Here’s a short and mainly visual explanation of my Dream DRM setup.
PowerSDR-IQ and Dream
Here I’m using Dream version 1.12b. I have had trouble with the current (1.14) release crashing. For CAT control between Dream and PowerSDR you must make sure that your Dream has the HamLib included. Sound output is depending on the faad dll, AAC audio Codec file which is not included in the Dream package do to some rights issues.
You will need a Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) for passing the receiver spectrum from PowerSDR to Dream.
VSP Manager by K5FR
For CAT control you will need a set of Virtual COM Ports. Here I’m using the VSP Manager by K5FR.
Dream -> Sound in
Dream -> Sound out
Dream - Select COM port
Dream - Select type of CAT device - I use TS-2000, it works!!
Here’s the SV1EIA usb2sdr board controlling the Si570 chip on the vfo kit from K5JHF/K5BCQ, the MCU and display unit are of course removed. And the Si570 board is clocking the LA6NCA QSD unit. I haven’t calibrated anything yet, but it works fine.
I’v just tested a new Tayloe Quadrature Product Detector and Preamp made by LA6NCA Helge.
As the video show. I have down converted the 1st IF from the FT-1000d to somewhere around 460KHz and fed the signal to the product detector.