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Re: Elad Update and SW2 goodies

Paul <blaggard@...>
 

Hi Paul

What news on the S3? We know there are test units floating about for the chosen few but what about real mass produced ones us mere users can purchase? It's been what, over three years since the initial announcement and all we've had is excuses from new USB controllers to FCC approval and zip from the developer.

Paul


Re: BM800 Microphone

bill steffey NY9H
 

check out ebay..     you should be able to do better..    it is almost a joke   hundreds of sellers. I there  are different versions of bm800. Must be a kit sold to many workshop assemblers, all competing for the lowest price.

a Chinese networking hardware company I sold for back in the 80s, wanted to sell hubs to a large network card buyer. The account built computers and needed a NIC for each cpu they built. NO NEED for a hub, but the company kept lowering its price on the hubs to get this customer to buy the hubs...would not listen...and never could sell them hubs. Perhaps you remember the back page of the Computer Shopper...." USA FLEX"  sold the clones///  I think that is why the mics are soooo cheap.  No HUBS !!!!! ever.

On 4/5/2020 12:23 PM, Mark Stewart wrote:
Thanks for the input.

Yes, I've read many positive stories. Heard one on air from a guy I know personally. Sounded very nice and was better than his SM-50 desk mic. Was clearer and a little punchy. $37 delivered with boom and lots of other accessories. 

Just had to try one. 

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 10:37 AM bill steffey NY9H <Ny9h@...> wrote:

i bought one of thozse bm800 mics...   I used it with my elecraft k3, which provides the voltage on the mic line for the electret.


since the mic provided with the elad is a icom knockoff...  it too is probably a electret...   so IF you wire it correctly  it should work fine.

That mic  , if you pull it apart ( which is the first thing i did )   the 'large" element  was open  front and back... which would pick up shack noise, so you could open it up and  put some absorbent stuff between the back side of the element and the case...

I had to buy one to see how bad it was...and was suprised how well it worked.   It is an electret so how bad could it be ???

looks way too cool for my shack... but unbelevable for 29$ shipped.#@&$*P&%%#!@


Over 40 years in audio business I was a factory representative for different companies...  Sennheiser, AKG then Shure brothers  ... so I had to try one of the fancy microphones///


bill /3

On 4/4/2020 6:52 AM, mike bayard via groups.io wrote:

I don't know what the model is  but i just cover it with a wind screen


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 5:39 AM, Mark Stewart
I'm not familiar with the USB mic from Walmart. Can you please advise? 

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM mike bayard via groups.io <n8obu=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?

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Re: BM800 Microphone

Mark Stewart <spooter12@...>
 

Thanks for the input.

Yes, I've read many positive stories. Heard one on air from a guy I know personally. Sounded very nice and was better than his SM-50 desk mic. Was clearer and a little punchy. $37 delivered with boom and lots of other accessories. 

Just had to try one. 

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 10:37 AM bill steffey NY9H <Ny9h@...> wrote:

i bought one of thozse bm800 mics...   I used it with my elecraft k3, which provides the voltage on the mic line for the electret.


since the mic provided with the elad is a icom knockoff...  it too is probably a electret...   so IF you wire it correctly  it should work fine.

That mic  , if you pull it apart ( which is the first thing i did )   the 'large" element  was open  front and back... which would pick up shack noise, so you could open it up and  put some absorbent stuff between the back side of the element and the case...

I had to buy one to see how bad it was...and was suprised how well it worked.   It is an electret so how bad could it be ???

looks way too cool for my shack... but unbelevable for 29$ shipped.#@&$*P&%%#!@


Over 40 years in audio business I was a factory representative for different companies...  Sennheiser, AKG then Shure brothers  ... so I had to try one of the fancy microphones///


bill /3

On 4/4/2020 6:52 AM, mike bayard via groups.io wrote:

I don't know what the model is  but i just cover it with a wind screen


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 5:39 AM, Mark Stewart
I'm not familiar with the USB mic from Walmart. Can you please advise? 

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM mike bayard via groups.io <n8obu=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: BM800 Microphone

bill steffey NY9H
 

i bought one of thozse bm800 mics...   I used it with my elecraft k3, which provides the voltage on the mic line for the electret.


since the mic provided with the elad is a icom knockoff...  it too is probably a electret...   so IF you wire it correctly  it should work fine.

That mic  , if you pull it apart ( which is the first thing i did )   the 'large" element  was open  front and back... which would pick up shack noise, so you could open it up and  put some absorbent stuff between the back side of the element and the case...

