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Re: Dec 05 2021 Sun TYPE II - CME- Heliotown

Dave Typinski
 

Hi Tom,

Saw the following on the 5th, good agreement with your observations.  Thanks for the heads up, Tom!

Weak CB band and 10m ham band propagation 0030 to 0300 UTC, 27 to 28.5 MHz; unusual for occurring around 3 hours after local sunset.
Cas A scintillation 0030 to 0500 UTC, 20 to 26 MHz
Weak intermittent line noise 0300 to 0530 UTC, 26 to 30 MHz
Automatic step cal 0129 UTC (3 hours after Jupiter transit)
Type II and Type III solar emission 1837 to 1941 UTC, Type III 16 to 32 MHz, Type II 22 to 31 MHz
Terrestrial transmission pulse overloading 1848 to 1912 UTC, 19 to 32 MHz
Automatic step cal 1926 UTC (3 hours before Jupiter transit)
--
Dave













On 12/5/21 19:16, Thomas Ashcraft wrote:
Dec 05 2021 Sun TYPE II - indicating CME and TPs- Heliotown - Tom






Solar 12/5/2021 Easley, South Carolina

John Cox
 




Subject: Solar 12/5/2021 Easley, South Carolina

Good evening:
     Some solar from Easley. It's been a while.

John


Dec 05 2021 Sun TYPE II - CME- Heliotown

Thomas Ashcraft
 

Dec 05 2021 Sun TYPE II - indicating CME and TPs- Heliotown - Tom


Dec 05 2021 interesting stuff - Heliotown

Thomas Ashcraft
 

Dec 05 2021 - Heliotown

Wondering if anyone else go this stuff ? - Tom


Re: How to Kill a Process Using a Port you wnat the Use

Larry Dodd
 

Jim,
Yes it’s amazing what crud can lurk in a computer. Glad you got it stopped. 
Larry

On Dec 5, 2021, at 12:24 AM, Jim Sky <radiosky@...> wrote:

 Yeah, Task Manager said it was some kind of phone app...on a desktop computer!  No bad effects from killing it so far.

Jim


On 12/4/2021 5:25 PM, Larry Dodd wrote:
Hope it works for you. Another thing Jim, once you find out the PID you can go into your Task Manager and look under the Systems column for that PID. It should give you more information about that process. 
Larry

On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Jim Sky <radiosky@...> wrote:

Wow. thanks Larry.  I will give that a shot.
Jim


Re: Success at Robert Ferguson Observatory

Jim Sky
 


That was no small feat George.  Congratulations. 
Jim S

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110





Re: How to Kill a Process Using a Port you wnat the Use

Jim Sky
 

Yeah, Task Manager said it was some kind of phone app...on a desktop computer!  No bad effects from killing it so far.

Jim


On 12/4/2021 5:25 PM, Larry Dodd wrote:
Hope it works for you. Another thing Jim, once you find out the PID you can go into your Task Manager and look under the Systems column for that PID. It should give you more information about that process. 
Larry

On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Jim Sky <radiosky@...> wrote:

Wow. thanks Larry.  I will give that a shot.
Jim


03 Dec 2021 Io-B

Dave Typinski
 

Here's some daytime Io-B in front of some propagation TPs and band noise.  Local sunset was at 2231 UTC.
--
Dave

























Re: Success at Robert Ferguson Observatory

Larry Dodd
 

Congratulations George. Good job!
Larry K4LED 

On Dec 4, 2021, at 6:26 PM, George Loyer <gloyer@...> wrote:

Thanks to all of you who gave me the benefit of your advice and experience in getting set up to run a Radio Jove system with an SDR.  I successfully installed the software and connected the antenna at the observatory in Sonoma County, California. 

