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Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Aldo
 

Hi Roberto,
I don't have frontend filter today.
Actual setup:
Ala1530> RTL-SDR V3> Raspberry pi3 (with linear power supply)> ethernet Lan > 20/100 VDSL.
Add 15dB attenuator overnight.

Aldo


Il 14/nov/2017 14:42, "Roberto Zinelli" <roberto.zinelli@...> ha scritto:
Aldo, your server work very well... surprise for me clear signal on 7 Mhz with RTL-SDR dongle .. you have a frontend filter added or direct connection with Ala1530?  Witch band in  your internet connection? 

73 IW4ENS Roberto


Re: Tinker Board Direct Sampling server

Jeff Kelly
 

Any chance you can interpret this TOP grab?
I am worried about the %93.1 or happy about the 74.4 id?

Jeff

TOP TInker

On 11/14/2017 9:39 AM, prog wrote:
On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 06:36 am, Jeff Kelly wrote:
I put a Tinker Board Direct Sampling server up this morning.
Works pretty good here!

sdr://k2sdr.dyndns.org:5557/

Jeff
K2SDR
Works wonderfully.


Re: Tinker Board Direct Sampling server

prog
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 06:36 am, Jeff Kelly wrote:
I put a Tinker Board Direct Sampling server up this morning.
Works pretty good here!

sdr://k2sdr.dyndns.org:5557/

Jeff
K2SDR
Works wonderfully.


Airspy HF+ available at Wimo #airspyhfplus

prog
 

Hi all,

Wimo just announced the availability of the Airspy HF+ at their web store and started accepting pre-orders at a very convenient launch price. This is your main source for Airspy products in EU.

https://www.wimo.com/airspy-hfplus-sdr-receiver_e.html

Thanks!


Tinker Board Direct Sampling server

Jeff Kelly
 

I put a Tinker Board Direct Sampling server up this morning.
Works pretty good here!

sdr://k2sdr.dyndns.org:5557/

Jeff
K2SDR


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

prog
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 06:26 am, <john@...> wrote:
Full update / upgrade cycle on both systems. Same issue. Interestingly, same setup but with a spyvert 2 works perfectly... Odd.
Will stick a clean raspbian install on a card later and try it.
Yep. A clean install always helps. You only need to change these settings:

device_type = RTL-SDR
initial_frequency = 7100000
rtl_sampling_mode = 2


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

john@...
 

Full update / upgrade cycle on both systems. Same issue. Interestingly, same setup but with a spyvert 2 works perfectly... Odd.
Will stick a clean raspbian install on a card later and try it.


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Peter Cumminsky <peterconrad@...>
 

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From: Aldo <mailto:iw2dzx@gmail.com?subject=Re:%20New%20SpyServer%20optimizations%20and%20features>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:57:51 PST

Rtl-sdr direct sampling work fine!
Available UNTIL tonight, my raspberry/rtl-sdr v3 /Ala1530.
0-8MHz
sdr://151.20.181.90:5555 <http://151.20.181.90:5555>

Aldo

Working well here Aldo. Haven't tried my local dongles - no suitable antenna at present and am in a VERY noisy location (Apartment complex).

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Good CAT and/or Omnirig Plugin?

Ruben Navarro Huedo (EA5BZ)
 

Hello Airspy Friends:
I have been looking for a good CAT and/or omnirig for SDR#.
An Omnirig Pluging would be GREAT for hams becouse SDR# could follow our Radio.
Is anyone available?

Thank's a lot.


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

prog
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 05:42 am, Roberto Zinelli wrote:
Aldo, your server work very well... surprise for me clear signal on 7 Mhz with RTL-SDR dongle .. you have a frontend filter added or direct connection with Ala1530?  Witch band in  your internet connection? 

73 IW4ENS Roberto
Sampling at 8bit @ 2.4 MSPS and decimating to 9.375 kSPS gets you 8 + 4 = 12 bits of resolution with ENOB very close to 12, which roughly what a good 14bit ADC would give you at the same final sample rate. Add some filtering and it should be perfectly usable as a budget receiver. That's basically what other 12 bit radios do.



Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Roberto Zinelli
 

Aldo, your server work very well... surprise for me clear signal on 7 Mhz with RTL-SDR dongle .. you have a frontend filter added or direct connection with Ala1530?  Witch band in  your internet connection? 

73 IW4ENS Roberto


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

prog
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 03:57 am, <john@...> wrote:
You seem to have broken normal mode for me.
Update everything and you should be up and running like everybody.


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Marco Johansson
 

Direct Sampling mode for RTL-SDR was added 

Thank you so much!

I have now tested this and found it working perfectly. Works OOB - responsive, no crashes of SDR# (like RTL_TCP). As I do not have (yet!) enough savings for HF+ this was the second best Xmas gift I can get related to SDR's :-P

-Mac


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

john@...
 

