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by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Over the Air Rumors and lack of Thetis updates???
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Over the Air Rumors and lack of Thetis updates???

Richie has asked that further discussion on Thetis bugs to be posted here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3817 We are all very happy that Richie has returned to the scene, but now that the rumors have been quashed, this thread is going to be locked in order to prevent it f...
by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis v2.8.11 - current issues
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Thetis v2.8.11 - current issues

Hi Richie, Great to have you back!!! My biggest pet peeve right now is that VAC resampler initialization is not guaranteed to find a stable setting. It will often run wild and I need to open the VAC control panel and cycle a manual checkbox to force a VAC restart. I suspect this is more likely with ...
by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: ANAN 200D PA issue (power drop above 20m)
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: ANAN 200D PA issue (power drop above 20m)

My setting for 20M is 50.3 (this is on an 8000). Not sure what power you should get on FM, but you are getting 100W SSB.
by w-u-2-o
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Heil ICM with Anan 7000DLE
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Heil ICM with Anan 7000DLE

You can pretty much use any microphone you want with the ANAN. But the cable and connector has to be wired properly, and both the bias and mic boost settings need to be set properly. The pinout for the ANAN mic connector is in the manual, and the settings in Thetis can be found in Setup > General > ...
by w-u-2-o
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Step attenuator on Thetis setup
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Step attenuator on Thetis setup

In the openHPSDR hardware architecture, in the receive path there are two switched attenuators in series on the PA/RF board, 10 and 20dB, and a 31dB step attenuator on the actual SDR board. In Thetis (and it is similar in PowerSDR), when the ATT button is shown on the main console UI, you have acces...
by w-u-2-o
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000dle mkII - low output power
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: 7000dle mkII - low output power

Hi Richie! Great to see you posting again!

I wonder if it is possibly related to this problem: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3711&p=13637&hilit=Filter#p13637
by w-u-2-o
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Step attenuator on Thetis setup
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Step attenuator on Thetis setup

Stuck in meetings today but will reply later...
by w-u-2-o
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Palstar LA-1K Pure Signal Jack
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Palstar LA-1K Pure Signal Jack

On the 8000 you remove the coax jumper on the PS connectors and apply the external coupler signal to the PS Input connector.
by w-u-2-o
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: ATT and ZZPA command behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: ATT and ZZPA command behavior

As I am a newbie, someone can explain in few words what is the use of step attenuator that I can find in Thetis configuration? Many thanks, Also a newbie to forum etiquette, it would seem ;) When asking a new question, one not directly related to the particular forum topic that makes you think of t...
by w-u-2-o
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Palstar LA-1K Pure Signal Jack
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Palstar LA-1K Pure Signal Jack

You mean besides a main RF cable and PTT cable? Yes.
by w-u-2-o
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: CAT issues on 7000DLE MK2+WSJTx+Expert 1.5K
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: CAT issues on 7000DLE MK2+WSJTx+Expert 1.5K

There is no difference between CAT and CAT+ instances, as your experiments showed. That is a very strange problem. There must be some incompatibility with the way the amp and WSJT-X implement the Kenwood CAT protocol. You might try connecting to the amp via DDUtil. So that would have another virtual...
by w-u-2-o
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Amplifiers & Tuners
Topic: CAT issues on 7000DLE MK2+WSJTx+Expert 1.5K
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: CAT issues on 7000DLE MK2+WSJTx+Expert 1.5K

You do not need any splitters. Since you've gotten connections to WSJT-X and the SPE amp working separately there appears to be no problem with your cables or your understanding of serial port settings. Therefore I'm guessing that you do not realize that there are four (4) separate CAT instances ava...
by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000DLE MKII Frequency Drift
Replies: 27
Views: 1347

Re: 7000DLE MKII Frequency Drift

Slowly tracking around is normal. That's from ionospheric induced Doppler. Can you post a video of that?

Assuming the radio is now ok it may be that you have a virtual audio problem to solve.
by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: SPE Expert 1.5k V2 issues with dual tone and PureSignal 2 (7000DLE MK2)
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: SPE Expert 1.5k V2 issues with dual tone and PureSignal 2 (7000DLE MK2)

What kind of amp is it? Acom amps have a known problem with two tone.
by w-u-2-o
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 - CWSkimmer
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 - CWSkimmer

VAC settings are stored as part of your transmit profile. Just save a profile with the settings you want. You may wish to turn off the automatic profile save features in order to prevent unintended changes.

