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Re: New SpyServer optimization in r1587+ #sdrsharp

Dave C aka Dave3825us
 

I installed spyserver Server v2.0.1700 on Raspberry pi 3b+. Using sdr# 1700 on windows pc. Running Airspy Mini on Raspberry.

I can not get nfm bandwidth higher than 11,718. I need 12500.  I see others have been able to do 12500.

On wfm, I can not get higher than 187500. 

Use full iq also remains greyed out and unuseable in sdr#. What should rtl_sampling_mode = be set to?

I also tried windows version of spyserver in sdr#1700 folder and same results. That leads me to think I have some problems in the spyserver config.


This is the spyserver config on the Raspberry.   Any help would be most appreciated.

# SPY Server Configuration File
 
# TCP Listener
#
bind_host = 0.0.0.0
bind_port = 5555-6666
 
# List Server in Airspy Directory
#
list_in_directory = 1
 
# Owner Name
# For example: John Doe L8ZEE
owner_name = Dave
 
# Owner email
# For example: john@...
owner_email =
 
# Antenna
# For example: Random Wire/Magnetic Loop/Mini-Whip/Inverted V/etc.
antenna_type =
 
# Antenna Location
# For example: 48.858332, 2.294560
antenna_location =
 
# General Description
#
general_description =
 
# User sessions
#
maximum_clients = 1
 
# Maximum session duration
# In minutes. 0 for no limit
#
#maximum_session_duration = 0
 
# Allow clients to retune and change of gain of the device
#
allow_control = 1
 
# Device Type
# Possible Values:
#   AirspyOne (R0, R2, Mini)
#   AirspyHF+
#   RTL-SDR
#   Auto      (Scans for the first available device)
#
device_type = Auto
 
# Device Serial Number as 64bit Hex
# For example: 0xDD52D95C904534AD
# A value of 0 will acquire the first available device.
#
device_serial = 0
 
# Device Sample Rate
# Possible Values:
#   Airspy R0, R2 : 10000000 or 2500000
#   Airspy Mini   :  6000000 or 3000000
#   Airspy HF+    :   768000
#   RTL-SDR       :   500000 to 3200000
# Comment to use the device's default
#
device_sample_rate =3000000 
 
# Force 8bit Compression Mode
# The 8bit Compression mode has proven sufficiently good for most streaming use cases.
# Use it to same some internet bandwidth.
#
force_8bit = 1
 
# Maximum Bandwidth
# Limits the maximum IQ bandwidth the clients can set
# Recommended value for WFM is 200000
# Recommended value for narrow band modes is 15000
#
maximum_bandwidth = 200000
 
# FFT Frames Per Second
#
fft_fps = 10
 
# FFT Bins
# Bins = 2^fft_bin_bits
#
fft_bin_bits = 16
 
# Initial Center Frequency
#
#initial_frequency = 7100000
 
# Minimum Tunable Frequency
# Comment if using the device default
#
#minimum_frequency = 0
 
# Maximum Tunable Frequency
# Comment if using the device default
#
#maximum_frequency = 35000000
 
# Frequency Correction in PPB
#
#frequency_correction_ppb = 0
 
# Initial Gain
#
#initial_gain = 10
 
# RTL-SDR Sampling mode
# Quadrature = 0,
# Direct Sampling I Branch = 1
# Direct Sampling Q Branch = 2
rtl_sampling_mode = 0
 
# Converter Offset
# Set to -120000000 to enable the SpyVerter offset
#converter_offset = -120000000
 
# Bias-Tee
# For AirspyOne only - Useful for LNA's and SpyVerter
#enable_bias_tee = 0
 
# Buffer Size (in milliseconds)
#
buffer_size_ms = 50
 
# Buffer Count
#
buffer_count = 10
 

Re: Recording longer files

Martin Smith
 

There are 4 popular plugins related to extended recording for SDR#
Goto http://rtl-sdr.ru/
download and install any/all of the following depending on your needs:
BasebandRecorder <-- records the full baseband signal.
IF Recorder <-- only records the IF (less bandwidth, less disk storage required)
Audio recorder <-- only records the demodulated audio (even less disk storage required)
FilePlayer <-- needed to read in the recording in the recording, depending on the options picked e.g. RF64 (16 exabytes file size limit) is not support by without this plugin, but the default 1992 2GB wav file is.
The fileplayer plugin also allows you to easily jump about the recording and playback looped sections of it.

