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Flex-3000 firewire connection issue cable ??

HI  have buy a used Flex-3000 for a club remote radio project

but have strange issue whit firewire cable when plug cable  
most of time radio green led go on for 1-2 second the go off 
some time not lit at all  and about 1 time on 10 try led stay on 

but even when if it stay on powerSDR not always "see" the radio
once it see it  ,work  until a cycle power 

firewire card was Startech PEX1394A2V  whit  VIA  OHCI chipset
that late PC whit 4 core I5 proccessor and PCI-e  and USB3

any ida ??   

73   Marc  L.  VE2OLM

Answers

  • John
    John Member
    edited June 2018
    Has the firewire card ever worked 100% ? If not then try using another cable and if still a problem, then try another firewire card. Not all firewire cards will work properly. You can also try another port for the card
  • Marc Lalonde
    Marc Lalonde Member
    edited August 2016
    got radio only few week ago  and buy card bit later since card that come whit radio was PCI

    so have no historical data yet  , have try to change cable but no luck
  • Steven Hess
    Steven Hess Member
    edited August 2016
    The recommended Firewire chipset is a Texas Instruments. Others may have issues.  
  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member
    edited May 2019
    Some of the VIA chip sets had those issues. So it might be the card.

     SDRgadgets

    73, Jay - NO5J

  • Marc Lalonde
    Marc Lalonde Member
    edited May 2019
    HI ok thank 

    have order a Siig NN-E20012-S2 FireWire 2-Port PCIe 

    so hope it fix the thing ...
  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member
    edited August 2016
    Marc

    That should work, it's the same PCIE card that Flexradio is selling in the store. I went with the, PCI version, a Siig NN-400012-S8, also sold by Flexradio, I got mine off of Amazon. Both are TI chip sets. The PCI version because I had a single PCI slot left available in this PC, and wanted to fill it first before filling my PCIE slots. Mine works great.

     SDRgadgets

    73, Jay - NO5J

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