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10M Band Tuning

Steve KH6CT
 

When using my rig control software to QSY from 40M through 20M, 17M, 15M to 10M, the FTdx3K, rig control software and SDRC all track and work just as advertised except for 10M.  I am able to put the cursor in the waterfall and tune with the mouse wheel on each of the first four bands.  When I QSY from 17M to 10M, everything looks just fine.  Frequencies are correct, waterfall is moving, and spectrum is showing signals.  But, when I place the cursor in the waterfall and rotate the mouse wheel, the Radio, rig control software and SDRC all QSY back up to 15M.  A restart of SDRC seems to be the only recourse for resuming operation.  This pretty much makes it difficult to use 10M in the same easy manner I use the upper bands.  Same results for both Win4Yaesu and HRD as rig control.  SDR is an RSP1A, used as a panadapter only.

Posted my question/problem to the developer of Win4Yaesu and received, in part, the following.... 

"I set this all up and I can tell you that it is 100% coming from SDR Console.

For example, I start on 10m, then click on 15m in Win4Yaesu.  The serial port traffic shows that Win4Y sends the appropriate frequency of 21.071.240  as set in the radio. At this point, the External radio display in SDRC shows 21.071.240 which is correct, but the receive frequency is shown as 28.021.090.  Thus SDRC is not updating the receive frequency of the SDR Radio.  So when you put the mouse in the window of SDRC and turn it, it sends a 10m frequency back to the FTDX 3000.

The only way to fix things is to close SDRC and reopen it and then it is correct again.

SDRC does seem to work for a while, but then it loses sync between the SDR frequency (receiver) and the Omni-Rig frequency.  This would be internal to SDRC since the frequency read from omni rig is correct.

You will need to report a bug with SDRC.

Everything is 100% correct on a serial port sniff."

A few days ago when the problem was first noticed, SDRC did give me a BugTrap report.  Here's the DropBox link.... https://www.dropbox.com/s/1lwvniczp0lehjf/SDRConsole_error_report_200414-200250.zip?dl=0

So, any help in making 10M a little easier to use would be appreciated.

73 and Aloha, Steve KH6CT


Re: Change default speed in V3

M0ZEH <m0zeh@...>
 

Have you set the Windows serial port speed?
Thanks Steve m0zeh 


Change default speed in V3

Patrick
 

The default serial port speed is 57,600
All of the ports default to this speed
I am hoping that Simon can change the default speed in V3 down to 38,400.
This is the max speed on my Yaesu FTdx3000.
Every time I want to use the program, I have to manually change this, or the radio will not control the freq in the program.
I cannot set the FT3000 any higher.
The program runs fine except for this
Took me about a week before I found out what was causing the problem.
Pat - W9ZO


Re: Lime Mini hangs on SDR console not on SDR angel... #sdrconsole

Charles Suckling
 

Ram

I have also had some program hanging  issues using Lime Mini for transmitting. Output frequency was 2.4GHz for same application as you.

I have not yet found a recipe to induce the problem so have not yet reported it.

Charlie G3WDG

On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 at 19:11, Ram Mohan G <rammohang@...> wrote:

I have been using Lime Mini SDR for over 2 months working QO-100 Geostationery satellite and facing some issues.
A. Many a times when I am speaking it hangs, I will have to restart SDR Console S/w. I am using V3.0.22. Lime is powered with an externally powered USB hub. This happens at random.
B. 250Khz above and below my TX freq, I get a strong carrier. As a result the signal power gets distributed.

Couple of days ago I installed SDRAngel and is working fine, no hanging and no spikes. Draw back using this is there is no Geostationary beacon lock facility as available in SDR Console. RF Loop back test carried out and passed.
Can some one let me know a solution.
Ram
VU2GRM


Lime Mini hangs on SDR console not on SDR angel... #sdrconsole

Ram Mohan G
 

I have been using Lime Mini SDR for over 2 months working QO-100 Geostationery satellite and facing some issues.
A. Many a times when I am speaking it hangs, I will have to restart SDR Console S/w. I am using V3.0.22. Lime is powered with an externally powered USB hub. This happens at random.
B. 250Khz above and below my TX freq, I get a strong carrier. As a result the signal power gets distributed.

