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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Fred Albertson
 

Great system, Mike,

Love the idea of the big monitor.  I use 2 27 inch ones and they do well with all the software
(including yours) that has to run simultaneously for digital radio experimenting.

My system is a Dell XPS8930 i7-8700CPU @ 3.20GHz, 16Gig of RAM and Win 10, 64bit.

Under SDRUno, my system load is 2% with a single SDR2 and a single VRX.  I have been
able to run 12VRX's with a single radio, but that begins to push the CPU!

Thanks for the great software you share.

Great day,

Fred

Automatic ALE Voice Record?

Josef Garcia
 

Hello, Patrick,

 

great news: in the future I will be able to control and log SDRplay with MultiPSK. Especially helpful for ALE scanning of multiple frequencies.

What is still missing is the MultiPSK, which automatically records the speech when an ALE connection is established.

So one could comfortably look at the ALE license plates after a monitoring and listen to possible voice transmissions.

Certainly a great wish of mine 😉 MultiPSK could become more and more professional with such a function!  


73

Josef

HE9JGA

 

Re: VDL4 on ?

Sergio Sarabia
 

VDL4 is intended to provide data support to the ADS-B surveillance with air-air links in its majority and air-ground with possibility. The modulation is Gaussian filtered Frequency Shift Keying (GFSK) and the access control Self-organizing Time Division Multiple Access (STDMA) with transmission speed of 19.2 kilobit per second (19200 bit / s).

Re: VDL4 on ?

Sergio Sarabia
 
Edited

Apparently the VDL4 system has only been used in Russia for some years, but until now it has not been possible to verify because there were no remote receivers in the VHF band in that area. It would be interesting to implement this system in your program.

Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe) # Intel i7-6700 CPU and 16gig RAM

Patrick Lindecker
 

Hello Mike,

 

Thanks for the amazing information about your configuration (the PC on which I develop my programs is at almost 100% with the RSP1☺).

 

73

Patrick

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de MadMike
Envoyé : mardi 23 avril 2019 02:58
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

Hi Patrick,

 

I managed to get the 2 RSP running together as follows:-

1. Ran the RSP2 with SDRuno running 2 VRX which then fed 2 copies of MultiPSK each copying one of the local ACARS freqs, 131.55 and 131.45 MHz

2. Then ran the RSP1 directly via the IQ settings to the 3rd copy of MultiPSK and receiving VDL2 on 136.975 MHz

3. Ran ACARS-VDL2-Display showing the output from all three copies of MultiPSK

 

All works fine and the CPU load running all this is currently less than 30% on an Intel i7-6700 CPU and 16gig RAM. I have also bought a 43" 4K HD monitor which enables me to open up to about 20 windows on screen simultaneously.

 

Regards, Mike Simpson

South Penrith, NSW, Australia

 

Original msg:-

Hello Mike,

 

>It does not appear to be possible to run two RSP receivers at this time, I got the RSP2 running with MultiPSK, but when I tried to get the RSP1 running with SDRUno,

You must select distinct ports, for example 1234 for the RSP2 and 1235 for the SDRUno. Click on “Options (port and address)” to select the port.

However the CPU load will be enormous.

 

73

Patrick




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Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe) - About Airspy receivers

Patrick Lindecker
 

Hello Lee,

 

It appears that the program Airspy_tcp has been developed for Linux computers not Windows PC. Sorry.

 

73

Patrick

 

De : Patrick Lindecker [mailto:f6cte@...]
Envoyé : dimanche 21 avril 2019 22:56
À : 'multipsk@groups.io'
Objet : RE: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

Hello Lee,

 

>Will this work with my Airspy and Spyverter ? I hope it will.

I have no such receivers, so…. Normally there is a server called” Airspy_tcp.exe” which is compatible with the rtl_tcp protocol.

If you have this file, you can try to rename it in “rtl_tcp.exe” and click on the “rtl_tcp.exe” button of Multipsk (who knows…).  However, there will be certainly specific DLL that you will have to add to make the server working (see with the Airspy company).

 

73

Patrick

 

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de Lee -WB4QOJ
Envoyé : dimanche 21 avril 2019 20:47
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

Patrick,

 

     I am happy with all updates love MULTIPSK...Will this work with my Airspy and Spyverter ? I hope it will.

