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by K9RX
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Using Commcat with Anan 8000DLE

M0MWS (name not given) .... I use CommCAT as well as the 8000DLE... and would be happy to assist where needed. Write direct to my ARRL.net email address...

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Pops & Clicks in Audio
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Pops & Clicks in Audio

here we are again .... "dedicated network adapter"... forgive my ignorance - what exactly is that?! I am using a network switch because I don't see any way around doing it this way. The computer only has the one ethernet port - so I can't use the internet AND the radio at the time ... so I...
by K9RX
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: WSJTX AND PWRSDR 3.4.9
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: WSJTX AND PWRSDR 3.4.9

Using WSJT-X in JT65 then in normal mode - SPLIT operation, VFOB resets to VFOA I add this just so it is here in case someone else runs up against it ... -using WSJT-X 2.1.0 and PSDR 3.4.9, 8000DLE. There is a bug, or at least an anomaly that I found yesterday that I wanted to post here in case som...
by K9RX
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC for Anan Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: New PC for Anan Suggestion

Carl,

Please forgive my ignorance - are you saying two things here? For "dedicated Ethernet port" do you mean an Ethernet card to a PC, not using the built in Ethernet?

And "port" ... do you mean not using DHCP vs static IP?

or

?

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Need a different profile method re DIG mode/60M
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Need a different profile method re DIG mode/60M

Here's the issue... there is a, one, TX profile for DIG mode. I only use FT8 (and now FT4) so for the most part that isn't a problem - and with most stations it won't be a problem. But IF one wants to operate on 60M it IS a problem! On 60M because of the restricted 'window width' I have to either ha...
by K9RX
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC for Anan Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: New PC for Anan Suggestion

it made no difference when I went to one, to my chagrin.

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC for Anan Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: New PC for Anan Suggestion

An i7-7700 should be more than enough! I was getting usage in the 12 - 16% range using an i5 before going to my current i7-8770 which now routinely is in the 5 - 7% range... the one thing that I found made a substantial difference was going to a sample rate of 192Khz as opposed to what at the time I...
by K9RX
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Alex and Thetis
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Alex and Thetis

Ah yes - I should have realized that was what you were referring to. Thanks.

Gary
by K9RX
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Alex and Thetis
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Alex and Thetis

Scott,

I know you have the 8000 ... doesn't it have preselectors on each RX? You made the comment if you are using both RX1 and 2 you leave Alex off - but if indeed there are independent preselectors this would not be necessary - what am I missing?

Gary
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by K9RX
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

very interesting! The values on the ANAN become worse when going from TX to RX (peak hold mode). If you stay on TX the values are better by approx. 10 dB on the ANAN. I assume this has to do with the automatic attenuator changing the setting when going from TX to RX. what do you mean by this? I don'...
by K9RX
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

yes - although I don't think I have "peak hold" .... I don't remember a peak hold. NOTE however I routinely see -60 when using it on SSB. I have my TX monitor display set to +10 and -70 and that allows me to see the start of the shoulders at ~-60 and the peak is at the top of the 'grid str...
by K9RX
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

Brent, If you're saying the results were not indicative of the claims I'd agree... but they in fact DID report the results THEY got. Would I have preferred at that time they request info/help from Apache Labs - yes and maybe. To just let it lie there is a bit of a disservice - but you have to rememb...
by K9RX
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 (all radios)
Topic: New Protocol 2 Firmware Released
Replies: 29
Views: 6063

Re: New Protocol 2 Firmware Released

Mike, I've seen this more than once and it is REAL - being transmitted as VERY broad noise! It appears to be PureSignal losing its settings and having to re-calibrate or sync or whatever one would call it ... now if, rather WHEN I see it I immediately stop transmitting, go off the side where there i...
by K9RX
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

I see -60 a good bit of the time ... I've seen as good as -65. Probably band dependent (mostly due to the contributions of the amp more than likely) ... but generally it is around -60.

Gary
by K9RX
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

Just as a note re this subject: there was a follow up article which stated they sent the unit in to Doug and he found some caps that were wrong ... I believe that was it - and they retested and had good results with the change made... of course the main article had already done its damage - no fault...
by K9RX
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Best AGC for digital modes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1311

Re: Best AGC for digital modes?

A few additional notes : No, my RX AF is not anywhere near 100! It is typically in the 30's! -second - indeed I do acknowledge that 40 - 50 db above is far far too high (too low a gain) ... and you WILL lose signals because of it ... -three: when I said "30 or 40" I was referring to the au...
by K9RX
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Best AGC for digital modes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1311

Re: Best AGC for digital modes?

