The SDR server Link Page 3/27/17
When the "Green Apple Splatters", its how fast you move that matters!!
We offer an SDRserver and a Remote Audio server for your enjoyment...more here.
                          
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  The SDR server is generally running in the evenings, but it is not always available. I run a local Apache server so I may be listening from my easy-chair as I watch the "boob-toob" or reading a good book.
  The configuration is normal, however the SDRplay shares the Bow Tie Loop with my Yaesu radio and another SDRplay receiver. These radios hear extremely well and they are all tied into one PGA-103 ULNA. The output from this Mini-Circuits device is applied to a 50 OHM low-loss splitter/combiner. The signal path is reduced by 65dB during transmission periods. So you may not hear anything at all if I am transmitting.
   I have a suggested setup for the SDRconsole RF gain and Visual gain. Setting these properly will eliminate over load and distortion. The Bow Tie is very good receive antenna for 80-20 Meters. The ULNA does render
reception up to and including 6 meters.

The setup:
You must have SDRconsole by Simon Brown, Version 2.3 Build 2760 (LIC-7/1/18) installed on your computer.
                                          
If you do not have this version, please click the GAS Menu
SDRconsole V2.3 link now...download and install.
When you are ready! Follow along here...start your SDRconsole V2 now. When the console starts you see a LOGO screen first and then the Select Radio dialogue (above)...click "NO". The "Select Radio" dialogue box is open with no radio defined.
                            
You may [X] out or click "Cancel" in this box. Along the upper left hand side of the console main display, you will see the "network" remote connection button above the "Home" tab.
                                         
It looks like a NETWORK...(Connect to a remote SDR-Radio server). Click on the "icon" and you will be given a "network connection" dialogue box like the one below. Because you have never connected to any SDR-radio using a server the ADDRESS and PORT definitions should be blank. As will be the Username and Password. There is a
set of default credentials, but if you have a problem logging on...drop me an email. Or leave a note in the CHAT on www.MySdr.us (period).
                      
 Now, click "Browse Web" for the connection. You will be required to enter the correct Internet address for the XML file...(www.w3gas.com/SDRonair317.xml) This is the correct entry for my SDRplay connection.
  A little information here will help. You set up your SDRserver so you can broadcast (stream) your IQ data over the Internet. The "workstation" on the other end does most of the work. The data is there being broadcast is much like a "web-camera" or the "x-box". The SDRconsole program simply captures that data and uses it the same way it would if the SDR radio device were located locally, and plugged into your USB port.
 So what happens on the other end? The XML file that tells SDRconsole where the stream is located, that file
 must be located on a WEB server. Any WEB server! It can be located locally on your computer, or remote on the Internet, but it must be an HTTP address. The V2-SDRspace Server link can be accessed as well. Here you will find hundreds  of SDR Radio servers. Mine happens to be located on my web server, www.W3GAS.com.
                   
 Now...click on the "Browse Web" button. The XML file locater and the on-line file test appears.
 To continue...click the "Options" box as shown above...the On-Air server settings panel is displayed...
                             
In the XML filespec: BOX you must enter the server information where the XML file is located on my Internet server WEB server.  Enter as shown above!! Now click the "Test" button.
                    
The XML file should be displayed. If not, you have improperly entered the URL. Pay no attention to the results unless you plan to create your own XML file for your SDR setup. In that case, select all and save as an .XML file. You will need Notepad++ in order to edit the file. I will offer a complete editorial at a later date. 
In the SDR-Radio Servers dialogue box, you should the "Green Check" telling you that the server is ready. If you see a "Red X", the server is not available. Now highlight the selection and click "Select" in this window. The
final dialogue box will appear...click "Connect" and finally click "Start" when you are prompted to do so!!
                          

What I want you to look at is the "Blue +" on the "Files" tab. Click this to add my server, or any other you setup to your XML file list. This makes it easy to connect next time you startup SDRconsole Remote.


  
That should have you running. If you have never used an SDR radio and want to test the SDRplay...go ahead
and have a good time. You can't hurt anything, but you may make a few mistakes along the way. The learning
curve may take a night or two, but you will manage to get to it...
 Operating TIPS:
My Antenna system uses an 80 Meter Loop for HF. However, you will be able to hear up above 50 MHz with it.
You will be capable of hearing AM and FM commercial broadcast from the Pittsburgh area.
 
Note The Home settings for DB Gain should be set like this: Visual Gain "0 dB" and set" RF Gain to "-50 dB". This should give you a smooth signal with little or no signal over-load. If there are very loud signals near your frequency, simply adjust the gain or the filter width. If you hear no audio, but you see the spectrum display,
you must click on "Current VFO Only" in the "HOME" tab panel. Also remember...if occasionally the signal drops and then returns, I may be on the air. I share my SDR receivers (2) with my Yaesu Radio.
  
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Remote Audio Server ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
       The W3GAS receivers: SDRplay RSP1, SDRplay RSP2 and a Yaesu FT-DX-1200 transceiver.
   The GasMan antennas: 80 Meter Bow Tie Loop, 40 Meter Rectangle Loop, 6 Meter 3 element Yagi

   All three receivers are all tied into my audio mixer That board is manual controlled and adjusted here in the radio room. I have two "i7" computers which handle the SDR-receiver audio. One also handles the PCC-1200 ARCP software for the Yaesu. Yet another handshakes OMNI-rig with the Yaesu and the SDRplay. There is an "i5" system which handles the streams here in the shack. The SDRserver (RSP1), the Web Camera and the RemAud VOIP server. The local domain uses an Apache Server which handles the PHP/SQL functions required.
   The SDRserver (see above) serves one SDRplay to one user FCFS. These users have been given their own set of credentials. The server does not support "guest" functions.
   The RemAud server broadcasts audio that is received her on any one of the above receivers depending on the
mixer console settings. You must download the DF3CB application REMAUD from the website. This is a very good VOIP application. You can use it in your shack to stream your live audio from any receiver you operate. There is a remote function for TRANSMIT audio from an remote location. You can listen to your receiver from your office computer or away from the QTH using a laptop. You can transmit remote as well using a simple microphone. You cannot change your radio frequency, but you can transmit and receive on a pre-set frequency. There are control
programs that offer ARCP, but the DF3CB REMAUD VOIP application works flawlessly.
  
Download REMAUD here: http://df3cb.com/remaud/download.php
   There is an on-line tutorial and user documentation:
           
The RemAud panels are shown above. The receiver panel requires a simple setup. The setup button is
shown here. Click to open the configuration menu.
                    
The Remote Connection Panel shown above. You will need to contact me and get a USERNAME and PASSWORD.
This way you can log onto my VOIP server when it is running. I will explain the setup after you apply. Remember, you will only hear what I am tuned to and you have no control over my equipment other than what the application offers you as the client.
   Setting up your receiver for others to use is simple. You will need "port forward" settings on your Internet Router. The settings must include your GLOBAL IP (see the main page of this website) and the port you choose to stream the VOIP (4000-4500). The forwarding setup only requires TCP to be set and one port (4444) is perfect for the stream. You may be required to clear this address through your firewall. Be sure the AUDIO OUTPUT is connected to the "line in" audio jack (blue) on your sound card or computer. When you hear your receivers audio through your computer speakers, you can set up the server.
    Some RemAud users stream video to QRZ, display it in their BIO and offer a one click link for using RemAud to listen in. This is great for contest fanatics!! VOIP is generally used for PODcasts, but this application offers a new dimension to your hobby.

Enjoy...
Terry
W3GAS