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Subject: WinSDR beta testers needed
From: "Larry Cochrane" cochrane@..............
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 22:03:09 -0800


I'm looking for a few beta testers to test my new WinSDR program. WinSDR is
a Windows based datalogger based on my SDR program. To run WinSDR you will
need two computers. Unfortunately it is not practical to write a device
driver for my ISA A/D card and still keep all of the functionality of SDR.
One computer would run a new version of SDR that only collects the data from
the A/D board, buffers and formats the data into packets and then sends the
packet out the serial port once a second. This program is called SDR Server
(the actual exe name is sdrservr.exe) and it must run under DOS. It has no
user interface nor does it display any data, just some status information so
that you know its working correctly.

Recently I tried a free version of DOS called OpenDOS.  You can download it
here It's working fine
with SDR Server and I assume it would also work with SDR. Since SDR Server
does not save any data except for a small ini file, you can create a DOS or
OpenDOS floppy boot disk and run SDR Server for a floppy.

WinSDR runs under Windows and uses one of the system's comm ports to
communicate to SDR Server or a new standalone A/D board that I am now ready
to sell. I don't have a web page setup for it yet but I do have a picture of
it here I designed this board
so new users won't need to run two computer systems. The board has a 16 bit
A/D chip and a microprocessor board on it made by Z-World. More info on the
module I am using can be found here The model number is

WinSDR currently has two windows. One is the main real-time display. This
window looks more or less like the main display in SDR. The other window is
used to replay and extract event files from the daily record files similar
to replaying data in SDR.

If you would like to be a beta tester please send me email and I will send
you a copy of WinSDR and SDR Server. I will also place you on a WinSDR beta
tester mailing list. Since at this point I have no documentation on WinSDR I
will use this list to explain the features in WinSDR etc. Beta testers can
use this mailing list to report bugs and ask questions related to WinSDR.

Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN


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