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Re: Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency question

Chris Wilson
 

Hello Simon,

Thursday, April 8, 2021

OK, I am pleased to see you currently seem to have a personal interest in satellite comms, and if you need anything alpha testing I am happy to do what I can Simon, all the best.


Best regards,
Chris 2E0ILY mailto:chris@...


SB> Well,

SB> Let's see, at the moment SDR Console only knows about 40Mhz.

SB> Simon Brown, G4ELI
SB> https://www.sdr-radio.com

SB> -----Original Message-----
SB> From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris
SB> Wilson
SB> Sent: 08 April 2021 14:53
SB> To: Simon Brown <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
SB> Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency
SB> question

SB> Hello Simon,

SB> Thursday, April 8, 2021

SB> Thanks Simon, my take, which may very well be wrong, is you can inject most
SB> any frequency into the Pluto instead of using the stock xtal oscillator,
SB> (you remove, or bypass the xtal oscillator), and in the firmware you tell it
SB> what new frequency you are injecting and it does "magic digital things" to
SB> use the new frequency.

SB> My hopefully soon to arrive set up from the Czech Republic sends 25Mhz
SB> through a special Bias T to the Pluto, derived from a 10MHz GPS locked
SB> source. It also sends this to the LNB to lock that.

SB> I am confused whether SDR Radio needs to be told of this or not, somewhere
SB> in your great software's extensive menus was mention of the 40MHz reference,
SB> although I can't just find it again right now, which worried me as to
SB> whether it would be happy with the Pluto receiving a 25MHz source. It did
SB> not appear that changing the 40MHz figure was possible...

SB> Going to take a Paracetamol and reflect :)


SB> Best regards,
SB> Chris 2E0ILY mailto:chris@...


SB>> Chris,

SB>> I *think* the internal oscillator is always 40MHz, your LNB may use
SB>> 25MHz in which case the software will not need changing.

SB>> Simon Brown, G4ELI
SB>> https://www.sdr-radio.com

SB>> -----Original Message-----
SB>> From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf
SB>> Of Chris Wilson
SB>> Sent: 08 April 2021 13:44
SB>> To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
SB>> Subject: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref
SB>> frequency question

SB>> 08 April 2021


SB>> If I change the reference frequency for my PlutoSDR to allow locking
SB>> it to say an external 25 MHz GPS locked source, will SDR Radio
SB> accommodate this?
SB>> I see no way to change from the stock 40 MHz ref frequency in one of
SB>> SDR Radio's menus. Bear with me please, I am new to this....Thanks.



SB>> --


SB>> Best regards,
SB>> Chris mailto:chris@...


Automating band jumps for spotter setup

Bo W4GHV
 

Not sure my brain is engaged fully, but isn't there a way to make a simple spotter by having SDRUNO jump from band to band, with its audio output to WSJTX, sending spots to PSK reporter?  And other programs that report there? 
Or using HDSDR? 

73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency question

Simon Brown
 

Well,

Let's see, at the moment SDR Console only knows about 40Mhz.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris
Wilson
Sent: 08 April 2021 14:53
To: Simon Brown <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency
question

Hello Simon,

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thanks Simon, my take, which may very well be wrong, is you can inject most
any frequency into the Pluto instead of using the stock xtal oscillator,
(you remove, or bypass the xtal oscillator), and in the firmware you tell it
what new frequency you are injecting and it does "magic digital things" to
use the new frequency.

My hopefully soon to arrive set up from the Czech Republic sends 25Mhz
through a special Bias T to the Pluto, derived from a 10MHz GPS locked
source. It also sends this to the LNB to lock that.

I am confused whether SDR Radio needs to be told of this or not, somewhere
in your great software's extensive menus was mention of the 40MHz reference,
although I can't just find it again right now, which worried me as to
whether it would be happy with the Pluto receiving a 25MHz source. It did
not appear that changing the 40MHz figure was possible...

Going to take a Paracetamol and reflect :)


Best regards,
Chris 2E0ILY mailto:chris@...


SB> Chris,

SB> I *think* the internal oscillator is always 40MHz, your LNB may use
SB> 25MHz in which case the software will not need changing.

SB> Simon Brown, G4ELI
SB> https://www.sdr-radio.com

SB> -----Original Message-----
SB> From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf
SB> Of Chris Wilson
SB> Sent: 08 April 2021 13:44
SB> To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
SB> Subject: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref
SB> frequency question

SB> 08 April 2021


SB> If I change the reference frequency for my PlutoSDR to allow locking
SB> it to say an external 25 MHz GPS locked source, will SDR Radio
accommodate this?
SB> I see no way to change from the stock 40 MHz ref frequency in one of
SB> SDR Radio's menus. Bear with me please, I am new to this....Thanks.