Hi Prog, thanks for you're work on this,

You seem to have broken normal mode for me. Tried on both a raspberry pi 3 and and orange pi PC, both of which work with previous versions. Using RTL-SDR.com V3.
If I try to connect when rtl_sampling_mode is either commented out or set to 0 then  I cant connect with an error from SDR# 1622
'Server didn't send the device capability and syncronisation info'
This is what the server reports :-

Accepted client 192.168.55.101:57944 running SDR# v1.0.0.1622 on Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Device was sleeping. Wake up!
Found Rafael Micro R820T tuner
Disabled direct sampling mode
Acquired the device
Client disconnected: 192.168.55.101:57944
No clients using the device. Sleeping...
Released the device

If I set rtl_sampling_mode to 1 or 2 I do get connected but obviously in the wrong mode.



Thanks
John mm5aes.
 


Re: spectrum view/waterfall view speed

PMM
 

Any chance further down the line at looking to split the updating speed of the spectrum view and waterfall view so they are not linked in your SDR#

I like slowing the water fall down, but i don't like it slowing the spectrum display also.

I think this would be a nice feature addition IMV - just something I thought I would mention :-) 
Many thanks for your excellent work so far.
/Paul.


Re: Airspy HF+ BDR 110dB

prog
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 02:20 am, adam9a4qv wrote:
Hello Leif,

I second your thoughts and complete post writing.
The problem is that I am the part of that culture pushing the receiver performance to the limits and beyond in the practice :-)
As mentioned in some other forums, once you let the beast out from the cage it is difficult to control the beast, talking about VHF contests and level of the signals used.
You know the history, why the 14MHz IF was preferred and all the crystal filters story but most of the users are not disciplined and this crystal filters may introduce extra problems and IMD if entering the crystal filter with too much power. As a rule of the thumb this should be not more than -10dBm and winding the radios, users are passing this figures.

The other aspect is dynamic range and how much is enough for the everyday radio user. Well, soon after the IC-7300 was released, there was a shit storm going on that radio with a decent performance as there was the indication on the screen that the radio is overloaded. And, we are talking about the HF, not the VHF !
Today, even a hobbyist are looking for the top notch performances not spending a big money :-)

It will be interesting to follow your measurements and results on this radio, mainly due to relatively low cost against the advertised performance. It will be interesting to see the reciprocal mixing effects regarding the quality of the local oscillator used in the radio.

73
Adam
I dispatched an engineering sample to Leif for testing. Adam, send me your address privately so we can have your opinion on the actual performance: youssef at airspy dotcom


Re: Airspy HF+ BDR 110dB

adam9a4qv
 

Hello Leif,

I second your thoughts and complete post writing.
The problem is that I am the part of that culture pushing the receiver performance to the limits and beyond in the practice :-)
As mentioned in some other forums, once you let the beast out from the cage it is difficult to control the beast, talking about VHF contests and level of the signals used.
You know the history, why the 14MHz IF was preferred and all the crystal filters story but most of the users are not disciplined and this crystal filters may introduce extra problems and IMD if entering the crystal filter with too much power. As a rule of the thumb this should be not more than -10dBm and winding the radios, users are passing this figures.

The other aspect is dynamic range and how much is enough for the everyday radio user. Well, soon after the IC-7300 was released, there was a shit storm going on that radio with a decent performance as there was the indication on the screen that the radio is overloaded. And, we are talking about the HF, not the VHF !
Today, even a hobbyist are looking for the top notch performances not spending a big money :-)

It will be interesting to follow your measurements and results on this radio, mainly due to relatively low cost against the advertised performance. It will be interesting to see the reciprocal mixing effects regarding the quality of the local oscillator used in the radio.

73
Adam


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Martin - G8JNJ
 

Hi,

I can also confirm that the RTL-SDR direct sampling mode works very well.

Thanks for implementing this, it will be very useful.

Regards,

Martin - G8JNJ


Re: Airspy HF+ BDR 110dB

adam9a4qv
 

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:58 am, prog wrote:
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 07:19 pm, Leif Asbrink wrote:
Now, Yussef tells us that BDR 110 dB is with AGC off.
That means a noise floor around -140 dBc/Hz which is
quite good. It seems to me that the IIP3 number +15 dBm
is with AGC enabled.
Hi Leif,

For these tests AGC was disabled and the gain fixed so that the weak -115 dBm signal has an SNR of 3dB.
The IIP3 numbers are obtained at Maximum gain, also obtained by disabling the AGC and fixing the gain at max.
Of course, the action of the AGC will change the gain appropriately a few dB's before any of the stages reaches full saturation.

I hope it makes it clear.

Thanks!
OK, part of the "mistery" solved.

If your week signal has 3db S/n with the -115dBm input than, roughly the noise floor or the MDS for the S/n 0db is -118 dBm.
As already noticed, the published -140dBm is too futuristic.

Adam


Re: New SpyServer optimizations and features #spyserver

Aldo
 

Rtl-sdr direct sampling work fine!
Available UNTIL tonight, my raspberry/rtl-sdr v3 /Ala1530.
0-8MHz
sdr://151.20.181.90:5555

Aldo


Il 14/nov/2017 00:56, "prog" <info@...> ha scritto:
Version 2.0.1622 adds some QoS management to enable smoother streaming (uses packet prioritization).
Direct Sampling mode for RTL-SDR was added (not tested).

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