Setting up the controller is fairly simple. Install the drivers that come with the controller or download them from the Hercules web site. Plug in the controller via usb and fire up PowerSDR_mRX. Go to setup and Cat Control. Select the midi tab and your controller should show up. Press the configure button and you will get a graphic image of the controller with dropdown menus over the knobs, buttons, and sliders allowing you to map PowerSDR_mRX’s commands to them. Configure the controls to your specifications and you are done.
Needless to say that the Anan 10E offers a huge value for those who may wish to step up to a more sophisticated HF SDR radio or get their “feet wet” in the world of HF SDR with a high end SDR at a very reasonable cost. Apache Labs states on their web page “The ANAN-10E is an ideal platform who want an entry level DDC/DUC SDR tranceiver, performance of the rig far exceeds most high end legacy radios“, and this is not marketing hype. The Anan10E is truly a great performing HF SDR transceiver that would hold up well against some of the more expensive legacy radios.