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Re: HLA-150 Disable amp on tune

Mark Gottlieb <kk2l@...>
 

You are correct.  The PTT line is not required to operate the HLA-150 since it does have RF sensing. So, the tuning cycle will always activate the amp.  When I use the amp, I want it to key up since that is how I get resonance between the amp and the antenna.  As you probably know, if the amp is not resonant with the antenna, it will automatically go off line.   Excellent amp, BTW.  I was using it on my back deck with the ELAD and was getting 200 watts output on 40m and spot-on 100 watts on 20.

Mark

KK2L


Re: ELAD Remote

Charles Ristorcelli
 

I am starting to review everything I did originally to set up the ELAD remote.

I notice references in this string to ELAD Remote software v1.7.5.

Where is the info on ELAD Remote? I could not find a link on the ELAD website.
--
73 de NN3V


Re: HLA-150 Disable amp on tune

Mark Stewart <spooter12@...>
 

Anyone get theirs to work? 


Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Clint Chron
 

Success – thanks to Vianney and Ernst (DL2EBV).  I was using the wrong format in the SPF-08 Frequency table under the Duo Manager GUI of the SW-2 software.

 

The frequency for each band limit has to be in Hz.  Initially, I tried all the other combinations.

 

Example:

 

Filter 1:                 1,8000,000                           2,000,000

 

The GUI will let you save:

                                1.800                                     2.000

But that is really 1.8 Hz and 2.0 Hz.

 

Once I configured the table correctly, my test SPE control board worked correctly.  I still cannot see any SPI signals with my scope on the DB9 pins.  I will need to do some more testing.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:02 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

no, I2C eeproms are not used to tell the DUO that a preselector is attached.

See the table below to know the compatibility between FDM devices and preselectors :


NB: SFE board is not supported by the DUO (and by the DUO Manager inside SW2), but if you set the DUO (with the DUO Manager) to work with an SPF-08 for example, and next attach the SFE board to the DUO, it should work. You also should see the SFE leds turn on (don't forget to power the SFE through the jack power connector).

Vianney

Il 10/03/2020 13:53, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Vianney,

 

From what I can see, the QSF-06 and the SPF-08 have I2C eproms on their control boards.  It appears that the eproms are used to tell a Duo or S2 that a pre-selector is attached to the radio.  The SFE-1 Experimenter board has no eprom.  That being the case, how would a Duo or S2 know that the SFE-1 board is attached to the radio?  That probably explains why I am not seeing any SPI data out of my Duo with the SFE-1 board attached to the DB9 connector.

 

Can you confirm that the SFE-1 Experimenter board will work with the Duo and the S2 radios?  Perhaps the SPF-08 and QSF-06 eproms are used for some other purpose.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

when using S2 and SPF-08, the External HW tab of the Setup window must be used to set the filters, see below :




When using the DUO (not the DUOr) and SPF-08 or QSF-06, the FDM-DUO Manager window must be used to set the filters, see below :




Vianney


Il 09/03/2020 21:28, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Clint Chron
 

Hi Vianney,

 

Thanks for the info.  That is very helpful.  I will be getting a S2 on Friday to test with my SFE equivalent board.  If the SFE board works with my S2, then perhaps the SPI interface is bad in my Duo.

Would it be possible to get some details on what chip might need to be replaced?  I would hate to have to send my Duo back to Italy to have a single low cost chip replaced.

 

On the S2, I am expecting that I will easily be able to see the SPI square wave data on the SPI pins of the DB9 connector.  With my Duo, I can see the I2C data but no SPI data.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:02 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

no, I2C eeproms are not used to tell the DUO that a preselector is attached.

See the table below to know the compatibility between FDM devices and preselectors :


NB: SFE board is not supported by the DUO (and by the DUO Manager inside SW2), but if you set the DUO (with the DUO Manager) to work with an SPF-08 for example, and next attach the SFE board to the DUO, it should work. You also should see the SFE leds turn on (don't forget to power the SFE through the jack power connector).

Vianney

Il 10/03/2020 13:53, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Vianney,

 

From what I can see, the QSF-06 and the SPF-08 have I2C eproms on their control boards.  It appears that the eproms are used to tell a Duo or S2 that a pre-selector is attached to the radio.  The SFE-1 Experimenter board has no eprom.  That being the case, how would a Duo or S2 know that the SFE-1 board is attached to the radio?  That probably explains why I am not seeing any SPI data out of my Duo with the SFE-1 board attached to the DB9 connector.

 

Can you confirm that the SFE-1 Experimenter board will work with the Duo and the S2 radios?  Perhaps the SPF-08 and QSF-06 eproms are used for some other purpose.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

when using S2 and SPF-08, the External HW tab of the Setup window must be used to set the filters, see below :




When using the DUO (not the DUOr) and SPF-08 or QSF-06, the FDM-DUO Manager window must be used to set the filters, see below :




Vianney


Il 09/03/2020 21:28, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Vianney Colombat
 


Hi Clint,

no, I2C eeproms are not used to tell the DUO that a preselector is attached.