I had to buy one to see how bad it was...and was suprised how well it worked.   It is an electret so how bad could it be ???

looks way too cool for my shack... but unbelevable for 29$ shipped.#@&$*P&%%#!@


Over 40 years in audio business I was a factory representative for different companies...  Sennheiser, AKG then Shure brothers  ... so I had to try one of the fancy microphones///


bill /3

On 4/4/2020 6:52 AM, mike bayard via groups.io wrote:

I don't know what the model is  but i just cover it with a wind screen


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 5:39 AM, Mark Stewart
I'm not familiar with the USB mic from Walmart. Can you please advise? 

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM mike bayard via groups.io <n8obu=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Elad Update and SW2 goodies

Paul Jones
 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

A screenshot of a computer

Description automatically generated

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)

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: How do you like your pre-selector? #fdm-duo #pre-selector

AndersH
 

Paul, dear friends,

I am surprised that the unmounted B3 filter cards from Franco are so poorly utilized and perceived by customers as mysterious or impractical.
 
I gladly share my own component values and design methods. I have two custom HF cards for the 60 meter and 49 meter broadcast bands that fit nicely in the original card slots of my DUOr. My 60 meter card  "works" while the 49 meter card is "pretty good" in my own terminology. :-)

I'm not on top of the situation when it comes to the other types of cards from ELAD, but regarding the B3, I am able to be very specific.
For illustration, I'm providing a list of my own embedded DUOr cards.

Position              4  FBP80-1          3.150.000             4.150.000
Position              5  Custom 60 meter  4.700.000             5.200.000

Position              6  Custom 49 meter  5.700.000             6.200.000

Position              7  FBP13/21        13.600.000            21.500.000

Position              8  FBP21/35        21.500.000            35.000.000

Position              9  FHP1M7-1         1.700.000            54.000.000

Position              10 FBPY(BYPASS)     0                     1.700.000


All the best!
Anders H.
SM6-8439





Re: BM800 Microphone

mike bayard
 


I don't know what the model is  but i just cover it with a wind screen


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 5:39 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
I'm not familiar with the USB mic from Walmart. Can you please advise? 

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM mike bayard via groups.io <n8obu=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?


Re: BM800 Microphone

Mark Stewart <spooter12@...>
 

I'm not familiar with the USB mic from Walmart. Can you please advise? 


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM mike bayard via groups.io <n8obu=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?


Re: BM800 Microphone

mike bayard
 

I was with a oem phantom power supply . It sounded great but was intermittent  using the 3.5 mm computer input you can swap the oem power supply out for the powered beringer  power supply that takes the xlr input and converts  it to a usb this takes care of the intermittent  issue but some users end up with a squelch crash  when they key up depending on the c.v sound card. 
I just went to walmart and got the 25.00 usb mic and did not look back  works 100%ans stable  73 n8obu


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 2:40 AM, Mark Stewart
<spooter12@...> wrote:
Anyone using the BM800 Mic?


BM800 Microphone

Mark Stewart <spooter12@...>
 

Anyone using the BM800 Mic?


Re: Adding preset buttions

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

When I click on MEM, it presents a list of all of my saved stations and I can pick the one I want.  It does mean two clicks instead of one, but I can have an enormous number of them and it doesn't clutter the screen

Neil G4DBN 

On 03/04/2020 21:14, Ron Hunsicker via groups.io wrote:
I hoped to add some preset buttons, but this does not appear possible.

If it is possible to add preset buttons, what is the procedure?


Thanks,

Ron Hunsicker
-- 
Neil
http://g4dbn.uk


Re: Adding preset buttions

George Stein - NJ3H
 

I primarily (99%) use SDR Console with the Elad.  You can enter frequencies easier by just turning the numbers (Elad won't let you change all the numbers), the scale at the bottom of the spectrum is 1000 times easier to read and has logical divisions, you can set preset memories (in memory banks) easily, scanning capability being added soon), and on and on.  This software package has been my go to for the Elad and I am very happy using it.

Plus the software is updated often.  In fact, a new version will be out in a few days.Give it a go.

Regards,
George, NJ3H
Redmond, Oregon USA
DMR ID:  3141315
AllStar Node:  49246
EchoLink Node NJ3H-L:  3135
IRLP Node:  3659


On Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:14:08 PM PDT, Ron Hunsicker via groups.io <ronhunsi@...> wrote:


I hoped to add some preset buttons, but this does not appear possible.

If it is possible to add preset buttons, what is the procedure?


Thanks,

Ron Hunsicker


Adding preset buttions

Ron Hunsicker
 

I hoped to add some preset buttons, but this does not appear possible.

If it is possible to add preset buttons, what is the procedure?


Thanks,

Ron Hunsicker


SELL ELAD FDM-S2

Juan Caballero L�pez
 

I´m selling my apreciate Elad S-2, it´s in mint conditions, I sell it with all its accesories, the price is 380 Euro plus shipping. The Elad is in Spain, I´m a ham radio, my callsing is EA7JQA, and my email is gc2800@... if you want to contact with me.


