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  • Bruce Tanner
    John, I ll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if they have an idea also. First, you seem to be referring to the PSDR software but you
    Message 1 of 24 , May 1, 2012
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      John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if they have an idea also.

      First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and correct us on that issue before anything else.

      You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that installed.

      Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll' into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.

      Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you should not be too far from the goal posts to me....

      Bruce, K2BET

      On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
       

      Hi Group.

      Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.

      Here's some info:

      Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.

      PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
      Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.

      Installed (In this order):
      HDSDR Skins,
      CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in here). USB is shown as functional.
      HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)

      Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.

      But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a small central node.

      I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.

      I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.

      Any input receive with gratitude!

      John ZL1AZS



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    • Bruce Tanner
      ...couple of more items to clarify, John. I am not sure you want to restrict your sound interface to wav only format as you need to be allowing it to ACCEPT
      Message 2 of 24 , May 1, 2012
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        ...couple of more items to clarify, John.  I am not sure you want to restrict your sound interface to 'wav' only format as you need to be allowing it to ACCEPT the I and Q signals from the Softrock. On that topic be sure that you connection cable goes from the Softrock to an INPUT (Line or MIc) of your sound interface. That has been confusing to some of us in the past. You are allowing a data stream to go into the software processing via the sound card as well as getting intelligible audio back out from the speaker or line out ports.

        bet


        On 5/1/2012 10:03 PM, Bruce Tanner wrote:
         

        John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if they have an idea also.

        First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and correct us on that issue before anything else.

        You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that installed.

        Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll' into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.

        Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you should not be too far from the goal posts to me....

        Bruce, K2BET

        On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:

         

        Hi Group.

        Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.

        Here's some info:

        Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.

        PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
        Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.

        Installed (In this order):
        HDSDR Skins,
        CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in here). USB is shown as functional.
        HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)

        Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.

        But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a small central node.

        I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.

        I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.

        Any input receive with gratitude!

        John ZL1AZS



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      • maramaxt
        Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process! # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error. # The only driver I ve
        Message 3 of 24 , May 1, 2012
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          Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!

          # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.

          # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so that's probably the correct driver?

          # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it in the Programs\HDSDR folder.

          # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.

          I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?

          John



          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
          >
          > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
          > they have an idea also.
          >
          > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
          > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
          > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
          > correct us on that issue before anything else.
          >
          > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
          > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
          > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
          > installed.
          >
          > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
          > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
          > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
          > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
          >
          > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
          > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
          >
          > Bruce, K2BET
          >
          > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
          > >
          > > Hi Group.
          > >
          > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
          > >
          > > Here's some info:
          > >
          > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
          > >
          > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
          > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
          > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
          > >
          > > Installed (In this order):
          > > HDSDR Skins,
          > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
          > > here). USB is shown as functional.
          > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
          > >
          > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
          > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
          > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
          > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
          > >
          > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
          > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
          > > small central node.
          > >
          > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
          > >
          > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
          > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
          > >
          > > Any input receive with gratitude!
          > >
          > > John ZL1AZS
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
          > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
          > >
          > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
          > >
          > > http://www.eset.com
          >
        • Bruce Tanner
          That all sounds good... so are you enjoying SDR yet? If not give us an update with regard to what you are seeing. The software appears to be all OK at this
          Message 4 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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            That all sounds good... so are you enjoying SDR yet?  If not give us an update with regard to what you are seeing. The software appears to be all OK at this point from what you have reported.

            If you still get no signals showing on the panadapter or waterfall, the next step would be to closely check all cables and their connectors. Actually, use a VOM to check for both continuity and shorts in the cables.

            K2BET


            On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:
             

            Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!

            # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.

            # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so that's probably the correct driver?

            # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it in the Programs\HDSDR folder.

            # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.

            I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?

