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Re: Ettus USRP N200 compatibility #sdrconsolev3 #ettus

jdow
 

IO will be your speed limiting factor. I've had SDRC running a full 30 MHz wide USB 3 link to a RX888 and an RX888 MKII receiver. I hacked a little and got SDRSharp to run happly on the MKII with a 60 MHz level bandwidth. Going much above that would probably be a problem with USB 3.1. I've not worked out the math, though. 120 million 16 bit samples per second is a bit under 2 GHz data rate. You'd need 10 gig Ethernet to handle it. And a 1 GHz net would possibly have problems with the full RX888 (not MKII) bandwidth. These days the Ethernet offered on most computers is "slow".

{^_-}

On 20220201 04:18:30, Charly DF5VAE wrote:
Ettus USRP N200 Test with Beta SDR Console 
=====================================

Ettus_USRP N200 with WBX board  fitted running under SDR console (Beta, Jan 2022) 
and UHD 4.0 driver

WBX Bandwith set to 25MHz (in older SDR console version settings of +/- 20 MHz were possible) 

Hardware performance as per SDR console:

Xeon E5-2690 CPU load                                       ~ 8%, 
GTX1650 (silent card ) load                                  43%
GHz Network  (Intel Pro 1000 dual card)               83% load

Conclusions:  
SDR console can easily handle the high data flow.generated by the USRP N200 


Reported Hickup's are likely from unsufficienet hardware performance and NOT from SDR console software. 

#########  Congratulations to SIMON ###############

The small s"carrier" below the qo100 NB transponder is likely a DC spike.


I would really like to test the USRP  X310 with one UBX 160 board, 
but need help as the default X310 setup is not recognised by SDR_Console..

73, Charly  DF5VAE






sdr_console -Ettus N200_networkload_k.jpg

sdr_console -Ettus N200_QO100_25MHz BW_k.jpg

sdr_console -Ettus N200_WBX_k.jpg

sdr_console -Ettus N200_X310.jpg


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

Simon, I agree but I've disabled the Windows firewall on my laptop. And since I can remote into my "station" on SDR Space on other PCs, I know my router is configured correctly. I'll keep digging. Thanks.


Open Web Rx >NetSDR via Soapy on a Pi4 andrus sdr mk1.5

Daniel Young
 

Having recently purchased an andrus MK1.5 sdr that is in transit it, supports NetSDR, it isn't on the Web Rx supported hardware unsurprisingly as rare.
But the compatibility list soapy sdr mentioned and soapy sdr supports NetSDR.

My thinking was if I could run the pi4 and mk1. 5, POE away from local electrical noise perhaps and have a kiwisdr type setup. 

NetSDR Interface Specification Rev. 1.05 Sept 8, 2014 - MoeTronix
www.moetronix.com › files › NetS...

Any advice appreciated 

Thank you 


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

VirtualHere simply fools "client" PCs into believing whatever USB devices are plugged into the "server" PC are also plugged into them. Open up device manager and bam- there's an RSPdx. It's handy for controlling my antenna rotator, as well.


Re: Bricked my Ettus X310

Erik. M0MWF
 

Hi Charley,

I did get it working on the desktop PC using  Win 7 & a single 10G Ethernet connection.

Ray Roberge, another forum member, confirmed for me I was using the wrong image at first. It took about 28 attempts to load the image, the upload failing continuously. I kept at it until the image completed its upload, and then it was unbricked / fine.

For the Laptop & W10 with a 2.5G SFP, UHD never fully installed correctly, I cannot run uhd commands short of find_devices, and even probe fails, but enough of it is there for SDR Console to work. I've devoted an unheathly amount of time to trying to get that to work under Windows 10, and thus have left that as it is.

The whole UHD install process is so very poorly documented, but keep at it, and it will run enough for SDR Console to work, which seems to have some of the UHD already with it.

Regards.


Re: Andrus SDR

Daniel Young
 

Hi all and thank you for all the information, I have purchased the SDR and have made an effort to build a library of all available information I could find.
The usb noise mod explains complaint on eham, but the pictures are no longer available- so I guess it's just grounding usb socket?

I tried way back machine to try and get the quick start guide-not available any more.

There is a printed document accompanying the device which I believe explains firmware update process.

