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Re: World Map 1.2.9

Cormac, EI4HQ
 

Hi Simon,

Thanks for v1.2.9, in particular for adding bearing & distance display for stations, a very useful feature addition. I use World Map a lot for Navtex DX activities as it provides a neat way to display pretty much all that's needed; the stations, time, terminator and space weather data. I maintain a Navtex station data suite for the Navtex DX community and I've been including World Map 490 and 518 Navtex station files as part of it for a while now.

A feature request if I could be so forward; any chance you might consider adding the real time Dst index to the propagation info. provided; https://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dst_realtime/presentmonth/index.html? It's a useful propagation pointer for those of us who DX below 1MHz (NDBs, Navtex, MW & LW broadcasting, that sort of thing). When the Dst spikes upwards, that can be an early warning of a subsequent drop/plunge into -ve Dst figures that often means MW propagation is in trouble. The deeper the dive into -ve territory, the more trouble we're in. On the other hand, all other things being equal a relatively stable Dst hovering around zero is generally a good thing for <1MHz propagation.

Thanks!


Re: My Computer Drifts!

BobS
 

But I'm not talkng about NTP. My point is still valid. Using a GPS is trivial and it suffers from far less latency compared to NTP.


Re: LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is Now Live!

Siegfried Jackstien
 

if you compare a non moded pluto with a lime or lime mini ... then you are right ... lime has better stability

but near all users either feed in an external clock or replace the clock in the pluto ... and then i think the pluto is better (after modding)

greetz sigi dg9bfc


Am 03.06.2022 um 09:20 schrieb jose maria trueba:

Specs of both are similar in general, but I think Lime is much better because clock stability in Pluto is inadmissible for SSB and CW.

At only 12 bit and considering the very many spurs I think that none of them are good enough for a serious HF nor a VHF transceiver. 
But both of them are very good toys to play with at UHF for TV and satellites because a high dynamic range is not required, once Pluto gets the required replacing of the TCXO which is not too difficult but implies voiding warranties and the risk of ruining it.

By the way.... I never heard of reliability issues from none of them.


Re: PLUTO CRASHES #adalmpluto

Dionisis “Dennis” Drakopoulos - SV1CDN
 

Standard Pluto RevB Simon.


Re: Windows 11 Visibility

Simon Brown
 

Anyway,

Have applied a workaround / force refresh, seems to solve the issue. Expect a V3.2 beta in a few days...

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Subject: [SDR-Radio] Windows 11 Visibility
 
Hi All,

Just FWIW the latest W11 update has slightly affected the desktop manager - when using a multi-monitor setup and using the top-right buttons to move to a different monitor Console is not redrawn correctly. I don't see this on W10.

I have no doubt that this will be fixed in a future W11 update.


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Re: LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is Now Live!

jose maria trueba
 

Specs of both are similar in general, but I think Lime is much better because clock stability in Pluto is inadmissible for SSB and CW.

At only 12 bit and considering the very many spurs I think that none of them are good enough for a serious HF nor a VHF transceiver. 
But both of them are very good toys to play with at UHF for TV and satellites because a high dynamic range is not required, once Pluto gets the required replacing of the TCXO which is not too difficult but implies voiding warranties and the risk of ruining it.

By the way.... I never heard of reliability issues from none of them.


Windows 11 Visibility

Simon Brown
 

Hi All,

Just FWIW the latest W11 update has slightly affected the desktop manager - when using a multi-monitor setup and using the top-right buttons to move to a different monitor Console is not redrawn correctly. I don't see this on W10.

I have no doubt that this will be fixed in a future W11 update.


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Re: SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying

Simon Brown
 

Ah,

FWIW I missed the bit about the satellite screen being visible.

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Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying
 
Hi Simon


Thanks that did the trick. I deleted the SDR Console folder in the registry.

Back online !

I was worried maybe microsloth had rendered my machine unusable with SDRC, my favorite toy.

I suspect something got touched though, as now SDR# is throwing an error message about .NET ... hmmm

Thanks again !

