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Re: the console

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Hi,

 

Thanks - I can't reproduce this with my SDR-IP and SDR-IQ so I'll try with a SoftRock v9.0.

 

Any chance of a screenshot while you're receiving - you can select Screen Capture from the Ribbon button (big round button in top left) ?

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Bruce Tanner

Simon, I am also experiencing what sounds like 'AC Hum' on the BC carriers with the new beta version. Using DSB, LSB or USB will make the signals audible but one can still here the 'jitter' present in the carrier. ECSS and SAM settings seem to make little difference. I do not know how demodulation is handled in the software but this condition was not present in any of the other versions you have released. It does not occur in PSDR when I do a comparison and altering the filters or band width do not seem to effect it appreciably.

FYI, my system is using Win 7, Softrock RX Ensemble with an Edirol FA-66 external, USB sound interface.

 


Re: the console

jmiles56@sbcglobal.net <jmiles56@...>
 

I get the hum on my sdr-iq when I use NR-2. I saw the post yesterday but the softrock appears to be a separate problem since turning if off makes to change. I do find that no matter what filter I use in the AM mode the audio is still muffled, making it hard when I do find a weak SW broadcast station to pull usable audio out of the noise. With my R-75
I could use DSP notch and PBT to pull it out without the bass sound. Maybe this can be changed in tools/filters but for SDR laymen like me
The filter types and shapes are lost on me. I don't see the same problem with winrad or spectravue so something is different somewhere. Since I look at it from a SWL view,Ham Operators may view what the software should do or not. Just my 5 cents worth.

Thanks
Jim Miles

--- In sdr-radio-com@..., Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:

Simon, I am also experiencing what sounds like 'AC Hum' on the BC
carriers with the new beta version. Using DSB, LSB or USB will make the
signals audible but one can still here the 'jitter' present in the
carrier. ECSS and SAM settings seem to make little difference. I do not
know how demodulation is handled in the software but this condition was
not present in any of the other versions you have released. It does not
occur in PSDR when I do a comparison and altering the filters or band
width do not seem to effect it appreciably.

FYI, my system is using Win 7, Softrock RX Ensemble with an Edirol FA-66
external, USB sound interface.

Bruce
-------------------

On 7/26/2010 3:15 AM, Simon HB9DRV wrote:

Hi,

Have you tried the SAM and ECSS? The bandwidth on AM audio is now
6kHz, on RF 12kHz. If this is not enough please let me know.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

*From:* sdr-radio-com@...
[mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] *On Behalf Of *Mike
*Sent:* 25 July 2010 15:19
*To:* sdr-radio-com@...
*Subject:* [sdr-radio-com] the console

Simon:

Your additions to the program are awesome. I look forward to you
release. I know we've been around with this one before, but the one
limiting thing that keeps me from using Radio Console is the
limitations on bandwidth in AM mode. I hear what you're saying about
audio vs.. RF bandwidth, but ALL the other offerings have much better
fidelity for the armchair listener and SWLer.

Friendly Regards,

Mike

Mike Gilchrist

Disruptive Technologist

Advanced Wireless Express

P.O. Box 255

Toledo, IA 52342

Mike's Weekly Column
<http://www.tamatoledonews.com/page/category.detail/nav/5001/Local-Columns.html>

239.770.6203

mike@... <mailto:mike@...>

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*From:* sdr-radio-com@...
[mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] *On Behalf Of *Simon HB9DRV
*Sent:* Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29 AM
*To:* sdr-radio-com@...
*Subject:* RE: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

Hi,

http://www.sdr-radio.com/Downloads/BetaKits.aspx has been updated,
tested on two XP systems (mine & Pieter's).

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

*From:* sdr-radio-com@...
[mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] *On Behalf Of *Simon HB9DRV
*Sent:* 23 July 2010 17:15
*To:* sdr-radio-com@...
*Subject:* [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

I'm putting an XP system together with VMware, will report back when
it's working.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com


message 707 is a duplicate older than 705

ic8pof
 

sorry for the duplicate but I wrote it yesterday evening and have thought that it has not come through the WEB waves,
so have rewritten it this mornig.
Pardon.
73
Phil


Re: the console

Bruce Tanner
 

I have attached an MP3 file of the sound. This is a strong, local AM broadcast signal. It begins with setting in the DSB setting and then is switched to the normal AM mode towards the end.

Bruce
-------------

On 7/26/2010 9:06 AM, Bruce Tanner wrote:

 

Simon, I am also experiencing what sounds like 'AC Hum' on the BC carriers with the new beta version. Using DSB, LSB or USB will make the signals audible but one can still here the 'jitter' present in the carrier. ECSS and SAM settings seem to make little difference. I do not know how demodulation is handled in the software but this condition was not present in any of the other versions you have released. It does not occur in PSDR when I do a comparison and altering the filters or band width do not seem to effect it appreciably.

