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by laurencebarker
Sat May 01, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

For those assembling Andromeda front panels: you may need to select a setting in the code if you use the "round can" type VFO encoders. We don't think we have documented this clearly. If you have used the "broadcom" type VFO encoder (rectangular control, and PCB used "as is&...
by laurencebarker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

If you get a 100ppr device you will probably want to reset the VFO divider in the Arduino - send ZZZX012; That rate is similar to the broadcom (120ppr) and with ZZZX012; it works very well, comparable with and FT1000. I have used a 600ppr encoder, with divider set to 4, and you would have to turn it...
by laurencebarker
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

And there is a setting on the Andromeda tab on the CAT form to turn on/off the slider window appearing when you turn an encoder. With it turned off, you won't see that form; when on, it will pop up every time you turn an encoder then eventually close. But it will only close if you stop touching the ...
by laurencebarker
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

To change the VFO encoder turn rate: you will need the Arduino PC software. If you open the serial window (icon at top right of the arduino editor that loops like a magnifying glass) you should see the encoder commands as you turn it eg ZZZU01; if you have a 400-600 pulse per revolution you will nee...
by laurencebarker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

It's a long time since I looked at that code, but the sliders window should go away if you don't touch an encoder for 10 seconds or so.
by laurencebarker
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: CAT refence manual
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: CAT refence manual

It doesn't help that we didn't give it a new version number... but the one it the Thetis folder was committed in July 2020: so it is much newer than the one in the power SDR folder. It is a PDF file; in Power SDR it is a .docx word file. If you look in the history at the end it lists the new command...
by laurencebarker
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: CAT refence manual
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: CAT refence manual

This is the newest: it is published now with Thetis,

It is slightly out of date, but as far as I know it is correct for the current Thetis release.


https://github.com/TAPR/OpenHPSDR-Theti ... ide-V3.pdf
by laurencebarker
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

I'm sorry that wasn't quite what I had meant. The aliexpress link for "small" encoder is the correct one for the dual knob encoders. I had meant there are 2 choices for the VFO encoder: the large one like you sent a link for; and a smaller one from Broadcom that is 120pulses per revolution.
by laurencebarker
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

There is a software setting in Andromeda that you can edit by sending it a CAT command (eg from the Arduino editor). It sets whether to divide the number of pulses from the encoder by 1,2 or 4. For a "120ppr" encoder (the small broadcom one) you should set it to 1 (and that is the default)...
by laurencebarker
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: HTTP Server?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Re: HTTP Server?

I've worked up an outline design with Doug and Warren for a client/server split in Thetis. It is a monstrous amount of effort - probably a person-year of full time work. Done part time in evenings, potentially several years. There is something like 600 function calls that need to be replaced by IP m...
by laurencebarker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Enable CAT Grayed-Out
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Enable CAT Grayed-Out

Section 7.4 of the manual covers installing virtual COM port program. It doesn't cover the Etherlogic one though. It looks like it is more capable that the free one. Scott: The manual refers just to the Eltima "paid for" program, and com0com. Should I add a section on the Etherlogic progra...
by laurencebarker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: TX/RX in Status Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: TX/RX in Status Bar

Have you got "do not TX" selected for Ant2 or Ant3? I can only reproduce what you describe if "do not TX" is selected. An earlier report was that those buttons were letting you select antennas that were disabled for TX.... so we changed it. Setup still lets you select TX manually...
by laurencebarker
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Controller V2 Preorders
Replies: 30
Views: 8377

Re: Controller V2 Preorders

I imagine it will be possible to plug in an HDMI display. I know the RPi2 could only provide the same image to both HDMI and LCD touchscreen, but the RPi4 may not have that restriction. Understanding how to send the audio data across a network connection to a different computer would be a good solut...
by laurencebarker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Problems with PTT (Thetis 2.8.11) and Windows 10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Problems with PTT (Thetis 2.8.11) and Windows 10 pro

How have you connected a footswitch? To the input on the back of the radio, or using a serial port and DSR/CTS? I could understand a windows update effecting COM (serial) port operation but not the connector on the radio.
by laurencebarker
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

I didn't take any pictures - but next time it comes out of the box I can do. It will not include 3 components around the 5V regulator, which were vaporised following a problem when I connected the power cable for a different board - my mistake!
by laurencebarker
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

I attach a photograph of a "standalone Andromeda". I've made this because I've had too many accidents on my workbench and I needed Andromeda in a form where the wrong power lead wouldn't do any damage! [img]]20201101_131511.jpg[/img] This has the NUC PC on the back; it has stereo speakers ...
by laurencebarker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 233
Views: 45963

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!