Wow Scott.... seems based on your assessment I'm way off ... I run, HAVE TO RUN my VAC RX gain at -25. And doesn't the RX AF depend on the Master setting as well? I ask only because I have no problem getting decodes in the -20 through -23 range and occasionally a -24 (although FT8 is speced at I bel...
by K9RX
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Best AGC for digital modes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1311

Re: Best AGC for digital modes?

AGC gain: the only caveat is the gain line shouldn't be set too high (on the screen, low value). If grossly high you will get vertical lines printing on the WSJT waterfall ... with a bit less than that you can miss weaker stations... I set the line just above the noise level (15 - 20 db above it) AG...
by K9RX
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms

There is one thing - Scott may consider this to be off topic for this sub-forum (and move it?) ... but I throw it out there. I don't think this has anything to do with what you are seeing (nor Affinity, your issue sounds more fundamental and related to the VAC channels/setup) ... I know there is a ....
by K9RX
Thu May 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms

Dick (and others interested in this thread), I had suggested way back when in this thread that setting the affinity to 1 core helped - and it does. There is absolutely no uncertainty in this. However I've since found that one core can cause the rig to just quit. So I've gone to 3 (out of 12) cores. ...
by K9RX
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Transmit signal levels on panadapter
Replies: 20
Views: 3039

Re: Transmit signal levels on panadapter

Just a quick note - personal settings and suggestions for TX Panadapter settings: Max: 10, Min -70, STEP 5 I believe at least at full power using a coupler the signal on TX is referenced to 0 dbm - this takes that in to account: Using a value of 10 for the top means that the top of the signal is at ...
by K9RX
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Panadapter & waterfall settings
Replies: 6
Views: 7608

Re: Panadapter & waterfall settings

just a quick note re personal settings: -I find that a FPS of 30 shows no real difference visually compared to 60... and would rather not use up CPU time for what seems to be no real advantage... -I don't use the waterfall to 'decode' anything so I find a slower setting is more useful - I use it to ...
by K9RX
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: MIDI Controllers
Topic: My latest MIDI controller opus
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: My latest MIDI controller opus

Scott ... indeed nice job on the labeling - how'd you do it? I have a Dymo machine here that does the sticky paper labels ... worked for a while on my CMD2A but now some are peeling off... would love to know which tool and tape you used (it appears to be a clear background)

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Diversity Operations
Topic: Diversity Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 16265

Re: Diversity Operations

Yes - very cool. I played with it on FT8 ... that 'interferer' that i have I think you'd agree is a nasty one. I'd love to find out what is causing it - Plasma TV, grow lights ... haven't a clue ... It is worst on 15 and in that direction covers the whole band with the repetitive nature seen there (...
by K9RX
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Diversity Operations
Topic: Diversity Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 16265

Re: Diversity Operations

One other comment: just to be clear - this feature is only "local" in nature - in 2 ways: 1) it acts on local noise, not sky wave and 2) frequency-wise it is somewhat narrow in response so one has to optimize at a particular frequency (the one of interest)... I don't know that it is overly...
by K9RX
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Diversity Operations
Topic: Diversity Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 16265

Re: Diversity Operations

I've not had a chance to look in to how to do it ... besides the fact that there is no audio... so I'll work on getting something better. One reason why I did this is because the only video (on UT) that shows coherent beamforming doesn't show it WITH a signal! So I for one was left asking : but how ...
by K9RX
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Diversity Operations
Topic: Diversity Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 16265

Re: Diversity Operations

sorry - misspoke there - the noise floor does not go down by 24db ... that nasty noise signal PEAK goes from -90 down to the (new) noise floor at 0-114db. Since these interference signals repeat and are broad the overall noise floor does go down a decent amount ... looking at the video it changes ab...
by K9RX
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Diversity Operations
Topic: Diversity Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 16265

Re: Diversity Operations

It's been awhile since I last visited this particular subforum ... I have 2 antennas on HF - for example on 15 I have 6/6 long boom monobanders and also a 4 element custom SteppIR.... so I once again revisited diversity. I have these nasty signals on 15 towards the west making difficult copy at time...
by K9RX
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Audio glitches: why do they occur?
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Audio glitches: why do they occur?

yes indeed I've seen the MANY threads for Chrome ... cool on the automation. That sounds promising. It would be nice if Windows provided a way to contain a program to X number of threads - it only ... wouldn't think this would be onerous for them but obviously don't know the knock-on effects. Gary a...
by K9RX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Audio glitches: why do they occur?
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Audio glitches: why do they occur?

Scott, thanks for the detail on the switch. It's not a router - it is just a switch (there is a router on/from the incoming Spectrum cable line though). At least I think this is correct... but I believe a moot point. As for Chrome. I found that Chrome produced much less 'activity' re glitches on the...

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