FYI, my system is using Win 7, Softrock RX Ensemble with an Edirol FA-66 external, USB sound interface.

Bruce
-------------------

On 7/26/2010 3:15 AM, Simon HB9DRV wrote:

 

Hi,

 

Have you tried the SAM and ECSS? The bandwidth on AM audio is now 6kHz, on RF 12kHz. If this is not enough please let me know.

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: 25 July 2010 15:19
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] the console

 

 

Simon:

 

Your additions to the program are awesome.  I look forward to you release.  I know we've been around with this one before, but the one limiting thing that keeps me from using Radio Console is the limitations on bandwidth in AM mode.  I hear what you're saying about audio vs.. RF bandwidth, but ALL the other offerings have much better fidelity for the armchair listener and SWLer.

 

Friendly Regards,

 

Mike

 

Mike Gilchrist

Disruptive Technologist

Advanced Wireless Express

P.O. Box 255

Toledo, IA   52342

Mike's Weekly Column

239.770.6203

mike@aweiowa.com

 

 

 


From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29 AM
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

Hi,

http://www.sdr-radio.com/Downloads/BetaKits.aspx has been updated, tested on two XP systems (mine & Pieter's).

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: 23 July 2010 17:15
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

I'm putting an XP system together with VMware, will report back when it's working.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com


Re: the console

Bruce Tanner
 

Simon, I am also experiencing what sounds like 'AC Hum' on the BC carriers with the new beta version. Using DSB, LSB or USB will make the signals audible but one can still here the 'jitter' present in the carrier. ECSS and SAM settings seem to make little difference. I do not know how demodulation is handled in the software but this condition was not present in any of the other versions you have released. It does not occur in PSDR when I do a comparison and altering the filters or band width do not seem to effect it appreciably.

FYI, my system is using Win 7, Softrock RX Ensemble with an Edirol FA-66 external, USB sound interface.

Bruce
-------------------

On 7/26/2010 3:15 AM, Simon HB9DRV wrote:

 

Hi,

 

Have you tried the SAM and ECSS? The bandwidth on AM audio is now 6kHz, on RF 12kHz. If this is not enough please let me know.

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: 25 July 2010 15:19
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] the console

 

 

Simon:

 

Your additions to the program are awesome.  I look forward to you release.  I know we've been around with this one before, but the one limiting thing that keeps me from using Radio Console is the limitations on bandwidth in AM mode.  I hear what you're saying about audio vs.. RF bandwidth, but ALL the other offerings have much better fidelity for the armchair listener and SWLer.

 

Friendly Regards,

 

Mike

 

Mike Gilchrist

Disruptive Technologist

Advanced Wireless Express

P.O. Box 255

Toledo, IA   52342

Mike's Weekly Column

239.770.6203

mike@aweiowa.com

 

 

 


From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29 AM
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

Hi,

http://www.sdr-radio.com/Downloads/BetaKits.aspx has been updated, tested on two XP systems (mine & Pieter's).

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

From: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: 23 July 2010 17:15
To: sdr-radio-com@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

I'm putting an XP system together with VMware, will report back when it's working.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com


Re: mutiny

jorschei <kthkit@...>
 

Hi, Simon

Nice interface;
Results are with KTH-SDR receiver (softrock alike)
On version 1.0 SSB, FM, AM, and SAM was working OK on XP 2.2 GHz desktop. On AM some 50 Hz noise and rumble sound below 300Hz witch
could be cut off with the left filter slider so no problem.

On Version 1.1 AM and SAM and FM are not working......

73 Joris PE1KTH

--- In sdr-radio-com@..., "Simon HB9DRV" <simon@...> wrote:

Alan,



I'll test this on my XP system to see if I can get a crash. Have you tried
SAM / ECSS? A screenshot would help me understand how to reproduce this
problem.



To remove low hum adjust the filter - I can add a default high-pass if
needed.



Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com



From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...]
On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: 26 July 2010 09:43
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: Re: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny






----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon HB9DRV"
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny


1) What's not stable for you?
I find that any attempt to move the waterfall speed slider crashes it into
error reporting mode.
The AM mode is unusable, sounds as if a low frequency hum is superimposed on

the audio.
I've not tested much else yet.
I know you released this under pressure, I'm not sure what bugs you already
know.
XP SP3.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: new feature AF_Spectrum_MP3 button

ic8pof
 

GM, no problem on moving the MP3 window around.
The matter is that when AF_Spectrum is ON and I activate MP3, MP3 open on place of AFSpectrum and to see again AFS I have to go up in the bar and click on the AFS button to see it again.

