm disappointed to see it starting up here too......

 

Charlie DL3WDG

 

On Sat, 21 May 2022 at 14:10, Larry Horlick <llhorlick@...> wrote:

FT8 and the traditional modes is like the difference between junk food and real food...

 

Larry

 

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 9:11 AM Max <radiomax@...> wrote:

Have love-hate with FT8. Can't help but be amazed by its ability, and often it's the only mode that has any activity on any particular band, and yet it's a strangely hollow mode. Nothing like as satisfying to me as SSB or CW. I prefer a good chat!

For that reason JS8Call has more appeal but not taken the time to set it up. Did take a quick look but found the procedures somewhat baffling, like DMR modes which I also struggle to understand. Like many things to do with amateur radio, there seems quite a lack of "dummies guides" and sometimes seems that those "in the know" like to keep it that way or can't be bothered with a very basic explanation guide for people just starting off in a mode.

Anyway, well done. Might even catch you on 2, 4 or 6 SSB later in the season if I can stop constant stream of interruptions getting in the way of playing with radios. Got a large roll of Heliax that needs pressing in to action!

73

Max


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Re: G4ELI on 4m

Charles Suckling
 

The EME reflectors have a lot of wasted content concerning preferences for  digital v analogue modes.

I'm disappointed to see it starting up here too......

Charlie DL3WDG

On Sat, 21 May 2022 at 14:10, Larry Horlick <llhorlick@...> wrote:
FT8 and the traditional modes is like the difference between junk food and real food...

Larry

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 9:11 AM Max <radiomax@...> wrote:
Have love-hate with FT8. Can't help but be amazed by its ability, and often it's the only mode that has any activity on any particular band, and yet it's a strangely hollow mode. Nothing like as satisfying to me as SSB or CW. I prefer a good chat!

For that reason JS8Call has more appeal but not taken the time to set it up. Did take a quick look but found the procedures somewhat baffling, like DMR modes which I also struggle to understand. Like many things to do with amateur radio, there seems quite a lack of "dummies guides" and sometimes seems that those "in the know" like to keep it that way or can't be bothered with a very basic explanation guide for people just starting off in a mode.

Anyway, well done. Might even catch you on 2, 4 or 6 SSB later in the season if I can stop constant stream of interruptions getting in the way of playing with radios. Got a large roll of Heliax that needs pressing in to action!

73

Max

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