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  • JOSEPH BASQUE
    The Si570 Controller and Frequency Generator Kit #2 Attached is one of the kits I built http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/Kits.html Great kits - i have built 3 of
    Message 1 of 20 , Jun 19, 2013
    The Si570 Controller and Frequency Generator Kit #2

    Attached is one of the kits I built

    http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/Kits.html

    Great kits - i have built 3 of them - very easy to put together.

    If you use a dpdt switch - you can switch from usb mode to standalone control.
    I just remove the usb chip and tap on to the pins i need.

    Only 1 Si570 chip is needed. If you already have it on the softrock you can just run 4 wires - if i remember right.
    and 2 wires for the band select control

    The control kit has a push button control so you can program hundreds of center frequency and just rotate thru them as desired.
    Band select is automatically done if as you select the band.


    Sid Boyce has some great info :
    http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/G3VBV.html





    Websdr:

    Once you have decided on the center freq you wish to rx, you must modify the config file in websdr to reflect the band, and center frquency and bandwidth.

    The bandwidth selected is dependent on the ability of your sound card..
    cheap audio cards - provide about 48k bw
    good audios cards - 9600 to 128k.

    Joe
    Ve1bwv

    From: Dave <n1ohn@...>
    To: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
    Cc: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30:10 PM
    Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help

     
    Yes that what I thought. So how do we control the unit when it's in server mode with WebSDR? 

    :) 

    Dave


    On Jun 19, 2013, at 8:15 PM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:

     
    CFGSR is a .exe utility for Windows only.
    usbsoftrock which you have installed provides the functionality that allows you to calibrate the si570, set startup frequency if needed, set RX frequency, etc.
    73 ... Sid.

    On 20/06/13 00:54, Dave wrote:
     
    Hi Joe 

    Is cfsgr a version for Ubuntu? 

    And we're do I get the LCD kit? 

    Thanks Joe! 

    Dave


    On Jun 19, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Joe Basque <jbasque@...> wrote:

     
    Dave,
    I run several softrocks using websdr
    I use a pc 3 bands and a raspberry pi for 17 Mtrs

    1. You can not control the frequency of the sdr with websdr.  USB connectivity to the computer is not recognized

    2. You can select the center freq on the sdr via one of the free softwares -cfsgr I think is what I used. You basically need to change the boot freq of the i570 chip and save.

    3. What I have done with 3 of my ensemble softrocks is add a LCD panel micro controller kit.  This allows me to see the on the LCD and change it to any freq.   The USB is not used 

    4. Of course with the crystal versions of softrocks  you would order the band and CRT freq.

    Hope this helps
    Joe
    Ve1bwv

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 2013-06-19, at 2:13 PM, Dave <n1ohn@...> wrote:

     
    Thanks I did that many times. not the sound that's the big problem it will not control the unit. 

    Is anyone actually running the WebSDR server end software in group that can help? 

    Thanks again all :) 

    Dave


    On Jun 19, 2013, at 7:39 AM, "Hide" <qrper72@...> wrote:

     
    OK, sorry...

    You should read the help about the websdr.cfg file
    and configure as your Ubuntu sound configuration at first.
    Sound system is a little bit confusing but you can do it.

    ja9mat Hidehiko.

    --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Dave <n1ohn@...> wrote:
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Thanks I have the software
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    > On Jun 19, 2013, at 5:55 AM, "Hide" <qrper72@...> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Dave,
    > >
    > > You should contact to the author of the Websdr by following site;
    > >
    > > http://www.websdr.org/
    > >
    > > The websdr software is special function program and you can get
    > > software from him directly usong the e-mail.
    > >
    > > ja9mat hidehiko.
    > >
    > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "David" <n1ohn@> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Hello all
    > > >
    > > > I'm wondering if any one is using the WebSDR server software for Lunux.
    > > >
    > > > I'm new to Ubuntu and have installed the WebSDR server software and the usbSoftrock software and can't figure out what I need to do next to get the server to talk to my Softrock RX II.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks all
    > > > Dave
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >



    -- 
    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
    


  • Ron Hayes
    What rotary optical encoder is used for the Si570? Any info on this would be helpful. ________________________________ From: JOSEPH BASQUE
    Message 2 of 20 , Jun 19, 2013
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      What rotary optical encoder is used for the Si570? Any info on this would be helpful.

      From: JOSEPH BASQUE <jbasque@...>
      To: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:01 PM
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help [1 Attachment]
       
      The Si570 Controller and Frequency Generator Kit #2

      Attached is one of the kits I built

      http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/Kits.html

      Great kits - i have built 3 of them - very easy to put together.

