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Re: Sdrplay RSP1A

G7ELK
 

John,

By the sound of things you are well ahead of me with the RSP integration. Still planning to give Openwebsdr a try although I need a second Pi for this really,

In the short term I now have WSJT-X and SDRUNO running on an old laptop, with frequency hopping enabled to pick up a few bands not covered by my Kiwi.  Will try something a bit cleverer in due course, but right now I'm told I need to tidy the garage...

Regards,

          Rob 

                 Rob


WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Stu C
 

After dabling with WSL I decided to see if wsprdaemon would install and run under Win 10 pro VM with Ubuntu 20.04.
The answer is it does install and run but here I did not have great success uploading spots.

Long story short, don't try unless you have a specific reason, or are happy to lose an hour or two.

The issue here was that as I was seeing no spots while it was hitting the CPU hard, to the point of difficulty using Win10, I decided to stop wsprdaemon but it didn't like to stop (usual -z) might just have been CPU but it seemed to lock. In the end I terminated the WSL ubuntu and set it to not run in the background *.

I went back to the other Ubuntu VM but the Kiwi's were showing the wrong IP (the one I just stopped) a few network checks and switch reboots later I realised (*) Win 10 had fired up another WSL instance and even though I had renamed conf file (.c0nf) it was running in the background (cached service?) grabbing the slots before the real Ubuntu could get them. I'm not 100% I didn't have two instances of the same Ubuntu running at once, if that is even possible.

I'm only posting this as a cautionary tale, it does install but the WSL overhead seems to be quite heavy and it is a bit harder to tame.

For someone locked to Windows who wants to try a few wsprdaemon slots on physical Win10 it might be fine, I expect the reporting issue was a network problem which should be fixable.

Merry Christmas to all
Stu





Re: Sdrplay RSP1A

John
 

Rob Garth

I am following your lead in the same effort to get my RSP2Pro to work 6 Meters. I installed the version 7 PI image on  a 8G Pi4. I learned the hard way to not use Etcher to build the image. The new image files have a card builder included. Just run the image download file and it does the build to the card. I have the CubicSDR working with my 2Pro. I see that there are Soapy info included in the CubicSDR start up. I also have WSJT-X 2.2.2 installed but have not found a common Rig setting to get linked. I am off to read the CubicSDR manual now. Poor Rob R has had a "Hair-on-Fire week". I am watching rot a new version of wsprdaemon.

John
TI4JWC  N0URE


Re: Sdrplay RSP1A

Rob Robinett
 

Wspdaemon uses the kiwirecorder.py python program to record the audio output of the Kiwi channels.
I have no experience with using kiwirecorder with OpenWebSDR

On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 8:48 AM Rob Garth <rob@...> wrote:
Many Thanks Rob, I will resist the temptation to play with it until then...

BTW, was I right that OpenWebSDR is too different to Kiwi for Wsprdaemon to be able to talk to it as if it were a kiwi?

Regards,
               Rob



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Re: Sdrplay RSP1A

G7ELK
 

Many Thanks Rob, I will resist the temptation to play with it until then...

BTW, was I right that OpenWebSDR is too different to Kiwi for Wsprdaemon to be able to talk to it as if it were a kiwi?

Regards,
               Rob


vk7jj, WSPR Watch and other users of wsprdaemon.org should now be reporting all spots in wsprnet.org

Rob Robinett
 

I have found and fixed a problem with the scraping of the wsprnet.org spot data.
It appears that recently the wsprnet.org servers have become more heavily loaded and as a result they are frequently taking longer than 10 seconds to respond to my scrape requests.
By increasing my timeout from 10 to 120 seconds, I am getting data from almost all of my requests.
Please let me know if you find spots in wsprnet.org that are not reported by wsprd.vk7jj.com


Re: Dropping spots.

Rolf Ekstrand
 

Thank you Rob,

Merry X-mas to you and yours

Rolf


Re: Sdrplay RSP1A

Rob Robinett
 

Hi Rob,

There is to-be-debugged code in WD to use the Soapy API to communicate with the many SDRs (including the SDRPlay) for which there is a Soapy driver.  Debugging the existing features of WD has kept me from completing Soapy debugging, but I hope to have the time to work on it in the coming weeks.

Rob


Re: Dropping spots.

Rob Robinett
 

I have just increased the curl timeouts on my scrapers from 10 seconds to 120 seconds which seems to result in many more successful scrapes from the wsprnet.org server.  
Some successful API calls take 40-70 seconds, while occasionally curl returns error 56.
 
There remains a second problem of gaps in the downloaded spots, and I have some code changes to try which might address that issue.
Only now do I appreciate the size of the downloads. Some of them approach 1 MB.
 
In any case, I expect that vk7jj and others who use wsprdaemon.org will be once again getting most, if not all, of the spots in wsprnet.org 
 


Sdrplay RSP1A

G7ELK
 
Edited

All,

Is anyone using Wsprdaemon with an Sdrplay RSP1A?  If so, I would be interested in your configuration and if you managed to get it to work with more than one simultaneous receive? 

Having got my Kiwisdr up and running and playing nicely with Wsprdaemon, I happened upon a used RSP1A at a price it would be rude to refuse.  Main intention is to use it for VHF/.UHF monitoring, but when I'm not around I was wondering if I could usefully employ to add a couple more bands to my WSPR setup.  Have a nice Minicircuits 3dB splitter, so sharing the antenna is sorted already.

