SDR

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.

 

 

VAC

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!!

CAT setup in PowerSDR

VAC setup in PowerSDR

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.

Simple usb2sdr receiver setup. Top: K5JHF/K5BCQ Si570 board. Left: LA6NCA QSD board. Right: SV1EIA USB2SDR board.

Receiving wspr with the simple sdr setup.