Re: Test version 3.033

Bill / N1ASS
 


How soon before we see the official release?
Thank you ,Bill \ N1ASS.✌🤗


Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S 10 + Smartphone 🇺🇸🇬🇷


-------- Original message --------
From: Otso Ylönen <otso.ylonen@...>
Date: 4/2/20 05:44 (GMT-05:00)
To: "EladSDR groups.io" <EladSDR@groups.io>
Subject: [EladSDR] Test version 3.033

Hi,
 
There are nice improvements in the latest beta 3.033. I really like the bigger font on the frequency display. Also, the colours in the Advanced Tuning and Playback areas make things clearer.
 
There seems to be a bug in the name of the file being played back: it only shows the initial file from which the playback was started (typically, xxxxx_RF_000.wav).
 
On the font size: I would really appreciate a larger font also for the playback time in the lower right corner of the playback area. Obviously the space is limited, but when going through IQ files, playback time is something the user has to look at a lot. On hi-res laptops, the current font is really small! A sketch with larger font attached. Actually, it would be enough for me if only the UTC time (i.e. not the date nor the loction within the file) would be displayed on a larger font.
 
BR, Otso
 
 


Test version 3.033

Otso Ylönen
 

Hi,
 
There are nice improvements in the latest beta 3.033. I really like the bigger font on the frequency display. Also, the colours in the Advanced Tuning and Playback areas make things clearer.
 
There seems to be a bug in the name of the file being played back: it only shows the initial file from which the playback was started (typically, xxxxx_RF_000.wav).
 
On the font size: I would really appreciate a larger font also for the playback time in the lower right corner of the playback area. Obviously the space is limited, but when going through IQ files, playback time is something the user has to look at a lot. On hi-res laptops, the current font is really small! A sketch with larger font attached. Actually, it would be enough for me if only the UTC time (i.e. not the date nor the loction within the file) would be displayed on a larger font.
 
BR, Otso
 
 


Re: Elad FDM-DUO and Linux

Antony Watts
 

That’s why I have asked ELAD to make MacOS versions of all Thor software


On 31 Mar 2020, at 21:53, Shaun Vincent Hopkins <zbz5@...> wrote:

Hi Barry,

It's not brilliant but it does work. I've been subjected to Office 365 on Win 10. What a crock of sh*t. Try working remotely and using excel or word when it decides it wants to "synchronise" aka report home to Microsoft. Everything locks up for an indeterminate period and then sometimes "poof!" It crashes and all your spreadsheets have vanished down the earth spike.... it is truly awful.

Manjaro Linux for daily stuff (not work). 3 x raspberry pi's (1 running pcranywhere for my PCR-1000 owned since 2002, as I can't face getting rid of it), 2 x odroid NAS servers, win 7 for Jaguar with my Perseus

As I stated, the right tool for the right job

73's
Hoppy


Re: Elad FDM-DUO and Linux

Shaun Vincent Hopkins
 

Hi Barry,

It's not brilliant but it does work. I've been subjected to Office 365 on Win 10. What a crock of sh*t. Try working remotely and using excel or word when it decides it wants to "synchronise" aka report home to Microsoft. Everything locks up for an indeterminate period and then sometimes "poof!" It crashes and all your spreadsheets have vanished down the earth spike.... it is truly awful.

Manjaro Linux for daily stuff (not work). 3 x raspberry pi's (1 running pcranywhere for my PCR-1000 owned since 2002, as I can't face getting rid of it), 2 x odroid NAS servers, win 7 for Jaguar with my Perseus

As I stated, the right tool for the right job

73's
Hoppy


Re: ELAD Remote update

la1rq@...
 

Dear Giovanni

I appreciate your commitment and I hope my suggestions will support enhancement of the FdmDuo and Duo-ART.

I hope I will soon be able, after the Corona-shutdown, to set up my Elad-Line 230km further north to run EladRemote both SSB AD CW with straight key AND a Paddle :-)
The community up there has so far had no positive Coronatests, no Covid-19 patients, no deaths of Covid-19 patients and they want to keep it that way, so anybody travelling into the community up there from Oslo-area has to undergo 14 days quarantene. It would be a long trip...

73
Take Care, stay well clear of Corona!
Espen

Espen  - LA1RQ


Re: ELAD Remote update

Giovanni Franza
 
Edited

Thanks to Espen LA1RQ,
I've been able to add a new section in the manual.
The section is on pages 13 and 14 and explain how to connect
a paddle or a straight key to the PC where ELAD Remote is installed
and how to configure the device.
To download the new version of the manual (1.75.2) follow this link:
http://www.eladit.com/download/sdr/DUO-ART_EladRemote/1.75/EladRemoteMan-1.75.2.en.pdf

Have fun,
Giovanni - HB9EIK

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