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Re: Which version of OmniRig?

kg5tjj@...
 

I use the latest version of omnirig in windows 10 and haven’t seen an issue.

 

 

 

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From: Jim W7EED
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Which version of OmniRig?

 

Pat, I'm using OmniRig v1.16 on a Win10-64 computer.  It works perfectly.  My system is a Kenwood TS-590SG, XMLog and SDR Console with an RSP1A.

I've downloaded OmniRig v1.19 but I haven't installed it yet.
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73,
Jim W7EED

 


Re: More Identities

Christian Veith
 

Hi Simon,

thanks for this update :) Do you think it would be possible to have different Radio settings per identity?

What i mean are the settings in this dialog:

I would then configure identity one as my Main HF identity and a second one as Transverter with slightly different settings.

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Christian DL5CV


Am 06.05.2020 um 07:27 schrieb Simon Brown:

Hi,

 

In 3.0.23 there are four more optional identities:

 

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 


Re: Lime Mini - HF

 

Ik like to post here my post from today to the Test team.

 
Hi 
I did some testing, Simon was asking for it.
 
Test Limesdr Mini on HF (3.630 Mhz)
----------------------------------------------------
 
22 = Version 3.0.22 
23 = Test Version 3.0.23   5/5/20.
Swap = SdrSourceLime.dll from version 3.0.5 (08/02/19)
Ini = LimeSdrmini.ini from running version.
BW = Bandwidth
 
22
 
Swap No
Ini No,Yes
 
RX NOK
TX NOK
(there is no BW > 3 mhz)
 
Swap Yes
Ini No
BW 3.072 Mhz(Tx)
RX OK after hitting tx OK
TX NOK
 
Swap Yes
Ini Yes
BW 3.072 Mhz (Tx)
RX OK
TX OK
 
--------------------
 
23
 
Swap No
Ini No
BW 3 Mhz (Hf-Tx)
RX OK after hit tx
TX NOK only strong carrier on 29.9999 Mhz
 
Swap No
Ini Yes
BW 3 Mhz (Hf-Tx)
RX OK
TX NOK only strong carrier on 29.9999 Mhz
 
Swap Yes
Ini No
BW 3.072 Mhz (Tx)
RX OK
Tx NOK only strong carrier on 29.9999 Mhz
 
Swap Yes
Ini Yes
BW 3.072 Mhz (Tx)
RX OK
TX OK
 
 
It seems that the dll file from version 3.0.5 does still the trick.
Power output 3.6 mhz  is enough for driving my home made (red pitaya) amp.with low pass filters.
 
 
Onno PA0ONO
Rotterdam May 7 2020 


Re: Which version of OmniRig?

Jim W7EED
 

Pat, I'm using OmniRig v1.16 on a Win10-64 computer.  It works perfectly.  My system is a Kenwood TS-590SG, XMLog and SDR Console with an RSP1A.

I've downloaded OmniRig v1.19 but I haven't installed it yet.
--
73,
Jim W7EED


Re: Hermes-Lite 2 Available

Mark EI3KD
 

Thank you Max, very helpful,

Regards, Mark


Re: Telemetry Beacon question

Siegfried Jackstien
 

yes ... you need to restart it on every console start ...

in the test team group we asked simon for an "autostart" function (maybe with a search window of 1 or 2 kc from last used frequency) ...

maybe in a later version?!?

anyway ... fine that you got it workong now

... a hint ... edit the lnb offset till you are near spot on (and zoom up the geobeacon window a bit) ...

much easier to find the signal with the mouse then ... and if the beacon is off (say for maintenance) ... you still can use your a setup also without beacon lock ... that slight difference that normally the beacon lockin function compensates ... has to be done by hand then ... but its still usable

so ... try to set lnb as accurate as possible (after a longer warmup)

73 d9bfc sigi


Am 07.05.2020 um 06:41 schrieb Pascal V:

Hi,
The 3.0.22 solves this issue, so compensation can work now. I have just seen the compensation must be done again at each cold start.
Best 73, Pascal


Re: Using Sentinel 4 with SDRC (User configuration for a newbie)

martin m3ghe
 

Hi, no I don't have a Sentinel 4 but there are other ways of testing the theory. 

Martin


Re: Using Sentinel 4 with SDRC (User configuration for a newbie)

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

Martin,

Were you up all night doing this?!

This looks fantastic and I can’t thank you enough for going to all this this trouble.

I can’t wait to try this out but my desk is currently being used as a classroom whilst my grandson does his homework.

(We’ve had a bit of a medical emergency and my wife is in hospital) I’m sure she will be thrilled when I give her this news!

I presume you own one ore more CCW SDR’s? Great knowledge.

A massive thank you again and I hope we’ll stay in touch.

