thanks for the suggestions dave. I will try them when I am back at home in
front of my system end of next week! the hope stays!
Try using the PC's own internal soundcard. But make sure you go into
Windows settings and turn off all the Windows event noises. Also, that
you select the "Line" input.
I'm guessing your using the Signallink soundcard, and the Icom's internal
soundcard (I can't find full info on that yet) But the common thing
there is they use the USB interface.
You might also want to check if they can or do use USB2 as well as plain
old USB, as the later is much much faster at shuffling data in and out.
My guess is, something else is also trying to use the USB based
soundsystems for it's own use, and kicking things into touch as a result.
Check Windows sound settings, just in case it's automaticaly selecting
them whe you connect, or when it boots with them connected.
Make sure too that Faros is using 48k samples/sec. Many sound systems
are not entirely happy at 96k, certainly if using a USB1 connection.
Also, that you are using a Mono input setting, not the I/Q setting, that
is for use with some SDR receivers.
It's also well worth disabling (while your running Faros) WIndows (and
any AV) auto updates, as they will seriously disturb some of Faros's
internal operations I've found in the past, when they kick off. Shutdown
other app's your not using, email clients etc, anything that might "reach
out" for something and find itself waiting for a response.
Remember to re-enable updates when you've done with Faros.
Just ideas, based on my own digital messings with Faros over the last
couple of years on several machines.
------- Original Message -------
Posted by: "LA9XKA" pmolund@...
Wed Dec 8, 2010 3:06 am (PST)
I have been trying to set up a Faros monitor, but have a hard time to get
the installation to run smooth. The problem is that Faros randomly stops
decoding the audio. It is visible in the monitor display as it start
scrolling very fast instead of showing the decoded signal.In order to
have Faros decode again I have to press Faros Pause and Start buttons.
The current setup:
PC - Pentium 4 3.2 GHz - 1 GB RAM
OS - Windows Server 2003 R2 - SP2
RX - Icom IC-7200 via USB
I have also tried Windows XP, slower PC, other radio and SignalLink
interface, all with the same problem.
Anyone seen Faros behave this way? Any clues?
LA9XKA - Per
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