And all of the above record plugins add temporary RAM buffering, which can help reduce glitches with older hard disks.

Re: AirSpy HF+ - help needed

Ken Alexander
 

Hi Gary,

You need to use an Ext-IO file which will allow the HF+ to work with HDSDR.  You can download it here:


Note there is one for the regular Airspy and one for the HF+.  Download it and copy it into the folder on your computer where HDSDR resides.

73,
Ken,
So Phisai, Thailand
Blog:  bueng-ken.com


On Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 14:06 Gary Moles <morgannz@...> wrote:

Hi, Looking for help (advice) for getting AirSpy HF+ to run with HDSDR.

I can run the KC9QLE SDR on HDSDR and the Airspy runs perfectly on SDR# (as does the KC9QLE SDR).

But HDSDR just won't recognise AirSpy.

All relevant advice gratefully received. Footnote - all on the same computer.

Regards

Gary

ZL2AKI

Re: AirSpy HF+ - help needed

Alan G4ZFQ
 

But HDSDR just won't recognise AirSpy.
Gary

I assume you have placed the DLL in the HDSDR folder?

73 Alan G4ZFQ

Re: Recording longer files

Tudor Vedeanu
 

There is a plugin for this. Read this blog post: http://coolsdrstuff.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-recorder-for-sdrsharp-breaks-2gib.html

~Tudor

Re: Recording longer files

Patrick
 

I should indeed give Linrad a try but I find it quite difficult to master ! (I watched many of your clips showing Linrad in action).
So it seems it is not possible to record larger files running SDR# ...  What a pity.


Le ven. 22 févr. 2019 à 08:06, jdow <jdow@...> a écrit :
There are several standard extensions to the .wav format which allow essentially
unlimited recording. Why not use one or more of them?
{o.o}

On 20190221 15:18:36, Leif Asbrink wrote:
> Hello Patrick,
>
> you can use Linrad with your Airspy and record unlimited
> file sizes. (Your hard disk would be the limit.)
>
> You can locate regions of interest and write small files
> that can be converted to standard .wav files if you want
> to process on another SDR software.
>
> Linrad uses a 64 bit file pointer while standard for .wav
> files is a 32 bit pointer.
>
> 73
>
> Leif
>
>
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> A single recorded file (full 768 kHz BW) seems to be limited to 2 Go ; this
>> means the recording won't last more than about 12 minutes.
>>
>> Is it possible to record a single file during 30 minutes or 1h or even more
>> ? (still at 768 kHz BW of course).
>>
>> Thanks
>> Pat
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



Re: AirSpy HF+ - help needed

Tudor Vedeanu
 

Download the ExtIO file from http://www.montefusco.com/airspyhf/ Copy it into the HDSDR folder. That’s it.

~Tudor

AirSpy HF+ - help needed

Gary Moles <morgannz@...>
 

Hi, Looking for help (advice) for getting AirSpy HF+ to run with HDSDR.

I can run the KC9QLE SDR on HDSDR and the Airspy runs perfectly on SDR# (as does the KC9QLE SDR).

But HDSDR just won't recognise AirSpy.

All relevant advice gratefully received. Footnote - all on the same computer.

Regards

Gary

ZL2AKI

Re: Recording longer files

jdow
 

There are several standard extensions to the .wav format which allow essentially unlimited recording. Why not use one or more of them?
{o.o}

On 20190221 15:18:36, Leif Asbrink wrote:
Hello Patrick,
you can use Linrad with your Airspy and record unlimited
file sizes. (Your hard disk would be the limit.)
You can locate regions of interest and write small files
that can be converted to standard .wav files if you want
to process on another SDR software.
Linrad uses a 64 bit file pointer while standard for .wav
files is a 32 bit pointer.
73
Leif

Hi there,

A single recorded file (full 768 kHz BW) seems to be limited to 2 Go ; this
means the recording won't last more than about 12 minutes.

