Re: Software installation

jdow

SDRC is not designed to support side-by-side installations. A proper such design would not use the same registry and %apdata% folders for storing settings, thus making them truly independent of each other. SDRSharp does this if that is what you want.

With this in mind a settings snapshot feature that archives all settings before the user gets into "experimental" mode might be a good thing.

{^_^}

On 20220704 23:25:13, Gord Seifert wrote:

Lame?   What seems lame to me is installing one version under another. If all versions were installed in seperate directories on the same level under foo (foo\3.x, foo\3.y, ect.) your problem would not exist and the hard drive would still not look like a mess.

Re: Lost cat control to external radio

Cody <kc2lsd@...>

Sorry I thought I added this photo. When I try to open the external radio here what I get:
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Re: Lost cat control to external radio

Cody <kc2lsd@...>

When I set up Omni Rig I am using the comport assigned to my radio "Com 7"
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Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

I found the problem.  The command 'Buffers' has been replace with 'BufferParts'.  Any existing batch files need to be edited with this change.

Audio using SDR Console now sounds good.

Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

Control Panel picture attached

Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

Last night, I updated VAC from 4.15 to 4.67.

When I use my batch files (one file per VAC Line) to start Audio Repeater, I receive the error message as shown in an attached picture. This picture shows the error message and and the batch file as used in version 4.15.  Documentation with VAC seems to indicate that nothing has changed from previous versions.

Also attached is the VAC 4.67 Control Panel screen

I do not see a way to correct this.  I really don't want to revert back to the old version.

Thanks for any help.

George

Re: Lost cat control to external radio

Cody <kc2lsd@...>

Max I can't seem to find how to attach my photos. When I try to open the external radio it's looking for Omni Rig,that's SDRC contacts to my radio.
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Re: Remote encoder

Don Woodward

I looked at that one - it says "multimedia" so I wasn't sure.

I found this one and also found out SDRConsole supports mapping keys to the functions - this one has programmable keys.  For example, I could map the "T" key to TX in SDRConsole and then map "T" to a button on this.  Also looks like you can map the arrow keys to the shuttle to control the frequency.

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of Alistair - M5ASF via groups.io <liverpudd@...>
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2022 5:16 AM

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Re: Remaining VAC Issue

Siegfried Jackstien

Maybe it does help setting the cables to a fixed 48 k sampling speed?!? (just a shoot in the dark)
DG9BFC sigi

Am 05.07.2022 10:11 schrieb "George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io" <nj3h@...>:

Hi Simon,

Thanks for looking at this issue. Would you be so kind to annotate on the VAC Control Panel picture which field or fields need updating and what a good value would be?

Have a good Tuesday.

Regards,
George

On Tue, Jul 5, 2022 at 12:30 AM, Simon Brown
<simon@...> wrote:
Thanks, it's flow control bursting. If possible, put a bigger buffer in the VAC I think.

Simon Brown

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io <nj3h@...>
Sent: 05 July 2022 06:27
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Remaining VAC Issue

Forgot the DebugView file.

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Re: Cached data

Simon Brown

Yes,

the maximum cache size is 480MB, I'll increase this to the greater of 480MB and 1/8 installed RAM, so if you have 8GB it'll be 1GB, if you have 16GB it'll be 2GB etc.

Simon Brown

Sent: 04 July 2022 19:54

Depends on the same rate / bandwidth. There may be a maximum cache size which I can increase.

Sent: 04 July 2022 19:17

I'm not getting the result with the data cache that I expected...

If I set the cache to 30s...and record for 30 seconds I should get a file with 60 seconds of data, correct? What I see is only 42 seconds. When I look at the logfile I see: Cached data...12 seconds. Should that not be 30 seconds?

Could someone play with this and report back...

Larry

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 1:04 PM Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
Thanks all, now fixed.

Sent: 23 June 2022 06:50

Hi Simon, Larry.

I can confirm that when I attempt to set a recording cache when setting up a recording preset under the data recording options and tick the box for the "cache" drop down, whatever value I select, no data is cached. When I replay the IQ file, the start time remains the same as when I hit the preset record button and I've checked the audio on the recordings, and it has not pre-fetched audio from before I hit record (in case it had cached data but not updated the time readout to allow for any cached data).

Ian Kelly

On Thu, 23 Jun 2022 at 05:59, Simon Brown <simon@...> wrote:
Also,

Sent: 23 June 2022 05:19

This is for data, not audio recordings. I'll check it's still working...

Sent: 23 June 2022 02:10

Is there something else that needs to be turned on? I'm not seeing any cached data in my recordings.

Larry

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Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

Hi Simon,

Thanks for looking at this issue. Would you be so kind to annotate on the VAC Control Panel picture which field or fields need updating and what a good value would be?

Have a good Tuesday.

Regards,
George

On Tue, Jul 5, 2022 at 12:30 AM, Simon Brown
<simon@...> wrote:
Thanks, it's flow control bursting. If possible, put a bigger buffer in the VAC I think.

