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by n1gp
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)

Tnx agn for the reports. @VK3AMP When i change it to 384khz it still seems to be working but the panadapter seems to slow down also the tx bandwidth seems to spill over the passband. Another observation was when monitoring the ethernet utilisation at 192khz the bandwidth doubles when i turn on PS wh...
by n1gp
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)

Tnx for the feedback. I see why the ADC2 error is happening, fixed. Also fixed a problem that would cause no PS to work. This may take a bit going back and forth since I don't have a 14bit Hermes. Appreciate the help. https://www.dropbox.com/s/33pr7xch76p0bkc/Hermes_14bit_P2_v10.4_pre2.rbf?dl=0 -Ric...
by n1gp
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hello All, Some of you may have missed that in pre20 I had to fix the sample rate of RX2 to RX1 even though you can still change RX2 SR in Thetis it takes no effect in the firmware. So Thetis will be confused. Hence broken audio. I have been working on fixing the problem of allowing RX1 and RX2 to h...
by n1gp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Thanks Andy! :D

And thanks to everyone who helped test this.
by n1gp
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: P2 version 10.3 released for 14-bit Hermes (10E and 100B)

Hello All, I have been working on the Hermes 16bit firmware in attempts to improve the Pure Signal reliability. Seems that the latest FW is working. See this thread: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3310 So I decided to merge my changes from that in to the Hermes 14bit FW. ...
by n1gp
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Tnx Everyone for the updates. Daniel, your results look alot like mine and some others when the Hermes has not warmed up. Just curious what that state is. This update FW I attempted to change timings such that it would compile the FW to work with a cooler FPGA temperature range. I did let my ANAN-10...
by n1gp
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hey Folks, pre18 was fixed at 192K BW. Yes, I notice the PS instability and big IMD before the unit warms up. My ANAN-10 will correct and reduce IMD up to 6M when it is running ~36C I'll have to pull the unit apart and try to isolate with some freeze spray. If you are seeing this behaviour and have ...
by n1gp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Tnx All for your reports. The spectral information is very important while trying to figure out this PS issue. So I have gone back to the _pre9 FW and applied the changes which seemed to help PS be more resilient while not introducing the spectral impurities. I have NOT yet tried to isolate where/wh...
by n1gp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

@Daniel DL7GT Tnx for the detail on the FW test versions. The harmonics and SWR issues are probably very influential on PS. I do not know from your post if any of the previous version of Protocol 2 have worked for you. It seems that _pre9 was clean, does that mean it was working with PS? Tnx, -Rick ...
by n1gp
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hello Andy, Jorge, Arno, All, Here is the latest. I have made multiple changes in this version. I'll describe them if this proves to work for you. NOTE: this version is fixed at 192K bandwidth so both RX1 & RX2 should be set to 192K. Also, I notice that when the ANAN-10 is cold (power-up) the PS...
by n1gp
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hey Andy & All, Yes, this ANAN-10 of mine is a sick little monkey. Yesterday I thought I had great success with finding that bug. I really did test it all afternoon with NO dropouts. This morning I powered it up and tried your experiment of "testing 1 2 3" / PTT and it failed right awa...
by n1gp
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hi All, Here's an update. I actually found a bug. I wasn't using the proper muxing bit to switch between the ADC and DAC. Though this tests well on my ANAN-10 I still wonder about the signal delay you guys have when going through the LPF stages of your amps. I cannot simulate that here. It would be ...
by n1gp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Jorge,

You might try it before, then delete, then after...
by n1gp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hello All, I went through this Apache-Labs website searching for clues. Mainly trying to see if ANYONE had success with Hermes / ANAN-10/100 and Protocol2 / Thetis. I came across this series of posts where it appears Rob W1AEX claimed running Hermes_Protocol_2_v10.3 : "I also ran Pure Signal an...
by n1gp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Andy, Jorge, Arno, ALL, Tnx for the new video Andy. My testing shows very similar results with pre12 but more like 1 out of 10 PTTs and only after my ANAN-10 has warmed up. I am not feeding back that much power from my K19 SWR bridge modification so when I transmit with PS set to auto-attenuate my S...
by n1gp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hey Andy and ALL, I should have described my setup more accurately. My ANAN-10 has been modified via K19 so that it doesn't ground and the signal from the SWR network same as the ANAN-200/7000 Tx signal is fed back for PS running 'barefoot'. Never-the-less, I am able to reproduce your problem with P...
by n1gp
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

So I have been playing with the 384K and greater sampling rates just because I can reproduce the
PS problem dropping out with 1/2 the peak.

