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  • w4mmp
    Hello, I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7. I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython. It appears they installed correctly. However
    Message 1 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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      Hello,

         I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7.   I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython.  It "appears" they installed correctly.  However when I attempt to install quisk, the installer reports that wxpython is missing.  I have verified it is in the c:\python27\lib\site-packages directory.   Any ideas?


      BTW,  is there a yahoo support forum for quisk?  I can't seem to find one


      73

      Ron / W4MMP

    • Sid Boyce
      No idea about Windows but there is a group. Sometimes Jim responds to posts to the softrock40 group. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/n2adr-sdr/info 73 ...
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        No idea about Windows but there is a group. Sometimes Jim responds to posts to the softrock40 group.
        https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/n2adr-sdr/info
        73 ... Sid.

        On 05/06/14 15:17, w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
         

        Hello,

           I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7.   I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython.  It "appears" they installed correctly.  However when I attempt to install quisk, the installer reports that wxpython is missing.  I have verified it is in the c:\python27\lib\site-packages directory.   Any ideas?


        BTW,  is there a yahoo support forum for quisk?  I can't seem to find one


        73

        Ron / W4MMP



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      • Alan
        Original Message ----- Subject: [softrock40] quisk install ... Ron, I did this in XP. The WXPython must match the Python 2.7. I used an all-in installer not
        Message 3 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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          Original Message -----
          Subject: [softrock40] quisk install


          > Hello,
          > I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7. I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython. It "appears" they
          > installed correctly. However when I attempt to install quisk, the installer reports that wxpython is missing. I have verified it
          > is in the c:\python27\lib\site-packages directory. Any ideas?

          Ron,

          I did this in XP.
          The WXPython must match the Python 2.7. I used an all-in installer not actually intended for Quisk.
          Here are my notes https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/quisk_for_windows

          73 Alan G4ZFQ
        • Ron
          Hi Alan, Thanks. I will take a look at your instructions and get back with the results. 73 Ron / W4MMP
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            Hi Alan,
               Thanks.  I will take a look at your instructions and get back with the results.
            73
            Ron / W4MMP
            On 6/5/2014 12:12 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
             


            Original Message -----
            Subject: [softrock40] quisk install

            > Hello,
            > I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7. I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython. It "appears" they
            > installed correctly. However when I attempt to install quisk, the installer reports that wxpython is missing. I have verified it
            > is in the c:\python27\lib\site-packages directory. Any ideas?

            Ron,

            I did this in XP.
            The WXPython must match the Python 2.7. I used an all-in installer not actually intended for Quisk.
            Here are my notes https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/quisk_for_windows

            73 Alan G4ZFQ


          • dick_faust
            I have not used Quisk, but I do use a version of Python in XP and Win7 for another application [Calibre & messing with one more]. The version that i use is
            Message 5 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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              I have not used Quisk, but I do use a version of Python in XP and Win7 for another application [Calibre & messing with one more].  The version that i use is the Active State 2.7 - X86 only.  I have been told that the x64 versions do not function the same way.  This also applies to the ver 3 programs as well.  Active State includes more packages [do not remember what they are] with their distro.
              Might be worth checking out as another "last resort"

              http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads

              Dick K9IVB
            • Ron
              Hi Alan, Thanks ! I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue. 73 Ron /
              Message 6 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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                Hi Alan,
                    Thanks !  I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk for windows doc.  That did the trick.   Quisk installed without issue.
                73
                Ron / W4MMP
                On 6/5/2014 12:12 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                 


                Original Message -----
                Subject: [softrock40] quisk install

                > Hello,
                > I am attempting to install quisk on Win 7. I have installed the prerequisite Python 2.7 and wxpython. It "appears" they
                > installed correctly. However when I attempt to install quisk, the installer reports that wxpython is missing. I have verified it
                > is in the c:\python27\lib\site-packages directory. Any ideas?

                Ron,

                I did this in XP.
                The WXPython must match the Python 2.7. I used an all-in installer not actually intended for Quisk.
                Here are my notes https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/quisk_for_windows

                73 Alan G4ZFQ


              • Alan
                Original Message ----- Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install ... Ron Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an
                Message 7 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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                  Original Message -----
                  Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install


                  > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                  > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                  Ron

                  Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                  73 Alan G4ZFQ
                • Ron
                  I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to. Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work. I re-read the
                  Message 8 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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                    I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                    73
                    Ron / W4MMP
                    On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                     

                    Original Message -----
                    Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                    > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                    > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                    Ron

                    Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                    73 Alan G4ZFQ


                  • Sid Boyce
                    See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group. quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim s N2ADR
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                      See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                      quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                      It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                      The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                      73 ... Sid.

