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by K1LSB
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000DLE MKII black - Poor receive signal on ADC1 (RX2)
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: 7000DLE MKII black - Poor receive signal on ADC1 (RX2)

Thanks Scott, I did email factory support and Doug has contacted me with instructions to ship it to him.
by K1LSB
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000DLE MKII black - Poor receive signal on ADC1 (RX2)
Replies: 2
Views: 281

7000DLE MKII black - Poor receive signal on ADC1 (RX2)

I recently connected a receive-only antenna to the RX2 connector and I'm noticing the received signal strength on RX2 is 28 to 38 dB lower (depending on the band) than when the same antenna is connected to ANT1 (RX1, ADC0). I have 2 different antennae and I'm seeing the same results with either ante...
by K1LSB
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Shipping Updates
Replies: 43
Views: 3707

Re: Shipping Updates

I ordered a 7000DLE Black Edition on 15-December and have received an email that it will be shipped from the US (to Canada) early next week. I have been having issues sending/receiving emails to Apache Labs in the last few days. At the moment any email sent to apache-labs.com (tried two different m...
by K1LSB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: What Mic Are You Using?
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: What Mic Are You Using?

I also run an AT-2035, thru a Behringer Tube UltraGain MIC500USB (needed only for the 48v phantom power, the preamp stays in Neutral mode). That plugs into the computer's USB port and the audio (after some Windows-based software EQ'ing) feeds into the 7000DLE thru VAC1.

Mark
by K1LSB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Bypass/55mhz hpf not returning to default after closing the WB screen
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Bypass/55mhz hpf not returning to default after closing the WB screen

Same thing happens with my 7000DLE MKII, Thetis v2.8.11, Protocol 2 (I've noticed it since first acquiring this rig, Feb 2020).
by K1LSB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII

Mine came from Australia. The corporate offices are in India, the factory is in Melbourne.
by K1LSB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII

The term "typical" pretty much doesn't apply to most things anymore.

The Apache Labs website notes a 4 to 6 week lead time for that rig.

I got mine a year ago and the lead time was 3 weeks.
by K1LSB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: PC Upgrade Feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 2067

Re: PC Upgrade Feedback

No need to upgrade that processor at all. I have a 4 core 8 thread i7-6700K and run 15%-17% CPU load (total system load) while running Thetis v2.8.11 with 2 full panafalls (2 receivers) on a 40 inch monitor. My son has a 6 core 6 thread i5-8600K and his machine is faster than mine on all the CPU ben...
by K1LSB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Questions about the 7000DLE MKII

My black 7KDLE MKII shipped with a rather short (5 or 6 foot) but stout Powerpole cable.
by K1LSB
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Enable CAT Grayed-Out
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Enable CAT Grayed-Out

I just looked at your manual. Section 7.4 would benefit from some expansion. Note the hot links below for the URLs... . . VSPM is another free (to hams) option. However it has only the most basic capabilities and has not proven to be as stable for me as the other choices. Scott, Not sure what you m...
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Diversity Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: P2 Coherent Diversity Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: P2 Coherent Diversity Issue

Update: it just happened to me again. I guess I jinxed myself by even mentioning it...darn it! :(
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Diversity Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: P2 Coherent Diversity Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: P2 Coherent Diversity Issue

Thetis 2.8.11 Have tried P2 FW from V1.2 to V2.0b . . If I click diversity on/off/on ... over and over, sooner or later when turning it off the RX1 noise floor is elevated by 40-50 dB. I found that clicking diversity on and off repeatedly could induce the issue. It also occurs when not doing that a...
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Diversity Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Noise cancelling / Phasing using diversity
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Noise cancelling / Phasing using diversity

I use Diversity often to eliminate single-point noise sources, it works superbly. I was using it on 40 meters today to remove a roughly 3khz-wide 30db spike and was easily able to remove literally all evidence of the intruder from the panafall and the received audio....and there was a faint QSO hidd...
by K1LSB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

Flatlander, I tried to send this to you as a PM but for some reason this forum has never let me send a PM (whenever I try to send something it just sits forever in my Outbox and never actually gets sent). Here's a link to my latest 7000DLE MKII database: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x58NmIDSOOQh...
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000 MK2 & Temperature controlled fan
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: 7000 MK2 & Temperature controlled fan

With these radios there's no need to park them on the bench. I've got my black 7K located in a corner of the shack behind a 1/2" drywall partition. I can't hear the fan at all.

Just something to consider.

Mark
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: VAC toggles off when AM or SAM mode selected
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: VAC toggles off when AM or SAM mode selected

The problem is that the mic that you last associated with AM mode is remembered for that mode (as it also is for the LSB and USB modes), and all of the settings specific to that mic's Profile get reinstated every time you change to that mode. So Save the Transmit Profile for the mic in question afte...
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

Another idea, you might import a previously saved database if you have one, so you'll be back to the audio settings that you know were working at that earlier point in time.

Mark
by K1LSB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

Rodger that, thanks for clarifying.
by K1LSB
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

46flatlander wrote:I tried the forward power test and had power.

That means your mic is working.
by K1LSB
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

As a sanity check, perform the following test:

Transmit into a dummy load by speaking into the mic while the TX multimeter is set to Fwd Pwr. If the mic is working at all you should see some power reported.

Mark
by K1LSB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Anan-8000 no audio
Replies: 37
Views: 1595

Re: Anan-8000 no audio

Scott, I think he's referring to transmit audio, not receive audio....his statement was, "When I went to transmit no audio."

Mark
by K1LSB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: PC Upgrade Feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 2067

Re: PC Upgrade Feedback

Welcome Tim!

You've come to the right place, there's lots of good help in this forum.

The system you propose should work fine, but make sure your ethernet card is gigabit capable.

Mark
by K1LSB
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS

Share dem skins, please! :)
by K1LSB
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 32 vs 64 bits
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: 32 vs 64 bits

Hi Phil, Running Thetis v2.8.11, Protocol 2, sample rate is 768K. When I was running 32 bit Thetis (prior to 2.8.11) I typically saw roughly 13-15% system load running RX1 alone. When I went to 64 bit I saw a drop in load to roughly 9-10%. When I add RX2 it goes up to maybe 12-13%. When I add HRD an...
by K1LSB
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS

Ah, thanks for the reply Rob. I can easily align my thinking along that logic.

Mark
by K1LSB
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: New Skins for Thetis and PowerSDR mRX PS

Just an observation, the RX Ant button on the W2NBC Scope Dark Skin is stuck in the On position.

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by K1LSB
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: fldigi WWV calibration - unstable
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: fldigi WWV calibration - unstable

I use Bitdefender Antivirus free edition, it's very low overhead and doesn't seem to interfere with Thetis or any other use of the PC (I have Thetis added to Bitdefender's exclude list).
by K1LSB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 35693

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!

Not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but I can't seem to make the RX EQ work for RX2.

Am I doing something wrong or is that a bug?

Thanks,
Mark
by K1LSB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Changing Voltmeter
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Changing Voltmeter

My 7kdle mk2 also varies approx. +/-.2 volts but the OP is seeing a swing of over a full volt.
by K1LSB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Changing Voltmeter
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Changing Voltmeter

Not having any more information than you gave us, there are a number of variables that could be contributing. 1) Where are you connecting the other voltmeters you're referencing? Directly at the power supply? That's not where your radio is connected (it's connected at the other end of the power cord...

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