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Re: New tag line needed ;-) <was Re: Not pleased>

Simon Brown
 

Yes.

 

V3 is settling down nicely, by the end of 2019 / start of 2020 I can start some interesting ham/swl projects.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI
www.sdr-radio.com

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bart KA7ZFD
Sent: 25 March 2019 14:02
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] New tag line needed ;-) <was Re: Not pleased>

 

Simon -

"But it beats working for a big company..." I agree, genius can better be shown in freedom and not in homogenization.

Look how popular your software is now - and very well written!

A bit more involved to get running the way I want, but that flexibility is just exactly what makes it so great.

 

--

Bart Van Allen

AA7VA

 


Re: Not pleased

Rick Fenlon
 

Don't let the door hit you on your way out.  Thanks to Simon and others [Shout to Kriss Kliegle / Simon specifically] I and others that do not have access to our own gear can enjoy a great hobby.  Please stay away, Thank You.  


New tag line needed ;-) <was Re: Not pleased>

Bart AA7VA
 

Simon -
"But it beats working for a big company..." I agree, genius can better be shown in freedom and not in homogenization.
Look how popular your software is now - and very well written!
A bit more involved to get running the way I want, but that flexibility is just exactly what makes it so great.

--
Bart Van Allen
AA7VA



Re: Recording with Console V3

Uwe Volk <sdr1@...>
 

Hi Jorge,

I am not Simon, but I think he won't mind that someone else answers this question.

Jorge, choose your recording, then click on Rec/Playback --> Navigator and the Navigator window opens on the lower part of your screen. Have a look on the screenshot, it should look similar than my example.


Best wishes,
Uwe.


Deine Nachricht von Montag, 25. März 2019 08:23 Uhr Weltzeit (UT) lautete:

Hi Simon,
The scheduler works perfectly. Thank you very much for that
extremely useful tool and your efforts to offer the best in SDR programmes!
Another question. .. Is there any way to playback a recording and
move faster back from a minute to another. There are the 5sec
forward and back buttons, but in a several minutes recording?
Thanks again!
Jorge EB7EFA
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Re: Connecting a CW-key

Alex DH2ID
 

As a CW key is hardware and SDR-Console is software, the only way to connect them is
a. by plugging the CW key plug into the SDR TRX hardware (if it has a CW socket) or
b. by using a program like fldigi, CW type/get or HRD 

It all depends on the SDR hardware. The LimeSDR can only use CW software.

I use SDR console only for SDR RX (SDR-IQ,ELAD FDM-S2, SDRPlay RSP-1a and HackRF).
My FlexRadio SDR TRX all have hardware CW sockets.
73, Alex - DH2ID


Re: Recording with Console V3

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez <jotagarzon@...>
 

Hi Simon,
The scheduler works perfectly. Thank you very much for that extremely useful tool and your efforts to offer the best in SDR programmes!

Another question. .. Is there any way to playback a recording and move faster back from a minute to another. There are the 5sec forward and back buttons, but in a several minutes recording?
Thanks again!

Jorge EB7EFA
Spain


Re: Airspy HF+ question

John Keys
 

Sorry for your loss Paul,

 

As Simon said, “USB device has malfunctioned” is not good.  Most often, it means the device did not respond when the host began the standard USB enumeration sequence.  With the device connected, if Device Manager shows VID/PID values of 0, the device did not respond.  From my experience,  this behavior happens because a mechanical connection failed or an ugly electrical event occurred.  Since the radio doesn’t have an ‘A’ connector  hanging off its circuit board (like a thumb drive), I’d bet money on an electrical event.  

 

Any idea of what failed in the PC it was connected to? 

 

Regards,

--johnk

 

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Mclaren MM0ZBH
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:05 PM
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Airspy HF+ question

 

Will,

 

New one purchased already and working just fine.   Strange thing is the faulty one's still function so it's not completed dead but certainly beyond my repair skills.

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

 

 

On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 at 18:54, William Liporace WC2L <wc2l@...> wrote:

I can tell you from experience, the unit is dead and you need to buy a new one! I had one that was not hooked up for a couple of months, plugged it in and got the same message. I jumped through a LOT of hoops. I ended up buying a new one... 

GL Will WC2L


Re: ASIO compatibility??

Leif Asbrink
 

Hello Fernando,

It seems to me that ASIO is significantly better than
WASAPI. Look at table 2 here:
http://sm5bsz.com/lir/rxdel/3-26out/rxout.htm
That is with support through Portaudio. It is of
course possible that the support in Portaudio is
better for ASIO than for WASAPI and that direct support
could remove the difference.

