Here's my most recent progress...
I have Rocky loaded and the settings are configured for USB control of the Si570.
I downloaded and unzipped PE0FKO-USB-Driver- 0.1.12.2. zip, putting the files in a new subfolder under Afreet (Rocky is in another subfolder under Afreet). There are seven files in the new subfolder: libusb0.dll, libusb0.sys, libusb0_x64.. dll, libusb0_x64. sys, PE0FKO.cat, PE0FKO.inf, and PE0FKO_x64.cat.
When I plug the Softrock SDR USB cable into the computer USB port, a little USB icon comes up in the same tray as the clock. When I click on it, a "USB DEVICE NOT RECOGNIZED" window pops up that says the AVR USB Device has failed. I double-click on the highlighted AVR USB Device, and a new window (AVR USB DEVICE PROPERTIES) pops up. It identifies the device as "LibUSB-Win32 Devices", and says it's working properly. It identifies the Driver provider as, "www.obdev.at
", with a Driver Date of "3/20/2007", and a Driver Version of "0.1.12..1". Clicking on the Driver Details box, gives the following Driver Files: C:\windows\system32 \drivers\ libusb0.sys, and C:\windows\system32 \libusb0. dll.
I don't know what I did that finally installed a real dll driver file... Whenever I would go through the driver installation procedure you describe below, the Wizard would only recognize "INF" files, even though there were others in that folder. Now, when I take the time to document what's there, I find the libusb0.dll and sys drivers seem to be attached to the SDR USB. This had never happened before: It would always be a windows driver from 2000.
So it looks like there's a driver associated with the USB circuit on
the SDR board now, but the error message comes up that it doesn't
recognize the device. I don't know if that's my problem or Window's.
The WB5RVZ instructions say that - at this point of assembly (the USB
circuit is built, but not connected to anything else yet) - I should
get an "error -5...." message. But I don't.
Is there still a problem?
Thanks again - ed, k9ew