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Detecting Hardware

When you search for ANAN hardware select ANAN, Hermes-Lite from the dropdown list. If ANAN hardware is not found look in the logfile (below).

The ANAN hardware must have the correct firmware loaded and be on the supported list.

An excerpt from a logfile with a non-supported ANAN model is shown below, in this case the hardware is actually the 8000DLE!



Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Socket 000008C0 created
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Socket bound to address ANY, port 20000
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Socket set to blocking
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Sending...
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Discovery address    169.254.78.255, port 1024
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Sent 60 of 60 bytes
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Discovery address    255.255.255.255, port 1024
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Sent 60 of 60 bytes
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> -
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Receiving replies, timeout 2000 ms
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Received 60 bytes from 169.254.229.192
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Parsing:
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Sequence ...........: 0-0-0-0
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Response ...........: 02
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     MAC ................: D8-80-39-6D-E5-C0-05-17
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Board type .........: Unknown 5 (5)
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Version protocol ...: 02.3
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>             firmware ...: 02.1
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>             Mercury ....: 0-0-0-0
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>             Penny ......: 0
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>             Metis ......: 0
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Receivers ..........: 7
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect>     Frequency or phase .: 1, Phase
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> -
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> Received 0 replies
Radio OpenHPSDR: Auto-detect> -

Microphone

You do not need an expensive super-duper professional quality microphone. For development the TONOR Professional Singing Karaoke Vocal Dynamic Microphone is resulting in reports of very good quality audio. This typically costs less than $25 and comes with a 9.8ft (3m) cable!

 

 
Recording

To make a recording of the audio as sent to the transmitter click the recording button in the Input pane of the DSP panel. The recording is saved as a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file which you play with any Windows media application.

 
Voice Modes

Microphone

You can use a microphone connected to either the PC or the ANAN hardware. In the DSP panel select the microphone, the entry ✶ Microphone on Radio ✶ selects the microphone connected to the ANAN hardware. The Spectrum window in the DSP panel shows the microphone output after the gain and processing (if selected) are applied.

Adjust the gain/proc and master gain/proc (see common configuration) so that the ALC value peaks somewhere between 100 and 150. The ALC value is shown even when not in transmit.

Use the equaliser to adjust the frequency balance (see common configuration).

Monitor

At present the speakers / headphones on the ANAN hardware are not supported. If you want to hear your own audio select a playback device from the dropdown list. Monitor output is only available when transmitting. (CW sidetone is only heard through speakers connected to the ANAN radio.)

Mode

Select the desired mode - at present only LSB and USB are available, but you can always send CW!

Drive Level

With the ALC peaking between 100 and 150 switch to transmit (use either VOX or press the TX button). Adjust the drive slider to set the output level. An alternate method is to use the tone generator (see common configuration) by selecting Tone - you are then transmitting a steady tone (or tones).

Signal Quality

The Pure Signal approach is supported by SDR Console, use this to ensure your signal is as clean as possible.

 

 
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CW

The recommended way to send CW is with break-in. In the hardware-specific configuration make sure you have break-in selected in the CW pane.

 
Antenna Selection

This section explains the operation with a separate receiving antenna such as the Wellbrook loop, for example:

  • Transmit - doublet or dipole (ANT1),
  • Receive - loop antenna (RX).

With some of the more basic ANAN models such as the 10E the RX port (usually a SMA connector) is always inline during receive, so you will normally switch the transmitting antenna out of line during receive so only the loop antenna is active.

When you select the Antenna option RX/Ant 1 (ribbon bar, Home pane, Radio panel) the antenna selection is actually switched from Ant 1 to Ant 3 during receive so only the RX antenna is active. When you switch to transmit the antenna is switched back to Ant 1.