 Ran WSJT-X on a laptop for many years so I know I can do it that way, but in 2020, soon to be 2021, I reckon there has to be a better way than messing around with virtual soundcards, virtual serial ports for CAT control and all that malarkey....

Few thought so far include running on the same Pi as wsprdaemon (but maybe it would run out of grunt), on a second Pi (probably preferable) or on an old laptop (less than ideal).  I did wonder about giving the newly revitalized OpenwebRX a try on the second Pi  but I assume that OpenwebRX and the Kiwisdr are sufficiently divergent that Wsprdaemon could not interface with it in the same way as it does with the Kiwi..

Anyway, enough rambling.  Interested in any thoughts or experience from the group.

Regards,

              Rob (G7ELK)


Re: Dropping spots.

G7ELK
 

Works for me as well - thank you Rob.

-----Original Message-----
From: wsprdaemon@groups.io <wsprdaemon@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stefan HB9TMC
Sent: 24 December 2020 00:41
To: wsprdaemon@groups.io
Subject: Re: [wsprdaemon] Dropping spots.

Thank you Rob, it seems to be uploading again after moving the cache.

73
Stefan


Re: Dropping spots.

Stefan HB9TMC
 

Thank you Rob, it seems to be uploading again after moving the cache.

73
Stefan


Re: Dropping spots.

Rob Robinett
 

Since this morning's WD Users Zoom we uncovered one bug in WD spot uploading which is the result of the wsprnet.org overload problems.
I think I can implement and check in a fix before tomorrow morning.
But until then, you should be able to resume uploads of new spots by:
1) stop WD: '~/wsprdaemon/wsprdaemon.sh -z'
2) save away your current cache of spots:  'mv ~/wsprdaemon/uploads.d/wsprnet.d/ ~/wsprdaemon/uploads.d/wsprnet.d.save/'
3) start WD:   '~/wsprdaemon/wsprdaemon.sh -a'

My updated version of WD will allow you to restore and upload those saved spots/


On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 12:40 AM <rob@...> wrote:
Ulli,

Mine has failed completely too.

I see 1545 lines in "upload_spots_file_list.txt" and "uploads.log" has grown to 2601 lines with "broken Pipe" and "line 3420: echo: write error: Broken pipe".

No doubt this is caused by the Wsprnet issues but I suspect I will need to delete some spot   files and restart Wsprdaemon to get things started again.  Rob, do you agree?

Regards,

       Rob



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Re: Upload to Wsprnet.org working from ON5KQ ?

Stefan HB9TMC
 

At least in my case the spots are not uploaded:

curl: (28) Operation timed out after 300000 milliseconds with 0 bytes received


73
Stefan


Re: Dropping spots.

Stefan HB9TMC
 

Since yesterday morning, no more spots are uploaded from me as well. (My spots on 2200m/630m/160m are from WSJT-X)

But other WD users seem to be able to upload fine? For example OE9GHV, KD2OM, ...


73
Stefan


Re: Upload to Wsprnet.org working from ON5KQ ?

ON5KQ
 

Rob, just for info
I confirm, that I upload the spots correctly to wsprnet.org - so the reason why there are no spots visible at Phil's site (wsprd.vk7jj) is NOT because there is nothing uploaded...
Your way to increase verbosity and watch the logs in the relevant directory makes this very clear.

So - let's just wait, until the problem will be solved at the wsprnet.org site...

Merry X-mas to all of you

Ulli, ON5KQ


Re: Dropping spots.

Rolf Ekstrand
 

I have no pending uploads here just now.  For what it is worth I observed a time gap on VK7JJ last night   from 18:12 to 18:20  ( that is 00:12 to 00:20 Z) but wspr.net  had no such gap. 

73

Rolf



 


Re: Dropping spots.

G7ELK
 

Ulli,

Mine has failed completely too.

I see 1545 lines in "upload_spots_file_list.txt" and "uploads.log" has grown to 2601 lines with "broken Pipe" and "line 3420: echo: write error: Broken pipe".

No doubt this is caused by the Wsprnet issues but I suspect I will need to delete some spot   files and restart Wsprdaemon to get things started again.  Rob, do you agree?

Regards,

       Rob


Re: Dropping spots.

Rob Robinett
 

I have been told these lost spots are due to overloads at wsprnet.org and that is under investigation.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:57 PM ON5KQ <ON5KQ@...> wrote:
No spots at all from my kiwis...for the last day or so...
However all received at wsprdaemon servers, I think...

So I leave everything running here and just wait...

Just strange idea:  Could it be one of the users computer, being hacked and then this infected computer is overwhelming the wsprnet.org site ot make it overload by constantly polling ? The user of the infected computer has (of coarse) no idea about the problem...
In that case the only way is to block the ip-adres of the infected users computer...
However: I just checked my PC.... so don't block me any longer at wsprnet.org..... hihi...

Ulli, ON5KQ



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Re: Dropping spots.

ON5KQ
 

No spots at all from my kiwis...for the last day or so...
However all received at wsprdaemon servers, I think...

So I leave everything running here and just wait...

Just strange idea:  Could it be one of the users computer, being hacked and then this infected computer is overwhelming the wsprnet.org site ot make it overload by constantly polling ? The user of the infected computer has (of coarse) no idea about the problem...
In that case the only way is to block the ip-adres of the infected users computer...
However: I just checked my PC.... so don't block me any longer at wsprnet.org..... hihi...

Ulli, ON5KQ

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