Paul
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Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

John
 

Hi, no problem about the Hermes. 
I don't know where you're located but probably not in europe if you think that its too far away from you for shipping. 
 I haven't advertised it anywhere else except Simon's group so far but no doubt I'll mention it elsewhere when I get a chance to do that. 
 Somebody else in this group might still take it anyway 
 so I'll see how that goes. Apologies for not getting back to you on your first message I didn't see it till late last night, I had to fish it from my spam folder. My gmail account is brutal for junking at least 1 or sometimes a lot of messages from active threads that I'm reading. Again apologies about not seeing your first message. Very Best Wishes and Very Best Regards to you and your Family. 73 John. 
 
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. 

On Fri, 3 Jun 2022 at 06:01, mathews ember <seedkey@...> wrote:
I think I will pass on the Hermes. To far for shipping.
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Re: SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying

Simon Brown
 

OK,

Could also be that a change in monitor resulted in Console starting up way off screen. I'll add a sanity check in V3.2.

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Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying
 
Hi Simon


Thanks that did the trick. I deleted the SDR Console folder in the registry.

Back online !

I was worried maybe microsloth had rendered my machine unusable with SDRC, my favorite toy.

I suspect something got touched though, as now SDR# is throwing an error message about .NET ... hmmm

Thanks again !

Paul
N8CVW

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Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

mathews ember
 

I think I will pass on the Hermes. To far for shipping.
Thanks


Re: LimeSDR Mini 2.0 is Now Live!

David Hopkins
 

I have also ordered one of these CaribouLite.
Sure hope Simon adds this radio to sdr console when it ships.
Appears much better value than the Lime mini

David VK4ZF

On 2022-06-03 1:01 am, David J Taylor via groups.io wrote:
On 02/06/2022 12:56, Simon Brown wrote:
Ah,

OK. I just hope I don't have to buy one to support a change in the API. $399 is a lot.

Simon Brown
https://g4eli.com <https://g4eli.com>
https://sdr-radio.com <https://sdr-radio.com>
The Lime promised lots of things when first released, but they never happened.  Many folks had reliability issues.  At the US $399 price, I'm not interested.

I /might/ get one of the new Plutos, depending on price.

I do have one of the CaribouLite RPi HAT on oreder:

  https://www.crowdsupply.com/cariboulabs/cariboulite-rpi-hat


https://www.crowdsupply.com/img/0952/cariboulite-side-perspective2-cs_jpg_tile-xl.jpg

US $138 + shipping is more in my price range.

David GM8ARV
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Re: SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying

N8CVW
 

Hi Simon


Thanks that did the trick. I deleted the SDR Console folder in the registry.

Back online !

I was worried maybe microsloth had rendered my machine unusable with SDRC, my favorite toy.

I suspect something got touched though, as now SDR# is throwing an error message about .NET ... hmmm

Thanks again !

Paul
N8CVW


Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

Andrea Dalbagno
 

Thank you very much, John!

73
Andrea IN3IWZ 

Il gio 2 giu 2022, 21:55 John Bain <johnpbain@...> ha scritto:
Hello Andrea, I am from Glasgow in Scotland so obviously still in the uk. I still have all or most of the original packaging for the wellbrook loop and yes I will be selling it. The model is the ALA1530LN, I think I bought it in 2020 but I am not 100% sure of that. The loop has never been mounted outside and has lived in my loft/attic from I bought it. I paid between £260/£280 pounds for it but I won't be looking to get anywhere near that amount back for it. Because of the size of the loop the shipping will probably be more expensive but I'll adjust the price of the loop for you so that you can hopefully get a good price from me. I have no idea of how much the loops sell for second hand but because I don't really use it my price will probably be cheaper. 
 Simon I think I remember that you were a fan of the wellbrook loops and maybe you could have some idea of what 1 would usually sell for. 
 Andrea I hope to be able to get a price for shipping it out tomorrow and if i can do that I can get back to as soon as I can get a reasonable price for shipping. If I don't get a price tomorrow because of the celebration over here in the uk I will definitely get a price for you as soon as the celebration is over and people are going back to work as normal. 
 Andrea I will do my very best to try and get the loop out to you. 
 Very best wishes and very best regards to all. 
 73 John. 
STAY SAFE AND STAY HEALTHY.