I'm still unclear how both receivers are operated independently- hopefully when I receive device it will be apparent.

🙂 Thank you for guidance


Re: Ettus x310 at 200MHz bandwidth

Charly DF5VAE
 

Just for info:
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73
Charly


Re: Ettus USRP N200 compatibility #sdrconsolev3 #ettus

Charly DF5VAE
 

Ettus USRP N200 Test with Beta SDR Console
=====================================

Ettus_USRP N200 with WBX board fitted running under SDR console (Beta, Jan 2022)
and UHD 4.0 driver

WBX Bandwith set to 25MHz (in older SDR console version settings of +/- 20 MHz were possible)

Hardware performance as per SDR console:

Xeon E5-2690 CPU load ~ 8%,
GTX1650 (silent card ) load 43%
GHz Network (Intel Pro 1000 dual card) 83% load

Conclusions:
SDR console can easily handle the high data flow.generated by the USRP N200


Reported Hickup's are likely from unsufficienet hardware performance and NOT from SDR console software.

######### Congratulations to SIMON ###############

The small s"carrier" below the qo100 NB transponder is likely a DC spike.


I would really like to test the USRP X310 with one UBX 160 board,
but need help as the default X310 setup is not recognised by SDR_Console..

73, Charly DF5VAE


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

My RSPdx is connected to my desktop in the shack on the third floor of my house on a wired network. I use my laptop (ground floor) and tablet (middle floor) to connect to that using RDP via wi-fi. I don’t use the server version of SDRC. I tried a DNS  service for remote access via my mobile phone but couldn’t find the right open ports. Is this what Virtual Here does?  I’ve never heard of it before. I’m in the UK.

 

Tom G6PZZ

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dominic Dambro
Sent: 01 February 2022 03:51
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Virtual Here And Local Network

 

Well, poop. Must be laptop-specific, because I can access my RSPdx through the server on my wired kitchen desktop. I'll just keep playing with it. 


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Simon Brown
 

Firewall.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dominic Dambro
Sent: 01 February 2022 02:39
To: main@sdr-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Virtual Here And Local Network

 

Okay, so yes- adding the RSPdx to my SDR Console server I can access it from outside my local network. That's great if I want to listen at work, as I do with my Afedri (I just remoted into my work PC to check) but I want to listen on other PCs in my house. Connecting to the server, SDR Console just times out on my laptop. Is it meant to be accessed from inside the network or do I have something configured incorrectly? My Afedri works outside of the server because it's connected to the home network.

 

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 7:34 PM Dominic Dambro via groups.io <dominic1967=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

I feel dumb that I didn't know about this. I do access my Afedri this way but I was thinking it worked because it was connected via ethernet. I'll look into this right away. Thanks.


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Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

Well, poop. Must be laptop-specific, because I can access my RSPdx through the server on my wired kitchen desktop. I'll just keep playing with it. 


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

Okay, so yes- adding the RSPdx to my SDR Console server I can access it from outside my local network. That's great if I want to listen at work, as I do with my Afedri (I just remoted into my work PC to check) but I want to listen on other PCs in my house. Connecting to the server, SDR Console just times out on my laptop. Is it meant to be accessed from inside the network or do I have something configured incorrectly? My Afedri works outside of the server because it's connected to the home network.


On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 7:34 PM Dominic Dambro via groups.io <dominic1967=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I feel dumb that I didn't know about this. I do access my Afedri this way but I was thinking it worked because it was connected via ethernet. I'll look into this right away. Thanks.


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

I feel dumb that I didn't know about this. I do access my Afedri this way but I was thinking it worked because it was connected via ethernet. I'll look into this right away. Thanks.


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Siegfried Jackstien
 

thats also what i thought ... as long as he only wants to receive he can use sdrc in client /server mode

(one day simon may add also tx with a pluto or lime) wink wink

dg9bfc sigi

Am 01.02.2022 um 02:07 schrieb Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU:

Why not run the RSPdx in SDRC Server?
Looking at the list of servers, there some on public servers:
http://onairv3.sdrspace.com/onair-v3.xml
Such as DO3BGW’s SDR.

73 Kriss KA1GJU 


Re: Virtual Here And Local Network

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 

Why not run the RSPdx in SDRC Server?
Looking at the list of servers, there some on public servers:
http://onairv3.sdrspace.com/onair-v3.xml
Such as DO3BGW’s SDR.