                      On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                       

                      I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                      73
                      Ron / W4MMP
                      On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                       

                      Original Message -----
                      Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                      > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                      > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                      Ron

                      Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                      73 Alan G4ZFQ




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                  • Ron
                    Hi Sid, Thanks for the info. I think quisk is the application I have been looking for, freeware and open. There are several good SDR applications
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                      Hi Sid,
                          Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                      I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                      73
                      Ron / W4MMP
                      On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                       

                      See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                      quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                      It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                      The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                      73 ... Sid.

                      On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                       

                      I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                      73
                      Ron / W4MMP
                      On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                       

                      Original Message -----
                      Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                      > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                      > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                      Ron

                      Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                      73 Alan G4ZFQ




                      -- 
                      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
                      OK Ron, I mentioned it before the question was asked. I haven t looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be
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                        OK Ron,
                        I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                        I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                        svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                        # usbsoftrock
                        usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                        usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                        OPTION is one or more of
                          -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                         i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                          -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                          -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                         Mobo only.
                          -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                          -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                          -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                          -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                          -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                          -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                          -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                          -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                         through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                         after startup.
                        COMMAND is one of
                          calibrate (may require -s option)
                          getfreq
                          getregisters
                          interactive
                          getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                          getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                          gettone
                          ptt {on|off}
                          set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                          set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                          set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                          set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                          set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                          set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                          set freq <frequency in MHz>
                          set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                          set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                          set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                          set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                          status

                          where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                        73 ... Sid.

                        On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                         

                        Hi Sid,
                            Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                        I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                        73
                        Ron / W4MMP
                        On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                         

                        See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                        quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                        It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                        The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                        73 ... Sid.

                        On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                         

                        I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                        73
                        Ron / W4MMP
                        On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                         

                        Original Message -----
                        Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                        > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                        > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                        Ron

                        Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                        73 Alan G4ZFQ




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                        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
                        



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                      • Ron
                        Hi Sid, I think I misspoke. My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances. I simply want to be
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                          Hi Sid,
                              I think I misspoke.   My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances.  I simply want to be able to configure a given instance "A" with the proper configuration information so that instant "A" always uses the correct USB device (by serial number).  And then again the same for instance "B".  It is purely a convenience.  Currently with HDSDR,  it is possible to configure a short cut with a parameter set to a given name.  HDSDR will remember almost everything for that instance from one invocation to the next, EXCEPT for the USB device.  Every time (or almost every time) I need to click on the ExtIO button and select the proper USB (rig) device.   With PowerSDR for homebrew rigs,  I can't even do that.  I must disconnect the USB device (rig) I don't want to use, so that PowerSDR picks up the one I do want to use. 

                          Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.
                          73
                          Ron / W4MMP
                          On 6/5/2014 9:47 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                           

                          OK Ron,
                          I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                          I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                          svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                          # usbsoftrock
                          usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                          usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                          OPTION is one or more of
                            -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                           i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                            -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                            -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                           Mobo only.
                            -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                            -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                            -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                            -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                            -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                            -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                            -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                            -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                           through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                           after startup.
                          COMMAND is one of
                            calibrate (may require -s option)
                            getfreq
                            getregisters
                            interactive
                            getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                            getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                            gettone
                            ptt {on|off}
                            set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                            set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                            set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                            set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                            set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                            set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                            set freq <frequency in MHz>
                            set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                            set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                            set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                            set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                            status

                            where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                  Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                          73 ... Sid.

                          On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                           

                          Hi Sid,
                              Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                          I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                          73
                          Ron / W4MMP
                          On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                           

                          See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                          quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                          It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                          The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                          73 ... Sid.

                          On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                           

                          I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                          73
                          Ron / W4MMP
                          On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                           

                          Original Message -----
                          Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                          > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                          > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                          Ron

                          Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                          73 Alan G4ZFQ




                          -- 
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                          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
                          



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                          Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                          Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                          

                        • David Turnbull
                          On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM, Ron w4mmp@aol.com [softrock40]
                          Message 13 of 22 , Jun 5, 2014
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                            On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                            Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.

