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69625RE: [softrock40] Peaberry using PowerSDR2.4.4 I/Q Reverse on TX only

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  • Jose Bonanca
    Oct 31, 2012

      I use PSDR 1.19  just RX only. HDSDR2 and ROCKY7 all of them are working great.

      73

       

      From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Turnbull
      Sent: quarta-feira, 31 de Outubro de 2012 17:11
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Peaberry using PowerSDR2.4.4 I/Q Reverse on TX only

       

       

      Jose, what versions of the software? Are you actually transmitting with both or just receiving with one? I need more information to reproduce this because my results have been different the past dozen times I've tested.

      On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Jose Bonanca <jabct1aos@...> wrote:

       

      RX not crossed ... TX crossed.

      73

       

      From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Turnbull
      Sent: quarta-feira, 31 de Outubro de 2012 16:45
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com


      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Peaberry using PowerSDR2.4.4 I/Q Reverse on TX only

       

       

      Alan,

      The following two paragraphs from from
      http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/ensemble/07_opamp.htm

      "In both the RX op amp and TX QSE sections, the jumper links on the
      I/Q input and outputs should ideally be fitted crossed over. That
      provides compatibility with all versions of PowerSDR. For Rocky and
      Winrad it is necessary to use the 'swap IQ' functions in their set up.
      If you jumper them straight across fine for Rocky and Winrad, but you
      will not be able to use any version of PSDR. (Author wired for Rocky)"

      "Some builders (author included) have encountered issues in this setup
      and siscovered that the only the TX leads should be crossed, leaving
      the RX leads uncrossed. Be prepared to change these should you
      encounter this issue."

      I own a SoftRock RXTX Ensemble and wiring them as per the first
      paragraph, with both crossed, left me in a situation where Rocky was
      impossible to set up. Making the change in the second paragraph allows
      use on Rocky, but PowerSDR was impossible.

      I have tested many different applications with the Peaberry and would
      love a design that didn't require i/Q reversal. Unfortunately, this
      doesn't seem possible when two very popular applications appear in
      direct conflict with each other and are inflexible with their
      configuration.

      To everyone who transmits with both PowerSDR and Rocky on a RXTX
      Ensemble: What versions are you using? How are your jumpers set up?

      73 David AE9RB
      http://AE9RB.com/

      On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM, Alan <alan4alan@...> wrote:
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > Subject: Re: [softrock40] Peaberry using PowerSDR2.4.4 I/Q Reverse on TX only
      >
      >
      >> Alan, Rocky's I/Q reversal toggles both the tx and rx. The RX_REV
      >> reverses only the receiver. Without the jumper, one or the other is
      >> always wrong in Rocky. No other software needs this jumper as they
      >> either use the PowerSDR setup or have separate config options for rx
      >> and tx.
      >>
      >
      > David
      >
      > With the Softrocks it has always been the case that if the IQ is setup for PSDR RXTX then the software switch was all that was
      > needed for Rocky.
      >
      > As no-one has mentioned any changes with PSDR I assume that the IQ settings have not changed. So the latest version should not be
      > any different.
      >
      > I forget which software needs the software switch but once a Softrock is setup correctly it does not need to be changed. It seems
      > strange that you say the Peaberry requires a RX switch.
      >
      > 73 Alan G4ZFQ
      >
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