            John

            --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
            >
            > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
            > they have an idea also.
            >
            > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
            > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
            > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
            > correct us on that issue before anything else.
            >
            > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
            > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
            > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
            > installed.
            >
            > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
            > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
            > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
            > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
            >
            > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
            > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
            >
            > Bruce, K2BET
            >
            > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
            > >
            > > Hi Group.
            > >
            > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
            > >
            > > Here's some info:
            > >
            > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
            > >
            > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
            > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
            > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
            > >
            > > Installed (In this order):
            > > HDSDR Skins,
            > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
            > > here). USB is shown as functional.
            > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
            > >
            > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
            > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
            > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
            > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
            > >
            > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
            > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
            > > small central node.
            > >
            > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
            > >
            > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
            > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
            > >
            > > Any input receive with gratitude!
            > >
            > > John ZL1AZS
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
            > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
            > >
            > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
            > >
            > > http://www.eset.com
            >



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          • Bruce Tanner
            Missed your last ? mark ... Yes, that cable from the Softrock to the sound system goes to an Input on the sound card. You then use your audio out for
            Message 5 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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              Missed your last "? mark"... Yes, that cable from the Softrock to the sound system goes to an 'Input' on the sound card. You then use your 'audio out' for listening to the demodulated audio with phones or speaker.

              On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:
               

              Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!

              # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.

              # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so that's probably the correct driver?

              # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it in the Programs\HDSDR folder.

              # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.

              I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?

              John

              --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
              >
              > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
              > they have an idea also.
              >
              > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
              > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
              > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
              > correct us on that issue before anything else.
              >
              > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
              > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
              > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
              > installed.
              >
              > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
              > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
              > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
              > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
              >
              > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
              > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
              >
              > Bruce, K2BET
              >
              > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
              > >
              > > Hi Group.
              > >
              > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
              > >
              > > Here's some info:
              > >
              > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
              > >
              > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
              > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
              > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
              > >
              > > Installed (In this order):
              > > HDSDR Skins,
              > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
              > > here). USB is shown as functional.
              > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
              > >
              > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
              > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
              > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
              > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
              > >
              > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
              > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
              > > small central node.
              > >
              > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
              > >
              > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
              > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
              > >
              > > Any input receive with gratitude!
              > >
              > > John ZL1AZS
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
              > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
              > >
              > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
              > >
              > > http://www.eset.com
              >



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              The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

              http://www.eset.com
            • Jose Bonanca
              The SR input goes to the INPUT of the interface or sound device. 73 ... -- Jose (Ct1aos)
              Message 6 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                The SR input goes to the INPUT of the interface or sound device.
                73


                 
                On 2 May 2012 15:04, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                 

                That all sounds good... so are you enjoying SDR yet?  If not give us an update with regard to what you are seeing. The software appears to be all OK at this point from what you have reported.

                If you still get no signals showing on the panadapter or waterfall, the next step would be to closely check all cables and their connectors. Actually, use a VOM to check for both continuity and shorts in the cables.

                K2BET


                On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:

                 

                Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!

                # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.

                # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so that's probably the correct driver?

                # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it in the Programs\HDSDR folder.

                # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.

                I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?

                John

                --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                >
                > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
                > they have an idea also.
                >
                > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
                > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
                > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
                > correct us on that issue before anything else.
                >
                > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
                > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
                > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
                > installed.
                >
                > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
                > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
                > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
                > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
                >
                > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
                > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
                >
                > Bruce, K2BET
                >
                > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                > >
                > > Hi Group.
                > >
                > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
                > >
                > > Here's some info:
                > >
                > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
                > >
                > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
                > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
                > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
                > >
                > > Installed (In this order):
                > > HDSDR Skins,
                > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
                > > here). USB is shown as functional.
                > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
                > >
                > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
                > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
                > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
                > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
                > >
                > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
                > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
                > > small central node.
                > >
                > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
                > >
                > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
                > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
                > >
                > > Any input receive with gratitude!
                > >
                > > John ZL1AZS
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
                > >
                > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                > >
                > > http://www.eset.com
                >



                __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7104 (20120502) __________

                The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                http://www.eset.com




                --
                Jose (Ct1aos)
              • Bruce Tanner
                OK. Still no signals on the HDSDR?
                Message 7 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                  OK. Still no signals on the HDSDR?