                            You'll be happy to know that Quisk supports the Peaberry just fine.  Since every Peaberry has a unique ID and you can program one manually into a SoftRock, there's nothing stopping you from doing what you want except that no software has yet been written to do so.

                            In the interim, if moving cables get you down, you can leave everything hooked up and switch the DC power to just the radio you want. This simple trick is unique to the Peaberry. A SoftRock requires you to switch USB and both audio cables, which needs at least a 5 pole switch versus the 1 pole for a Peaberry.

                            73 David AE9RB

                          • Sid Boyce
                            OK Ron, I am not familiar with the Windows programs. I tried PowerSDR under Crossover Office and painting all those tiles was like watching paint dry. I also
                            Message 14 of 22 , Jun 6, 2014
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                              OK Ron,
                              I am not familiar with the Windows programs. I tried PowerSDR under Crossover Office and painting all those tiles was like watching paint dry.

                              I also tried HDSDR which sort of worked with UHFSDR + SDR-Widget - I had to set the frequency from the push button switch and the rotary encoder, the correct frequency was only readable on the Widget's LCD.

                              Glad it works with the Peaberry which is essentially an Ensemble RXTX.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 06/06/14 04:21, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  I think I misspoke.   My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances.  I simply want to be able to configure a given instance "A" with the proper configuration information so that instant "A" always uses the correct USB device (by serial number).  And then again the same for instance "B".  It is purely a convenience.  Currently with HDSDR,  it is possible to configure a short cut with a parameter set to a given name.  HDSDR will remember almost everything for that instance from one invocation to the next, EXCEPT for the USB device.  Every time (or almost every time) I need to click on the ExtIO button and select the proper USB (rig) device.   With PowerSDR for homebrew rigs,  I can't even do that.  I must disconnect the USB device (rig) I don't want to use, so that PowerSDR picks up the one I do want to use. 

                              Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 9:47 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              OK Ron,
                              I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                              I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                              svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                              # usbsoftrock
                              usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                              usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                              OPTION is one or more of
                                -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                               i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                                -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                                -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                               Mobo only.
                                -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                                -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                                -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                                -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                                -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                                -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                                -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                                -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                               through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                               after startup.
                              COMMAND is one of
                                calibrate (may require -s option)
                                getfreq
                                getregisters
                                interactive
                                getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                                getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                gettone
                                ptt {on|off}
                                set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                                set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                                set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                                set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                                set freq <frequency in MHz>
                                set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                                set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                                set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                status

                                where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                      Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                              I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                              quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                              It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                              The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Original Message -----
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                              > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                              > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                              Ron

                              Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                              73 Alan G4ZFQ




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                            • Ron
                              Hi, I have finally gotten back to investigating using the Peaberry with Quisk. No joy yet. Quisk responds with no permission to access softrock usb
                              Message 15 of 22 , Jul 2, 2014
                              Hi,
                                 I have finally gotten back to investigating using the Peaberry with Quisk.  No joy yet.  Quisk responds with "no permission to access softrock usb interface".   This is on a Win 7 machine.  All other SDR programs I have been using have no issues (HDSDR, PowerSDR, Rocky ...).   I have obviously missed something as other users have been successful with Quisk on Windows.   I have attached a screen shot and the configuration I am using.

                              Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. 
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/6/2014 11:16 AM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              OK Ron,
                              I am not familiar with the Windows programs. I tried PowerSDR under Crossover Office and painting all those tiles was like watching paint dry.

                              I also tried HDSDR which sort of worked with UHFSDR + SDR-Widget - I had to set the frequency from the push button switch and the rotary encoder, the correct frequency was only readable on the Widget's LCD.

                              Glad it works with the Peaberry which is essentially an Ensemble RXTX.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 06/06/14 04:21, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  I think I misspoke.   My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances.  I simply want to be able to configure a given instance "A" with the proper configuration information so that instant "A" always uses the correct USB device (by serial number).  And then again the same for instance "B".  It is purely a convenience.  Currently with HDSDR,  it is possible to configure a short cut with a parameter set to a given name.  HDSDR will remember almost everything for that instance from one invocation to the next, EXCEPT for the USB device.  Every time (or almost every time) I need to click on the ExtIO button and select the proper USB (rig) device.   With PowerSDR for homebrew rigs,  I can't even do that.  I must disconnect the USB device (rig) I don't want to use, so that PowerSDR picks up the one I do want to use. 