 

    Thanks again for GREAT SOFTWARE.

 

Lee WB4QOJ

 

On Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 1:57 PM Fred Albertson <albertso@...> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

What an excellent improvement for MultiPSK.  For me, and all the RSP/SDRPlay users,
this is a great step forward.  I'm sure it will bring many users to MultiPSK.

I have it decoding VDL2 with my RSP2-Pro as I write this and it is working flawlessly. 

I second Phil's request for a Bias-T option.  The ability to turn on the internal Bias-T
capability of the RSP family would allow us to directly decode AERO, ECG, and other
low signal transmitters.

Thank you again for your outstanding software and please let me know if I can assist
in particular tests.

Great Day,

Fred




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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

agene
 

Hi Patrick,

I managed to get the 2 RSP running together as follows:-
1. Ran the RSP2 with SDRuno running 2 VRX which then fed 2 copies of MultiPSK each copying one of the local ACARS freqs, 131.55 and 131.45 MHz
2. Then ran the RSP1 directly via the IQ settings to the 3rd copy of MultiPSK and receiving VDL2 on 136.975 MHz
3. Ran ACARS-VDL2-Display showing the output from all three copies of MultiPSK

All works fine and the CPU load running all this is currently less than 30% on an Intel i7-6700 CPU and 16gig RAM. I have also bought a 43" 4K HD monitor which enables me to open up to about 20 windows on screen simultaneously.

Regards, Mike Simpson
South Penrith, NSW, Australia

Original msg:-

Hello Mike,

 

>It does not appear to be possible to run two RSP receivers at this time, I got the RSP2 running with MultiPSK, but when I tried to get the RSP1 running with SDRUno,

You must select distinct ports, for example 1234 for the RSP2 and 1235 for the SDRUno. Click on “Options (port and address)” to select the port.

However the CPU load will be enormous.

 

73

Patrick

Re: Download new test version

agene
 

Hi Greg,


Works fine with my RSP2

Regards, Mike Simpson
South Penrith, NSW, Australia


Download new test version

Greg Gilbert
 

Hi Group,

Looking for "new test" version of software.

Thank you.

Greg

Re: VDL4 on ?

Jordan Hayes
 

Perhaps the future of VDL2?
Maybe not?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF_Data_Link#ICAO_VDL_Mode_4

/jordan

Re: VDL4 on ?

Patrick Lindecker
 

Thanks for the information about VDL4.  Perhaps the future of VDL2?

 

73

Patrick

 

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de Sergio Sarabia
Envoyé : lundi 22 avril 2019 18:43
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : [multipsk] VDL4 on ?

 

Signal supposedly VDL4 in SDR of St. Petersburg Russia on 136.925 Mhz. The bursts are very short and fast compared to VDL2 and have a bandwidth of 11 Khz instead of 16 Khz as in VDL2. See picture and hear audio attached.

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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Patrick Lindecker
 

Hello Andy,

 

>What are the benefits of using the new Multipsk connection to an SDRplay ?

Perhaps simplification (as you need only one program) or perhaps a possible remote monitoring. However, if your configuration works well, keep on with it.

 

73

Patrick

 

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de Andrew O'Brien
Envoyé : lundi 22 avril 2019 18:12
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

I am a long time Multipsk user but have never really used with my SDRplay devices . What are the benefits of using the new Multipsk connection to an SDRplay ?

Andy K3UK 


On Apr 22, 2019, at 8:20 AM, Dick & Susan via Groups.Io <kb7ypf@...> wrote:

Patrick, 

 

Just connected my RSP1, after putting the zip file in the appropriate Multipsk folder.  It works great...!  Had to play around a little to familiarize myself with the settings for the I/Q direct interface.   

 

Right now listening to  AM and getting ready to do the Digital Mode Things.  The bands are dead (here) for now, hope they open up in an hour or so.  Thank you for a great piece of SWL/HAM software.  I know many will enjoy this feature as dongles will continue to grow.

