Maestro, SSDR and skimmer

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
I had DAX turned off in SSDR when running a remote instance over my cellphone trying to save bandwith. Now back home sitting at my desk, I turned DAX on from Maestro. No way I could get the IQ-stream to reach CW skimmer. I had to open SSDR, turn on DAX there and presto! All started to work again, SSDR is closed and I am now happy running Maestro and CW skimmer. Anyone have an explanation on why turing on DAX on Maestro is different from using SSDR?

/Lasse SM5GLC
Photo of Lasse Moell

Lasse Moell

  • 120 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Bob Craig, K8RC

Bob Craig, K8RC

  • 254 Posts
  • 104 Reply Likes
Think of Maestro as a second computer, running SSDR, but it DOESN'T have CW Skimmer installed. Therefore turning on DAX on that machine has no effect.

You found out that turning on DAX on the computer that IS running CW Skimmer is what you need to do.
Photo of Ria - N2RJ

Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

  • 2311 Posts
  • 950 Reply Likes
Turning on DAX on the Maestro enables it for another client on the network running DAX. Same with the iOS app. There is no way for Maestro to use DAX. The on/off is purely to enable/disable it for clients that run the actual DAX client.
Photo of Mark Erbaugh

Mark Erbaugh

  • 424 Posts
  • 38 Reply Likes
I can see wh DAX has to be running on the same computer as Skimmer, but why did he have to enable DAX in SSDR? Isn't enough to just run the DAX application.
Photo of KY6LA - Howard

KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

  • 3736 Posts
  • 1599 Reply Likes
DAX Channel has to be enabled from a slice
Photo of Ken - NM9P

Ken - NM9P, Elmer

  • 4189 Posts
  • 1334 Reply Likes
I don't think you are actually starting the DAX program from Maestro.  You are just selecting which DAX channel would be associated with the slice or panadapter on your Maestro IF DAX were up and running on a properly equipped computer on the network.

Did you really need to open SSDR/Win to start DAX?  Or could you have just opened the DAX program on your Windows machine and clicked the proper button boxes in the DAX Control Panel?
Photo of Lasse Moell

Lasse Moell

  • 116 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes
Thanks for all the information!
DAX was not producing any IQ stream util I started SSDR and enabled the DAX from there. Doing the very same from Maestro did not do a squat.
I had the DAX panel open all time to see if it idicate any stream. No matter what I tried on DAX, no stream would start unitl I did the SSDR DAX enablng.