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by K9RX
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 (all radios)
Topic: New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 25
Views: 2102

Re: New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Jeff, NJ2US, I happen to run in to you, W1AEX, NC3Z on 160 last night and heard you mention that PS was working much better, no issues since the last "fix" I believe you said ... was this it - was this what you were referring to? If not could you mention what you were referrring to please?...
by K9RX
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Issue when using RX ANT function
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Issue when using RX ANT function

This was added to my compiled list of PSDR issues/requests: -31 October 2019 Version L: When using the RX ANT capability on CW it turns out that the KEY DOWN has to be at a value of at least 30 (per Doug, W5WC investigating this) or one will get occasional HI SWR showing. He determined that RF is pr...
by K9RX
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 6426

Re: PureSignal Problems

I can try to capture it - but it is fleeting at best. The spectrum goes wild - WIDE - with the shoulders only a few db down from the peak. But again that event only lasts for a 1/4 second at best. Its there and gone but then PS takes over trying to re-correct and I immediately stop talking. If I'm t...
by K9RX
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: Amplifier two-tone test
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Amplifier two-tone test

Helmut, I can't say. I don't know if the issue is something associated with the structure of the LDMOS devices or not. That was my thought, that it was associated with the LDMOS construction - its a hell of a lot of power in one very small package vs. with the Expert 2K at least there are 8 MRF151's...
by K9RX
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: PureSignal Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 6426

PureSignal Problems

Scott, Ok ... so i've re-read your document on PureSignal in this subforum. You've given info on what things are doing - but unfortunately I still don't know how I can impact what is happening with my station. I've mentioned this more than a few times before - there are some that chime in - and ther...
by K9RX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: Amplifier two-tone test
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Amplifier two-tone test

Anan 8000DLE Using 2 tone test with Expert 2K-FA I see -65db or better. I see typically -60 on SSB. Using 2 tone test with Elecraft KPA1500 (2XLDMOS) I see -50db. I see typically -45 to -50 on SSB. Both at ~1200W out. Disappointing as for other reasons I'm switching to the KPA1500, but from what I u...
by K9RX
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.8
Replies: 565
Views: 33421

Re: 2.6.8

That stated what you had said - the 'black area' is what I had said would be a result of doing this - although I was thinking it would be a line which was the left (or right) edge of the display - the edge you are moving towards. If however you are saying timing-wise it is a different animal - one t...
by K9RX
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.8
Replies: 565
Views: 33421

Re: 2.6.8

I don't know that it matters that if you tune to the edge - in CTUN - you lose where you are! Its the nature of hte beast. You ARE tuning afterall AND asking to tune outside of where you are... NOT showing where you are, i.e. having it off screen to me is a non-starter as it means I don't know where...
by K9RX
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.8
Replies: 565
Views: 33421

Re: 2.6.8

and while we're on the subject of window manipulations: suggestion - correct the water fall so that it is always 'correctly' displaying the signal independent of tuning. Currently when one tunes the waterfall is smeared until the tuning has stopped ... since you know when tuning how much frequency c...
by K9RX
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.8
Replies: 565
Views: 33421

Re: 2.6.8

Re CTUN mouse shift of the window ... when the filter window hits the edge of the displayed window, stop its motion! This of course is accomplished by changing its frequency to keep it positioned at that edge of the screen. That way it is always on the screen - just at the edge as long as you are tu...
by K9RX
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.8
Replies: 565
Views: 33421

Re: 2.6.8

Richie, Although I've yet to try Thetis you are making things very interesting! I use the radio a great deal - 24/7 for DXing and need it to be 100% reliable... I'm still a little leary about Thetis in that regard but it seems to be getting a lot closer with your efforts. One suggestion re the notch...
by K9RX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Receiver audio distortion
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Receiver audio distortion

And then just to be sure - I checked the one I'm currently using, a Netgear GS105, a good 5+ years in service ... and its data sheet, found online, says "non-blocking" ... so I guess I'm there already!

Gary
by K9RX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Receiver audio distortion
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Receiver audio distortion

Thanks Scott, So the definition is worthless - "non-blocking, that which does not block" . Doesn't relate to any other facet or name used like managed vs. non-managed... and the only one I've found so far is that plastic cased one, the Netgear that specifically says 'non-blocking' and also...
by K9RX
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Receiver audio distortion
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Receiver audio distortion

Forgive my ignorance Scott - I copied what you had there "Netgear 8 port GigE non-blocking switch" and pasted that in to Amazon - it came up with a list of switches - none of them said "non-blocking" .... so obviously that is not the term they use in advertising. They do say unma...
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: 1838

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
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by K9RX
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Pops & Clicks in Audio
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

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: 3311

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: 2259

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
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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: 901

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: 2259

Re: New PC for Anan Suggestion

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

Gary
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by K9RX
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC for Anan Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

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: 2681

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: 2681

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: 2308

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: 2308

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: 2308

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: 8768

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: 2308

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: 2308

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: 2919

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...

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