 

73,

kb7ypf / Richard 

 

 

 

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:59:05 PM MST, Patrick Lindecker <f6cte@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello to all,

 

For those interested by a TCP/IP interface with SDRplay and TNT receivers,  I have updated Multipsk to support these interfaces (“SDR play” and “rtl_tcp.exe” buttons in the Configuration screen) in this test version 1 (Multipsk.exe + manual files zipped + necessary files for these interfaces): http://f6cte.free.fr/MULTIPSK_4_39_1_test_version_1.zip

 

Paste this address in your Internet Explorer or equivalent. Download the file.
First, make a copy of the your Multipsk folder, in case of…

Extract the Multipsk.exe file (+ manual files + files for interfaces) and replace the “official” Multipsk.exe (+ manual files) with these test version files.

 

From the manual, about the SDRplay (similar for the rtl_tnt.exe)

- If the "SDRplay" button is pushed, for any SDRplay receiver, the I/Q signal is taken from the key through the "rsp_tcp.exe" TCP/IP server. According to my tests, the "rsp_tcp.exe" server works with Windows 10 and, possibly, with previous versions (Vista for example), this depending on the files missing and to be downloaded from Internet. It needs a powerful PC. The sampling frequency is 250 KHz (except for ADSB for which it is using a 2 MHz sampling frequency).
The defaut TCP/IP parameters are given below (they can be changed by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button):

  • The address is the local loop one: 127.0.0.1
  • The port is the 1234 one.

Moreover, the "+Speaker" may be pushed, to listen to the demodulated sound.

The "Transceiver" window on the "RX/TX" screen permits to control the frequency and the gain (see below).

To make this interface possible, several files are located in the Multipsk directory:

  • mir_sdr_api.dll
  • msvcr100.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll
  • vcruntime140.dll
  • rsp_rcp.exe

Associated with "rtl_tcp.exe" and "SDRplay", by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button, it is opened a box in which it can be changed:

  • the IP adress: the standard local IP address is 127.0.0.1. For a distant server, paste the server WEB IP adress,
  • the port: the TCP/IP port used, by default, is the number 1234, but it can be changed with the spin button, from 1231 to 1250. So several occurrences of Multipsk can be started, each one connected to a server and so to a different receiver. For this, the PC must be very powerful.

“Transceiver”  functions

TCP/IP control of a TNT receiver or compatible ("rtl_tcp.exe" button) or a SDRplay receiver ("SDRplay" button)

Multipsk proposes the possibility to control the frequency and the gain of a TNT or compatible receiver or a SDRplay receiver. The frequency is controlled as with Commander with the increment/decrement buttons and with the wheel mouse. The gain is controlled with the following buttons:

  • "Auto" (for "automatic level"),
  • or, manually, with the spinbutton between "0/9" (min) and "9/9" (max). Prefer the "Auto" position, the goal being to have a sufficient AF level, but without overloading it (level about 30 to 50 %).
  • The "AGC" button enables or disables the internal digital AGC of the RTL2832 (only for the "rtl_tcp.exe" program).

With the "Correction" field, it is possible to correct the frequency (maximum +/-9999 ppm, with normal adjustment between -100 to 100 ppm), as for the Funcube.

 

Thanks to post your observations or reports on the Multipsk group (not direct, please).

 

Note: I have not checked the working from a remote receiver + server. At first glance the 250 KHz sampling frequency can perhaps be managed through a public high speed TCP/IP link, but the 2 MHz for ADSB seems too much too high.

73

Patrick

 

 


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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Patrick Lindecker
 

Thanks for the nice report Richard.

 

73

Patrick

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de Dick & Susan via Groups.Io
Envoyé : lundi 22 avril 2019 17:20
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

Patrick, 

 

Just connected my RSP1, after putting the zip file in the appropriate Multipsk folder.  It works great...!  Had to play around a little to familiarize myself with the settings for the I/Q direct interface.   

 

Right now listening to  AM and getting ready to do the Digital Mode Things.  The bands are dead (here) for now, hope they open up in an hour or so.  Thank you for a great piece of SWL/HAM software.  I know many will enjoy this feature as dongles will continue to grow.

