Which way to connect I & Q? PSDR is the only software that does not have an
IQ switch. Wire your Softrock so this is correct then switch IQ in other
softwares if necessary.
CW? Quite a bit here, connecting keys/keyers to Rocky/PSDR and settings. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/39746 Here, a 30-day trial of an IQ mode CW decoder with transmit http://www.polar-electric.com/Morse/MRP40-EN/MRP40-SDR.html
ROCKY EASY TO GET
GOING BUT IT SEEMS IT IS NOT WORKING WITH SOME HARDWARE... The impression I get is that if all suggested alternatives are tried one will work, persevere!.
MOST INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE ROCKY SITE, LOOK!! For CW and PSK
transmit and SSB receive maybe you will not beat Rocky. http://www.dxatlas.com/Rocky
2011:- Rocky http://www.dxatlas.com/Rocky/ Version
3.7 is now here. It is intended to work with internal and on-board soundcards in
Vista and Windows 7 but some are finding problems with on-board sound..
will work with USB sound and some PCI cards. One way has been suggested that overcomes this flaw. Use VAC to connect Rocky to a card it does not see as in Using modes without SDR support below.
Rocky has trouble - it does not see internal soundcards... VAC will do the job. You need to set up another "cable" for output. Another way to get around the Rocky issue is to use a USB sound card. Rocky can find those. Tom KM5H This old post will be true for Windows 7.
January 2015 Many are still reporting success with using Rocky on later versions of Windows, so it is still possible. Maybe you will have to try various soundcards, drivers. A solution for audio pops and clicks:- run it from a shortcut using start /realtime.
A MESSAGE FROM TONY TO HELP BEGINNERS WITH ROCKY.
Alex has lots of good information on using Rocky on his website:
Rocky Software http://www.dxatlas.com/rocky/
There is a link posted within Alex's information for using a USB connection with the Si570 and getting the USB driver.
I think if you go carefully through the information Alex has posted on his website you will be able to get the RXTX board playing properly."
On this page there are a few notes on setting up Rocky http://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/setuprocky and editing the ini file.
Tony explains how to setup Rocky for 40 fixed frequencies. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/21692 A good description of Rocky's ini http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/RX_V8_3/Sw1Settings.htm
Problems with Rocky? Uninstalling Rocky does work as expected, the
ini file is left in "Program Files" Deleting this restores correct operation upon a fresh installation.
(or renaming) the Rocky.ini file might rectify the problem) In Windows 7
Rocky's ini file is located at " C:\Users\'Name'\AppData\Roaming\Afreet\Products\Rocky\ "
FAROS / CW Skimmer (Shareware http://www.dxatlas.com
) See http://www.ayoko.net/faros/
A CAT controlled Softrock, look at this, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/30895
and some around the same date. "My code recognizes a subset of Yaesu FT-817 CAT command set (because I have one). I also needed N8VB vCOM Virtual Serial Ports Driver to route back Faros commands to my program. To be specific, Faros opens COM6 and my program opens COM16 and chat over the Virtual Serial Ports Driver. On the other hand, I did not need to change firmware in ATtiny micro controller.
One COM port, several uses? http://www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html
CW Skimmer will work with a Softrock. Also see http://dickwilliams.byethost17.com/SkimScanSR.html use a Softrock at 192ksps with Skimmer as an all-band reverse beacon.
(C) From Flex Radio http://www.flex-radio.com/products.aspx?topic=powersdr1x This has been modified to suit Softrocks, versions below.
POWER SDR SEVERAL VERSIONS! MORE SETUP OPTIONS, THEREFORE IT IS BETTER
TO TRY THIS ONCE THE SOFTROCK IS WORKING.
Most up to date PDSDR-IQ in section C2 below.
This software is modified from http://www.flex-radio.com/
there is much information on this site. http://www.flex-radio.com/Products.aspx?topic=powersdr1x
Look at the drop-down menus.
allowed amateurs to alter this software, several people have added Softrock
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL VERSIONS I am trying to keep the versions separate BUT there are more things common to
all versions than there are differences between the individual versions.