                  On 5/2/2012 10:18 AM, Jose Bonanca wrote:  
                  The SR input goes to the INPUT of the interface or sound device.
                  73


                   
                  On 2 May 2012 15:04, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                   

                  That all sounds good... so are you enjoying SDR yet?  If not give us an update with regard to what you are seeing. The software appears to be all OK at this point from what you have reported.

                  If you still get no signals showing on the panadapter or waterfall, the next step would be to closely check all cables and their connectors. Actually, use a VOM to check for both continuity and shorts in the cables.

                  K2BET


                  On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:

                   

                  Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!

                  # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.

                  # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so that's probably the correct driver?

                  # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it in the Programs\HDSDR folder.

                  # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.

                  I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?

                  John

                  --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
                  > they have an idea also.
                  >
                  > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
                  > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
                  > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
                  > correct us on that issue before anything else.
                  >
                  > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
                  > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
                  > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
                  > installed.
                  >
                  > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
                  > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
                  > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
                  > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
                  >
                  > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
                  > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
                  >
                  > Bruce, K2BET
                  >
                  > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Hi Group.
                  > >
                  > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
                  > >
                  > > Here's some info:
                  > >
                  > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
                  > >
                  > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
                  > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
                  > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
                  > >
                  > > Installed (In this order):
                  > > HDSDR Skins,
                  > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
                  > > here). USB is shown as functional.
                  > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
                  > >
                  > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
                  > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
                  > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
                  > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
                  > >
                  > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
                  > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
                  > > small central node.
                  > >
                  > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
                  > >
                  > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
                  > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
                  > >
                  > > Any input receive with gratitude!
                  > >
                  > > John ZL1AZS
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                  > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
                  > >
                  > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                  > >
                  > > http://www.eset.com
                  >



                  __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7104 (20120502) __________

                  The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                  http://www.eset.com



                  --
                  Jose (Ct1aos)


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                • PJ
                  I had a somewhat similar problem with my Softrock40R. Not that they are the same but I had a bad connection, cold solder joint, between the cable and the
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                    I had a somewhat similar problem with my Softrock40R. Not that they are the same but I had a bad connection, cold solder joint, between the cable and the antenna PL connector.

                    P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                  • maramaxt
                    Aha! Thanks Bruce and all others who replied. I haven t checked yet. Some of us sleep over here in ZL :) Funny, I had left my PC s Mailwasher on (with a BBCish
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                      Aha! Thanks Bruce and all others who replied. I haven't checked yet. Some of us sleep over here in ZL :)

                      Funny, I had left my PC's Mailwasher on (with a BBCish announcer voice "You have new mail" which I had recorded).

                      All night the damn thing went off, again and again, because yesterday I had changed the notification default to be notified via individual emails! I live and learn :)

                      Gotta get a little more shut-eye and I'll make those changes a little later this morning. It's 4.25AM here

