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, "thetribologist" <jonssouj@...>
> I got my first real CW QSO through tonight. WR5U in southern LA
> me to struggle through a first real QSO.
> I moved the Softrock from the basement and connected it to may main
> in the living room. I also got a SB live 24bit card installed.. All
> that show that there is something going on is the key. Kind of cool
> have an invisible shack. I'm going to try to find an old
> case to mount it in...
> A problem I have with this setup is that I can hear the IQ signal in
> the speaker from stations close to the center frequency.
> I can't find a way to eliminate them. Any idea what causes this?
> An other or maybe related issue is that the input signal appears
> the noise level is -160dB in the display so there is something funny
> with my settings.
There are little keyers built into Altoids boxes, and other small
things. That way, even the key can be hidden. Except for wires.
How about building the key into a fake iPod device? that way, wires
are assumed to be earbuds.....
Regarding hearing the IQ signal in the speakers, you probably have
the Creative/Windows mixer set with Line-In enabled for sound
playback. Try muting the "line-in" on the playback Windows sound
mixer, but leave it enabled for the record side mixer.