Date   
Re: Elad USA Black Friday Sale

 

Why USA only?

Re: Elad USA Black Friday Sale

RobertR
 

I am interested in an ASA-42 but the site shows "out of stock."  When will they be available?  Should I order one now to get the discount?

Re: Elad USA Black Friday Sale

Clint Chron
 

Hi Paul,

Can you get any specs on the noise reduction in the new SP1A speaker?  I don't need another speaker, but noise reduction would be a good benefit.

73
Clint
W7KEC

On Nov 22, 2019 10:48 AM, "Klaus Brosche, DK3QN" <dk3qn@...> wrote:
GE,

Could we have something like that in the EU as well?

Probably with an extra 15% discount (instead of 10% in the US)?
'Cause no extra import duties from Italy to inside the EU.

hw abt that, ELAD Italy?

Klaus, DK3QN
Friedberg, Bavaria


Am 22.11.2019 um 18:06 schrieb Paul Jones:

EladUSA is having a Black Friday sale, get an extra 10% off our current sale prices, use the Promo Code BF2019 when you get to checkout

This offer is valid for USA customers Only.

 

We have Duo’s Black and Red, DuoR’s, S2’s, Tmates, ASA15 & ASA16, ASW2’s SP-1A Black, SP-1A Red….

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

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FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

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Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

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SEEMS LIKE NO ONE KNOWS..... #duo-art #ft-817

Thomas McQuiggan <m7mcqio83ro@...>
 

The DUO-ART has a built-in FT-817 INTERFACE Mode, but no FT-817 INTERFACE LEAD! 

Seems ridiculous to me, but that's how it is. So you are left to make up your own lead but provided with virtually no information on how to do it.

Looking at the ELAD DUO-ART manual, I can see that I need a female DB9 connector, an 8-pin DIN to suit the 817's ACC socket and a 3.5mm Jack Plug. Ok, that's the easy bit. Now to find out which pins on the RS-232 connector go to which pins on the 8-PIN DIN and which go to the Jack-Plug.

I asked local radio hams (2E0's and G0's) and no one knows, so I asked people on the net who seemed to be very knowledgable about the DUO or the 817, but not both.

So what do I do now? Does anyone in here know which pins go to which? I am perfectly competent at soldering - I just need someone to join the correct pins on the drawing below, to get the DUO-ART's FT-817 INTERFACE functioning.




 
Thanks
Tom M7MCQ

Re: Elad USA Black Friday Sale

Klaus Brosche, DK3QN
 

GE,

Could we have something like that in the EU as well?

Probably with an extra 15% discount (instead of 10% in the US)?
'Cause no extra import duties from Italy to inside the EU.

hw abt that, ELAD Italy?

Klaus, DK3QN
Friedberg, Bavaria


Am 22.11.2019 um 18:06 schrieb Paul Jones:

EladUSA is having a Black Friday sale, get an extra 10% off our current sale prices, use the Promo Code BF2019 when you get to checkout

This offer is valid for USA customers Only.

 

We have Duo’s Black and Red, DuoR’s, S2’s, Tmates, ASA15 & ASA16, ASW2’s SP-1A Black, SP-1A Red….

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

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emailsigfile
FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 
 

 

 


Elad USA Black Friday Sale

Paul Jones
 

EladUSA is having a Black Friday sale, get an extra 10% off our current sale prices, use the Promo Code BF2019 when you get to checkout

This offer is valid for USA customers Only.

 

We have Duo’s Black and Red, DuoR’s, S2’s, Tmates, ASA15 & ASA16, ASW2’s SP-1A Black, SP-1A Red….

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)
emailsigfile
FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 
 

 

 

Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

David
 

Thanks, Neil.

David

On 22 Nov 2019, at 12:01, Jim Fuller <jfull550@...> wrote:

Thanks - I just got my ART back after repairs so I am questioning anything that appears different.

Jim - KC4JNW


Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

Jim Fuller
 

Thanks - I just got my ART back after repairs so I am questioning anything that appears different.

Jim - KC4JNW

Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

Thomas McQuiggan <m7mcqio83ro@...>
 

Thanks Neil. Another great response.

