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Author Topic: Vista/Acer Aspire/Realtech audio  (Read 767 times)
K0JEG
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« on: March 01, 2008, 10:49:15 AM »

Just set up digipan on my new Vista laptop and figured I'd pass along the story. Hopefully save someone else the aggravation!

PC: Acer Aspire 2920 laptop
Vista Home premium (32bit version)
Realtech "high definition" audio w/Dolby home theater, which I disabled.

I installed the Rigblaster Plug & Play without incident. It loaded up just like in XP, on com9. I'm using the front panel audio connections. When I installed Digipan I had the waterfall display and it was decoding QSOs. So I connected up the dummy load and fired up the TH-F6 to tweak the audio level going to the transmitter. The TX keyed OK, but no whistle. Checked connections, all OK. Checked audio out with headphones, no go. Checked with windows media player, OK. Uninstall/reinstall Digipan, no luck. Installed ham radio deluxe with same result.

Turns out I had to uninstall/remove the sound card drivers and reinstall them twice. The first reinstall got the transmit audio working, but now the waterfall was gone. The second reinstall was done from the microphone control panel, not the sound card in device manager.

Just passing this along, since it was such a strange thing to do. I really hope we're not going back to the win3.1 days with soundcards. They were about the most predictable hardware out there since win98.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 09:41:29 AM »

Eric:

I've been wrestling with a similar problem with a new laptop and the Rigblaster P&P. Do you mind if I call you to discuss? I plan to contact West Mountain Radio about my problem, but I'd be very interested to hear what you went through and how you fixed it. If you'd be willing to talk to me, please send me your phone number and I'll give you a call.

73,
Chuck Keller
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