67700Re: [softrock40] Built Peaberry SDRs available
- Aug 16, 2012Tim, the RXTX case is the correct one for the Peaberry. All the hardware is included. Attached is a picture. The only parts on the bottom of the board are 20 bypass caps, so the KM5H case lets you show off the whole project by removing two screws.David, I have no plans to construct other bands at this time.73 David AE9RBOn Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Tim Campbell <kb2mfs@...> wrote:
Does the softrock rxtx case from KM5H also fit the Peaberry? I didn't see a specific case listed.ThanksTim KB2MFSOn Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM, David Turnbull <dturnbull@...> wrote:
I have a few 40m/30m/20m Peaberry SDRs built and tested in the store
right now. I constructed these by hand by opening a few kits and
following my own directions. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to do
this. The SMT work goes fast, but the coils are time consuming.
I just started getting reports of folks successfully completing the
kit as of a few days ago. Nobody had issues with the PSoC or PCM3060!
Even so, I'm now offering the option to have these parts installed
before I ship the kit.
If your Peaberry radio has 1kHz USB spurs on the center of 30m, I have
new firmware for you. The spurs won't hurt anything so no rush to
upgrade. There currently aren't any outstanding issues and I've been
doing a lot of testing on the air with MEPT_JT over the past few
weeks. So I think the current release of firmware is pretty solid.
Software compatibility turns out to be less troublesome than I
expected. The Peaberry sound cards are USB audio, coded to the
official spec, and use drivers written by the OS vendor (Microsoft,
Apple, et al) so you don't have to suffer with junk drivers or defer
OS upgrades. This appears to have been a good choice as I have reports
of HDSDR, WSPR, SDR#, DSP Radio, and even PowerSDR working.
73 David AE9RB
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