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Re: MFC and 3D printed case retrofit

Paul Parks
 

David,

Yes that is the case I printed.  The MFC panels are slightly longer.

Dave, W4VU

Re: MFC and 3D printed case retrofit

 

Hi Dave

I am curious, is this the Proficio one you printed?
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3297863

I would have designed one but do not have a MFC.  At least not yet.

Dave
  KB9GPM

MFC and 3D printed case retrofit

Paul Parks
 

I just printed the 3D case and purchased the MFC.  Has anyone retrofitted the MFC on a 3D printed case?

The 3D case is the best designed 3D case I have ever printed.  Unfortunately I did not think this though too well.  Just bringing the Proficio Rev C back to use - it's in the plexiglass case at the moment.

Regards,

Dave, W4VU

Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Rob,

You are most welcome.  Yep, I see your point about the re-calibrating issue.  Hopefully folks read these emails (there are not that many of them) and will press the backup button occasionally and also have Windows backup configured so that if (or should I say when) the system drive fails,  they have a way to restore their files. 

On the issue of a system going into sleep mode,  Jim (one of our team members),  gave me a tip on how to prevent a system going into sleep mode while MSCC is running.  It will be implemented in a future release of MSCC (I suppose I should make the feature optional.  Forcing how a system operates by an application is not a good idea). 

I'm glad to hear you are having fun with the Proficio/MFC.  Please be sure to let me know about any bugs or poorly implemented features. I may not address them until the new MSCC architecture is ready, but I will make note of them. 

I think folks will like the single main screen approach (minimal but necessary operator controls, spectrum and waterfall all on the main tab).  Once Stew and I get the Solidus nailed down, I will get back to new MSCC implementation for Windows. 

73,
Ron / W4MMP
On 7/31/2020 09:10, Rob G8ZAX wrote:

Thank you Rob,
As always a speedy and helpful answer.
These customisations ….not really a worry!

Thanks for the restore settings answer, that would be the biggest pain - recalibrating unnecessarily!

The PC is a clean build Win10 on an Intel NUC  (after you pointed out that Win7 wasn’t really supported/suportable).
Proficio and MFC in the 2 separate USB 2 ports  direct, and a hub in the 1 USB3 socket for keyboard, mouse and sound card

8Gbytes ram, and 240Gb MSATA disk. Now all low power/standby settings set to full power/speed and Never shuts down unless I say so! (and the BIOS/UEFI has been tweaked similarly - nothing will sleep/suspend there either)
I had left defaults on for “green” behaviour, but actually unnecessary as we will power down when not in use…..I guess its obvious, but SDR is a bit new to us

73
Rob
G8ZAX

(and William M7WER - who is the builder/owner really!)




On 30 Jul 2020, at 19:07, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp@...> wrote:

I forgot to answer your question regarding what is lost when the user.config file is deleted.  Below is a list of variables that will be reset to their default value when MSCC is started

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73,
Ron / W4MMP
On 7/30/2020 14:04, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io wrote:
Hi Rob,

Good!  Glad that fixed the problem.

As to the restore procedure,  I find it easiest to unzip the file to a location on your desk top.   Now copy the unzipped file to your c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc folder.

However, I need to say that except for my stupid programming mistakes or a goof up on my part when moving to a newer release of MSCC,  I have received no reports of file corruption.   If you are experiencing file corruption (as with the user.config), even if it is sporadic and rare,  I seriously recommend running a disc diagnostic on your system drive.

73,
Ron / W4MMP

On 7/30/2020 12:47, Rob G8ZAX wrote:
Thanks Ron,
Once again, you have come to the rescue!
There was only 1 file in the Multus_SDR_LLC folder (user.config)…deleting this and everything works
I don’t appear to have lost any settings.  What parameters am I likely to have lost?

Regarding the backup/restore of the calibration….what is the correct restore procedure?  the .ini files seem to live in c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc

Rob



On 30 Jul 2020, at 14:32, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp@...> wrote:

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--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP



--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Rob G8ZAX
 

Thank you Rob,
As always a speedy and helpful answer.
These customisations ….not really a worry!

Thanks for the restore settings answer, that would be the biggest pain - recalibrating unnecessarily!

The PC is a clean build Win10 on an Intel NUC  (after you pointed out that Win7 wasn’t really supported/suportable).
Proficio and MFC in the 2 separate USB 2 ports  direct, and a hub in the 1 USB3 socket for keyboard, mouse and sound card

8Gbytes ram, and 240Gb MSATA disk. Now all low power/standby settings set to full power/speed and Never shuts down unless I say so! (and the BIOS/UEFI has been tweaked similarly - nothing will sleep/suspend there either)
I had left defaults on for “green” behaviour, but actually unnecessary as we will power down when not in use…..I guess its obvious, but SDR is a bit new to us

73
Rob
G8ZAX

(and William M7WER - who is the builder/owner really!)




