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VS: FDM-S2 VRX2 shuts down SW2

Otso Ylönen
 

Hi,

Have you tried deleting or renaming the ELAD directory in your Documents folder? Most of the settings are the within XML files. There may be additionally some in the Windows registry that survive an uninstallation.

 

BR, Otso

 

 

 

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Lähetetty: torstaina 26. marraskuuta 2015 14.34
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Aihe: [elad_sdr_en] FDM-S2 VRX2 shuts down SW2

 

 

 

Something strange is occurring with my SW2 software.

 

It loads properly, and I can use VRX1, VRX3, and VRX4 as I've always been able to do.

 

However when I click on VRX2 I get an immediate pop up saying that the software has stopped working and the program exits.

 

I have uninstalled Beta 1.07 and reinstalled it, same problem

I then uninstalled Beta 1.07 and installed Beta 1.05, same problem.

 

It seems though that there must be some files that are NOT uninstalling, because whenever I uninstall and then reinstall my settings are still there in the reinstalled version.

 

Can someone please assist with this. Thanks in advance,

 

Michael

 

 

 


FDM-S2 VRX2 shuts down SW2

Michael Yule
 

Something strange is occurring with my SW2 software.


It loads properly, and I can use VRX1, VRX3, and VRX4 as I've always been able to do.


However when I click on VRX2 I get an immediate pop up saying that the software has stopped working and the program exits.


I have uninstalled Beta 1.07 and reinstalled it, same problem

I then uninstalled Beta 1.07 and installed Beta 1.05, same problem.


It seems though that there must be some files that are NOT uninstalling, because whenever I uninstall and then reinstall my settings are still there in the reinstalled version.


Can someone please assist with this. Thanks in advance,


Michael



Re: Broadcast stations on 20m

Ron Hunsicker
 

I did the same thing; added a Grove mini-tuner.  I have a local AM station that sometimes appears across a band as it overloads the SW2.

I found the controls on the mini-tuner too small--the small knobs limited the fine tuning of the capacitor.  I looked at a vernier for the cap, but the box was too small--likely the reason the knobs were too small.  The guts of the mini-tuner now reside in a larger box with much larger knobs on both shafts.  No longer a "mini-tuner," but it is more usable.


Ron Hunsicker


Re: Broadcast stations on 20m

Henry
 

That the one and only HF lowpass and the two VHF passbands are automatically selected in the S2.
73s, Henry

---In elad_sdr_en@..., <n1cp@...> wrote :

Then what does the “preselector active” in the upper right corner mean?


Re: Graphics/color question

Joe Durnavich
 

This review shows a block diagram of the S2:


The preselector consists of the three anti-aliasing filters in the front end.  The Advanced tab in the setup has an option to bypass it.


Graphics/color question

Chris Black <n1cp@...>
 

All of the color options in the graphics screen look pretty straightforward but there is one called “Tune Line” in the IF window section that I can’t figure out. I have changed it to various colors but have noticed no obvious change. Just curious as to what this is and where I have missed the information.
 
thanks in advance.  Also still wondering the significance of the “Presel. active” in the upper right on the main screen.
 
 


Re: SW2: Spectrum but not waterfall averaging

David Kennett
 

Just a thought - you could adjust the main spectrum display so you're happy with the waterfall, then open the IF window (having adjusted it so you're happy with the panadapter).  You could of course reverse this.  It's fun trying to figure out the many options in this software, and how to best use them.

Dave  W8KFJ


Re: Availability in US

barbara salatin
 

Hello Dennis,

We are currently out of stock, but we will receive new units by next Tuesday.

You can contact me at 312-320-8160 to place a preorder if you would like .

Regards,

Barbara Salatin
Sales Manager
Elad USA Inc.
Tel: 312-320-8160

On Nov 24, 2015, at 4:11 PM, "denis@... [elad_sdr_en]" <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:

 

Can't seem to find a US supplier that has the FDM-DUO in stock. Any suggestions?


Regards,


Dennis


Re: Broadcast stations on 20m

Chris Black <n1cp@...>
 

Then what does the “preselector active” in the upper right corner mean?
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 1:20 AM
Subject: Re: [elad_sdr_en] Broadcast stations on 20m
 
 

I use a small Grove Minituner Tun-3 in front of my SDRs. This lets me put some rejection of out-of-band signals into the SDR. This makes a huge difference in performance, and I don't have to use the software step attenuator. Elad has no band switching. I do not need to do this with Perseus, which does have auto band switching. Different architecture, and different price point. Some preselection will improve the Elad S2.
 


On Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:06 AM, "Marty w8aks55@... [elad_sdr_en]" wrote:


 
That did it, Bill. The ADC Clipping is gone also.
Band is full of cw like it should be.
I will check tonight.
Now to get CAT working on 3rd party software (n3fjp or DxLab)
This why I bought the fdm. Saw it at Dayton, just bought it.
Like it so far.
Thanks for the help Bill
Marty


Sent from my iPad

On Nov 12, 2015, at 11:54 AM, 'Bill Nollman' billct97@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:

 
The ELAD is pretty good at overload rejection in my experience. I can see the tower lights of 1080 WTIC 50kw (about 5 miles) and I don’t have any problems with images or the ADC clip although I do run both (very large) loop antennas through a phase box which drops signals a bit. On FM I was a couple hundred feet from WAMC on top of Mount Greylock, MA with an 8 element yagi. Only when I pointed right at the tower did the SDR go into clipping (completely wiped out the band, but then again it was a couple hundred feet away!)
 
Did you try the attenuator (check box) in the upper right corner to see if it helps? If it does maybe look into a 560kHz trap? I bet it goes away at night too when WJLS drops their power.
 
Bill
 
From: elad_sdr_en@... [mailto:elad_sdr_en@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:44 AM
To: elad_sdr_en@...
Subject: Re: [elad_sdr_en] Broadcast stations on 20m
 
Hi Bill, it is right in the middle of the gui.  Tried to move it. It is still there.
My ADC Clip is bright red. I cannot find anything on this either but have a inkling that may be involved.
I just got a station I'd. It is a local Beckley am station which  ties into what you were saying.
Now howl get rid of it.
WJLS is the station.
Marty
 
 
 


Sent from my iPad

On Nov 12, 2015, at 11:32 AM, 'Bill Nollman' billct97@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:
Is it near the right or left edge of what you are displaying on the GUI?
Does it disappear if tuned right in the center of the GUI?
If so it may be an alias (image) which is a potential SDR artifact when using frequency over sampling.
Bill
 
From: elad_sdr_en@... [mailto:elad_sdr_en@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:20 AM
To: elad_sdr_en@...
Subject: [elad_sdr_en] Broadcast stations on 20m
 

I hate to be a pest, but this one has got me stumped.
I am receiving broadcast stations on 20m, particularly 14.063.150 am. Language is English.
This is not the first time. I doubled checked to make sure I wasn't in the wrong band. Right band, so as last resort, I did a reset which went according to the book, but the broadcast station is still there.

It is like I am reading the mem instead of vfo a which it says it is on.
Checked the memos, no bcdst station with that freq listed.

This is a great rig. The locals couldn't say enough about how good the audio is.

Any help or pointing me in the right direction would appreciated.

73
Marty
W8AKS

Sent from my iPad



Re: SW2: Spectrum but not waterfall averaging

Kjell-Goran SM4GRP
 

Hi Cal,

Thanks for your reply but that's not what I'm looking for. I want to adjust the averaging of the spectrum and waterfall separately. SW2 has one adjustmene only, which you mention, that affects both the spectrum and waterfall. I have set the averaging parameter to 12 to get a nice looking spectrum but then the waterfall is smeared out and you don't see any details. If you can adjust it separately you get a nice looking spectrum that gives you the details in the frequency domain and if you can set the waterfall averaging to 1 or 2 or something like that you get details also in the time domain. I use Studio1 SDR software a lot. There I can choose to enable or disable waterfall averaging and still keep the spectrum averaging. I hope to see this in a future SW2 release.

73 from the swedish woods. By the way, I good friend of mine, KC1CIG, also lives "in the woods" of Maine (by the sea actually). Thanks you and 73!
/ Kjell-Göran SM4GRP


Re: Broadcast stations on 20m

Richard Brown
 

I use a small Grove Minituner Tun-3 in front of my SDRs. This lets me put some rejection of out-of-band signals into the SDR. This makes a huge difference in performance, and I don't have to use the software step attenuator. Elad has no band switching. I do not need to do this with Perseus, which does have auto band switching. Different architecture, and different price point. Some preselection will improve the Elad S2.



On Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:06 AM, "Marty w8aks55@... [elad_sdr_en]" wrote:


 
That did it, Bill. The ADC Clipping is gone also. 
Band is full of cw like it should be.
I will check tonight.
Now to get CAT working on 3rd party software (n3fjp or DxLab) 
This why I bought the fdm. Saw it at Dayton, just bought it.
Like it so far.
Thanks for the help Bill
Marty


Sent from my iPad

On Nov 12, 2015, at 11:54 AM, 'Bill Nollman' billct97@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:

 
The ELAD is pretty good at overload rejection in my experience. I can see the tower lights of 1080 WTIC 50kw (about 5 miles) and I don’t have any problems with images or the ADC clip although I do run both (very large) loop antennas through a phase box which drops signals a bit. On FM I was a couple hundred feet from WAMC on top of Mount Greylock, MA with an 8 element yagi. Only when I pointed right at the tower did the SDR go into clipping (completely wiped out the band, but then again it was a couple hundred feet away!)
 
Did you try the attenuator (check box) in the upper right corner to see if it helps? If it does maybe look into a 560kHz trap? I bet it goes away at night too when WJLS drops their power.
 
