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Re: Microphone options

Mike Penkas
 


The microphone that comes with the ELAD doesn't sound bad.  I made a lot of contacts with good audio reports.  While trying to adjust levels I listened on another
receiver and heard a lot of mechanical clicks etc while using it.  I opened it up to see exactly how it was constructed.  Very basic.  The electret element seems to
be a very good match. The inside of the Microphone housing was stamped HM118.  My mic seemed very prone to mechanical noises being transmitted with PTT switch.
This is a very inexpensive microphone.  Here is a link to a seller on EBay.
Mike WA8EBM


On 12/28/2019 11:43 AM, Mark Gottlieb wrote:

Thank-you.  Now that I have actually received the radio, I am satisfied with the build quality of the microphone and will stick with it for a while.  I just completed a 1600km QSO on 7 watts.  So, I am satisfied at this time.

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna
              sunset

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ariel
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Microphone options

 

Hi, as far as I know all Icom microphones are electret type with bias, except some old hand microphones that are dynamic, but with a preamplifier that makes it works the same as the electret types. You should have no problem to use your Icom hand mic with the adaptor.

Seasons greetings,
73

Ariel
EA3CX 



Re: Recording multiple files failed

Bill Nollman
 

Otso, that is almost exactly what it looks like when you are out of disk space. But I suppose you have already checked that?

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Otso Ylönen
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:26 PM
To: EladSDR groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io>
Subject: [EladSDR] Recording multiple files failed

 

Hi,

 

I had a nasty case of IQ recording failing on the fifth file. I was recording medium waves with the 1,536 MHz bandwidth with FDM-S2. This has never happened to me before. There has been the occasional failure to start recording, yielding a 0kb file. That however, is possible to be spotted as the Rec indicator does not light up. This one cannot be seen at all before trying to play back the recording.

 

Note that while files 004 and 007 are just 1kB in size, the two in between are considerably larger. All of them show correct stop times in their header.

 

I do not expect I can recover these files. However, I really would like to avoid this in the future. Any ideas about the cause?

 

BR, Otso


Re: Recording multiple files failed

Otso Ylönen
 

 
Actually, already the third file is smaller than the expected 13,107,169 kB. When the playback hits the spot where things went wrong, I get an awful noise from my headphones.
 
BR, Otso
 
Gesendet: Samstag, 28. Dezember 2019 um 17:26 Uhr
Von: "Otso Ylönen" <otso.ylonen@...>
An: "EladSDR groups.io" <EladSDR@groups.io>
Betreff: [EladSDR] Recording multiple files failed
Hi,
 
I had a nasty case of IQ recording failing on the fifth file. I was recording medium waves with the 1,536 MHz bandwidth with FDM-S2. This has never happened to me before. There has been the occasional failure to start recording, yielding a 0kb file. That however, is possible to be spotted as the Rec indicator does not light up. This one cannot be seen at all before trying to play back the recording.
 
Note that while files 004 and 007 are just 1kB in size, the two in between are considerably larger. All of them show correct stop times in their header.
 
I do not expect I can recover these files. However, I really would like to avoid this in the future. Any ideas about the cause?
 
BR, Otso


Recording multiple files failed

Otso Ylönen
 

Hi,
 
I had a nasty case of IQ recording failing on the fifth file. I was recording medium waves with the 1,536 MHz bandwidth with FDM-S2. This has never happened to me before. There has been the occasional failure to start recording, yielding a 0kb file. That however, is possible to be spotted as the Rec indicator does not light up. This one cannot be seen at all before trying to play back the recording.
 
Note that while files 004 and 007 are just 1kB in size, the two in between are considerably larger. All of them show correct stop times in their header.
 
I do not expect I can recover these files. However, I really would like to avoid this in the future. Any ideas about the cause?
 
BR, Otso


Re: Microphone options

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

Thank-you.  Now that I have actually received the radio, I am satisfied with the build quality of the microphone and will stick with it for a while.  I just completed a 1600km QSO on 7 watts.  So, I am satisfied at this time.

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna sunset

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ariel
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Microphone options

 

Hi, as far as I know all Icom microphones are electret type with bias, except some old hand microphones that are dynamic, but with a preamplifier that makes it works the same as the electret types. You should have no problem to use your Icom hand mic with the adaptor.

Seasons greetings,
73

Ariel
EA3CX 


Re: Microphone options

Ariel
 

Hi, as far as I know all Icom microphones are electret type with bias, except some old hand microphones that are dynamic, but with a preamplifier that makes it works the same as the electret types. You should have no problem to use your Icom hand mic with the adaptor.

