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757Re: [dxatlas] CW Skimmer 1.1 doesn't allow for transceivers with more than 3 KHz bandwidth....

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  • Ed Russell
    Mar 29, 2008

      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:
      > >Alex,
      > >
      > >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
      > second
      > >receiver which doesn't share the roofing filters of the main
      > receiver.
      > >
      > >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
      > VFO,
      > >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
      > who's
      > >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.
      > For
      > >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
      > even
      > >more for many of us.
      > >
      > >73,
      > >Jerry, KG6TT
      > >
      > >
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