Useful links for PSDR setup http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/ensemble/psdriq.htm
Most questions will be fully answered here. The
SDR-1000_Operating_Manual_v1.8.0 covers everything. Front.pdf, the index,
Chapters 6/7 is where the PSDR setup starts.
Look at the PDF files here http://powersdr-sr40.sourceforge.net/
Although they will not cover everything the two manuals at "Download"
give a good idea of how to setup PSDR. There is lots of information at Flex's
site. http://www.flex-radio.com/ look
at the "Support" Tab. Some settings can degrade performance. Do not
make adjustments unless you know what they do!
Bob's summary of various versions, use with Softrock http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/47069
Doug's notes Re: Need idiots guide to setting up Power SDR http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/39028
Bob's follow-up http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/39034 Also
Also is a version with USB to I2C support. This is now
available, on http://www.sdr-kits.net/USB/USB_Description.html
is where you find all the information required.
Flexradio download site for latest version of PowerSDR http://support.flex-radio.com/Downloads.aspx?fr=1
Ham Radio Deluxe and PSDR. http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/
I believe the two work together with CAT, this will allow DM780 digital modes to
be used. Forum http://forums.ham-radio.ch/
CW Key in PSDR http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/51234
If PSDR will not start reinstallation does not work! "You have to find and delete the database.xml settings file which it does not reside in the installation folder.
The database.xml file resides for XP in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application
Data\FlexRadio Systems\PowerSDR v1.19.3
and for Vista in C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\FlexRadio Systems\PowerSDR v1.19.3"
Christos Earlier versions of PSDR put the database file in the
Program folder, Genesis database.xml, others use a different format PowerSDR.mdb.
It is possible to save and select these files to use different
configurations, or restore operation if it gets corrupted.
PSDR, D44 and Vista/Windows 7, See http://kc.flex-radio.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50012.aspx OK. I think I found the answer here. I loaded the latest Vista SP2 driver package for the Delta 44 from the M-audio site. I then searched at the M-audio site for "deltapnl" which returns a result of the SDK download. Download the SDK, DELTAPNL.ZIP. and copy the DELTAPNL.DLL file (Yes, this is dated 2003!) inside to the PSDR program folder. After doing this I no longer get the error and PSDR seems to run fine. Doug. This requires registration to download. NOTE this is a PDSR issue, not M-Audio or Windows.
PowerSDR-SR40 - PE1NNZ An older version but may well suit non-supported soundcards better than the newer versions. http://powersdr-sr40.sourceforge.net/
Good help files here. couples a Softrock with a Si570 to enable control via USB or even a parallel port.
(LPT) "With kits utilizing the Si570, and properly configured to use same, the
software itself continuously changes the center frequency as you tune across a band for which you have selected the proper
BPF, etc" Cesco explained to me that this technique makes image
rejection easier. If the soundcard is used at one frequency the relatively small
amount of phase shift at RF over a band my be ignored. Just one setting per band
is needed. This is best used with frequency-agile Softrocks but a crystal
controlled one may be used.
For v1.9.0, in "set up" the 'Radio' option can be set to 'SoftRock40' or it is better setting it to 'SDR1000'. With the USB interface that latter gives continuous tuning rather than jumping when you reach the extremes of the displayed tuning range.
PSDR-IQ Christos SV1EIA's version. May only be used with
frequency agile Softrocks. NOT crystal controlled. Also has parallel port
control option but different connections to Guido's (SEE Section C1 above)! The parallel port
may also be used for controlling BPFs CW key and PTT.
2013 A new approach from Christos
PSDR for Homemade Rigs. Go to http://code.google.com/p/powersdr-iq/downloads/list for the files. Instructions included, follow carefully.
This uses the Flex version of PSDR and just changes a few files. First reports are favorable, In time it will be enhanced. Should work on all Windows.
May 2014 Look at Robby, WB5RBZ's PowerSDR-IQ setup page http://www.wb5rvz.org/common/PowerSDR_244_Installation
Many useful links here. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/links/?prop=eupdate BUT LOOK ABOVE October 2012.