73 Kriss KA1GJU 


Virtual Here And Local Network

Dominic Dambro
 

My main receiver is an Afedri LAN-IQ and I can access it from anywhere in the world using SDR Console. I love it. My "shack" runs a Windows 11 desktop PC and that's where my antennas feed into my SDRs.

I recently bought an RSPdx (it also stays connected to my desktop) and with VirtualHere, I can fool any PC within my local area network into thinking it's physically attached so that it can run with SDRuno (an app I'm not as crazy about.)
Because of the demands of the data that USB needs to deliver, SDRuno must be set up to run in "Bulk" USB mode, not the typical Isochronous mode. It works perfectly this way- no lag or stutter. But I want it to work in SDR Console!

Does SDR Console allow for configuring USB Bulk mode? Without it, the remote RSPdx is found but is unlistenable. 

Thanks,
Dominic Dambro


Re: Ettus compatibility #sdrconsolev3 #ettus

Charly DF5VAE
 

Hi Larry

Sorry, I missed your question in 2021 Larry.
Busy on the ham bands and many other things to do , so I did not monitor this chat for a very long time.

Actually there was no issue at all to connect the N200 under SDR console. The Ettus device search found the standard (default) ip address. I use win7/64 and UHD 4.0 at present.

Switching to a surplus server mainboard end of last year with a Xeon CPU solved all bandwith problems I still had with high end I7 main boards.
Both network cards (Intel Pro-1000 dual) and Intel x520-2 (10GB Fiber) work at full speed now with their their own dedicated PCx lanes. No shared bandwith!

73,
Charly
DF5VAE@...


Re: Ettus compatibility #sdrconsolev3 #ettus

Charly DF5VAE
 

Hello Ray,

I you have some spare time pse let me know what firmware you use for your USRP X310 to communicate with SDR console.
Pse mention also the UHD release,
Do you install Winx64_VS2019 or an other version?

I tried many combinations, but got no combination to work.

73, Charly DF5VAE@...


PS:
I use a low cost Fujitsu M720 server PC, with Xeon 2690 CPU, and Intel x520-2 Fiber adapter.

With this hardware I was able to obtain 40 MHz bandwith with an USRP N200 and Intel Pro 1000 Network card. A high standard PC mainboard with I7 CPU limits bandwith between 10 to 20 MHz.

The Xeon CPU on the M720 mainboard offers up to 40 PCx Lanes, no shared resources limiting the transfer bandwith.


Re: Bricked my Ettus X310

Charly DF5VAE
 

Hello Eric,
did you ever get a reply or a working image for your usrp X310
I had no problem to get an USRP N200 working with SDR-Console, but my USRP x310 was never recognised in SDR console. Tried many images (XG, HG) including older versions but no success at all.

I flash via Windows command line, using the ETTUS commands. As I have no software skills I needed quite some time and tests to learn how to flash.

73 Charly,
DF5VAE@...


Re: Andrus SDR

Allan Isaacs
 

Hi Daniel

I bought an Andrus a few years back, said to be from a house clearance, and replaced the short circuit network chip and much to my surprise it then worked perfectly.

I think I paid about £60.

I find it really good at lower frequencies down to a few KHz and OK up to 30MHz.

It only covers a 400KHz bandwidth which is fine for ham bands but its chief advantage is it can be used at the end of an RJ45 cable well away from interference. USB power or about 6V at 350mA. I guess you could power it from a PoE adaptor but I haven’t tried that yet nor remote access via the Net but no reason why not.

Very good build quality and would have cost almost £500 new. They are pretty rare so I guess that £90 plus postage makes it a good buy.

SDR console works fine with it although not all bells and whistles seem to be covered probably because there are too few users to warrant the work.

73 Allan G3PIY


From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io [mailto:main@SDR-Radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Daniel Young
Sent: 29 January 2022 22:08
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Andrus SDR

 

Could you tell me if this can work in same manner as kiwi sdr and provide web based users? I have a chance of a 1.5 for £100 which I don't know if it's a bargain or a lost cause for my application as the information I could find seemed clear as mud so far.

Apologies for my ignorance

Thanks

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