April 2, 2014

Status report

Just to keep whoever visits my blog in the loop. I will be making a major update/overhaul of the site. I had a change of position at work which totally killed my free time. I upgraded the feed server again cause my daughter needed a laptop for her school work. I did not and will not abandon the site. Just need to make more time to post what is going on. Stay Tuned

January 16, 2014

Misc Things

I sold my main desktop i used for listening to shortwave via the afedri and went with a mac mini i7 quadcore. The mac sdr native frontends are almost nill and running windows 7 in a VM via Fusion is just a pain in the ass. So i sold the afedri and most likely go back to using a traditional radio. The radio i have my eyes on is the Alinco DX-R8.

I'm still into radios and hacking electronics up but i always bounce around that and making music.


Moving Stuff

I relocated my feed radios to the feed server desk to make room for a bigger monitor on my main desk. The server has also been replaced with a Gateway M-6886 laptop. I think it will use even lees power then the previous servers i had.

I rewired the whole system and disconnected as many splitters as possible. Each scanner has a ground loop isolator and the main antenna going to the scanners has a FM-Trap.

I adjusted all 3 sound card to get the best signal to noise ratio as possible. Hopefully the levels are nice and hot and not over modulated/muddy.