SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby NN4F » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:50 am

Bob N3OEA, have you tried to contact the guy who did the sdrSharper version, he made some great changes, perhaps we can all get together and get something working???

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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby eckrot » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:05 am

Hello,

I just downloaded the latest SDR# and the SDRPlay plugin for SDR# - and it is not recognized again ... What's happening there? Kind of cat-and-mouse-game?
I personally would prefer to have a stable solution, and it seems that this will not happen with SDR#. Maybe it's better to focus on SDRConsole support? That's a more technically mature software, giving much more possibilities for signal processing. How is the situation with Simon, will we see updated SDRPlay support from that side soon?

Thanks!

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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby Tech_Support » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:08 am

Dear Eckhard,
Can you confirm the version of SDR# you are referring to? It has changed multiple times recently.

We are certainly putting a lot of effort in trying to get the best support with SDR Console.

Sincerely

SDRplay Tech_Support
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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby eckrot » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:00 pm

Hello,

I just checked it again: The SDRPlay plug in is not shown (even the plug in installation runs without any error) with the latest 1412 version of SDR#.


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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby sdrplay » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:29 pm

Hello Eckhard,

Are you using the latest version of the SDR# plugin? (Version 2.2) - http://www.sdrplay.com/windows.html

I've tested this today and it's working with SDR# v1412

Best regards,

SDRplay Support
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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby eckrot » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:21 pm

Hello,

I used the latest plug in - my mistake was just to overwrite the exiting SDR# installation with the new one. I deleted the folder now, made a new SDR# installation, installed the SDRPlay plugin, and now it works!
So, it was on the SDR# side not to be able to just install a new version over an existing.

Thanks!

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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby ScottSNE » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:39 pm

There is a post at the rtl-sdr.ru website that indicates that their latest plug-ins (used with SDR# 1411 and up) will only work with a limited number of SDR's, the Airspy of course, Funcube, RTL SDR, and Softrock IIRC.

So while 1412 may work with SDRPlay, it would appear that any of the plug-ins, many of which are vital to those of us that use the SDRPlay at VHF and higher frequencies, will not function.

Or something has changed since I decided to type this message...again... :D

Thanks for all of your efforts, Jon and Co.
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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby CaptainNemo » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:16 pm

Hi all.
Just downloaded sdr#1412 and installed sdrplay "native" plugin 2.2
sdr# source list do not show sdrplay
I installed 2.2 again to be sure.

By the way, I want to thank Jon and all the tech team at sdrplay for their efforts.
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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby CaptainNemo » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:30 pm

Breaking news!

I added
<add key="The Best" value="SDRSharp.SDRplay.SDRplayIO,SDRSharp.SDRplay" />
in the FrontEnds.xml
and something is happening...
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Re: SDR# End of support of the ExtIO interface?

Postby DaveB » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:01 pm

More breaking (or broken) news.

SDRPlay v2.2 installs and runs on build 1412

The rtl-sdr.ru has reverted back to the previous day's web page saying the plug-ins work for 1409 - but I'm sure when I looked at it previously it had said they worked for 1411. Best guess is they are fixing the plugins to work with 1412 right now - so hopefully tomorrow......

I tried the following 1409 plug-ins from rtl-sdr.ru

Baseband recorder - it works
File Player - you can't control the frequency/start point within the waterfall (but a file recorded on v1412 plays back correctly on 1404)
MPXOutput - it doesn't work RDSSpy reports silenceon the input.

Remember these things take time to fix so patience is needed. I very much doubt whether plugins such as MPXOutput have anything specific to SDRPlay - if they break with a new build they break for everyone.

The workaround for not having IQ compensation in SDR# (other than using HDSDR) is to run in low IF mode and accept a bandwidth of around 1.6 MHz. I've been running in this mode and been hunting images at twice the IF - and so far not found any.


David
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