Thanks to the help I got, I installed SDRUno 1.41.1 for use with the RSP1a I’m using, installed an OLD version of Spectrograph linked from the SUG site (2.0.7) and then found the correct version, 2.9.59, which installed without a hitch on our Win10 computer that has been used for doing once a month or so observations with our RJ dual dipole using SkyPipe.  The new installation installed SDRPlay2RSS as promised and I was able to configure SDRPlay2RSS and RSS and was able to get the two displays in RSS to show data. 

Not much to see yet, so I think I have some work to do to tweak the configuration of the radio, but that will be another day.

Here are some images of a yellow integrate button (!), the beginnings of the first scanned display, and the SWR on my NanoVNA of our antenna swept from 5MHz to 50MHz.




Thanks, again, for everyone’s help!

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110




Re: Success at Robert Ferguson Observatory

Dave Typinski
 

Hi George,

Congrats on getting it all up and running!

Yes, there are more than a few knobs to twiddle.

The SUG site has links to some pre-configured .config files you might use to reduce the level of complexity. Using one of the .config files designed for the RSP1A, you're left only with adjusting the color offset and color gain in RSS --
a fiddly enough task by itself.
--
Dave

On 12/4/21 18:26, George Loyer wrote:
Thanks to all of you who gave me the benefit of your advice and experience in
getting set up to run a Radio Jove system with an SDR. I successfully installed
the software and connected the antenna at the observatory in Sonoma County,
California.

Thanks to the help I got, I installed SDRUno 1.41.1 for use with the RSP1a I’m
using, installed an OLD version of Spectrograph linked from the SUG site (2.0.7)
and then found the correct version, 2.9.59, which installed without a hitch on
our Win10 computer that has been used for doing once a month or so observations
with our RJ dual dipole using SkyPipe. The new installation installed
SDRPlay2RSS as promised and I was able to configure SDRPlay2RSS and RSS and was
able to get the two displays in RSS to show data.

Not much to see yet, so I think I have some work to do to tweak the
configuration of the radio, but that will be another day.

Here are some images of a yellow integrate button (!), the beginnings of the
first scanned display, and the SWR on my NanoVNA of our antenna swept from 5MHz
to 50MHz.




Thanks, again, for everyone’s help!

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110
gloyer@gmail.com <mailto:gloyer@gmail.com>




Success at Robert Ferguson Observatory

George Loyer
 

Thanks to all of you who gave me the benefit of your advice and experience in getting set up to run a Radio Jove system with an SDR.  I successfully installed the software and connected the antenna at the observatory in Sonoma County, California. 

Thanks to the help I got, I installed SDRUno 1.41.1 for use with the RSP1a I’m using, installed an OLD version of Spectrograph linked from the SUG site (2.0.7) and then found the correct version, 2.9.59, which installed without a hitch on our Win10 computer that has been used for doing once a month or so observations with our RJ dual dipole using SkyPipe.  The new installation installed SDRPlay2RSS as promised and I was able to configure SDRPlay2RSS and RSS and was able to get the two displays in RSS to show data. 

Not much to see yet, so I think I have some work to do to tweak the configuration of the radio, but that will be another day.

Here are some images of a yellow integrate button (!), the beginnings of the first scanned display, and the SWR on my NanoVNA of our antenna swept from 5MHz to 50MHz.




Thanks, again, for everyone’s help!

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110




Re: How to Kill a Process Using a Port you wnat the Use

Larry Dodd
 

Hope it works for you. Another thing Jim, once you find out the PID you can go into your Task Manager and look under the Systems column for that PID. It should give you more information about that process. 
Larry

On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Jim Sky <radiosky@...> wrote:

Wow. thanks Larry.  I will give that a shot.
Jim


Re: How to Kill a Process Using a Port you wnat the Use

Jim Sky
 

Wow. thanks Larry.  I will give that a shot.
Jim


Re: Installing SDRplay2RSS -" CORRECTION" - D R A F T -

Larry Dodd
 

George,
Regarding the missing mir_sdr_api.dll file it was either a path issue or possibly truly missing or it may have been corrupted. It should be in your SDRPlay directory along with a couple other dll files. You showed some characters in front of mir_sdr_api.dll in your email but there shouldn't be anything in front of mir. 
Larry

On 12/4/2021 15:20:31, George Loyer <gloyer@...> wrote:

Thanks so much for this post and the earlier ones! I’ll let you know later today how it’s going!
George 


On Dec 4, 2021, at 1:06 AM, Larry Dodd <101science@...> wrote:


George - All:
Everyone please disregard all of my previous posts regarding this subject. This is a corrected D R A F T to be verified by Jim Sky and others before it becomes valid.

