This is more like it….

The SoftRock, receiving 40m SSB signals (finally!).

The SoftRock, receiving 40m SSB signals (finally!).

Had a break-through tonight with the SoftRock and now it’s receiving quite well.  Sounds pretty damned good too! Doesn’t look like I’m getting mirrored signals either.

I am getting terrible results with SDR# still, but HDSDR seems to be working fine.

Still not done though. Right now it’s only receiving signals on its second bandpass filters. I removed all the toroids and binocular core inductors tonight, re-wound them, sandpapered the enamel off the magnet wire and did strict continuity tests. Apparently the new dedication to quality control made the difference. Unfortunately, this means I will need to put 10 or so back on. Lots of solder-filled holes to clear. Argh.

So I only re-installed the toroids needed to get me on 40 meters so I could check my progress. I will hopefully wrap up the build tomorrow night, and provided everything is cool, I’ll order an enclosure for it.

 

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