SB> --


SB> Best regards,
SB> Chris mailto:chris@...



















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Re: Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency question

Chris Wilson
 

Hello Simon,

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thanks Simon, my take, which may very well be wrong, is you can inject most any frequency into the Pluto instead of using the stock xtal oscillator, (you remove, or bypass the xtal oscillator), and in the firmware you tell it what new frequency you are injecting and it does "magic digital things" to use the new frequency.

My hopefully soon to arrive set up from the Czech Republic sends 25Mhz through a special Bias T to the Pluto, derived from a 10MHz GPS locked source. It also sends this to the LNB to lock that.

I am confused whether SDR Radio needs to be told of this or not, somewhere in your great software's extensive menus was mention of the 40MHz reference, although I can't just find it again right now, which worried me as to whether it would be happy with the Pluto receiving a 25MHz source. It did not appear that changing the 40MHz figure was possible...

Going to take a Paracetamol and reflect :)


Best regards,
Chris 2E0ILY mailto:chris@...


SB> Chris,

SB> I *think* the internal oscillator is always 40MHz, your LNB may use 25MHz in
SB> which case the software will not need changing.

SB> Simon Brown, G4ELI
SB> https://www.sdr-radio.com

SB> -----Original Message-----
SB> From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris
SB> Wilson
SB> Sent: 08 April 2021 13:44
SB> To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
SB> Subject: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency
SB> question

SB> 08 April 2021


SB> If I change the reference frequency for my PlutoSDR to allow locking it to
SB> say an external 25 MHz GPS locked source, will SDR Radio accommodate this?
SB> I see no way to change from the stock 40 MHz ref frequency in one of SDR
SB> Radio's menus. Bear with me please, I am new to this....Thanks.



SB> --


SB> Best regards,
SB> Chris mailto:chris@...


Re: Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency question

Simon Brown
 

Chris,

I *think* the internal oscillator is always 40MHz, your LNB may use 25MHz in
which case the software will not need changing.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris
Wilson
Sent: 08 April 2021 13:44
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency
question

08 April 2021


If I change the reference frequency for my PlutoSDR to allow locking it to
say an external 25 MHz GPS locked source, will SDR Radio accommodate this?
I see no way to change from the stock 40 MHz ref frequency in one of SDR
Radio's menus. Bear with me please, I am new to this....Thanks.



--


Best regards,
Chris mailto:chris@...










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Pluto QO-100 and SDR Radio- changing ref frequency question

Chris Wilson
 

08 April 2021


If I change the reference frequency for my PlutoSDR to allow locking it to say an external 25 MHz GPS locked source, will SDR Radio accommodate this? I see no way to change from the stock 40 MHz ref frequency in one of SDR Radio's menus. Bear with me please, I am new to this....Thanks.



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Best regards,
Chris mailto:chris@...


Re: S3 - RF Antenna inputs - usage of HF1 HF2

Jim Smith G0OFE
 

Worth adding as a suggestiuon here: https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/viewforum.php?f=53

================================
Need help with SDR Console? If you have a problem:
Go to https://www.sdr-radio.com/support
Please follow instructions in that link.
===================================
Jim, Bournemouth, Dorset. IO90BR.
Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay and Funcube Dongle SDR Recievers
8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element LFA for 6m, 20m Windom for HF,. Wellbrook 1530 Loop for LF


On 07/04/2021 21:38, Bjarne Mjelde wrote:

Excellent suggestion.
--
Bjarne Mjelde
arcticdx.blogspot.com
Remote receivers: 
arcticsdr.ddns.net:8073/
kongsdr.ddns.net:8074


Re: S3 - RF Antenna inputs - usage of HF1 HF2

Simon Brown
 

No it isn’t!

 

This’ll destroy some brain cells 😊 . I’ll think…

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bjarne Mjelde
Sent: 07 April 2021 22:39
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] S3 - RF Antenna inputs - usage of HF1 HF2

 

Excellent suggestion.
--
Bjarne Mjelde
arcticdx.blogspot.com
Remote receivers: 
arcticsdr.ddns.net:8073/
kongsdr.ddns.net:8074


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Re: Windows 64-bit JAERO doesn't run

jdow
 

Did you post this to the correct place? It has nothing to do with SDRConsole or SDR-Radio.com software.

