[Skimmertalk] CW SKimmer with SDRPlay

Prasad VU2PTT vu2ptt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 21:52:53 EDT 2015

I did play around with my SDRPlay connected to CW skimmer for sometime although I actually got it to have a Panadapter for my TS-590SG.

I came across this page which had step by step instructions for using HDSDR to provide an I/Q stream and CAT tracking to CW Skimmer.


However, I could not get HDSDR and CWSkimmer to not use OmniRig at the same time to track CAT from/to the rig. I did not try much more.

I currently use LPB2 (from telepostinc.com) to split my CAT Serial Port to Logger32, N1MMLogger+, HDSDR and NaP3 for the Panadapter function. Things work fine, I can click on the NaP3 waterfall and get the rig to track. 

HDSDR connects to the SDRPlay (which uses the Rx antenna splitter in the radio) and provides the I/Q stream NaP3 using VAC.

I have not yet been able to get HDSDR to provide more than 48 kHz I/Q bandwidth out to NaP3. The last version of NaP3 also connects to a cluster instance and can show spots on the pan adapter display window.

73 de Prasad VU2PTT.

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> On 28-Oct-2015, at 6:52 AM, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:
> I can't find anything on the HDSDR web site related to CW Skimmer or
> Skimmer Server.
> All I could find was this link:
> http://www.rtl-sdr.com/how-to-setup-cwskimmer-with-an-rtl-sdr-and-hdsdr/
> But at best, that may only work on a single band (which is all that CW
> Skimmer can support).  See http://www.dxatlas.com/CWSkimmer .  This is
> probably the only program that will work with the SDRPlay.
> Skimmer Server is a different program by the same author.  It can scan
> multiple bands at once, but only works with a limited set of SDRs, and they
> are listed at http://www.dxatlas.com/SkimServer/.  The QS1R is still the
> only one with sufficient FPGA to scan up to 7 bands at once.
> The same author has yet another program, RTTY Skimmer Server.  See
> http://www.dxatlas.com/RttySkimServ/ .
> I think a Flex6700 can use CW Skimmer on multiple receivers, giving you 4
> bands at once (but it's not using Skimmer Server).
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 6:15 PM, Frank Kirschner <frank at fkirschner.net>
> wrote:
>> The prior discussion mentions Skimmer Server.  Is that the same as CW
>> Skimmer?  Also, it seems that the configuration discussed is having the
>> SDRs receiving off the air, rather than from the IF of a receiver.  Would
>> that make any difference?
>> I'm obviously not very well versed in the Skimmer jargon and usage.
>> Frank
>>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 8:03 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:
>>> Frank,
>>> This was already discussed just 12 days ago.
>>> Please see
>>> http://dayton.contesting.com/pipermail/skimmertalk/2015-October/001573.html
>>> 73,
>>> Bob, N6TV
>>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Frank Kirschner <kirschne at erols.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I recently purchased an SDRPlay unit, mostly for VHF listening upstairs,
>>>> away from the shack.  It offers a much wider bandwidth than my current
>>>> LP-PAN/emu0202 combination.  Has anyone gotten the SDRPlay to work with
>>>> CW
>>>> Skimmer?  I use an FTdx5000 as the rig.
>>>> 73,
>>>> Frank
>>>> KF6E
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