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66894Re: [softrock40] Getting Quisk to work with Ensemble II ?

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  • Sid Boyce
    Jul 22 5:34 AM
    I have come across that exact problem only with the SDR-Widget. The reason is that the USB interface is claimed by the sound card portion and access to the si570 controls section is blocked, i.e it can't handle the 2 devices.

    I have not had this happen with the Ensemble RXTX as it has a separate sound card interface to the PC so is not in contention with the USB interface.

    What problem does the Config button report?
    What's returned from "cat /proc/asound/cards"?

    I just noticed that lsusb suggests you are using a Widget or the other one - forgot it's name.

    In that case you need VK6JBL's changes. Jim doesn't have a Widget to work with so we had to fall back to Andrew's changes which will work with any softrock.

    Attached is a file with those changes included. See the README_G3VBV.txt and the quisk_conf.py_for_Softrock-G3VBV files in the package.
    73 ... Sid.

    On 22/07/12 05:42, Martin Sole wrote:
    Looks like another problem.

    Config first showed it could not find quisk_conf.py but then I noticed it was actually looking for .quisk_conf.py This seems to be a mistake in the Quisk documentation.

    Once that is sorted it now shows:

    (In red) No response

    and underneath that:

    Using configuration file /home/martin/.quisk_conf.py
    No permission to access the SoftRock USB interface

    So it looks like getting the USB to work as noted in my previous post, lsusb doesn’t find it, is the next step.

    Martin, HS0ZED

    On 22/07/12 10:03, Sid Boyce wrote:
    Click the Config button and check for errors or other anomalies.
    73 ... Sid.

    On 22/07/12 03:38, Martin Sole wrote:


    After getting my Ensemble II receiver working well with Windows on my
    dual boot computer I would now like to make it work on Linux Mint 13 (Maya).

    I have downloaded the Quisk package 3.6.2 and after following the
    instructions I have the program running. I get the Quisk window, all the
    buttons seem to function and the test button puts a carrier in the
    display and when tuned to it I hear the tone from the speakers. When
    tuned elsewhere I hear the soft white noise from the sound card. I used
    the same on-board sound card for both input and output and I have copied
    the conf_rx_ensemble2.py file to quisk_conf.py in my home folder.

    It would seem that either I have the wrong audio input or the Si570 is
    tuned somewhere else and is not functioning correctly with the software.
    Note that the Ensemble II works well on Windows so I don't suspect the
    hardware as a cause of the problem.

    Any ideas?

    Martin, HS0ZED

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