 

73,

kb7ypf / Richard 

 

 

 

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:59:05 PM MST, Patrick Lindecker <f6cte@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello to all,

 

For those interested by a TCP/IP interface with SDRplay and TNT receivers,  I have updated Multipsk to support these interfaces (“SDR play” and “rtl_tcp.exe” buttons in the Configuration screen) in this test version 1 (Multipsk.exe + manual files zipped + necessary files for these interfaces): http://f6cte.free.fr/MULTIPSK_4_39_1_test_version_1.zip

 

Paste this address in your Internet Explorer or equivalent. Download the file.
First, make a copy of the your Multipsk folder, in case of…

Extract the Multipsk.exe file (+ manual files + files for interfaces) and replace the “official” Multipsk.exe (+ manual files) with these test version files.

 

From the manual, about the SDRplay (similar for the rtl_tnt.exe)

- If the "SDRplay" button is pushed, for any SDRplay receiver, the I/Q signal is taken from the key through the "rsp_tcp.exe" TCP/IP server. According to my tests, the "rsp_tcp.exe" server works with Windows 10 and, possibly, with previous versions (Vista for example), this depending on the files missing and to be downloaded from Internet. It needs a powerful PC. The sampling frequency is 250 KHz (except for ADSB for which it is using a 2 MHz sampling frequency).
The defaut TCP/IP parameters are given below (they can be changed by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button):

  • The address is the local loop one: 127.0.0.1
  • The port is the 1234 one.

Moreover, the "+Speaker" may be pushed, to listen to the demodulated sound.

The "Transceiver" window on the "RX/TX" screen permits to control the frequency and the gain (see below).

To make this interface possible, several files are located in the Multipsk directory:

  • mir_sdr_api.dll
  • msvcr100.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll
  • vcruntime140.dll
  • rsp_rcp.exe

Associated with "rtl_tcp.exe" and "SDRplay", by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button, it is opened a box in which it can be changed:

  • the IP adress: the standard local IP address is 127.0.0.1. For a distant server, paste the server WEB IP adress,
  • the port: the TCP/IP port used, by default, is the number 1234, but it can be changed with the spin button, from 1231 to 1250. So several occurrences of Multipsk can be started, each one connected to a server and so to a different receiver. For this, the PC must be very powerful.

“Transceiver”  functions

TCP/IP control of a TNT receiver or compatible ("rtl_tcp.exe" button) or a SDRplay receiver ("SDRplay" button)

Multipsk proposes the possibility to control the frequency and the gain of a TNT or compatible receiver or a SDRplay receiver. The frequency is controlled as with Commander with the increment/decrement buttons and with the wheel mouse. The gain is controlled with the following buttons:

  • "Auto" (for "automatic level"),
  • or, manually, with the spinbutton between "0/9" (min) and "9/9" (max). Prefer the "Auto" position, the goal being to have a sufficient AF level, but without overloading it (level about 30 to 50 %).
  • The "AGC" button enables or disables the internal digital AGC of the RTL2832 (only for the "rtl_tcp.exe" program).

With the "Correction" field, it is possible to correct the frequency (maximum +/-9999 ppm, with normal adjustment between -100 to 100 ppm), as for the Funcube.

 

Thanks to post your observations or reports on the Multipsk group (not direct, please).

 

Note: I have not checked the working from a remote receiver + server. At first glance the 250 KHz sampling frequency can perhaps be managed through a public high speed TCP/IP link, but the 2 MHz for ADSB seems too much too high.

73

Patrick

 

 


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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Dick & Susan
 

Hi Andy,

I will take a crack at your question.  First the RSP1 will get power from a computer USB port and communicate via that USB port with whatever software you are using for the RSP1.  So, you do not need a big boat anchor transceiver that requires 220/120VAC for primary power.  Just put the RSP1 or any dongle in your shirt pocket and away you go as the RSP1 is very light/small and packed with many features/functions.

The RSP1 will run on a laptop and you can use Multipsk  on the same laptop and do  your favorite digital decoding things.

As far as the I/Q interface, I will allow others answer that aspect.

So to sum it it, size, weight, power, and mobility..


