[Skimmertalk] My QS1R died during CQ WW CW

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Dec 2 14:52:59 EST 2014

Time to ask Phil, I suspect

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 12/2/2014 11:21 AM, Bob Wilson, N6TV wrote:
> It appears that my QS1R had a hardware failure just after 0947z November
> 30th (during CQ WW CW), after it ran Skimmer Server continuously for a
> couple of days.
> Rebooting Windows and power cycling the SDR makes no difference.
> Skimmer Server reports an error and repeats "Reloading FPGA."   CW Skimmer
> reports "FpgaCommand/usb_control_msg failed."  HDSDR reports "Cannot read
> from SDR".
> The red PWR LED on the QS1R is lit, and the USB device is detected OK by
> the Windows device manager (under "libusb-win32 devices/QS1R Direct
> Sampling Receiver", so I suppose the power supply is OK (it's the 2A
> supply).
> Maybe it overheated?  Time for a new QS1R board?  It's an older one, not of
> recent generation.  Has anyone else on this list experienced a similar
> failure?
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV
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