See the table below to know the compatibility between FDM devices and preselectors :


NB: SFE board is not supported by the DUO (and by the DUO Manager inside SW2), but if you set the DUO (with the DUO Manager) to work with an SPF-08 for example, and next attach the SFE board to the DUO, it should work. You also should see the SFE leds turn on (don't forget to power the SFE through the jack power connector).

Vianney


Il 10/03/2020 13:53, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Vianney,

 

From what I can see, the QSF-06 and the SPF-08 have I2C eproms on their control boards.  It appears that the eproms are used to tell a Duo or S2 that a pre-selector is attached to the radio.  The SFE-1 Experimenter board has no eprom.  That being the case, how would a Duo or S2 know that the SFE-1 board is attached to the radio?  That probably explains why I am not seeing any SPI data out of my Duo with the SFE-1 board attached to the DB9 connector.

 

Can you confirm that the SFE-1 Experimenter board will work with the Duo and the S2 radios?  Perhaps the SPF-08 and QSF-06 eproms are used for some other purpose.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

when using S2 and SPF-08, the External HW tab of the Setup window must be used to set the filters, see below :




When using the DUO (not the DUOr) and SPF-08 or QSF-06, the FDM-DUO Manager window must be used to set the filters, see below :




Vianney

Il 09/03/2020 21:28, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: ELAD Remote

Charles Ristorcelli
 

Thank you very much. Seems like there has been some improvement.

I certainly haven't done much since my initial disappointment two years ago.

I definitely agree this would be a good special interest group, or worthy of a solid user guide.

I will start amassing the information you all shared and get back to updating my equipment and give this another try.

73 to all, and may you have great DX.

--
73 de NN3V


Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Clint Chron
 

Hi Vianney,

 

From what I can see, the QSF-06 and the SPF-08 have I2C eproms on their control boards.  It appears that the eproms are used to tell a Duo or S2 that a pre-selector is attached to the radio.  The SFE-1 Experimenter board has no eprom.  That being the case, how would a Duo or S2 know that the SFE-1 board is attached to the radio?  That probably explains why I am not seeing any SPI data out of my Duo with the SFE-1 board attached to the DB9 connector.

 

Can you confirm that the SFE-1 Experimenter board will work with the Duo and the S2 radios?  Perhaps the SPF-08 and QSF-06 eproms are used for some other purpose.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vianney Colombat
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:48 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 


Hi Clint,

when using S2 and SPF-08, the External HW tab of the Setup window must be used to set the filters, see below :




When using the DUO (not the DUOr) and SPF-08 or QSF-06, the FDM-DUO Manager window must be used to set the filters, see below :




Vianney

Il 09/03/2020 21:28, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Vianney Colombat
 


Hi Clint,

when using S2 and SPF-08, the External HW tab of the Setup window must be used to set the filters, see below :




When using the DUO (not the DUOr) and SPF-08 or QSF-06, the FDM-DUO Manager window must be used to set the filters, see below :




Vianney



Il 09/03/2020 21:28, Clint Chron ha scritto:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

AndersH
 

Hello,

I just like to add, that the DUOr with built-in card slots and relays is programmed in the same way as the SPF-08 and DUO combination.
Two USB cables are required for the programming phase. This may seem a little odd, but it works fine.

Anders H.
SM6-8439


Re: ELAD Remote

Michael Boudreaux
 

Great idea for a special Interest Group! I have put together a very Rudimentary system. Count me In! Mike VK3XZ

On 10/03/2020 01:54, Patrick Bouldin KM5L wrote:
+1 Patrick KM5L - tracking this.
I too am very interested. I'm looking for some remote property now, about an hour east of here to put up some antennae and do remote. Love the DUO but want to fully test remote capability here first, and something VERY reliable, if done right. Some on here have said the DUO isn't ready for prime time, maybe others have worked well. I think for me, I may be wrong but the solution is a set of solutions, right? A way to reboot power on the basic infrastructure, have the boot process pretty robust and reliable. 

I see google remote desktop is being used - how about that in the picture somewhere? Then how about the commercial power strips with remote booting? Maybe we could drum up a Special Interest Group here, for folks wanting to use the DUO as the main radio?

73, Patrick KM5L - Dallas, TX - USA


Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Yes, it works fine in standalone with the PC turned off and it changes as I tune to different bands.

The manager is where it has always been, at least as far as I can recall.  It was 3 years ago when I last used the FDM-DUO MANAGER button in the stand-alone control panel.