{o.o}

On 20210407 17:02:46, allen KC2KLC wrote:

I've successfully used 32-bit JAERO to decode EGC messages (Windows 10), but I'd like to decode 8400 bps voice data, for which the 64-bit version is required. I installed that, but nothing happens (except a momentary revolving of the "Windows toilet bowl") when executing it the EXE from the C:\Program Files\JAERO folder. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it at the C: root level; I also tried running as Administrator, and running the compatibility troubleshooter. Any other ideas? Is there a Windows log somewhere that might tell me what's (not) happening? As far as I can recall, I've never encountered this from any other application before. Thanks for any advice!


Windows 64-bit JAERO doesn't run

allen KC2KLC
 

I've successfully used 32-bit JAERO to decode EGC messages (Windows 10), but I'd like to decode 8400 bps voice data, for which the 64-bit version is required. I installed that, but nothing happens (except a momentary revolving of the "Windows toilet bowl") when executing it the EXE from the C:\Program Files\JAERO folder. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it at the C: root level; I also tried running as Administrator, and running the compatibility troubleshooter. Any other ideas? Is there a Windows log somewhere that might tell me what's (not) happening? As far as I can recall, I've never encountered this from any other application before. Thanks for any advice!


Re: GTX 1650 Super graphics card?

jdow
 

If you have installed the driver, which as an update is remarkably painless, then you are good to go. If it asked you to reboot, which doesn't seem to happen with updates, then reboot. Once is enough. Bob's your uncle.
{^_^}

On 20210407 10:53:00, Frank wrote:

Thanks, Max. Yes, on the Nvidia site I saw the choice between studio or gaming drivers, and I chose the former. The download was an .exe executable which seemed to run normally on my PC. I wonder if that's all that's necessary? Or do I need to go into Device Manager and initiate a driver update for the 1650 Super? Right now SDR Console is showing CPU around 0.1% and GPU 0.3% when it's doing a 384 kHz bandwidth I/Q recording with an SDR, so no complaints there.

Frank


Re: S3 - RF Antenna inputs - usage of HF1 HF2

Bjarne Mjelde
 

Excellent suggestion.
--
Bjarne Mjelde
arcticdx.blogspot.com
Remote receivers: 
arcticsdr.ddns.net:8073/
kongsdr.ddns.net:8074


S3 - RF Antenna inputs - usage of HF1 HF2

Willi Westrupp
 

Hi all,

I'm using .27 of the console. I would like to use the HF1 and HF2 inputs of the S3 for different antennas. How do I teach the scheduler? For example, he should switch the Asia antenna in the evening and the American antenna in the morning. Any ideas?? 73, Willi


73, Willi
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QTH: 35390 Gießen / Germany
RX: ELAD FDM-S2
ANT@home: ALA 1530 S+ Imperium 
ANT@remote: K9AY terminated loop| 78 m Double Delta Loop 325° | 40 m Loop 80° | All with preamplifier RPA-2
*Blog:* SDR-Remote in the garden - Reflections about a remote shortwave listeners station
http://dxerscorner.tikishop.de


Re: GTX 1650 Super graphics card?

Frank O'Donnell K6FOD
 

Thanks, Max. Yes, on the Nvidia site I saw the choice between studio or gaming drivers, and I chose the former. The download was an .exe executable which seemed to run normally on my PC. I wonder if that's all that's necessary? Or do I need to go into Device Manager and initiate a driver update for the 1650 Super? Right now SDR Console is showing CPU around 0.1% and GPU 0.3% when it's doing a 384 kHz bandwidth I/Q recording with an SDR, so no complaints there.

Frank


Re: Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

Brian Morrison
 

On Tue, 2021-04-06 at 13:47 +0000, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:
check ... so i enlarge them a bit to 8mm ... then spray-paint
Normal clearance hole for M8 is 9mm, a close-fit hole for M8 is 8.4mm.

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Brian G8SEZ


Re: Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

Simon Brown
 

8mm is tight, 8.5mm is best 😊 .

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 06 April 2021 14:48
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

check ... so i enlarge them a bit to 8mm ... then spray-paint

greetz sigi dg9bfc

Am 06.04.2021 um 12:28 schrieb Simon Brown:
Hi,

8mm diameter.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 18:58
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

0.41 ... i was close enough hi hi

what diameter are the screws??

dg9bfc sigi

ps ... clear spraypaint and raincap will be added tomorrow

Am 05.04.2021 um 15:19 schrieb Simon Brown:
Ah,

I think my FD is 0.41 https://www.primesat.eu/satellite_dishes_prime_focus_1400cm.php .

