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Re: Unsuccessful at RXTX Receive

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  • bobbyin4land
    After more research, I found that my Plantronics Audio 655 headset doesn t play nice with 64bit operating systems (Win7 and linux). I guess i will need to get
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 30, 2013
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      After more research, I found that my Plantronics Audio 655 headset doesn't play nice with 64bit operating systems (Win7 and linux). I guess i will need to get a new USB hesdset. Oh well....

      Bobby
      KK4HUU

      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "warrenallgyer" <allgyer@...> wrote:
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      >
      > Yeah.... unfortunately the Rocky developers have not kept pace with Windows and it is not a very satisfactory platform for bring up a new system.... too many unknowns.
      >
      > I would suggest you use CFGSR as a first step and then HDSDR to get rolling. Alan has a number of really good pages to get you up and running at
      >
      > https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/
      >
      > I would suggest start with CFGSR and then move to HDSDR.
      >
      > Warren Allgyer - 9V1TD
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      >
      > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "bobbyin4land" <goins0497@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Warren,
      > >
      > > The headset is an USB device, and although Win7 does acknowledge it being connected, it does not show up as an output device option in Rocky.
      > >
      > > Bobby
      > > KK4HUU
      > >
      > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "warrenallgyer" <allgyer@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Bobby
      > > >
      > > > I hope I am not mis-reading your post. If the Plantronix is USB connected then it should show up on Rocky, although it may be listed as simply "USB Device".
      > > >
      > > > If the Plantronix is not USB but, instead, connected by 2.5 mm audio plugs, then this setup is not going to work.
      > > >
      > > > In most uses for the RXTX you will need two separate audio devices; one to listen and talk to the RXTX, and one to listen and talk to you.
      > > >
      > > > The sixteen possible IN/OUT combinations of these two audio cards have confounded most beginners and still confuse me at times.
      > > >
      > > > Warren Allgyer - 9V1TD
      > > >
      > > > --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "bobbyin4land" <goins0497@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > After cleaning up my Ensemble RXTX board by nipping the excess solder, re-touching solder joints, and brushing with 90% isopropyl alcohol, I decided to put my Ensemble RXTX to work.
      > > > >
      > > > > I made a 27:4 transformer with some of the kit's excess #26 wire and one of the larger red toroids, end connected one of the 27 winding leads to 33 feet of #18 covered stranded wire, soldered both winding ground leads to the BNC connector ground connection on the board, and soldered the remaining 4 winding lead to the BNC connector tip connection on the board. Essentially, I made an untuned end-fed half dipole for 20 meters. I then strung the antenna throughout my house.
      > > > >
      > > > > I connected the remaining lines to the Ensemble (except for paddles), and started Rocky. My laptop is a HP Envy 17 (Win7), which has a stereo mic in, and two headphone jacks. (There is also a microphone built into the case.) I am using a Plantronics headset for audio in and out.
      > > > >
      > > > > I can see noise on the display, but I cannot hear it. I am using the Mic In as the I/Q input, and Line Out for the I/Q return to the Ensemble. Rocky doesn't give me the option for my headset for audio out. The only other options I have are 'HP MuxIn' and 'HP Wireless Audio'.
      > > > >
      > > > > I did not cross the RX jumpers on the board, so there may be an issue there, but I still should be receiving something.
      > > > >
      > > > > I also booted up in Mint 14 and tried to hear something through Quisk, but that didn't work either.
      > > > >
      > > > > Anyway, if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be very appreciative.
      > > > >
      > > > > Bobby
      > > > > KK4HUU
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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