New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

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

Postby db8gk » Fri May 15, 2020 9:30 pm

w-u-2-o wrote:
db8gk wrote:The Bootloader source can be found under "openHPSDR-Protocol1-Programmers".


Hah, apparently I just didn't dig deep enough. Thanks! Builds from source, let's see.
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Re: New 7000/8000 Orion MKII Protocol 2 Firmware Topic

Postby NN3RP » Sat May 16, 2020 12:00 am

If it helps, WSJT-X needs / demands your PC to have time synchronized with time server, i.e., using Dimension 4 software or other. Otherwise you will not be heard. I've been there done that.



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

Postby K1LSB » Sun May 17, 2020 3:18 am

NN3RP wrote:If it helps, WSJT-X needs / demands your PC to have time synchronized with time server, i.e., using Dimension 4 software or other. Otherwise you will not be heard. I've been there done that.

Rafael / NN3RP


Rafael,

Just a heads-up, Dimension 4 software was written for Windows 95 and hasn't been maintained for 16 years.

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

Postby w-u-2-o » Sun May 17, 2020 10:41 am

Gents: let's keep the thread drift to a minimum, please. If you wish to discuss options for time sync software, please do it here: viewforum.php?f=16
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Protocol 2 Firmware Problems

Postby w0ivj » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:47 am

I am running an ANAN 7000DLE MKII with PoweSDR mRX v.3.4.9(3/19/18) using Protocol 1 Orion_MKII_v2.7_K5SO_5-4.rbf. It seems to work perfectly. When I switched to Thetis v2.6.9 (1/25/20) using Protocol 2 Orion_MKII_Protocol_2v1.9.rbf, I experienced what I think is called (elevated noise floor of doom). I understand that this results from timing errors in the firmware that happens with some hardware. In an attempt to solve this, I reverted to some different versions of P2 firmware. Here is a list of Protocol 2 firmware that I tried and some of the problems:
metis_Orion_MkII_v2.7_K5SO_5-4.rbf will not connect
metis_Orion_MkII_Prorocol_2_v2.0b.rbf puresignal will not work
metis_Orion_MkII_Protocol_2_v1.9.rbf noise floor of doom
metis_Orion_MkII_Protocol_2_v2.0_pre1.rbf This file works with no raised noise floor and puresignal but has popping audio, spectrum jumps on tune, and many sequence errors.
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Re: Protocol 2 Firmware Problems

Postby w-u-2-o » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:22 am

w0ivj wrote:I am running an ANAN 7000DLE MKII with PoweSDR mRX v.3.4.9(3/19/18) using Protocol 1 Orion_MKII_v2.7_K5SO_5-4.rbf. It seems to work perfectly. When I switched to Thetis v2.6.9 (1/25/20) using Protocol 2 Orion_MKII_Protocol_2v1.9.rbf, I experienced what I think is called (elevated noise floor of doom). I understand that this results from timing errors in the firmware that happens with some hardware.
That is correct.
In an attempt to solve this, I reverted to some different versions of P2 firmware. Here is a list of Protocol 2 firmware that I tried and some of the problems:
metis_Orion_MkII_v2.7_K5SO_5-4.rbf will not connect
That certainly won't, it's a Protocol 1 firmware build and Thetis requires Protocol 2 firmware to be loaded.
metis_Orion_MkII_Prorocol_2_v2.0b.rbf puresignal will not work
metis_Orion_MkII_Protocol_2_v1.9.rbf noise floor of doom
metis_Orion_MkII_Protocol_2_v2.0_pre1.rbf This file works with no raised noise floor and puresignal but has popping audio, spectrum jumps on tune, and many sequence errors.
You will have to go back up to the beginning of this topic (the first post) and continue to try different versions of firmware until you find one that works. Very rarely someone will find they are in the unfortunately position of owning a serial number that will not work with any available version of P2 firmware. Let's hope that's not the case here. But you have many other versions to try still.

73,

Scott

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