SDRPLAY2RSS INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR RSS 2.9.59

Version 12/4/2021 
by Larry Dodd 

The latest version of RSS at this date is 2.9.59

http://radiosky.com/spec/Spectrograph_2_9_59.exe

This is a full version of RSS that you should download for new RSS installs. Several file paths in 2.9.59 have changed. The new directory paths are summarized here:

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay/

This path is where your ObservatoryLast.obs, ReceiverLast.obs, and other config files will be located. This directory is called "My Documents", not to be confused with your personal user documents folder. That's a different documents directory.

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/

This directory is where you will find folders for your Color files, Correction Files, Schedule Files, and the SDRPlay directory detailed above.

NOTE: The FilterTaps file folder is in your C:/Program Files (x86)/Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory. It contains the various filter tap files.

This PC/Documents/Spec Data/

This is the directory where your spectrograph data files will be stored.

In Win10 install SRDUno from the SDRPlay web site to ensure the necessary API support files are installed on your computer. Be aware that newer versions of SDRUno support files may not be compatible with SDRPlay2RSS so use an older SDRUno version to be sure you have support files that will work with SDRPlay2RSS. Next install RSS 2.9.59 in your local disk (C:)/Program Files (x86), directory. Open RSS 2.9.59 and set the Mode menu to Stand Alone and the Receiver menu to SDRPlay.  Click the START button on RSS upper right side. This will open the separate SDRPlay2RSS window.

In the SDRplay2RSS "File" menu, select observatory path and Click on This Pc, Documents, Radio Sky, Radio-Sky Spectrograph, then SDRPlay.  Make sure SDRplay is highlighted then click OK at the bottom of the window. Next select the File menu observatory and fill in the data windows. When finished select SAVE. The software will create an observatory file for you and place it in your This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory and the file will be named ObservatoryLast.obs.  The software will create the file based on the data you entered, name it, and put it in the proper directory.  Let the software do these things for you to make sure they are formatted correctly and placed it the appropriate folder.


Above are Observatory data entries as an example.  The Time offset is 0 in this case because UTC time is used on this computer.  

Next open the SDRPlay2RSS Integrate menu and make sure the Log and Windowing items have a check mark in front of them. If not selecting them will check mark them. Select the top item named Integrate Data Path. Set this path to This PC/Documents/SpecData/, then click on the word SpecData to highlight it. Click OK. Next click on Filter taps path. This needs to be This PC, local disk (C:), Program Files(x86), Spectrograph, SDRPlay, FilterTaps.  Highlight FilterTaps and then click OK. Leave everything else in the Integrate Menu at their defaults. The other menus not mentioned need no changes.

In RSS set your Color Offset to 200 and your Color Gain to 2 as a starting point.

 

These settings may need to be adjusted later to provide a correct spectrograph display. Under RSS options menu, File Saving, set your Data Directory to This PC/Documents/SpecData/. 

 Your SDRplay2RSS window should be set up as shown below.


The Gain Reduction (20), Offset (45), and Gain (.015) settings will differ slightly depending on which SDRPlay receiver you use and any calibration methods you might use later on. Start with the above settings and adjust later as necessary. NOTE: For making some of the changes the Integrate button must be off, i.e. not yellow.

Next, close everything and reboot the computer. This will ensure any registry changes are activated. When you open RSS and start it again be sure to check that the SDRPlay2RSS window Integrate button is a full yellow color. If it isn't click on it to turn it on and it should have a full background of yellow color.

