Re: [softrock40] Prefered choice of SDR software for the RXTX Ensemble ?
> I am new to this group and I am about 30% complete with my rxtx
> ensemble kit from fivedash.com and its time to install the sdr software.
> I find that there are two choices Power SDR - IQ v1.12.20 for xp
> and V184.108.40.206 for win 7 and HDSDR. Is one prefered over the other?
> Joe K3JV
If it were not for HDSDR I may well have given up getting my first
Softrock up and running. Rocky was the commonest software at the time,
but on my XP system I found it very unpredictable and not at all
intuitive to use. I then tried SDR Radio or whatever it's called. I
have forebodings about software that's vast in size, and it was
confirmed when it seemed to have a mind of its own, and have a menu
structure that was about as random as my wife's mood swings. I then
found HDSDR and it just "works". Like all this SDR stuff some settings
take a bit of fathoming out, but the only issue I had was with some
file access settings on my PC not allowing the Frequency Manager to
store settings. Mario (Mr. HDSDR) was e-mailed and not only did I get
some immediate responses and suggestions, he asked if he might log on
to my PC via a remote access package and have a hands on session to
see what was happening. Ten minutes after logging on he had altered
some file permissions and it was working fine. It was not an HDSDR
issue, but me messing to try and stop another directory being able to
be inadvertently altered, and doing something daft. A charming man,
immensely approachable and helpful. I would try HDSR first, although
Rocky, if it works on your OS version, is a lot simpler. For me it was
just totally unreliable. Good luck, the initial learning curve's quite
steep, the view from the upper levels is well worth the climb. What
the view is like from the top level of SDR I don't know, but intend to
find out when funds permit. I can't go back to a receiver with no
panadptor now, it is like going back to dwell as a troglodyte. 73 Joe!
Chris Wilson. 2E0ILY
- --- In email@example.com, "jvilardo2000" wrote:
> I am new to this group and I am about 30% complete with my rxtx ensemble kit from fivedash.com and its time to install the sdr software.
> I find that there are two choices Power SDR - IQ v1.12.20 for xp and V220.127.116.11 for win 7 and HDSDR. Is one prefered over the other?
> Joe K3JV
You may also enjoy digital RX/TX with WSPR-IQ.