                      73 John ZL1AZS


                      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Missed your last "? mark"... Yes, that cable from the Softrock to the
                      > sound system goes to an 'Input' on the sound card. You then use your
                      > 'audio out' for listening to the demodulated audio with phones or speaker.
                      >
                      > On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!
                      > >
                      > > # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.
                      > >
                      > > # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking
                      > > at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so
                      > > that's probably the correct driver?
                      > >
                      > > # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one
                      > > dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case
                      > > that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it
                      > > in the Programs\HDSDR folder.
                      > >
                      > > # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the
                      > > I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured
                      > > that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of
                      > > the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.
                      > >
                      > > I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go
                      > > to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the
                      > > audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?
                      > >
                      > > John
                      > >
                      > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                      > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
                      > > > they have an idea also.
                      > > >
                      > > > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
                      > > > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
                      > > > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
                      > > > correct us on that issue before anything else.
                      > > >
                      > > > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
                      > > > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
                      > > > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
                      > > > installed.
                      > > >
                      > > > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
                      > > > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
                      > > > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
                      > > > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
                      > > >
                      > > > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
                      > > > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
                      > > >
                      > > > Bruce, K2BET
                      > > >
                      > > > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Hi Group.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Here's some info:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
                      > > > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
                      > > > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Installed (In this order):
                      > > > > HDSDR Skins,
                      > > > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
                      > > > > here). USB is shown as functional.
                      > > > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
                      > > > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
                      > > > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
                      > > > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
                      > > > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
                      > > > > small central node.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
                      > > > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Any input receive with gratitude!
                      > > > >
                      > > > > John ZL1AZS
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                      > > > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
                      > > > >
                      > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > http://www.eset.com
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                      > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                      > >
                      > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                      > >
                      > > http://www.eset.com
                      >
                    • PJ
                      Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be overloading or just that my
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                        Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much less so I don't really know.
                        P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                      • Bruce Tanner
                        Gosh! Sorry, John! You now know we (the list) are at your service 24/7! :)
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                          Gosh! Sorry, John! You now know we (the list) are at your service 24/7! :)

                          On 5/2/2012 12:25 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                           

                          Aha! Thanks Bruce and all others who replied. I haven't checked yet. Some of us sleep over here in ZL :)

                          Funny, I had left my PC's Mailwasher on (with a BBCish announcer voice "You have new mail" which I had recorded).

                          All night the damn thing went off, again and again, because yesterday I had changed the notification default to be notified via individual emails! I live and learn :)

                          Gotta get a little more shut-eye and I'll make those changes a little later this morning. It's 4.25AM here

                          73 John ZL1AZS

                          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Missed your last "? mark"... Yes, that cable from the Softrock to the
                          > sound system goes to an 'Input' on the sound card. You then use your
                          > 'audio out' for listening to the demodulated audio with phones or speaker.
                          >
                          > On 5/2/2012 12:43 AM, maramaxt wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Thank you Bruce for taking the time to clarify the process!
                          > >
                          > > # I have indeed installed HDSDR. I must have installed the skins in error.
                          > >
                          > > # The only driver I've installed is PE0FKO-USB-Driver-1.2.5.0. Looking
                          > > at the zip file contents I see several files named libusb0.dll, so
                          > > that's probably the correct driver?
                          > >
                          > > # I did a search for EXTio.dll on the system but all it found was one
                          > > dll file named ExtIO_Si570.dll, in the Programs\CFGSR folder. In case
                          > > that's the dll file you wer4e referring to, I've placed a copy of it
                          > > in the Programs\HDSDR folder.
                          > >
                          > > # with regard to your other post, I did have some confusion over the
                          > > I/Q signals and where they connect to the audio interface. I figured
                          > > that since the socket on the SDR board was an INPUT, the other end of
                          > > the lead would plug into two of the four audio interface OUTPUTS.
                          > >
                          > > I wondered about this since those audio interface outputs usually go
                          > > to a channel on the Behringer mixing desk where I can monitor the
                          > > audio stream. So it should go to the interface inputs?
                          > >
                          > > John
                          > >
                          > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                          > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > John, I'll take a crack at this with you. I am sure others will join if
                          > > > they have an idea also.
                          > > >
                          > > > First, you seem to be referring to the "PSDR" software but you are
                          > > > referring to it as "HDSDR"... they are two different versions of
                          > > > software and I think only "PSDR" has 'skins' needed. Please check and
                          > > > correct us on that issue before anything else.
                          > > >
                          > > > You have not mentioned installation of any driver files but there is a
                          > > > need to install the 'libUSB(0)' driver to make the Si-570 vfo part of
                          > > > the project function in the software. Let us know if you have that
                          > > > installed.
                          > > >
                          > > > Lastly, for now... You mention use of 'HDSDR'... if you are in fact
                          > > > using that software, you will need to place the driver file 'EXTio.dll'
                          > > > into the same folder that you have made for 'HDSDR'. That driver allows
                          > > > that program to control the Si-570 VFO as well.
                          > > >
                          > > > Let's clear these issues up and then go from there. Sounds like you
                          > > > should not be too far from the goal posts to me....
                          > > >
                          > > > Bruce, K2BET
                          > > >
                          > > > On 5/1/2012 9:00 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Hi Group.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Wow! This little beauty works...almost. Antenna input seems dead.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Here's some info:
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Softrock Ensemble RXII Receiver, HF version, powered via 12v battery.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > PC - WinXP/SP3, plenty of Ram, Quad Chip, configured to allow Wav
                          > > > > audio only, using M-AUDIO as the device.
                          > > > > Sound Card - External M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, 2 INS, 4 OUTS.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Installed (In this order):
                          > > > > HDSDR Skins,
                          > > > > CFGSR (set to my HF ensemble but haven't touched anything else in
                          > > > > here). USB is shown as functional.
                          > > > > HDSDR (Set to use the M-AUDIO soundcard)
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Everything looks good in HDSDR v2.13.0.15. I'm able to listen to a
                          > > > > looped SDR wave file, see the waterfall display etc. AFAIK everything
                          > > > > here seems to be functional. Sound is ok, monitored via the headphone
                          > > > > out on the M-AUDIO soundcard.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > But connecting an antenna to the RXII, and HDSDR's input to the
                          > > > > soundcard does nothing, just a blank moving waterfall window with a
                          > > > > small central node.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > I hope i've given you enough info to point me in the right direction.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > I have seen something on this forum a while back about "antenna makes
                          > > > > no difference" but I hope you'll forgive that I can't locate it.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Any input receive with gratitude!
                          > > > >
                          > > > > John ZL1AZS
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                          > > > > signature database 7102 (20120501) __________
                          > > > >
                          > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > http://www.eset.com
                          > > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                          > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                          > >
                          > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                          > >
                          > > http://www.eset.com
                          >



