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How to syncronize SDR Perseus
In this page you can find a little guide about the best way to
syncronize Perseus SDR and ICOM radio. I hope that what is written can
be helpful to others.
needed (in addition to PC...):
ICOM radio, in my case IC 706MKII
to the instructions of the switch box connect the antenna to the input
jack, a jumper to RTX ICOM, and the second jumper to RX
Perseus and of course to 13.8 Vdc.
connect SDR Perseus to PC with USB cable
To connect ICOM radio to PC using the back CI-V
jack and USB cable
radio and Perseus are synchronized and if you'll tune the ICOM VFO will
shift the scale of Perseus and vice versa.
Remember to put the squelch RTX to not hear the
rustling of the bottom!
feeling you get using the Perseus SDR synchronized with the ICOM is to
have in front of you a complete and professional station and one gets the impression of being faced with a
complex dashboard that
to be fully exploited needs to be tested, learned and developed.
open VSPE (Virtual
Serial Ports Emulator) and click "create
new device" , don't modify in "device type" the
and click Next, choose in "Virtual
serial port" the
"COM10" that is usually used by SDR
Perseus.Leave it configured in the background so that the program will
connect the Perseus to Bobcat.
start the Perseus software and click on the s-meter above 9+60 so that
"reverse squelch" is on. In this mode the SDR Perseus stops to receive
when signals are over that limit.This step is important because when
you will transmit with the Icom will prevent to put the
Perseus into saturation and also to remove an annoying echo
effect due to the natural delay between transmission and reception.
start the program and click Setup icon down on the left, in the "CAT" menu you can
choose the connection ports of Perseus (CAT1) and of RTX (CAT2).
for Perseus select the COM10 previously generated by VSPE and clock "Check" .The
result will be "OK"!
- In CAT2 select ICOM Serial Port .To
know which is the serial port on the apparatus do right clik on My Computer -> Manage -> Device
Manager -> Ports(COM and LPT).
- Choose the radio model and click on
result will be "OK"!
(the second icon down on the left)
ease of use of Perseus however, makes it all very intuitive and easy to
use after a few minutes of testing.
on the monitor a large part of the band facilitates the hunting to DX
and makes the idea of the traffic and propagation in the frequency.
interaction SDR / Traditional is surely a winner choice and brings a
further wave of technology in the world of amateur radio.