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Re: Mouse hints, tips and wrinkles.

Iaen Cordell
 

Hello David, how about using a midi controller?

https://www.sdr-radio.com/midi-controllers

I am a blind person and as the current version of Simons excellent software does not support many keyboard commands I am currently researching this option.

Cheers

IC

 

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Coles
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:20 PM
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] Mouse hints, tips and wrinkles.

 

Consider using a "Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring".
www.kensington.com but originally from www.rsi-shop.co.uk
Code 62K72337EU £34.25 in 2015. Tel: 0208 7360542
Trackball for fast cursor control and scroll ring for easy tune.
Build quality is the same as an average conventional mouse.
Discovered while volunteering with www.remap.org.uk
We give engineering aid to the severely physically disabled.
RSI = repetitive strain injury which is just no fun! Believe me...  
73 Dave G7GZC


Re: Bandwidth / Span Question

Simon Brown
 

Bandwidth = Radio bandwidth, what the radio returns.

 

Span is whatever you want to display.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of rmrrgs
Sent: 23 March 2021 13:21
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] Bandwidth / Span Question

 

Hello,

Bandwidth is always a bit confusing to me.

Might someone please explain for me the difference between
"Bandwidth" in the /Home menu, and the "Bandwidth" option
that comes up by clicking on the small keyboard iconn at the bottom-right of the screen ?
(the Radio Frequency screen that appears)

If I jus want to change the Spectrum SCAN that is showing, without changing
anything else, which, or what, do I do ?  [without using the Zoom vertical slider]

Thanks,
R.


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Bandwidth / Span Question

rmrrgs <rgsrose@...>
 

Hello,

Bandwidth is always a bit confusing to me.

Might someone please explain for me the difference between
"Bandwidth" in the /Home menu, and the "Bandwidth" option
that comes up by clicking on the small keyboard iconn at the bottom-right of the screen ?
(the Radio Frequency screen that appears)

If I jus want to change the Spectrum SCAN that is showing, without changing
anything else, which, or what, do I do ?  [without using the Zoom vertical slider]

Thanks,
R.


Re: 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

No - using the online forums is much easier for me. These are backed up every three hours to the cloud.

I'll think about this though, there may be a blindingly obvious solution.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

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From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David J Taylor via groups.io
Sent: 23 March 2021 12:00
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

On 23/03/2021 11:45, Simon Brown wrote:
SDR Console v3.0.27 preview: https://www.sdr-radio.com/download
<https://www.sdr-radio.com/download>.

Downloads and release notes on the forums:
https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801
<https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801>

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com <https://www.sdr-radio.com/>
Thanks, Simon.

Will the release notes eventually be available as a plain text or PDF file, as I prefer to store such information locally?

David GM8ARV
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Re: 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

Simon Brown
 

Good idea, that’s what I was going to suggest.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of n2msqrp
Sent: 23 March 2021 12:48
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io; David J Taylor via groups.io <david-taylor@...>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

 

When a pdf or document is not available I "print" the page and save as a pdf.

 

Mike N2MS

On 03/23/2021 8:00 AM David J Taylor via groups.io < david-taylor@...> wrote:

 

Thanks, Simon.

 

Will the release notes eventually be available as a plain text or PDF

file, as I prefer to store such information locally?

 

David GM8ARV

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Re: 3.0.27 Preview

Simon Brown
 

A DLL of mine could not be loaded, my first guess is that anti-virus deleted it?

 

  • Try without anti-virus active
  • The DLL is SDRFFTHelper.dll
  • If you know how to use Depends this would help determine what’s gone wonky: https://www.sdr-radio.com/depends .

 

If we can’t diagnose this then I’ll have to make special kits for you.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gisle Vanem
Sent: 23 March 2021 12:00
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] 3.0.27 Preview

 

[Edited Message Follows]

BugTrap kicked in after 2 sec during loading (attached).

I uploaded the report here: https://www.watt-32.net/misc/SDRConsole_error_report_210323-125227.zip

if it can help you. Anything I have to reset or delete to fix this?

Edit: I ran dbgview on the side before starting SDR Console.exe. The last lines are:

SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.458: General> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.466: Data Recorder> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.482: Video> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.498: RDS Database> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
13:24:42.498: Opening C:\Users\Gisle\AppData\Roaming\SDR-RADIO.com (V3)\RDSDatabase.sqlite, status 0

Then the crash. But doing the same again after deleting RDSDatabase.sqlite, it still crashes after having recreated this SQlite file.


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Re: 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

N2MS
 

When a pdf or document is not available I "print" the page and save as a pdf.
 
Mike N2MS

On 03/23/2021 8:00 AM David J Taylor via groups.io < david-taylor@...> wrote:
 
Thanks, Simon.
 
Will the release notes eventually be available as a plain text or PDF
file, as I prefer to store such information locally?
 
