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by DL5RBW
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix
Replies: 21
Views: 5213

Re: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix

Hello Volker, just got an information from Apache Labs Support and they don´t know of any fan modification other than the "snubber network" which for reasons outlined above they do not recommend. Was your modification an official one and where did you get it from? What did you do with the ...
by DL5RBW
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Introducing the ANAN-8000DLE MKII
Replies: 17
Views: 3514

Re: Introducing the ANAN-8000DLE MKII

I didn´t read anything about 500 W when the ad was online but 200 W like the "old" ANAN-8000DLE. It is just easier to supply the 50 V to the radio and then use a stepdown converter to supply the lower voltages like 12 VDC, 5VDC etc. as the current in these low voltage circuits is approx. 1...
by DL5RBW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R

Hi Helmut & Scott, thanks for your replies - I still had the radio open on the "autopsy desk" and shifted the jumpercable from J8 to J9 (on the ORION board). Not really expecting any difference other than R and L being reversed I assembled the radio again and hooked it up in the operat...
by DL5RBW
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R

O.k. - here is what I found: On the ORION board are 2 sockets "J8 & J9" for Left & Right audio respectively. The situation that I already saw on the board layout schematic was confirmed by checking the cable jumpers. There is only ONE jumper connecting J8 (Left Audio output) on the...
by DL5RBW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R

Sounds funny but I will check it out tomorrow.

Thanks!

73/Roger, DL5RBW
by DL5RBW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix
Replies: 21
Views: 5213

Re: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix

Hello Volker, thanks for the information. Is that a new fan and what was the mod? New fan and/or external circuitry? Is it more pleasant (i.e. normal fan like noise) and is cooling sufficient? I will contact APACHE LABS SUPPORT and post the result here. It might be interesting to many..................
by DL5RBW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix
Replies: 21
Views: 5213

Re: IMPORTANT UPDATE/DO NOT USE: 7000DLE fan noise fix

For those who already have a deeper insight in that topic - what happens if I disconnect the original blower? I understand that the PWM controller shuts down if a proper "load" is missing however operation of the radio is not affected. That blower noise meanwhile is so annoying that I inte...
by DL5RBW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

ANAN-8000 - Rear speaker out L-R

After using a single passive speaker connected to the 6,35 mm SPKR Right connector on the back I just finished to fabricate 2 passive (8 ohms -15 W) speakers to connect them to the rear panel 6,35 mm SPKR Right & Left TRS sockets. I expected to be able to put RX1 on the left speaker and the SUB ...
by DL5RBW
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Introducing the ANAN-8000DLE MKII
Replies: 17
Views: 3514

Re: Introducing the ANAN-8000DLE MKII

What happened to the 8000DLE MKII ad? Don´t see it anymore. Powersupply "noise" in this discussion refers to blower noise if I understand it right. I wouldn´t mind a little bit of blower or fan noise as long as the powersupply is "quiet" or let´s say "reasonably quiet" ...
by DL5RBW
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: 7000DLE and foot switch in cw mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: 7000DLE and foot switch in cw mode

Hello Norbert, I noticed that a couple of months ago when trying to operate CW with the footswitch. First I was worried that something has been broken until I switched back to phone and found all is working fine. So I tried all possible configurations including the space bar and yes all but the foot...
by DL5RBW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

Gary, the "Peak Hold" button is just right of the AVG button or below the screen configuration ((waterfall, panadapter etc.) Make sure you start talking and let settle everything BEFORE clicking the "Peak" button otherwise you may see glitches from the switching process RX to TX ...
by DL5RBW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

O.k. - I see the same numbers here while using the ANAN in Duplex mode. However I did some measurements with an external spectrum analyzer and see TX 3rd order IMD about 50 to 60 dB down (band dependent) with both methods as long as I run the ANAN-8000 barefoot and the jumper on the back of the radi...
by DL5RBW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

Gary,

how did or how do you run the IM test on your ANAN-8000? Do you use the internal 2-tone test generator with Duplex function and peak hold?
by DL5RBW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

Agree - I would have expected that the people responsible for the test results at least contact the manufacturer BEFORE publishing the results if the measured results are that far off from the specifications published by the manufacturer. At least this is what happened in the past with products from...
by DL5RBW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

I expected there must have been a follow up or a rebuttal but not being a subscriber of QST I only could search the internet and couldn´t find one there - thanks for the info on that. Regarding the review I don´t think it was obvious to everyone that something went wrong because otherwise the review...
by DL5RBW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

2018 QST Review ANAN-8000DLE

I just stumbled across a review of the ANAN-8000DLE in the April issue of the 2018 QST and was surprised about the 3rd order TX IM figures (@ 200 W output) listed there. The review can be found by clicking on the following link scrolling to the bottom and then click on "ANAN 8000DLE product rev...
by DL5RBW
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue

Hi Norbert,

great phone "QSO" today - sure works faster!

