1053SoftRock 8.3 Lite with Rocky
- Sep 11, 2008At 06:49 PM 9/11/2008, K2BET wrote:
>Glad to hear of your success!Info in the help file is limited:
>I am trying to get 'Rocky' to work properly with the SoftRock V.8.3 Lite
> receiver. I am not sure how it is supposed to track the USB I2C VFO. I
>seem to be able to get different parts of the bands but nothing seems
>consistent, nor am I able to calibrate to the frequency readout.
>Anyone here familiar with that play field?
>I am rather facinated with the the new SDR kits. I have been able to
>make them work correctly with PowerSDR software but so far not with
>Rocky. What am I doing wrong?
"Install the Si570-USB driver
Download the SI570_firmware.zip file from
<http://www.mydarc.de/dg8saq/SI570/index.shtml>this web page. The driver
files are located in si570\AVR-USB-Driver folder inside the zip. Extract
them into a new directory, and connect the Si570 unit to a USB port. When
prompted for the driver location, navigate to the extracted files.
Once the driver is installed, enable the Si570 support in Rocky by ticking
the Use Si570-USB check box in the Settings dialog."
However, the 8.3 Lite RX in its basic form does not have a USB
connection. The way I used Rocky with it (I now have an SDR-IQ) was to
select multi-band on Rocky's DSP tab, and then enter the 8.3 local
oscillator frequency for each band in the Rocky.ini, like this:
You'll need to determine the actual Si570 frequency on each band, to get
the frequency calibration correct.
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