Couple of days ago I installed SDRAngel and is working fine, no hanging and no spikes. Draw back using this is there is no Geostationary beacon lock facility as available in SDR Console. RF Loop back test carried out and passed.
Can some one let me know a solution.
Ram
VU2GRM


Re: my SDRPlay RSP1a is doing something weird on 6 meters

Siegfried Jackstien
 

hmmm ...

ok ok ... i was willing to help (and i am sure that could be solved)

73 and happy weekend

dg9bfc sigi

Am 17.04.2020 um 17:33 schrieb Alan via groups.io:

On 17/04/2020 15:38, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

you should also find this

He's gone Sigi, thought no-one was helping.
He says he tried that but I'm not sure if he really did.
It has got me interested, does anyone have a FTDX-101 to see if the 9MHz IF output simply reverses the spectrum on 6 metres?
I suggested how to check on another group but it seems he is not interested in testing to find an answer.
I also suggested he tried SDRC then any questions would be relevant.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: my SDRPlay RSP1a is doing something weird on 6 meters

Alan
 

On 17/04/2020 15:38, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

you should also find this

He's gone Sigi, thought no-one was helping.
He says he tried that but I'm not sure if he really did.
It has got me interested, does anyone have a FTDX-101 to see if the 9MHz IF output simply reverses the spectrum on 6 metres?
I suggested how to check on another group but it seems he is not interested in testing to find an answer.
I also suggested he tried SDRC then any questions would be relevant.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Robert Lorenzini
 

Don't be afraid to try it close to the ground. Sometimes that is just better as far as S/N goes.

Bob - wd6dod

On 4/17/2020 9:05 AM, Kriss Kliegle wrote:

Variable speed motors (supposedly more energy efficient) wreak havoc on the SW bands. They are in high efficiency clothes washers (cured with AC line filter and numerous turns of the AC power cord through a large diameter 31 mix ring) and home heating/cooling motors (I don't have those!).

Currently satisfied with my 150 to 200' long EFW's in an inverted Vee config using a 9:1 unun for the SDR RXR's here on the farm. I just built a loop antenna with one of Everett's (N4CY) LA1AQ loop amplifiers he was toting here on the groups. Preliminary tests, inside my lab the upper floor of my barn (large metal roof) gave me a 25dB signal drop by turning the loop 90 degrees to my neighbor who was on 75M AM the other day. Will attempt to find time to try it outside and play. It might go on Superstation#3? Don't know yet.... being directional, I will loose lots of signals off the sides. But it looks promising for DF'ing HF stations!

73 Kriss KA1GJU


Re: pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 

Variable speed motors (supposedly more energy efficient) wreak havoc on the SW bands. They are in high efficiency clothes washers (cured with AC line filter and numerous turns of the AC power cord through a large diameter 31 mix ring) and home heating/cooling motors (I don't have those!).

Currently satisfied with my 150 to 200' long EFW's in an inverted Vee config using a 9:1 unun for the SDR RXR's here on the farm. I just built a loop antenna with one of Everett's (N4CY) LA1AQ loop amplifiers he was toting here on the groups. Preliminary tests, inside my lab the upper floor of my barn (large metal roof) gave me a 25dB signal drop by turning the loop 90 degrees to my neighbor who was on 75M AM the other day. Will attempt to find time to try it outside and play. It might go on Superstation#3? Don't know yet.... being directional, I will loose lots of signals off the sides. But it looks promising for DF'ing HF stations!

73 Kriss KA1GJU


Re: my SDRPlay RSP1a is doing something weird on 6 meters

Siegfried Jackstien
 

you should also find this

Am 16.04.2020 um 23:11 schrieb K4TK:

It's as if we're talking apples and oranges here. I'm using SDRPlay RSP1A from the IF 9 Mhz output of a Yaesu FTDX 101D as the input for HDSDR as a Panadapter/Bandscope to show the output of the FTDX 101D on a screen. The ONLY config I have in my SDRPlay RSP1a is this screen. There are NONE of the things you list above....NONE................  This is a panadapter setup for an FTDX 101D using SDRPlay RSP1A and HDSDR and Omnirig. 


