Old info about Windows drivers for various SDR hardware.
(Part of SM 5 BSZ home page)

(June 13 2015)

There is a lot to say about drive routines for soundcards under Windows, but at the moment little of that will be exposed here. Use Google, Yahoo or some other search engine. Investigate your sound device, look for inappropriate sound effects as the one described in this MOON-NET posting Upgraded computer, new issues. Disable sound effects in Windows or select Portaudio with ASIO, WDM-KS or WASAPI drivers in the Linrad setup.

The Delta 44 drivers may be incorrect under Vista and Windows 7 The audiodg.exe bug(?) may cause excessive CPU load.

The WSE units need a parallel port. This link: How to add a parallel port discusses some of the possible solutions for adding a parallel port.

In case you want to use Linrad with SDR-14, SDR-IQ or Perseus under Windows, first install the drivers supplied by the manufacturer and make sure the units run with the manufacturers software.

With the Perseus such a strategy might fail. perseus.exe might not work at all on a Pentium 3 and it might not work under Windows 98. To run Linrad with the Perseus HF receiver on obsolete platforms (software and/or hardware,) download this file: old-perseus.zip (63321 bytes) It contains an old version of perseususb.dll as well as a directory Drivers. By installing the drive routine from "Drivers" and by placing the old perseususb.dll in the path where you have your .sbs files it is possible to run Linrad with the Perseus on Win 98 systems as well as on elderly Pentium 3 systems where the winusb drivers do not work.

The Perseus files are protected by copyright. All rights belong to http://www.microtelecom.it Each version of Linrad is compiled for a specific version number on the sbs files for Perseus. Go to this page if you want to use Perseus with Linrad and need specific version of the sbs files: sbs files for using Linrad with Perseus

For Perseus you might want to use this installer: setup-linrad-perseus-bin-package-02.exe (2053168 bytes) It will install perseususb.dll as well as the .sbs files in your system directory. The binary files for Perseus will then automatically become available for new Linrad versions.

For SDR-14 and SDR-IQ the file FTD2XX.DLL has to be available to Linrad and the SDR-14 or SDR-IQ drive routine has to be installed. In case if you do not want to install SpectraVue you can download this file ftd2xx.zip (266881 bytes), unpack it to a suitable place and instruct the Windows hardware installation tool to search for the drive routines for "SDR-14" or "SDR-IQ" there.

Linrad can run with ExtIO plugins. Extio is a "standard", designed by Alberto di Bene, I2PHD, used for communicating with SDR hardware. Such files are available for many hardware. You can get an idea here: www.hdsdr.de/hardware.html

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