On-Line User's Manual
DSP10 2-Meter TRANSCEIVER
Bob Larkin, W7PUA & Mike Reed, KD7TS
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Chapter 1 -
Chapter 2 - Weak
EME-2 Mode Automatically measure your EME capability
PUA43 Mode Multi-tone FSK for weak signal communication
LHL-7 Mode Seven-tone code based on Morse code
LTI Mode Long Term Integration for detection and measurement of very weak signals
Power to Tone Audible tone from Noise or Signal
Setting the Screen Clock The precision clock for LTI, PUA43 and LHL-7 (ver 3.80)
Sun Noise Measurements Accurate evaluation of system sensitivity
Signal Simulation Use your transmitter as a noisy signal generator!
Chapter 3 - Background
Frequency Conventions for setting frequencies
Windowing of Spectral Data Understanding more about measuring spectra of signals with the DSP-10
Using the ADSP Audio processor The DSP-10 can be operated without the RF hardware!
Chapter 4 - DSP-10
Configuration File the key to customizing the DSP-10
T/R Sequencing Software driven, fully programmable
Pallette and Colors Methods and ideas for customizing the screen colors
Diagnostics Screen information to peek inside the DSP-10
Call String Your Call in the corner
Reference Frequency Calibration Correct the 10 MHz Oscillator in Software
Setting the freq offset of the EZ-Kit A minor refinement in frequency accuracy
RF Gain Configuration Calibrate your S-meter reading at reduced RF Gain
Transmit Audio Equalizer. Add sparkle to your microphone response.
Chapter 5 - DSP-10
Hardware for Users
Hardware Connections Interconnecting with the DSP10, a checklist
External 10 MHz Reference A key element of the weak-signal operation
Fast Push-to-Talk Hardware Important for SSB/FM users
Birdies You shouldn't have many!
Chapter 6 - Reference
Errors Descriptions of Errors and Warnings
Notes on Source Code
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CREDITS - (This is a personal note from W7PUA, the program coder). I will probably forget someone here, but I must attempt to thank and credit the many people that have helped during this project. Johan Forrer KC7WW, has been of great help with the DSP side and has graciously shared his wizardry in real time DSP programming. The LMS code also came from Johan. Kirk Bailey N7CCB has supplied ideas throughout the project and improved the product in many areas. Gary Oliver WA7SHI has contributed ideas and programming wisdom in the area of weak signal DSP going back to 1987 when he wrote a 32010 assembler because nothing was available within ham budgets. Andy Baranski, PE1ROE, has provided many useful ideas and lot's of fun discussion. Bob Rullman K7MSH, Deane Kidd W7TYR and Merle Cox W7YOZ have all helped with the weak signal ideas. Conversations at the Microwave Update in Phoenix have certainly been influential. The same goes for the recent Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) relay experiment where this equipment and software was used to detect the spacecraft at 437 MHz. Various people on the MGS net were informative and helpful. The GIF routines from Sverre Huseby, the ASYNC routines from David Kessner and the DSP loading routines EZLD and EZFAST from Dwight Elvey all were great time savers. Analog Devices has provided considerable assistance through their application manuals.
After the initial issue at version 1.6, Ernie Manly, W7LHL, Beb Larkin, W7SLB, Larry Liljeqvist, W7SZ and Mike Reed, KD7TS, have spent huge amounts of time beta testing versions of both programs. This has included discovering a wide range of "bugs" that I introduced. They and their computers all survived the experience and the usefulness and relatively good reliability of the programs is in a major way attributable to their efforts. Roger Rehr, W3SZ, has provided considerable assistance as well as a broad perspective in applicability of this technology. The influences of Wes Hayward, W7ZOI, Roger Hayward, KA7EXM, Rick Campbell, KK7B, Ed Hare, W1RFI, Russ Carpenter, AA7QU, and Paul Pagel, N1FB, show up in many places in this project. The credits would not be complete without acknowledging several individuals that had no contact with the project, but influenced it in major ways. Starting with Jack Wolf, an NYU EE professor of the early 1960s who introduced me to all the concepts involved.Then there were the developers of the Piccolo project, pioneer weak signal experimenter Victor Poor, K3NIO, and the two amateurs that collaborated with me in many non-coherent-integration experiments of the early 60s, Carl Scheideler, W2AZL and Bill Ashby, K2TKN.Thanks to all for their ideas,
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