Tom

Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Totally expected behaviour as the radio is full duplex, so when you are not using the attenuator, you will see some peaks above the -10dBm overload level.  It certainly does it on the 0dBm output. The indicators stay active for a while after being triggered.

It isn't anything to worry about, you can always set DUO Menu 50 ATT ON TX to "ON" to stop it if you don't mind the additional clicking of the attenuator relay on PTT.

Neil G4DBN

On 21/11/2019 16:01, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Can confirm that the red ADC clip indicator comes up on my SW2 PC display when transmitting on my FDM-DUO.  I’ve had my FDM-DUO for around 4 years, but didn’t notice anything until May, when I’d hardly used it for 2 years because I’d being using an IC7300.  

Sole rig is now FDM-DUO + ART120.

I’m clearly not very observant, because I didn’t notice that the PK indicator was also flashing until Jim reported it!

Both indicators are suppressed on transmit if the receive Attenuator is active.  Indicators do not come up on receive whether or not attenuator active.  Short, screened usb leads in use and all leads have clip on ferrites.


David.   G8IIC


On 21 Nov 2019, at 15:11, Thomas McQuiggan <m7mcqio83ro@...> wrote:

Hi Jim, it's strange that you should post this message, because I was JUST about to post the same question! When I transmit (FDM DUO & DUO-ART), I see the PK light come on and it stays on for a few seconds after I stop transmitting. No idea why.
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Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

David
 

Can confirm that the red ADC clip indicator comes up on my SW2 PC display when transmitting on my FDM-DUO.  I’ve had my FDM-DUO for around 4 years, but didn’t notice anything until May, when I’d hardly used it for 2 years because I’d being using an IC7300.  

Sole rig is now FDM-DUO + ART120.

I’m clearly not very observant, because I didn’t notice that the PK indicator was also flashing until Jim reported it!

Both indicators are suppressed on transmit if the receive Attenuator is active.  Indicators do not come up on receive whether or not attenuator active.  Short, screened usb leads in use and all leads have clip on ferrites.


David.   G8IIC


On 21 Nov 2019, at 15:11, Thomas McQuiggan <m7mcqio83ro@...> wrote:

Hi Jim, it's strange that you should post this message, because I was JUST about to post the same question! When I transmit (FDM DUO & DUO-ART), I see the PK light come on and it stays on for a few seconds after I stop transmitting. No idea why.

Tom - M7MCQ

Re: ADC Clip when Transmitting

Thomas McQuiggan <m7mcqio83ro@...>
 

Hi Jim, it's strange that you should post this message, because I was JUST about to post the same question! When I transmit (FDM DUO & DUO-ART), I see the PK light come on and it stays on for a few seconds after I stop transmitting. No idea why.

Tom - M7MCQ

Re: News.

Vianney Colombat
 


Hello all,

version 1.70 of DUO-ART software is available, here the release notes.

Briefly :

    - the TUNE menu is now deactivated if the ATU is not enabled,
    - a problem was corrected on menu 40 "Spectrum Settings", some negative values could not be set,
    - the management of serial communication errors with the FDMDUO and FT-817 interfaces has been improved,
    - menu 90 "Factory Default" no longer deletes memory bank data and tuning data, these data can still be managed in the relative menus/windows.


Regards,

Vianney

ADC Clip when Transmitting

Jim Fuller
 

Hardware: FDM-DUO with DUO-ART.

Maybe I have just noticed it, but whenever I transmit the red ADC clip indicator on SW2 comes on. Also the "PK" on the FDM DUO starts flashing. I have made both SSB and digital contacts under these conditions. Checked and it still happens at .1W output. My QTH is a pretty quiet environment so the lights never come on in receive mode.

Has anyone else seen this?

If not any idea as to the cause?

Jim - KC4JNW

Re: FDM-S2 problem

Shinya
 

Dear Otso,

Thank you for your advice!
Yes, My FDM-S2 sound issue happen both when monitoring live audio and listening to a recorded wave file.