It would be easier to have such botton directly in the AFS&#92;MP3 window
to switch from AFS to MP£ and viceversa.
73
Phil

--- In sdr-radio-com@..., "Simon HB9DRV" <simon@...> wrote:

Hi,



You can move the docking windows and position them wherever you want, I
guess I need to get a YouTube video made to show this. Click on the pane
title (for example MP3) and drag...



Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com



From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...]
On Behalf Of ic8pof
Sent: 25 July 2010 13:15
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] new feature AF_Spectrum_MP3 button





HI, just using the b360 console in the IOTA.
Wanted to use the recording option , but the AFSpectrum disappears.
So have to go up in the View bar and search for AF_spectrum button.
That is time consuming.
Would be fine a button directly in the AFSPectrum&#92;MP3 window to switch
between the 2 options.

In the MP3 option would be also fine a LOOP_recoder for the last 10-20 or 30
secs.

73
Phil


message test

ic8pof
 

just a test, as some mails written before did not pass.
73
Phil


Re: mutiny

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Alan,

 

I'll test this on my XP system to see if I can get a crash. Have you tried SAM / ECSS? A screenshot would help me understand how to reproduce this problem.

 

To remove low hum adjust the filter - I can add a default high-pass if needed.

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: 26 July 2010 09:43
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: Re: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon HB9DRV"
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny

>
> 1) What's not stable for you?
>

I find that any attempt to move the waterfall speed slider crashes it into
error reporting mode.
The AM mode is unusable, sounds as if a low frequency hum is superimposed on
the audio.
I've not tested much else yet.
I know you released this under pressure, I'm not sure what bugs you already
know.
XP SP3.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


console's b360.2 , 15-10 meters band blocked

ic8pof
 

GM Simon, something strange happened yesterady sunday on 15 and 10 meters with my SDR_IQ and console b360#2.

I have SWL_ed in the IOTA contest for a while and all has flown OK on 40 and 20 meters.
Lot of stations and many have been one above the other ;---).
Almost all have been copied , but the "STRANGE_THING" happened on 15 and 10 meters.
See the pic : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdr-radio-com/photos/album/1050649225/pic/427902982/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Here is to be seen a local friend's signal at S 9+20/30 level, about 1km away with 100w and a yagi.
During the transmission the whole SDR RX window disappears .....uhmmmmm .
When he ends the transmission there is a BLACK_HOLE of about 1/4 second then the band is again visible.
And so on at every TX RX passage.
I have tried also to move away the RX window about 100khz below and the same happened.
A short test on 10 meterrs also made the same THING.

I have tried in the afternoon to feed an 15mt signal with my RF_Gen at about S 8 - 9 and have noted that the RX window also disappears.
Lesser but disappears.
As I am not a programmer but only a key-depresser I cannot say what happens on 15 and 10 meters.

In a REAL RX such occurrence would show to a poor hardware design, but in a software radio where is the problem ?
73
Phil


Re: mutiny

Alan <alan4alan@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon HB9DRV"
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny



1) What's not stable for you?

I find that any attempt to move the waterfall speed slider crashes it into error reporting mode.
The AM mode is unusable, sounds as if a low frequency hum is superimposed on the audio.
I've not tested much else yet.
I know you released this under pressure, I'm not sure what bugs you already know.
XP SP3.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: mutiny

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Possible - the code should only get better :)

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Andy obrien
Sent: 25 July 2010 23:28
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: Re: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny

 

 

The mouse scroll seems to work much smoother on fine tune. 

Andy K3UK

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM, eckrot <eckrot@...> wrote:

 

Hi Alan,

I've got it work now. It was the missing set-up with CFGSR.

Now, we have to wait for a more stable version of the SDRConsole, supporting also ASIO audio ...

Thank you!

73

Eckhard

 

 


Re: Feature request

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Hi,

 

I haven't forgotten the AGC design, it's very good, just haven't had time yet. Over the weekend I started the TX support as 'someone' may have a new SDR transmitter and needs TX support in the console for testing.

 

No names, no pack drill, it'll blow your socks off when it's announced.

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of vbifyz
Sent: 26 July 2010 00:58
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] Feature request

 

 

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your great work! I especially appreciate the integration with the broadcast station database.
One feature that would make identifying stations much easier is filtering by "on air now", i.e. showing only stations that are broadcasting at this moment.

I hope you remember about my other request, about the AGC algorithm.

73, Mike VE3YXA


Re: mutiny

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Hi,

 

1) What's not stable for you?

2) What advantage do you see in using the ASIO drivers?

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of eckrot
Sent: 24 July 2010 16:50
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny

 

 

Hi Alan,

I've got it work now. It was the missing set-up with CFGSR.