Bill
 
From: elad_sdr_en@... [mailto:elad_sdr_en@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:44 AM
To: elad_sdr_en@...
Subject: Re: [elad_sdr_en] Broadcast stations on 20m
 
 
Hi Bill, it is right in the middle of the gui.  Tried to move it. It is still there.
My ADC Clip is bright red. I cannot find anything on this either but have a inkling that may be involved. 
I just got a station I'd. It is a local Beckley am station which  ties into what you were saying.
Now howl get rid of it.
WJLS is the station.
Marty
 
 
 


Sent from my iPad

On Nov 12, 2015, at 11:32 AM, 'Bill Nollman' billct97@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:
 
Is it near the right or left edge of what you are displaying on the GUI?
Does it disappear if tuned right in the center of the GUI?
If so it may be an alias (image) which is a potential SDR artifact when using frequency over sampling.
Bill
 
From: elad_sdr_en@... [mailto:elad_sdr_en@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:20 AM
To: elad_sdr_en@...
Subject: [elad_sdr_en] Broadcast stations on 20m
 
 

I hate to be a pest, but this one has got me stumped.
I am receiving broadcast stations on 20m, particularly 14.063.150 am. Language is English.
This is not the first time. I doubled checked to make sure I wasn't in the wrong band. Right band, so as last resort, I did a reset which went according to the book, but the broadcast station is still there.

It is like I am reading the mem instead of vfo a which it says it is on.
Checked the memos, no bcdst station with that freq listed.

This is a great rig. The locals couldn't say enough about how good the audio is.

Any help or pointing me in the right direction would appreciated.

73
Marty
W8AKS

Sent from my iPad



Re: Spectrum display

Joe Durnavich
 

I think the purpose of the two lines extending up into the waterfall is so that you can "straddle" the signal when tuning.  I tend to tune by looking at the waterfall and then changing frequency until those two lines are over each edge of the signal.  For AM broadcasts, its handy to see if your filter bandwidth is wide enough to capture the full tonal range of the audio.


Re: Availability in US

Calder Latham <calder_b@...>
 

If You have been there....then I guess you will have to hang tight....

Cal.

All the Best.
W1HHO from the woods of Maine.


Re: Availability in US

Calder Latham <calder_b@...>
 

Well give this a try...

http://shop.elad-usa.com/

Cal.

All the Best.
W1HHO from the woods of Maine.


Availability in US

denis@...
 

Can't seem to find a US supplier that has the FDM-DUO in stock. Any suggestions?


Regards,


Dennis


Spectrum display

Chris Black <n1cp@...>
 

Very new to Elad and pretty much have the basics of getting around but noticed a couple things not seen with other software. If you are on USB, for example, the left edge of the bandwidth representing the tuned frequency extends up to the waterfall as expected but there is a line from the right edge also extending up into the waterfall which is somewhat distracting as it can at first be confused with another carrier.
 
Also I notice that the “zoom” settings are not retained so that on re-opening with a wide display (which it does remember) you are greeted with wall to wall waterfall lines before re-zooming.
 


Re: AF file from IF Recording - FDM S2

Michael Yule
 

You're right, of course, Guido - and that's what I ended up doing as you'll see from my other post. I thought that there might be built-in functionality to allow this without using anything external. In hindsight I should have known there wasn't, because there is only one set of record/play controls, and the same set can't be used for two things at once!


Re: SW2: Spectrum but not waterfall averaging

Calder Latham <calder_b@...>
 

Not sure this is what you want...but you can slow down the spectrum baseline by going to.....SET, GRAPHICS, PLOT AVERAGING for the Main Window. By adjusting that value you change how much the Spectrum Display jumps up and down. Mine is set to '10' at the moment. For the waterfall update I see only one adjustment on the same screen called "WATERFALL UPDATE TIME" which I have set at 'Fast.'

Hope I have understood what you were looking for.

Cal.

All the Best.
W1HHO from the woods of Maine.


SW2: Spectrum but not waterfall averaging

Kjell-Goran SM4GRP
 

Hi,
I prefer to have the spectrum averaged but not so with the waterfall. That makes the spectrum plot nice to look at since it don't jump up and down hysterically. The waterfall on the other hand is nice to have un-averaged to have maximum time resolution. I haven't found a way to separate the averaging of the spectrum and the waterfall in the SW2 software. Does anyone know if there is a way to do that?
73 / Kjell-Göran SM4GRP


Re: AF file from IF Recording - FDM S2

Michael Yule
 

So I came up with the solution that works for me. In setup I changed the main output device to VAC1, and VRX1 secondary to VAC2. I have 2 instances of VAC running - VAC1 input goes to my speakers/headphones, and VAC2 input goes to Audacity. Works great.


Once I realized that there wasn't a built-in functionality I just didn't know how to use, the solution was relatively simple.


Regards,


Michael 

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