I tried to connect FDM-S2, from USB hub and direct PC.
But both connect happened sound  sound will be distorted.

Tampering with the parameters of FDM-SW2, sometimes solves the bandwidth 1536kHz sound problem.
Why?

I do not understand about PC's 
audio drivers and USB audio card. I don't have that knowledge.

I'm worried about difficult problems...


Shinya Hasegawa
JS1BXH
Yokohama, Japan

Re: Updating Bandplan - help!

David
 

Neil

Thanks for your response.

This is what I did with my old Win 7 pc in May with v3.019, except I altered the 2m band settings instead of FM broadcast.

I’d assumed as I’d got two blank buttons (2 bands not enabled - 2m and FM broadcast) I might be able to create another band in the Tuning Tab for 60m.  Further, I’d (mis?)read Paul’s response to mean I could, hence my response to Paul’s input.

I’ll change FM broadcast to 60m as you suggest, as that’s probably more sensible than changing 2m even though I currently have no interest in 2m capability on the FDM DUO.

Thanks again,

David


On 20 Nov 2019, at 19:29, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

This is how I did it on my SW2:

It was like this:

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so I found a setting I didn't need (FM broadcast) and edited that using double clicks and enabled it

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so it looked like this:

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That made my band selection p;anel look like this:

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so then I moved the new entry up the list:

<kjdgcokpeaniebga.png>

then hit apply, and my band select panel looked like this:

<kbkgeoghehgacdmd.png>

There are only sixteen slots in there, so you can't just add one.

Neil G4DBN


On 20/11/2019 09:01, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks Paul.

No problem extending band limits - I’ve done it before (see earlier in thread).  Problem is, naively no doubt, I can’t see how to add a band to the Setup Tuning Tab.

A link on how to do that would be much appreciated.  Searched a few days ago and failed to find anything.

Does adding a band automatically create a new Preset Tuning Button in the relevant panel?

As you’ll see from earlier in the thread I was contemplating just altering a non-used band (144Mhz) in Tuning Tab to make it 60m.  Just looked on very old Win7 laptop (when I eventually persuaded it to boot up(!) - another reason for the new laptop) and it looks as though that’s what I did in May.

Obviously, I’d much rather just add 60m.

Any words of wisdom would be welcome.

David.  G8IIC
On 20 Nov 2019, at 02:59, Paul Jones <support@...> wrote:

David, 

If the radio is transmitting, then the band plan us ok, just add the 60m manually into the setup tuning tab using the UK limits and you should be good to go... my 3.029 does not have the 60m band installed, I’ve added several bands in my sw2 for shortwave listening. 

Paul EladUSA 
On Nov 17, 2019, at 16:05, David via Groups.Io <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Still no luck. Should have headed this topic installing 60m for SW2, I think.

Can transmit on a permitted frequency on 60m band.  No “out of band” message on DUO, but band extremities not shown on SW2 spectrum display on 60m when I connect PC rather than using it standalone.  Fine on other bands.

No 60m band showing in “Set up” “Tuning tab” in SW2 display.  No 60m  button in “Preset Buttons Panel”.  Tried to install GB+60m BandPlan again but PC tells me it’s already been updated.

SW2 v3.027 was installed as first set up on brand new PC after first double checking I already had latest firmware on DUO. USB driver (still v3.0.0.0?) installed, USB sound card set up and FTDI FR232R serial port driver installed as in user manual.

I ran an earlier version of SW2 on a Win7 laptop from 2016 (no 60m as I recall back then), updating the firmware in May’19 and installing v3.019. I did then have an issue with 60m in that I had to expand the band limits to cover all the UK frequencies as I recollect things, but there was a preset button and the band was there in the Set up  Tuning tab.

I guess I could try installing another national BandPlan in the morning.....

Any suggestions welcomed.

David   G8IIC
On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:34, David <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Will do - thanks

Sent from my iPhone

On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:11, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
The bandplan ONLY affects the DUO, so just try a standalone TXwihtout the ART120 and with SW2 off and see if you get an out of band error before you do anything else drastic.