73
Richard

 



On Monday, April 22, 2019, 9:12:31 AM PDT, Andrew O'Brien <andrewobrie@...> wrote:


I am a long time Multipsk user but have never really used with my SDRplay devices . What are the benefits of using the new Multipsk connection to an SDRplay ?
Andy K3UK 


On Apr 22, 2019, at 8:20 AM, Dick & Susan via Groups.Io <kb7ypf@...> wrote:

Patrick, 

Just connected my RSP1, after putting the zip file in the appropriate Multipsk folder.  It works great...!  Had to play around a little to familiarize myself with the settings for the I/Q direct interface.   

Right now listening to  AM and getting ready to do the Digital Mode Things.  The bands are dead (here) for now, hope they open up in an hour or so.  Thank you for a great piece of SWL/HAM software.  I know many will enjoy this feature as dongles will continue to grow.

73,
kb7ypf / Richard 

 



On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:59:05 PM MST, Patrick Lindecker <f6cte@...> wrote:


Hello to all,

 

For those interested by a TCP/IP interface with SDRplay and TNT receivers,  I have updated Multipsk to support these interfaces (“SDR play” and “rtl_tcp.exe” buttons in the Configuration screen) in this test version 1 (Multipsk.exe + manual files zipped + necessary files for these interfaces): http://f6cte.free.fr/MULTIPSK_4_39_1_test_version_1.zip

 

Paste this address in your Internet Explorer or equivalent. Download the file.
First, make a copy of the your Multipsk folder, in case of…

Extract the Multipsk.exe file (+ manual files + files for interfaces) and replace the “official” Multipsk.exe (+ manual files) with these test version files.

 

From the manual, about the SDRplay (similar for the rtl_tnt.exe)

- If the "SDRplay" button is pushed, for any SDRplay receiver, the I/Q signal is taken from the key through the "rsp_tcp.exe" TCP/IP server. According to my tests, the "rsp_tcp.exe" server works with Windows 10 and, possibly, with previous versions (Vista for example), this depending on the files missing and to be downloaded from Internet. It needs a powerful PC. The sampling frequency is 250 KHz (except for ADSB for which it is using a 2 MHz sampling frequency).
The defaut TCP/IP parameters are given below (they can be changed by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button):

  • The address is the local loop one: 127.0.0.1
  • The port is the 1234 one.

Moreover, the "+Speaker" may be pushed, to listen to the demodulated sound.

The "Transceiver" window on the "RX/TX" screen permits to control the frequency and the gain (see below).

To make this interface possible, several files are located in the Multipsk directory:

  • mir_sdr_api.dll
  • msvcr100.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll
  • vcruntime140.dll
  • rsp_rcp.exe

Associated with "rtl_tcp.exe" and "SDRplay", by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button, it is opened a box in which it can be changed:

  • the IP adress: the standard local IP address is 127.0.0.1. For a distant server, paste the server WEB IP adress,
  • the port: the TCP/IP port used, by default, is the number 1234, but it can be changed with the spin button, from 1231 to 1250. So several occurrences of Multipsk can be started, each one connected to a server and so to a different receiver. For this, the PC must be very powerful.

“Transceiver”  functions

TCP/IP control of a TNT receiver or compatible ("rtl_tcp.exe" button) or a SDRplay receiver ("SDRplay" button)

Multipsk proposes the possibility to control the frequency and the gain of a TNT or compatible receiver or a SDRplay receiver. The frequency is controlled as with Commander with the increment/decrement buttons and with the wheel mouse. The gain is controlled with the following buttons:

  • "Auto" (for "automatic level"),
  • or, manually, with the spinbutton between "0/9" (min) and "9/9" (max). Prefer the "Auto" position, the goal being to have a sufficient AF level, but without overloading it (level about 30 to 50 %).
  • The "AGC" button enables or disables the internal digital AGC of the RTL2832 (only for the "rtl_tcp.exe" program).

With the "Correction" field, it is possible to correct the frequency (maximum +/-9999 ppm, with normal adjustment between -100 to 100 ppm), as for the Funcube.

 

Thanks to post your observations or reports on the Multipsk group (not direct, please).