On Thu, 2 Jun 2022 at 19:32, Andrea Dalbagno <andrea.dalbagno@...> wrote:
Hello Charles

We in Europe can't buy Wellbrook antenna from England because of the Brexit: for small enterprises like Wellbrook it would involve a big amount of money an burocracy to continue to sell over Europe after that "unexplicable da**ed thing".
For that reason, and for the well known performances of the ALA, I'm interested when someone sell its.

John, are you still thinking to sell yours?

BRG
73 de Andrea IN3IWZ

Il giorno gio 2 giu 2022 alle ore 20:06 Charles Thatcher <charlesjthatcher@...> ha scritto:
Google "Wellbrook antennas". I live in South Africa and had to import it from the UK. It ariived well packaged perfect shape. Can't do any worthwhile HF listening without it. It's pricey but well worth it.
My advice: Buy it it will improve your HF listening pleasure for many years.
Charles

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Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

John
 

Hello Andrea, I am from Glasgow in Scotland so obviously still in the uk. I still have all or most of the original packaging for the wellbrook loop and yes I will be selling it. The model is the ALA1530LN, I think I bought it in 2020 but I am not 100% sure of that. The loop has never been mounted outside and has lived in my loft/attic from I bought it. I paid between £260/£280 pounds for it but I won't be looking to get anywhere near that amount back for it. Because of the size of the loop the shipping will probably be more expensive but I'll adjust the price of the loop for you so that you can hopefully get a good price from me. I have no idea of how much the loops sell for second hand but because I don't really use it my price will probably be cheaper. 
 Simon I think I remember that you were a fan of the wellbrook loops and maybe you could have some idea of what 1 would usually sell for. 
 Andrea I hope to be able to get a price for shipping it out tomorrow and if i can do that I can get back to as soon as I can get a reasonable price for shipping. If I don't get a price tomorrow because of the celebration over here in the uk I will definitely get a price for you as soon as the celebration is over and people are going back to work as normal. 
 Andrea I will do my very best to try and get the loop out to you. 
 Very best wishes and very best regards to all. 
 73 John. 
STAY SAFE AND STAY HEALTHY.

On Thu, 2 Jun 2022 at 19:32, Andrea Dalbagno <andrea.dalbagno@...> wrote:
Hello Charles

We in Europe can't buy Wellbrook antenna from England because of the Brexit: for small enterprises like Wellbrook it would involve a big amount of money an burocracy to continue to sell over Europe after that "unexplicable da**ed thing".
For that reason, and for the well known performances of the ALA, I'm interested when someone sell its.

John, are you still thinking to sell yours?

BRG
73 de Andrea IN3IWZ

Il giorno gio 2 giu 2022 alle ore 20:06 Charles Thatcher <charlesjthatcher@...> ha scritto:
Google "Wellbrook antennas". I live in South Africa and had to import it from the UK. It ariived well packaged perfect shape. Can't do any worthwhile HF listening without it. It's pricey but well worth it.
My advice: Buy it it will improve your HF listening pleasure for many years.
Charles

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Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

Andrea Dalbagno
 

Hello Charles

We in Europe can't buy Wellbrook antenna from England because of the Brexit: for small enterprises like Wellbrook it would involve a big amount of money an burocracy to continue to sell over Europe after that "unexplicable da**ed thing".
For that reason, and for the well known performances of the ALA, I'm interested when someone sell its.

John, are you still thinking to sell yours?

BRG
73 de Andrea IN3IWZ

Il giorno gio 2 giu 2022 alle ore 20:06 Charles Thatcher <charlesjthatcher@...> ha scritto:
Google "Wellbrook antennas". I live in South Africa and had to import it from the UK. It ariived well packaged perfect shape. Can't do any worthwhile HF listening without it. It's pricey but well worth it.
My advice: Buy it it will improve your HF listening pleasure for many years.
Charles


Re: SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying

Simon Brown
 

Paul,

See: https://www.sdr-radio.com/reset You don't need to uninstall, just reset the registry etc.

