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- This is a Preview, it gives you an idea of the future direction my code is taking.
- It is not a beta.
- It is not a release.
- It is not finished.
Direct support from developers for version 3 is only available for commercial customers. Please do not send direct e-mail asking for support; sufficient resources are not currently available, instead you will be redirected to this page. Answering questions on a one-to-one basis is very inefficient.
First you must:
- download, then
- install the software.
This is documented in full detail on the getting started page [link].
- Requires at least Windows 7,
- Uses Direct2D (DirectX)for graphics,
- Uses WASAPI for audio,
- If a NVIDIA card is installed then it is used for DSP processing , if not installed the CPU is used,
- Transmit support for ANAN transceivers and other hardware which supports the new firmware from Phil Harman VK6PH (Q2, 2016),
- Favourites (similar to web browsers),
- Unlimited receivers (VFOs),
- Integrated digital mode support which can run as a top-level program on a second monitor,
- Satellite tracking with full Doppler correction (TBA),
- External radio support (TBA).
From MSDN: Direct2D is a hardware-accelerated, immediate-mode 2-D graphics API that provides high performance and high-quality rendering for 2-D geometry, bitmaps, and text. The Direct2D API is designed to interoperate with existing code that uses GDI, GDI+, or Direct3D. Put another way - it's much faster than the GDI/GDI+ graphics used in versions 1 and 2, will work with multiple 4k monitors without using all system resources, has a nice fluid display.
The internal design changes in V3 results in an unlimited number of simultaneous receivers (VFOs). In a future release it will be possible to display the receivers in a matrix display.
For more receiver information click here.
This is the first time software from SDR-Radio.com has supported transmitting.
For more transmitter information click here.
The software will run on a small Z3735F ATOM system such as the Quantum Byte Fanless Windows® Mini Desktop PC but only at low bandwidths (typically less than 1 MHz), anything higher can lock up the software. If you want a nice and nippy PC then the suggested minimum configuration is:
- 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 10 (10 is recommended)
- 4GB RAM (8GB is better)
- 128GB SSD Disk for Windows
- i5 4th generation or better, any CPU frequency (i3 if on a tight budget)
- Intel HD graphics or AMD equivalent
- If you are buying a graphics card then NVIDIA is recommended (more information below), if your CPU chip does not have built-in graphics (example: i7-980X) then a graphics card will improve the overall SDR 'user experience'. Even if your CPU has built-in graphics a graphics card enhances the graphics quality.