 

Note: I have not checked the working from a remote receiver + server. At first glance the 250 KHz sampling frequency can perhaps be managed through a public high speed TCP/IP link, but the 2 MHz for ADSB seems too much too high.

73

Patrick

 




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VDL4 on ?

Sergio Sarabia
 

Signal supposedly VDL4 in SDR of St. Petersburg Russia on 136.925 Mhz. The bursts are very short and fast compared to VDL2 and have a bandwidth of 11 Khz instead of 16 Khz as in VDL2. See picture and hear audio attached.

Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Andrew O'Brien
 

I am a long time Multipsk user but have never really used with my SDRplay devices . What are the benefits of using the new Multipsk connection to an SDRplay ?
Andy K3UK 


On Apr 22, 2019, at 8:20 AM, Dick & Susan via Groups.Io <kb7ypf@...> wrote:

Patrick, 

Just connected my RSP1, after putting the zip file in the appropriate Multipsk folder.  It works great...!  Had to play around a little to familiarize myself with the settings for the I/Q direct interface.   

Right now listening to  AM and getting ready to do the Digital Mode Things.  The bands are dead (here) for now, hope they open up in an hour or so.  Thank you for a great piece of SWL/HAM software.  I know many will enjoy this feature as dongles will continue to grow.

73,
kb7ypf / Richard 

 



On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:59:05 PM MST, Patrick Lindecker <f6cte@...> wrote:


Hello to all,

 

For those interested by a TCP/IP interface with SDRplay and TNT receivers,  I have updated Multipsk to support these interfaces (“SDR play” and “rtl_tcp.exe” buttons in the Configuration screen) in this test version 1 (Multipsk.exe + manual files zipped + necessary files for these interfaces): http://f6cte.free.fr/MULTIPSK_4_39_1_test_version_1.zip

 

Paste this address in your Internet Explorer or equivalent. Download the file.
First, make a copy of the your Multipsk folder, in case of…

Extract the Multipsk.exe file (+ manual files + files for interfaces) and replace the “official” Multipsk.exe (+ manual files) with these test version files.

 

From the manual, about the SDRplay (similar for the rtl_tnt.exe)

- If the "SDRplay" button is pushed, for any SDRplay receiver, the I/Q signal is taken from the key through the "rsp_tcp.exe" TCP/IP server. According to my tests, the "rsp_tcp.exe" server works with Windows 10 and, possibly, with previous versions (Vista for example), this depending on the files missing and to be downloaded from Internet. It needs a powerful PC. The sampling frequency is 250 KHz (except for ADSB for which it is using a 2 MHz sampling frequency).
The defaut TCP/IP parameters are given below (they can be changed by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button):

  • The address is the local loop one: 127.0.0.1
  • The port is the 1234 one.

Moreover, the "+Speaker" may be pushed, to listen to the demodulated sound.

The "Transceiver" window on the "RX/TX" screen permits to control the frequency and the gain (see below).

To make this interface possible, several files are located in the Multipsk directory:

  • mir_sdr_api.dll
  • msvcr100.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll
  • vcruntime140.dll
  • rsp_rcp.exe

Associated with "rtl_tcp.exe" and "SDRplay", by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button, it is opened a box in which it can be changed:

  • the IP adress: the standard local IP address is 127.0.0.1. For a distant server, paste the server WEB IP adress,
  • the port: the TCP/IP port used, by default, is the number 1234, but it can be changed with the spin button, from 1231 to 1250. So several occurrences of Multipsk can be started, each one connected to a server and so to a different receiver. For this, the PC must be very powerful.

“Transceiver”  functions

TCP/IP control of a TNT receiver or compatible ("rtl_tcp.exe" button) or a SDRplay receiver ("SDRplay" button)

Multipsk proposes the possibility to control the frequency and the gain of a TNT or compatible receiver or a SDRplay receiver. The frequency is controlled as with Commander with the increment/decrement buttons and with the wheel mouse. The gain is controlled with the following buttons:

  • "Auto" (for "automatic level"),
  • or, manually, with the spinbutton between "0/9" (min) and "9/9" (max). Prefer the "Auto" position, the goal being to have a sufficient AF level, but without overloading it (level about 30 to 50 %).
  • The "AGC" button enables or disables the internal digital AGC of the RTL2832 (only for the "rtl_tcp.exe" program).

