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  • MICHAEL TALLENT
    I have the SB1095 but have not used it yet. Will probably make the mod just in case. www.rfsystem.it/shop/download/SB_Creative_XFi_Pro_USB.pdf Mike W6MXV ...
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 11, 2012
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      I have the SB1095 but have not used it yet.  Will probably make the mod just in case.
       
       
      Mike W6MXV
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      Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: New member... and the first question

      John,
       
      Which part number Soundblaster are you using?  I am looking at getting on and don't know whether to go with SB1090, SB1095, or SB1290.  My old Soundblaster Live USB has given up the ghost.
       
      Also - where would I find the capacitor mod?
       
      Dave
      KB2YWT

      On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM, John Greusel <greusel@...> wrote:
       


       



      From: edm6214 <eldave@...>
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:43 PM
      Subject: [softrock40] Re: New member... and the first question
      David,

      I use the X-fi Soundblaster USB soundcard (with the capacitor mod) and I can run HDSDR with virtual audio and virtual serial cables and Fldigi and all it's digital modes. Additionally I can run PowerSDR 2.4 (newest version from Christos) in SSB mode quite well. I upgraded to 2 gig of ram with the Acer Aspire One and that helped quite a bit- easy upgrade on that model. I have to keep my hard drive fairly unfragmented for best performance. PowerSDR crashes a lot if I try to use it for the Fldigi SDR interface program- I think it's too much of a memory hog for this modest setup. 

      John
      KC9OJV
       


      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "edm6214" <eldave@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi
      >
      > I have just joined this group after poking around in the posts for several weeks.
      >
      > One question that I haven't been able to find an answer for is what is the MINIMUM computing power requirements that I would need to run a Softrock RXTX
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      > David
      >




    • Sid Boyce
      My ODROID-X is running my HiQSDR with ease 24/7 using hiqsdr-server, dspserver and QtRadio from ghpsdr3-alex project. It s usually quite busy with guys
      Message 2 of 14 , Nov 11, 2012
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        My ODROID-X is running my HiQSDR with ease 24/7 using hiqsdr-server, dspserver and QtRadio from ghpsdr3-alex project.

        It's usually quite busy with guys connecting over the internet and tuning around the ham bands mostly but I have seen guys kicking the tyres all the way from the broadcast bands up to 6m.
        73 ... Sid.


        On 11/11/12 20:17, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
         

        ODroidX and Ubuntu is looking promising....

        Mike KC7NOA


        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        From: chris@...
        Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:10:36 +0000
        Subject: Re: [softrock40] New member... and the first question

         


        > It does depend on the software. I've not got the RXTX I have sitting
        > here working yet, but for RX-only you can pretty much forget anything
        > less than a PII-266. If you want a waterfall display or very sharp
        > filtering you'll need at least a fastish Pentium-M - maybe 1.2GHz or better.

        11/11/2012 20:05

        Very good point, I assume the lack of processing power my machine has
        is why noise blanking and noise filtering in HDSDR goes into some form
        of spasm at times, with 100% CPU usage? Like a surging, with a drop
        off of audio for a fraction of second then OK again for three or so
        seconds?

        I'd be intersted to know if a new PC should be built concentrating on
        processor power, or memory? I am VERY loathe to move from XP to a
        later Windows, but understand XP is limited to using a fixed and now
        considered a relatively low amount of RAM? Linux is not really an
        option, I just can't be doing with its inability to run so many of my
        other applications. I suppose I COULD just use it for SDR, but it's a
        PITA.

        --
        Best Regards,
        Chris Wilson. 2E0ILY




        -- 
        Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
        Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
        Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
        Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
        
      • John Greusel
        Dave, I have the XB1090. Here s the mod I did. http://www.ok1cjb.cz/downloads/SB_Creative_XFi_Pro_USB.pdf John KC9OJV ________________________________ From:
        Message 3 of 14 , Nov 11, 2012
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          Dave,

          I have the XB1090.
          Here's the mod I did.

          http://www.ok1cjb.cz/downloads/SB_Creative_XFi_Pro_USB.pdf

          John
          KC9OJV



          From: Dave Matthews <n36078@...>
          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 5:47 PM
          Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: New member... and the first question

           
          John,
           
          Which part number Soundblaster are you using?  I am looking at getting on and don't know whether to go with SB1090, SB1095, or SB1290.  My old Soundblaster Live USB has given up the ghost.
           
          Also - where would I find the capacitor mod?
           
          Dave
          KB2YWT

          On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM, John Greusel <greusel@...> wrote:
           

           



          From: edm6214 <eldave@...>
          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:43 PM
          Subject: [softrock40] Re: New member... and the first question
          David,

          I use the X-fi Soundblaster USB soundcard (with the capacitor mod) and I can run HDSDR with virtual audio and virtual serial cables and Fldigi and all it's digital modes. Additionally I can run PowerSDR 2.4 (newest version from Christos) in SSB mode quite well. I upgraded to 2 gig of ram with the Acer Aspire One and that helped quite a bit- easy upgrade on that model. I have to keep my hard drive fairly unfragmented for best performance. PowerSDR crashes a lot if I try to use it for the Fldigi SDR interface program- I think it's too much of a memory hog for this modest setup. 

          John
          KC9OJV
           


          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "edm6214" <eldave@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi
          >
          > I have just joined this group after poking around in the posts for several weeks.
          >
          > One question that I haven't been able to find an answer for is what is the MINIMUM computing power requirements that I would need to run a Softrock RXTX
          >
          > Thanks
          >
          > David
          >






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