Is it possible to record a single file during 30 minutes or 1h or even more
? (still at 768 kHz BW of course).

Thanks
Pat


Re: Beginner Questions: spyserver config

jdow
 

Incidentally - using wifi as part of the link will likely produce unsatisfactory results.
{^_^}

On 20190221 08:47:33, Martin Smith via Groups.Io wrote:
Your current problem is not related to SDR# and it is not related to spyserver.
You problem is that you can not currently connect to your RPi through the directly connected cable because neither end has been configured with an IP address. And in addition neither have routing tables configured, so there is no way to transfer data from the RPi to the PC or the PC to the RPi through the Ethernet cable. You have a physical cable connected, but there is no configuration telling the device how to use the cable.
You will get far better support for a RPi, if you really want to configure your device in this unusual way, by plugging something like "site:raspberrypi.org how do I setup with a direct cable connection" into your search engine of choice, or "connect raspberry pi to PC without router" or by posting a query on the raspberry pi support forums. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/
Or you could just set things up in a much easier way, you have three options as I see it:
RPi<-ethernet cable->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (this would be the default configuration for most people, you plug the cables in and everything just works)
RPi<-wifi->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (a tiny bit harder than the above but there is a idiot proof guide on https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/ )
RPi<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (you will spend a very long time trying to get this configuration to work as a beginner)

Re: Beginner Questions: spyserver config

jdow
 

He can connect. He says ping works, although he has not said what addresses they have respectively to be sure.

RPi: ifconfig >spoo1.txt
PC: ipconfig >spoo2.txt

Grab both spoo1.txt and spoo2.txt and post them - unless, of course, he has it working now. If all that matches and ping works then make the ports agree. If they agree and no comms then play with the PC firewall.

{^_-}

On 20190221 08:47:33, Martin Smith via Groups.Io wrote:
Your current problem is not related to SDR# and it is not related to spyserver.
You problem is that you can not currently connect to your RPi through the directly connected cable because neither end has been configured with an IP address. And in addition neither have routing tables configured, so there is no way to transfer data from the RPi to the PC or the PC to the RPi through the Ethernet cable. You have a physical cable connected, but there is no configuration telling the device how to use the cable.
You will get far better support for a RPi, if you really want to configure your device in this unusual way, by plugging something like "site:raspberrypi.org how do I setup with a direct cable connection" into your search engine of choice, or "connect raspberry pi to PC without router" or by posting a query on the raspberry pi support forums. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/
Or you could just set things up in a much easier way, you have three options as I see it:
RPi<-ethernet cable->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (this would be the default configuration for most people, you plug the cables in and everything just works)
RPi<-wifi->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (a tiny bit harder than the above but there is a idiot proof guide on https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/ )
RPi<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (you will spend a very long time trying to get this configuration to work as a beginner)

Re: Recording longer files

Leif Asbrink
 

Hello Patrick,

you can use Linrad with your Airspy and record unlimited
file sizes. (Your hard disk would be the limit.)

You can locate regions of interest and write small files
that can be converted to standard .wav files if you want
to process on another SDR software.

Linrad uses a 64 bit file pointer while standard for .wav
files is a 32 bit pointer.

73

Leif

Hi there,

A single recorded file (full 768 kHz BW) seems to be limited to 2 Go ; this
means the recording won't last more than about 12 minutes.

Is it possible to record a single file during 30 minutes or 1h or even more
? (still at 768 kHz BW of course).

Thanks
Pat


Re: USB cable quality and QRM in a spyserver setup with an Airspy Hf+ and Raspberry PI3. 6 microUSB cable test. #airspyhfplus #bestpractice #raspberrypi

zennix2014@...
 

Can you guys elaborate on the power supply wiring, and also the cable changes? 

I'm heading down the same path (airspy HF+, and raspberrypi), and have had noise issues in the past with other SDRs picking up noise, so more details on connection, power supply make/model, schematics / wiring diagrams, etc., would be very helpful.

