[Skimmertalk] Skimmer problem - 3 khz mode

Andrew O'Brien k3ukandy at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 19:17:52 EST 2013

Do you have the SoundBlaster card selected as the source for your audio ?

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM, <n0tt1 at juno.com> wrote:

> Hi Gents,
> This from a first-timer...having a problem with
> getting skimmer to work.
> I read N4ZR's good tutorial about the setup.  I
> DO get the freq readout from the radio.  I'm
> using a Pentium 4, 2.8gHz machine and a
> new SoundBlaster PCI card.
> At this time, I'm only interested in the 3khz mode.
> Zeroing in on the problem:
> When I activate the "speaker" symbol on skimmer's
> radio/settings window, I don't hear the receiver's
> audio from the soundcard.  What I DO hear is a rythmic "aircraft"
> sound when the waterfall is activated....turn the waterfall
> off and the sound stops.
> Receiver audio IS getting to the soundcard's "line in"
> jack.  The soundcard is selected for both "Signal" and
> "Audio" I/O.
> The RX freq is being displayed on skimmer's window.
> It makes little difference whether I select the MME or WDM
> soundcard driver, except that the WDM driver is noiser..."static"
> being heard.
> I did try a different soundcard....no improvement.
> I reloaded skimmer...no change.
> So, any ideas on what the problem is?
> 73,
> Charlie, N0TT
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