David GM8ARV
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Re: 3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

David J Taylor
 

On 23/03/2021 11:45, Simon Brown wrote:
SDR Console v3.0.27 preview: https://www.sdr-radio.com/download <https://www.sdr-radio.com/download>.
Downloads and release notes on the forums: https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801 <https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801>
Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com <https://www.sdr-radio.com/>
Thanks, Simon.

Will the release notes eventually be available as a plain text or PDF file, as I prefer to store such information locally?

David GM8ARV
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: 3.0.27 Preview

Gisle Vanem
 
Edited

BugTrap kicked in after 2 sec during loading (attached).

I uploaded the report here: https://www.watt-32.net/misc/SDRConsole_error_report_210323-125227.zip

if it can help you. Anything I have to reset or delete to fix this?

Edit: I ran dbgview on the side before starting SDR Console.exe. The last lines are:

SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.458: General> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.466: Data Recorder> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.482: Video> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
SDR-Radio.com @ 13:24:42.498: RDS Database> CBackgroundThreadBase::Start
13:24:42.498: Opening C:\Users\Gisle\AppData\Roaming\SDR-RADIO.com (V3)\RDSDatabase.sqlite, status 0

Then the crash. But doing the same again after deleting RDSDatabase.sqlite, it still crashes after having recreated this SQlite file.


3.0.27 Preview (Updated URL)

Simon Brown
 

SDR Console v3.0.27 preview: https://www.sdr-radio.com/download.

 

Downloads and release notes on the forums: https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 


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3.0.27 Preview

Simon Brown
 

SDR Console v3.0.27 preview: https://sdr-radio.com/download scroll down to 3.0.27.

 

Downloads and release notes on the forums: https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=801

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 


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Mouse hints, tips and wrinkles.

David Coles
 

Consider using a "Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring".
www.kensington.com but originally from www.rsi-shop.co.uk
Code 62K72337EU £34.25 in 2015. Tel: 0208 7360542
Trackball for fast cursor control and scroll ring for easy tune.
Build quality is the same as an average conventional mouse.
Discovered while volunteering with www.remap.org.uk
We give engineering aid to the severely physically disabled.
RSI = repetitive strain injury which is just no fun! Believe me...  
73 Dave G7GZC


Re: Stand-Alone Satellite Tracking Program #satellites #request #workspace #future

Simon Brown
 

OK,

 

What would you use it for? It would need integrating into 32rd-party software.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of thepipvanwinkle@...
Sent: 23 March 2021 01:25
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] Stand-Alone Satellite Tracking Program #future #satellites #request #workspace

 

I would like to put forward the idea of adding a separate satellite tracker that would not require SDR Console to be open (like Simon's World Map but with satellite tracking). It could still be able to control direct tuning of RX or TX freq's in SDR Console or could also be used in tandem with other SDR programs. In my honest opinion your satellite tracker is the cleanest of all that I have come across.


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Re: Memory Scanning

Max
 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 07:14 PM, Gedas wrote:
How does one scan the frequencies I have entered into, say, bank 1?
Hi Gedas

There is no scanner on SDRC yet. It is on Simon's "to-do" list. Think he said may possibly be added later this year.

As a sort of temporary alternative, you can set up multiple receivers and even view them all simultaneously in the Receiver Matrix, then use squelch to silence inactive channels. You can have up to 24 receivers running simultaneously, and groups of 24 can each be stored as a "Favourite". To store batches of frequencies Favourites is a lot more powerful than Memories in the parameters they store:

https://www.sdr-radio.com/Favourites

Sorry, I know it's not the answer you wanted, but Simon is just one person and SDRC is a truly brilliant program for SDRs. The truth is that possibly the majority of users of SDRC (I'm going by the average type of question asked in the Forums) are radio amateurs using it for transceive operations, so scanner possibly not highest on list of the average user's priorities, but it's worth hanging around as new features are added all the time.

Best

Max


Reply to all respondents: Upgrading FunCubeDongle Pro Plus but retaining SDR-Console.

David Coles
 

Very many thanks to all respondents!
So kind and so useful.
Including you all on my Christmas e-card list, if of course, you celebrate Christmas!
73 Dave G7GZC


Memory Scanning

Gedas
 

Is it possible to have SDR Console scan a memory bank I have established? I have 10 or so frequencies that I would like to monitor once there is activity on that freq. I am using a SDRPLAY RSPdx. Thank you

Gedas, W8BYA EN70JT

Gallery at http://w8bya.com (under repair)
Light travels faster than sound....
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.


Stand-Alone Satellite Tracking Program #satellites #request #workspace #future

thepipvanwinkle@...
 

I would like to put forward the idea of adding a separate satellite tracker that would not require SDR Console to be open (like Simon's World Map but with satellite tracking). It could still be able to control direct tuning of RX or TX freq's in SDR Console or could also be used in tandem with other SDR programs. In my honest opinion your satellite tracker is the cleanest of all that I have come across.


