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by WA0VY
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 8000DLE)
Topic: Orion Mk II 2.3 firmware released (current protocol/Protocol 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Orion Mk II 2.3 firmware released (current protocol/Protocol 1)

Scott, ver. 2.4 is what came on both Carl's and Enne's 8000's. So, for whatever reason, the 8000's appear to be currently shipping with 2/4 installed. In both cases, rolling back to 2.2 or 2.3 did not clear the problems both were having and appear to have no bearing on the issues they are having.
by WA0VY
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 63
Views: 7692

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

Yes, yes, I remember the hack issue and the fix that would slow down the CPU. Good catch. At the time I heard the news, I checked to see if my Xeon was problematic and found it was not. So that may explain why I saw no slow-down on my CPU but, like Scott, I did see deteriorating scores over time on ...
by WA0VY
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 63
Views: 7692

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

As a post script. I ran a full Passmark benchmark and found significant deterioration in my GPU 3D score and hard drive score which are now far below normal. Again, no noticeable deterioration in GPU 2D, CPU or memory scores. I am contemplating doing a full burn-it-down and reload from a bare hard d...
by WA0VY
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 63
Views: 7692

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

FWIW, my Xeon is still performing about as it did originally and still at or above the average results on Passmark with very minimal OC-ing. I have not seen any deterioration in performance over the last year worth noting. I even ran Passmark with PowerSDR, ASI, Omnia and other software running and ...
by WA0VY
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 63
Views: 7692

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

Time will tell if that is meaningful or another rabbit hole. Stay tuned.


Rabbit hole. Never mind.
by WA0VY
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: LatencyMon Benchmarks
Replies: 63
Views: 7692

Re: LatencyMon Benchmarks

I searched on "latencymon tcpip.sys" and found this search result interesting: https://communities.intel.com/thread/54594 Well, hmmmh. Soooo, let me see if I got it: 20 some pages later, MS is still working on it ("we feel your pain"), the thread finally gets into the 21st centu...
by WA0VY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: GPU Questions

Gary, remember that my Star Tech cables were also fine until I moved the computer. So, they were working until they weren't. While I tend to think two different type cables both behaving badly suggests the problem is something else common to both, I wouldn't rule anything out. We'll just hope it sta...
by WA0VY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: GPU Questions

My Club3d display port DP 1.4 13 ft. cables arrived about a few hours ago and I have tested them at DP 1.2, 4k @ 60Hz for awhile now. There are no more black screens or artifacts. I then tested them by adding a Tripp Lite P579-006 M/F 6 ft. extension cable at the monitor end and everything continues...
by WA0VY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 7962

Re: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance

Tony, try this link: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-autom ... indows-10/

There are a few alternatives set out there that should work. I have automated my login but forgot how I did it. My "Users must enter...." box is checked, so I did it a different way than Scott did.
by WA0VY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 7962

Re: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance

Tony, unfortunately, Magician doesn't do anything except artificially increase your drive Passmark score. In fact, I'm not sure it even works on the 960 EVO. I know it is not compatible with the 960 PRO, which I use.
by WA0VY
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: GPU Questions

Gary, I will have my new DP cables Thursday so that will tell the tale as to whether I have a cable issue or not. I'll let you know. Unfortunately, my issue is not solving itself. Hopefully, yours stays fixed!
by WA0VY
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: GPU Questions

Gary, glad you got your answers from Scott. Sorry I did not see the post until just now. Only one thing to add: I would think you should be able to disable the onboard GPU in the MB BIOS. While it would not be doing anything without monitors plugged in, it is still unnecessarily assigned resources b...
by WA0VY
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 7962

Re: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance

To follow up: I checked and found that my DP cables are StarTech DISPLPORT15L. They are rated for DP 1.2 but the reviews on this cable are pretty bad, many indicating a "flicker" problem, which may be the same as the random, periodic black screen issue I saw at DP 1.2. Looks like I have a ...
by WA0VY
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 7962

Re: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance

Gary, glad it stopped for you and hopefully it stays that way. In my case, all I did was move the computer from one rack to another. I extended the DP cables but it also went black when I did not use the extensions. There is nothing in that action which should have caused the black screens but it di...
by WA0VY
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 7962

Re: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance

Very nice, Scott. I love the colors, subdued lighting and overall clean look. 4k monitors are the bomb, particularly the Dells. I recently did what I thought was a small rebuild; really a relocation of the main computer and addition of a solid state amp. I moved the computer to the small (audio) rac...
by WA0VY
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: PowerSDR mRX PS v3.4.8 Released
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: PowerSDR mRX PS v3.4.8 Released

N2LYM wrote:Anyone else having problems with direct frequency entry? When entering a '7' I have 77 on display since the 3.4.8 update.


Yep, they are fixing it as we speak. Also happens when you try to enter a number in RIT or XIT.
by WA0VY
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Snap Crackle, Pop on Phone Monitor...
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Snap Crackle, Pop on Phone Monitor...

... Went on to say he thought WA0VY was having a similar problem and thought it was computer related?? FWIW, I did not have the exact same problem, at least as far as I understand it. I had the usual audio pops and drops in VAC which was more-or-less fully resolved when I did a new computer build. ...
by WA0VY
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

OK, I got this baby hooked up and it seems to work pretty good. Scott, good to hear. Not sure what I'm going to do here yet but I did note that the BG7TBL distribution amps can be way out on delivery times. I do have a t-connector so I will try that first, of course, but don't expect it will work a...
by WA0VY
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

w-u-2-o wrote:I ordered a ZFSC-2-4+

https://www.minicircuits.com/pdfs/ZFSC-2-4.pdf

I should be trying it over the weekend.


Excellent. I had a hard time navigating that site. I'll look forward to your report.
by WA0VY
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

I've actually ordered a 3dB 0 deg. hybrid splitter from Mini Circuits and we'll see if it works.


Scott, let me know what model you ordered and how it works. Some of these are very expensive compared to a distribution amplifier, so I'm guessing I have not found what you ordered.
by WA0VY
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

Thanks Jay. That's a nice solution. However, it looks like I only need two outputs, not three. So, I just ordered a t-connector for a few bucks. We'll see if works.
by WA0VY
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

Ok Scott, I will give a try this weekend. Having reread your posts on this point, I wonder what you mean by "[t]he 1PPS needs to be properly buffered ...." Are you saying this requires something on the serial line connection other than the cable? Or are you referring to something internal ...
by WA0VY
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 63
Views: 10088

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

I received my BG7TBL unit today with a Bliley unit and am delighted to report a near perfect, effortless calibration. WWV at 10 mHz shows a completely centered meatball on Phase 2 in the panadapter with no correction dialed in. I could never accomplish that with a manual calibration. I have three de...
by WA0VY
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.4.6 Released
Replies: 33
Views: 3938

Re: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.4.6 Released

I can confirm these findings with two additions:

1. Waterfall high/low levels and spectrum grid levels also changed.
2. I am using the resampler version of 3.4.2, not 3.4.6.

So, it would seem that this glitch may not be new.
by WA0VY
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: 7000 fan noise
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: 7000 fan noise

I also noted, and reported, a similar fan noise in my 8000. followed by a single recent high temp fault. I am currently uncertain that my fan is working at all and plan to get inside and do some testing to see if the fan has failed or whether the controller has failed.

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