757Re: [dxatlas] CW Skimmer 1.1 doesn't allow for transceivers with more than 3 KHz bandwidth....
- Mar 29, 2008Pete,
I set up my Flex5k to output 8khz of bandwidth to Skimmer via VAC. In
Skimmer I can only see 3khz, and I don't see any calls outside that
bandwidth appearing in the call list.
73 Ed W2RF
On 29 Mar 2008 at 17:40, Pete Smith wrote:
> Jerry, I think that the rub is that the 3-KHz mode uses audio, and the
> audio passband of your radio rolls off pretty steeply above 3 KHz,
> even if
> your IF bandwidth is out to 8 KHz or more.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> -At 02:43 PM 3/29/2008, you wrote:
> >I just installed version 1.1 over my version 1.0. I appreciate the
> >changes but I am disappointed that you are still limiting standard
> >transceivers to a 3 kHz maximum skim! I wrote several times regarding
> >those of us with transceivers that can open up beyond 3kHz. I am one
> >of several thousand Ten-Tec Orion and Orion II owners (a transceiver
> >that is heavily used in contests and serous DXing) and we are able to
> >open up our receivers to 8 kHz in the CW mode... especially our
> >receiver which doesn't share the roofing filters of the main
> >Perhaps there a way I can fudge the 'software defined radio' settings
> >to work? I haven't figured out a magic set of settings so far...
> >Seriously Alex, being able to open up that 3KHz window to 4, 5, ....
> >or in Orion owners situation... 8 kHz would truly add to the power of
> >CW Skimmer.
> >I had already mentioned a request to allow selectable use of one or
> >the other of the transceivers two VFOs. I don't see any mention of
> >that in this release either. Now I modified my OmniRig Orion
> >definition file to trick CW Skimmer to read and modify the second
> >but I don't think most users are up to that level of control file
> >modification. Couldn't this be added within CW Skimmer for those
> >transceivers have second receivers?
> >Also another future 'enhancement' to consider might be something like
> >a 'sticky preset' that we could use to set a CW Skimmer preset
> >frequency so that we can quickly return to a known base frequency.
> >example, the DX is listening up 5 to 10 kHz.... right now my second
> >receiver/transmitter starts at that point but as soon as I click on a
> >signal in the CW Skimmer waterfall the original reference point is
> >lost. Many DX jump around not following a specific pattern of slowly
> >up or down.... so having a 'sticky preset' we could quickly return to
> >that base skim point and proceed up from there.
> >Please don't think my comments in any way reduce what is an exemplary
> >software tool for amateur radio CW ops.... just love to see it be
> >more for many of us.
> >Jerry, KG6TT
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