You do not need to run as admin.
by w-u-2-o
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis installation in a faster PC
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Thetis installation in a faster PC

I2NOY wrote:If I uninstall Thetis on new PC and install again, he will perform again the FFT speed routine?
That is correct.
by w-u-2-o
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: How to determine that an external reference is active?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: How to determine that an external reference is active?

Ah, totally forgot about the TCXO upgrade board for the 100D. Absolutely worth the upgrade. It gets you a 100ppb TCXO and automatic switching. Without it you'd have to go inside and move jumpers to use the GPSDO. All the info, schematic and photos of the board are right here: https://apache-labs.com...
by w-u-2-o
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 7000 receiver s meter calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: 7000 receiver s meter calibration

At the IARU Region 1 Conference in Hungary 1978 the need for a harmonised standard for the "S-meter scale" was expressed and a proposal was accepted for publication in society journals. The essential recommendation was 1 S-point is 6 dB . At the Brighton Conference in 1981 the recommendati...
by w-u-2-o
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 7000 receiver s meter calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: 7000 receiver s meter calibration

Wow, that's some bad switching noise from that amp!
by w-u-2-o
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 7000 receiver s meter calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: 7000 receiver s meter calibration

The noise floor you are seeing of S2 on the S-meter with no antenna connected is correct. You might be able to get it a little more accurate by performing a proper level calibration with a calibrated external signal generator, but there is nothing grossly wrong with a level of close to S2 with an u...
by w-u-2-o
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: How to determine that an external reference is active?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: How to determine that an external reference is active?

Frank, You can't just look at what's in the cal. factor box and assume all it good because it says "1.000..." If I understand Tony's suggestion properly, it is that you actually have to go through the freq. cal. process and see if the result is 1.0. If you did not go through the freq. cal....
by w-u-2-o
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Sneak Preview "AnanPlayback by OE3IDE"
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Sneak Preview "AnanPlayback by OE3IDE"

N1MM logging software has the sort of contest/DX voice keyer you are looking for, and it runs with both soft and hard keys (it uses the function keys on the keyboard). You can use one of the myriad "sound pad" or "sound board" app's used in podcasting, like this one or this one ...
by w-u-2-o
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Digital ("Virtual") Audio
Topic: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change

Since the problem is sporadic, it is difficult to determine what exactly is causing it. I can switch profiles 10-20 times without a problem. But sometimes the problem just arises. That is important information. It seemed like you were describing a problem that happened every single time you switche...
by w-u-2-o
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Digital ("Virtual") Audio
Topic: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change

Sorry, I forgot you were using VAC. Of course you are, since there was a separate, lengthy thread on your setup. Whenever you change any setting in the VAC control panel it will reset all VAC operations. This is why changing the sample rate works. However that is an ugly way of performing a reset. I...
by w-u-2-o
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Audio popping on strong SSB signal
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Audio popping on strong SSB signal

Phil, Try lowering the sampling rate to 192KHz with Protocol 2 and see what happens. If things get better with P2 at 192KHz then it is most likely a CPU thread blocking problem. If they don't get better it could be a firmware issue and/or a network bottleneck of some kind. Then try Protocol 1 firmwa...
by w-u-2-o
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Digital ("Virtual") Audio
Topic: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Distorted tx-audio on TX-Profile change

Are you using VAC or is the mic plugged into the ANAN? If it's VAC please describe your VAC setup.
by w-u-2-o
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis to KPA500 band data
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Thetis to KPA500 band data

As already discussed in this topic, both will work, but each requires different cabling. I use the port labeled PC, Gary uses the other one.

Did you adjust the settings in the amp properly for band control?

Have you checked the fuses in the amp?
by w-u-2-o
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis to KPA500 band data
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Thetis to KPA500 band data

Gary and Scott, Thanks for the great information. My 80 year old brain would have never figured this all out. Now my problem is the KPA500 will not power on. The manual says to turn off the power switch at the back when changing cables. When I turned it off it would not turn on again. I will get th...

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