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Old 10-01-2015, 6:44 AM
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Is that Greg's scanner plugin you're referencing? (Frequency Manager Suite)
No, not Greg's scanner plugins.

Our Russian friend Vasilli makes the best scanner plugins for SDR# (IMHO), including advanced Sinad squelch, scanner plugins, DCS/CTCSS decoders, Aux/Multiple VFO's etc etc..

RTL-SDR

Caveat..

Vasilli's plugins may, or may not work with the latest (.Net4.6) versions of SDR#.

He is in the process of producing a new script/install package that will automatically load all of his plugins into the latest version of SDR#.

Stay tuned on the above website & use Google translate if your Russian is a little rusty.
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SDRplay are pleased to announce release 1.8.0 of the API for the RSP. This is a major upgrade to the API with new features and an improved gain map which should result in improved performance over a key portion of the gain control range. Currently this API is available for Windows only, but versions for Linux and Mac OS and Android will follow shortly.

The API now incorporates automatic post tuner DC offset correction and I/Q compensation. This will almost completely eliminate the DC centre spike that was previously present in zero IF mode and also correct for amplitude and phase errors in the I/Q signal paths that can lead to in-band images when strong signals are present.

There is a new gain map for the RSP which should help improve the receiver noise floor for gain reduction settings in the range of 59-78 dB. To achieve this, the IF gain control range has been increased from 59 to 78 dB. In addition, the user can now turn the LNA on or off at any point within the IF gain control range. This means that the LNA can remain on for gain reduction settings of up to 78 dB, whereas previously the maximum gain reduction that could be attained whilst the LNA was on was only 59 dB. Being able to leave the LNA on will result in improvements in the receiver noise performance for gain reductions in the range of 59 to 78 dB. The upper 19 dB of the IF gain control range have now been disabled. In practice this part of the gain control range was useless as trying to operate within this region always lead to receiver overload even when signals were very weak.

To fully exploit the features of this new API release, we have also issued release 3.5 of the ExtIO plugin. This plugin will work with HDSDR, SDR sharp (releases 1361 or earlier) and Studio 1. Automatic I/Q compensation and DC offset correction will work with later versions of SDR sharp, but we will need to update the native plugin for users of these later versions to be access the new gain map.

Similarly, users of SDR Console will gain the benefit of automatic DC offset compensation and I/Q correction, but will not yet be able to access the new gain map. We hope that a version of SDR console that unlocks this feature will become available in the near future.

Until a new release of SDR-Console is available, you can copy the API into the SDR-Console installation directory...

from C:\Program Files\MiricsSDR\API\x64\mir_sdr_api.dll to C:\Program Files\SDR-RADIO-PRO.com\mir_sdr_api.dll

The API installer has also contains an extra certificate to be more user friendly for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users.

The new API and ExtIO plugin can be downloaded from our website at: SDRplay - Windows
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SDRplay are pleased to announce release 1.8.0 of the API for the RSP. This is a major upgrade to the API with new features and an improved gain map which should result in improved performance over a key portion of the gain control range. Currently this API is available for Windows only, but versions for Linux and Mac OS and Android will follow shortly.

The API now incorporates automatic post tuner DC offset correction and I/Q compensation. This will almost completely eliminate the DC centre spike that was previously present in zero IF mode and also correct for amplitude and phase errors in the I/Q signal paths that can lead to in-band images when strong signals are present.

There is a new gain map for the RSP which should help improve the receiver noise floor for gain reduction settings in the range of 59-78 dB. To achieve this, the IF gain control range has been increased from 59 to 78 dB. In addition, the user can now turn the LNA on or off at any point within the IF gain control range. This means that the LNA can remain on for gain reduction settings of up to 78 dB, whereas previously the maximum gain reduction that could be attained whilst the LNA was on was only 59 dB. Being able to leave the LNA on will result in improvements in the receiver noise performance for gain reductions in the range of 59 to 78 dB. The upper 19 dB of the IF gain control range have now been disabled. In practice this part of the gain control range was useless as trying to operate within this region always lead to receiver overload even when signals were very weak.

To fully exploit the features of this new API release, we have also issued release 3.5 of the ExtIO plugin. This plugin will work with HDSDR, SDR sharp (releases 1361 or earlier) and Studio 1. Automatic I/Q compensation and DC offset correction will work with later versions of SDR sharp, but we will need to update the native plugin for users of these later versions to be access the new gain map.

Similarly, users of SDR Console will gain the benefit of automatic DC offset compensation and I/Q correction, but will not yet be able to access the new gain map. We hope that a version of SDR console that unlocks this feature will become available in the near future.

Until a new release of SDR-Console is available, you can copy the API into the SDR-Console installation directory...

from C:\Program Files\MiricsSDR\API\x64\mir_sdr_api.dll to C:\Program Files\SDR-RADIO-PRO.com\mir_sdr_api.dll

The API installer has also contains an extra certificate to be more user friendly for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users.

The new API and ExtIO plugin can be downloaded from our website at: SDRplay - Windows
I have replaced both the Mirics drivers and the EXT IO drivers and still have a bad center spike. I have tried every setting possible and cant get this down. Using SDR Play with SDR-Console latest version with Win 10. Any suggestions would be great.
The SDR Play does work well with a home built OCFD.

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I have replaced both the Mirics drivers and the EXT IO drivers and still have a bad center spike. I have tried every setting possible and cant get this down. Using SDR Play with SDR-Console latest version with Win 10. Any suggestions would be great.
The SDR Play does work well with a home built OCFD.

