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Re: Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Simple problems are the best sort!

73 Neil

On 07/07/2020 01:54, Terry Maurice wrote:
Hi Neil

You hit the nail on the head with your reply.  The IF mode was set to Generic.  I set it to Normal and it is now responding to the computer.  I have no idea how it got set to that, as I don't recall looking at that setting.

Thanks so much for your prompt help!

73

Terry
_._,_._,_


Re: Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Terry Maurice
 

Hi Neil

You hit the nail on the head with your reply.  The IF mode was set to Generic.  I set it to Normal and it is now responding to the computer.  I have no idea how it got set to that, as I don't recall looking at that setting.

Thanks so much for your prompt help!

73

Terry


Re: Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

If you use Profiles, you'll probably need to load each profile and reset the IF mode in each.

Neil

On 07/07/2020 01:33, Neil Smith G4DBN wrote:

Hi Terry, have you got the Generic IF mode enabled on the Advanced settings page in SW2?

If it is set to that, just set it back to Normal and see if that helps.

Uninstalling and resetting are rarely any use.  When you uninstall/reinstall, the settings remain unchanged, so if things get REALLY screwed, just delete the XML files in your user folder as explained in the manual

Neil G4DBN


On 07/07/2020 01:21, Terry Maurice wrote:
I have developed a problem with the communication between my computer and the FDM Duo.  It was operating well and then suddenly I could not control the radio with my computer.  The ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz add nothing I do on the computer screen has any effect on the radio.  If I change the frequency using the spinner knob on the ELAD the computer screen follows the same frequency changes,  If I click on a band button the screen shows the frequency but the ELAD just shows 10.7 MHz.  If I set the ELAD to a particular band, say 20 meters, I can use the ELAD to change the frequency and the signals are seen on the computer screen.  If I then use the mouse to select a signal, the ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz.

I have tried the following:  

  • change the USB cable  - no change
  • change the computer  - no change  An initial change of computer seemed to cure the problem but after a few days the new computer was acting the same as the previous one
  • reset the ELAD to factory settings - no change
  • Remove and reinstall the latest version of the Elad software - no change
  • The ELAD works fine in stand-alone mode with all functions operating as they should
  • I have not done the firmware upgrades yet, as I am afraid that it might act up in the middle of the updating process
Any thoughts on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Terry VE3XTM
 
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Neil
http://g4dbn.uk
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Neil
http://g4dbn.uk


Re: Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Hi Terry, have you got the Generic IF mode enabled on the Advanced settings page in SW2?

If it is set to that, just set it back to Normal and see if that helps.

Uninstalling and resetting are rarely any use.  When you uninstall/reinstall, the settings remain unchanged, so if things get REALLY screwed, just delete the XML files in your user folder as explained in the manual

Neil G4DBN


On 07/07/2020 01:21, Terry Maurice wrote:
I have developed a problem with the communication between my computer and the FDM Duo.  It was operating well and then suddenly I could not control the radio with my computer.  The ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz add nothing I do on the computer screen has any effect on the radio.  If I change the frequency using the spinner knob on the ELAD the computer screen follows the same frequency changes,  If I click on a band button the screen shows the frequency but the ELAD just shows 10.7 MHz.  If I set the ELAD to a particular band, say 20 meters, I can use the ELAD to change the frequency and the signals are seen on the computer screen.  If I then use the mouse to select a signal, the ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz.

I have tried the following:  

  • change the USB cable  - no change
  • change the computer  - no change  An initial change of computer seemed to cure the problem but after a few days the new computer was acting the same as the previous one
  • reset the ELAD to factory settings - no change
  • Remove and reinstall the latest version of the Elad software - no change
  • The ELAD works fine in stand-alone mode with all functions operating as they should
  • I have not done the firmware upgrades yet, as I am afraid that it might act up in the middle of the updating process
Any thoughts on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Terry VE3XTM
 
-- 
Neil
http://g4dbn.uk


Re: Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Christoph K. Schweiger
 

Hi Terry,

What type of computer and what OS are you running. If it is Windows 10, have you checked that Windows USB Power Management is disabled?