Project home FOR ALL VERSIONS BY CHRISTOS http://code.google.com/p/powersdr-iq/
There is also a dedicated group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/
SKINS for v2 (1.19***) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/files/ PSDR2_CPG_***.exe If
you do not have NET then Microsoft Update is the best place to go. Maybe
January 2010 For Vista and Windows 7, as well as
XP, Christos has modified PSDR v2 with the addition of Si570 USB control. http://code.google.com/p/powersdr-iq/downloads/list Image Rejection:- Is enabled internally.
Flex has automated this whole process
and is naming it WBIR (Wide Band Image Rejection) Note on unsupported cards VOX does not work and TX mute can be a problem.
Older version, fine for XP, more facilities than v2 above. PowerSDR-IQ
embedded support for the loop.dll method of virtual audio cable, an alternative for some applications to
VAC. These applications can be Easypal FDMDV WinDRM MMTTY MMVARI MSSTV MultiPSK Many thanks to Cesco HB9TLK for his work and his assistance on this
integration.73,Christos SV1EIA"....... This version now has
automatic image rejection for receive.
I've modified the receive passband and you can have really extended receive, you can even try to decode the broadband
NOAA satellites by adjusting the filter dials in the lower right corner or drag the rx passband edges with the mouse, iirc up to 40KHz wide.
73, Christos SV1EIA
For PSDR-IQ v1.12.20, you need to select 'SDR(Si570)' as the radio type.
."By design PSDR-IQ mutes the Windows default sound device when switched to transmit. This is different to the behavior of PSDR1.9-sr40, My Soundblaster card, which I use for Tx/Rx IQ, was installed as the default sound device so the Tx IQ was being muted when transmit was selected - hence no rf output. Changing the default sound device (in Control Panel) to be the on-board audio hardware has solved the problem. 73, Geoff G3WPD"
This PSDR also has the fixed audio frequency feature to make image rejection easier.
...(C2) POWER SDR-IQ continued...
PSDR setup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/message/1626 Basic settings for PDSR-IQ with the USB Softrock.
PSDR-IQ TX IQ rejection http://kc.flexradio.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50157.aspx?Keywords=transmit+image+rejection+adjust
PSDR-IQ is targeted to the frequency agile homebrew rigs like Softrocks with Si570,
UHFSDR, PMSDR, 995X, etc. Christos shifts the frequency in TX mode to give the
lowest possible spurious signals. He says:- "For 6.2 softrocks there is either the Si570XTall or the USBSynth that could be used. In my own 6.2 (I have three of them) I've added the Si570 board from Dave's WB6DHW Si570 little board and control it either via LPT or via his HSUSB board.
If you insist on using a crystal on your 6.2 you have to use some other PSDR flavor since I do not support
TX under this configuration due to FCC/ITU regulations, you can read past posts on the subject and they could be enlightening."
CW with PDSR IQ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/message/766
PSDR, CW and LPT connection. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/46261
Since you have the M-AudioD44 in supported, you do not need a second card.
Here is a link that describes hot to set it up with the SDR1K but I guess you will get the idea for your RxTx software too.
The photo figure-1 in page 2 is actually the key to proper connections.
When you put together a 6.3RxTx [or any Softrock] and want to Tx, "Give special attention to the "LPT_Address_(-blank-)"
At the top of Robby's setup page is USBtoSDR information also here http://code.google.com/p/usb2sdr/ We wait for the next issue of these specialised "soundcard" and Softrock controllers.
USB2SDR Initial Setup Guide http://groups.yahoo.com/group/powersdr-iq/files/USB2SDR%20Guide/StartupGuide.pdf
The USB2SDR is a dedicated "soundcard" and controller which may be interfaced with a Softrock or similar SDR. As it is built for SDR 192Ksps works well. See Robby's pages http://www.wb5rvz.com/usb2sdr/index.htm While this will only work with a special version of PowerSDR it will give low latency SSB and CW. Probably the ultimate for Softrock-type front ends.
The version of PSDR at http://sdr-kits.net links to the SR-40 version works with the USB AVR chip to give smooth tuning of the Si570 over a range of
frequencies, (+/- 3500ppm.) This smooth tuning is also implemented in Fred's
modified AVR code.
