Spurs on the Waterfall spectrum RSP2pro

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  • #1739
    Maksim
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    Hello. I have an RSP2pro receiver, the antenna is a 20m long wire. The antenna is connected via a ferrite transformer 9:1. The receiver is located in an apartment in the city center. From the very beginning of operation of the receiver, spurs are observed on the waterfall spectrum, starting from the frequency of 12 megahertz. I took the following measures: I grounded the receiver, changed the balun, connected it to the matching antenna tuner, shielded the USB, and used ferrite latches. Nothing has changed. I attach screenshots. Please advise what can be done, why do these stakes appear? In the screenshots, they are indicated by arrows.

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    #1741
    Maksim
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    the Waterfall Spectrum

    #1742
    Maksim
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    The Waterfall Spectrum.

    #1745
    Andy2
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    I think HDSDR has a ‘balance IQ’ setting somewhere in the menus. Fine adjustment of this should get rid of these images. There are a number of discussions about this on the net, for instance http://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=82

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    #1747
    Andy2
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    Just a quick follow up. I no longer use HDSDR, but in SDRUno there is an ‘IQ channel skew’ adjustment which can be manually adjusted or set to auto. Below are two screenshots, one with the auto off and one with it on. As you can see the unwanted response at 26.5 MHz disappears.

    #1750
    Maksim
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    Yes, unfortunately in HDSDR it is not possible to delete the response. Tomorrow I will install the SDRU application, and try to achieve the result. I will write about the results. Thank you for your advice, thank you.

    #1758
    Maksim
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    Unfortunately, these “stakes” are not eliminated by correcting the amplitude and phase. I adjusted the amplitude and phase, both in the SDRU and in the HDSDR. This problem remained at 20-17-15m and above. I guess it could be the” affected ” frequencies. However, the receiver works very well.

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    #1760
    Andy2
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    Ah, those are not ‘spurs’, they are real signals getting into your system from the antenna. They seem to be spaced about 50 kHz apart, so my guess is they are harmonics from some equipment like a power supply, TV set or computer. Do they go away if you unplug the antenna?

    #1765
    Maksim
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    Hello. That’s right, these stakes disappear when you turn off the antenna. It’s very simple, I didn’t check this idea. Thank you Andy2. This signal comes from the ether. I put together an additional low-pass filter for the receiver. It is used to suppress frequencies above 30 MHz. I don’t use VHF anyway. The spectrum has become cleaner. Since next to me are 5 powerful VHF radio broadcast transmitters. This filter is required.

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