Neil

On 16/11/2019 19:43, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Neil

Thanks for your response.  Haven’t tried transmitting on 60, though did put a brief CQ call out on 40 via my ART120 - no response but Meters/display suggest that worked.

I actually tried to install the German version as well, but that failed to install too.

Will try standalone transmission on 60 when the band is open tomorrow.

I had problems with the BandPlan installation back in May on my old Win7 pc.  I think I then ended up installing the German version and extending the band limits, can’t really remember - probably age getting the better of my memory! That was with SW2 ver3_019. I think I did  have 60m in the Tuning tab then, just the wrong band limits.  This time there’s no 60 m band at all, not in the Tuning tab in Setup nor on RH side of the screen.

Considering going to Set up/ Tuning and changing 144Mhz or FM broadcast in the Tuning tab to 5Mhz. Not sure if I can create a new band any other way if I can’t install a BandPlan update.

All the firmware is up to date.

David
On 16 Nov 2019, at 18:44, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

Hi David, can you transmit OK on the DUO in standalone mode on a permitted frequency in the 60m band? Hard to see how a new software installation would affect the bandplan in the DUO.  Usual fix is to install a *different* bandplan, then reinstall the original, but test it first without SW2 running as it could just be the settings in SW2.  Check the Tuning tab in Setup to make sure the line in the table for 60m is correct.

Neil G4DBN

On 16/11/2019 18:34, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Just acquired a new Windows 10 laptop.  Installed FDM SW2 v 3_027 and drivers without any apparent problems, but 60m completely missing from installation which I guess is probably normal.

Downloaded Bandplan, GB+60m ver2.1, April 9 2019 and tried to install it without any luck, tried again and told me it had already been installed.

I carried out the follwing procedure:
- Downloaded file and unzipped it
- Connected PC to DUO CAT port
- Switched on DUO and put it in Service Mode
- Launched .EXE file and followed on-screen instructions, seemed to install
- Restarted DUO as instructed.
-No sign of 60m band when I re-started DUO and launched SW2 with other USB leads connected.

Tried again and was told bandplan was already installed.

Any advice would be welcomed.

                

              
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Re: Updating Bandplan - help!

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

This is how I did it on my SW2:

It was like this:

so I found a setting I didn't need (FM broadcast) and edited that using double clicks and enabled it

so it looked like this:

That made my band selection p;anel look like this:

so then I moved the new entry up the list:

then hit apply, and my band select panel looked like this:

There are only sixteen slots in there, so you can't just add one.

Neil G4DBN


On 20/11/2019 09:01, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks Paul.

No problem extending band limits - I’ve done it before (see earlier in thread).  Problem is, naively no doubt, I can’t see how to add a band to the Setup Tuning Tab.

A link on how to do that would be much appreciated.  Searched a few days ago and failed to find anything.

Does adding a band automatically create a new Preset Tuning Button in the relevant panel?

As you’ll see from earlier in the thread I was contemplating just altering a non-used band (144Mhz) in Tuning Tab to make it 60m.  Just looked on very old Win7 laptop (when I eventually persuaded it to boot up(!) - another reason for the new laptop) and it looks as though that’s what I did in May.

Obviously, I’d much rather just add 60m.

Any words of wisdom would be welcome.

David.  G8IIC
On 20 Nov 2019, at 02:59, Paul Jones <support@...> wrote:

David, 

If the radio is transmitting, then the band plan us ok, just add the 60m manually into the setup tuning tab using the UK limits and you should be good to go... my 3.029 does not have the 60m band installed, I’ve added several bands in my sw2 for shortwave listening. 

Paul EladUSA 
On Nov 17, 2019, at 16:05, David via Groups.Io <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Still no luck. Should have headed this topic installing 60m for SW2, I think.

Can transmit on a permitted frequency on 60m band.  No “out of band” message on DUO, but band extremities not shown on SW2 spectrum display on 60m when I connect PC rather than using it standalone.  Fine on other bands.

No 60m band showing in “Set up” “Tuning tab” in SW2 display.  No 60m  button in “Preset Buttons Panel”.  Tried to install GB+60m BandPlan again but PC tells me it’s already been updated.