      If you use a dpdt switch - you can switch from usb mode to standalone control.
      I just remove the usb chip and tap on to the pins i need.

      Only 1 Si570 chip is needed. If you already have it on the softrock you can just run 4 wires - if i remember right.
      and 2 wires for the band select control

      The control kit has a push button control so you can program hundreds of center frequency and just rotate thru them as desired.
      Band select is automatically done if as you select the band.


      Sid Boyce has some great info :
      http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/G3VBV.html





      Websdr:

      Once you have decided on the center freq you wish to rx, you must modify the config file in websdr to reflect the band, and center frquency and bandwidth.

      The bandwidth selected is dependent on the ability of your sound card..
      cheap audio cards - provide about 48k bw
      good audios cards - 9600 to 128k.

      Joe
      Ve1bwv
      From: Dave <n1ohn@...>
      To: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
      Cc: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help
       
      Yes that what I thought. So how do we control the unit when it's in server mode with WebSDR? 

      :)  Dave

      On Jun 19, 2013, at 8:15 PM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
       
      CFGSR is a .exe utility for Windows only. usbsoftrock which you have installed provides the functionality that allows you to calibrate the si570, set startup frequency if needed, set RX frequency, etc. 73 ... Sid. On 20/06/13 00:54, Dave wrote:
       
      Hi Joe 

      Is cfsgr a version for Ubuntu? 

      And we're do I get the LCD kit? 

      Thanks Joe!  Dave

      On Jun 19, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Joe Basque <jbasque@...> wrote:
       
      Dave,
      I run several softrocks using websdr
      I use a pc 3 bands and a raspberry pi for 17 Mtrs

      1. You can not control the frequency of the sdr with websdr.  USB connectivity to the computer is not recognized

      2. You can select the center freq on the sdr via one of the free softwares -cfsgr I think is what I used. You basically need to change the boot freq of the i570 chip and save.

      3. What I have done with 3 of my ensemble softrocks is add a LCD panel micro controller kit.  This allows me to see the on the LCD and change it to any freq.   The USB is not used 

      4. Of course with the crystal versions of softrocks  you would order the band and CRT freq.

      Hope this helps
      Joe
      Ve1bwv
      Sent from my iPhone
      On 2013-06-19, at 2:13 PM, Dave <n1ohn@...> wrote:
       
      Thanks I did that many times. not the sound that's the big problem it will not control the unit. 

      Is anyone actually running the WebSDR server end software in group that can help? 

      Thanks again all :)  Dave

      On Jun 19, 2013, at 7:39 AM, "Hide" <qrper72@...> wrote:
       
      OK, sorry... You should read the help about the websdr.cfg file and configure as your Ubuntu sound configuration at first. Sound system is a little bit confusing but you can do it. ja9mat Hidehiko. --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, Dave mailto:n1ohn@... wrote: > > Hi > > Thanks I have the software > > Dave > > > On Jun 19, 2013, at 5:55 AM, "Hide" mailto:qrper72@... wrote: > > > Hi Dave, > > > > You should contact to the author of the Websdr by following site; > > > > http://www.websdr.org/ > > > > The websdr software is special function program and you can get > > software from him directly usong the e-mail. > > > > ja9mat hidehiko. > > > > --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, "David" <n1ohn@> wrote: > > > > > > Hello all > > > > > > I'm wondering if any one is using the WebSDR server software for Lunux. > > > > > > I'm new to Ubuntu and have installed the WebSDR server software and the usbSoftrock software and can't figure out what I need to do next to get the server to talk to my Softrock RX II. > > > > > > Thanks all > > > Dave > > > > > > > >
      -- 
      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
      
    • Sid Boyce
      Bourn P/N: EM14COD-E24-L064S w/PB optical encoder from Mouser. I have also used The Oak Grigsby optical encoders without pushbutton and separate miniature
      Message 3 of 20 , Jun 20, 2013
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        Bourn P/N: EM14COD-E24-L064S w/PB optical encoder from Mouser.
        I have also used The Oak Grigsby optical encoders without pushbutton and separate miniature momentary contact switches.

        I think Oak Grigsby was taken over by Bourn and their encoders now have Bourn partnumbers.
        73 ... Sid.
         
        On 20/06/13 04:29, Ron Hayes wrote:
         
        What rotary optical encoder is used for the Si570? Any info on this would be helpful.