EDIT!

I can also reproduce at 192K, just not so easily.

Working on it...

Tnx for your testing!

-Rick / N1GP
by n1gp
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hello Andy Arno and ALL, Tnx so much for the videos. I have watched them very closely to make sure I understand your settings and operation. You both have the same symptoms with the peaks going to 1/2. Seems maybe 1 out of 4 transmissions you lose the PS. Interesting that it is on a PTT transition. ...
by n1gp
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Tnx guys for your testing a great feedback. pre9 works flawlessly on my ANAN-10. I can't make PS misbehave! This next test image I added a reset to the rx0 & rx1 fifos on a transition of PTT with the thought that rx0 & rx1 may get out of sync on PTT transitions. Purely experimental, but look...
by n1gp
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

This firmware image changes the DAC clock to 45 degrees of the ADC. The last image changed from 90 degrees to zero, and seemed to make a difference towards PS being more stable. Just getting some data points, tnx for trying and reporting back! https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxylrph2ggi4yks/Hermes_Protoco...
by n1gp
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hi Jorge, Tnx for giving it a try. Here's another one to try. This time I've changed the clock feeding the DAC. It's no longer 90 degrees out of phase with the ADC clock. Still working for me but I do notice that PS is locked in better: https://www.dropbox.com/s/082gk2ov37egglj/Hermes_Protocol_2_v10...
by n1gp
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

I've been experimenting with timings (mostly ethernet phy) trying to get PS more stable on all bands. This one is working pretty well from 160-6 mtrs on my ANAN-10. Please give it a try and report back when you have a chance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ea2d62xlye4f1k/Hermes_Protocol_2_v10.8_pre6.rbf...
by n1gp
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 95
Views: 19925

Re: New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hi Fabio, I have tried to reproduce this on my 7000DLE running Orion_MkII_Protocol_2_v2.0b.rbf and cannot. I put a switch on PTT-IN (as per your attached photo) and when I switch it on PTT works on all modes including CW. BUT, if the CW QSK is enabled it does not. Could that be the case for you? -Ri...
by n1gp
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New 200D Orion Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

Re: New 200D Orion Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hi Rob,

Tnx for the detailed report.

Is the Firmware 1.8 you report the same as the one available on the TAPR
github protocol2 area?

-Rick / N1GP
by n1gp
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Protocol 2 Firmware (all radios)
Topic: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic
Replies: 109
Views: 14908

Re: New -10/-100 16-BIT Hermes Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Hi Jorge,

Could you try this updated FW. It fixes the FW version and has some timing changes
for PS:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ssofoegz0qcov6/Hermes_Protocol_2_v10.8_pre5.rbf?dl=0

Tnx

-Rick / N1GP
by n1gp
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis 1/24/2020 update
Replies: 12
Views: 3622

Re: Thetis 1/24/2020 update

Hi John,

Could you try this FW for the 7000/8000, it does address the xvtr issue. Let us know if it
works OK for you:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sjmkl0ya7ybz ... b.rbf?dl=0

-Rick / N1GP
by n1gp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.9
Replies: 600
Views: 95132

Re: 2.6.9

Hi Phil,

So happy to hear of such positive results!

Thank-you for the thorough testing and detail.

Martinique is on my bucket list, what a beautiful place!

73's -Rick / N1GP
by n1gp
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.9
Replies: 600
Views: 95132

Re: 2.6.9

@Phil FM5GB I'm trying to understand and address the issue YOU have. Then I will try and understand the others and address them. If I read your reply correctly something because of the change I did made things work for you better but not completely, yes, no? I have never used an XVTR on any of my AN...
by n1gp
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: 2.6.9
Replies: 600
Views: 95132

Re: 2.6.9

The PA disable function wasn't implemented in the P2 Mk1 or Mk2 firmware.

I enabled it in this version for the Mk1 (200D), could you guys give it a try?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvsxbn5coystadu/Orion_NP_v1.9_pre2.rbf?dl=0

Tnx, Rick / N1GP

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