                          __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7104 (20120502) __________

                          The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                          http://www.eset.com
                        • Bruce Tanner
                          That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. SDR# might be one... HDSDR
                          Message 12 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                            That is way too much CPU use, PJ.  I suggest  you give a try with a couple of other programs and see if they make a difference.  'SDR#' might be one... "HDSDR" another.  Not sure what capability your computer has but  most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.

                            bet

                            On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                             

                            Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much less so I don't really know.
                            P. J. Hicks, N7PXY



                            __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7104 (20120502) __________

                            The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                            http://www.eset.com
                          • maramaxt
                            Hi group. Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to ins and voila! there it was. I haven t been back to sleep and have spent the last
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                              Hi group.

                              Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to ins and voila! there it was.

                              I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing. This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.

                              The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.

                              Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!

                              73 John ZL1AZS

                              PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next door neighbor's electric fence!


                              --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                              > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                              > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                              > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                              > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                              >
                              > bet
                              >
                              > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                              > >
                              > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                              > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                              > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                              > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much less
                              > > so I don't really know.
                              > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                              > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                              > >
                              > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                              > >
                              > > http://www.eset.com
                              >
                            • Bruce Tanner
                              ... set of dikes (Diagonal Cutters) don t you?
                              Message 14 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?

                                On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                 

                                Hi group.

                                Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to ins and voila! there it was.

                                I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing. This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.

                                The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.

                                Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!

                                73 John ZL1AZS

                                PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next door neighbor's electric fence!