Seasons greetings,
73

Ariel
EA3CX 


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

Hi Everybody,

 

Just made my first contact on FT8 at 8 watts using my Ciro Mazzoni Stealth Loop.  When I closed SW2, WSJT-x was working directly with the rig.  If anyone knows a workaround to get SW2 working with WSJT-x, please let me know what I am missing here.

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna sunset

 


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

Hi Neil,

I am using my FDM DUO with SW2.  I have used WSJT-x for about 3 years with my FLEX and ANAN radios.  I have the three USB cables all plugged in. for the DUO, and I am getting decoding and CAT control on frequency changes.  I have WSJT-x configured as you show in this post.  And, I am getting a green button on "TEST CAT"  Here comes the "BUT"..  When I click on Test PTT, the SW2 software crashes.  When I unclick the Test PTT button, it all returns to normal.  Would you be able to point me in the right direction?

Love the radio on first unboxing.  Build quality is first rate.

73

Mark
KK2L


Re: Microphone options

Mike Penkas
 

Mic into 528e then into W2IHY IPlus 3 position interface with level controls for each switched output.  I then fed audio into a flex 5k, elad or ts990.  No other external amplification.
Mike WA8EBM


Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
Date: 12/27/19 17:16 (GMT-05:00)
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Microphone options

Great advice.  Thanks.  Is it safe to assume you were using an amp with the Symetrix 528e?

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Penkas
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 3:58 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Microphone options

 

On 12/27/2019 1:26 PM, Mark Gottlieb wrote:

FB.  It looks like there is an adaptor (OPC-589), from ICOM, that goes from 8 pin modular to 8 pin male adaptor that is available.  This would allow me to use a variety of ICOM mics.  Of course, assuming that most ICOM mics are electret type with bias?  Just as an example, would my handheld from my IC-9100 work with the FM DUO using the adaptor?

 

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

 

I built a adapter from one end of a short 8 pin network cable and a 8 pin male connector.

I have a whole box of Icom mics and I tried a HM12, HM23, HM36, HM151, HM154T, HM198 and even a SM6. 

They all worked with the ELAD.  The best one I have tried and am using now is the HM103 that came with my old IC706MKIIG.

It has the best sounding audio and output.  Also tried a PR-40 and RE27 N/D which were excellent thru W2IHY gear or a Symetrix

528E voice processor.

Mike WA8EBM


Re: Microphone options

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

Great advice.  Thanks.  Is it safe to assume you were using an amp with the Symetrix 528e?

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna sunset

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Penkas
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 3:58 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Microphone options

 

On 12/27/2019 1:26 PM, Mark Gottlieb wrote:

FB.  It looks like there is an adaptor (OPC-589), from ICOM, that goes from 8 pin modular to 8 pin male adaptor that is available.  This would allow me to use a variety of ICOM mics.  Of course, assuming that most ICOM mics are electret type with bias?  Just as an example, would my handheld from my IC-9100 work with the FM DUO using the adaptor?

 

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna
              sunset

 

I built a adapter from one end of a short 8 pin network cable and a 8 pin male connector.

I have a whole box of Icom mics and I tried a HM12, HM23, HM36, HM151, HM154T, HM198 and even a SM6. 

They all worked with the ELAD.  The best one I have tried and am using now is the HM103 that came with my old IC706MKIIG.

It has the best sounding audio and output.  Also tried a PR-40 and RE27 N/D which were excellent thru W2IHY gear or a Symetrix

528E voice processor.

Mike WA8EBM


Re: Microphone options

Mike Penkas
 

On 12/27/2019 1:26 PM, Mark Gottlieb wrote:

FB.  It looks like there is an adaptor (OPC-589), from ICOM, that goes from 8 pin modular to 8 pin male adaptor that is available.  This would allow me to use a variety of ICOM mics.  Of course, assuming that most ICOM mics are electret type with bias?  Just as an example, would my handheld from my IC-9100 work with the FM DUO using the adaptor?

 

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna
              sunset

 

I built a adapter from one end of a short 8 pin network cable and a 8 pin male connector.

I have a whole box of Icom mics and I tried a HM12, HM23, HM36, HM151, HM154T, HM198 and even a SM6. 

They all worked with the ELAD.  The best one I have tried and am using now is the HM103 that came with my old IC706MKIIG.

It has the best sounding audio and output.  Also tried a PR-40 and RE27 N/D which were excellent thru W2IHY gear or a Symetrix

528E voice processor.