I leave the 12/10m filter enabled when using transverters, but only because I have *HUGE* 42MHz LO leakage on my 70MHz transverter. Once I get my new G4DDK transverter built, I'll change the filter 7 setting so 28MHz upwards uses straight-through.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:28, Clint Chron wrote:

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC

-- 
Neil
http://g4dbn.uk


Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Clint Chron
 

Hi Neil,

 

So you can use the SPF-08 without the SW-2 software?  I assume that you initially had to use the SW-2 software to tell the Duo what frequency ranges to use for each band.   Does your version of SW-2 software show the “hardware tab” on the setup menu.  The older versions of software showed that tab, but it has not been there for several later versions.

 

73

Clint

W7KEC

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io [mailto:EladSDR@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 1:20 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC


Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Paul Andrews
 

I'm using the FDM-DUO as a 28 MHz IF radio with Khune transverters on 432 MHz and 1296 MHz.

FDM DUO performance on EME has been excellent.  It's great to see the entire EME band and feed multiple instances of WSJT-X via VACs.

The transverters already have excellent filtering.  Do you think I would benefit from using the SPF-08 with a 28 MHz filter?

EME types are always looking for another 0.1 of a dB.

73 - Paul - W2HRO

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 4:20 PM Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:
Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC



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Re: Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

I have an SPF-08 with my DUO. Works fine in standalone. I configured the filter selection originally using SW2.

Neil G4DBN

On 09/03/2020 20:03, Clint Chron wrote:
Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC
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Using SPF-08 with Elad Duo or S2

Clint Chron
 

Is anyone using a SPF-8 pre-selector with their Duo or S2?  If so, I wonder what version of SW-2 software you are using.  Also, are you able to use your Duo in a standalone mode with the SPF-08 without having to run the SW-2 software.  I have not done any testing with the SPI interface on the radios's DB9 for about two years.  Currently, I cannot see any SPI signals on pins 1, 3, & 8.  I do not know if my Duo's SPI interface is bad or if there is some other problem.  In reviewing the available docs, I am not sure I understand how the SPF-08 could work with a Duo in the stand-alone mode.  Obviously with the S2, you have to use the SW-2 software in order to use the receiver.

73
Clint
W7KEC


Re: ELAD Remote

la1rq@...
 

Hi Charles,

I have also spent much time to get it up and running, with some mail-exchange with support, which has lead to some improvements in the EladRemote v.1.75.

The local SSB-qso's were made via a laptop with 1. internal mic, and 2. with a "gaming" headset with boom-mic. Got some complaints about my audio, clearly worst on lap-top-mic, but also on the gaming-mic.

And I agree, you can't get all displays available on the SW2 via EladRemote, only spectrum/waterfall and audio. And there are many ways of tuning many controls, especially when using a mouse with scroll-wheel.

Even when running inside a local network the delay/roundtriptime is quite noticeable.

But the v.175 is much easier to install than previous versions.

Why have a remotecontrolled SDR receiver:

manmade noise where you live,
and for the remote tx: better antenna possibilities.

I have both antenna and noise at home, but only noise at my vacation-qth, not unlimited antenna, but remarkably better than home.
On 80m SSB 2k5 the noise is at S9+, but using Elads NR level 2 without noticable NR-noise, it drops below S7, with SW2 even lower.

73 de
LA1RQ


Re: ELAD Remote

la1rq@...
 

I do not have a list of new remote functionality, you must chech the manual.
http://sdr.eladit.com/DUO-ART_EladRemote/1.75/EladRemoteMan-1.75.1.en.pdf

//Espen


Re: ELAD Remote

Charles Ristorcelli
 

Well, thank for the information so far.

I spent considerable time getting the remote feature to work reliably. I was able to get it to function by remote controlling an ELAD/ART120 at the Italian factory from here in San Diego.

Espen: I am curious what you mean about "a couple of 80m SSB-qsos..". Were you also running some log in program at the time? Like HRD or similar?

When I got the remote control capability to work I saw absolutely no way to present the SW2 displays, and I sure as heck was not going to spend time tuning through the band in the hopes of HEARING a signal with which I could communicate.

I inquired at the time (about 2 years ago) and was told that there was no plan to allow SW2 operation of the remote control capability.

Well, without the SW2 presentation, what is the point of having an SDR remote controlled transceiver?

I may be completely ignorant in which case I apologize.

73 de NN3V
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73 de NN3V


Re: ELAD Remote

Patrick Bouldin KM5L <patrick@...>
 

+1 Patrick KM5L - tracking this.
I too am very interested. I'm looking for some remote property now, about an hour east of here to put up some antennae and do remote. Love the DUO but want to fully test remote capability here first, and something VERY reliable, if done right. Some on here have said the DUO isn't ready for prime time, maybe others have worked well. I think for me, I may be wrong but the solution is a set of solutions, right? A way to reboot power on the basic infrastructure, have the boot process pretty robust and reliable. 

I see google remote desktop is being used - how about that in the picture somewhere? Then how about the commercial power strips with remote booting? Maybe we could drum up a Special Interest Group here, for folks wanting to use the DUO as the main radio?

73, Patrick KM5L - Dallas, TX - USA

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