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, "Alan" <alan4alan@...> wrote:
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> Subject: [softrock40] Dell Mini 10V Netbook, HDSRD and SoftRock RXTX
> > Aloha all,
> > I am currently working on a SoftRock RXTX Ensemble (20/30/40M) and have completed all stages except the PA, final stage. I have
> > a Win 7 Desktop with 2 soundcards and I have tested the RX there and it works fine using HDSDR. All tests so far have passed. I am
> > following the WB5RVZ site. I also have a Dell Mini 10V Netbook that I want to use with the SR. I have installed the USB driver and
> > CFGSR works fine. I also did all the test again, up to and including the current stage. I opened HDSDR and configured it but when
> > I press start or F2 the netbook bluse screens with an error. I have it written at home and can post it later but I was hoping
> > someone has seen this or has an idea.
> > I also loaded and tried SDR # and it sort of works but it is a mirror image as I believe the mic input is mono. It does receive
> > it just sounds funny and looks mirrored. Question is, will an external sound card for the netbook resolve the crashing issue?
> As Mike says, what is the CPU on this netbook?
> My Asus 1.6GHz dual core netbook works adequately but with up to 50% CPU sometimes.
> Sometimes the mic input may be configured for stereo. Or a USB sound may be used.
> What % CPU does SDR# use? If it is high it is possible to reduce it by configuring the SDR program for minimum graphic content.
> HDSDR can even work with no waterfall or spectrum.
> Yes, "Google" the blue screen error. These are mostly driver issues but I've never known the USB driver to give problems.
> 73 Alan G4ZFQ
I out Quisk on as suggested and it works ok but I get the mirror issue which I am fairly certain is the mono mic. With the "Scope" on Quick runs about 40%. SDR# runs at about 78% or so when "play" and also is mirrored and 2% when idle. HDSDR runs 2-4% idle and crashes on start.
My Dell Mini 10 v is the Intel Atom N270 at 1.6GHZ and 1gb of ram.
So far it does look like I need an external due to the fact that the mic is likely mono. I am wondering if that will load the cpu more or help by offloading some of it. Not sure yet. In any case it looks like Quisk is the winner and I will use that. Now I just need to get that and fldigi going together then finish the final, add an external usb sound device with stereo line in and use the on board audio for mic and headphone and I think that will be the start of using it on air.
That all sound about right? Suggestions?
I also just did the testing of the TX-Mix and it seems that my mixer voltages are not all that good. Current draw on 12V only is 18.8mA and with USB 24.3mA. The voltages on U8 do not seem close at all however except for Pin 2 and 14. Not sure if this is an issue yet.