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Regarding Windows users, the spike removal and other benefits released in the latest API update are currently only available to programmes which use EXTIO files (for example: HDSDR or SDR# version 1361 or earlier). These features have been included in a release of SDR-Console which is currently in beta test and looking good. It really is any day now before SDR Console will be updated with these enhancements for the SDRplay RSP. When it is updated it will be announced on the SDRplay website SDRplay and you can also see updates directly from author Simon Brown on https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sdr-radio-com/info
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Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply.

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Regarding Windows users, the spike removal and other benefits released in the latest API update are currently only available to programmes which use EXTIO files (for example: HDSDR or SDR# version 1361 or earlier). These features have been included in a release of SDR-Console which is currently in beta test and looking good. It really is any day now before SDR Console will be updated with these enhancements for the SDRplay RSP. When it is updated it will be announced on the SDRplay website SDRplay and you can also see updates directly from author Simon Brown on https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sdr-radio-com/info
Any news on the new version release?

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Old 02-06-2016, 1:50 AM
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Default SDRplay upgrade released on SDR Console

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Any news on the new version release?

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Yes. good News. The latest build 2381 of Version 2.3 has the new SDRplay features previously only available to EXTIO users in it.

Go to Download software here to download it.

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Now using latest SDR-Radio 2381 and newest Mirics drivers, still have bad center spike. What adjustments am I missing?

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So many people are waiting for Unitrunker to work with SDRPlay. if only it is supported, id get 3 instead of the Aspy.
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Now using latest SDR-Radio 2381 and newest Mirics drivers, still have bad center spike. What adjustments am I missing?

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Can you check if you actually installed the latest API from SDRplay - Windows ? - this is not the same as the 'Mirics drivers' . If problems persist, email support@sdrplay.com
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So many people are waiting for Unitrunker to work with SDRPlay. if only it is supported, id get 3 instead of the Aspy.
Some folks seem to have it working if you join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdrplay/ where I saw this post on January 30th (just search for Unitrunker)

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" I use SDR Console, Unilinker, and a couple of virtual serial ports to marry it all together. It's a bit of work to set up initially, but it works very, very well." unquote

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Can you check if you actually installed the latest API from SDRplay - Windows ? - this is not the same as the 'Mirics drivers' . If problems persist, email support@sdrplay.com
Latest API 1.8.1 is the Mirics install. I just checked the website. I'll do some more research.

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Is there any dealers in Canada where I can purchase the SDRPLAY.

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Old 03-14-2016, 5:14 PM
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Default Dealers in Canada

At the moment SDRplay don't have a dealer in Canada - They can ship direct from the UK SDRplay or you can go to Ham Radio Outlet in the USA on SDRplay SDRplay RSP | RSP - Radio Spectrum Processor SDR Receiver
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Default New Facebook Group for SDRuno software users

There is a useful Facebook group dedicated to SDRuno - it's on https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdruno/

SDRuno SDR software is based on Studio1 and is now available free for SDRplay customers. A limited functionality version is available to other SDR hardware users which is ideal for RTL-SDR users for example - a chance to try out the software before considering an upgrade to the RSP.
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Old 07-27-2016, 6:03 AM
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Default Other SDRplay news

We have started work with Simon Brown to get recent SDRplay API improvements into future SDR Console updates. He has kindly offered to include as many of the features as possible in his August release of SDR Console V3 preview - we appreciate his support. The SDR Console website is It's all about the software

Jeff N8GJL, has released a version of the free Frequency Manager Suite for use with SDRuno v1x. He writes "This is a subset of FMSuite for SDR#; it includes the Frequency Manager plugin (but not the Scanner), the Frequency Data Display plugin, the Scheduler plugin, and the Data Tools Wizard. It runs in its own window separately from SDRuno. The Frequency Manager uses the same database as the SDR# and SDR Console versions so you can share databases between the applications. Because SDRuno v1x was never intended for this purpose its only communications with other applications is through a virtual serial port. This communication channel can be slow, which makes scanning impractical. So this release does not include a scanner or related plugins. But you can still send and receive frequencies with SDR Console and enjoy the other advanced features of the Frequency Manager and the Scheduler, and the Data Tools Wizard's ability to import and export radio station databases. As development of SDRuno proceeds I hope to add complete functionality to this version of FMSuite. Download the SDRuno v1x version from http:///www.FreqMgrSuite.com and I hope you enjoy it. "

Another priority for usrecently has been ironing out some wrinkles with SoapySDR - many thanks to those who have patiently helped us understand some recent Ubuntu problems which are being worked.

For ongoing news visit our blog on SDRplay - Blog
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Default SDRplay news update

Simon Brown is close to updating SDR-Console V3 preview to use the latest API from SDRplay - see SDRplay - Blog for news on this and other information like how the RSP is recommended by Ham Radio Science for troubleshooting RFI problems caused by computers
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Default New API and SDRuno software releases this week

We have released an improved API and an update to SDRuno this week. To download the latest versions - go to SDRplay - Windows

For ongoing news from SDRplay - see the blog on SDRplay - Blog
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Default New release of SDRuno software for RSP

SDRplay have released version 1.1 of SDRuno, specifically for RSP. New features include a calibrated power measurement facility, an SNR meter and automatic S-meter calibration. There are many additional improvements and fixes. To find out more, documentation can be found on http://www.sdrplay.com/docs/SDRplay_...ease_Notes.pdf and the software is available to download from SDRplay - Windows
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Thanks Jon. Have tried it and all is good.
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