You could also try a new identity.
Use this option to remove the user settings selected with the Program Options. Selecting this option opens the Windows registry editor in the folder where your settings are saved, usually this folder is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SDR-RADIO.com (V3)\SDRSpectrum\Ident0 .
www.sdr-radio.com


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Subject: [SDR-Radio] SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying
 
Hello All

I'm hoping someone else has experienced this startup/launch hanging problem.

I'm running WIN10/64, and have been using  v3.1 18MAR22. This morning External Radio stopped responding so I rebooted. After that SDRC just hangs on launch. I tried latest version from 12APR22, same hang. I uninstalled (WIN Uninstall App) and reinstalled twice, with reboots. Unplugged USB devices as those have caused issues.

Is there a way to Uninstall that totally removes all prior presence, ie, registry entries, "ini" files, etc ?

In the past, after reinstalling SDRC still "knows" about previous settings, radios that were installed, etc.

I suspect there's no group help for this, my installation just "curdled" as my programmer used to say.

Paul
N8CVW




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Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

Charles Thatcher
 

Google "Wellbrook antennas". I live in South Africa and had to import it from the UK. It ariived well packaged perfect shape. Can't do any worthwhile HF listening without it. It's pricey but well worth it.
My advice: Buy it it will improve your HF listening pleasure for many years.
Charles


SDRC 3.1 won't Start Up, hangs with 'Satellite Screen' displaying

N8CVW
 

Hello All

I'm hoping someone else has experienced this startup/launch hanging problem.

I'm running WIN10/64, and have been using  v3.1 18MAR22. This morning External Radio stopped responding so I rebooted. After that SDRC just hangs on launch. I tried latest version from 12APR22, same hang. I uninstalled (WIN Uninstall App) and reinstalled twice, with reboots. Unplugged USB devices as those have caused issues.

Is there a way to Uninstall that totally removes all prior presence, ie, registry entries, "ini" files, etc ?

In the past, after reinstalling SDRC still "knows" about previous settings, radios that were installed, etc.

I suspect there's no group help for this, my installation just "curdled" as my programmer used to say.

Paul
N8CVW




Re: SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.

Simon Brown
 

John,

In the words of Status Quo "Whatever you want, Whatever you like" (RIP Rick).

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Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] SDR's For Sale. Maybe Other Equipment, Antenna, ETC.
 
A couple of pictures of the afedri in case anybody doesn't know of it. 
and a 10 second video in standalone mode. Short vertical on 10 metres. 
Apologies if the pictures and video aren't allowed Simon. 73 John. 
On Thu, 2 Jun 2022 at 15:55, John Bain via groups.io <johnpbain=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi There, I paid about $395 dollars for the Hermes Lite 2 with the N2ADR filter board and 40mm enclosure from makerfabs. I think it worked out at around £310 uk pounds including the shipping fee so I paid about £290 uk pounds for the radio kit. I'd like to get about the same back as I paid.
 I'm not trying to make any more money out of anybody than what I paid, the hermes board is about $289+$52.70filters+$16.90enclosure. I think it worked out around just under $360 dollars plus shipping. If anybody is interested or needs any more info or anything else just let me know. 

I am also selling an afedri lan-iq standalone version. It is multi functional and can be used via its touch screen and also used via ethernet or usb with Simon's SDR Console Software. I prefer to use it with the computer using it with Simon's software. In standalone mode it is usb powered or by 7.5 volts dc and also needs an external speaker as there's no built in speakers. I prefer it with the software on the computer via ethernet for the wider bandwidth it allows, it covers 0-1700MHz. 
a link to the afedri page for any information needed about the radio. 


On Thu, 2 Jun 2022 at 09:53, Siegfried Jackstien <siegfried.jackstien@...> wrote:

me too

;-)

dg9bfc sigi

Am 02.06.2022 um 06:46 schrieb mathews ember:
I would be interested in that Hermes lite.
How much you asking for it

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