[TenTec] How to Choose an SDR RX for the Pan-Adapter?

Carl Moreschi n4py3 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 26 12:51:46 EST 2014

I am actually using an optiplex dual core at my mountain house.  It's 
fine for using panadapter programs.  The panadapter program is the only 
high CPU user in what you have described.

Also, my N4PY software fully supports LPPan and interfacing to NaP3 
without using LPBridge.  LPBridge sometimes can create timing problems.

Carl Moreschi N4PY
58 Hogwood Rd
Louisburg, NC 27549

On 12/26/2014 10:57 AM, Peter Bertini wrote:
> I'm also interested in adding a spectrum display, but I'll be using a
> LP-Pan and a 192 kHz external sound card.
> I've read where others have used SDR receivers that allow monitoring
> several bands at once, and displaying activity using CW Slimmer and other
> software.
> One thing I have NOT seen mentioned, and I suspect it may be very
> important, is the horsepower behind the software.  I have a few modest Dell
>   Optiplex 755 Dual Core machines in the shack.  I'm not sure these up are
> to the task of running NaP3, CW Skimmer and other associated programs (HRD,
> etc.) at the same time. Rick says he has a laptop.  Unless it is the latest
> and greatest powerhouse, perhaps those limitations also need to be
> discussed.  I'd certainly appreciate a reality check regarding the
> computing hardware needed to to this stuff.
> Pete   k1zjh
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