With the hardware running and connected, run RSS, select MODE as Stand Alone, and SDRplay as the receiver. Click the RSS START button.  If you don't see a spectrum being painted right to left, then try playing with the RSS Offset and SDRplay2RSS Offset settings. Hopefully you will see something like this.

 

 Larry K4LED








Re: Installing SDRplay2RSS - Data Files

Larry Dodd
 

Dave,
I have it installed RSS 2.9.59 on three different Win10 computers here (Per instructions in the guide) and they are all working fine. I didn't have to run RSS as administrator. Jim Sky did a great job on this version.
Larry


Re: Installing SDRplay2RSS -" CORRECTION" - D R A F T -

Larry Dodd
 

George,
That would be great George to get some feedback on if it helped you or not.
Thanks,
Larry K4LED


Re: Installing SDRplay2RSS -" CORRECTION" - D R A F T -

George Loyer
 

Thanks so much for this post and the earlier ones! I’ll let you know later today how it’s going!
George 


On Dec 4, 2021, at 1:06 AM, Larry Dodd <101science@...> wrote:


George - All:
Everyone please disregard all of my previous posts regarding this subject. This is a corrected D R A F T to be verified by Jim Sky and others before it becomes valid.

SDRPLAY2RSS INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR RSS 2.9.59

Version 12/4/2021 
by Larry Dodd 

The latest version of RSS at this date is 2.9.59

http://radiosky.com/spec/Spectrograph_2_9_59.exe

This is a full version of RSS that you should download for new RSS installs. Several file paths in 2.9.59 have changed. The new directory paths are summarized here:

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay/

This path is where your ObservatoryLast.obs, ReceiverLast.obs, and other config files will be located. This directory is called "My Documents", not to be confused with your personal user documents folder. That's a different documents directory.

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/

This directory is where you will find folders for your Color files, Correction Files, Schedule Files, and the SDRPlay directory detailed above.

NOTE: The FilterTaps file folder is in your C:/Program Files (x86)/Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory. It contains the various filter tap files.

This PC/Documents/Spec Data/

This is the directory where your spectrograph data files will be stored.

In Win10 install SRDUno from the SDRPlay web site to ensure the necessary API support files are installed on your computer. Be aware that newer versions of SDRUno support files may not be compatible with SDRPlay2RSS so use an older SDRUno version to be sure you have support files that will work with SDRPlay2RSS. Next install RSS 2.9.59 in your local disk (C:)/Program Files (x86), directory. Open RSS 2.9.59 and set the Mode menu to Stand Alone and the Receiver menu to SDRPlay.  Click the START button on RSS upper right side. This will open the separate SDRPlay2RSS window.

In the SDRplay2RSS "File" menu, select observatory path and Click on This Pc, Documents, Radio Sky, Radio-Sky Spectrograph, then SDRPlay.  Make sure SDRplay is highlighted then click OK at the bottom of the window. Next select the File menu observatory and fill in the data windows. When finished select SAVE. The software will create an observatory file for you and place it in your This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory and the file will be named ObservatoryLast.obs.  The software will create the file based on the data you entered, name it, and put it in the proper directory.  Let the software do these things for you to make sure they are formatted correctly and placed it the appropriate folder.


Above are Observatory data entries as an example.  The Time offset is 0 in this case because UTC time is used on this computer.  

Next open the SDRPlay2RSS Integrate menu and make sure the Log and Windowing items have a check mark in front of them. If not selecting them will check mark them. Select the top item named Integrate Data Path. Set this path to This PC/Documents/SpecData/, then click on the word SpecData to highlight it. Click OK. Next click on Filter taps path. This needs to be This PC, local disk (C:), Program Files(x86), Spectrograph, SDRPlay, FilterTaps.  Highlight FilterTaps and then click OK. Leave everything else in the Integrate Menu at their defaults. The other menus not mentioned need no changes.

