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RE: [linrad] Mirroring of Waterfall
- Subject: RE: [linrad] Mirroring of Waterfall
- From: Leif Åsbrink <leif.asbrink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:10:29 +0100
> I have made some progress in that I can send data from the user
> routine to a
> UDP socket, but so far I am getting only zeros when I attempt to
> QSY. Could
> you look at my program and see if there is anything obvious that
> I have done
> wrong? I took the following statement right out of w3sz code, but it
> returns only zeros.
> Do I have to do something to make the freq variable visiable to the user
There are several frequency variables.
If you want to use the frequency control window, then you should
retrieve the frequency from the variable fg.passband_center and
place code in set_hardware_rx_frequency() to send the data to your
radio with the appropriate offset. Use the variable rx_mode
(modes in globdef.h, MODE_WCW, MODE_SSB,....) to decide what offset
If you want to read the frequency from the radio and place the data
on the Linrad screen, use this (Linrad-01.16, user.c):
// This routine is responsible to set
// int hware_flag=0 when it does not want to be called any more.
// If you use this routine to read data from your hardware
// to update fg.passband_center or fg.passband_direction,
// call show_center_frequency() to make Linrad update the frequency scales
// on the screen.
The variable mix1_fq_mid[fftx_nx] is the frequency latest found
by the AFC routine while tracking a signal. It will follow the
signal as it drifts in frequency. This is the frequency to send
to your transmitter if you have a wideband receiver such as the
WSE converters. You would then use the frequency control window
to set the center frequency of the wide waterfall.
With a few seconds of afc delay you can catch a station that
sends only his own call once even if it was 10 kHz away. If
interested you can respond immediately at the frequency he used.
The delay he will experience is the delay you selected for the AFC
and if you can react fast with your mouse, 3 seconds will be enough.
This should be extremely efficient in contesting because you can
catch new stations entering the contest before anyone else noticed
he is present so you can work before a pileup is created.
You may use the frequency found in mix1_selfreq. This is the
frequency you actually clicked at and it is available even if the
AFC is disabled.
The frequencies you get are the frequencies within the waterfall,
it is from 0 to fsamp or 0 to fsamp/2 depending on the soundcard
configuration. The frequency 0 is at the left side or at the right
side of the waterfall depending on fg.passband_direction.
To convert to the correct RF frequency, use the below (from afc_graph):
// Get center frequency and put on screen
To set frequency scale offset, call show_center_frequency()
(which you should do anyway to have the scales on screen)
Leif / SM5BSZ