        From: JOSEPH BASQUE <jbasque@...>
        To: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:01 PM
        Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help [1 Attachment]
         
        The Si570 Controller and Frequency Generator Kit #2

        Attached is one of the kits I built

        http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/Kits.html

        Great kits - i have built 3 of them - very easy to put together.

        If you use a dpdt switch - you can switch from usb mode to standalone control.
        I just remove the usb chip and tap on to the pins i need.

        Only 1 Si570 chip is needed. If you already have it on the softrock you can just run 4 wires - if i remember right.
        and 2 wires for the band select control

        The control kit has a push button control so you can program hundreds of center frequency and just rotate thru them as desired.
        Band select is automatically done if as you select the band.


        Sid Boyce has some great info :
        http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/G3VBV.html





        Websdr:

        Once you have decided on the center freq you wish to rx, you must modify the config file in websdr to reflect the band, and center frquency and bandwidth.

        The bandwidth selected is dependent on the ability of your sound card..
        cheap audio cards - provide about 48k bw
        good audios cards - 9600 to 128k.

        Joe
        Ve1bwv
        From: Dave <n1ohn@...>
        To: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
        Cc: "softrock40@yahoogroups.com" <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30:10 PM
        Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help
         
        Yes that what I thought. So how do we control the unit when it's in server mode with WebSDR? 

        :)  Dave

        On Jun 19, 2013, at 8:15 PM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
         
        CFGSR is a .exe utility for Windows only. usbsoftrock which you have installed provides the functionality that allows you to calibrate the si570, set startup frequency if needed, set RX frequency, etc. 73 ... Sid. On 20/06/13 00:54, Dave wrote:
         
        Hi Joe 

        Is cfsgr a version for Ubuntu? 

        And we're do I get the LCD kit? 

        Thanks Joe!  Dave

        On Jun 19, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Joe Basque <jbasque@...>wrote:
         
        Dave,
        I run several softrocks using websdr
        I use a pc 3 bands and a raspberry pi for 17 Mtrs

        1. You can not control the frequency of the sdr with websdr.  USB connectivity to the computer is not recognized

        2. You can select the center freq on the sdr via one of the free softwares -cfsgr I think is what I used. You basically need to change the boot freq of the i570 chip and save.

        3. What I have done with 3 of my ensemble softrocks is add a LCD panel micro controller kit.  This allows me to see the on the LCD and change it to any freq.   The USB is not used 

        4. Of course with the crystal versions of softrocks  you would order the band and CRT freq.

        Hope this helps
        Joe
        Ve1bwv
        Sent from my iPhone
        On 2013-06-19, at 2:13 PM, Dave <n1ohn@...>wrote:
         
        Thanks I did that many times. not the sound that's the big problem it will not control the unit. 

        Is anyone actually running the WebSDR server end software in group that can help? 

        Thanks again all :)  Dave

        On Jun 19, 2013, at 7:39 AM, "Hide" <qrper72@...> wrote:
         
        OK, sorry... You should read the help about the websdr.cfg file and configure as your Ubuntu sound configuration at first. Sound system is a little bit confusing but you can do it. ja9mat Hidehiko. --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, Dave mailto:n1ohn@... wrote: > > Hi > > Thanks I have the software > > Dave > > > On Jun 19, 2013, at 5:55 AM, "Hide" mailto:qrper72@... wrote: > > > Hi Dave, > > > > You should contact to the author of the Websdr by following site; > > > > http://www.websdr.org/ > > > > The websdr software is special function program and you can get > > software from him directly usong the e-mail. > > > > ja9mat hidehiko. > > > > --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, "David" <n1ohn@> wrote: > > > > > > Hello all > > > > > > I'm wondering if any one is using the WebSDR server software for Lunux. > > > > > > I'm new to Ubuntu and have installed the WebSDR server software and the usbSoftrock software and can't figure out what I need to do next to get the server to talk to my Softrock RX II. > > > > > > Thanks all > > > Dave > > > > > > > >
        -- 
        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
        


        -- 
        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
        
      • Ron Hayes
        Thank you on the encoder info. ________________________________ From: Sid Boyce To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, June
        Message 4 of 20 , Jun 20, 2013
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          Thank you on the encoder info.

          From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:36 AM
          Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help
           
          Bourn P/N: EM14COD-E24-L064S w/PB optical encoder from Mouser. I have also used The Oak Grigsby optical encoders without pushbutton and separate miniature momentary contact switches. I think Oak Grigsby was taken over by Bourn and their encoders now have Bourn partnumbers. 73 ... Sid.  
          On 20/06/13 04:29, Ron Hayes wrote:
           
          What rotary optical encoder is used for the Si570? Any info on this would be helpful.

