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SdrDx Documentation -- Contents

    1.0 - Introduction — Page 1
        1.1 - About your Author — Page 1
        1.2 - About the Documentation — Page 2
        1.3 - About the Software — Page 2
        1.4 - Additional Credits — Page 2
        1.5 - Reading Guide — Page 3
            1.5.1 - Conventions — Page 3
            1.5.2 - Cryptic Labels — Page 3
        1.6 - Feature List — Page 4
    2.0 - SdrDx Operational Requirements — Page 5
    3.0 - Getting Going — Page 6
        3.1 - Upgrades — Page 6
            3.1.1 - Where are my preferences? — Page 6
                3.1.1.1 - Under OSX Leopard (10.5) — Page 6
                3.1.1.2 - Under OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) — Page 6
                3.1.1.3 - Under OSX Lion (10.7) — Page 6
                3.1.1.4 - Under OSX Mountain Lion (10.8) — Page 6
                3.1.1.5 - Under Windows XP — Page 6
                3.1.1.6 - Under Windows 7 — Page 6
                3.1.1.7 - Under Windows 8 — Page 6
        3.2 - New Installs — Page 7
    4.0 - Operations — Page 8
        4.1 - Exiting the Software — Page 8
        4.2 - Basic Tuning Steps — Page 8
        4.3 - Tuning -- the details — Page 9
        4.4 - Tuning Accuracy — Page 10
            4.4.1 - SDR-IQ, SDR-14 — Page 10
            4.4.2 - FUNcube Dongle — Page 10
        4.5 - Status Displays — Page 11
            4.5.1 - Top Display — Page 11
            4.5.2 - Middle Display — Page 11
            4.5.3 - Bottom Display — Page 11
        4.6 - Adjusting AGC — Page 12
        4.7 - Adjusting I/R — Page 12
        4.8 - Adjusting Squelch — Page 13
        4.9 - S-Meter — Page 14
            4.9.1 - VU Metering — Page 14
        4.10 - Signal Processing — Page 15
            4.10.1 - Auto Noise Floor — Page 15
            4.10.2 - Smooth Noise Floor — Page 15
            4.10.3 - Low Pass Filter — Page 15
            4.10.4 - High Pass Filter — Page 16
            4.10.5 - Noise Blanker — Page 17
            4.10.6 - Anti-Resonance — Page 18
            4.10.7 - Dynamic Noise Reduction — Page 19
            4.10.8 - Notch Filters — Page 20
                4.10.8.1 - Keyboard Controls — Page 20
                4.10.8.2 - Example of Use — Page 20
            4.10.9 - TDM/FDM Filter — Page 21
        4.11 - Demodulator Setup — Page 22
            4.11.1 - Adjusting Bandwidth — Page 22
            4.11.2 - Demodulator Mode Selection — Page 23
            4.11.3 - Demodulator Bandwidth Control — Page 23
        4.12 - Listening Tips — Page 24
            4.12.1 - SW Dx'ing — Page 24
            4.12.2 - AM broadcast band DX'ing — Page 24
            4.12.3 - CW reception — Page 24
            4.12.4 - SSB Reception — Page 24
                4.12.4.1 - Splatter — Page 24
            4.12.5 - SW DRM - Digital Radio Mondial — Page 25
            4.12.6 - Digital Modes — Page 26
                4.12.6.1 - RTTY — Page 26
                4.12.6.2 - CW Reception — Page 26
                4.12.6.3 - SSTV and FAX reception — Page 26
        4.13 - Memories — Page 27
            4.13.1 - Store and Recall — Page 27
            4.13.2 - Preset Amateur Bands — Page 27
            4.13.3 - More Memories — Page 27
            4.13.4 - Zoning — Page 27
            4.13.5 - Preset Time and SW Bands — Page 27
            4.13.6 - Saving and Loading Memory Sets — Page 27
            4.13.7 - Scanning — Page 28
        4.14 - Scope Controls — Page 29
            4.14.1 - Scope Modes — Page 29
            4.14.2 - Scope Options — Page 29
            4.14.3 - Scope Knob Controls — Page 29
            4.14.4 - Using Notches with the Scope — Page 30
            4.14.5 - Lightning distance with the Scope — Page 31
        4.15 - RF Waterfall — Page 32
            4.15.1 - About these displays — Page 32
            4.15.2 - Adjusting the Waterfall — Page 32
            4.15.3 - Time, Freq and BW Stamps — Page 32
            4.15.4 - Displaying the Demodulator on the Waterfall — Page 32
            4.15.5 - Saving the RF Waterfall — Page 33