                              Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 9:47 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              OK Ron,
                              I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                              I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                              svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                              # usbsoftrock
                              usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                              usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                              OPTION is one or more of
                                -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                               i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                                -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                                -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                               Mobo only.
                                -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                                -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                                -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                                -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                                -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                                -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                                -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                                -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                               through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                               after startup.
                              COMMAND is one of
                                calibrate (may require -s option)
                                getfreq
                                getregisters
                                interactive
                                getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                                getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                gettone
                                ptt {on|off}
                                set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                                set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                                set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                                set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                                set freq <frequency in MHz>
                                set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                                set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                                set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                status

                                where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                      Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                              I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                              quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                              It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                              The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Original Message -----
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                              > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                              > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                              Ron

                              Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                              73 Alan G4ZFQ




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                            • Sid Boyce
                              Looking at the Peaberry circuit diagram and the set up instructions it seems the USB connection appears as a sound card and si570 pretty much like the
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                              Looking at the Peaberry circuit diagram and the set up instructions it seems the USB connection appears as a sound card and si570 pretty much like the SDR-Widget.

                              With the SDR-Widget, python claims the USB for the sound card part and locks out access to the si570.

                              Jim does not have access to a SDR-Widget so he was unable to work on the problem to get access to composite USB devices - likewise with the Peaberry.

                              Whoever supplied the Peaberry config would be the appropriate person to ask. He may be named in the documentation.

                              With the SDR-Widget under Linux it was left with me to use the VK6JBL changes and the config file as a workaround.
                              I don't know if they will work with Windows.

                              I'm told that WinZip can extract .tgz files. Use quisk_conf.py_Softrock_UHFSDR as the template for the Peaberry quisk_conf.py (set si570_direct_control = True) and copy the stuff from the softrock directory to the softrock directory in quisk.

                              You can give it a try - under Linux I only ever used "si570_direct_control = False" and the usbsoftrock utility.
                              73 ... Sid.  

                              On 02/07/14 17:10, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi,
                                 I have finally gotten back to investigating using the Peaberry with Quisk.  No joy yet.  Quisk responds with "no permission to access softrock usb interface".   This is on a Win 7 machine.  All other SDR programs I have been using have no issues (HDSDR, PowerSDR, Rocky ...).   I have obviously missed something as other users have been successful with Quisk on Windows.   I have attached a screen shot and the configuration I am using.

                              Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. 
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/6/2014 11:16 AM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              OK Ron,
                              I am not familiar with the Windows programs. I tried PowerSDR under Crossover Office and painting all those tiles was like watching paint dry.

                              I also tried HDSDR which sort of worked with UHFSDR + SDR-Widget - I had to set the frequency from the push button switch and the rotary encoder, the correct frequency was only readable on the Widget's LCD.

                              Glad it works with the Peaberry which is essentially an Ensemble RXTX.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 06/06/14 04:21, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  I think I misspoke.   My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances.  I simply want to be able to configure a given instance "A" with the proper configuration information so that instant "A" always uses the correct USB device (by serial number).  And then again the same for instance "B".  It is purely a convenience.  Currently with HDSDR,  it is possible to configure a short cut with a parameter set to a given name.  HDSDR will remember almost everything for that instance from one invocation to the next, EXCEPT for the USB device.  Every time (or almost every time) I need to click on the ExtIO button and select the proper USB (rig) device.   With PowerSDR for homebrew rigs,  I can't even do that.  I must disconnect the USB device (rig) I don't want to use, so that PowerSDR picks up the one I do want to use. 

                              Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 9:47 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              OK Ron,
                              I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                              I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                              svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                              # usbsoftrock
                              usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                              usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                              OPTION is one or more of
                                -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                               i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                                -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                                -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                               Mobo only.
                                -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                                -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                                -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                                -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                                -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                                -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                                -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                                -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                               through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                               after startup.
                              COMMAND is one of
                                calibrate (may require -s option)
                                getfreq
                                getregisters
                                interactive
                                getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                                getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                gettone
                                ptt {on|off}
                                set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                                set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                                set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                                set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                                set freq <frequency in MHz>
                                set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                                set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                                set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                status