#feature ICAO SELCAL Tone Display #feature

Michael Jackson
 

If possible I'd like to see an optional (for those who don't) graticule display on the AF window with a scale for ICAO SELCAL tones to aid identification of the codes being called.  Taking that a step further a seperate AF window with a slow waterfall display would be better in order to see those tones after they have been sent.

The tones spacings are:
A 312.6 Hz
B 346.7 Hz
C 384.6 Hz
D 426.6 Hz
E 473.2 Hz
F 524.8 Hz
G 582.1 Hz
H 645.7 Hz
J 716.1 Hz
K 794.3 Hz
L 881.0 Hz
M 977.2 Hz
P 1083.9 Hz
Q 1202.3 Hz
R 1333.5 Hz
S 1479.1 Hz

I think this is an easy option versus developing a decoder as such.  I have been after something like this for years but have had to make do with full blown and costly decoder software so a simple display might be a bonus addition to the Console for many HF aero followers.

Attached is a rudementary and not to scale idea of the AF spectrum window display.


Problem: Automatic span value based on SDR bandwidth #bug #sdrserver #possibly

Finndx
 

The second issue is regarding remote servers and span value as well. The problem is that I need to set that span value almost every time immediately after connecting to a server because SDRC doesn't keep this setting.

I would like it to keep it all the time as 100 kHz for remote servers (also for European servers if it would work with that value - but currently I need to set that span value as 50 kHz for European servers as explained in my another message).
Why the hassle of setting up the correct span value every time after remote connection? Or is there a way to keep it unchanged after every connection to remote servers? I haven't found such a way.

It seems that this suggested span value depends on the BW value the remote SDR was started with:

SDRPlay
BW 150 kHz    ->    Span ±67.500 kHz
BW 200 kHz    ->    Span ±100 kHz

Airspy
BW 192 kHz    ->    Span ±86.400 kHz
BW 125 khz    ->    Span ±56.250 khz
etc.

If I was using just SDRplays with 200 kHz bandwidth there would be no need for immediately setting up a span value after every remote connection. But every time Airspy is used or I've used
SDRplay with lower BW I need to take care of the span value.

(Some people are recommending favourites but favourites doesn't help here. If I save favourites with "200 kHz view" (i.e. 100 kHz span value), I still get "maximized" spectrum view when recalling them ie. it changes span value in accordance with SDR BW).

Simon, could you make SDRC to remember the previous used span value and not to use an autovalue based on the SDR BW? Or even add a separate setting for predifined preferred span value?

Anyway, thanks for the good work with SDR Console!


Problem: Auto Center not working when tuning outside the visible range #possibly #bug #sdrserver

Finndx
 

Simon, can I have your attention?
I have two issues with SDR Console that have existed since "the day one".

I am using a lot of remote servers with SDR Console software and this includes both SDR Console V3 servers and Spyservers.
My main focus is on FM stations and since our download speed at home is only 10 Mbps, I am used to listen to only one FM station at a time when using these remote servers. So I see only one FM station within 200 kHz bandwidth spectrum. Well, this is true for North American servers but with European servers I see even less of spectrum. This is because I want to use mouse wheel for scrolling frequencies (as a logical replacement for good-old tuning knob). To make this happen, I've had to make a special setting for "Span" value. For North American servers, I use the span value of 100 kHz (that's the half of tuning steps of 200 kHz on the North American FM band). For European servers, I use the span value of 50 kHz instead (as tuning steps are 100 kHz in the European FM broadcast band and 50 kHz is half of that). I have found this arrangement as the only solution for getting mouse wheel working properly. The downside of this setting is the aforementioned limited view for spectrum when listening to FM stations with European servers. If I use any other span values, the tuning with mouse wheel isn't working in an expected manner.

Let me share some screen captures about this issue. The settings for these pictures are: 200 kHz BW, Span ±100kHz and trying to tune in 100 kHz steps. The first screen capture is for 92.1 MHz, the second one for 92.2 MHz and the third one for 92.3 MHz, tuned one after another. What actually happens is this:

92.1 MHz: image shows "full" spectrum of the 92.1 station and audio is normal
92.2 MHz: image shows the same spectrum as before - so this means half of the spectrum of the tuned frequency is now completely missing and audio is MUTED
92.3 MHz: image shows spectrum correctly for this frequency and audio is normal again

And of course, there is the same effect for the next frequency 92.4 as what happens with 92.2 ... etc
As I told, my workaround for preventing this to happen, is to set the span value for 50 kHz when listening to European servers but then again I'm missing some of the spectrum. For myself, it's more important the tuning with mouse wheel is working properly.

It seems to me that SDR Console cannot handle properly the situation when actual channel width is close to or equal to SDR BW. I feel that if full channel width doesn't fit in the shown spectrum, autocenter should make it to fit.
(I have ticked both the "Auto center" setting on the "View" panel and "Adjust the display frequency to make visible" on Tuning settings - none of these help for the issue).