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November 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm #328Robert11Participant
Using SDRUno and RSPdx.
Is there any way to independently drag one one of the edges
in the Passband as shown in the AUX SP window ?
And, is -90 to perhaps -100 db a reasonable noise
floor for am below 15 MHz ?November 29, 2019 at 9:18 am #332SDRplay_TechParticipant
The best thing to do in these circumstances is to post a screen shot so that people can see your noise floor and settings. Please note that SDRuno (unlike other SDR software) always shows power in dBm as referred to the antenna port and not dB or dBfs. Most other software uses dBfs (dB relative to the ADC full scale). When you refer to the noise floor, are you referring to the visual level as indicated on the spectrum display or that indicated by the power meter? They will be different (for very good reasons).
SDRplay_TechNovember 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm #334Robert11Participant
Thanks for interest and help.
Sure is a lot to know.
a. I was eyeballing the baseline visually on the Spectrum display.
I will try to attach the screenshot you requested.
Does it look “reasonable” for the noise floor level ?
(-95 to perhaps -120 seems “typical” for the sw bands <30 MHz that I usually see)
One more question, please:
b. Sometimes when I first start SDRUno, I cannot change any of the numbers
on the RX Control screen using my mouse wheel. It does work after
doing a start or two more, with shutdowns between.
Is there any “trick” to always being able to use the Mouse wheel to change and
enter numbers for the frequency ?
Attachments:November 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm #336SDRplay_TechParticipant
Your noise floor does sound a bit high. Make sure your RF gain is as high as possible without getting an ADC overload warning. Also, disconnect your antenna and if your noise floor falls substantially then the noise problem is down to your antenna installation.
Regarding your second question, the scroll wheel on your mouse will only change the frequency if you have selected either the Rx Control Panel the SP1 Panel or the Aux SP Panel. To check this look to see whether the SDRuno text at the top of the panel is red or not. If it is red, then it is selected or ‘in focus’.
SDRplay_TechNovember 29, 2019 at 8:43 pm #338Robert11Participant
Just a quick thanks.
Appreciate the info.
BobNovember 30, 2019 at 12:18 pm #345Andy2Participant
BTW Robert, if you want to drag just one side of the IF passband, hold CTL and drag the required side. It’s in the manual under ‘Asymmetrical passband’ somewhere.
That noise my be coming from local VDSL cables, I get it here. Mine’s easy to spot, as there is a sudden ‘shelf’ of noise (rising about 10dB) at 8.5 MHz, which is where one of the VDSL bands begins.
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