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Adding an external AFEDRI-Net

sm6fhz
 

Hi Simon and all.
I think it has been discussed before, but it became evident once again :-)
I wanted to make an "Identity" especially for NDB's using my remote AFEDRI-Net.
However, I could not find a way to "find" the AFEDRI and connect to it from this new identity. "Search" did not work, naturally, as it is not in my local network.
Using the "Add" dialog box there is no such choice for Dll's as AFEDRI-Net.



I did manage to set up the remote AFEDRI-Net as a NetSDR. Some features differs like BW and Gain settings but it works.



I have one Identity running with the remote AFEDRI-Net but that was set up with the AFEDRI-Net locally and after that edited to the correct IP address. This was not an option now as the AFEDRI-Net is remote now, not local :-(
Works fine, but I could not find a way to copy this definition to the new identity :-( 
Is there such an possibility?

It would be very convenient if the AFEDRI-Net was an alternative in the "Add" dialog window to make it possible to set-up and connect to a remote AFEDRI-Net.

73 / Ingolf, SM6FHZ


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

BobS
 

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 04:07 PM, Dewey wrote:

Yep… and there is also a gibibyte and a tebibyte… who thinks of these things ???

It comes from hard drive manufacturers and the desire to shave off a bit of size to make some profit. Hard drives are sold by 1000 bytes to the kB instead of 1024 bytes to the kB. As this expands to larger sizes, this allows hard drive (or SSD) manufacturers to sell a 4 TB drive that has 361 GB less storage than expected. At these sizes, that little change from 1024 to 1000 certainly adds up. Windows uses 1024 bytes to the kB (and so on up the chain). That's why when you put in a hard drive in Windows, you see less than expected.

Here is an example. I have three 4 TB drives in a RAID array on my server. Yet these supposedly 4 TB drives (that say 4 TB on the box and label) really just have 3.639 TB of storage. That's 9% shaved off - or 361 GB. That is indeed quite sizable. Across these three drives, the amount of storage that has been shaved off is approximately 1 TB! With three 4 TB drives, I would expect to have 12 TB of storage. Yet I only have 10.9 TB of storage.

RAID.png

When hard drive manufacturers started this nonsense, they used to put fine print on the package saying that they defined a kB (or MB or whatever) as 1000 instead of 1024. Then they got the idea to simply rebrand the measurements so that no fine print was needed. That was certainly evil, but rather ingenious.

This sort of thing unfortunately happens quite often.

  • TV sets - they are now sold as a 55" class or 65" class; the actual size is smaller

  • Mass-produced food sold as home-style

  • In the past, people would shave off parts of silver coins then pass off the remainder. This is why US coins that were silver before 1964 (dime and up) still have reeded edges - with a reeded edge, one could easily discern if the coin had been filed down

  • And the classic spaghetti sauce example where a jar was 32 oz. for decades. Now the manufacturers have, through the years, shaved off more and more to where the jars are now around 26 oz. My favorite example of this how candy bars have now become so small that there are now two-packs that are pretty much the size of where the candy bars were to begin with.


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

john rader
 

The adalm pluto has drivers that has to be installed, go to their web site and read about how to install and access the device.

On 1/9/2022 3:16 PM, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

how can rtl test help with a pluto?!? pluto is not an rtl dongle!

dg9bfc sigi

Am 09.01.2022 um 15:44 schrieb John:

Doug -

I assuming you are plugging your pluto SDR into the computer and have tried various ports.

Get a copy of rtl_test.exe on your computer, and install it some where convenient.

https://osmocom.org/projects/rtl-sdr/wiki/Rtl-sdr  , or just google rtl_test .

My case I created a rtl_test directory on my C drive:

Key [Widnows]r

 cmd {Enter]

 cd C:\rtl_test

rtl_test -d 0    (This will show lost/dropped data between the computer and your  SDR dongle)

If you get a continuous stream of dropped bytes   try [RESTARTING] your computer.

In my case a second had laptop has and issue starting/communicating with the USB ports.  By restarting after first turning the computer on the communication issue resolves it self  with only a few random drops here and there.