 

Tom G6PZZ

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of martin m3ghe
Sent: 07 May 2020 11:45
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Using Sentinel 4 with SDRC (User configuration for a newbie)

 

Tom I have an answer for you.
If you use the Omni Rig plugin for SDRC you can control the Sentinel 4 (S4 from now on) .

Plugin your S4 into the PC including the external audio lead if using. The IQ out socket on the S4 is the one next to the LED. 

Then you need to configure the S4 in SDRC. In definitions select SoftRock then XTAL. In the frequency box put the centre frequency for your soundcard. Example if your are using the S4 built in soundcard which is 48kHz enter a frequency of 24.000, if using an external soundcard of 192kHz you set the frequency to 96kHz. Select the sound input that you are using. Save the definition.

Now install Omni Rig from here, http://dxatlas.com/OmniRig/Files/OmniRig.zip unzip and install the program.

In SDRC   click on the View tab and go to the far right of the ribbon and click on Select. From the More Options panel tick the External Radio box click OK and restart SDRC.
When SDRC starts you will see a new panel called External Radio, Click on the '?' symbol. In the window that opens click on the Omni-Rig button and you will see a Omni-Rig Settings panel open.
Under Rig Type select TS-2000.
Port, select the COM port the S4 is plugged into.   
Baud Rate, 19200
The rest of the settings should remain the same, click OK.

In SDRC in the External Radio Options panel click on Frequency and make sure 'Antenna: same frequency as external radio' is selected. Click OK.

Now in SDRC press the 'Start' button in the External Radio panel and the S4 should come online make sure 'Track' is selected. 

Next go to the Home tab and click Select radio and select the SoftRock definition you created earlier. Make sure the correct soundcard and bandwidth is selected and click start.

You should now be  be able to control the S4 by clicking on the waterfall or by frequency input.

Martin


Re: Using the ADALM-Pluto as a viable SDR

Ron Liekens
 

Bill, i had the rsp1a in use and still have a RSPduo now and both where quite simular above 30 mHz. I have a Pluto running on a IP adress in my network and it seems to work slightly better on vhf and uhf, but the difference seems marginal. SDRconsole lets you tune the LNA very precise to get the most out of the radio. I just don't have the fine soldering control I used to have and will not touch the TCXO unless someone can do the job for me.

good luck,
Ron - on2ron


Re: Hermes-Lite 2 Available

Max
 

Hi Mark

Yes, HL2 was primarily designed as a remote networked radio from the start by designer, Steve Haynal. It is controlled via LAN, not USB. Only issue with remote connection is latency, which does not materially affect phone operation for most users, but for CW it can be an issue for higher speed ops.

Many people on the HL2 dev community are currently working on a low latency solution for remote CW operation. It is actually already usable on CW remotely to a degree if you use a local side-tone on the keyer, or if you use keyboard CW via audio into the SSB audio input. Simon is currently working on hopefully adding more CW usability for key input to the front panel CW jack.

Hope it helps

Max


Re: User configuration for a newbie??

martin m3ghe
 

Tom I have an answer for you.
If you use the Omni Rig plugin for SDRC you can control the Sentinel 4 (S4 from now on) .

Plugin your S4 into the PC including the external audio lead if using. The IQ out socket on the S4 is the one next to the LED. 

Then you need to configure the S4 in SDRC. In definitions select SoftRock then XTAL. In the frequency box put the centre frequency for your soundcard. Example if your are using the S4 built in soundcard which is 48kHz enter a frequency of 24.000, if using an external soundcard of 192kHz you set the frequency to 96kHz. Select the sound input that you are using. Save the definition.

Now install Omni Rig from here, http://dxatlas.com/OmniRig/Files/OmniRig.zip unzip and install the program.

In SDRC   click on the View tab and go to the far right of the ribbon and click on Select. From the More Options panel tick the External Radio box click OK and restart SDRC.
When SDRC starts you will see a new panel called External Radio, Click on the '?' symbol. In the window that opens click on the Omni-Rig button and you will see a Omni-Rig Settings panel open.
Under Rig Type select TS-2000.
Port, select the COM port the S4 is plugged into.   
Baud Rate, 19200
The rest of the settings should remain the same, click OK.

In SDRC in the External Radio Options panel click on Frequency and make sure 'Antenna: same frequency as external radio' is selected. Click OK.

Now in SDRC press the 'Start' button in the External Radio panel and the S4 should come online make sure 'Track' is selected. 

Next go to the Home tab and click Select radio and select the SoftRock definition you created earlier. Make sure the correct soundcard and bandwidth is selected and click start.

You should now be  be able to control the S4 by clicking on the waterfall or by frequency input.

Martin


Re: Hermes-Lite 2 Available

Mark EI3KD
 

Thanks for the heads-up Simon.

Quick question - does the TX support for Hermes Lite 2 also work over a remote connection?