PSDR IF Panadaptor
http://www.wu2x.com/sdr.html A version of the
PowerSDR software designed for those using the Softrock as an IF panadaptor in a
radio with CAT. Use it with HRD. (Ham
Radio Deluxe) Using it with Softrock http://www.zs6buj.com/files/PowerSDR-sr40_Setup.pdf
This continues to be developed http://code.google.com/p/powersdr-if-stage/
Talks to Kenwoods directly, also with Ham Radio Deluxe to show the actual frequency.
March 2011 PSDR-IF group http://groups.google.com/group/powersdr-if-stage/browse_thread/thread/392f6b4844cfd235?hl=en
Ham Radio Deluxe may be used with PSDR, I think it may be used directly but here is another way http://lists.vhfwiki.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/minideluxe
NaP3 other variation of PSDR exclusively for panadapters. http://www.telepostinc.com/NaP3.html CAT with selected rigs, also non CAT for older rigs.
PSDR GENESIS A version intended for the Genesis range of
equipment but will have some use with other SDRs.
March 2013 Use with Softrocks. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/72868 Will work with early crystal controlled Softrock RXTXs as well as Si570 versions.
A new version of Genesis PowerSDR(TM) V1.1 is now available for download. Features include - large PANAFALLT display mode- 99 store/recall memories- independent TX and RX I/Q channel swap- main screen optimized for two monitor configuration- detailed 32x display zoom- unique RX and TX image calibration. This exe is the program, it does not install itself.
PROGRAM UPDATES:- The newest is always here: http://www.genesisradio.com.au/GSDR/new/
Look for the .zip files. one says install.zip those are "base files". unpack it into an empty folder..... Then look for the "update" file that has the newest date. unpack it into the same folder as the install files. Click 'yes" to overwrite files.
Feb 2010 Robby:- "I have put together some builders notes on a couple of the Genesis Radio kits
" Installation notes, need to be a member.. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GenesisRadio/message/2152
March 2011 The GSDR Manual: ( English translation of YT7PWR manual) which can be downloaded from
http://www.genesisradio.com.au/GSDR/English_GSDR.doc shows a lot of default PSDR settings, as well as
Genesis specifics. You will probably have to join the group.
(SDRSharp) http://sdrsharp.com/ You download "Install.bat" run it in a command window.
This is an easy setup software for RX only. Works with Funcube and RTL Dongles and Si570 Softrock.
July 2012 now fits a small netbook screen.
November 2014 Version 2 progresses. Maybe TX for Softrocks and a few selected commercial brands soon.
Version 1 This was commercial software being developed for RFspace, and for other
manufacturers. But it is free to be used by amateurs. No longer under development, replaced by Version 2 but still required for some purposes, including the original FCD.
Like all Simon's work this has a very polished look. This
is a stand-alone console, satellite reception and (eventually) data modes. It uses Omni-Rig to use with, or
alongside, another rig . There are many "bells and whistles"
Pebble SDR A simple SDR program with station database. http://sites.google.com/site/pebblesdr Written for Windows 7 but works on XP, maybe others. (Future versions for Linux, Mac?)
Version 221 Feb 2011 for the FCD.
[Source files http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/drm/index.php?title=Main_Page
] This may be used with a Softrock to receive short wave DRM broadcasts (and
analogue modes!). (installation file, default to C:\ and no shortcut is made.) THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A SPECIAL SHORTCUT TO START IN
STAND-ALONE I/Q MODE. It appears to work when started normally but is in the
mode for PSDR.
When you install Dream take note of where it installs, C:\Dream
by default, you may wish to direct it to "C:\Program
Files\Dream\" Opening the folder and double clicking "Dream.exe"
starts it in normal mode, NOT I/Q mode. In the
program folder where it is installed you will find "receive_iq.bat".
If you changed the folder from the default you will have to edit the path in
this file. Then dragging the file to the Start Menu will give a shortcut to it. IQ
mode is stand-alone, it acts as it's own SDR but the frequency has to be changed
by moving the SDR Centre frequency. Using Dream in IQ mode it seems that the centre frequency is the stated
transmission frequency, that's what it works on, I find it works with a centre
frequency from about -1KHz to +12KHz of the nominal.
