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  • Dave Watson
    If you want to reference some high resolution pictures of a working Peaberry in the assembly stages I have these available: AE9RB
    Message 1 of 8 , Nov 4, 2012
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      If you want to reference some high resolution pictures of a working Peaberry in the assembly stages I have these available:

       

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 00 - Arrival

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 02 - Project Schematic

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 03 - Bypass capacitors

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 04 - Power Supply Stage

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 05 - Microphone

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 06 - Jacks

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 07 - Cypress PSoC

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 08 - Si570 DelSig and Quad OpAmp

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 09 - Receiver

      AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 10 - Transmitter

       

      Dave (W4DJW)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of warrenallgyer
      Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:46 AM
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting

       

       

      Hi Ricardo

      The current draw sounds about right. The only way C1 and C2 get hot is to draw current and they only do that if they are installed backward. Take a look and make sure they are oriented properly.

      If you can take a picture and send it to me privately I will do a side by side with mine. David did this for me in my initial build and it helped a lot. A second pair of eyes is often invaluable.

      Keep going.... you will get there

      Warren Allgyer - WA8TOD

      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Ricardo Caratti <pu2clr@...> wrote:

      > C1 and C2 (electrolytic capacitor 47µF) get hot.
      > The Si570 get very hot.
      >

      > 73,
      > PU2CLR.
      > Ricardo.
      >

    • Ricardo Caratti
      Ok Dave. The high resolution pictures are nice.  Surely they will help me. I think that more explanatory text in the assembly instructions would be better. 
      Message 2 of 8 , Nov 4, 2012
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        Ok Dave.
        The high resolution pictures are nice. 
        Surely they will help me.

        I think that more explanatory text in the assembly instructions would be better. 
        But that is ok.
        Today I concluded mounting. 
        The receiver is working well.  I have tested it on MAC OSX with DSP Radio and Windows 7 with HDSDR.
        I notice a little distortion on right channel of Peaberry Audio device in both systems operators and I have no idea how to solve this problem. 
        The left channel is working very nice. 

        Anyway thanks for your attention.

        73,
        PU2CLR.
        Ricardo.


        De: Dave Watson <davewatson@...>
        Para: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        Enviadas: Domingo, 4 de Novembro de 2012 13:51
        Assunto: RE: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting

         
        If you want to reference some high resolution pictures of a working Peaberry in the assembly stages I have these available:
         

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 02 - Project Schematic

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 03 - Bypass capacitors

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 04 - Power Supply Stage

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 05 - Microphone

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 06 - Jacks

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 07 - Cypress PSoC

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 08 - Si570 DelSig and Quad OpAmp

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 09 - Receiver

        AE9RB Peaberry V1 - 10 - Transmitter

         

        Dave (W4DJW)
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
        From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of warrenallgyer
        Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:46 AM
        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting
         
         
        Hi Ricardo

        The current draw sounds about right. The only way C1 and C2 get hot is to draw current and they only do that if they are installed backward. Take a look and make sure they are oriented properly.

        If you can take a picture and send it to me privately I will do a side by side with mine. David did this for me in my initial build and it helped a lot. A second pair of eyes is often invaluable.

        Keep going.... you will get there

        Warren Allgyer - WA8TOD

        --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Ricardo Caratti <pu2clr@...> wrote:
        > C1 and C2 (electrolytic capacitor 47µF) get hot.
        > The Si570 get very hot.
        >

        > 73,
        > PU2CLR.
        > Ricardo.
        >


      • Ricardo Caratti
        Hi Warren, They are installed properly.  Good to know that current draw sounds right. Well, I ll do more tests tonight. Thanks. 73. PU2CLR. Ricardo.
        Message 3 of 8 , Nov 4, 2012
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          Hi Warren,
          They are installed properly. 
          Good to know that current draw sounds right.

          Well, I'll do more tests tonight.

          Thanks.
          73.
          PU2CLR.
          Ricardo.




          De: warrenallgyer <allgyer@...>
          Para: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Enviadas: Domingo, 4 de Novembro de 2012 11:45
          Assunto: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting

           
          Hi Ricardo

          The current draw sounds about right. The only way C1 and C2 get hot is to draw current and they only do that if they are installed backward. Take a look and make sure they are oriented properly.

          If you can take a picture and send it to me privately I will do a side by side with mine. David did this for me in my initial build and it helped a lot. A second pair of eyes is often invaluable.

