Would it be possible...????

Bill in Georgia
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Would it be possible...????

Postby Bill in Georgia » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:49 pm

There are hundreds of audio devices employing line in/line out .... that could be used in support of the Anan product. But to realize such you have to maintain the "Setup/Transmit screen so you can toggle between " microphone" and "Line In"...
If a switch could be setup for such, on the main PowerSDR screen, or a panel of choice..Microphone/line...or when you shut off Micro it autos to line...???

Thanks,
Bill .. KC4PE
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Re: Would it be possible...????

Postby w-u-2-o » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:46 am

The UI change is possible, Bill. The trick is that you have to find a developer interested in taking on your idea and putting it into PowerSDR. Or become a developer yourself. Note that since everything is open source this can be anyone, it does not have to be one of the current developer cadre.

There is no way to sense microphone physical state.

I have to question your assertion that there are "hundreds of audio devices employing line in/line out". Not that there aren't hundreds or even thousandths of such devices, but very, very few of them would be used in the context of our radios.

I suspect that you one or two very specific devices in mind. What might they be?

73,

Scott
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Re: Would it be possible...????

Postby Bill in Georgia » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks Scott:

A professional cart type digital recorder, instant push button recording and play back device..excellent for contest work or for multi "CQ" calls, also used for antenna experimental work........

Many operators have different DAW's set up for different band conditions, with different microphones, etc...run into a high level/line patch panel switcher... looking for a line-in port...

Being able to have in line always...switch in items like the "Pulser" for amp tuning etc....

As set up now the Anan products give one the ability to switch between MIC and LINE, but it's a bit clumsy..so a front panel sw would be nice...
Thanks,

-Bill
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Re: Would it be possible...????

Postby w-u-2-o » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi Bill,

If you've got that many analog devices to mix/switch into the line input, then you've almost certainly got a mixing/switching device as well. In which case, why not simply put the microphone on the mixer as well and route it there? That way you can leave the radio set to line in all of the time.

BTW, for contest voice keying, the most popular solution is a software one, N1MM+. That uses VAC, so no line in required. As for DAWs, that would also generally be a VAC connection, not line. DAWs can also be used for voice keying and record/playback (as well as the built-in record/playback facility).

If you do think the idea of an external mixer has any merit, I would recommend something from Mackie. The Mackie Mix 8 pictured below is only $80 on Amazon.

73,

Scott

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Re: Would it be possible...????

Postby Bill in Georgia » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:41 pm

Yep.....Mixer would do the trick....I have a DAW, with Behringer XR18, Cuebase, etc..
But was thinking about the guy who does not want to go that route, but has a line devices on hand...from days gone bye....
-B

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