SW2 v3.027 was installed as first set up on brand new PC after first double checking I already had latest firmware on DUO. USB driver (still v3.0.0.0?) installed, USB sound card set up and FTDI FR232R serial port driver installed as in user manual.

I ran an earlier version of SW2 on a Win7 laptop from 2016 (no 60m as I recall back then), updating the firmware in May’19 and installing v3.019. I did then have an issue with 60m in that I had to expand the band limits to cover all the UK frequencies as I recollect things, but there was a preset button and the band was there in the Set up  Tuning tab.

I guess I could try installing another national BandPlan in the morning.....

Any suggestions welcomed.

David   G8IIC
On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:34, David <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Will do - thanks

Sent from my iPhone

On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:11, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
The bandplan ONLY affects the DUO, so just try a standalone TXwihtout the ART120 and with SW2 off and see if you get an out of band error before you do anything else drastic.

Neil

On 16/11/2019 19:43, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Neil

Thanks for your response.  Haven’t tried transmitting on 60, though did put a brief CQ call out on 40 via my ART120 - no response but Meters/display suggest that worked.

I actually tried to install the German version as well, but that failed to install too.

Will try standalone transmission on 60 when the band is open tomorrow.

I had problems with the BandPlan installation back in May on my old Win7 pc.  I think I then ended up installing the German version and extending the band limits, can’t really remember - probably age getting the better of my memory! That was with SW2 ver3_019. I think I did  have 60m in the Tuning tab then, just the wrong band limits.  This time there’s no 60 m band at all, not in the Tuning tab in Setup nor on RH side of the screen.

Considering going to Set up/ Tuning and changing 144Mhz or FM broadcast in the Tuning tab to 5Mhz. Not sure if I can create a new band any other way if I can’t install a BandPlan update.

All the firmware is up to date.

David
On 16 Nov 2019, at 18:44, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

Hi David, can you transmit OK on the DUO in standalone mode on a permitted frequency in the 60m band? Hard to see how a new software installation would affect the bandplan in the DUO.  Usual fix is to install a *different* bandplan, then reinstall the original, but test it first without SW2 running as it could just be the settings in SW2.  Check the Tuning tab in Setup to make sure the line in the table for 60m is correct.

Neil G4DBN

On 16/11/2019 18:34, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Just acquired a new Windows 10 laptop.  Installed FDM SW2 v 3_027 and drivers without any apparent problems, but 60m completely missing from installation which I guess is probably normal.

Downloaded Bandplan, GB+60m ver2.1, April 9 2019 and tried to install it without any luck, tried again and told me it had already been installed.

I carried out the follwing procedure:
- Downloaded file and unzipped it
- Connected PC to DUO CAT port
- Switched on DUO and put it in Service Mode
- Launched .EXE file and followed on-screen instructions, seemed to install
- Restarted DUO as instructed.
-No sign of 60m band when I re-started DUO and launched SW2 with other USB leads connected.

Tried again and was told bandplan was already installed.

Any advice would be welcomed.




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Re: Updating Bandplan - help!

David
 

Thanks Paul.

No problem extending band limits - I’ve done it before (see earlier in thread). Problem is, naively no doubt, I can’t see how to add a band to the Setup Tuning Tab.

A link on how to do that would be much appreciated. Searched a few days ago and failed to find anything.

Does adding a band automatically create a new Preset Tuning Button in the relevant panel?

As you’ll see from earlier in the thread I was contemplating just altering a non-used band (144Mhz) in Tuning Tab to make it 60m. Just looked on very old Win7 laptop (when I eventually persuaded it to boot up(!) - another reason for the new laptop) and it looks as though that’s what I did in May.

Obviously, I’d much rather just add 60m.

Any words of wisdom would be welcome.

David. G8IIC

On 20 Nov 2019, at 02:59, Paul Jones <support@...> wrote:

David,

If the radio is transmitting, then the band plan us ok, just add the 60m manually into the setup tuning tab using the UK limits and you should be good to go... my 3.029 does not have the 60m band installed, I’ve added several bands in my sw2 for shortwave listening.