          From: JOSEPH BASQUE mailto:jbasque@...
          To: mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:01 PM
          Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help [1 Attachment]
           
          The Si570 Controller and Frequency Generator Kit #2

          Attached is one of the kits I built

          http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/Kits.html

          Great kits - i have built 3 of them - very easy to put together.

          If you use a dpdt switch - you can switch from usb mode to standalone control.
          I just remove the usb chip and tap on to the pins i need.

          Only 1 Si570 chip is needed. If you already have it on the softrock you can just run 4 wires - if i remember right.
          and 2 wires for the band select control

          The control kit has a push button control so you can program hundreds of center frequency and just rotate thru them as desired.
          Band select is automatically done if as you select the band.


          Sid Boyce has some great info :
          http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/G3VBV.html





          Websdr:

          Once you have decided on the center freq you wish to rx, you must modify the config file in websdr to reflect the band, and center frquency and bandwidth.

          The bandwidth selected is dependent on the ability of your sound card..
          cheap audio cards - provide about 48k bw
          good audios cards - 9600 to 128k.

          Joe
          Ve1bwv
          From: Dave mailto:n1ohn@...
          To: mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Cc: mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30:10 PM
          Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help
           
          Yes that what I thought. So how do we control the unit when it's in server mode with WebSDR? 

          :)  Dave

          On Jun 19, 2013, at 8:15 PM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
           
          CFGSR is a .exe utility for Windows only. usbsoftrock which you have installed provides the functionality that allows you to calibrate the si570, set startup frequency if needed, set RX frequency, etc. 73 ... Sid. On 20/06/13 00:54, Dave wrote:
           
          Hi Joe 

          Is cfsgr a version for Ubuntu? 

          And we're do I get the LCD kit? 

          Thanks Joe!  Dave

          On Jun 19, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Joe Basque <jbasque@...>wrote:
           
          Dave,
          I run several softrocks using websdr
          I use a pc 3 bands and a raspberry pi for 17 Mtrs

          1. You can not control the frequency of the sdr with websdr.  USB connectivity to the computer is not recognized

          2. You can select the center freq on the sdr via one of the free softwares -cfsgr I think is what I used. You basically need to change the boot freq of the i570 chip and save.

          3. What I have done with 3 of my ensemble softrocks is add a LCD panel micro controller kit.  This allows me to see the on the LCD and change it to any freq.   The USB is not used 

          4. Of course with the crystal versions of softrocks  you would order the band and CRT freq.

          Hope this helps
          Joe
          Ve1bwv
          Sent from my iPhone
          On 2013-06-19, at 2:13 PM, Dave <n1ohn@...>wrote:
           
          Thanks I did that many times. not the sound that's the big problem it will not control the unit. 

          Is anyone actually running the WebSDR server end software in group that can help? 

          Thanks again all :)  Dave

          On Jun 19, 2013, at 7:39 AM, "Hide" <qrper72@...> wrote:
           
          OK, sorry... You should read the help about the websdr.cfg file and configure as your Ubuntu sound configuration at first. Sound system is a little bit confusing but you can do it. ja9mat Hidehiko. --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, Dave mailto:n1ohn@... wrote: > > Hi > > Thanks I have the software > > Dave > > > On Jun 19, 2013, at 5:55 AM, "Hide" mailto:qrper72@... wrote: > > > Hi Dave, > > > > You should contact to the author of the Websdr by following site; > > > > http://www.websdr.org/ > > > > The websdr software is special function program and you can get > > software from him directly usong the e-mail. > > > > ja9mat hidehiko. > > > > --- In mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com, "David" <n1ohn@> wrote: > > > > > > Hello all > > > > > > I'm wondering if any one is using the WebSDR server software for Lunux. > > > > > > I'm new to Ubuntu and have installed the WebSDR server software and the usbSoftrock software and can't figure out what I need to do next to get the server to talk to my Softrock RX II. > > > > > > Thanks all > > > Dave > > > > > > > >
          -- 
          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
          
          -- 
          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
          
        • Alan
          ... Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help Here is one of my Kees/John generators with a home-brew encoder and LF output.
          Message 5 of 20 , Jun 20, 2013
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            ----- Original Message -----
            Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: RX II with WebSDR help



            Here is one of my Kees/John generators with a home-brew encoder and LF output.
            <http://homepages.wightcable.net/~g4zfq/K-J-Controller.htm>


            73 Alan G4ZFQ
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