Using PSDR at 48KHz sample rate, I RX Voice of Russia, quoted as 7325MHz in the listing, with a
centre frequency from 7.304 to 7.337. This includes reception on the centre frequency.
So that equates to nominal frequency -21/+12KHz. This checks with BR-BR5akt on quoted 6.085MHz.
In both modes you may have to toggle the "flip spectrum" box in
the Evaluation Dialog to be able to decode a signal. Note my references to
centre frequency are relevant to those using fixed tuning or independent
controllers. SDR programs with Si570s should be setup to compensate.
Dream may be used in normal mode with PSDR and other software using VAC. .
For the baseband audio to be correct the SDR filter must be 10KHz wide.
Using DRM with PDSR there is no confusion with frequencies. DRM's Input Spectrum/Waterfall shows the signal from 7-17KHz. However, with no signal the displays do not look very different. PSDR offsets the LO by 12KHz for
DRM. To get this same offset on the Input Spectrum/Waterfall with I/Q mode requires a LO offset of +6KHz, I do not know if this is relevant. In I/Q mode I find it difficult to determine the "correct" offset, it just scans and locks.
Some PSDR setup with DRM http://powersdr-iq.googlecode.com/files/DRM_PowerSDR-IQ.pdf
http://www.iw2nzx.it/?p=253 73, Christos SV1EIA
When the program is running
View - Station Dialog.. opens a list of DRM stations. Update this and select a
suitable frequency. The SNR and waterfall etc may be observed by View - Evaluation Dialog.. http://www.wwdxc.de/drm.htm
can be good site for schedules and TX / reception info.
Windows 7. This program writes to it's program folder so do not install it in "Program Files".
SpecLab an audio analysis program. Records and analyses audio. This has many components including an LF soundcard receiver and I/Q input making a SDR receiver. Can be run at low sample rates so that a
relatively slow computer can be used. I use four Softrocks at the same time with this
software, using a sample rate of 8KHz, for fixed frequency radio monitoring.
"Of course the combination SpecLab/Softrock is not display only. It can be used as demodulator with filtered / converted / inverted audio output, i.e. you can use it as USB / LSB / CW
receiver. With some more fiddling, you can also use it as an FM / AM demodulator (the
"dsp blackboxes" must be used to demodulate the latter).
As a starting point, use the configuration "Quick Settings - Image Canceling DC receivers (I/Q) - Then select one of the soundcard options." [But note this will work using as low as 8KHz
sampling but with a narrow bandwidth.]. When you open the Spectrum Lab Components window after this, you'll see both inputs from the (stereo) soundcard go to the digital filter in the middle of the window. The filter actually does the I/Q processing, filtering, and conversion of the complex signal into a real signal which is finally sent to the output.
............You will see three diamonds on the main frequency scale, which control
the input center frequency ("VFO"), the audio bandwidth, and the audio center frequency (traditionally called
"CW pitch").In this configuration, the downconverted and filtered signal is combined
into a real output, because *listening* to an I/Q signal (inphase component on the left ear, quadrature component on the right ear)
doesn't make much sense - though it may sound interesting. This can be configured on the filter control panel (set the option "I/Q output" for
the filter) 73, Wolf DL4YHF . "
A useful post about using the Softrock at LF, you need to join the group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SpectrumLab/message/1505
This software, unlike the normal SDR program, can be setup to display and
record frequencies and amplitudes to a high degree of precision, (and accuracy
WSPR IQ February 2012 still a beta version of WSPR that works with Softrocks and other SDR is at http://wsprnet.org Some things may not work properly. I think it's receiving capability is not quite so good compared with the PDSR/VAC method but give it a try. It is easy to setup if you read the updated instructions. Look for version 2.1r2263 or later. Note that all IQ versions require setting up each time you use it. RX (AND likely TX) image suppression is not saved maybe not the TX Audio setting. You may note the TX settings but RX image needs to be reset.
Windows 7:- Location of WSPR's ini file. C:\Users\.....\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\WSPR
Setting Fiq in WSPR 2.11 IQ mode for fixed frequency (=LO = crystal controlled centre frequency) Softrocks.