            4.15.6 - RF Waterfall Palette — Page 34
                4.15.6.1 - Auto-load of Waterfall Palette — Page 34
            4.15.7 - RF Waterfall File Format — Page 35
        4.16 - RF Signal Display — Page 36
            4.16.1 - Grid Spacing — Page 36
            4.16.2 - Graticule and Demodulator Appearance — Page 36
            4.16.3 - Signal Amplitude and Baseline — Page 36
            4.16.4 - Spectrum amplitude relationship to s-meter readings — Page 36
            4.16.5 - RF Waveform Appearance — Page 36
            4.16.6 - Band Indicators — Page 36
            4.16.7 - Peak Tracking — Page 36
        4.17 - IQ Spikes and IQ Balancing — Page 37
        4.18 - Overload — Page 38
        4.19 - Native Recording — Page 39
            4.19.1 - System Requirements and Limitations — Page 39
            4.19.2 - Setting up to Record — Page 39
            4.19.3 - While Recording — Page 39
            4.19.4 - Record File Format — Page 39
        4.20 - Native Playback — Page 40
            4.20.1 - System Requirements — Page 40
            4.20.2 - Usage — Page 40
        4.21 - Audio IQ Playback — Page 41
            4.21.1 - System Requirements — Page 41
            4.21.2 - Usage — Page 41
        4.22 - Use with a Transmitter — Page 42
            4.22.1 - Transmit Squelch — Page 42
            4.22.2 - Latency — Page 42
        4.23 - Use with Up-Converters — Page 43
        4.24 - Just Listening — Page 44
            4.24.1 - Disabling Display Processing — Page 44
            4.24.2 - Disabling the Aux Scope — Page 44
        4.25 - Keystroke Commands — Page 45
        4.26 - GUI Controls — Page 46
            4.26.1 - Sliders — Page 46
            4.26.2 - Knobs — Page 46
            4.26.3 - Buttons — Page 46
            4.26.4 - LEDs — Page 46
            4.26.5 - Other Controls — Page 46
        4.27 - Application Stylesheet — Page 47
        4.28 - VFO Suite — Page 48
            4.28.1 - Overview — Page 48
            4.28.2 - Setup — Page 48
            4.28.3 - Use — Page 48
                4.28.3.1 - TCP IP — Page 48
                4.28.3.2 - TCP Port — Page 48
                4.28.3.3 - Connect / Disconnect — Page 48
                4.28.3.4 - Leg(end) — Page 48
                4.28.3.5 - Copy — Page 48
                4.28.3.6 - Swap — Page 48
                4.28.3.7 - Low Edge — Page 48
                4.28.3.8 - High Edge — Page 48
                4.28.3.9 - Mode (AM, USB, etc.) — Page 48
                4.28.3.10 - Save Defs — Page 48
                4.28.3.11 - Load Defs — Page 48
                4.28.3.12 - Status Displays — Page 48
                4.28.3.13 - VFO A...Z — Page 48
        4.29 - Griffen Powermate — Page 49
        4.30 - MIDI Control Surfaces — Page 50
            4.30.1 - Overview — Page 50
            4.30.2 - Official Requirements — Page 50
            4.30.3 - Limitations — Page 50
            4.30.4 - Compatability — Page 50
            4.30.5 - BCR2000 Setup — Page 50
            4.30.6 - Other Control Surface Setup — Page 50
            4.30.7 - SdrDx Device Setup — Page 50
            4.30.8 - SdrDx Learn Mode, Sliders and Dials — Page 50
            4.30.9 - SdrDx Learn Mode, Buttons — Page 50
            4.30.10 - SdrDx Learn Mode, Other Operations — Page 50
            4.30.11 - Recommended Control Surface — Page 50
            4.30.12 - Default Configuration — Page 50
                4.30.12.1 - Upper Row of Knobs — Page 50
                4.30.12.2 - 2nd Row of Knobs — Page 50
                4.30.12.3 - 3rd Row of Knobs — Page 50
                4.30.12.4 - Bottom Row of Knobs — Page 50
                4.30.12.5 - 1st Row of Buttons — Page 50
                4.30.12.6 - 2nd Row of Buttons — Page 50
                4.30.12.7 - Bottom Right group of Buttons — Page 50
        4.31 - Troubleshooting — Page 51
        4.32 - Abbreviations — Page 52
    5.0 - Application Support — Page 53
        5.1 - List of Applications — Page 53
        5.2 - To the Attention of Software Developers — Page 53
    6.0 - Interprocess Communication — Page 54
