As promised, I released the source code of my program. Nothing exceptional, just some lines of code to dispatch the multiplexed IQ output of the receiver into 7 audio channels. For this, I used the qs1r framework from Phil (N8VB) and the Verilog part written by Alex (VE3NEA).
My prog needs few more features and bugs correction, but I already corrected a major bug about a buffer leak. The QS1R buffer and the audio buffer are not perfectly synchronised and moreover, the Window (MME) audio buffers jams sometimes and skips some data. Instead to try to compensate this with an adaptive buffer (which grow rapidly), I simply drop some frames 🙂
The audio relay could be modified to work directly with CwSkimmer. It’s not interesting for the Linux users, but the community that uses CwSkimmer to contribute to ReverseBeaconNetwork could spot CW QSO as usual, and in the same time, take some QRSS captures. The CWSL projet (OL5Q) allows to duplicate the data flow to another application (ex: HDSDR, an audio file recorder) and my qs1r-multirelay could be rewritten to read the shared memory. The RBN community is larger than the QRSS community and some hams could be interested to participate and share their receiver. Unfortunately, I have no feedback about multi-channels grabbers on the KnightsQrss mailing list and I won’t spend more time on this project. The source code is available, anyone can play with 🙂
qs1r receiver board