In RSS set your Color Offset to 200 and your Color Gain to 2 as a starting point.

 

These settings may need to be adjusted later to provide a correct spectrograph display. Under RSS options menu, File Saving, set your Data Directory to This PC/Documents/SpecData/. 

 Your SDRplay2RSS window should be set up as shown below.


The Gain Reduction (20), Offset (45), and Gain (.015) settings will differ slightly depending on which SDRPlay receiver you use and any calibration methods you might use later on. Start with the above settings and adjust later as necessary. NOTE: For making some of the changes the Integrate button must be off, i.e. not yellow.

Next, close everything and reboot the computer. This will ensure any registry changes are activated. When you open RSS and start it again be sure to check that the SDRPlay2RSS window Integrate button is a full yellow color. If it isn't click on it to turn it on and it should have a full background of yellow color.

With the hardware running and connected, run RSS, select MODE as Stand Alone, and SDRplay as the receiver. Click the RSS START button.  If you don't see a spectrum being painted right to left, then try playing with the RSS Offset and SDRplay2RSS Offset settings. Hopefully you will see something like this.

 

 Larry K4LED








How to Kill a Process Using a Port you wnat the Use

Larry Dodd
 

Jim,
I just read your other email concerning something using your 127.0.0.1:8888 port. I had this issue on one computer also.  Finally got it killed/cleared. 

Open an administrator cmd window and copy and paste the string below:

netstat -ano|findstr "PID :8888"

That will give you a table and at the end will be the PID (Process Indicator) of what is using port 8888. 

Then knowing the PID using port 8888 use the following to kill that process.

taskkill /PID 12345 /f

Change the number 12345 above of course to what you found above for the PID using port 8888

Hope it works for you.
Larry


Installing SDRplay2RSS -" CORRECTION" - D R A F T -

Larry Dodd
 

George - All:
Everyone please disregard all of my previous posts regarding this subject. This is a corrected D R A F T to be verified by Jim Sky and others before it becomes valid.

SDRPLAY2RSS INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR RSS 2.9.59

Version 12/4/2021 
by Larry Dodd 

The latest version of RSS at this date is 2.9.59

http://radiosky.com/spec/Spectrograph_2_9_59.exe

This is a full version of RSS that you should download for new RSS installs. Several file paths in 2.9.59 have changed. The new directory paths are summarized here:

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay/

This path is where your ObservatoryLast.obs, ReceiverLast.obs, and other config files will be located. This directory is called "My Documents", not to be confused with your personal user documents folder. That's a different documents directory.

This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/

This directory is where you will find folders for your Color files, Correction Files, Schedule Files, and the SDRPlay directory detailed above.

NOTE: The FilterTaps file folder is in your C:/Program Files (x86)/Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory. It contains the various filter tap files.

This PC/Documents/Spec Data/

This is the directory where your spectrograph data files will be stored.

In Win10 install SRDUno from the SDRPlay web site to ensure the necessary API support files are installed on your computer. Be aware that newer versions of SDRUno support files may not be compatible with SDRPlay2RSS so use an older SDRUno version to be sure you have support files that will work with SDRPlay2RSS. Next install RSS 2.9.59 in your local disk (C:)/Program Files (x86), directory. Open RSS 2.9.59 and set the Mode menu to Stand Alone and the Receiver menu to SDRPlay.  Click the START button on RSS upper right side. This will open the separate SDRPlay2RSS window.

In the SDRplay2RSS "File" menu, select observatory path and Click on This Pc, Documents, Radio Sky, Radio-Sky Spectrograph, then SDRPlay.  Make sure SDRplay is highlighted then click OK at the bottom of the window. Next select the File menu observatory and fill in the data windows. When finished select SAVE. The software will create an observatory file for you and place it in your This PC/Documents/Radio-Sky/Radio-Sky Spectrograph/SDRPlay directory and the file will be named ObservatoryLast.obs.  The software will create the file based on the data you entered, name it, and put it in the proper directory.  Let the software do these things for you to make sure they are formatted correctly and placed it the appropriate folder.