As it might be interesting to the other folks as well meanwhile I got explicite confirmation from Apache Labs Support that the different settings of JP3 and JP7 (see earlier posts) are correct.
by DL5RBW
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue

O.k. - here we are: Voltage DC power supply: 13,9 VDC (no load) Voltage DC power supply: 13,8 VDC (62 W output) Voltage DC power supply: 13,78 VDC (132 W output) Voltage DC input ANAN-8000: 13,9 VDC (no load) Voltage DC input ANAN-8000: 13,1 VDC (@62 W output) Voltage DC input ANAN-8000: 12,8 VDC (@...
by DL5RBW
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue

Good morning Norbert, sure - I will reintegrate the radio and post the results. Thanks for the info on the jumper settings. I wonder why the settings are different for 2 systems actually running in parallel. The Application Notes https://www.analog.com/media/en/dsp-documentation/evaluation-kit-manua...
by DL5RBW
Fri May 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

ANAN-8000 power supply (50 VDC converter) issue

Good evening, I recently had an issue with the 13,8VDC to 50 VDC stepup converter in my ANAN-8000. Can anyone check out how Jumper JP3 (BLANK) and Jumper JP7 (BLANK) are set on his/her board? JP7 is on the upper left corner while JP3 is at the bottom on the left. Unfortunately the application note f...
by DL5RBW
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Re: Pure Signal & external amplifier

Finally I found the time to roughly translate my measurement notes for the following summary: The directional coupler in the ANAN has a coupling factor of about -49 dB (as measured with lab grade equipment). With 100 W output the automatic attenuator levels itself at -10 dB while transmitting which ...
by DL5RBW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

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

Thanks for the replies. As Gary pointed out the AGC, powersetting, waterfall levels etc. are changing whenever bands are changed. The only relation I found so far is the one described going from the lower to the higher band or vice versa. So if you set the levels for waterfall, power etc. lets say o...
by DL5RBW
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Re: Pure Signal & external amplifier

I was aiming at a +10 dBm level at maximum output however wanted to start on the low side that´s why I included the additional 10 dB pad. The + 10 dBm are nothing magical but I found this level somewhere in wikidot/anan or the HPSDR website. Anyhow to make sure I measured the output level of the cou...
by DL5RBW
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: PureSignal Operations
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Pure Signal & external amplifier

2 weeks ago I built an rf-sampler to include my external amplifier in the predistortion loop. Without the amplifier in the loop but driving it with ANAN´s Pure Signal enabled I have seen 3rd order IMD down about 45 dB which is good enough any time however I wanted to push the envelope and find out w...
by DL5RBW
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

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

Come on guys - don´t be shy......................I cannot imagine that nobody out there is (still) using PowerSDR and could or could not confirm the mentioned issues.
by DL5RBW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

ANAN-8000 & PowerSDR - some notes, some questions

After a few months using the ANAN-8000 DLE I found some issues which I hope can be confirmed or even better explained by other users. The current setup in use: ANAN-8000 DLE Firmware Ver. 2.3 OpenHPSDR mRX PS v3.4.9 Dedicated industrial PC i5 with SSD ------------------------------------------------...
by DL5RBW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: MNF - Multi Tracking Notch-Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: MNF - Multi Tracking Notch-Filter

I am not using an ANAN-100 or an ANAN-7000 however it seems to be related to the HPSDR software anyway - the one in use here is mRX PS v3.4.9 Before I got my ANAN an ANAN user told me that the MNF function does not work. Until a few days I kind of had this accepted but curiosity made me look and try...
by DL5RBW
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY

Hi Scott, thanks for your detailed reply. I am not focused on MMTTY but it was recommended by one of our local RTTY contesters. FLDigi was something I stumbled across as well and as you suggest it it may be the better choice. It also seems that it is updated in short intervals so it definitely is up...
by DL5RBW
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN 7000/8000 - CAT interfaces and SO2R capability?
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: ANAN 7000/8000 - CAT interfaces and SO2R capability?

Thanks for the reply. That is exactly all the information that is needed to base a decision upon. I will forward that. To me it seems that SO2R & remote control capability are the most important things to contesters because this is where all their questions turn around. So I am pretty sure that ...
by DL5RBW
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: ANAN 7000/8000 and MMTTY

I am not familiar with setting up VAC however read the tutorial (don´t remember whether it was SDRzone or somewhere else) and also have the kind support of people who are familiar with setting up computers (although no hams). Me personally I am starting at the basement level................ So from ...

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