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by vk3alb
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: RSP2 USB failure?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: RSP2 USB failure?

Hi Phil,

Indeed a good result.
by vk3alb
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: RSP2 USB failure?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: RSP2 USB failure?

Hi Phil,

Can you share the solution with us?
by vk3alb
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: RSP-2 with TS590SG
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: RSP-2 with TS590SG

Hi Robert,

This morning I had a chance to review my previous statement. A 100W CW signal shows -92dB (~S6) on the SDRUno S meter.
by vk3alb
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you use the SDRPlay2 as a pan adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Can you use the SDRPlay2 as a pan adapter?

Hi James, The answer is yes. Just remember 0dBm max at the input of the RSP. I'm not familiar with the TS-870 but I imagine at worst you could tap off some of the IF or use an external antenna switch. There is plenty of info in this group. I did a search for Panadapter and got 132 hits. http://www.s...
by vk3alb
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automated Field Strength Measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Automated Field Strength Measurements

Hi Stereo100, Sorry for not answering your question directly. If you are the support person for these stations then I recommend you try Radio Mobile . If you have the TX details (PWR, antenna height, feedline loss) it will plot a very accurate coverage map of the terrain surrounding the site. The pl...
by vk3alb
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Best gauge of wire
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Best gauge of wire

Hi WV8DOF,

The most important thing about wire gauge for a receiving antenna is to ensure it strong enough to survive out in the elements without breaking. I use stranded copper wire 7x0.029" strung between trees. It survives for years without breaking.
by vk3alb
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another odd signal (or signal-like phenomenon)
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Another odd signal (or signal-like phenomenon)

It's probably a chirp used to measure ionospheric conditions.

Google "chirp sounder radio" to learn a bit more about them. As a traditional radio listener you'd just hear a quick squeak as it swept through the pass band.

The magic of SDR that you can see these things as well as hear them.
by vk3alb
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remote help
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Remote help

What is your name so we may address you correctly?
How did you remote your station?
Where are the people looking that they can't find your station?
by vk3alb
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: antenna seperation
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: antenna seperation

As F1BJB said, it's a complex question. I think it's unlikely that your scenario would result in a issue for your SDRplay but it would be nice to have some peace of mind. One way to do that is conduct your own experiment using gear you may have in the shack. We know the SDRplay should not be subject...
by vk3alb
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: SDRplay related
Topic: SDR PLAY 2 Front End Protection?
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: SDR PLAY 2 Front End Protection?

There have been a number of discussions about RX isolation such as http://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1158 Bottom line, you need to keep the signal to 0dBm or less at the RSP input and the best way to do that is with an isolating relay or as you are already doing, disconnecting the cab...

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