[hpsdr] Getting Mercury to work with Magister..need some help please

Bob G Mahrenholz bobm at edge.net
Thu Jan 24 11:37:27 PST 2013

Hi Paul,
I have a working Magister and I can tell you where my jumpers are located.
1. SEL0 has a jumper at "1".
2. SEL1 has a jumper at "0".
3. SCL has a jumper.
4. SDA has a jumper.
That's it, four jumpers. I don't know what they are or what they do but
my card works.
Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul <radioboy at telus.net>
>Sent: Jan 24, 2013 9:58 AM
>To: hpsdr at lists.openhpsdr.org
>Subject: [hpsdr] Getting Mercury to work with Magister..need some help please
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>Hi guys,
>Trying to get my first HPSDR system going. It is a used system complete with
>Penelope, Mercury Atlas Pandora, Hercules and Magister. It was sort of a
>hodge podge of cables and things attached with double sided tape so I
>stripped out the box and am starting to assemble from scratch. I tried
>getting just mercury running last night..no joy. I have gone thru the
>mercury manual and powersdr manual and set all the jumpers on the Mercury,
>but the Magister had a few jumpers that had come off and I don't know where
>they go. I can't find any manual for the Magister to show where the jumpers
>should be. I have the J8 jumper on the Mercury for the on board OSC, it's
>checked in PSDR as well, and I am getting white noise out of the RX
>headphone jack, but am not rx'ing any signals. I tried putting in a signal
>from my HP 8640 with no joy. If I increase the level from the HP, I can see
>the "ADC overload" flashing on the PSDR console, but still no indication of
>a signal in the panadaptor. I ran the calibration procedure several times,
>with different levels and freqs...still no joy. My computer passed latency
>check and I have been using PSDR with my softrock so I know basically how
>that works.
>Arg! Help please. Anyone with Magister info? What am I missing?
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