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I think a part of the
problem is that for those of us who were raised on yahoogroups
or contesting.com reflectors, the idea of a wiki even existing
within the group structure is less than obvious.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 4/14/2018 1:26 PM, David Ranch
This is a solid start to what I'd say should be in the wiki at:
At some point, we should point users to the Wiki to get their
answers FIRST before posting a message as we generally cover the
same topics over and over. Anyway, I think if we all try to focus
a little more on the Wiki and a little more less on emails, I
think getting something substantial would be good. Would you be
willing to copy / paste this very email into a new Wiki entry for
something like "My Airspy isn't being recognized" and others can
then chime in with more details, tips, etc. If you're too busy
and you're ok with a copy /paste of your email, I can put it into
the wiki for you.
On 04/13/2018 02:55 PM, jdow wrote:
If the other suggestions didn't help let's dig in a
little deeper. Unplug ASHF+.
* Bring up Device Manager.
Right click on "Computer". Select Properties at the bottom
of the list of selections in the popup menu. On the big dialog
that pops up select on the left "Device Manager" hotlink top of
the left hand column.
* On the Device manager tree view note if anything appears under
a "Ports (COM & LPT)" selection if it exists and under a
"Universal Serial Bus devices" selection if it exists. (Expand
* Now plug in the ASHF+.
* The Device Manager view should automatically refresh after a
few moments. If it doesn't then it may be defective.
* Check if anything appears under "Universal Serial Bus
devices". If so check what name it shows and note to the list
about. You should expect "AIRSPY HF+" if everything is happy.
But I suspect that won't be what you see.
* Check if anything appears under "Ports (COM & LPT)". If it
does then an unprogrammed unit escaped manufacturing. This can
probably be repaired "at home" fairly easily. Note the port
which appears and let the list know. One of us can tell you in
detail what to do in this case. (I'd try downloading the latest
driver. Then pulling apart the "Flash.bat" file that comes wit
it so I could manually perform the actual programming step
manually. But if this is your problem listen to any advice from
"prog" or "AirSpyUS" first rather than experimenting.)
* If nothing appeared then if you are patient you can look for
changes elsewhere in the Device Manager that might be the ASHF+
appearing as something it shouldn't. Report what you find to the
So first you are looking to see if the USB system recognizes the
device. If it doesn't a hardware repair is needed. If Device
Manager refreshes then look for the appearance of AIRSPY HF+ in
Device Manager under AIRSPY HF+ as a "Universal Serial Bus
device". If it appears then the programs you are using have a
problem. If AIRSPY HF+ does not appear then look for it to
appear as a serial communications device. If that appears it
means the ASHF+ hardware is showing its programming interface.
If that is the case report it here and follow advice from
Youssef (prog) or AirSpyHF+ (the US distributor.) I'd not right
off recommend being fearless and manually programming the device
right off. There might be some special event that must take
place for an initial programming.