SDR Meters and Afedri

SDR Sharp Virtual Meter Collection w/Afedri

SDR Sharp program using photographic S-Meter Plugins coded with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. (C#.Net)

The following are the base meters, added as a Plug-In programmed enhancement to SDR#:

This is the unmodified levelmeter control which reads straight dB with good accuracy but its too jittery to usefor HF reception. 

This is my first modified meter, which is 2 dimensional and matches the theme of SDR# nicely. I redraw the meter face and add theprovision to decay more slowly than the attack time. I also added a calibration method to the XML file. 

Afedri SDR-NET Control Box project

The newest acquisition here is the Afedri SDR-NET SDR Receiver. The great benefit with this is ethernet (LAN) connectivity in addition to the usual USB option. The LAN offers up to 2MHZ of recordable spectrum at one time. 

Having downloaded the Open Source for the Afedri Box Software, I have the program interface coming up minimized. Clicking at the bottom of the screen brings up this widget, which allows adjustment of the RF Gain control while leaving plenty of the screen open to see the affects on the Spectrum display. I have also added these Sample Rate buttons to allow quick access to a smaller recording size that will keep the files from getting too big. When not recording, the program defaults to 1MHZ sample rate and then the SDR application (SDR#) is used to quickly zoom in on a smaller value for the Spectrum Display. Program Auto-sets the RF Gain based on BAND selected. This same widget works great with the HDSDR SDR application. 

Dragging the widget window (at left) to make it bigger reveals this, a larger display of the Afedri Command Box program. It is still much smaller than the stock version of the program, yet all of the Single Receiver functionality is still contained within. The tabs and options that do not pertain to Single Receiver mode have been removed, greatly simplifying and reducing the tab clutter. 

Simplified Command Shell tab for setting USB sample rate and making small adjustments to the Master clock.

Simplified Network Tab, this is all that is needed for a Single Receiver. 

 

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