        6.1 - TCP: Purpose — Page 54
        6.2 - UDP: Purpose — Page 54
        6.3 - SdrDx Broadcasts (reports to you)... — Page 54
            6.3.1 - Ping report — Page 54
            6.3.2 - Frequency report — Page 54
            6.3.3 - Receive state report — Page 54
            6.3.4 - Center Frequency report — Page 54
            6.3.5 - Demodulator Mode report — Page 54
            6.3.6 - Meter Data report — Page 54
            6.3.7 - Span Data report — Page 54
            6.3.8 - Demodulator high edge report — Page 54
            6.3.9 - Demodulator low edge report — Page 54
            6.3.10 - aud -- audio packet from SdrDx to you — Page 54
            6.3.11 - dbstep report — Page 54
            6.3.12 - maxdb report — Page 54
            6.3.13 - c report — Page 54
            6.3.14 - i report — Page 54
            6.3.15 - GMT Time report — Page 54
            6.3.16 - Log report (log button pressed) — Page 54
            6.3.17 - Program Termination report — Page 54
            6.3.18 - Spectrum Data report — Page 54
        6.4 - SdrDx Listens for... — Page 54
            6.4.1 - close command — Page 54
            6.4.2 - frontself command — Page 54
            6.4.3 - dbstepq command — Page 54
            6.4.4 - maxdbq command — Page 54
            6.4.5 - cq command — Page 54
            6.4.6 - audiorq command — Page 54
            6.4.7 - iq command — Page 54
            6.4.8 - setc command — Page 54
            6.4.9 - seti command — Page 54
            6.4.10 - freq Command — Page 54
            6.4.11 - rxq command — Page 54
            6.4.12 - center command — Page 54
            6.4.13 - dfreq command — Page 54
            6.4.14 - sspan command — Page 54
            6.4.15 - demodh command — Page 54
            6.4.16 - demodl command — Page 54
            6.4.17 - setdh command — Page 54
            6.4.18 - setdl command — Page 54
            6.4.19 - mode command — Page 54
            6.4.20 - setdbstep command — Page 54
            6.4.21 - setmaxdb command — Page 54
            6.4.22 - setsdrrfgain command — Page 54
            6.4.23 - setsdrifgain command — Page 54
            6.4.24 - run command — Page 54
            6.4.25 - fcd command — Page 54
            6.4.26 - record command — Page 54
            6.4.27 - mute command — Page 54
            6.4.28 - rmute command — Page 54
            6.4.29 - gimme command — Page 54
            6.4.30 - savewaterfall command — Page 54
            6.4.31 - ams command — Page 54
            6.4.32 - sethpf command — Page 54
            6.4.33 - setlpf command — Page 54
            6.4.34 - hpf command — Page 54
            6.4.35 - fil command — Page 54
            6.4.36 - pek command — Page 54
            6.4.37 - lsq command — Page 54
            6.4.38 - f50 command — Page 54
            6.4.39 - f60 command — Page 54
            6.4.40 - tdm command — Page 54
            6.4.41 - ring command — Page 54
            6.4.42 - blanker command — Page 54
            6.4.43 - txs command — Page 54
            6.4.44 - dnr command — Page 54
            6.4.45 - volume command — Page 54
            6.4.46 - gmt command — Page 54
            6.4.47 - meter command — Page 54
            6.4.48 - decay command — Page 54
            6.4.49 - rfgain command — Page 54
            6.4.50 - txsquelch command — Page 54
            6.4.51 - squelch command — Page 54
            6.4.52 - poll command — Page 54
        6.5 - Sample Python UDP Client — Page 54
        6.6 - Sample Python UDP Commander — Page 54
        6.7 - Sample Python TCP client (integrated) — Page 54
        6.8 - RealBasic UDP — Page 54
    7.0 - Design Notes — Page 55
    8.0 - Easter Eggs — Page 56
    9.0 - Changes — Page 57
        9.1 - SdrDx Series 2 — Page 57
        9.2 - SdrDx Series 1 — Page 57
        9.3 - CuteSDR — Page 57
        9.4 - VFO Suite Series 1 — Page 57
    10.0 - Notices — Page 85
        10.1 - Moe's CuteSDR Notice — Page 85
        10.2 - Ben's SdrDx Notice — Page 85
        10.3 - Privacy — Page 85

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