RE: [dxatlas] CW Skimmer / SDR-IQ "stopping" abnormally
- Ed, 1.3 runs fine here for days and days with SDR-IQ.
At 11:04 AM 11/13/2008, Edward Russell wrote:
>The latest version of the ActiveX control has automatic recovery from stops.
>Please double-check that it is installed and registered properly. I have
>never seen it stop but it is possible that under certain conditions, or
>perhaps with 1.3 Skimmer you have hit something not seen before. My last
>automatic recovery tests were done with 1.2. I am out of town so won't be
>able to rerun the tests until late this month. Let me know how things
>73 Ed W2RF
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
>On Behalf Of Adam Fast
>Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:55 AM
>Subject: Re: [dxatlas] CW Skimmer / SDR-IQ "stopping" abnormally
>I'm running the "highly recommended" version of the ActiveX from W2RF
>from this link: http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer/SDRIQX.asp
>It says it's version 126.96.36.199, sdrIQx.dll. It's been regsrv32'd
>properly and I haven't seen any "errors" from it.
>CW Skimmer itself is version 1.3 downloaded two days ago.
>Hardware is XP Pro (32-bit) service pack 2-ish, two AMD Opteron 1.6GHz
>chips and less than 500MB of 1GB RAM used.
>On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:
> > No, it is not time-limited. This used to be a problem with the very
> > earliest SDR-IQ version of Skimmer - are you sure you have the latest of
> > both the Skimmer and the SDR-IQ activeX control?
> > 73, Pete N4ZR
> > At 08:42 AM 11/13/2008, you wrote:
> >>Hello all,
> >>Not certain if this is the right list for this, if not please point me
> >>somewhere more appropriate - this is the list linked from the CW
> >>Skimmer site.
> >>I've got a (trial) copy of CW Skimmer running with an SDR-IQ. However,
> >>it's "stopping" itself almost seemingly at random (so far, I've only
> >>got a couple days experience so not enough to correlate yet).
> >>Runtimes have been 3hrs, 7.5hrs, 5 hrs, 11.5 hrs and 30 minutes (have
> >>a logger running).
> >>I do have a script I wrote in order to automagically QSY from band to
> >>band via telnet commands, however this behavior was happening before I
> >>brought that into the picture.
> >>What happens is the waterfall just goes blank. No error messages, no
> >>program crashes, the waterfall display just stops. It keeps the
> >>connections to all my telnet apps open (and I can see them in the
> >>bottom of the window as normal). Clicking the "Start / Stop Radio"
> >>button twice (presumably once to stop / once to start?) brings it back
> >>to life.
> >>I didn't see documented anywhere that during the trial mode it was
> >>time limited - but am willing to accept that, obviously. I just wanted
> >>to make sure this wasn't indicative of something within my setup that
> >>may not work out before I bought it.
> >>Yahoo! Groups Links
>Yahoo! Groups Links
I had the same problem on a pair of HP AMD computers. Purchased about
5 months ago with Vista on them. Loaded Skimmer 1.2 and sdrIQx v 1.1.
Skimmer would stop minutes to hours later (usually minutes). Tried
running Skimmer on both Vista and WinXP Pro/SP2 and it behaved the
same. Tried standard O/S installations and tweaked installations to
remove as much CPU activity as possible. It didn't matter. I
subsequently moved those computers out and moved another one in.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Adam Fast" <adamfast@...>
> I'm running the "highly recommended" version of the ActiveX from