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by w-u-2-o
Fri May 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: SIX METER OUTPUT ANAN 100D
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: SIX METER OUTPUT ANAN 100D

Good catch, Matt! This is a photo of my original fuse before I replaced it and the low quality original fuseholder with something better: https://live.staticflickr.com/4204/34778888821_72cec7c767_c.jpg The low quality fuse holders cause make a bad connection to the fuse and cause resistive heating a...
by w-u-2-o
Thu May 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Behringer CMD PL1 just installed
Replies: 6
Views: 3848

Re: Behringer CMD PL1 just installed

There you go, Tony! If you weren't all the way in Ireland I'd probably take you up on the offer to borrow the Hercules Compact!

Post a photo of your controller after you've labeled it, I'd love to see it and I suspect others would as well.

73!

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Thu May 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 7000DLE MKII, 8000DLE)
Topic: Not a happy camper
Replies: 6
Views: 4794

Re: Not a happy camper

Larry, I think that you will be a very happy camper in short order. This stuff only seems hard until you do it once or twice. I had a 3000 and it was booooring ;) i.e. no fun firmware updates with cool new capabilities. I would strongly recommend you start with PowerSDR and the current protocol firm...
by w-u-2-o
Thu May 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: MIDI Controllers (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: Behringer CMD PL1 just installed
Replies: 6
Views: 3848

Re: Behringer CMD PL1 just installed

First of all, many thanks to Chris, W2PA, for making the Behringer MIDI controllers a viable option in PowerSDR! :) My understanding is the CMD Micro works just as well, although I don't have one. I still have my eye on the Hercules Compact. Unfortunately it is reported to have some funny mult-speed...
by w-u-2-o
Thu May 25, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Orion Mk II (7000DLE, 7000DLE MKII, 8000DLE)
Topic: Not a happy camper
Replies: 6
Views: 4794

Re: Not a happy camper

Larry, What can't you do that you were looking forward to? Why the angst about upgrading the firmware? The entire point of these radios is to allow for rapid improvements in capabilities, which often involves upgrading firmware. If you want something akin to a rock in terms of its ability to change,...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Behringer C1
Replies: 8
Views: 3970

Re: Behringer C1

I will most likely try the Behringer UMC202HD. After installing the driver, would the setup in VMB be much the same? Identical. Make sure you get all of the Behringer related sound devices set to 48KHz in the Windows Sound control panels. And make sure you open up and explore the Behringer UMC cont...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Behringer C1
Replies: 8
Views: 3970

Re: Behringer C1

Couldn't Buck use the Focusrite Solo just as a combination phantom supply and preamplifier for the Behringer condenser microphone... and then connect the analog output on the back of the Focusrite Solo directly to the analog front panel microphone input of the Anan. The audio from the mic input on ...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Microphones, Speakers & Audio Hardware
Topic: Behringer C1
Replies: 8
Views: 3970

Re: Behringer C1

Buck, For 48V phantom power, which is indeed what you want to use with a large diameter condenser like the C1 instead of the much lower voltage put out by the radio, just buy an external phantom power supply like one of these . After that you will need to make up a balanced to unbalanced cable to co...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 24, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.17 released
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

Re: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.17 released

Yes, you should be able to do that.
by w-u-2-o
Tue May 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Hermes 14-bit (10E, 100B)
Topic: Anan 10E RX attenuation and tx delay
Replies: 3
Views: 3260

Re: Anan 10E RX attenuation and tx delay

Remember that the speed of your PC has no effect on latency. A digital filter of a given number of stages and a given sample rate takes as long for data to traverse on a slow PC as it does on a fast PC.
by w-u-2-o
Tue May 23, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Hermes 14-bit (10E, 100B)
Topic: Anan 10E RX attenuation and tx delay
Replies: 3
Views: 3260

Re: Anan 10E RX attenuation and tx delay

Giuseppe, Not sure what's going on with the deafness on the higher bands. Do be sure that your step attenuator is set to zero during receive. Double click above the attenuator button to get it to change to "S-ATT" (if I remember correctly) and set it to zero. With respect to the latency in...
by w-u-2-o
Tue May 23, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: AMD RYZEN 5
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: AMD RYZEN 5

WB8LBZ wrote:I'll have to try the passmark program once I get windows reinstalled. I have a Ryzen 7 machine I just assembled.

73, Larry WB8LBZ
El Paso, TX

Excellent. Do be sure to post the details of your build if you find it is running things adequately.

73,

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Tue May 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: TX EQ inop
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Re: TX EQ inop

Spotting in the panadapter is very cool. We just need a button to clear the spots and let them start over and it'd be pretty great. Don't forget that this will also happily coexist with things like Spotcollector, too. Those spots won't show up on the panadapter, but that way you can have the best of...
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: AMD RYZEN 5
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: AMD RYZEN 5

Jeff, If you look at my other thread here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2412 You will see that I went from a situation where I could not get smooth audio, to one where I could. But my situation is more demanding than most, as I rely on "virtual" audio exclusiv...
by w-u-2-o
Fri May 19, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: multiple & chained RX slices ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Re: multiple & chained RX slices ?