          Keep going.... you will get there

          Warren Allgyer - WA8TOD

          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Ricardo Caratti <pu2clr@...> wrote:
          > C1 and C2 (electrolytic capacitor 47µF) get hot.
          > The Si570 get very hot.
          >

          > 73,
          > PU2CLR.
          > Ricardo.
          >



        • Ricardo Caratti
          Hi Dave and Warren I tested my Peaberry SDR Kit mounting this night.  I extended a dipole antenna for 40 meters near to the ground (bad condition).   The
          Message 4 of 8 , Nov 4, 2012
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            Hi Dave and Warren

            I tested my Peaberry SDR Kit mounting this night. 
            I extended a dipole antenna for 40 meters near to the ground (bad condition).  
            The receiver is really very good. 
            I could tuned a lot off 40 meters station. 
            For the first time I could hear station on 80 meters here in my place. 

            But I think something is wrong with the transmitter. 
            The HDSDR software shows something suggesting it is transmitting, but the audio is very fuzzy and there is no signal on my FT-817ND.    

            I have no idea how to debug this problem.

            I posted two videos showing the receiver working on MacBook Pro and Windows 7 on Youtube. 

            MacBook Pro: http://youtu.be/SQTVc4Ch51I
            WIndows 7: http://youtu.be/Doac67e1Kvk

            73,
            PU2CLR.
            Ricardo.




          • wfahle
            Thanks! Those will be very helpful.
            Message 5 of 8 , Nov 5, 2012
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              Thanks! Those will be very helpful.

              --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Watson" <davewatson@...> wrote:
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              > If you want to reference some high resolution pictures of a working Peaberry
              > in the assembly stages I have these available:
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380083455400836&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 00 - Arrival
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380083782067470&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 02 - Project Schematic
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380083948734120&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 03 - Bypass capacitors
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380084478734067&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 04 - Power Supply Stage
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380084842067364&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 05 - Microphone
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380085372067311&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 06 - Jacks
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380085762067272&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 07 - Cypress PSoC
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380086752067173&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 08 - Si570 DelSig and Quad OpAmp
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380088922066956&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 09 - Receiver
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              > AE9RB <https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.380090908733424&type=1>
              > Peaberry V1 - 10 - Transmitter
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              > From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On
              > Behalf Of warrenallgyer
              > Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:46 AM
              > To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting
              >
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              > Hi Ricardo
              >
              > The current draw sounds about right. The only way C1 and C2 get hot is to
              > draw current and they only do that if they are installed backward. Take a
              > look and make sure they are oriented properly.
              >
              > If you can take a picture and send it to me privately I will do a side by
              > side with mine. David did this for me in my initial build and it helped a
              > lot. A second pair of eyes is often invaluable.
              >
              > Keep going.... you will get there
              >
              > Warren Allgyer - WA8TOD
              >
              > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com> ,
              > Ricardo Caratti <pu2clr@> wrote:
              > > C1 and C2 (electrolytic capacitor 47µF) get hot.
              > > The Si570 get very hot.
              > >
              >
              > > 73,
              > > PU2CLR.
              > > Ricardo.
              > >
              >
            • Dave Watson
              Just as a test, flip your 817 to the opposite mode (LSB - USB) and see if the signal gets clear and loud. If so, you have the same problem I have. Dave
              Message 6 of 8 , Nov 5, 2012
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                Just as a test, flip your 817 to the opposite mode (LSB -> USB) and see if the signal gets clear and loud. If so, you have the same problem I have.

                Dave (W4DJW)

                 

                From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ricardo Caratti
                Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:03 PM
                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: Peaberry troubleshooting

                 

                 

                Hi Dave and Warren

                 

                I tested my Peaberry SDR Kit mounting this night. 

                I extended a dipole antenna for 40 meters near to the ground (bad condition).  

                The receiver is really very good. 

                I could tuned a lot off 40 meters station. 

                For the first time I could hear station on 80 meters here in my place. 

                 

                But I think something is wrong with the transmitter. 

                The HDSDR software shows something suggesting it is transmitting, but the audio is very fuzzy and there is no signal on my FT-817ND.    

                 

                I have no idea how to debug this problem.

                 

                I posted two videos showing the receiver working on MacBook Pro and Windows 7 on Youtube. 

                 

                MacBook Pro: http://youtu.be/SQTVc4Ch51I

                WIndows 7: http://youtu.be/Doac67e1Kvk

                 

                73,

                PU2CLR.

                Ricardo.

                 

                 

                 

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