CW skimmer with FLEX

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I'm relatively new to FLEX and I'm interested in running a program like CW skimmer.  When researching the subject, I see a lot of older posts and thus haven't zeroed in on what's the latest and greatest.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Wayne W5GIE
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I'm using SDR-Bridge with CW Skimmer - highly recommended. SDR-Bridges automatically launches skimmer with the right frequency base parameters and manages the integration most effectively.
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Great!  I have seen CW Skimmer on different sites.  Are they all the same program or are different versions sold by different developers?
Thanks
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Only one I’m aware of. It’s a very impressive program. Simultaneously tracks an amazing number of QSOs.
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Thanks!
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Sure. There’s also a CW Skimmer Server (same license) that can harvest QSOs across numerous bands and panadapters, if you’re a truly serious contester.
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I have tried slice master and SDR-Bridge and I have not been successful getting cw skimmer to work.  I will add that I got the furthest with SDR-Bridge but still no data.  I have one IQ stream running at 96k.  I just see continuous hash lines moving across CW skimmer window without any translation.    I also tried using slice-master 10.7b but no success.  I am running SDR v2.5.2.130, CW Skimmer 2.1 and SDR-Bridge v 3.  I have attached screen snips.
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Don,

The CW Skimmer display seems to be indicating DAX driver corruption.  Slice Master makes a couple of checks before launching CW Skimmer and refuses to launch if it notices problems with your drivers.  It should have given you a warning or error to let you know.

I suspect you'll have trouble regardless of how you launch CW Skimmer until you get your drivers fixed up.  Rick suggested the work-around of switching to WDM.  Either should work, but sometimes you can get lucky and find that it's only your MME drivers that are corrupt.  Likewise, you could try switching to DAX IQ 2 it's possible to have trouble with one channel but not another.

...or, you could tackle the driver corruption problem.


--Don
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Try WDM audio type - works for me.
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when I select WDM I get the following:

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Your Realtek device is in use. Choose a device not in use.
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I set it back to MME and at least sometimes it worked. There is supposed to be a Help - Content file but nothing comes up.  It would seem to me there should be a help file for setup and operation unless it is so obvious that one is not needed for cw skimmer.  I would be happy to get cw skimmer to work by itself