                                where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                      Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Hi Sid,
                                  Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                              I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                              quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                              It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                              The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                              73
                              Ron / W4MMP
                              On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                               

                              Original Message -----
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                              > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                              > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                              Ron

                              Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                              73 Alan G4ZFQ




                              -- 
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                            • -- 
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                              Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
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                            • Ron
                              Hello Sid, Thanks very much for the information. Ho, hum, pity. This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors. I was hoping quisk was
                              Message 17 of 22 , Jul 3, 2014
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                                Hello Sid,
                                    Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.  I was hoping quisk was going to be the answer to my wish to be able to have two Peaberrys connected to the same computer (David's comment regarding an A/B power switch notwithstanding).  It is the only open source Windows SDR application I have found (if there are others, please let me know). Learning just enough Python to make a few modifications,  I would be on my way.  It looks not to be the case.  I think I will stay with HDSDR and hopefully LC will be able to find the time to make a couple modifications I have requested (multiple rig support and CW)
                                73
                                Ron / W4MMP
                                On 7/2/2014 5:40 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                Looking at the Peaberry circuit diagram and the set up instructions it seems the USB connection appears as a sound card and si570 pretty much like the SDR-Widget.

                                With the SDR-Widget, python claims the USB for the sound card part and locks out access to the si570.

                                Jim does not have access to a SDR-Widget so he was unable to work on the problem to get access to composite USB devices - likewise with the Peaberry.

                                Whoever supplied the Peaberry config would be the appropriate person to ask. He may be named in the documentation.

                                With the SDR-Widget under Linux it was left with me to use the VK6JBL changes and the config file as a workaround.
                                I don't know if they will work with Windows.

                                I'm told that WinZip can extract .tgz files. Use quisk_conf.py_Softrock_UHFSDR as the template for the Peaberry quisk_conf.py (set si570_direct_control = True) and copy the stuff from the softrock directory to the softrock directory in quisk.

                                You can give it a try - under Linux I only ever used "si570_direct_control = False" and the usbsoftrock utility.
                                73 ... Sid.  

                                On 02/07/14 17:10, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                Hi,
                                   I have finally gotten back to investigating using the Peaberry with Quisk.  No joy yet.  Quisk responds with "no permission to access softrock usb interface".   This is on a Win 7 machine.  All other SDR programs I have been using have no issues (HDSDR, PowerSDR, Rocky ...).   I have obviously missed something as other users have been successful with Quisk on Windows.   I have attached a screen shot and the configuration I am using.

                                Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. 
                                73
                                Ron / W4MMP
                                On 6/6/2014 11:16 AM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                OK Ron,
                                I am not familiar with the Windows programs. I tried PowerSDR under Crossover Office and painting all those tiles was like watching paint dry.

                                I also tried HDSDR which sort of worked with UHFSDR + SDR-Widget - I had to set the frequency from the push button switch and the rotary encoder, the correct frequency was only readable on the Widget's LCD.

                                Glad it works with the Peaberry which is essentially an Ensemble RXTX.
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 06/06/14 04:21, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                Hi Sid,
                                    I think I misspoke.   My intention is not to be able to run two rigs from one instant nor am I attempting to run two instances.  I simply want to be able to configure a given instance "A" with the proper configuration information so that instant "A" always uses the correct USB device (by serial number).  And then again the same for instance "B".  It is purely a convenience.  Currently with HDSDR,  it is possible to configure a short cut with a parameter set to a given name.  HDSDR will remember almost everything for that instance from one invocation to the next, EXCEPT for the USB device.  Every time (or almost every time) I need to click on the ExtIO button and select the proper USB (rig) device.   With PowerSDR for homebrew rigs,  I can't even do that.  I must disconnect the USB device (rig) I don't want to use, so that PowerSDR picks up the one I do want to use. 

                                Thanks again for your help.  I think I'm on my way with quisk.  I have been studying the configuration notes.  I hope to have it up and running with my Peaberry(s) tomorrow.
                                73
                                Ron / W4MMP
                                On 6/5/2014 9:47 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                OK Ron,
                                I mentioned it before the question was asked.

                                I haven't looked at running multiple rigs from one instance of quisk but running 2 instances should be possible using usbsoftrock and configuring each separately with a different i2c address and serial number.