Christoph, NE7EE


Problem with computer control of ELAD FDM Duo

Terry Maurice
 

I have developed a problem with the communication between my computer and the FDM Duo.  It was operating well and then suddenly I could not control the radio with my computer.  The ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz add nothing I do on the computer screen has any effect on the radio.  If I change the frequency using the spinner knob on the ELAD the computer screen follows the same frequency changes,  If I click on a band button the screen shows the frequency but the ELAD just shows 10.7 MHz.  If I set the ELAD to a particular band, say 20 meters, I can use the ELAD to change the frequency and the signals are seen on the computer screen.  If I then use the mouse to select a signal, the ELAD reverts to 10.7 MHz.

I have tried the following:  

  • change the USB cable  - no change
  • change the computer  - no change  An initial change of computer seemed to cure the problem but after a few days the new computer was acting the same as the previous one
  • reset the ELAD to factory settings - no change
  • Remove and reinstall the latest version of the Elad software - no change
  • The ELAD works fine in stand-alone mode with all functions operating as they should
  • I have not done the firmware upgrades yet, as I am afraid that it might act up in the middle of the updating process
Any thoughts on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Terry VE3XTM
 


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

Tried a setting of '0' and it DOES try to find the best match and it DOES take quite a bit longer.
BUT, as 1.5:1 is only a 5% loss in power and is much quicker, I'll leave it at that.
I'll only use the '0' setting for when I know that I will have a poor chance at a good match.
Thanks to all who responded

Dave KK7SS...


Re: ASA-62 Antenna Splitter - observation

Shaun Vincent Hopkins
 

Thank you Uwe,

That's really interesting to know. User's reports are really useful - I never trust marketing brochures, always trust a user!
73's
Hoppy


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

Heinz-Juergen


Aha!,,  I'll give it a try this morning

danke sehr

Dave G.  KK7SS


On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 10:06 AM Heinz-Juergen Kronemeyer <meierzwo@...> wrote:

> I've thought about try setting it to  '0'  but I'm sorta nervous about
> that,,
> Only just got the ATR-60 and don't want to break it...  :-)
> I've got a shorty 80M trap dipole thats ok at 3.9MHz.
> I could try slowly  moving fqy..   it's 8:1 at 3.8Mhz to try !

You won't brake it.
Mine is set to "0" and still working. "0" was set as Default, i did not
changed it.
With this setting i could match my HyEndFed 5 Band Antenne to all Bands
from 160m up to 6m.
AFAIK tries the Art with this setting to reach the lowest SWR possible.
With other Settings it will stop if , for example, 1.5 is reached. It
will not try for lower SWR. Tuning will be faster.





Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

Heinz-Juergen Kronemeyer
 

I've thought about try setting it to  '0'  but I'm sorta nervous about that,,
Only just got the ATR-60 and don't want to break it...  :-)
I've got a shorty 80M trap dipole thats ok at 3.9MHz.
I could try slowly  moving fqy..   it's 8:1 at 3.8Mhz to try !
You won't brake it.
Mine is set to "0" and still working. "0" was set as Default, i did not changed it.
With this setting i could match my HyEndFed 5 Band Antenne to all Bands from 160m up to 6m.
AFAIK tries the Art with this setting to reach the lowest SWR possible. With other Settings it will stop if , for example, 1.5 is reached. It will not try for lower SWR. Tuning will be faster.


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 
Edited

Alan,
 
I've thought about try setting it to  '0'  but I'm sorta nervous about that,,
Only just got the ATR-60 and don't want to break it...  :-)
I've got a shorty 80M trap dipole thats ok at 3.9MHz.
I could try slowly  moving fqy..   it's 8:1 at 3.8Mhz to try !
 
Dave G.  K7SS

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM Alan via groups.io <alanzfq=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

>
> I know exactlybwhat the "very fine manual" says..
> BUT the question I ask is "What is the behaviour of the ATU when the
> target is set to 0" ?
Dave,

Ah! I'll have to guess. Maybe it does it's best. Does "(0=Off)" mean no
report of "Too High"? Try it.

