Re: Ensemble RXTX 40-30-20 won't transmit
- Many thanks Alan, that explains a lot.
I also discovered that any changes made in HDSDR seem best followed by restarting the programme as not everything seems to take effect immediately. Having spent a little more time (now with LSB on 40 instead of going for CW), I have managed to produce a signal! Next now will be the LPF, then I'll swap the dummy load for the real thing.
Thanks again for the heads up on HDSDR and CW, you've saved me a lot of wasted time.
--- In email@example.com, "Alan" <alan4alan@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: [softrock40] Ensemble RXTX 40-30-20 won't transmit
> >1. Receiver works just fine with HDSDR and I can hear plenty of stuff
> tuning from 40-20m. I tried PSDR but it has too many knobs
> >2. Now the major problem; the transmitter doesn't.
> Unfortunately the only way to use CW with HDSDR at the moment is to use the "Return" key.
> One day....?
> If you can run Rocky that is considered good for CW.
> But learning PSDR is the only other way.
> 73 Alan G4ZRQ
> I've checked
> as much as I'm able to and I'm beginning to think the problem
> might be a result of me not understanding the function of the rig/pc
> interface. I thought I'd start with a simple test on CW but realised
> the key socket looks for paddles. The circuit suggests each paddle has,
> or could have, a different function and I think an article I read
> somewhere referred to the dit and dah sides. This seems to suggest the
> controller has a keyer function (iambic maybe). I set up a couple of
> push buttons to replicate paddles and hit the HSDR "TX" button
> in CW mode. The waterfall stopped, "TX" went red, PTT line
> changed state but no sign of any rf. My scope shows nothing happening
> at the soundcard output (it's a Creative SB X-Fi FATAL1TY Edition).
> It works fine when used on receive, and now I've switched to using
> it for tx with rx handled by on-board sound. Any thoughts as to what
> I'm doing wrong?
> 3. Has anyone written a "Now you've built it, this is how you
> get it going" guide?