                                --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                >
                                > bet
                                >
                                > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                > >
                                > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much less
                                > > so I don't really know.
                                > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                > >
                                > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                > >
                                > > http://www.eset.com
                                >



                                __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7105 (20120502) __________

                                The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                                http://www.eset.com
                              • sdrsharp
                                For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#) http://sdrsharp.com Youssef
                                Message 15 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                  For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                  http://sdrsharp.com

                                  Youssef

                                  --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                  > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                  >
                                  > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > Hi group.
                                  > >
                                  > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                  > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                  > >
                                  > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                  > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                  > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                  > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                  > >
                                  > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                  > >
                                  > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                  > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                  > >
                                  > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                  > >
                                  > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                  > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                  > >
                                  > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                  > > >
                                  > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                  > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                  > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                  > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                  > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                  > > >
                                  > > > bet
                                  > > >
                                  > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                  > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                  > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                  > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                  > > less
                                  > > > > so I don't really know.
                                  > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                  > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                  > > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                  > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                  > >
                                  > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                  > >
                                  > > http://www.eset.com
                                  >
                                • sv1eia
                                  Hi Youssef, Are you sure for that statement? By the way, what is your callsign? 73, Christos SV1EIA
                                  Message 16 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                    Hi Youssef,

                                    Are you sure for that statement?
                                    By the way, what is your callsign?

                                    73,
                                    Christos SV1EIA


                                    --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sdrsharp" <sdrsharp@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                    > http://sdrsharp.com
                                    >
                                    > Youssef
                                    >
                                    > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                    > > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                    > >
                                    > > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Hi group.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                    > > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                    > > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                    > > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                    > > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                    > > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                    > > >
                                    > > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                    > > >
                                    > > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                    > > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                    > > >
                                    > > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                    > > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                    > > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                    > > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                    > > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                    > > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > bet
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                    > > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                    > > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                    > > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                    > > > less
                                    > > > > > so I don't really know.
                                    > > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                    > > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                    > > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                    > > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                    > > >
                                    > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > http://www.eset.com
                                    > >
                                    >
                                  • sdrsharp
                                    Hi Christos, I m not licensed yet. I have developed an original algorithm that corrects IQ balances automatically. I ve written a blog article on my site that
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                                      Hi Christos,

                                      I'm not licensed yet. I have developed an original algorithm that corrects IQ balances automatically. I've written a blog article on my site that explains and illustrates how it works, and it's open source.

                                      Youssef
                                      http://sdrsharp.com


                                      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > Hi Youssef,
                                      >
                                      > Are you sure for that statement?
                                      > By the way, what is your callsign?
                                      >
                                      > 73,
                                      > Christos SV1EIA
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sdrsharp" <sdrsharp@> wrote:
                                      > >
                                      > > For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                      > > http://sdrsharp.com
                                      > >
                                      > > Youssef
                                      > >
                                      > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                      > > >
                                      > > > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                      > > > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                      > > >
                                      > > > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Hi group.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                      > > > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                      > > > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                      > > > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                      > > > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                      > > > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                      > > > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                      > > > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                      > > > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                      > > > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                      > > > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > bet
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                      > > > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                      > > > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                      > > > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                      > > > > less
                                      > > > > > > so I don't really know.
                                      > > > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                      > > > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                      > > > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                      > > >
                                      > >
                                      >
                                    • Bruce Tanner
                                      John, this is trustworthy. Not sure it will take care of that fence but it will surely work magic with any mirror image issues you might have. Sure worth a
                                      Message 18 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                        John, this is trustworthy.  Not sure it will take care of that fence but it will surely work magic with any 'mirror image' issues you might have. Sure worth a try... If you decide to use it very much, I suggest making up a text file by copying and pasting the frequencies of interest so they can be easily copy and pasted back when you want them.  SDR# does not yet have a feature for saving favs but Youssef is continuing to develop it so maybe some day... If you would like to see a demo of it in action, Google: "Utube K2BET1", there are several movie clips using it located on my channel there.

                                        On 5/2/2012 3:51 PM, sv1eia wrote:
                                         

                                        Hi Youssef,

                                        Are you sure for that statement?
                                        By the way, what is your callsign?