The default Fiq of 12000Hz is for a Local Oscillator that is 12000Hz below Dial Frequency.
Fiq = WSPR Dial Frequency - Local Oscillator frequency [LO]. [If LO is higher than Dial then Fiq is negative]
TX image frequency = Dial Frequency - 2(Fiq) [If LO is high this frequency will be higher than the Dial frequency.]
I have tested this for values of Fiq up to +/- 20000 and it works correctly with the image correctly suppressed.
If Reverse Rx IQ is incorrect it may still appear to work BUT it will be looking at the image and very poor results will be obtained. [If you put the LO the other side, but Fiq -3000, you will see the WSPR signals stronger but inverted so they are not decoded.] Unless you have a special reason do not change Dial Frequency or RX BFO.
Setting up WSPR For Genesis PSDR but the essentials are there. Message 9094 to 9099
WSPR on a fixed frequency Softrock http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/52116 Determining the LO. Stand-alone on a Funcube dongle https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/using_the_fcd Note the way Fiq may be used for frequency adjustment.
Lots of links to get the beginner going as well as the more experienced. Windows
users:- This may be used in Windows but most will find it tricky to learn and
interface can be considered as basic. Give yourself lots of time, read a lot,
use the F1 key. Regular users say the display has unique features. Has Si570 support.
Windows setup http://www.on4khg.be/SDR.html#Linrad%20parameters Where there is a PDF file.
I include some Linux software but I use Windows only.
Sid's summary June 2013 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/74272
November 2011 Linux software http://kalepafarm.mystarband.net/sdr-for-linux.htm
A good run-down of current software.
November 2011. Installing usbsoftrock
and WSPR http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/58701
June 2011 Sid's summary for starters in SDR on Linux http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/56158
How to install Linux SDR programmes http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/content/mobo-43-files?fid=320
Lots more on this site..
For receive-only you could do worse than try lysdr: https://github.com/gordonjcp/lysdr
It's much easier to get going than anything else. Gordon MM0YEQ
Linux SDR, Quisk: http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/
May make sense to somebody!
Basic DSP - which is a lot of fun to play with - create your own software defined receiver! For Linux and Windows.
Using Wine: MOKGK http://www.m0kgk.co.uk/sdr/download.php
MOKGK 1.0 receive works under wine without trouble.
Hello all just wanted to let everyone I have gotten some positive results with ubuntu
linux, dttsp, fldigi.I am able to receive and everything seems to be working well.
I'm moving forward on getting the transmitting to work I am also documenting my 5 watt amp
project. I have started to document the steps for this setup on my blog. Hope this helps anyone wishing to break away from windows.
http://valdez.bz/wordpress Good luck, dan nm5dv.
Linux For the Si570 control, try VK6JBL's usbsoftrock. It is stable, simple, feature rich and easy to use.
KGKSDR http://www.m0kgk.co.uk/sdr/index.php Not updated since 2009? CW, SSB transmit with receive only for AM and FM Also IQOUT, provides a configurable IQ output from a soundcard suitable for testing SDR transmitters. His Yahoo group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgksdr/
"I just loaded a program called M0KGK Receiver which along with a driver called ASOFORALL worked well on my Vista machine. It also has the transmit functions."
(N) MAC Just some links, I do not use a MAC.
May 2014 HDSDR on a MAC https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/softrock40/conversations/messages/77922
DSP Radio - Software Defined Radio for Mac OS X http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de/ A new version April 2014.
Mac Dec 2011 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/59913
Using USB Softrocks with a MAC OSX:- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/50145 SUCCESS!!! Robin's suggestion about editing the VmWare .vmx file to add the line usb.quirks.device0= "0x16c0:0x05dc skip-reset" allowed Windows to recognize the device and allowed me to install the drivers.
