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Got 2 of the ICF-2010s.  Wouldn't sell either at the moment. 

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Mike

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Software / Re: Any SDR# (SDRSharp) Users Out There?
« on: September 04, 2023, 1539 UTC »

as I wrote above, (and highlighted in bold) that setting is not saved in NVM and you have to do that every time you run the the software. I don't have SDR# running constantly and since it does crash from time to time, it's not really my favorite feature.

Interesting, that is one setting I change every time I unzip a new version of SDR# and I never have to go back to it ... until the next version is released. 

Just for grins, where do you have the sdrsharp-x86 directory located?

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Mike

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Equipment / Re: New to me R75
« on: September 04, 2023, 1526 UTC »
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By the way, depending on which RSP model you have, you can run multiple receivers (RSPduo) and all RSPs are capable of running multiple VRXs within the same bandwidth (decimation setting). This is how I am able to listen to, for example, 11175.0 kHz on VRX 1 and 11232.0 kHz on VRX 2. You certainly have the screen real-estate for multiple VRXs.

RSP2 (as a spare), RSPduo, RSPdx, Airspy HF+ Dualport and a HF+ Discovery.  And yet, I rarely open a 2nd VRX let alone use the two receivers of the duo. 

Screen real estate generally looks like this:



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Mike

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Equipment / Re: New to me R75
« on: September 03, 2023, 2023 UTC »
And this is the current LP.



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Equipment / Re: New to me R75
« on: September 03, 2023, 1411 UTC »
Nice!  I still haven't come over to the dark side of knobless radios yet :)

What the LP looked like just two years ago.



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Mike

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Software / Re: Any SDR# (SDRSharp) Users Out There?
« on: August 16, 2023, 0324 UTC »

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However my biggest pet peeve is that it defaults to a mode where it makes receiving mode choices (AM/USB/LSB/NBFM) for you based upon frequency. Perhaps this is acceptable for VHF/UHF or exclusively HF ham frequencies but it is super annoying for HF if you jump around listening to a variety of different things as I do. You can disable this feature but it seems like that disable setting is not saved in NVM and when you power it on again, you have to disable it again. You can save the GUI layout for future recall but that setting is not saved or recalled as part of that save.

Easy fix.  Go to Band Plan and uncheck Auto update radio settings. 

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Mike

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<snip>

Edit, I updated the subject heading because I previously and erroneously said "12 bit devices," but it sounds like the RSP2 and RSP2 pro are compatible with SDRconnect, and only the very first RSP (later rebranded RSP1, distinct from the RSP1a) isn't.

SDRplay's way of dealing with the RSP1 Chinese clones.

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Mike

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Software / Re: A few observations about SDRconnect preview
« on: August 16, 2023, 0314 UTC »
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I've had a rather disturbing thing occur, of which I don't yet know is just a coincidence and I need to test more. But I have found that I can't get SDRuno or HDSDR to work with my RSPdx at this time, and all that's changed recently is using SDRconnect. I have to emphasize that I haven't done any real digging on this yet, such as going to their Facebook page to see if people are reporting that they're having the same thing happen as well (I've pretty much given up on FB at this point, but I really need to get on there and see what others are saying). I uninstalled SDRconnect and restarted my laptop a few times, but both those older apps say there's no available RSP when I launch. I reinstalled SDRconnect and had the interesting experience that all the settings were as they were before I uninstalled it, so clearly their uninstall app isn't getting rid of everything. Again, it could be a coincidence but it would be a heck of a coincidence if that's all it is.

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I've had no issues with SCRconnect impacting any other piece of SDR software, mainly SDRuno, SDR Console and SDR++. (knock on wood)  I have a RSPduo connected to the one Win11 system that I installed SDRconnect on.  I have had an issue with SDRconnect itself where the display will freeze, yet it is still receiving and processing a signal from the RSPdou.

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Mike

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Software / Re: SDR Console ver.3.3 19 Jul 2023
« on: August 16, 2023, 0306 UTC »
     Thanks Mike for the news about the new NR5 filter. It works effectively but only in SSB modulation. Unfortunately, the AM and SAM modulations that are important to me are still devoid of noise reduction.
 I'm disappointed with this and I'm waiting for an effective solution!
I deal with difficult interference by turning on the ECSS-U/L decoder, but the audio distortion is unpleasant.

kris,

Are you subscribed to Simon's reflector at SDR-Radio.groups.io?  To subscribe, main+subscribe@SDR-Radio.groups.io

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Mike

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QSLs Received / Re: Boom Box
« on: August 13, 2023, 1948 UTC »
Way to go, Harry!!!

Your first QSL post here.

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Mike

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Software / Re: SDR Console ver.3.3 19 Jul 2023
« on: August 11, 2023, 2320 UTC »
To update this, Beta Version 3.3 Build 3048 became available on 1 August.  This version includes an AI-based noise reduction (NR5) that's worth the price of admission.  OK, it's free.

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Mike

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Software / Re: A few observations about SDRconnect preview
« on: August 11, 2023, 2316 UTC »
I was hoping for a bit more from the "preview" release.  But as soon as I image my Linux SSD, I'll install it and play with it there. Linux has always been my preferred OS and until SDR++ was available, there wasn't a simple way to make use of my SDRplay hardware. 

I just have to keep in mind that this is just a preview.

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Mike

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Equipment / New to me R75
« on: August 10, 2023, 2039 UTC »
I have 5 SDRs, 4 of which I can connect to at any time and a Kiwisdr, but there are times that a physical radio with a knob just feels right.  This Icom R75 has replaced the DX-160 that I never really felt comfortable with.  The Palstar SP30B arrived today. 

Life is good.



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Mike

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Equipment / Re: IC-7300 as a SWL receiver
« on: July 31, 2020, 0301 UTC »
I use my IC-7300 with Win4IcomSuite paired with the SDRplay RSPduo all the time.

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Mike


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02:26  Got To Be Real, Cheryl Lynn
02:29 Hot Stuff, Donna Summer

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