On 30 Jul 2020, at 19:07, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp@...> wrote:

I forgot to answer your question regarding what is lost when the user.config file is deleted.  Below is a list of variables that will be reset to their default value when MSCC is started

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<dlhafkkjppomlhmd.png>

73,
Ron / W4MMP
On 7/30/2020 14:04, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io wrote:
Hi Rob,

Good!  Glad that fixed the problem.

As to the restore procedure,  I find it easiest to unzip the file to a location on your desk top.   Now copy the unzipped file to your c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc folder.

However, I need to say that except for my stupid programming mistakes or a goof up on my part when moving to a newer release of MSCC,  I have received no reports of file corruption.   If you are experiencing file corruption (as with the user.config), even if it is sporadic and rare,  I seriously recommend running a disc diagnostic on your system drive.

73,
Ron / W4MMP

On 7/30/2020 12:47, Rob G8ZAX wrote:
Thanks Ron,
Once again, you have come to the rescue!
There was only 1 file in the Multus_SDR_LLC folder (user.config)…deleting this and everything works
I don’t appear to have lost any settings.  What parameters am I likely to have lost?

Regarding the backup/restore of the calibration….what is the correct restore procedure?  the .ini files seem to live in c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc

Rob



On 30 Jul 2020, at 14:32, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp@...> wrote:

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--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP


Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Ron / W4MMP
 

I forgot to answer your question regarding what is lost when the user.config file is deleted.  Below is a list of variables that will be reset to their default value when MSCC is started

73,
Ron / W4MMP
On 7/30/2020 14:04, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io wrote:

Hi Rob,

Good!  Glad that fixed the problem.

As to the restore procedure,  I find it easiest to unzip the file to a location on your desk top.   Now copy the unzipped file to your c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc folder.

However, I need to say that except for my stupid programming mistakes or a goof up on my part when moving to a newer release of MSCC,  I have received no reports of file corruption.   If you are experiencing file corruption (as with the user.config), even if it is sporadic and rare,  I seriously recommend running a disc diagnostic on your system drive.

73,
Ron / W4MMP

On 7/30/2020 12:47, Rob G8ZAX wrote:
Thanks Ron,
Once again, you have come to the rescue!
There was only 1 file in the Multus_SDR_LLC folder (user.config)…deleting this and everything works
I don’t appear to have lost any settings.  What parameters am I likely to have lost?

Regarding the backup/restore of the calibration….what is the correct restore procedure?  the .ini files seem to live in c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc

Rob



On 30 Jul 2020, at 14:32, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp@...> wrote:

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--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Rob,

Good!  Glad that fixed the problem.

As to the restore procedure,  I find it easiest to unzip the file to a location on your desk top.   Now copy the unzipped file to your c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc folder.

However, I need to say that except for my stupid programming mistakes or a goof up on my part when moving to a newer release of MSCC,  I have received no reports of file corruption.   If you are experiencing file corruption (as with the user.config), even if it is sporadic and rare,  I seriously recommend running a disc diagnostic on your system drive.

73,
Ron / W4MMP

On 7/30/2020 12:47, Rob G8ZAX wrote:
Thanks Ron,
Once again, you have come to the rescue!
There was only 1 file in the Multus_SDR_LLC folder (user.config)…deleting this and everything works
I don’t appear to have lost any settings. What parameters am I likely to have lost?

Regarding the backup/restore of the calibration….what is the correct restore procedure? the .ini files seem to live in c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc

Rob



On 30 Jul 2020, at 14:32, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Rob G8ZAX
 

Thanks Ron,
Once again, you have come to the rescue!
There was only 1 file in the Multus_SDR_LLC folder (user.config)…deleting this and everything works
I don’t appear to have lost any settings. What parameters am I likely to have lost?

Regarding the backup/restore of the calibration….what is the correct restore procedure? the .ini files seem to live in c:/users/robre/appdata/local/multus-sdr-mfc

Rob

On 30 Jul 2020, at 14:32, Ron / W4MMP via groups.io <w4mmp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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Re: errors after PC went to sleep...

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Rob,

It appears that your computer did more than just go into sleep mode.  It corrupted a file created by the .Net subsystem (if I am reading the debug log correctly).  Please use the below screen shot and delete all files in the indicated folders (in your case the folders will be located at: c:\users\robre\AppData\Local).   The folder name(s) will be Multus_SDR_LLC and/or Multus-SDR-LLC .

You will loose a few of your configuration parameters but there is nothing I can do to help with that since the files in question are created by .Net and out of my control.  Please check your system sleep settings again.  Irrespective of the current issue,  when the computer goes into sleep mode,  the USB connections are also put into sleep mode,  MSCC really does not respond well to that condition. 

73,
Ron / W4MMP
On 7/30/2020 09:05, Rob G8ZAX wrote:

Hi there,
My son and I are new Proficio users.... (loving it BTW), but we are having an issue
Our PC decided to go to sleep when we were trying WSPR (left it for 3 hours). The pc has been told to never sleep again!
FYI this is Win 10, latest patches etc all applied.