With the "Correction" field, it is possible to correct the frequency (maximum +/-9999 ppm, with normal adjustment between -100 to 100 ppm), as for the Funcube.

 

Thanks to post your observations or reports on the Multipsk group (not direct, please).

 

Note: I have not checked the working from a remote receiver + server. At first glance the 250 KHz sampling frequency can perhaps be managed through a public high speed TCP/IP link, but the 2 MHz for ADSB seems too much too high.

73

Patrick

 




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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Dick & Susan
 

Patrick, 

Just connected my RSP1, after putting the zip file in the appropriate Multipsk folder.  It works great...!  Had to play around a little to familiarize myself with the settings for the I/Q direct interface.   

Right now listening to  AM and getting ready to do the Digital Mode Things.  The bands are dead (here) for now, hope they open up in an hour or so.  Thank you for a great piece of SWL/HAM software.  I know many will enjoy this feature as dongles will continue to grow.

73,
kb7ypf / Richard 

 



On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:59:05 PM MST, Patrick Lindecker <f6cte@...> wrote:


Hello to all,

 

For those interested by a TCP/IP interface with SDRplay and TNT receivers,  I have updated Multipsk to support these interfaces (“SDR play” and “rtl_tcp.exe” buttons in the Configuration screen) in this test version 1 (Multipsk.exe + manual files zipped + necessary files for these interfaces): http://f6cte.free.fr/MULTIPSK_4_39_1_test_version_1.zip

 

Paste this address in your Internet Explorer or equivalent. Download the file.
First, make a copy of the your Multipsk folder, in case of…

Extract the Multipsk.exe file (+ manual files + files for interfaces) and replace the “official” Multipsk.exe (+ manual files) with these test version files.

 

From the manual, about the SDRplay (similar for the rtl_tnt.exe)

- If the "SDRplay" button is pushed, for any SDRplay receiver, the I/Q signal is taken from the key through the "rsp_tcp.exe" TCP/IP server. According to my tests, the "rsp_tcp.exe" server works with Windows 10 and, possibly, with previous versions (Vista for example), this depending on the files missing and to be downloaded from Internet. It needs a powerful PC. The sampling frequency is 250 KHz (except for ADSB for which it is using a 2 MHz sampling frequency).
The defaut TCP/IP parameters are given below (they can be changed by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button):

  • The address is the local loop one: 127.0.0.1
  • The port is the 1234 one.

Moreover, the "+Speaker" may be pushed, to listen to the demodulated sound.

The "Transceiver" window on the "RX/TX" screen permits to control the frequency and the gain (see below).

To make this interface possible, several files are located in the Multipsk directory:

  • mir_sdr_api.dll
  • msvcr100.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll
  • vcruntime140.dll
  • rsp_rcp.exe

Associated with "rtl_tcp.exe" and "SDRplay", by pushing on the "Options (port/adress)" button, it is opened a box in which it can be changed:

  • the IP adress: the standard local IP address is 127.0.0.1. For a distant server, paste the server WEB IP adress,
  • the port: the TCP/IP port used, by default, is the number 1234, but it can be changed with the spin button, from 1231 to 1250. So several occurrences of Multipsk can be started, each one connected to a server and so to a different receiver. For this, the PC must be very powerful.

“Transceiver”  functions

TCP/IP control of a TNT receiver or compatible ("rtl_tcp.exe" button) or a SDRplay receiver ("SDRplay" button)

Multipsk proposes the possibility to control the frequency and the gain of a TNT or compatible receiver or a SDRplay receiver. The frequency is controlled as with Commander with the increment/decrement buttons and with the wheel mouse. The gain is controlled with the following buttons:

  • "Auto" (for "automatic level"),
  • or, manually, with the spinbutton between "0/9" (min) and "9/9" (max). Prefer the "Auto" position, the goal being to have a sufficient AF level, but without overloading it (level about 30 to 50 %).
  • The "AGC" button enables or disables the internal digital AGC of the RTL2832 (only for the "rtl_tcp.exe" program).

