Re: RSPdx and 101D
TOM - K2TC
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I’m using SDR Console v3 with OmniRig on my FTDX-101D to allow me point and click freq changes, mouse scroll and the much nicer spectrum/waterfall/pana display from my SDRC V3 / Hermes Lite 2 - fed from the RX out port on the FTDX-101D.
I’m using the Hermes Lite 2 as the SDR ears, as I had been using it as an additional RX – but any SDR box should add the same functionality.
I start the PC
Start OmniRig with the FTDX-101D profile
Start SDR Consolve V3
Start the Main Profile I call FTDX-101D
Select/Start the HL2 at 384khz
Click the Start button for the External Radio. (this sync the 2 radios)
Takes all of 3 seconds to do this….
There are some features that of course do not work, or are not in sync, but for the awesome UI that SDRCv3 has – it’s a great place to start!
I went with the SDR CV3 / HL2 pairing as I could not find any good work on my 2 questions below regarding IF choices and benefits
I find the 101D and HL2 to be very close and consistent in initial setup from a db / s-signal perspective with out changing the rx gain in the HL2 to match the 101D.
Fun bouncing between the 101D and the SDRCv3/PC to hear audio quality, yes there is a little bit of delay, but I usually listen to one or the other.
Very easy to unconnect the 2, and run as an aux receiver. Less than a minute of clicks of the mouse.
I will say the HL2 is as sensitive, has great ability to custom set the bandwidth – but still feel that the 101D is the better RX in really tough conditions, this should not be an HL2 vs 101D debate – as it isn’t ment to be or expected. Both have their own design benefits.
SDR Console V3 – is just awesome in its own right…….so is Simon’s Map – if you haven’t seen it yet.
There are plenty of great GUI’s and SDR RX’s that are out there – great part of the hobby is choice, hence why the VFO knob is the most prominent control on any radio – or for these – your mouse!
From: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom K2GO
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 12:07 PM
Subject: [FTDX101D] RSPdx and 101D
Have SDRplay RSPdx to connect to RX OUT (Main) on back of "D".