--
73, 
K4TK/Tim
Titus, AL


Re: pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Max
 

Thanks Kriss.

Had a quick look but admittedly no time to read all.

I have opted for end-fed half wave. Was going centre-fed as I always have done, until I discovered major advantage of end fed half wave EFHW is that it is resonant on every half-wave multiple frequency, Also my understanding is that any pickup from the coax feeder can be greatly reduced with a simple common-mode choke on the coax.

About to put mine up in the next few weeks so will report back my own experiences, but Nico's antenna looks interesting also. But I am guessing as it is effectively centre fed it will not as easy to resonate on as many frequencies as the EFHW without use of an ATU? Apologies if I am incorrect. I am no expert.

I have quite high local noise from inside my own home (all SM PSUs of various sorts on domestic equipment + some issue on my heating system I am yet to trace) so I will report back my findings on noise levels with the EFHW, both with and without CM choke in the feeder.

73

Max


Re: pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 


Dream not operating properly #dream

Zacharias Liangas
 

Today I was trying to listen to Kuwait in 15110 something using DReaM software. While previous days I had some results today there is nothing

I Used the 0-10 kHz and the 7-17 kHz  wide USB ideas using he following parameters in Dream:

device: line 1 , channels L+R , S/R 24k or 48k

output Headphones ,24 or 48 kn

in all cases there are no results in listening  

see he picture what I m  missing ?


SDRC 3.0.017 RSP1a receiver.
dream version 1.17  newer version requires wpcap.dll and if put alone the program does not start either

this is the only reason I prefer using SoDiRa  .  DRM as many other interesting plugins to use but only 1 channel  


Re: my SDRPlay RSP1a is doing something weird on 6 meters

josephlevy
 

Hi Titus.

As you are using the Sdrplay as an IF Panadapter,    the spectrum may get reversed because the Ftdx  may have the LO below the frequency at 6M
try going to the HDSDR menu 'RF front-end frequency options' and check the 'Mirror RF spectrum for.... (ie try some combinations....)

     de Jo   4X1RV.


Re: No sound with the Video Recorder

Max
 

Well done. I did think it would be in Windows, not SDRC!

73

Max


Re: 2 x SDRconsole programs running on same pc #sdrconsolev3

Max
 

John

From one week ago:
https://sdr-radio.groups.io/g/main/topic/multiple_receivers/72915393

Scroll down the posts....... also info about naming each receiver if identical hardwares.....

73

Max


On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 05:53 AM, John Elliott wrote:
Is it possible to run 2 copies of SDRconsole on the one pc.


Re: pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Max
 

Hi Nico

Link?

73

Max


Re: Ctrl key interferes with keyboard shortcuts

Max
 

Hi Dale

It is actually a double tap of Ctrl that brings up the Freq entry box, but obviously a hold down mimics double tap. I have several shortcuts set up on SDRC that use Ctrl combination and they work fine if you press with just a short "lead" between pressing Ctrl and the other key. No issues.

If this is too fast for you, go to Keyboard settings and move the "Repeat Delay" slider to make the key repeat delay longer. To get to these settings call up Windows Start menu and type "Keyboard".



If this is still too fast for you, you can turn on "Repeat Keys" in the Windows Ease of Access settings and make the repeat delay longer so that holding down a key repeats slower.

To activate "Repeat Keys" you need to first activate "Filter Keys" in the Windows Ease of Access settings.

Otherwise, how about not using Ctrl as the modifier key. How about Shift or Shift+Ctrl?

73

Max


pa0nhc : The pa0nhc end fed, symmetrical, coaxial dipole antenna.

Nico H.C.J. Veth
 

20200417. I just published the English version of my video presentation about my short wave Cobra antenna.

73's, Nico pa0nhc.


Re: No sound with the Video Recorder

Patrick
 

Hi Max,

Problem solved !
The realtek play-back device was set to 192 kHz ; changed to 48 Hz and bingo !

Thanks.