Category Archives: Power SDR

Power SDR working again

I went to the Power SDR group on yahoo and kept reading the posts. Thanks to Larry, N8LP, the guy who designs, makes and sells, the LP-Pan pandadpter for the K3, I did find a solution. He had posted a procedure to run through for removing the program, removing all files and folders and reinstalling the software.
I followed his instructions and no luck. I did it a second time, still no luck. The third time…it magically worked and I have Power SDR/IF stage version 1.19.3.4 running 100 percenct again.
It’s an amazing system, and the tinkering to make this stuff work is half the fun. I’ve learned a lot about computers, drivers, software, etc, in the process of getting this all running. But this isn’t for the computer novice, easily discouraged or faint of heart.

Power SDR issues

After crowing about my computer prowess in getting the new version of PowerSDR to work with the K3 and LP Pan, it appears a Windows update caused the software to quit working. Yes, I know I shouldn’t have automatic updates on on that machine, but they were.

So now I’m toying with the software, reading the notes on the LP Pan users group, and trying to figure out how to get it running again. The computerized radios are nice when it all works, but sometimes…

New PowerSDR software

I had experimented with PowerSDR/IFStage software last year with the K3, but the old version didn’t support a 64-bit computer, which I’m running. So I let it alone for a few months and checked the web site Sunday and there is a new version, 1.19.3.4, that supports the bigger computer, so I downloaded it. As with all software upgrades, it didn’t work right at first, but that’s half the fun of this stuff. I soon figured out I’d have up upgrade the LP Bridge software as well, and after I did that, it still didn’t work. Then came an hour of trying different combinations, and looking carefully at all the setup fields, and suddenly, I saw the problem. I checked the right box, and it works great. The PowerSDR, combined with the LP-Pan Panadapter, gives me a nice panadapter and computer. Here’s a short video of it in action.