I'm unclear about the "self-building" cable part - if you split the USB cable apart or what, so any details help.

Doug

Daniel Fox
 

I would love to see the Astrospy program have a feature to periodically log data to a file with a a timestamp.  It would be such an obvious feature to add.

Dan

On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 6:23 PM <iz5dkm@...> wrote:
Hi Dave, I am also part of an astronomical observatory, Tavolaia astronomical observatory. http://www.cielisutavolaia.com/
Recently we have built a B0329 + 54 pulsar reception system, the data is public and available at this web address: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yWSp668w82duEwZrNCzZZ8WrG7fRqYMG
3D corner antenna in drift scan, rx airspy R2, BW 10 MHz, IW5BHY software.
'73, Andrea, IZ5DKM.

Re: USB cable quality and QRM in a spyserver setup with an Airspy Hf+ and Raspberry PI3. 6 microUSB cable test. #airspyhfplus #bestpractice #raspberrypi

Roberto Zinelli
 

Yes, a traditional stabilized power supply solved also mine noise problem
73 IW4ENS

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 7:13 PM <iz5dkm@...> wrote:
  Also I had usb noise problems and I solved by self-building a cable with two rg174 for I / O signals and powering the sdr with a second stabilized power supply (no switching).
Much noise has disappeared.

Re: USB cable quality and QRM in a spyserver setup with an Airspy Hf+ and Raspberry PI3. 6 microUSB cable test. #airspyhfplus #bestpractice #raspberrypi

iz5dkm@...
 

  Also I had usb noise problems and I solved by self-building a cable with two rg174 for I / O signals and powering the sdr with a second stabilized power supply (no switching).
Much noise has disappeared.

Re: Beginner Questions: spyserver config

Martin Smith
 

Your current problem is not related to SDR# and it is not related to spyserver.

You problem is that you can not currently connect to your RPi through the directly connected cable because neither end has been configured with an IP address. And in addition neither have routing tables configured, so there is no way to transfer data from the RPi to the PC or the PC to the RPi through the Ethernet cable. You have a physical cable connected, but there is no configuration telling the device how to use the cable.

You will get far better support for a RPi, if you really want to configure your device in this unusual way, by plugging something like "site:raspberrypi.org how do I setup with a direct cable connection" into your search engine of choice, or "connect raspberry pi to PC without router" or by posting a query on the raspberry pi support forums. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/

Or you could just set things up in a much easier way, you have three options as I see it:
RPi<-ethernet cable->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (this would be the default configuration for most people, you plug the cables in and everything just works)
RPi<-wifi->internet router<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (a tiny bit harder than the above but there is a idiot proof guide on https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/ )
RPi<-ethernet cable->Windows PC (you will spend a very long time trying to get this configuration to work as a beginner)

Re: Airspy with TX ? #hardware

prog
 

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 03:13 PM, Ruben Navarro Huedo (EA5BZ) wrote:
I think 200$ could be a beginning for a SDR with a decent RX quality and TX possibilities.
Note: This is not an SDR, or at least not exposed as an SDR. The device will only take or give data streams (camera, files, control, etc.)

Re: Beginner Questions: spyserver config

Ken Alexander
 

Wifi?  No.  My Pi and Windows laptop are connected by an ethernet cable.  No routers, just a short cable.

Pretty sure I've tried that address several times before but I'll try it again.

Ken,
So Phisai, Thailand
Blog:  bueng-ken.com


On Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 20:34 Martin Smith via Groups.Io <martin_z_smith=yahoo.ie@groups.io wrote:
Ok so you are using wifi
In SDR# try using 192.168.2.34:5555 (if you left everything in spyserver.config at default values).



Re: Airspy with TX ? #hardware

Ruben Navarro Huedo (EA5BZ)
 

Speaking of SDR.... "Reference" for ES-Hail is Lime SDR.
Mini's price is 159$ and its RX Performance is not Great.

I think 200$ could be a beginning for a SDR with a decent RX quality and TX possibilities.