Simon Brown

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io <nj3h@...>
Sent: 05 July 2022 06:27
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Remaining VAC Issue

Forgot the DebugView file.

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Re: Remaining VAC Issue

Simon Brown

Thanks, it's flow control bursting. If possible, put a bigger buffer in the VAC I think.

Simon Brown

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io <nj3h@...>
Sent: 05 July 2022 06:27
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Remaining VAC Issue

Forgot the DebugView file.

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Re: Lost cat control to external radio

Max

On Tue, Jul 5, 2022 at 01:33 AM, Cody wrote:
I had everyhtnig working well . Now when I try to run my external radio I get the Omni Rig fault. I using Omni 1.2  .

Max

Re: Lost cat control to external radio

Max

Screenshots of the fault condition always helps to diagnose the issue.

I don't use an external radio but I do use several external progs that communicate via serial ports. Don't forget that comms between SDR Console and any external program or kit requires a pair of ports for each application. One for the kit/program and one for SDR Console. That's often where the problem lies.

When you say "the omni rig fault", describe the issue/error exactly, together with a screenshot (or two) of the situation in the fault condition. May have to use Windows screen grab to capture any error boxes external to SDR Console.

With some comms issues I sometimes find it's worth shutting every program down, then run SDRC first, then the other program last.

Max

Re: Software installation

Gord Seifert

Lame?   What seems lame to me is installing one version under another. If all versions were installed in seperate directories on the same level under foo (foo\3.x, foo\3.y, ect.) your problem would not exist and the hard drive would still not look like a mess.

Re: Software installation

jdow

Bat pucky.

{o.o}

On 20220704 12:27:43, Gisle Vanem wrote:

On Mon, Jul 4, 2022 at 08:56 PM, Simon Brown wrote:

Yes it will, that's the way it's designed.

Pretty lame. Other professional installers / uninstaller use a manifest of what's installed. And only uninstall that.

Re: Software installation

jdow

That is not even effective as all the registry and appdata settings will be shared.

{o.o}

On 20220704 11:56:14, Simon Brown wrote:

Yes it will, that's the way it's designed. Don't install in that nested tree structure. Give each installation its own root.

Simon Brown

Sent: 04 July 2022 18:18
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Software installation #rtl

On Mon, Jul 4, 2022 at 12:27 PM, Simon Brown wrote:

1. Uninstalling SDR Console only removes files in the SDR-Radio.com (V3) folder.

Try this:
* Install version 3.x under c:\foo.
* Install version 3.y under c:\foo\bar.
* Run the c:\foo\uninstall.exe.
* Result; it removes everything under c:\foo\bar too!

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Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

Forgot the DebugView file.

Re: Remaining VAC Issue

George Stein - NJ3H

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your reply. I have implemented the audio settings you suggested.  No improvement.  I changed the bandwidth using the Elad S2 from 6.144 MHz to 1.536 MHz.  No improvement.

Attached is the log from DebugView.

I have tried each of my receivers (Perseus, HF+ Discovery, Elad S2, R2, and RSPdx) using their native software and VAC without any issues.  When I do NOT use VAC and the audio just goes to the speakers when using SDR Console, all is fine.

So it comes down to SDRC and VAC.

If I restart Console with VB cable already selected, then the audio is fine.

I should mention that I am using VAC's Audio Repeater program to listen to whatever VAC I want to.  I have batch files for each cable.  Interestingly enough, VB cable shows up in the list in Audio Repeater and as I said that does work.

The use of the VACs and audio Repeater is something that I have done for years.  So there shouldn't have been any surprises.  Of course I have been using console for years as well.  3.1 and now 3.2 have the same issue.

Please let me know of anything else I can try.

Regards,
George

Re: Remaining VAC Issue

Simon Brown

Look at the audio settings, make sure on Default. I' hearing Console pumping the audio and not getting a steady flow through the audio cable.

If you enable Diagnostics then extra info may be seen with DebugView.

What software is on the other end, I can try to reproduce this.

Simon Brown

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> on behalf of George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io <nj3h@...>
Sent: 04 July 2022 23:13

Greetings,

Last week, Simon and others helped me with audio problems I was having with SDRC. Thank you all!

Some problems have been cleared up, but I am having still having issues.

Background:
1. Using VAC (registered version), I get background crackling noise using SDRC with my Elad S2 and RSPdx.  Using the native software, the audio if fine.

2. Based on suggestions, I have changed ms per int from 7 to 5 and Stream buffer watermark High from 200 to 500 (the next higher value).  Attached is a picture of the VAC Control Panel.

3. I have tried other programs (internet audio and WinAmp audio) going through one of the VACs.  All situations are working well.

4. I tried VB Cable and 90% of the time the audio is fine.  So it may not be a VAC problem.

4. The only common denominator is SDRC, I believe.

As I said in the previous thread, this is the first time this issue has been a problem.  SDRC has always worked fine on this computer, which is Win 10 Enterprise, 32 GB, Sound Blaster Z. Nvidia 1665 Super video card.

Any other ideas to correct this will be most appreciated.

Regards,

George

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