[Skimmertalk] CW Skimmer 1.8 Problem

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Wed Jun 5 12:43:36 EDT 2013

It would be helpful to see a screen shot of your CW Skimmer Audio settings

Note also that Windows automatically selects any newly installed audio
device as the default device for Sound Playback and
Sound recording. This is undesirable and may cause conflicts.  So go into
your Windows Control panel and reset the Default device for Sound Playback
and Sound Recording to your computer's primary sound card device.

>From the CW Skimmer Help Text:

Click on View / Settings in the main menu to open the Settings dialog, then
click on the Audio tab to start editing the audio settings.

CW Skimmer supports the MME and WDM interfaces to the soundcard. Real-time
audio streaming is very sensitive to the quality of the audio driver, so
one of the interfaces may work better than the other, depending on your
particular driver. Try WDM first, and switch to MME if WDM does not work
properly. Note that each interface has its own list of audio devices.* If
you switch between MME and WDM, you have to re-select the Signal and

Select the soundcard that will be used for signal input from the radio in
the Signal I/O Device box.  *This should be "USB Audio Codec", not MIC USB
Audio CODEC.*

Select the soundcard that will be used for DSP audio output in the Audio
I/O Device box. This can be either the same soundcard as selected for
Signal, or a different card.  *This should be the PC sound card connected
to your PC Speakers.*

Bob, N6TV

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM, paul ecker <eckerpw at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi- I am running CW Skimmer 1.8 on a win 7 64 bit PC, 4 GB memory, 2.4 ghz
> processor. I have a K3 radio and using Signalink USB external sound card
> interface. Up until about a week ago, this combination was working just
> fine. Now when I hit the Start/Stop button on CW Skimmer, I get the
> following msg " A device ID has been used that is out of range for your
> system" . All three status indicators in the lower left hand corner of
> Skimmer show "good" status. So CAT control is working and the proper VFO
> freq is showing in CW Skimmer. I emailed Alex and he said I probably have
> the wrong audio device selected. I only have 3 to pick from, and I am using
> Mic USB Audio CODEC. This is the Signalink USB that I am successfully using
> with all my digital programs and I use with CwGet, another of Alex's
> programs. I have tried using CW Skimmer with and without LP Bridge, but end
> result is the same.
> -- So I am stumped, anyone have any ideas on how to fix?
> 73 Paul
> kc2nyu
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