I haven't uses skimmer in a while and now I have just a teeny problem

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Just using cwskimmer, no bridge or any other system.
I 'had' it working properly but it's been a while since I used it.
Figured I'd try it on 160 to see if that station I need is on.
My settings
Radio = SoftRock IF
Sampling Rate is 96kHz

WDM
Signal I/O device is  09 DAX IQ RX1
AUDIO I/0 device is 13 DAX Audio RX1
using the Left/Right  Channel = I/Q
Shift Right Channel Data by = 0 samples

Cat Interface
Use Radio 1  (still shows PowerSDR) and not sure if that's part of the problem as there is no selection for SmartSDR as yet.

But anyway: If I tune in a cw station, so I't in the waterfall in SSDR, I can decode the signal in CWSkimmer fine.
The only problem is...that the slide pointer in CWSkimmer is always about 3.2 HIGH.
The signal I wish to copy is displayed 3.2kc below the selector in CWSkimmer.

As I said, hadn't used CWSkimmer in a while but in anticipation of those upcoming dxpeditions, I though I better relearn how to use it.

pse et tu de w9ol
screen shots appreciated. LOL
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Bill-W9OL

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CW Skimmer only really works properly with SmartSDR when using SDR-Bridge. http://www.qrv.com/sdrbridge.html  Otherwise you are fighting a battle that you cannot win.  CWSkimmer does not take into account the tuning of the panadapter which changes the IF frequency.
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Ok, that must be something new since the last time I used CWS. Which may have been still with PSDR (which I haven't turned on in months. LOL)
Thanks for the headsup Tim.
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I assumed you were using this with SmartSDR since it was not put into a category.  SDR-Bridge is for use with SmartSDR.  If you are using PowerSDR, make sure Spur Reduction is not turned on.