On waking it MSCC complained and exited. We shut the pc down and restarted it, and power cycled the Proficio, but now when we start MSCC we get errors - pic attached and log file+ errors text
These are all "Unhandled exception" errors

I solved this once by removing MSCC, and all traces of files, and manually repatching .Net. I have a backup of the Proficio settings (ziplog.zip) but was unsure where to put them....
it seems they need to be in c:\users\robre\AppData\Local\Multus-sdr-mfc. Do I unzip to put them here, or is there a restore function somewhere?  Can someone confirm that is the correct path (obviously the robre is my username or a fuction there of)

I'd rather not have to re-install everytime I get a PC glitch.... anyone have a suggestion of how to fix?

Rob
G8ZAX


--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

errors after PC went to sleep...

Rob G8ZAX
 

Hi there,
My son and I are new Proficio users.... (loving it BTW), but we are having an issue
Our PC decided to go to sleep when we were trying WSPR (left it for 3 hours). The pc has been told to never sleep again!
FYI this is Win 10, latest patches etc all applied.

On waking it MSCC complained and exited. We shut the pc down and restarted it, and power cycled the Proficio, but now when we start MSCC we get errors - pic attached and log file+ errors text
These are all "Unhandled exception" errors

I solved this once by removing MSCC, and all traces of files, and manually repatching .Net. I have a backup of the Proficio settings (ziplog.zip) but was unsure where to put them....
it seems they need to be in c:\users\robre\AppData\Local\Multus-sdr-mfc. Do I unzip to put them here, or is there a restore function somewhere?  Can someone confirm that is the correct path (obviously the robre is my username or a fuction there of)

I'd rather not have to re-install everytime I get a PC glitch.... anyone have a suggestion of how to fix?

Rob
G8ZAX

Re: FOR SALE: Omni SDR - Proficio (assembled in clear case w/fan & led)

KL7JT
 

Pls send pictures

73





-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Danilchik / NT7U <nt7u@...>
Date: 7/28/20 19:50 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@MultusSDR.groups.io
Subject: [Multus SDR] FOR SALE: Omni SDR - Proficio (assembled in clear case w/fan & led)

I have for sale an Omni Proficio that I built and no longer use.  Purchased the kit in March of 2017.  It was assembled with great care and works fine.

I've turned into an Apple Mac person and barely have time for being an "appliance" ham radio operator!  If you are interested and have a decent offer to make, I would like to get it into the hands of someone who will put it back on the air.  I can send pictures, etc.

Please contact by email.  I can be reached at nt7u  AT  arrl.net  (my callsign is NT7U and I am also listed on QRZ).

73, Paul NT7U

FOR SALE: Omni SDR - Proficio (assembled in clear case w/fan & led)

Paul Danilchik / NT7U
 

I have for sale an Omni Proficio that I built and no longer use.  Purchased the kit in March of 2017.  It was assembled with great care and works fine.

I've turned into an Apple Mac person and barely have time for being an "appliance" ham radio operator!  If you are interested and have a decent offer to make, I would like to get it into the hands of someone who will put it back on the air.  I can send pictures, etc.

Please contact by email.  I can be reached at nt7u  AT  arrl.net  (my callsign is NT7U and I am also listed on QRZ).

73, Paul NT7U

Re: Solidus: Opinion Please

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Folks,
MSCC is running completely on the RPi,  It has a bunch of bugs to be fixed and it will be a while until it is ready for prime time.  Below is a side by side look at MSCC running on Windows and the RPi.  I am working on being able to run the MSCC GUI on both Windows and the RPi simultaneously.    For folks who want to run the GUI on a Mac,  Parallels appears to be a working solution.  





--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

Re: Parallax Propeller 2 coming out - application to SDR?

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Bob,
Thanks for the information.  It may be useful for future development,  but at the moment the current Proficio design is quite adequate.
--
Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

Re: IQ Balance Detector Amplitude/Gain

Ron / W4MMP
 

It detects gain only.  The phase shift of the I/Q of the Proficio is by default in the noise.
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Thank you for your support and business,
73,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP

IQ Balance Detector Amplitude/Gain

KJ7DSQ- Matt
 

Does the IQ Balance Detector detect discrepancies in phase, gain, or both for the Proficio?

Parallax Propeller 2 coming out - application to SDR?

Bob Edwards
 

Ron,

Several people have used 70MHz DSPIC33 as a backend  for an sdr. Parallax are releasing their 180MHz Propeller 2 later this year. It's 32 bit, has a cordic solver, fast multiply, bit twiddle instruction - all good for doing fast fourier transforms. The 64 smartpins can be A/D, D/As and many other functions. Here's an unofficial shortform

Re: Windows 7 and Proficio

 

Ok.  I'll fiddle around and see what versions I can get to under Win7 or I'll just use debian for the proficio software  The machine is tri boot.  One reason I have not upgraded is it's a fairly low power machine and use it with old legacy software that won't work with Win10.

David  KBGPM.

Re: Windows 7 and Proficio

ibmsorcerer@...
 

If your Win 7 machine is fairly recent, the upgrade is fairly painless. Though some machines won't upgrade.
Bruce
KI5LN

Re: Solidus: Opinion Please

 

I think it is looking good.  A big improvement.

Greg