With the "Correction" field, it is possible to correct the frequency (maximum +/-9999 ppm, with normal adjustment between -100 to 100 ppm), as for the Funcube.

 

Thanks to post your observations or reports on the Multipsk group (not direct, please).

 

Note: I have not checked the working from a remote receiver + server. At first glance the 250 KHz sampling frequency can perhaps be managed through a public high speed TCP/IP link, but the 2 MHz for ADSB seems too much too high.

73

Patrick

 




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Re: Im Back

Patrick Lindecker
 

Hello Terry,

 

Now with the TCP/IP possibility in Multipsk to receive data (recent test version) and to remote control the receiver, if your receiver is a TNT or a SDRplay receiver, you can, theoretically (not tested), transmit data from one PC (with the server connected to the receiver) to another PC (with Multipsk working). The key is to connect the first PC by writing its TCP/IP address in the “Address” field in the “Options (port and address)” panel.

Both PC can be in the same place or separated by kilometers…

 

73

Patrick

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de C. van Ravenswaaij
Envoyé : dimanche 21 avril 2019 16:02
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Im Back

 

Hi Terry,

I am doing this with IP-Sound. The only thing is that your two computers must be part of the same network.
IP-Sound can be found here: http://www.iw5edi.com/software/ip-sound

73, Cornel

Op 20-4-2019 om 18:15 schreef terryt:

Hi all members,its Terry in West Yorkshire, sorry for the long absence, i have now got settled into my sheltered accomodation which is very nice indeed BUT i arent allowed to have aerials erected so all i have is online streaming which is ok but not like real radio.
I have a question which may be daft but i dont know, as follows there is plenty of Data whilst streaming which at present i am unable to decode, is it possible to receive the data from streaming on one pc and decode it using a second pc the main system i am using for rxing has both input and output audio sockets, my second  system is a laptop but this only has a headphone socket -----------  if i used the laptop for streaming and feeding the audio to the input of the desktop anyone know if it would work please ????.

Sorry for the Daft question but simply put well i dont know the answer BUT as my now pathetic brain tells me yes it would be fine,any advice would be more than welcome  thank you all in advance and hope wherever you are hope all is well with you and yours
Good to be back.

Regards and 73

Terry.

 




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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Patrick Lindecker
 

Hello Mike,

 

>It does not appear to be possible to run two RSP receivers at this time, I got the RSP2 running with MultiPSK, but when I tried to get the RSP1 running with SDRUno,

You must select distinct ports, for example 1234 for the RSP2 and 1235 for the SDRUno. Click on “Options (port and address)” to select the port.

However the CPU load will be enormous.

 

73

Patrick

 

 

De : multipsk@groups.io [mailto:multipsk@groups.io] De la part de MadMike
Envoyé : lundi 22 avril 2019 03:17
À : multipsk@groups.io
Objet : Re: [multipsk] Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

 

Hi Phil,

 

The bias-t button is on the Options/Ports screen underneath the SdrPlay button in the config screen.

 

I now have 3 copies of MultiPSK running, one with the RSP2 copying VDL2 and 2 copies connected to RTL dongles receiving ACARS via the I/Q connection. All feeding my ACARS-VDL2-Display screen. Picture below.

 

Thanks Patrick for this excellent software. I appear to be receiving more traffic with this setup than I was previously.

 

It does not appear to be possible to run two RSP receivers at this time, I got the RSP2 running with MultiPSK, but when I tried to get the RSP1 running with SDRUno, although the option asking if I wanted to connect RSP1 or 2 came up, it could not connect. Maybe if I get SDRUno running first it will work, I will have to try that.

 

Regards, Mike Simpson

South Penrith, NSW, Australia

 

 

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Re: Multipsk V.4.39.1 - Test version 1 - TCP/IP interface with SDRplay (via rsp_tcp.exe) and TNT receivers (via rtl_tcp.exe)

Phil Walls
 

thanks Mike, got it now. would never have looked there.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 12:32 PM MadMike <virtualtrains@...> wrote:
Hi Phil,

Click the 'Options (port address)' button and you should see a window as under. The bias-t is on the bottom left of that window as shown here.

Regards, Mike Simpson
South Penrith, NSW, Australia




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