                                svn checkout http://usbsoftrock.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ usbsoftrock-read-only

                                # usbsoftrock
                                usbsoftrock 1.0.2
                                usage: usbsoftrock [OPTION] COMMAND

                                OPTION is one or more of
                                  -a                             Advanced firmware present
                                                                 i.e. let the firmware calculate registers
                                  -d                             Enter a mode that listens for commands via UDP.
                                  -h                             PTT status by reading hardware port
                                                                 Mobo only.
                                  -i <address>                   I2C address in DECIMAL (DEFAULT = 85 (0x55))
                                  -m <multiplier>                Multiplication factor for frequency (DEFAULT = 4)
                                  -p <port num>                  Port to listen for UDP datagrams (DEFAULT = 19004)
                                  -s <startup frequency MHz>     Factory programmed startup frequency (DEFAULT = 56.32)
                                  -u <serial number>             Serial Number of Device
                                  -v                             Verbose output (fairly useful)
                                  -vv                            Even more verbose output (debugging)
                                  -x <calibrated xtall freq MHz> Corrected XTALL frequency of Si570 device calculated
                                                                 through the use of the calibrate command immediately
                                                                 after startup.
                                COMMAND is one of
                                  calibrate (may require -s option)
                                  getfreq
                                  getregisters
                                  interactive
                                  getptt                                 (-h option for Mobo only)
                                  getkeys                                (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                  gettone
                                  ptt {on|off}
                                  set bpf {on|off}                       (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                  set bpf_addr <band> <filter>           (PE0FKO >= 15.12+Mobo)
                                  set bpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>   (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                  set lpf {on|off}                       (TF3LJ+Mobo only)
                                  set lpf_addr <band> <filter>                   "    
                                  set lpf_point <crossover> <f in MHz>           "    
                                  set freq <frequency in MHz>
                                  set si570_addr <i2c address in decimal>
                                  set si570_multiplier [band] <decimal factor>  (PE0FKO>=15.12+Mobo)
                                  set startup <frequency in MHz>         (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                  set xtall <frequency in MHz>           (PE0FKO+TF3LJ+Mobo)
                                  status

                                  where TF3LJ = Lofturs AtMega168 derivative
                                        Mobo  = Mobo 4.3 Project AT90USB162 Firmware
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 05/06/14 22:59, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                Hi Sid,
                                    Thanks for the info.   I think quisk is the application I have been looking for,   freeware and open.  There are several good SDR applications available which are freeware but closed source.  One of the major issues I am experiencing with any SDR application in relationship to Softrock (or Peaberry, which is what I have) is support for multiple rigs attached to the same computer.  I'm hoping to modify quisk so that the serial number of the USB device may be configured in the configuration file.   Perhaps that is already available.  I have just started to examine quisk.

                                I'm OK with text based config files.   Having been a manager of a team of Linux administrators,  I (we) are very accustomed that that type of configuration management.
                                73
                                Ron / W4MMP
                                On 6/5/2014 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                See my earlier post, there is a n2adr Yahoo group.
                                quisk supports Softrock, Charleston, N2ADR, SDR-IQ and HiQSDR by DB1CC which is based on Jim's N2ADR transceiver described in QEX.

                                It was originally built to support only Jim's ft245 transceiver and looked like it could be easily ported  to support Softrock so I emailed Jim and with emails back and forth we managed to get it ported.

                                The config is a text file. When I asked back then Jim said that a GUI config would be larger than quisk itself.
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 05/06/14 18:51, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                I wish there was a quisk forum I could report this to.   Downloading and installing the individual pieces (Python and wxpython) does not work.  I re-read the instructions several times and I did install the 32bit versions of both.  Obviously, rtlsdrscanner manages the installation differently.
                                73
                                Ron / W4MMP
                                On 6/5/2014 1:35 PM, 'Alan' alan4alan@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                 

                                Original Message -----
                                Subject: Re: [softrock40] quisk install

                                > I down loaded the application as specified in your quisk
                                > for windows doc. That did the trick. Quisk installed without issue.

                                Ron

                                Good. It works in W7. It must install more than is really needed for Quisk but is an easy install.

                                73 Alan G4ZFQ




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                              • David Turnbull
                                On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@aol.com [softrock40]
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                                  On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                                  Hello Sid,
                                      Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.

                                  Quick 3.6.10 was fully working with Windows and Linux. It is possible there was a regression. Not sure how you get older versions or review code changes with this project.