73 Alan G4ZFQ






Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

Alan
 


I know exactlybwhat the "very fine manual" says..
BUT the question I ask is "What is the behaviour of the ATU when the target is set to 0" ?
Dave,

Ah! I'll have to guess. Maybe it does it's best. Does "(0=Off)" mean no report of "Too High"? Try it.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

Alan, G4ZFQ

I know exactlybwhat the "very fine manual" says..
BUT the question I ask is "What is the behaviour of the ATU when the target is set to 0" ?
Dave G. KK7SS  (ex-G3UTY, ex-ZS6MG))


On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 11:57 PM Alan via groups.io <alanzfq=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:


On 05/07/2020 23:12, David KK7SS wrote:
> Hi Espen..
> I did try setting SWR to 1.5 on a frequency that I knew was 2:0.. and
> I got the "Too High" like you said.
> It's that "set to 0" that's peaked my interest :-)
>
> 73 de Dave
> _
The Very Fine manual says Menu 22 "Target SWR (0=Off)"

73 Alan G4ZFQ




Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

Alan
 

On 05/07/2020 23:12, David KK7SS wrote:
Hi Espen..
I did try setting SWR to 1.5 on a frequency that I knew was 2:0.. and I got the "Too High" like you said.
It's that "set to 0" that's peaked my interest :-)

73 de Dave
_
The Very Fine manual says Menu 22 "Target SWR (0=Off)"

73 Alan G4ZFQ


Elad CPU Usage

George Stein - NJ3H
 

Greetings,

I am using an Elad S2 on a Win 8.1 quad core 16 GB computer.

I am using the native Elad software and also SDR Console (SDRC)  (not at the same time, of course). Also I am using the 3.072 MHz bandwidth.

What I am finding is that CPU usage under SDRC is now running 35% CPU usage.  With the Elad native software, the CPU usage is about 11%.

I also tried with my Perseus.  Native Perseus software is 12% and with SDRC is 12% as well.

Up to a few weeks ago, The Elad with SDRC would start out at about 30% and then perhaps a half hour later, would be at 15%. But this no longer happens.  In fact it is running much higher than the 30 %.

Has anyone experienced such a high CPU usage with the Elad and SDRC combination?

Any suggestions to lower the CPU usage using the Elad would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
George, NJ3H
Redmond, Oregon USA


Re: Unable to Tune theART-60 from the FDM-DUO

David KK7SS
 

Espen,

Yep.. F4. (MODE button) does the job   Thank you..
Must be a misprint in the User Manual

Takk  :-

Dave KK7SS


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

Hi Espen..
I did try setting SWR to 1.5 on a frequency that I knew was 2:0.. and I got the "Too High" like you said.
It's that "set to 0" that's peaked my interest :-)

73 de Dave


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

la1rq@...
 

Hi Dave,

Cannot say what happen when set to 0, but it is not logical value. But you could1.5 try and tell us what happened ;-)

But when set to 1.5 it tunes until 1.5 or better is accomplished, or when i.e. 1.8 is best result, it stops, and when best tuning is higher than allowed, error message will pop up "too high VSWR"...

Good luck
Espen


Re: FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

EDIT:  First line should read "Menu item 22"

Dave G. KK7SS


On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 3:34 PM David KK7SS via groups.io <d3j452=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

What occurs if Menu item is set to 0 ?

Does the ATU try to find the best match and stop?

What happens if it's set to 1.5 and the ATU can't get a better match than 3:1?

I'm not understanding this menu's effects..

Dave KK7SS


FDM-ART Menu item 22 #elad #duo-art

David KK7SS
 

What occurs if Menu item is set to 0 ?

Does the ATU try to find the best match and stop?

What happens if it's set to 1.5 and the ATU can't get a better match than 3:1?

I'm not understanding this menu's effects..

Dave KK7SS

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