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Title: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: VE3TMT on May 11, 2019, 09:44:47 PM
Please turn off your audible DX spotter when on FT8 or other digital modes. There is an op constantly on 7.074 who has he DX spotter on and it repeats DX over and over again. Wish I could narrow it down to the op and send him a polite email.

So please, check to make sure yours is turned off.

Thank you,


Title: RE: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: ON5MF on May 12, 2019, 04:15:10 AM
So please, check to make sure yours is turned off.

Thank you,

Or send that audio to a different sound card than the one attached to your transceiver.


Title: RE: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: NK7Z on May 12, 2019, 07:29:46 AM
Or use a different computer...


Title: RE: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: K0UA on May 12, 2019, 07:48:14 AM
This is why we encourage all digital mode users to use a separate sound card for digital modes OTHER than the built in sound card of their computers. Whether that sound card is built into the radio as is now common for newer equipment or is a sound card you added into a desktop or a "dongle" type sound card on a laptop DO NOT use the same sound card for decoding as you use for windows sounds. 

Many "cheap" hams think they can get away with it and want to save $10 not realizing all the "garbage" they are putting out over the air. There was an idiot on these forums that would recommend to newcomers simple acoustic coupling of transmission and reception for digital signals, under the mistaken theory that "simpler is always better" and nothing else is "needed".  Fortunately he has apparently quit posting.


Title: RE: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: VE3TMT on May 12, 2019, 07:56:24 AM
I use the built-in card for digital modes, and added a Soundblaster Fata1ty card for the 5.1 shack system. It's used for watching sports stream while I operate digital or run SDR Console.

I'm really trying to not let it bother me, but when you hear "DX" every 5 seconds, it gets really annoying. 


Title: RE: Audible DX "Spotter"
Post by: ND6M on May 12, 2019, 11:37:36 AM
... edit... but when you hear "DX" every 5 seconds, it gets really annoying. 
Agree, thats why I have it turned OFF!!!!!

... and I also use a seperate sound card for OTA stuff.