                                  73 David AE9RB
                                • Sid Boyce
                                  I have quisk-3.6.10.tar.gz for Linux. If the attachment doesn t make it through I can send it on by personal mail. 73 ... Sid. ... -- Sid Boyce ... Hamradio
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                                  I have quisk-3.6.10.tar.gz for Linux. If the attachment doesn't make it through I can send it on by personal mail.
                                  73 ... Sid.

                                  On 03/07/14 17:48, David Turnbull dturnbull@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                   
                                  On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                                  Hello Sid,
                                      Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.

                                  Quick 3.6.10 was fully working with Windows and Linux. It is possible there was a regression. Not sure how you get older versions or review code changes with this project.

                                  73 David AE9RB


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                                • Ron
                                  Hi Syd, Got it. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks! 73 Ron / W4MMP ... Hi Syd, Got it. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks! 73 Ron / W4MMP On
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                                    Hi Syd,
                                        Got it.  I will let you know how it goes.

                                    Thanks!
                                    73
                                    Ron / W4MMP
                                    On 7/3/2014 9:11 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                     

                                    I have quisk-3.6.10.tar.gz for Linux. If the attachment doesn't make it through I can send it on by personal mail.
                                    73 ... Sid.

                                    On 03/07/14 17:48, David Turnbull dturnbull@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                     
                                    On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                                    Hello Sid,
                                        Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.

                                    Quick 3.6.10 was fully working with Windows and Linux. It is possible there was a regression. Not sure how you get older versions or review code changes with this project.

                                    73 David AE9RB


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                                  • Ron
                                    Hi Sid, No luck. Same issue. It may have something to do with Python 2.7.6. The problem may not with quisk but the python libraries, but that is just
                                    Message 21 of 22 , Jul 3, 2014
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                                      Hi Sid,
                                          No luck.  Same issue.   It may have something to do with Python 2.7.6.   The problem may not with quisk but the python libraries, but that is just guess.

                                      Thanks for helping.
                                      73
                                      Ron / W4MMP
                                      On 7/3/2014 9:11 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                       

                                      I have quisk-3.6.10.tar.gz for Linux. If the attachment doesn't make it through I can send it on by personal mail.
                                      73 ... Sid.

                                      On 03/07/14 17:48, David Turnbull dturnbull@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                       
                                      On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                                      Hello Sid,
                                          Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.

                                      Quick 3.6.10 was fully working with Windows and Linux. It is possible there was a regression. Not sure how you get older versions or review code changes with this project.

                                      73 David AE9RB


                                      -- 
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                                    • Sid Boyce
                                      I don t know what version of python 2.7 was around in May 2013 when 3.6.10 was released but I am sure I had the si570 access problem with the SDR-Widget well
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                                        I don't know what version of python 2.7 was around in May 2013 when 3.6.10 was released but I am sure I had the si570 access problem with the SDR-Widget well before then.  I shall check later on the emails from Jim.

                                        At the time Jim was unable to fix the problem without the hardware and recommended I used the vk6jbl changes which got around the access problem. Ever since then I used the vk6jbl changes without checking if the python problem was fixed since I first reported it.

                                        At a glance it seemed in need of a way of preventing the sound card part of the SDR-Widget from holding an exclusive lock on the USB interface.

                                        Perhaps David can check with 3.6.10 to see if later versions of python 2.7 is causing the problem.
                                        73 ... Sid.

                                        On 04/07/14 02:58, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                         

                                        Hi Sid,
                                            No luck.  Same issue.   It may have something to do with Python 2.7.6.   The problem may not with quisk but the python libraries, but that is just guess.

                                        Thanks for helping.
                                        73
                                        Ron / W4MMP
                                        On 7/3/2014 9:11 PM, Sid Boyce sboyce@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                         

                                        I have quisk-3.6.10.tar.gz for Linux. If the attachment doesn't make it through I can send it on by personal mail.
                                        73 ... Sid.

                                        On 03/07/14 17:48, David Turnbull dturnbull@... [softrock40] wrote:
                                         
                                        On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Ron w4mmp@... [softrock40] <softrock40@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                                        Hello Sid,
                                            Thanks very much for the information.   Ho, hum, pity.    This explains perfectly why Windows is reporting access errors.

                                        Quick 3.6.10 was fully working with Windows and Linux. It is possible there was a regression. Not sure how you get older versions or review code changes with this project.

                                        73 David AE9RB


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