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by w9ac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

While making some station wiring changes, I ran across the root cause of the 160m IMD disparity. Have a look at the attached screen captures from my Anritsu S/A. As before, the measurement is taken from a Bird inductive coupling loop at the input of a Bird TermaLine load. I don't know when, but at s...
by w9ac
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

It is not necessary to instruct Thetis to specifically send the S-Meter data to a specific port. As soon as a virtual port is set up, all possible CAT commands can be set or read via this port. Bobmeter constantly starts queries to Thetis at millisecond intervals with the CAT command ZZSM. Thetis t...
by w9ac
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

Scott likely has an answer to this: How does Thetis know to port S meter data to the assigned CAT+ port? I am using CAT2 with default settings but nowhere have I directed S meter data to the assigned port. It seems almost too magical to be true!

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

"One serial port pair is all you need, and if you've already got DDUtil installed and running then you already have virtual serial port software installed and running." I see from DH1KLM's print screen, that he has two virtual ports assigned for Bob S Meter. Is the second port required or...
by w9ac
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

"One serial port pair is all you need, and if you've already got DDUtil installed and running then you already have virtual serial port software installed and running." I see from DH1KLM's print screen, that he has two virtual ports assigned for Bob S Meter. Is the second port required or...
by w9ac
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

Thanks to all for confirming that DDUtil not required. I do have VSP and use it for various CAT functions in Thetis.

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Re: Bob S Meter

Thanks Scott. I'm seeing info that DDUtil is also needed -- which I have. But if that's true, I'm not sure I want to go through the extra hassle for the added eye candy. It does, however, look kinda' nice on the screen.

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Digital Mode, Rig Control & Logging Software
Topic: Bob S Meter
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

Bob S Meter

Anyone have a step-by-step setup writeup for the Bob S Meter?

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!

I do still see the startup glitch that causes the counters to take off but once I click Manual on Buffer Latency a time or two that solves the problem until the next startup. I also see what others have mentioned regarding Pure Signal not working randomly and a power on reset is required to get it ...
by w9ac
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!

Doug,

The OC EXT CTL button is working again. I have no idea what caused it to start functioning. Possibly a reset of either the software or 7000DLE a few days ago. Anyway, all is well for now.

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!

Doug,

EXT OC CTL button working but as soon as VFO A is moved when the button is off, it reverts back and re-engages all checked OCs. I ensured to click APPLY before exiting. No change.

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.9 Released!

EXT CONTROL not functioning in 2.8.9. The button is back in the menu but there's no control of the OCs. Deactivating the EXT CONTROL button should disengage all checked OCs but doesn't. The checked OCs are still active with EXT CONTROL turned off.

Can anyone else confirm?

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.8 Released!

w5wc wrote:The EXT CONTROL will be added back.
Doug
W5WC

Thanks, Doug! All else working well here with 2.8.8.

Paul
by w9ac
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 2.8.11 Released!
Replies: 231
Views: 42238

Re: Thetis 2.8.8 Released!

EXT CONTROL now missing in the OC Control setup window in Thetis 2.8.8 (see image attachment from version 2.7.0.) That's a real handicap for me, possibly others. I routinely go in and quickly activate/deactivate global OC control with one click to route Orion II RF and some other functions to the ba...
by w9ac
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

Widescreen view of the operating position. Adjustable-intensity LED lighting under the riser. Studio mic can be seen above left monitor. Old faithful D104 still used on the desktop. Custom designed ultra hi-fi mic preamps in front of the LP-700 wattmeter.

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

Operating position in back of Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. Pay no attention to the IC-7610.

