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Spectrum Waterfall


wb6bee
 

Do I understand correctly that the spectrum waterfall only works with Icom.    If that is the case, why cannot DXL access the sound card in the computer that is using LPPAN as an IF source from a K3.   

Don
WB6BEE


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

If that is the case, why cannot DXL access the sound card in the
computer that is using LPPAN as an IF source from a K3.
Because the Icom waterfall is not "raw" soundcard audio. It is
"packaged" within the CI-V (CAT) command set and Commander is
using the Icom protocol. Dave has indicated that he will eventually
support alternatives for non-Icom (and non-Flex) owners but there is
a significant development cost in doing so.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-07-24 8:43 AM, wb6bee wrote:
Do I understand correctly that the spectrum waterfall only works with Icom.    If that is the case, why cannot DXL access the sound card in the computer that is using LPPAN as an IF source from a K3.
Don
WB6BEE


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Do I understand correctly that the spectrum waterfall only works with Icom.

+ Commander can provides a Spectrum-Waterfall window when controlling an Icom 7300, 7610, 7851, and 9700:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Spectrum-Waterfall.jpg>

+ When the IC-705 instruction manual becomes available in English, I expect that extending Commander to support that radio will include Spectrum-Waterfall support.

If that is the case, why cannot DXL access the sound card in the computer that is using LPPAN as an IF source from a K3.

+ The Icom transceivers listed above can all be directed to provide spectrum data via the Icom CI-V bus. The differences among these transceivers are minor, and easily parametized so that the same code works with all of them.

+ Commander can also display active callsigns on a Flex SmartSDR panadaptor, enabled by a programmatic interface that accepts these callsigns.

+ LPPAN is one of many panadaptors, each different. My plan is to provide interoperation with a panadaptor that works with a low-cost SDR like the SDRPlay RSP family.

73,

Dave,. AA6YQ


wb6bee
 

WIN4K3, Nap3 and a few others use the 192 khz Q/I audio for their spectrum

Anyway, just wondering.   I was going to experiment with it and it wasn't there for the K3

Don