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by WA0VY
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: GPU Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 455

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: 455

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: 6757

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: 6757

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: 455

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: 455

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: 6757

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: 6757

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: 6757

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: 1139

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: 839

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 60
Views: 8143

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: 3294

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: 1264

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.
by WA0VY
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: Astron RM 35 with 8000
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Astron RM 35 with 8000

I use an Astron RM-50M and do occasionally run my 8000 barefoot full power in SSB along with a fair amount of peripheral 12 vdc stuff. The needle hardly moves past 25 amps on peak. At amp drive levels, the needle hardly moves. You should be just fine unless you plan to run full power, barefoot conti...
by WA0VY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: Export wav file recording
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Export wav file recording

Fred, I run Win 10 and can't even find Win Media Player. You may be using an earlier version of Windows. I use VLC Media Player and it plays the files just fine. I also use Audacity to convert the .wav files to .mp3 which compresses and reduces the files to a fraction of their size. Give those progr...
by WA0VY
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 60
Views: 8143

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

Ok, missed the part about needing to be in DSB. However, I got the exact same result using phase and DSB as I did using USB and Phase 2 - just that the display looked somewhat different. Very nice little trick.
by WA0VY
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 60
Views: 8143

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

Scott, I assume you mean Phase 2? Wow, I was very close. At 0.99999960, it barely moves counterclockwise. At 0.99999959, it reverses and is noticeably faster. So, my ear did a decent enough job.
by WA0VY
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: GPSDO Tutorial?
Replies: 60
Views: 8143

Re: GPSDO Tutorial?

Well Scott, you ALMOST have me convinced that I can't live without one of these things. I had no idea there was such a variance in these devices and so may different things you can do with them. So, that commentary was very interesting. I currently manually calibrate and my correction factor is 0.99...

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