Paul, w9AC
by w9ac
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

My current setup with the DJControl Compact controller, but subject to change with use. VFO A right wheel, VFO B left. Filter step below left wheel, Tuning step below right wheel. VFO Lock center below each wheel. As of this posting, the DJControl Compact is USD $59.99 from several on-line vendors. ...
by w9ac
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

That's awesome, Scott. I moved the default to "FX" for both button banks and it cleared the issue. I do have a P-Touch printer with black-on-clear tape but I may need to purchase a white-on-black cartridge. I didn't think one of the MIDI controllers would be right for me but I'm enjoying i...
by w9ac
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

In the Button Down Event field put SSYY7F. In the Button Up Event field put SSYY00. Understand that this is not a modeless function. The state of the button lighting only follows MIDI button presses. If you change the setting using the mouse on the normal UI the state of the button lighting will no...
by w9ac
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Which one? Anyone compare them?
Replies: 24
Views: 5314

Re: Which one? Anyone compare them?

I now have a DJConrol Compact controller working with my 7000DLE. Any idea how to activate/deactivate the LED backlighting of the eight translucent pushbuttons when a button is pressed?

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

I can tackle this again in the next week or two and post the results here. It would be great to reach a conclusion that we can all agree on!

Paul, W9AC
by w9ac
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

"As the figure shows, the curve at 1.85MHz gives approx. +13dBm as the max. allowable, 0.2dB compression point input signal level to the step attenuator...Under Paul's test conditions, at 1KW the output of the coupler would be 60dBm - 50dB, i.e. 10dBm. This is 3dB less than the equivalent poin...
by w9ac
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

Would it be difficult to measure the return loss of your coupler? Just curious to see if there is an impedance problem lurking. I can do it as time permits, but keep in mind I've made IMD measurements using three different RF samplers that yield the same result. The only RL measurement that I had c...
by w9ac
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

You may have already done this, but if you have access to an Xtronic coupler I wonder if that would make any difference in the measurements? Yes, I have repeated the 160m results using three couplers: Coupler #1: Xtronic XDC-1 Coupler #2: 60dB coupling coefficient capacitive voltage divider (later ...
by w9ac
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Step attenuator linearity
Replies: 10
Views: 6428

Re: Step attenuator linearity

Scott, My DUP display does track with the S/A until the non-linearity occurs and PureSignal can no longer linearize. You have not yet reached a point of non-linearity with the HP measurement. As such, I would expect your result. It would be helpful if you varied coupling to the point where IMD is re...
by w9ac
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Re: Pure Signal & external amplifier

Scott, Thanks for the feedback. I have made actual measurements, repeated those measurements, validated my test procedure with others, and I stand by the result. >"There is no evidence in terms of an electrical analysis of the RF path on receive, and most people observe no problems whatsoever, ...
by w9ac
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Pure Signal & external amplifier
Replies: 15
Views: 10354

Re: Pure Signal on 160

I have a 7000 with AC2IQ coupler and Pure Signal works fine except for 160 meters. I get major IMD, -20dB with the external coupler, although the feedback is green, and S-Att is good. Pure Signal works on 160 with the internal sampler. Any ideas? Power level doesn't make any difference. Greg N8MW G...
by w9ac
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.9
Replies: 600
Views: 168807

Re: 2.6.9

I notice I now have cw sidetone with VAC. Don't remember that happening before. Maybe new? I normally have to plug into the radio directly to hear sidetone. Joe Joe, I've been using VAC as well as the headphone jack when listing to the CW sidetone. See link below: https://apache-labs.com/community/...
by w9ac
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis and CW Skimmer
Replies: 40
Views: 9307

Re: Thetis and CW Skimmer

Scott, In the Skimmer setup menu, I only see sound card options for MME and WDM. Does this mean ASIO drivers won't work with Skimmer? I only see transmit profiles in Thetis so I'm assuming that a separate sound card profile for Skimmer isn't possible? Yikes, I would hate to go back to using VAC for ...
by w9ac
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Apache Labs News
Topic: Apache News Dec 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 10379

Re: Apache News Dec 2019

Do we know why the 7Km2 has gone back in the old casing? I thought the new casing improved airflow and put the LAN connector on the back, which is what 99% of customers surely want? Having owned the 200D and 7000DLE, the latter runs substantially cooler during high duty cycle modes and I use no ext...

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