Mike WA8EBM


No Mute via TCP? #fdm-sw2 #fmd-s2

Jeff Patterson
 

I'm writing a program to synchronize my transceiver frequency to the fdm-s2 and visa-versa without using Omnirig which has some unfortunate side effects. It's working fine but now the SDR does not mute when I transmit. Looking through the TCP documentation I don't see any way to mute the audio channels. I know I can do it with HW but I don't have the connector yet.

Am I missing something?

Jeff NG6X


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

MM6IXE <sota@...>
 
Edited

Hi
ive done away with the hub and now have the three leads plugged in to separate USB ports on new laptop

Still no audio on wsjtx and still the warning

every time I go into sound settings on windows I get the error in the picture

i have 2 blue coloured usb and 1 black on this Acer Nitro 5 and it’s a gaming laptop of a week old
iain


Re: Microphone options

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

FB.  It looks like there is an adaptor (OPC-589), from ICOM, that goes from 8 pin modular to 8 pin male adaptor that is available.  This would allow me to use a variety of ICOM mics.  Of course, assuming that most ICOM mics are electret type with bias?  Just as an example, would my handheld from my IC-9100 work with the FM DUO using the adaptor?

 

 

73

 

Mark

KK2L

 

antenna sunset

 


Re: Microphone options

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Hi Mark, it's an Icom standard connection, electret with bias.  I use a Heil headset, and you can get an Icom-style insert, but I use a dynamic HC-5 with +12dB boost and Compression 8 on the DUO menus, and a 5uF blocking capacitor on the insert,  I take the PTT out to a footswitch.  Any Icom-compatible electret mic should work. 

Neil G4DBN

On 27/12/2019 16:17, Mark Gottlieb wrote:
Hi Everybody,

Expecting my new FM DUO today and was thinking about alternative microphone to the OEM included with the radio. I saw it in a video that this rig is ICOM compliant.  I think it was a ARRL introduction “lab” presentation   However, the CAT 5 input has me confused.  If anything, I would think this is a Yaesu friendly radio in terms of microphone.  Any advice on this?

73

Mark
KK2L
-- 
Neil
<a href="http://g4dbn.uk/"><small>g4dbn.uk</small></a>


Microphone options

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

Hi Everybody,

Expecting my new FM DUO today and was thinking about alternative microphone to the OEM included with the radio. I saw it in a video that this rig is ICOM compliant.  I think it was a ARRL introduction “lab” presentation   However, the CAT 5 input has me confused.  If anything, I would think this is a Yaesu friendly radio in terms of microphone.  Any advice on this?

73

Mark
KK2L


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Sorry, typing too fast.  You don't need the *RX* connection is you are using the DUO in standalone with WSJT-X.

This is my setup for standalone with just CAT and TX USB into the DUO


Neil G4DBN


On 27/12/2019 15:25, MM6IXE wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi Neil

yeah I’m getting a usb resources warning as well, whatever that is
no powered devices connected
dont I need the tx lead in for wsjtx??
iain
-- 
Neil
<a href="http://g4dbn.uk/"><small>g4dbn.uk</small></a>


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

MM6IXE <sota@...>
 
Edited

Hi Neil

yeah I’m getting a usb resources warning as well, whatever that is
no powered devices connected
dont I need the tx lead in for wsjtx??
iain


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

For your use-case, you should only need the CAT and RX USB connections. If you have two USB ports on your machine, I'd connect the RX to one and the hub to the other, along with any other devices, and see if that helps at all.

Are there any USB-powered devices connected to the hub?  Any error messages about lack of USB power resource?  If the hub has a power option, try with that connected.  Hard to tell what the error messages really mean without going into very deep diagnostics

Neil G4DBN



On 27 Dec 2019, at 13:48, MM6IXE <sota@...> wrote:

Just bought a new laptop, acer nitro, windows 10

when running the duo and wsjtx, jt alert hrd
im getting a sound output error occassionaly and no output according to spectrum
i also got a windows error saying something like not enough usb resources, or the like
im using a cheap eBay hub with the 3 cables from duo into one usb
i didn’t snap a pic of windows usb bubbresources error


Re: Getting a sound output error wsjtx

MM6IXE <sota@...>
 
Edited

Hi Alan

yeah the laptop has 3 usb, but I was using one for wireless mouse

the hub I bought was a 7port hub and had 50 reviews all bar 2 or 3 were excellent, so I bought 2

were under  a tenner each

I don’t know whether it is usb2.0 or 3.0 hub, would this natter

iain

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