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 16:07
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

cut the horn

build a ringfeeed (surpresses sidelobes a bit)

depending how far you push lnb trough ringfeed you can finetune for an f/d 0.36 to 0.42 (similar can be seen on all c band lnb)

see what i made last night ;-)

and cause simon did not answer i "guessed" his dish is around 0.4

greetz sigi dg9bfc


Am 05.04.2021 um 08:45 schrieb Alan via groups.io:

what is f/d on that cf dish??
wih a normal lnb you only use half the dish size
Or put a piece of 21mm tube in place of the horn gives ~+2dB

73 Alan G4ZFQ























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Re: Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

Siegfried Jackstien
 

check ... so i enlarge them a bit to 8mm ... then spray-paint

greetz sigi dg9bfc

Am 06.04.2021 um 12:28 schrieb Simon Brown:

Hi,

8mm diameter.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 18:58
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

0.41 ... i was close enough hi hi

what diameter are the screws??

dg9bfc sigi

ps ... clear spraypaint and raincap will be added tomorrow

Am 05.04.2021 um 15:19 schrieb Simon Brown:
Ah,

I think my FD is 0.41 https://www.primesat.eu/satellite_dishes_prime_focus_1400cm.php .

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 16:07
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

cut the horn

build a ringfeeed (surpresses sidelobes a bit)

depending how far you push lnb trough ringfeed you can finetune for an f/d 0.36 to 0.42 (similar can be seen on all c band lnb)

see what i made last night ;-)

and cause simon did not answer i "guessed" his dish is around 0.4

greetz sigi dg9bfc


Am 05.04.2021 um 08:45 schrieb Alan via groups.io:

what is f/d on that cf dish??
wih a normal lnb you only use half the dish size
Or put a piece of 21mm tube in place of the horn gives ~+2dB

73 Alan G4ZFQ
















Re: Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

Simon Brown
 

Hi,

8mm diameter.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 18:58
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

0.41 ... i was close enough hi hi

what diameter are the screws??

dg9bfc sigi

ps ... clear spraypaint and raincap will be added tomorrow

Am 05.04.2021 um 15:19 schrieb Simon Brown:
Ah,

I think my FD is 0.41 https://www.primesat.eu/satellite_dishes_prime_focus_1400cm.php .

Simon Brown, G4ELI
https://www.sdr-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Siegfried Jackstien
Sent: 05 April 2021 16:07
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Pluto / F5OEO Help Please

cut the horn

build a ringfeeed (surpresses sidelobes a bit)

depending how far you push lnb trough ringfeed you can finetune for an f/d 0.36 to 0.42 (similar can be seen on all c band lnb)

see what i made last night ;-)

and cause simon did not answer i "guessed" his dish is around 0.4

greetz sigi dg9bfc


Am 05.04.2021 um 08:45 schrieb Alan via groups.io:

what is f/d on that cf dish??
wih a normal lnb you only use half the dish size
Or put a piece of 21mm tube in place of the horn gives ~+2dB

73 Alan G4ZFQ


















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Re: Connected radio tuning problem

Richard Ebbs
 

Hi Guys
The RTL is v3 and new, so it's probably ok (I have another DVB one, I might try that first). I can't hear any WWV signals at the moment as I have s7 of noise above 7 MHz! But I'll check the RTL first.
The TS-480 has a TCXO and tunes exactly on any WWV.
I was hoping to use SDRC as a panadapter at first, but found the RTL + 1st IF RX through SDRC better! I may be getting some sort of noise after the 1st IF in the actual radio, will have to investigate.
Looks like I may have to play around with the IF frequency setting to calibrate the system...all good fun though!

Thanks for your input guys.

Richard G0MIE


Re: GTX 1650 Super graphics card?

Max
 

Hi Frank

Nothing to configure here. Plug in and go for me, installing the correct drivers of course.

For some reason Nvidia give an option of two possible drivers. I installed the "Studio" drivers which I think are more optimised for multi-media operations (video editing etc). Can't remember what the other one is called but think it is optimised for gaming. I think I read on here somewhere that Simon recommend the Studio drivers? It's working fine here anyway.

Best

Max



On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 09:51 PM, Frank wrote:
Max,

Thanks for the mention of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 Super graphics card (https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-1357-KR). I was able to find a new one quite a bit cheaper than the crazy prices that comparable cards are going for now.

Is there anything to configure with this card that you've found helpful? Or just use it as-is out of the box?

Frank

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