                                        73,
                                        Christos SV1EIA

                                        --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sdrsharp" <sdrsharp@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                        > http://sdrsharp.com
                                        >
                                        > Youssef
                                        >
                                        > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                        > > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                        > >
                                        > > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Hi group.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                        > > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                        > > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                        > > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                        > > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                        > > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                        > > >
                                        > > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                        > > >
                                        > > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                        > > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                        > > >
                                        > > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                        > > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                        > > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                        > > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                        > > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                        > > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > bet
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                        > > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                        > > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                        > > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                        > > > less
                                        > > > > > so I don't really know.
                                        > > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                        > > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                        > > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                        > > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                        > > >
                                        > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > http://www.eset.com
                                        > >
                                        >



                                        __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7105 (20120502) __________

                                        The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                                        http://www.eset.com
                                      • Bruce Tanner
                                        Sorry, folks! I did not take time to read the signature... Maybe we need to create a new topic line ...
                                        Message 19 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                          Sorry, folks! I did not take time to read the signature... Maybe we need to create a new 'topic line'...

                                          On 5/2/2012 4:09 PM, Bruce Tanner wrote:
                                           

                                          John, this is trustworthy.  Not sure it will take care of that fence but it will surely work magic with any 'mirror image' issues you might have. Sure worth a try... If you decide to use it very much, I suggest making up a text file by copying and pasting the frequencies of interest so they can be easily copy and pasted back when you want them.  SDR# does not yet have a feature for saving favs but Youssef is continuing to develop it so maybe some day... If you would like to see a demo of it in action, Google: "Utube K2BET1", there are several movie clips using it located on my channel there.

                                          On 5/2/2012 3:51 PM, sv1eia wrote:

                                           

                                          Hi Youssef,

                                          Are you sure for that statement?
                                          By the way, what is your callsign?

                                          73,
                                          Christos SV1EIA

                                          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sdrsharp" <sdrsharp@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                          > http://sdrsharp.com
                                          >
                                          > Youssef
                                          >
                                          > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                          > > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                          > >
                                          > > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Hi group.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                          > > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                          > > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                          > > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                          > > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                          > > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                          > > >
                                          > > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                          > > >
                                          > > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                          > > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                          > > >
                                          > > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                          > > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                          > > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                          > > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                          > > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                          > > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > bet
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                          > > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                          > > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                          > > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                          > > > less
                                          > > > > > so I don't really know.
                                          > > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                          > > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                          > > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                          > > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                          > > >
                                          > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > http://www.eset.com
                                          > >
                                          >



                                          __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7105 (20120502) __________

                                          The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                                          http://www.eset.com


                                          __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 7105 (20120502) __________

                                          The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

                                          http://www.eset.com
                                        • maramaxt
                                          Thanks Bruce - that s a thought that had crossed my mind but then the cattle may force their way into our property and cause mayhem! Trust me...you don t want
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                                            Thanks Bruce - that's a thought that had crossed my mind but then the cattle may force their way into our property and cause mayhem! Trust me...you don't want to have a herd of cows in your garden :)

                                            I want to thank you for all your help Bruce, including your most recent posts. They're hugely appreciated!

