RX888MkII EXTIO_SDDC.dll revisited

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PE3ES / F4VTQ

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Apr 3, 2024, 10:05:32 AMApr 3
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Hi Alan, and others,
I am trying out my new RX888MkII with SparkSDR.
So far only had some luck (discover and start) with the version 919 and 955 (not with 943).
But the waterfall shows it is not reacting well. What should I do ?

Tried 919 943 955

C:\SparkSDR.2.0.943.win64\sparksdr2

C:\SparkSDR.2.0.943.win64\sparksdr2\drivers>SparkExtIOsource.exe
Searching F:\Documents\SparkSDR\ExtIO_64bit

trying ExtIO_SDDC.dll
failed to load dllF:/Documents/SparkSDR/ExtIO_64bit/ExtIO_SDDC.dll

C:\SparkSDR.2.0.943.win64\sparksdr2\drivers>

But with 919
--@DISCOVERED ExtIO_SDDC.dll
--
--freed
--
discover done on drivers\SparkExtIOsource_x86.exe
start radio 0
0
start radio 2
start radio 3
comms thread
try running - drivers\SparkExtIOsource_x86.exe Run ExtIO_SDDC.dll
running - drivers\SparkExtIOsource_x86.exe Run ExtIO_SDDC.dll
radio ready
EXTIO running
start sent
StartHW
32768 StartedHW
32768 callback
96  125  32000000 samplerate
timeout exit
thread exit
closeHW
normal exit
start sent
@@stopping
 breaking 0
break 2
exit exe driver thread
@@stopped

Screenshot from 955
SparkSDR-955-NOK.PNG

Sinny Cool

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Apr 5, 2024, 5:56:15 AMApr 5
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Hi Erwin,  I'll second your request.  I think there are no longer any  of the second hand hardware issues that were supposed to have occurred with the first RX-888 release; their use with the WD software shows them to be well priced and very capable radios when setup and configured correctly.

I really enjoy SparkSDR's WSPR capabilities and have come to rely on it 24/7 with other hardware incl. multi AirSpy HF+ and a TRX-Duo Red Pitaya clone.  If I won the lottery I'd send Alan one of each of those three SDRs so he wasn't trying to support them blind and could tidy up some of the loose ends such as getting the bugs out of of his AirSpy LNA code, I can't imagine how he 's got so far without.

Regards,  Phil VK7JJ

ahop...@googlemail.com

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Apr 6, 2024, 3:41:21 AMApr 6
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Hi,
nothing has changed with this code for a while (other than not including the .exe in the main zip file). I'm away at the moment but shall have a play when I get back.  Is there a 64bit extio dll available for the radio, if so it might be worth trying that.
73 Alan M0NNB

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