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by K9RX
Sun May 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: How do I configure CW Skimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: How do I configure CW Skimmer?

Ah - that's right! I remember that (now). So how does that impact split operation though, if at all ... ? I'll see what I can discover. THANKS again.

Gary
by K9RX
Sun May 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: How do I configure CW Skimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: How do I configure CW Skimmer?

Thanks Scott.... that's about what I had figured. Unfortunately. I think Skimmer is basically useless if set up for 3Khz (using audio) ... so it would need to be I/Q. And VAC2 is dedicated to RX2/ADC2 if I understood that correctly ... so I will need to explore what that means (in addition to the fa...
by K9RX
Sat May 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: How do I configure CW Skimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

How do I configure CW Skimmer?

Anan 8000DLE Current: M-VAC supporting WSJT-X - selectable VAC1 (RX1/ADC1) or VAC2 (RX2/ADC2 when using RX array) So if I wanted to add CW Skimmer ... I believe it uses IQ ... I of course don't want to mess with my current set up using both of these as noted above. And of course since Skimmer uses I...
by K9RX
Sun May 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: 8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.

a follow up since I started this thread and don't want to leave it hanging. So as noted the issue with CW TX not working "right" (whatever that is) was real. Literally I called CQ using 1500W and 12 elements (6/6) on 15 meters and got zero RBN spots using 2.3 ... then downgraded to 1.7 and...
by K9RX
Sat May 12, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

Conrad and Scott.... I've been on the side holding back, as Scott well knows that is not my normal tack. I'm quite vocal with "opinions" (generally those are based on present perceived facts)... but the one thing that set this situation aside is is this a fault in a particular unit or is t...
by K9RX
Fri May 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

Hi Conrad.... I feel for you. Indeed although it gets pooh-poohed by those that aren't using the same feature/functionality it IS important - and it simply should work. That stated - I believe it is not PowerSDR ... rather it might well be the radio firmware. Perhaps the same hardware and methods ar...
by K9RX
Thu May 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

I'm now back on version 2.3 again ... and will soon reload 2.3(N1GP) to again test for the issue with ADC2 relay sticking. When I did that the last time and did limited testing it seemed to fix the sticking relay - however I found that CW TX wasn't working very well - I was unable to bring up RBN sp...
by K9RX
Thu May 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Filter WIdth
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Filter WIdth

You can see if you bring up the SPECTRUM display, at least on CW, that 50Hz is where you lose the peak at roughly 0 db when using BH4 and at least 8192 (which is what I use). You can see this if you go more narrow from there. I have CW filters of, at the narrowest, 60, 50, 40, 34, 26 and have used t...
by K9RX
Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal performance on 6M
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: PureSignal performance on 6M

ok.... just to be sure I don't think Doug was saying that the filter was bypassed - I think he was saying nothing was done - i.e. there was a "disconnection" from input to output in the RX chain while transmitting. That is the only way I could see, the radio could exhibit 30 - 40db reducti...
by K9RX
Wed May 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal performance on 6M
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: PureSignal performance on 6M

Scott, Ok .... so first the responses/answers to your post are: yes I had the Bypass TX checked as I had indicated and the only thing that changed on that BPF1/LPF page was the selection of Firmware when ALEX ON was selected and Manual when ALEX OFF was selected - as you had detailed and expected. N...
by K9RX
Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal performance on 6M
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: PureSignal performance on 6M

Scott.... I'll get back to you tomorrow. I had composed a response but was waiting for more info (talk to Doug today) ... and while waiting apparently the forum timed out my login and didn't warn me of that before I hit "SUBMIT" ... then prompting me to log in (again) so I lost it all.

g.
by K9RX
Mon May 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal performance on 6M
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Preselectors, the ALEX button, and RX2

Scott, Warren & Doug, Ok .... so I upgraded, again, to version 2.3. If you recall I went back to 1.7 because i had an issue with CW where the TX wasn't well defined (see other forum post). So again this relates to Alex and it being on or off. I've not had anyone state why turning it off, setting...
by K9RX
Mon May 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal performance on 6M
Replies: 7
Views: 188

PureSignal performance on 6M

Scott, Thanks for redirecting me ... I remember reading this some time ago but at that time didn't have anything other than a casual interest. So - looking at the schematic. Alex isn't used for TX! THAT was my confusion and why I kept saying "if OFF FCC certs would not be met". It is only ...
by K9RX
Sat May 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: 8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.

The one thing I find frustrating is that some bugs are difficult to repeat. I KNOW they're there ... but getting acknowledgement of them let alone fixing them is difficult at best. For example: PSA turns itself off. The right green "Correcting" box is there ... but the one to its left, Fee...
by K9RX
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: 8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 223

8000DLE and vers 2.3/2.3(N1GP) CW issue.

I have been using version 1.7 firmware in my 8000 since September of last year. But I had an issue with a sticking ADC2 relay. N1GP said he believed he fixed it so I upgraded to version 2.3(N1GP, shows as 2.4). I run stacked monobanders on 15 and 20 ... and legal power when DXing. When on CW I routi...
by K9RX
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

Just a note since this thread is where i decided to upgrade the radios firmware. I had been using 1.7 given to me by Doug way back in September of 2017. The relay sticking problem might be fixed - I haven't revisited it since my post earlier in this thread. However I note one serious issue that has ...
by K9RX
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

I'm also using Rick's beta (which does show as 2.4 even though the embedded version in the file name says 2.3) ... I've not had a chance to go back and test for the sticking relay issue. I will say I've been running it since Saturday - 3+ days albeit with conditions not a great deal but i've made pr...
by K9RX
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

I tried it for about 5 minutes (0 power) on 160 where I use the RX array .... it did not hang up.... I don't think that is necessarily a complete test as sometimes it would take a while (pretty random). I'll try again as time permits. Fingers crossed... I'll report back with more results. Of course ...
by K9RX
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

Well I'm looking at it .... there are 4 serially connected 8 bit registers ... all are immediate transfer to the output it looks like (i.e. as its being loaded these bits are toggling as the data stream propagates for 32 bits ... odd when there is a transfer line). So RX1 has no issues. I don't know...
by K9RX
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

As a developer that uses SPI on my products this doesn't sound .... well I guess I wonder if it is definitive or a hypothesis? There should be no reason why an SPI interface isn't 100%. If there were issues with the interface and more than one bit were being set as you indicate then one would specul...
by K9RX
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: "Sticking" Relay on ADC 1 and 2 Receive

this issue CAN be quite problematic. I was working a new one - rather rare one on 160 meters - 7Q7EI on FT8 DXp mode the other day and the stupid relay HUNG on me during HIS attempt/call to me ... fortunately I was able to work him 10 minutes later or so ... I HAVE to figure out which relay is stick...
by K9RX
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: GPU Questions

Super! Glad that did fix it. I am surprised though. The other cable must not have been made to meet its own published standards. As for me - we both know how computer things can magically fix and then unfix themselves ... so I'm not holding my breath. But I am sure its not cables for me simply becau...
by K9RX
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: GPU Questions

Brent, Thanks for the info. There is nothing in the BIOS to "shut off" on the MB video. I've looked and looked and can't find anything. I think the newer MB's are designed to handle video cards cleaner. As for the black out. I have seen it on both monitors, one is a DP, one is an HDMI. And...
by K9RX
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: GPU Questions

Scott, Thanks - indeed it wasn't about your PC so thanks for moving it. And as I kind of suspected - its that the new board does normal "video" handling - which it is doing for everything - and offers 'advanced' video processing capability but the program needs to take advantage of it thou...

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