Nov 4View Source
From: lakeside711 <garden19@...>
As a true newbie to SDR Radio (Version 1.5, Build 1425) I have been attempting to learn everything I need to know about monitoring both amateur radio QSO's & shortwave stations. I am a licensed Ham operator with an Icom 756 Pro 3 with numerous dipoles at my home QTH and I would very much like to be able to take my laptop with me on trips and be able to continue to monitor the various amateur nets that I check into regularly, e.g. Ecars on 7.255 LSB every day from 7:30 AM to 2:00PM.
On my primary home desktop (Dell XPS) I have Windows 7 and I.E. 8 along with Ham Radio Deluxe Version 220.127.116.11 with both a SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Sound Card and Digital Audio (S/PDIF) X-Fi Xtreme Sound Card. It doesn't seem to matter which one I use as they both respond to the audio signals that are definitely visible.
So far, I have been successful in making a connection through the Input Source to a remote connection that appears to start and operate properly (VFO A needle moving with a supposed QSO, graph showing lots of sound waves and SDR Radio recognized in my Volume mixer and bar line moving normally) however I can not get any sound through my speakers or headset. In every other way I do get normal sound through my computer with video and sound clips (e.g. news videos from MSN homepage) + playing CD's & DVD's but nothing from my new SDR Radio.
In every instance I first tune my Icom to a strong station and then I try to locate the same station using my SDR Radio but I'm having no luck. I don't believe I have missed anything at least from a newbie's perspective but obviously I am.
I do hope that you will be able to help me with this issue. Your SDR Radio looks absolutely fabulous in every other way and I would really like to get it fully operative in the audio department.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Please give me the 'simple' remedy explanation if at all possible as I am not too computer savy by today's standards.