The Linux WSEControl Page [circa early 2006]

This page provides some information on a QT 3-based C application by W3SZ that allows you to control the WSE receiver modules designed and built by SM5BSZ Leif Asbrink in Linux without running Linrad.

Linrad is an extraordinary weak signal receiver by SM5BSZ. To accompany this software Leif, SM5BSZ, designed and built an equally extraordinary set of Hardware modules. These cover 500 KHz slices containing the 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, and 14 MHz bands, and the lower 2 MHz of the 144 MHz amateur radio band. When using these with Linrad, Linrad provides the necessary hardware control. But if you plan to use the WSE boxes with your own software, or with some of the DttSP software then you may want to use an ancillary program to control the WSE boxes. WSEController by W3SZ is such a tool.

Click wsecontrol.tar.gz to download.

This tar.gz file contains:

'wse' , the QT 3-derived executable file as well as the source files and other ancillary files related to the QT 3 environment.

You expand the tarball by typing 'tar zxvf wsecontrol.tar.gz'.  You can run the executable file by typing './wse' .  If you want to modify and recompile the application instead of just running the executable file I would suggest that you download QT3-Designer and QT3-Assistant.  You can get these as Debian packages qt3-designer and qt3-assistant.  There are also ancillary qt3-related files that you may want to download as well.

Having modified the source and its daughter files with QT-Designer, you can compile it by typing 'qmake -o Makefile'.  When you are back at the command line, just type 'make'.  Then, typing './wse' will run your modified application.

The WSE Controller controls the frequency of the WSE whether you are using the RXHFA HF module or the RX144 module as the front end, and allows you to listen to 160, 80, 40, 20 or 2 meters, or 10 MHz with the WSE hardware.

If you try my WSE Controller let me know how it works [or not] for you.

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