Re: Signal strength puzzle
This all started when my long wire developed a fault somewhere along its length and one day I lost loads of signal.
I started experimenting to see if I could work out where the problem was and quickly noticed two computers simultaneously monitoring the SDR had totally different meter readings for the same signal.
I’m not concerned with absolute signal strength but only comparisons using different aerials so you can understand why some 20dB difference in readings is so confusing.
I fixed a longstanding network problem a few days ago that was quite interesting,, but probably unique.
Periodically my audio would start to get distorted accompanied by the buffer time increasing from 20mS to several hundred mS.
I could find nothing within the PC to explain this.
The answer turned out to be simple.
I was using an old wireless router as a network switch (not the wireless part) and I noticed on the back of the case it had the default network address 192.168.0.1
That is the same as my Sky router address and the firmware in the old router must have been confused and messing up the data flow on a timed basis.
I fitted a new standard switch and now the audio is perfect, never varying by more than a few mS.
Not a standard problem, in fact probably unique…
main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of jdow
It's pure magic. Leave it at that if you have to ask
that question. It is the way the SDR software is designed. *NOTHING* is
calibrated. You are trying to make it calibrated when it is not even close.
On 20201104 01:10:15, Allan Isaacs wrote: