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by K9RX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions

just to be clear the one thing the "Auto" doesn't handle for the waterfall is the width of the display. That would be nice if it automatically took that in to account. As it is now when I go to CW on a noisier band like 40 it is mostly white (bright) ...

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Pure Signal & external amplifier

just to be sure since this discussion got off to the coupler and not the IMD results ... the -55 to -60 I posted is my IMD results in db.

Gary
by K9RX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions

NB button on TX ... that was one of my findings and subsequent request, to turn off NB(1 or 2) on TX. The issue is, or was, with it on the TX pan jumps all over the place - using DUP(lex) of course. It DOES serve a purpose turning it off and is benign other than making the pan work properly! Waterfa...
by K9RX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Pure Signal & external amplifier

I have an 8000DLE, Expert 2K amp with a Xytronics coupler and routinely see -55 to -60.
Your findings seem low to me ...

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: Unkey Blowouts
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Unkey Blowouts

Carl - sorry for the off-shoot - which skin are you using? I like that one. Might be nice for a change. I'm using Rob's High Visual which is quite nice.

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: Unkey Blowouts
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Unkey Blowouts

Re timing - I had an issue where my RX preamp feeding in to ANT3, the transistor blew - and I was getting frequent "HIGH SWR" warnings. I worked with Doug - well Doug did the testing/work and I just tried his results... anyway he found, using a scope on an 8000, that I believe it was Key D...
by K9RX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Quirks with Thetis
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Re: Quirks with Thetis

Just as a note you're reporting something different than what I'm reporting. For me the "Correcting" green bar remains on. I run with DUP on at all times and it is immediately evident that it is not running as the IMD is just ok at best (-30 or so) and the feedback bar is gone - not there ...
by K9RX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Quirks with Thetis
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Re: Quirks with Thetis

Jeff, I've reported an issue with PS stopping ... although in my case it does literally stop working. The button stays on (and I can toggle it off and on) ... the green "correcting" bar is there always but there is nothing in the feedback bar and it is not correcting as witnessed on the ra...
by K9RX
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: MIDI Controllers
Topic: MIDI Control
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: MIDI Control

Harry, I'm using the Behringer Command 2A - love it .... I found early on that I had to, on boot up, have the MIDI panel unplugged (the USB cable at the box), always start PSDR, then when it is up and running start WSJT, then end with plugging the USB cable in to the Behringer and going to the PSDR ...
by K9RX
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY

Yes - I have heard that MMTTY has a great decoder ... I've really not compared the two so I can't comment there only to say I've worked some pretty weak stuff using MixW ...

Gary
by K9RX
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY

I agree that MMTTY is a bear to set up and seems not to be as flexible as my previous and now once again current choice: MixW. I find the latter to be easier to setup, has a built in log and transfers contacts automatically to my logging program (CommCAT) and has a bandspread. After struggling with ...
by K9RX
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Stereo Diversity and Split mode operation
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Stereo Diversity and Split mode operation

Joe, Because of the awkwardness of SD I gave up on using it... also I was never able to get a decent SD result using my 85' vertical T TX antenna and the 8-4 vertical RX array. Also I found out, contrary to the schematics, that the ANT3 input does NOT ground the input when in TX - thanks to Doug for...
by K9RX
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

A 'controlled test' of sorts.... I had to reboot the computer, so this time I did not, as I have been lately, set the affinity of PSDR. I left it at all 12 cores. When I run WSJT I get the bubbles/burps about once every 3 seconds - about 10 of them over 30 seconds (just hitting TUNE on WSJT and off ...
by K9RX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

Indeed.... PureSignal, a superb panadapter, filters that are very steep sided, something as simple as an S meter that works the way it should both in scaling and in relationship to preamps and attenuators ... all things that contribute. I have gotten close to pulling the cord on a new 7610 but all I...
by K9RX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

Scott.... smiley faces aside, I thought you were getting better in this regard - not denigrating individuals?! The system works wonderfully 95-something percent of the time - but even you would admit it is not a canned radio - it has issues. I have a document that I made more than a year ago with a ...
by K9RX
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

As Scott would say "google is your friend" ... here is what a quick search brought up ("set affinity using WIndows 7"): 1 Press ctrl + alt + del to bring up the Windows Task Manager, and navigate to the Processes tab. 2 Find the program on which you want to set affinity. ... 3 Un...
by K9RX
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

Dick, To set the affinity you need to hover over the task bar at the bottom of the screen ... right click it - select "Task Manager"... then select "Details" tab ... go down the list until you find PowerSDR, right click on it - select "affinity" ... now hit the button a...
by K9RX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

ok - I see one big faux pas .... you don't have DIGU selected! You're in USB mode!!!!!

Change that - otherwise nothing is going to be right.

Gary
by K9RX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

Dick, That is not what I thought you were talking about ... turn DUP on first to see what the actual signal looks like... generally I don't run with DUP off but if my recollection is correct I don't 'see' any issues there... its when I have DUP on, when I'm looking at my actual signal fed back to th...
by K9RX
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN-200D and WSJT-X/FT8 TX tone on waterfall display mushrooms
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

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

Dick, I'm surprised there's not any replies yet ... I'm told this is due to Windows dropping out - i.e. latency issues. I see it here as well and got a complaint yesterday about that very subject. I went from a fast i5 computer to an even faster i7 and it did not solve it - possibly made it worse! I...
by K9RX
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 65
Views: 13536

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

Joe, thanks for that - I'll recheck to make sure all is good in that regard. For the most part i've given up trying to get reliable operation using anything other than the default settings. I still have clicks and pops that disturb the FT8 signal as I'm transmitting as seen in the DUP waveform ... d...
by K9RX
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: SNB on RX2 issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: SNB on RX2 issue

ps: I'm referring to the list you presented on the Yahoo group... not here.

Gary
by K9RX
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: SNB on RX2 issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: SNB on RX2 issue

Gary, Ok ... so I was not able to get it to do anything other than what was expected ... but your sequence seems ... strange and a bit arbitrary ... so first a few questions - what do you mean by "restart PSDR"? Is that "POWER" off and on or close the program and restart it? Seco...
by K9RX
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: SNB on RX2 issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: SNB on RX2 issue

Gary, I'll give it a try later today ... I know of several anomalies when turning RX2 on. I finished getting the RX array, a 8/4 vertical array, back up yesterday and was testing it last night and was reminded of the issues when using RX2. For example if you have VFO Sync on (I believe that is it - ...
by K9RX
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Whooshing noise.
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Whooshing noise.

I am using the RD Power 1KW supply ... I never run more than about 80W with my 8000 (if more than that needed I use the amp). It is a switcher but very quiet, at least RF-wise. You can find a spot that has this issue on the waterfall and pan - then have someone sit there while you go and shut off ci...
by K9RX
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Whooshing noise.
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Whooshing noise.

I too have it there on the lower bands but it is lost in the noise when the antenna is connected. I primarily see it on the upper bands - 15 and above. It is quite strong at times up there and I see 86Khz between "hill tops" (referencing your picture) or subsequent peaks. I'm pretty sure i...
by K9RX
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: 1.0:1 SWR reading on 30,40,60 and 160 despite high reflected power
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: 1.0:1 SWR reading on 30,40,60 and 160 despite high reflected power

Turn the DRIVE up even slightly! See if that fixes it.

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Whooshing noise.
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Whooshing noise.

Josh, Not sure if this is what I see - but it looks very similar. If you did a wider display I could tell better. I see these all over the place and had assumed they're interference signals from somewhere outside my property. I can peak them in a particular direction often and lower antennas general...
by K9RX
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal / wiring/ ANAN 8000DLE
Replies: 43
Views: 4853

Re: Pure Signal / wiring/ ANAN 8000DLE

I believe it was Brent that suggested to turn off MAP and turn on STBL ... I wrote a note to myself to try this and finally today did indeed try it. For me this reduces (makes worse) the IMD by 10 db. Leaving the defaults on, MAP on, STBL off, makes it better. This is two tone testing. That was howe...
by K9RX
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal / wiring/ ANAN 8000DLE
Replies: 43
Views: 4853

Re: Pure Signal / wiring/ ANAN 8000DLE

Carl, Yes I realized it was the coupler screws... I was just commenting on the fact that for feedback to occur you need a source and a load... you need to 'complete' a path ... that could be to the case, although if your antennas are close by that might be a path. not kicking improvements ... as an ...

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