73

Leif

Hi Joe, and thank you for your response.

Yes I'm a hobbyist music producer too and for that reason I use externals sound cards and equipment that use ASIO. But Simon told me that WASAPI has the same perfomance.

The real thing is that professionaly ASIO still being a reference in hardware and WASAPI has gaining her placement too, but anyway the audio profesional's developers still recomending ASIO and this was a really good option in SDR Console.

Fernando
EA70104FD

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De: Joe Puma
Enviado: sábado, 23 de marzo de 2019 18:32
Para: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Asunto: Re: [SDR-Radio] ASIO compatibility??

You might be right. If you have ASIO devices on your computer with drivers installed, wrapper included, you will get a driver in your sound devices whether it be via direct sound or some other method MME.  Any input or output audio device configured for windows will show up in SDRC. Make sure you have these devices available in your computer first, if you can’t see the ASIO driver as playback or record, neither will SDRC. 

Like Paul said if the device don’t support the ASIO or the low latency it provides. Having the drivers installed to use your sound card is a moot point. Do you have at least a sound blaster?

My experience with ASIO goes back as far as the 90-2k when I was a hobby music producer using programs like Cubase. An ASIO component was installed to access ASIO compatible devices through windows sound. 

Joe
KD2NFC 




On Mar 23, 2019, at 7:02 AM, Paul White <paul@...> wrote:
Fernando, I'm not very knowledgable about this and hope others could clarify, but...
ASIO really comes into its own with external devices like mixer desks for which the manufacturer writes a custom ASIO driver to minimise USB transfer latency and glitches.
If you mean ASIO4ALL, I think that's only a wrapper based on other Windows APIs (WASAPI???), designed to "look like" ASIO, and not having any real performance advantage.
OK, I'll sit down now and wait for the corrections :).





Re: Airspy HF+ question

Paul Mclaren MM0ZBH
 

Will,

New one purchased already and working just fine.   Strange thing is the faulty one's still function so it's not completed dead but certainly beyond my repair skills.

Regards

Paul



On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 at 18:54, William Liporace WC2L <wc2l@...> wrote:

I can tell you from experience, the unit is dead and you need to buy a new one! I had one that was not hooked up for a couple of months, plugged it in and got the same message. I jumped through a LOT of hoops. I ended up buying a new one... 

GL Will WC2L


Re: Airspy HF+ question

William Liporace WC2L
 

I can tell you from experience, the unit is dead and you need to buy a new one! I had one that was not hooked up for a couple of months, plugged it in and got the same message. I jumped through a LOT of hoops. I ended up buying a new one... 

GL Will WC2L


Re: ASIO compatibility??

Fernando Gómez
 

Hi Joe, and thank you for your response.

 

Yes I'm  a hobbyist music producer too and for that reason I use externals sound cards and equipment that use ASIO. But Simon told me that WASAPI has the same perfomance.

 

The real thing is that professionaly ASIO still being a reference in hardware and WASAPI has gaining her placement too, but anyway the audio profesional's developers still recomending ASIO and this was a really good option in SDR Console.

 

Fernando

EA70104FD

 

Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

De: Joe Puma
Enviado: sábado, 23 de marzo de 2019 18:32
Para: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Asunto: Re: [SDR-Radio] ASIO compatibility??

 

You might be right. If you have ASIO devices on your computer with drivers installed, wrapper included, you will get a driver in your sound devices whether it be via direct sound or some other method MME.  Any input or output audio device configured for windows will show up in SDRC. Make sure you have these devices available in your computer first, if you can’t see the ASIO driver as playback or record, neither will SDRC. 

 

Like Paul said if the device don’t support the ASIO or the low latency it provides. Having the drivers installed to use your sound card is a moot point. Do you have at least a sound blaster?

 

My experience with ASIO goes back as far as the 90-2k when I was a hobby music producer using programs like Cubase. An ASIO component was installed to access ASIO compatible devices through windows sound. 

 

Joe

KD2NFC 

 

 

 


On Mar 23, 2019, at 7:02 AM, Paul White <paul@...> wrote:

Fernando, I'm not very knowledgable about this and hope others could clarify, but...
ASIO really comes into its own with external devices like mixer desks for which the manufacturer writes a custom ASIO driver to minimise USB transfer latency and glitches.
If you mean ASIO4ALL, I think that's only a wrapper based on other Windows APIs (WASAPI???), designed to "look like" ASIO, and not having any real performance advantage.
OK, I'll sit down now and wait for the corrections :).