Marc, If you want really wideband capability, you could try to use the new protocol firmware (Protocol 2). It supports an IF bandwidth of 1.536MHz. This would require you to load the Protocol 2 firmware for your radio, and also to use Thetis as the client instead of PowerSDR. It also REQUIRES a Giga...
by w-u-2-o
Fri May 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: multiple & chained RX slices ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Re: multiple & chained RX slices ?

Marc, I never use this feature, but I believe all you have to do is make sure that "Limit Stitched Receivers" is NOT checked in setup and then zoom out to maximum span. Note that when using 384KHz sampling rate and/or stitched receivers PureSignal is not available. I'll look at this later ...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 17, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: what kind of filter for Angelia board
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

Re: what kind of filter for Angelia board

Marc, Before you go building everything from scratch, you might take a look at the various offerings available from http://eb104.ru/ . Many people have used their products to build their own custom Hermes/Angelia/Orion-based radios. I myself used one of their BPF boards to build my own RX2 preselect...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis - Spectrum Display
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Thetis - Spectrum Display

Thanks, Doug! Away from home this week, but I will look forward to trying this when I return!

73!

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 17, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: what kind of filter for Angelia board
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

Re: what kind of filter for Angelia board

- With this bpf architecture, I imagine that the TX Path LPF is not in use during RX (or does-it, to enhance the upper cutoff slope of the filter ?) Am I right ? The TX LPFs are completely independent of the RX BPFs. - Is the 8000DLE Bpf topology still controlled by the software option “Hermes Ctrl...
by w-u-2-o
Wed May 17, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: DDUtil loss of CAT control
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: DDUtil loss of CAT control

Good to hear it! I see Doug fixed some sort of a problem, don't know if it's related to your issues.

73!

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Tue May 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Thetis
Topic: Thetis - Spectrum Display
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Thetis - Spectrum Display

Still a work in progress, I'm afraid, Norbert. There is also the funny roll-off at the edges, and the "speckles" on the waterfall display. These are known issues and will certainly be addressed when developer focus returns to Thetis and the new protocol. However right now developer focus i...
by w-u-2-o
Mon May 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.16 released
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.16 released

Joe,

You do not have to upgrade your firmware.

73,

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: SDR Console
Topic: 6m & 8000DLE
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: 6m & 8000DLE

Scott, Give me a day or two - I've just fixed a bug re: the 6m pre-amp and want to check the TX audio when using a USB microphone. I have to finish the current bit of coding as well. Once this is done I'll get the 10E onto the desk and start supporting the Protocol 2 firmware more as it's getting q...
by w-u-2-o
Mon May 15, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: PowerSDR mRX
Topic: PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.16 released
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

PowerSDR mRX PS 3.3.16 released

From Doug, W5WC: All, PowerSDR/OpenHPSDR mRX PS v3.3.16, May 14, 2017 has been released. This release can be downloaded from the TAPR Github website. https://github.com/TAPR/OpenHPSDR-PowerSDR/releases This release contains the following changes/fixes: - Corrects sporadic HIGH SWR message found in v...
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: SDR Console
Topic: 6m & 8000DLE
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: 6m & 8000DLE

Hi Simon,

Where can we download the latest with transmit capability? I need to reinstall this on my new PC.

Thanks!

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: PureSignal Operations (PowerSDR & Thetis)
Topic: 8000DLE step attenuator values with auto-attenuate
Replies: 25
Views: 11329

Re: 8000DLE step attenuator values with auto-attenuate

I was told there is no internal attenuation in the path in question.

73,

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: DDUtil loss of CAT control
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: DDUtil loss of CAT control

As I wrote above, try changing to a different virtual serial port app. I found that just changing the app worked. I think that DDUtil gets into a funny registry condition from which there is no hope of recovery otherwise. Although another option might be too use Revo uninstaller.

73,

Scott
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 18422

Re: New PC Build

Ooh, I was unaware of Magician! And I see it supports "Rapid" mode RAM caching. I will have to try that! Thanks!
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else: Antennas, Relays, Switches, Power, Grounding, Cooling, etc.
Topic: DDUtil loss of CAT control
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: DDUtil loss of CAT control

Rob, I had this happen to me many moons ago. It was inexplicable and still is. I fixed it by changing from VSPM to VSPE. However you are already running the latter. That said, I've seen other people fix this by doing the exact opposite, i.e. dumping VSPE for VSPM or com0com. So you might try that. Y...
by w-u-2-o
Sun May 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: PC's & Homebrew Hardware
Topic: New PC Build: now UPDATED with overclocking performance
Replies: 54
Views: 18422

Re: New PC Build

Brent, Again, not noticing any problems associated with the 1070 video card. Finding the optimum buffer settings was fussy, but doable. The video card is an EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid liquid cooled card. Diggin' the rack slides on the PC. I hope you will use a rack shelf for the 8000 and not just plop it ...

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