I have been looking for this for a while, so I am please to share it. If you are looking for an equivalent to VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) for Max OS X, ..(dead link).. less universal. http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/ So you can now link DSP Radio or GNU Radio, with Multimode, fldigi... I have not compared to solutions yet. Just informing. 73,Yan.---Yannick DEVOS - XV4TUJ
I've uploaded [This will be in Yahoo Sofrock40 files
area] under my callsign (VK6JBL) a program I wrote for myself, but for which I gather there is interest from other people as well. This is primarily intended to allow Sebastian Mrozek's DSP Radio to control a RXTX 6.3 fitted with Tony's USB-I2C board. It will also function standalone and should in theory control a kit from
sdr-kits similar to the USB_Synth program, however this is untested.Limited testing, full of bugs etc etc. It's also limited to Mac OS 10.5 and intel processors at present. There's a lot of work still to be done, but maybe someone finds it useful now.
Someone said "have a look at JavaSDR. Link dead[https://java-sdr.dev.java.net/]
I find it to be pleasant software. I use it on OS X but it runs on Linux as well. If this is relevant https://java.net/projects/java-sdr then it looks as if the project has not moved.
The "sound card" we are designing works great under OSX, see: Link dead, and maybe this is now finished. [ http://groups.google.com/group/sdr-widget/web/SDR-Widget-Lite_OSX.pngn]
A multimode program that can use the I/Q signals from an SDR. There is manual
It is possible to use macros in MultiPSK
to control the Softrock http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/47811
A web search will find the files to avoid the need to register into yet another group.
The unregistered version will read and encode very many modes, payment enables lots of extras.
Spend some time with this, the interface is a little different but here is a
single program that works with SDR TX/RX.
January 2011 "I have been using MultiPSK for the past year. Some people are put off by the UI but it is a full-featured digital mode program with a limited but functional SDR front end built-in. It is easy to setup and requires no additional software. It has full support for the softrock through the USB port - both PTT and frequency control. It also has built-in support for the DXLab suite. Ed WB6YTE"
For those interested in using their iPhone, iPod touch, or
iPad for SDR
"There is now a free app available on the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isdr/id375603584?mt=8
Or you can read more about it here: http://isdr.digitalconfections.com
73, Charles NZ0I"
A RX program January 2012 Easy DRM, auto image rejection, Si570 with ExtIO. All
modes, a good program.
A few notes here https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/sdronasus
IQRec From Fred, PE0FKO This will record the output from a SDR. The wav file can then be used with another SDR program.
TX only program http://www.g4jnt.com/SDRTxSW.htm
This is fairly simple but will TX SSB, FM and AM. It uses a low soundcard sample
rate so will need to be used close to, or on, the centre frequency. This looks
interesting for use with one of the RX only programs. Strictly for
SDR-J JSDR http://www.sdr-j.tk/index.html Linux and a 32 bit and 64 bit version tested on XP and W7. Various SDRs supported, soundcard or IQ input including RTL dongles. Various data decoders built in.
AMSR by PE0FKO http://pe0fko.nl/AMSR/ This may be regarded as a curiosity. It is Fred's all mode SDR receive system. You may use CFGSR to set a centre frequency. This can be entered in "Options" Note HERTZ! It is interesting but basic, no extra image rejection, just a simple experimental RX.
This has a soundcard input option. It may be used with a Softrock but has no
tuning capability. The centre frequency may be set in "Soundcard
setup". This might best be used with a fixed frequency Lite but CFGSR could
be used to tune a Si570.
It has an external radio feature.
(X) GNU There are Windows binaries here, but it seems to be aimed at Linux users.
Note Python must first be installed. From the page below it seems there is a lot of preparatory work to be done.
RX/TX CW operators might try this, QSK. Also SSB. Simple, if you do not mind
editing configuration files. There is a warning about this but Linux programs on
Windows never seem simple for Windows users.
Like GNU, above, Python must first be installed. My first setup https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/quisk_for_windows
Modes not yet supported by these SDR programs.
There are various pages like this one, helping to identify them http://wiki.ham-radio-deluxe.com/index.php?title=DigitalSignals
Hear and see digital modes. This is a Ham Radio deluxe ( http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/
) Wiki. PSDR is one of HRD's supported radios. DM780 is HRD's digital mode
module. Also http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-3.12/Modes/index.htm
This is getting a bit more complicated, but many modes could be run together
with an SDR program. The problem is going to be getting audio from one to
another. One way is to use a separate soundcard for the other program and link
them together by audio cables. I have found that three USB audio
"cards" will operate together. Just plug them in, sorting out which is
which with the software can be a matter of trial and error. It seems very few
use this method, it is potentially inferior to VAC but do not be afraid to try
more than one soundcard!
Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) http://software.muzychenko.net/eng/vac.html Or an alternative http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Cable/index.htm (one cable free, maximum 3 cables with donation.) these link programs by software. As time goes by maybe programs will have this linking
built in. Some soundcard drivers may allow linking by loopback, (What you hear, Stereo Mix)
Here is my setup PSDR, VAC, WSPR http://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/softrock-wspr-psdr-and-vac
Some report trouble with V 4.10, try V 4.09. This could be due to the way it is configured. VAC setup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4FsuLidTwA for full instructions on setting up your VAC.
This page gives some hints for VAC setup, it is much the same whatever software is actually used. http://www.genesisradio.com.au/yt1dl/index.shtml http://www.genesisradio.com.au/yt1dl/vac.shtml with digital modes. Robby's starter page http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/common/02_common.htm
data with PSDR http://www.genesisradio.com.au/yt1dl/fldigi.shtml
This has been recommended to help with setting up https://fedorahosted.org/fldigi/wiki/Documentation/HOWTO/PowerSDR
Using Fldigi with Softrock RXTX and HDSDR PDF file Look in the KC5FGK folder here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/files/KC5FGK/ All setup information to tune HDSDR and TX. May 2012
Notes about setting up VAC, N8VB vCOM Virtual Serial Ports and various digital modes.
link changed, I think it is all on this site.
Free 32 bit Virtual serial Port with various configurations including splitting,
sharing and combining COM ports.
Loop.dll, "It can be used to
connect certain software, eg MMSSTV and Easypal (Digital pictures)
Use WIN XP SP3 and WinPSK 2.13 You need loop.dll in windows/system32 and the modified pskcore.dll
from HB9TLK. Copy this pskcore.dll in the program folder from WinPSK. This is the folder, where you find
WinPSK.exe. I think that's all. The modified pskcore.dll has 180kB, the original 184kB
Using HSDR with digital software, you need to be a member of the group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/files/HDSDR/
3 Audio files to test software without a SDR Most,
if not all, SDR programs can play back these files that have been previously
recorded. It is also possible to record your own if you DO have an SDR.
Many use this technique to analyse a range of frequency in detail.
You may get used to the software before it is connected to the SDR.. Written for
GSDR but essentially for all software. "The initialization and start GSDR with your sound card and PC setup is very simple. First step is use recorded I/Q file download from Genesis site
] my file from ARRL CW contest 2009 for test . If you have sound card with low sample rate 48kHz find some file at Internet
[Some below] After GSDR is working you can go to Genesis hardware connection.Tasa
Flex Radio website www.flex-radio.com
. If you go to their Support and then Downloads you can find example I-Q files.
File Category Any - Audio IQ. I believe that there are DRM, CW and SSB files there.
"There are two 600Mb files on my website < http://home.ict.nl/~fredkrom/pe0fko/IQRec/
> One CW contest and one SSB contest, lot of signals. 73, Fred PE0FKO"
Another, shorter wav file (compressed with WINZIP) is also available at: http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/resources/WAV_files_short.zip
Mainly examples of QRM etc but some others.
Listen to SDR via the internet http://sdrspace.com/
(Download the Console to listen) .. Or setup your own server? A full spectrum view http://hfspectrum.net/
and RX. There are more, links change... search.
More of my pages
related to SDR for
Basic details for a beginner with an assembled SDR.
Initial setup showing Rocky. Soundcard settings, testing.
More soundcard settings showing Rocky, ground loops.
With HDSDR used for illustration.
Isolating the antenna socket
All RXTX Softrocks require an additional LPF. Installing
Controller Installation, faults.
With a few HDSDR (Winrad) installation notes.
= Some things clarified.
http://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradio/avrhvprogrammer Reprogram the
For those that feel their devices do not match too well.
Gives a very rough idea of levels that may be expected. Making diode probes.
Ways I have used VAC and Virtual COM ports with PSDR.
Some soundcard tests I've made.
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