Paul EladUSA
On Nov 17, 2019, at 16:05, David via Groups.Io <david.g8iic=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still no luck. Should have headed this topic installing 60m for SW2, I think.

Can transmit on a permitted frequency on 60m band. No “out of band” message on DUO, but band extremities not shown on SW2 spectrum display on 60m when I connect PC rather than using it standalone. Fine on other bands.

No 60m band showing in “Set up” “Tuning tab” in SW2 display. No 60m button in “Preset Buttons Panel”. Tried to install GB+60m BandPlan again but PC tells me it’s already been updated.

SW2 v3.027 was installed as first set up on brand new PC after first double checking I already had latest firmware on DUO. USB driver (still v3.0.0.0?) installed, USB sound card set up and FTDI FR232R serial port driver installed as in user manual.

I ran an earlier version of SW2 on a Win7 laptop from 2016 (no 60m as I recall back then), updating the firmware in May’19 and installing v3.019. I did then have an issue with 60m in that I had to expand the band limits to cover all the UK frequencies as I recollect things, but there was a preset button and the band was there in the Set up Tuning tab.

I guess I could try installing another national BandPlan in the morning.....

Any suggestions welcomed.

David G8IIC
On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:34, David <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Will do - thanks

Sent from my iPhone

On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:11, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
The bandplan ONLY affects the DUO, so just try a standalone TXwihtout the ART120 and with SW2 off and see if you get an out of band error before you do anything else drastic.

Neil

On 16/11/2019 19:43, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Neil

Thanks for your response. Haven’t tried transmitting on 60, though did put a brief CQ call out on 40 via my ART120 - no response but Meters/display suggest that worked.

I actually tried to install the German version as well, but that failed to install too.

Will try standalone transmission on 60 when the band is open tomorrow.

I had problems with the BandPlan installation back in May on my old Win7 pc. I think I then ended up installing the German version and extending the band limits, can’t really remember - probably age getting the better of my memory! That was with SW2 ver3_019. I think I did have 60m in the Tuning tab then, just the wrong band limits. This time there’s no 60 m band at all, not in the Tuning tab in Setup nor on RH side of the screen.

Considering going to Set up/ Tuning and changing 144Mhz or FM broadcast in the Tuning tab to 5Mhz. Not sure if I can create a new band any other way if I can’t install a BandPlan update.

All the firmware is up to date.

David
On 16 Nov 2019, at 18:44, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

Hi David, can you transmit OK on the DUO in standalone mode on a permitted frequency in the 60m band? Hard to see how a new software installation would affect the bandplan in the DUO. Usual fix is to install a *different* bandplan, then reinstall the original, but test it first without SW2 running as it could just be the settings in SW2. Check the Tuning tab in Setup to make sure the line in the table for 60m is correct.

Neil G4DBN

On 16/11/2019 18:34, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Just acquired a new Windows 10 laptop. Installed FDM SW2 v 3_027 and drivers without any apparent problems, but 60m completely missing from installation which I guess is probably normal.

Downloaded Bandplan, GB+60m ver2.1, April 9 2019 and tried to install it without any luck, tried again and told me it had already been installed.

I carried out the follwing procedure:
- Downloaded file and unzipped it
- Connected PC to DUO CAT port
- Switched on DUO and put it in Service Mode
- Launched .EXE file and followed on-screen instructions, seemed to install
- Restarted DUO as instructed.
-No sign of 60m band when I re-started DUO and launched SW2 with other USB leads connected.

Tried again and was told bandplan was already installed.

Any advice would be welcomed.


--
Neil
<a href="http://g4dbn.uk/"><small>g4dbn.uk</small></a>







Re: Updating Bandplan - help!

Paul Jones
 

David,

If the radio is transmitting, then the band plan us ok, just add the 60m manually into the setup tuning tab using the UK limits and you should be good to go... my 3.029 does not have the 60m band installed, I’ve added several bands in my sw2 for shortwave listening.

Paul EladUSA

On Nov 17, 2019, at 16:05, David via Groups.Io <david.g8iic=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still no luck. Should have headed this topic installing 60m for SW2, I think.