2.8.11 sets the correct defaults for the DDC assignments, but unless you do a database reset I think you will have DDC2 set to ADC0 from the previous version.

Set DDC2 to ADC1 and see what happens.
by laurencebarker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: No Rx and RX2 big carrier on center fx
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: No Rx and RX2 big carrier on center fx

Make sure DDC1 and DDC2 are both assigned to ADC1. You may have only DDC1 set to ADC1 - the default has changed in 2.8.11 but you probably still have the old setting on the database. That was an error in the earlier version. (And my error - I apologise!)
by laurencebarker
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 233
Views: 45963

Re: Thetis 2.8.9 Released!

Have you checked the ADC assignments in the setup window? There is a separate set for protocol 1 (because the default settings are different from protocol 2) and a button to reset them to default settings.
by laurencebarker
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 233
Views: 45963

Re: Thetis 2.8.9 Released!

The issue with the band buttons in collapsed view is I think older than 2.7.0 or even 2.6.9. It's caused because there are 3 panels of buttons, and the code tracks them by looking at which panel is visible. On a cold start of Thetis, none of them are yet visible to it doesn't show any of them. A sim...
by laurencebarker
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 233
Views: 45963

Re: Thetis 2.8.8 Released!

EA3AQR: I suspect my code isn't noticing antenna changes in between the amateur bands. OK, I can look at that.

Can you tell me what you did - what antennas you have set for which bands, and where you tuned from and to that caused the antenna change that wasn't displayed please?
by laurencebarker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Headphone o/p noise on transmit
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: Headphone o/p noise on transmit

Do you have MON selected (at the top left)? If that's selected, your headphone output will be fed from the TX audio, re-received and downconverted. If there was any noise from the microphone, that would then potentially be present in the headphone audio. If MON is selected: do you get the same sound...
by laurencebarker
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: TX/RX in Status Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: TX/RX in Status Bar

And Richie drew the icons - mine were a bit inadequate... never could draw
by laurencebarker
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: TX/RX in Status Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: TX/RX in Status Bar

I think I added those in 2.7. They are a recent addition!
by laurencebarker
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

I suspect that was when I posted changes onto github from a while ago. We haven't touched the electrical or software designs for a long time. Kjell did make some component changes for the PCB in the bottom left hand corner because of availability, and I think something had to be moved to make it mor...
by laurencebarker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

Just to be clear - there's no update from me because I'm not working on this at the moment. Until proven otherwise, the software is complete. And I have no skills in mechanical design of front panels!
by laurencebarker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Andromeda???
Replies: 133
Views: 23884

Re: Andromeda???

Kjell and I are familiar with the "knob" problem. The Elma encoder is a lot more expensive. Kjell has had a friend 3D print knobs, but they need a bit of finishing with a file. You can use standard collet knobs, if you modify the upper one: get one for a 3.2mm shaft and drill it out to 3.5...
by laurencebarker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: RF Feedback & Grounding on 7000DLE II
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: RF Feedback & Grounding on 7000DLE II

I think Abhi confirmed in a post on a different thread that the connector shells for the speaker outputs are "no connect" ie by design they are floating. It is only the other two connections on the 3.5mm jack that have connections. And I like the solution that decouples the "balanced&...
by laurencebarker
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: How does one change the fill color of panadapter?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: How does one change the fill color of panadapter?

Setup->Appearance->RX display would be the place to start.
by laurencebarker
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: EER Transmit Mode - Who knows about this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: EER Transmit Mode - Who knows about this?

There was a presentation on this at Friedrichshafen in June 2018 - I think this is the right link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ohr98ikeA

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