Now, we have to wait for a more stable version of the SDRConsole, supporting also ASIO audio ...

Thank you!

73

Eckhard

--- In sdr-radio-com@..., "Alan" wrote:
>
>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "eckrot"
> Subject: [sdr-radio-com] Re: mutiny
>
>
> > I've ordered AVR's with the newest Fred's firmware and tested it.
>
> Sorry, I did not think you had tried it.
> Did you change the I2C address in the AVR with CFGSR?
> Have you checked what frequency the Si570 is producing?
>
> 73 Alan G4ZFQ
>


Re: the console

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Hi,

 

Have you tried the SAM and ECSS? The bandwidth on AM audio is now 6kHz, on RF 12kHz. If this is not enough please let me know.

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: 25 July 2010 15:19
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] the console

 

 

Simon:

 

Your additions to the program are awesome.  I look forward to you release.  I know we've been around with this one before, but the one limiting thing that keeps me from using Radio Console is the limitations on bandwidth in AM mode.  I hear what you're saying about audio vs.. RF bandwidth, but ALL the other offerings have much better fidelity for the armchair listener and SWLer.

 

Friendly Regards,

 

Mike

 

Mike Gilchrist

Disruptive Technologist

Advanced Wireless Express

P.O. Box 255

Toledo, IA   52342

Mike's Weekly Column

239.770.6203

mike@...

 

 

 


From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29 AM
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: RE: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

Hi,

http://www.sdr-radio.com/Downloads/BetaKits.aspx has been updated, tested on two XP systems (mine & Pieter's).

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of Simon HB9DRV
Sent: 23 July 2010 17:15
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] XP Crashes

 

I'm putting an XP system together with VMware, will report back when it's working.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com


Re: new feature AF_Spectrum_MP3 button

Simon HB9DRV <simon@...>
 

Hi,

 

You can move the docking windows and position them wherever you want, I guess I need to get a YouTube video made to show this. Click on the pane title (for example MP3) and drag...

 

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

http://sdr-radio.com

 

From: sdr-radio-com@... [mailto:sdr-radio-com@...] On Behalf Of ic8pof
Sent: 25 July 2010 13:15
To: sdr-radio-com@...
Subject: [sdr-radio-com] new feature AF_Spectrum_MP3 button

 

 

HI, just using the b360 console in the IOTA.
Wanted to use the recording option , but the AFSpectrum disappears.
So have to go up in the View bar and search for AF_spectrum button.
That is time consuming.
Would be fine a button directly in the AFSPectrum\MP3 window to switch between the 2 options.

In the MP3 option would be also fine a LOOP_recoder for the last 10-20 or 30 secs.

73
Phil


Re: 'Radio' Console V1.1 BETA

obrienaj <k3ukandy@...>
 

new watefall is good. I like the old one but this is even better

--- In sdr-radio-com@..., "Alex P" <winston376@...> wrote:

Hi Simon,
Downloaded the 1.1 Beta this morning and only spent a couple of hours with it. The ease-of-use, short learning curve required and ability to customize is very impressive! Also, thanks for including the features I requested.
Best regards...
Alex P


Feature request

vbifyz
 

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your great work! I especially appreciate the integration with the broadcast station database.
One feature that would make identifying stations much easier is filtering by "on air now", i.e. showing only stations that are broadcasting at this moment.

I hope you remember about my other request, about the AGC algorithm.

73, Mike VE3YXA


console's b360#2 15meters band blocked

ic8pof
 

HI , this morning I have played SWL_ing in the IOTA contest and when I have switched on 15meters the thing you see in the pic below happened :

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdr-radio-com/photos/album/1050649225/pic/427902982/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

The strong signal is a friend's ssb playing in the IOTA-ssb away from me about 1Km.
The strenght was about S9+20.
When He was transmitting the whole RX window and hence the weak signals around him disappeared.
At the end of the transmission there is a Black_Hole GAP before the signals around come again visible.

Could not test on 10 meters, but on 20 and 40 meters it did not happen.

I Have tried in the afternoon to feed a strong carrier about S8-9 from my RF_Gen in the SDR_IQ and "seems" also happening the same thing.

Such bad blocking occours only in very cheap&#92;poor hardware radios, here is all software.
What do you think Simon ?

73
Phil


Re: mutiny

Andy obrien <k3ukandy@...>
 

The mouse scroll seems to work much smoother on fine tune. 

Andy K3UK


On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM, eckrot <eckrot@...> wrote:
 

Hi Alan,

I've got it work now. It was the missing set-up with CFGSR.

Now, we have to wait for a more stable version of the SDRConsole, supporting also ASIO audio ...

Thank you!

73

Eckhard