I want to thank Tony also for great kits and his work in designing and
supporting this ( I have two RX/TX ensembles and RX Ensemble II and now I
am using it for my QRP and WSPR ) - I could.not imagine about
SDR half an year ago, that can be such exciting and wonderful !
Many thanks and looking for new projects !
At 16:44 2011.01.31, you wrote:
Thanks Philip for the very nice post. Reports such as yours make it
all worthwhile for me. I too have fun with the kits.
Thanks and 73,
On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 14:19 +0000, Philip wrote:
I hope Tony realises how much serious fun his kits give folk and
after a few weeks of operating mine, the fun gets better and
Just spent a couple of days sorting aerials. I cut up my long wire aerial
and made it into a 40meter dipole with a very nice low SWR.
This rewarded me by pushing out Ensemble WSPR signals across to the
states and all over Europe.
Just installed a loft space dipole for 40 and 30 meters for future WSPR
and QRSS forays...
What I have noticed over the weeks is that the Ensemble RXTX is a very
robust and reliable bit of kit. I mistakenly TX'd with the aerial out a
couple of times but the rig stayed alive...
Frequency accuracy and long term stability after proper set up is
My only niggle is with Windows and USB. Tried XP and Windows 7 but each
have their foibles. My sound card is an EMU 0202 and I have to go through
a sequence of plugging/unplugging the USB cable from the TXCVR and the
EMU to get stuff working.
Anyhoo, that's a small price to pay...
Thanks for the fun Tony