                                            73, John, ZL1AZS

                                            --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                            > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                            >
                                            > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                            > >
                                            > > Hi group.
                                            > >
                                            > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                            > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                            > >
                                            > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                            > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                            > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                            > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                            > >
                                            > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                            > >
                                            > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                            > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                            > >
                                            > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                            > >
                                            > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                            > > door neighbor's electric fence!
                                            > >
                                            > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                            > > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, Bruce Tanner <bet110@> wrote:
                                            > > >
                                            > > > That is way too much CPU use, PJ. I suggest you give a try with a
                                            > > > couple of other programs and see if they make a difference. 'SDR#'
                                            > > > might be one... "HDSDR" another. Not sure what capability your computer
                                            > > > has but most of these programs are using 4-8% CPU usage with my Win
                                            > > > 7,64 bit system with about 4 gigs of memory.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > bet
                                            > > >
                                            > > > On 5/2/2012 12:31 PM, PJ wrote:
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Would some one tell me the symptoms of overloading the soundcard
                                            > > > > please. I some times get a garbled audio output that could be
                                            > > > > overloading or just that my computer isn't capable of keeping up. The
                                            > > > > Winrad screen CPU bar sometimes indicates 100% and sometimes much
                                            > > less
                                            > > > > so I don't really know.
                                            > > > > P. J. Hicks, N7PXY
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                            > > > > signature database 7104 (20120502) __________
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > http://www.eset.com
                                            > > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
                                            > > signature database 7105 (20120502) __________
                                            > >
                                            > > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
                                            > >
                                            > > http://www.eset.com
                                            >
                                          • EB4APL
                                            John, Did you tried to engage the NB? It make wonders in impulse type noise. 73 de Ignacio, EB4APL (just on the other side of the world)
                                            Message 21 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                              John,

                                              Did you tried to engage the NB? It make wonders in impulse type noise.

                                              73 de Ignacio, EB4APL (just on the other side of the world)



                                              On 03/05/2012 2:51, maramaxt wrote:
                                               

                                              Thanks Bruce - that's a thought that had crossed my mind but then the cattle may force their way into our property and cause mayhem! Trust me...you don't want to have a herd of cows in your garden :)

                                              I want to thank you for all your help Bruce, including your most recent posts. They're hugely appreciated!

                                              73, John, ZL1AZS

                                              --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Tanner <bet110@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > :-) ! Great! Congratulations, John! About that neighbor... you do have a
                                              > set of 'dikes' (Diagonal Cutters) don't you?
                                              >
                                              > On 5/2/2012 1:54 PM, maramaxt wrote:
                                              > >
                                              > > Hi group.
                                              > >
                                              > > Yessss!!! My god this RX is amazing. I changed the I/Q from outs to
                                              > > ins and voila! there it was.
                                              > >
                                              > > I haven't been back to sleep and have spent the last hour playing.
                                              > > This RX is so quiet and sensitive it blows me away. I can hear DX I
                                              > > wasn't even aware of with my two golden oldies, the Yaesu FRG-7700 RX
                                              > > and the Icom 701 RX/TX. And this is on a simple 80m long-wire antenna.
                                              > >
                                              > > The HDSDR interface takes some getting used to, but it's very tweakable.
                                              > >
                                              > > Thank you Tony Parks and this group for all your help and energy
                                              > > putting this amazing RX together - physically and via your support!
                                              > >
                                              > > 73 John ZL1AZS
                                              > >
                                              > > PS: The thing that is disturbingly loud are the pulses from the next
                                              > > door neighbor's electric fence!


                                            • maramaxt
                                              Many thanks Ignacio on the other side of the world :) Much appreciated your tip. I ll try it tonight. 73 - John - ZL1AZS
                                              Message 22 of 24 , May 2, 2012
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                                                Many thanks Ignacio on the other side of the world :) Much appreciated your tip. I'll try it tonight.

                                                73 - John - ZL1AZS

                                                --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, EB4APL <eb4apl@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > John,
                                                >
                                                > Did you tried to engage the NB? It make wonders in impulse type noise.
                                                >
                                                > 73 de Ignacio, EB4APL (just on the other side of the world)
                                              • maramaxt
                                                Youssef - thank you so much for your sdrsharp info. I ll look more closely at it tonight. My god you guys are SMART to be able to design this stuff! 73 - John
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                                                  Youssef - thank you so much for your sdrsharp info. I'll look more closely at it tonight. My god you guys are SMART to be able to design this stuff!

                                                  73 - John - ZL1AZS

                                                  --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "sdrsharp" <sdrsharp@...> wrote:
                                                  >
                                                  > For optimal image rejection you may use sdrsharp (SDR#)
                                                  > http://sdrsharp.com
                                                  >
                                                  > Youssef
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