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by K9RX
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: RX1 AF level with WSJTX
Replies: 27
Views: 271

Re: RX1 AF level with WSJTX

no difference heard hear on 6M using MED, FAST or FIXED... identical sounding audio.

Gary
K9RX
Anan 8000DLE
by K9RX
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: S meter reading
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: S meter reading

well that's a start ... but that is still high. What band was this? And you're sure there is no antenna connected at the rear jack?

Also what filter width?

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: S meter reading
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: S meter reading

I tried the above (last post) on 17M ... and saw what I indicated ... of course those results will indeed depend on what kind of impact the NF has on the front end. Generally on the lower bands it won't impact the results ... on the higher/highest band it will... here on 10M I see 28 db difference w...
by K9RX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: S meter reading
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: S meter reading

ok....but if you have ATT set then the noise floor goes UP and the S meter goes up as well! So yes it is taken in to account which is what he is seeing! I just set 30 db of ATT and my noise floor went up and my S meter went up ~ 4 S units or 21db roughly in the dbm reading...which implies I believe ...
by K9RX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: S meter reading
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: S meter reading

I'd guess you have ATT set to -30 db?!
by K9RX
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: RX1 AF level with WSJTX
Replies: 27
Views: 271

Re: RX1 AF level with WSJTX

sorry to continue the divergence: until someone else posts additional info/questions on this subject let me finish with this ... Scott, apparently you've not seen the "video" ... I'll need to look for it again - but there is a video of someone in EU that HAS fully automated FT8. It is runn...
by K9RX
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: RX1 AF level with WSJTX
Replies: 27
Views: 271

Re: RX1 AF level with WSJTX

FT8 has proven to be a serious threat to activity in all other modes on the bands... in the past when conditions were just marginal I'd be able to work lots of DX say on 15 meters (using 6/6 stack) ... but now even with signals, MANY of them on FT8 and levels well above +0 there is for all practical...
by K9RX
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: RX1 AF level with WSJTX
Replies: 27
Views: 271

Re: RX1 AF level with WSJTX

I know if I see a signal that is pretty strong and it decodes twice or three times during the same cycle, seems to be smeared on the waterfall, then I need to reduce the AGC gain. Other than this, it is really all a guess for me. Joe W4WT Joe, Is this true? I always thought those smeared double and...
by K9RX
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis needs a new name!
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Thetis needs a new name!

fascinating and sad story ... but I believe few would have pulled it up ... Thetis is probably still 'safe' for that reason.

thanks for the video though.

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: N1MM+ with PSDR mRX on CW
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: N1MM+ with PSDR mRX on CW

I believe I have done all this multiple times with both the VSP from MicroHam KII and also Eterlogic VSPE ... but I'll take a look, hopefully I missed something ... note this doesn't explain why CWX doesn't work and as a matter of fact 'acts' identically to what N1MM+ produces. I still believe there...
by K9RX
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: N1MM+ with PSDR mRX on CW
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: N1MM+ with PSDR mRX on CW

re-visting this issue. I know I've seen a number of guys post to the Yahoo group saying they have N1MM working fine with Power-SDR ... so here's what I've done/changed: -I bought VSPE as I was told by some that it works well in this regard. I had been previously using my MicroHam Keyer II interface,...
by K9RX
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Memory function
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Memory function

Thanks Rob, When I first brought it up it was on one of the three FT8 bands on 6 meters ... and I was monitoring so I intentionally did not use the VFO but instead typed it in. An easy enough exercise to do changing 1 digit in each. It didn't dawn on me until I went back and tried it again, this tim...
by K9RX
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Memory function
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Memory function

and as usual I found the answer myself - its called A BUG! I was entering the values in the chart... so I "added" a new entry and changed the frequency there - that does nothing - it stays where it is! if I instead tune to a different frequency and add new ones - THAT WORKS. Of course if o...
by K9RX
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Memory function
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Memory function

there's that smart#@! remark once again ... and here I thought we were beyond that. I've been running beautifully for many months - all ALL of the problems I have had were GENUINE. ... I've only ONCE had a corrupted database and that was something obvious that I did. I knew it immediately. something...
by K9RX
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Memory function
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Memory function

ok... so I've searched here and on the Yahoo group ... how do I use the Memory function? I've entered values for 3 memories (there are now 3 FT8 "bands" on 6 meters) ... but nothing I do changes the frequency I'm on. I hit the arrow or the "group" or the frequency - and after eac...
by K9RX
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: Computer Status
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Computer Status

That is a FAST boot time! I run my system/Anan 8000 nearly 24 hours a day - actually I do run it 24 hours a day for typically 2 to 3 days ... then shut everything down (systematically) and bring it all back up again (again systematically)... that seems to keep quirks from showing up.

Gary
K9RX
by K9RX
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: 7000DLE perfect QSK?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: 7000DLE perfect QSK?

I've purchased 2 SPDT vacuum relays with the plan to replace the antenna relays on ANT1 and 3 ... I'm going to also modify ANT3 so that the armature is reversed and the RX antenna coming in (which is what i'm going to dedicate it to) isn't going to go to ground (and blow the RX preamp transistor) .....
by K9RX
Sun May 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Out of band reception
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Out of band reception

Here is a not so fun one... I'm tuning around 6 and I see a bunch of CW stations at the bottom of the band. Long story short they're actually operating in the contest on 20 meters and they're still good signals on 6. I don't believe I've ever had that before in any other radio. K1LZ 14019.0 S9+20 > ...
by K9RX
Sun May 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Digital Mode & Logging Software
Topic: How do I configure CW Skimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

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: 254

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: 254

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: 386

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: 51
Views: 1985

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: 51
Views: 1985

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: 51
Views: 1985

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...

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