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Re: Faros direct I/Q problems

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  • roberto.barrios
    Hi Ed ! Yeeeeees, indeed it helped !! It took me a blink of an eye to see it running. I would never haved tried that... Thank you Roberto EB4EQA
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 30, 2010
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      Hi Ed !

      Yeeeeees, indeed it helped !! It took me a blink of an eye to see it running. I would never haved tried that...

      Thank you
      Roberto EB4EQA

      --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Edward H Russell" <ehr@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Roberto,
      >
      >
      >
      > I have had the PowerSDR VAC connection working with Faros for a long time
      > with no problems. The trick seems to be setting the audio IF to -9600. This
      > is because the I/Q signals coming from PowerSDR are reversed from what Faros
      > expects. Also be sure PowerSDR is in CWU mode, with SR off, a narrow filter
      > and a CW offset of 600. Hope this helps.
      >
      >
      >
      > 73 Ed W2RF
      >
      >
      >
      > From: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of roberto.barrios
      > Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 5:16 PM
      > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [dxatlas] Faros direct I/Q problems
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hi all,
      >
      > I'm running Faros 1.3, Virtual Audio Cable 4.1 and PowerSDR Beta v2.0.8 with
      > a Flex-5000 radio. I've spent an awful amount of time trying to make Faros
      > work with the I/Q connection via VAC. It works fine in audio mode, which is
      > not surprising. I've got also CWSkimmer, (also licensed as the rest of the
      > software) and it seems to work almost always with I/Q input, with many
      > different configurations.
      >
      > I see Faros creating a receive stream on the output cable so it is
      > listening, but for some reason the I/Q data it is receiving is not what it
      > expects. With some configurations I see signals on the Faros waterfall but I
      > can't find the relationship between them and the waterfall in PowerSDR.
      >
      > I tried with different drivers (MME, Windows Direct Sound, WDM-KS) and
      > different sample rates. CW skimmer works with most of them but Faros works
      > with none... Also tried with Cable Range and Cable Format stream modes in
      > VAC.
      >
      > I can't hear most of the NCDXF beacons most of the time, so I disable CAT
      > and manually tune the radio to a strong CW station, and look for in the
      > waterfall. This should work right?
      >
      > Does anyone have a similar setup, an idea on how to troubleshoot this?
      >
      > Thank you!
      > Roberto EB4EQA
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