Above are Observatory data entries as an example.  The Time offset is 0 in this case because UTC time is used on this computer.  

Next open the SDRPlay2RSS Integrate menu and make sure the Log and Windowing items have a check mark in front of them. If not selecting them will check mark them. Select the top item named Integrate Data Path. Set this path to This PC/Documents/SpecData/, then click on the word SpecData to highlight it. Click OK. Next click on Filter taps path. This needs to be This PC, local disk (C:), Program Files(x86), Spectrograph, SDRPlay, FilterTaps.  Highlight FilterTaps and then click OK. Leave everything else in the Integrate Menu at their defaults. The other menus not mentioned need no changes.

In RSS set your Color Offset to 200 and your Color Gain to 2 as a starting point.

 

These settings may need to be adjusted later to provide a correct spectrograph display. Under RSS options menu, File Saving, set your Data Directory to This PC/Documents/SpecData/. 

 Your SDRplay2RSS window should be set up as shown below.


The Gain Reduction (20), Offset (45), and Gain (.015) settings will differ slightly depending on which SDRPlay receiver you use and any calibration methods you might use later on. Start with the above settings and adjust later as necessary. NOTE: For making some of the changes the Integrate button must be off, i.e. not yellow.

Next, close everything and reboot the computer. This will ensure any registry changes are activated. When you open RSS and start it again be sure to check that the SDRPlay2RSS window Integrate button is a full yellow color. If it isn't click on it to turn it on and it should have a full background of yellow color.

With the hardware running and connected, run RSS, select MODE as Stand Alone, and SDRplay as the receiver. Click the RSS START button.  If you don't see a spectrum being painted right to left, then try playing with the RSS Offset and SDRplay2RSS Offset settings. Hopefully you will see something like this.

 

 Larry K4LED








Re: Persistent missing API dll for SDRPlay2RSS

Jim Sky
 

George,

I have a computer that does that. I did a scan pf all of the ports, I found that 127.0.0.1: 8888  was in use by something and I can't figure out what is using it.  Unfortunately, that port number is hard-coded into SDRPlay2RSS so I don't know how to get around that yet. So you could check and see if you are having the same problem. If so maybe you can disable whatever else is using 8888 or change its port.

As mentioned earlier, we have been working on some documentation and Dave has put up some preliminary copies that may be helpful to you.

http://www.radiojove.org/SUG/Pubs/SDRPlay2RSS%20Radio-Sky%20Spectrograph%20Quick%20Start,%20Sky%20(2021).pdf

and

http://www.radiojove.org/SUG/Pubs/Using%20SDRPlay2RSS,%20Sky%20(2021).pdf

I apologize for the apparent lack of organization about all this. You have arrived just as we are doing a public transition to SDRs and we are working out the kinks.

Jim S.

On 12/3/2021 5:16 PM, Dave Typinski wrote:
Hi George,

Thanks for your situation report at once encouraging and disappointing.  :)

Good luck with the native Windows installation.  That should be fairly painless relative to your efforts with a Mac.
--
Dave


On 12/3/21 15:18, George Loyer wrote:
Dave,
Thanks, this was helpful and I’ve got SDRPlay2RSS working.

Both of the configurations in ReceiverLas.config were defaults, a dot in the
case of filtertapspath and empty in the case of observatorypath.  I put in the
paths for both and I also updated my mir_sdr_api.dll - I had an old one or a
wrong one, but with the config changes and the corrected api DLL, SDRPlay2RSS
starts up with no errors.

When I clicked Integrate, I got an error that I had a sample rate out of limits
(I had it at 12MHz) so I set that to 6MHz after seeing the error
in SDRPlay2RSS.log. It appears to be working OK, except that the Integrate
button is not yellow, as the docs suggest it should be (it is highlighted with
thicker lines around the button).  RSS will not connect to it on 127.0.0.1:8888
- just times out.  And so far after setting it to send the data to files with
the Integrate file path set, I don’t see any files accumulating.  I also tried
streaming to files and nothing shows up.