 


Re: Connecting a CW-key

Jeffrey Gray <jlgray.kr3ep@...>
 

It cannot be keyed manually as there is no place to plug in a key. HOWEVER, there is a way. It requires HRD, MultiPSK FLDigi or one of the other digimode programs. 
 You would have to use a keyboard to send CW just as you would PSK, FT8, RTTY etc.


On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 12:16 AM Dietmar K via Groups.Io <dl2sba=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Same question here - running an ADALM PLUTO.

CW is selectable but no idea how to key the TX ...


CAT via Network ? #request

Pietro Bossi
 

Hello,

Just want to know if possible to send CAT commands (freq, mode, bandwith, etc) to SDR-Console via UDT/TCP network.
Some kind of API available for that ? This would help programmers to develop kind of applications .... 

Thank you, Pietro @ hb9rxc


Re: Offset for LimeSDR Mini - SOLVED

Chris Mortlock
 

I did say I must be being stupid !

After much searching I got the answer - use the range option within view>options !



and as you can see - the range then goes to 10Ghz.

Knew it had to be something silly that I was doing - it might be worth updating the knowledge article on SDR-Comm as Its not obvious (until you know!) where and how to use the option!

Knew it had to be there - just needed to find it :)

As I say a great piece of software - donate and feed the dog :)

73s
Chris
M1ABK


Re: Lime SDR Gain settings in V3.0.6

sm6fhz
 

And, yes, the gain setting is kept the same after stopping and starting the receiver when using Rx1 but not in Rx2.
73 / Ingolf, SM6FHZ


Re: Lime SDR Gain settings in V3.0.6

sm6fhz
 

GM Simon.
Confirmed. Reverted back to Rx1 and there the gain settings are as experienced in V3.0.5, but they are not activated in Rx2.
Mystery solved. Just to decide if Rx1 and Rx2 should act the same.
I used LNAW, if that would matter. I have not checked LNAL and LNAH on Rx2 how they act.
73 / Ingolf, SM6FHZ


Re: Recording with Console V3

Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez <jotagarzon@...>
 

Thank you Simon you've made my day!
Jorge EB7EFA


#feature Feature request for RSP2 #feature

Roy VE7DH
 

Hello Simon,

RE: the RSP2 would it be possible to add the ability to pick the antenna input you want to use from within the individual receive DSP panels?

This would allow one to automatically use the appropriate antenna input for the frequency of interest on each receiver rather than having to go back to the Home ribbon bar to change antennas when one goes, for instance, from an HF frequency to a VHF/UHF frequency. You could leave the Home selection as a default if you want and then allow each individual receiver to override and specify the antenna required.

Thanks for your consideration and your fine work.

Roy


Re: Not pleased

Simon Brown
 

Hah 😊 .

I like doing what I do - write software I find interesting and making enough money to live on. It's one hell of a risk 'cos you have to spend two to three years getting the software ready without any income.

But it beats working for a big company with lots of crazy managers.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
www.sdr-radio.com

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: 24 March 2019 00:31
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Not pleased

Simon is getting rich giving away software and begging for dog food? Who knew? Thank you Richard for exposing this dastardly scheme. I did not even realize I had been insulted.

Bob - wd6dod


Offset for LimeSDR Mini

Chris Mortlock
 

Hi,

Please excuse this post as I can only assume I am doing something incorrectly

Im using the latest version (3.0.6)

As per many I am using the LimeSDR mini for Eshail and it works really well ( look at my blog here where I've started to assemble and test it) and so I thought I'd try and set the offset to give the frequency display correctly for eshail.

I followed the example exactly as per on sdr-radio website - set the down converter frequency at 9750Mhz etc.

When starting SDR Radio up I selected the LimeSDR Mini with the correct down converter as per the screen grab below



Upon starting up the display looks correct with the right down arrow and 9750Mhz (screen grab below)



But I can't seem get the frequency to display correctly - I was assuming that by tuning to 10489,550 – 10489,555 I would be able to hear the lower beacon the maths being something like 10489,550 - 9750 = 739.55 which is approximately where the beacon was (allowing for the LNB frequency error) which is where I heard it using the test setup.

But I can't get the frequency above 9999.999 

What am I doing wrong ?

Have I misunderstood? - is it because I'm using a limeSDR Mini and not a 'full' LimeSDR ?

I'm a bit puzzled - sure its me not the software - I love the software its simply brilliant and have donated to Chris as I think its superb :)

73s
Chris
M1ABK