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Hardware Question RX Ensemble II

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  • they_call_me_longjohn
    I just ordered 2 of the Softrock RX Ensemble II kits and a Delta 44 Interface module. What I intend to do is make a LF version and an HF version mounted in the
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 27, 2013
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      I just ordered 2 of the Softrock RX Ensemble II kits and a Delta 44 Interface module. What I intend to do is make a LF version and an HF version mounted in the same box along with the Delta 44 interface, leave off the jacks and hardwire the inputs. I'd like to hook on receiver to the 1/2 input and the other to the 3/4 inputs. Each receiver will have it's own power switch, antenna and USB port and I intend to only use one or the other at a time. Will most of the software be able to handle this or will I need to rig up some sort of solid state switching and use only the 1/2 input?

      I tried to initiate a search but not having used the Groups in over 6 months this new interface just isn't doing it for me ....
    • Alan
      Subject: [softrock40] Hardware Question RX Ensemble II ... I’m not sure anyone has asked this before. Essentially with some software it would be easy to run
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 28, 2013
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        Subject: [softrock40] Hardware Question RX Ensemble II



        >I just ordered 2 of the Softrock RX Ensemble II kits and a Delta 44
        >Interface module. What I intend to do is make a LF version and an HF
        >version mounted in the same box along with the Delta 44 interface, leave
        >off the jacks and hardwire the inputs. I'd like to hook on receiver to the
        >1/2 input and the other to the 3/4 inputs. Each receiver will have it's own
        >power switch, antenna and USB port and I intend to only use one or the
        >other at a time. Will most of the software be able to handle this or will I
        >need to rig up some sort of solid state switching and use only the 1/2
        >input?


        I’m not sure anyone has asked this before.
        Essentially with some software it would be easy to run both at once. For
        example two instances of HDSDR.
        Even split the antenna. Change the serial number of the AVR so you know
        which to select for each instance. Separate profiles for each HDSDR
        instance..
        The outputs could both go to the same card, if speakers are connected to
        on-board audio
        there is no need to use the D44’s outputs.,there
        Various links here give full explanation
        <https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/home>

        73 Alan G4ZFQ
      • they_call_me_longjohn
        Thanks for the reply Alan I appreciate it. The D44 is isn t my system soundcard but dedicated to SDR and recording (What I originally purchased it for over 10
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 2, 2013
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          Thanks for the reply Alan I appreciate it. The D44 is isn't my system soundcard but dedicated to SDR and recording (What I originally purchased it for over 10 years ago) and has it's own amp/speaker system and a 4 output headphone amp. Main soundcard is an Audigy II ZS which I keep around mainly for it's midi output to control a 'virtual' guitar amp and the 'Live Drive". I already have a really good SDR but it's crippled by having only one program, an old version of PowerSDR IQ that's not even supposed to work in Win 7 64 to control it automatically. There is also a bug in the filter switching software that makes it unusable 160M and below.


          I've got the hardware end pretty much covered but I haven't been keeping up on the software mainly because I couldn't (conveniently) use any of it. I'm familiar with a lot of it, I used WinRad when it was still called SDRadio but used it mainly to demodulate the 12khz output of an RX-320. This will also be my 7th SDR and 10 or 11th receiver with a QSD setup. I'm just looking for a full range 'plug and play' system that works with several pieces of software and will be supported for a few years down the road. I know these aren't blow your mind state of the art but they are still pretty danged good with a well thought out design


          Thanks for the link, that looks like a good jumping off point for catching up





          ---In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, <alan4alan@...> wrote:

          Subject: [softrock40] Hardware Question RX Ensemble II



          >I just ordered 2 of the Softrock RX Ensemble II kits and a Delta 44
          >Interface module. What I intend to do is make a LF version and an HF
          >version mounted in the same box along with the Delta 44 interface, leave
          >off the jacks and hardwire the inputs. I'd like to hook on receiver to the
          >1/2 input and the other to the 3/4 inputs. Each receiver will have it's own
          >power switch, antenna and USB port and I intend to only use one or the
          >other at a time. Will most of the software be able to handle this or will I
          >need to rig up some sort of solid state switching and use only the 1/2
          >input?


          I’m not sure anyone has asked this before.
          Essentially with some software it would be easy to run both at once. For
          example two instances of HDSDR.
          Even split the antenna. Change the serial number of the AVR so you know
          which to select for each instance. Separate profiles for each HDSDR
          instance..
          The outputs could both go to the same card, if speakers are connected to
          on-board audio
          there is no need to use the D44’s outputs.,there
          Various links here give full explanation
          <https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/home>

          73 Alan G4ZFQ
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