Can transmit on a permitted frequency on 60m band. No “out of band” message on DUO, but band extremities not shown on SW2 spectrum display on 60m when I connect PC rather than using it standalone. Fine on other bands.

No 60m band showing in “Set up” “Tuning tab” in SW2 display. No 60m button in “Preset Buttons Panel”. Tried to install GB+60m BandPlan again but PC tells me it’s already been updated.

SW2 v3.027 was installed as first set up on brand new PC after first double checking I already had latest firmware on DUO. USB driver (still v3.0.0.0?) installed, USB sound card set up and FTDI FR232R serial port driver installed as in user manual.

I ran an earlier version of SW2 on a Win7 laptop from 2016 (no 60m as I recall back then), updating the firmware in May’19 and installing v3.019. I did then have an issue with 60m in that I had to expand the band limits to cover all the UK frequencies as I recollect things, but there was a preset button and the band was there in the Set up Tuning tab.

I guess I could try installing another national BandPlan in the morning.....

Any suggestions welcomed.

David G8IIC
On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:34, David <david.g8iic@...> wrote:

Will do - thanks

Sent from my iPhone

On 16 Nov 2019, at 20:11, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
The bandplan ONLY affects the DUO, so just try a standalone TXwihtout the ART120 and with SW2 off and see if you get an out of band error before you do anything else drastic.

Neil

On 16/11/2019 19:43, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Neil

Thanks for your response. Haven’t tried transmitting on 60, though did put a brief CQ call out on 40 via my ART120 - no response but Meters/display suggest that worked.

I actually tried to install the German version as well, but that failed to install too.

Will try standalone transmission on 60 when the band is open tomorrow.

I had problems with the BandPlan installation back in May on my old Win7 pc. I think I then ended up installing the German version and extending the band limits, can’t really remember - probably age getting the better of my memory! That was with SW2 ver3_019. I think I did have 60m in the Tuning tab then, just the wrong band limits. This time there’s no 60 m band at all, not in the Tuning tab in Setup nor on RH side of the screen.

Considering going to Set up/ Tuning and changing 144Mhz or FM broadcast in the Tuning tab to 5Mhz. Not sure if I can create a new band any other way if I can’t install a BandPlan update.

All the firmware is up to date.

David
On 16 Nov 2019, at 18:44, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

Hi David, can you transmit OK on the DUO in standalone mode on a permitted frequency in the 60m band? Hard to see how a new software installation would affect the bandplan in the DUO. Usual fix is to install a *different* bandplan, then reinstall the original, but test it first without SW2 running as it could just be the settings in SW2. Check the Tuning tab in Setup to make sure the line in the table for 60m is correct.

Neil G4DBN

On 16/11/2019 18:34, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Just acquired a new Windows 10 laptop. Installed FDM SW2 v 3_027 and drivers without any apparent problems, but 60m completely missing from installation which I guess is probably normal.

Downloaded Bandplan, GB+60m ver2.1, April 9 2019 and tried to install it without any luck, tried again and told me it had already been installed.

I carried out the follwing procedure:
- Downloaded file and unzipped it
- Connected PC to DUO CAT port
- Switched on DUO and put it in Service Mode
- Launched .EXE file and followed on-screen instructions, seemed to install
- Restarted DUO as instructed.
-No sign of 60m band when I re-started DUO and launched SW2 with other USB leads connected.

Tried again and was told bandplan was already installed.

Any advice would be welcomed.


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Re: Notch 1 and Notch 2 frequency.

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Hi Antonio, some early versions of SW2 had a relative notch facility. It never worked well and was removed in more recent versions. I don't see any CAT or TCP commands to set the notch frequencies, so we can't even write a script or program to make a tracking notch filter (unless I am missing something?)

Neil G4DBN

On 19/11/2019 14:36, A. via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi
Is there any way that once placed Notch 1 and 2 move linked to the reception frequency. It is like changing its absolute frequency to another relative to the reception frequency.
Thanks in advance
EA7HJ / Antonio López