Thanks, Mark


Re: STRG+Mouse Wheel, frequency window pops up?

martin m3ghe
 

I can confirm this happens.
Work round, press AltGr+Mouse wheel works without frequency window pop up.

Martin


Re: Telemetry Beacon question

Pascal V
 

Hi,
The 3.0.22 solves this issue, so compensation can work now. I have just seen the compensation must be done again at each cold start.
Best 73, Pascal


STRG+Mouse Wheel, frequency window pops up?

Martin
 

Love to use SDR Console V3.
The only issue I have is: if I zoom with STRG+Mouse wheel, the Frequency window pops up.
Don't know how to solve this. In old ver. of SDR-Console this was not the case.
Would be great, if somwone can help me.

Best Regards
DL9RDM
Martin


Re: User configuration for a newbie??

martin m3ghe
 

Tom read this article, it may help. http://www.ve7ed.com/sdr_console_1.html 
It is about connecting an external rig to SDRC using Omni Rig. I think the Sentinel 4 acts as a TS2000 so you would select that in Omni rig.
I can do some testing tomorrow.

Martin 


Which version of OmniRig?

Patrick
 

I have been having problems with my old win 7 machine.
Most of the problem seemed to be with integration of OmniRig
I now have a win 10 x64 I5 machine on order.
Which version of OmniRig would you recommend I use?
Pat - W9ZO


Re: User configuration for a newbie??

martin m3ghe
 

No problem Tom. Just hope you resolve your issue.
If I come up with anything else I will post here.

Martin


Re: Virtual Audio Cable update?

Bote Man
 

Virtual Audio Cable is too useful to be without, especially for those of us using SDR-Console with multiple receivers.

 

I can’t imagine that the one-time expense of purchasing a license is too great to bear, assuming you have hundreds or thousands of dollars of radio equipment in your shack. It is worth it!

 

 

Bote Man

http://www.botecomm.com/bote/radio/streaming.html

 

 

 

From: Jim Smith G0OFE
Sent: Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 13:36
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Virtual Audio Cable update?

 

I use Virtual Audio Cable.

The trial version allows you to have one cable, and after a while a voice starts to say "Trial" at random intervals. The paid-for version allows you 256.

You could try the trial version as that will give you the extra cable you need.

================================
Jim, Bournemouth, Dorset. IO90BR.
Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay and Funcube Dongle SDR Recievers
8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element LFA for 6m, 20m Windom for HF,. Wellbrook 1530 Loop for LF

On 06/05/2020 16:08, Finndx wrote:

So my idea is indeed working!!! It's only just that I assumed VB Audio Cable is capable of 192kHz as it lets  to select that rate...
Well it's not. With HDSDR I couldn't notice it since HDSDR has not RDS recoding of it's own. But this can be easily noticed with SDR# when it's fed with IQ from SDR Console's Skimmer output via VB Audio HiFi Cable. SDR# shows RDS well this way and also let's partial RDS data stream through via regular VB Audio Cable to RDSspy. But the question remains what are the choices to have two instances of 192kHz cabable VACs as regular VB-Audio Cable isn't enough.

I'm suprised that it took TWO YEARS and nobody noticed what was actually wrong with my experiments as the idea was indeed working. I didn't get any comments on my video during all this time but I was so close to the solution. Now just to find a way to get another genuine 192kHz VAC.

Thanks for further developing my idea

_._,_._,_



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Re: Virtual Audio Cable update?

Jim Smith G0OFE
 

I use Virtual Audio Cable.

The trial version allows you to have one cable, and after a while a voice starts to say "Trial" at random intervals. The paid-for version allows you 256.

You could try the trial version as that will give you the extra cable you need.

================================
Jim, Bournemouth, Dorset. IO90BR.
Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay and Funcube Dongle SDR Recievers
8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element LFA for 6m, 20m Windom for HF,. Wellbrook 1530 Loop for LF


On 06/05/2020 16:08, Finndx wrote:

So my idea is indeed working!!! It's only just that I assumed VB Audio Cable is capable of 192kHz as it lets  to select that rate...
Well it's not. With HDSDR I couldn't notice it since HDSDR has not RDS recoding of it's own. But this can be easily noticed with SDR# when it's fed with IQ from SDR Console's Skimmer output via VB Audio HiFi Cable. SDR# shows RDS well this way and also let's partial RDS data stream through via regular VB Audio Cable to RDSspy. But the question remains what are the choices to have two instances of 192kHz cabable VACs as regular VB-Audio Cable isn't enough.

I'm suprised that it took TWO YEARS and nobody noticed what was actually wrong with my experiments as the idea was indeed working. I didn't get any comments on my video during all this time but I was so close to the solution. Now just to find a way to get another genuine 192kHz VAC.

Thanks for further developing my idea