PowerSDR: Major setback [CW + SDC + N1MM+]

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aleksand...@gmail.com

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Apr 16, 2021, 2:34:34 PMApr 16
to UT4LW Yuri Pavlov, SDC Software Defined Connectors

 

Hi,

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My configuration: PowerSDR + SDC (Audio +RigSync) + N1MM+.

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I had the SDC well configured for CW and RTTY.

 

After approximately an idle fortnight,

I started the SDC tonight for a CW Contest and found out

that the SDC does not decode.

I think the SDC does not read the Flex’s frequency either.

 

For the comparison purposes, I started CW Skimmer,

and that works just fine.

 

My three questions then:

  1. Is my (registered) SDC version somehow time-limited?
  2. How to check if the SDC actually reads the radio frequency?
  3. Is CW decoding in any way related to any other SDC module?

 

Since the situation seems pretty confusing to me,

Your kind suggestions are really welcome…

 

Thanks and Best regards,

Alec SP2EWQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: sdc-...@googlegroups.com <sdc-...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of UT4LW Yuri Pavlov
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 1:08 PM
To: SDC Software Defined Connectors <sdc-...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: PowerSDR: RTTY + SDC + N1MM+

 

ALEC, for a skimmer, you need an IQ audio stream, and for the N1mm digital module, you need a normal audio stream. Simultaneous use of VAC for skimmer and N1mm will not work.

PowerSDR is already outdated architecture.

 

воскресенье, 4 апреля 2021 г. в 23:23:15 UTC+3, aleksand...@gmail.com:

 

Hi Yuri,

 

My configuration: PowerSDR + SDC (Audio +RigSync) + N1MM+.

RTTY: offset in PowerSDR 1100Hz   and  Split Frequency in SDC -8900Hz

 

The above setup reads the RTTY signals in SDC, transfers spots data to N1MM+

 and displays the data in N1MM+ Spectrum Window – a reliable service indeed.

 

However,

to use N1MM+ Digital Interface for a contest operation,

the audio stream must also be delivered to it. As the VAC has already been taken by the SDC,

we cannot assign it to perform simultaneously its task in N1MM+, can we?

 

My question:

Does SDC offer a way to split the audio, so that the same flow, beside the SDC Skimmer,

might be also delivered to N1MM+ Digital Interface, please?

 

 

In my configuration, I used RX1 for operating with N1MM+ and RX2 with its VAC for the SDC,

but I must admit it is a pretty awkward solution to the problem. Obviously, this solution

is not applicable in case there is no RX2 available.

 

 

I would really appreciate Your kind comment,

please…

 

Best regards,

Alec SP2EWQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: sdc-...@googlegroups.com <sdc-...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of UT4LW Yuri Pavlov
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:54 PM
To: SDC Software Defined Connectors <sdc-...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Skimmer: Audio spectrum offset to the actual frequency

 

See the SDC documentation:

 

суббота, 3 апреля 2021 г. в 15:35:54 UTC+3, aleksand...@gmail.com:

 

 

Yuri,

 

Fantastic!! Great news - it did it!

I had to assign -9700 offset and radio, skimmer’s frequency and spectrum are well in match now.

I can also see SDC spots in the panadapter – really promising!!

The only thing left for now is to send the SDC spectrum and its spots into N1MM+.

 

BIG, big thanks for Your kind help..

 

Best regards,

Alec SP2EWQ

 

 

 

From: sdc-...@googlegroups.com <sdc-...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of UT4LW Yuri Pavlov
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:20 PM
To: SDC Software Defined Connectors <sdc-...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Skimmer: Audio spectrum offset to the actual frequency

 

Here:

суббота, 3 апреля 2021 г. в 11:54:34 UTC+3, aleksand...@gmail.com:

 

 

Hi,

 

My setup: Flex-5000a (PowerSDR), RigSync, VAC, SKM Server.

Mode: CW - all seem to work well for me, except for:

 

The Audio spectrum displayed in the Skimmer window is offset -9700Hz

as referred to the frequency shown in the skimmer frequency scale (LO)

and the radio.

 

Where should I introduce the frequency correction so that the spectrum frequency

moves up and the  Radio-LO frequency then match each other, please?

 

BTW: In the 'CW Skimmer' there is a parameter called  Audio IF,

which serves the purpose, I think.

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Your kind help will be really appreciated, 

as I am absolutely confused at the moment...

 

Best regards,

Alec SP2EWQ

 

 

 

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Apr 16, 2021, 3:09:29 PMApr 16
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The registration key not has time limit.
Check the operation of Rig Sync and IQ channel.


пятница, 16 апреля 2021 г. в 21:34:34 UTC+3, aleksand...@gmail.com:

aleksand...@gmail.com

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Apr 17, 2021, 4:56:28 AMApr 17
to UT4LW Yuri Pavlov, SDC Software Defined Connectors

 

Hi,

My configuration: PowerSDR + SDC (Audio +RigSync) + N1MM+.

 

I finally figured out that to make the setup work, I need to load the SDC software first,

otherwise there is no way to make the SDC read the frequency and decode.

 

It means the proper configuration should read:   SDC + PowerSDR + N1MM+.

 

So, my question:

Could You add an option to the SDC so that an operator can define the sequence

in which software should be started to make the whole thing work, please?

 

Additionally, it might make the users aware that the launching sequence is important.

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