So far this has been just testing on my desk at home with my Mac. Tomorrow, I
will be at the observatory and try this all with a real Windows PC running Win10
and the RJ antenna.  We’ll see how that goes and if it just works, then I’ve
likely got some kind of issue on the Mac with Parallels and I won’t try that any
further.

Thanks for your quick response.  Sorry to miss the call on Wednesday, I will
keep you and the group posted on my progress.

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110
gloyer@gmail.com <mailto:gloyer@gmail.com>



On Nov 30, 2021, at 8:45 PM, Dave Typinski <davetyp@typnet.net
<mailto:davetyp@typnet.net>> wrote:

Hi George,

Not sure anyone has ever tried this combination of hardware.

Caveat: I have no knowledge anything relating to Mac stuff.

One thing to check is the ReceiverLast.config file.

In that file, there should be two lines similar to:

<filtertapspath>C:\Program Files\Spectrograph\SDRPlay\FilterTaps</filtertapspath>

<observatorypath>C:\Program Files\Spectrograph\SDRPlay</observatorypath>

Both of those tags should contain the absolute path to to SDRPlay directory
that gets installed under the Spectrograph directory.

The examples above are from an installation on a WinXP box.

Yours should reflect the directory structure you use under Parallels.

If that doesn't work, then perhaps the location is hard-coded in SDRPlay2RSS
somewhere.  In that case, suggest installing RSS to C:\Program
Files\Spectrograph like a normal Windows installation.

Also, perhaps it's an environment variable thing.  You might try adding the
absolute location of mir_sdr_api.dll to the %PATH% system variable within your
Win10 emulation.

Also, to run the RSP1A with SDRPlay2RSS, you will need the 260 kB version of
mir_sdr_api.dll.  If yours is already that size, you're golden.  If not, you
may download the appropriate file here:

https://www.aj4co.org/AJ4CO%20Software%20Archive/SDR%20Software/SDRPlay2RSS/

Hope that helps.
--
Dave


On 11/30/21 22:43, George Loyer wrote:
Headline: I acquired an RSP1A, reinstalled SDRUno but am still unable to
Integrate with SDRPlay2RSS.

Details:

 * I’m running Windows 10 in a Mac under Parallels in Coherent mode.
 * I installed RSS in C:\Tools\Spectrograph and it placed Spectrograph.exe in
   that folder.
 * I installed SDRPlay2RSS in the same folder, and it created a folder SDRPlay
   in that folder and installed the SDRPlay2RSS.exe in
   C:\Tools\Spectrograph\SDRPlay along with mir_sdr_api.dll.
 * Whether I start SDRPlay2RSS as a user or as administrator, it starts up OK,
   but when I click on Integrate the button does not go yellow (just highlights
   the button with a thicker line) and presents an error message
     o Unable to load DLL 'mir_sdr_api.dll': The specified module could not be
       found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)
 * The bottom status line in the window reports “Integrating…” but there is no
   indication that it is working. If I direct the output to SPS files, no files
   are created. RSS tries and fails to connect to SDRPlay2RSS on 127.0.0.1:8888
   after a timeout of 30 seconds.


My guess is that since the mir_sdr_api.dll file is not found, SDRPlay2RSS cannot
connect to the RSP1A and change settings and it cannot get data from the SDR via
the API.

Any ideas on how to get SDRPlay2RSS to find the mir_sdr_api.dll would be
appreciated.  I have reinstalled both RSS and SDRPlay2RSS a couple of times as
administrator in this folder outside of the regular Program Files folders.

Thanks in advance…

George

George Loyer
AJ6SP
Cell: 707.548.2110
gloyer@gmail.com <mailto:gloyer@gmail.com><mailto:gloyer@gmail.com>






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