JPH

On 1/9/2022 7:56 AM, Douglas Pervine wrote:
I have a pair of Pluto SDR's and they both are acting up on me.  They randomly connect/disconnect from the host PC.  Additionally, when I attempt to connect to them via ethernet, they often go offline (the ethernet USB dongle lights go out).
I have a solid 5vdc power supply hooked to them (I use the same PS for my RPi 4's with no problems).

I thought maybe the latest firmware was at fault (0.34) but I converted both SDR's to DragonSDR (0.33) and I still have the same problem.

My best guess is the Micro USB connector is failing on both SDR's.  Has anyone else experience this problem?  If so, is it easy to replace the connector?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

cedric@...
 

I only experienced the problem over ethernet, not over USB. After I did the ground mod, the problem went away. But last week I've put a 20 meter network cable instead of a 2 meter one, and the problem is back.

In my case, the problem is triggered by a light in the house with a motion detector. If someone passes by and the light goes on, it seems to trigger some noise/spike on the cable to the pluto and I loose the connection. Only solution is powering off and on the pluto to bring it back.

I was looking at the Pluto+ last week: built-in ethernet, metal casing, better crystal standard. Wondering if it would be more stable.


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

jdow
 

Pedants
{o.o}

On 20220109 13:07:29, Dewey wrote:

Yep… and there is also a gibibyte and a tebibyte… who thinks of these things ???

 

😊

Dewey

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of daiche via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 16:03
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

 

Well then I stand corrected! I have seen no reference to Mebibyte before.

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon



Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

jdow
 

Are you sure? Look up SI Units.
{o.o}

On 20220109 12:21:30, daiche via groups.io wrote:

Simon!

Horror of Horrors! The word Megabyte is misspelled as Mebibyte in the panel listed above. I am sure that is causing some obscure problem in SDR Console. HaHa!

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

jdow
 

When did rtl_test grow the capability of testing Plutos?
{^_^}

On 20220109 06:44:05, John wrote:

Doug -

I assuming you are plugging your pluto SDR into the computer and have tried various ports.

Get a copy of rtl_test.exe on your computer, and install it some where convenient.

https://osmocom.org/projects/rtl-sdr/wiki/Rtl-sdr  , or just google rtl_test .

My case I created a rtl_test directory on my C drive:

Key [Widnows]r

 cmd {Enter]

 cd C:\rtl_test

rtl_test -d 0    (This will show lost/dropped data between the computer and your  SDR dongle)

If you get a continuous stream of dropped bytes   try [RESTARTING] your computer.

In my case a second had laptop has and issue starting/communicating with the USB ports.  By restarting after first turning the computer on the communication issue resolves it self  with only a few random drops here and there.

JPH

On 1/9/2022 7:56 AM, Douglas Pervine wrote:
I have a pair of Pluto SDR's and they both are acting up on me.  They randomly connect/disconnect from the host PC.  Additionally, when I attempt to connect to them via ethernet, they often go offline (the ethernet USB dongle lights go out).
I have a solid 5vdc power supply hooked to them (I use the same PS for my RPi 4's with no problems).

I thought maybe the latest firmware was at fault (0.34) but I converted both SDR's to DragonSDR (0.33) and I still have the same problem.

My best guess is the Micro USB connector is failing on both SDR's.  Has anyone else experience this problem?  If so, is it easy to replace the connector?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

Dewey
 

Yep… and there is also a gibibyte and a tebibyte… who thinks of these things ???

 

😊

Dewey

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of daiche via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 16:03
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

 

Well then I stand corrected! I have seen no reference to Mebibyte before.

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

Simon Brown
 

Click on Mebibyte and it takes you to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibyte .

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of daiche via groups.io
Sent: 09 January 2022 21:03
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SDR-Radio] Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

 

Well then I stand corrected! I have seen no reference to Mebibyte before.

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


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Please use https://forum.sdr-radio.com:4499/ when posting questions or problems.


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

daiche
 

Well then I stand corrected! I have seen no reference to Mebibyte before.

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Re: Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

Per
 


1 Mebibyte (MiB) equals 220 or 1,048,576 bytes.

1 Megabyte (MB) usually refers to 106 bytes (1,000,000) bytes.

So I seriously doubt this is misspelled by Simon.

73 de LA9XKA - Per

On 09.01.2022 21:21, daiche via groups.io wrote:
Simon!

Horror of Horrors! The word Megabyte is misspelled as Mebibyte in the panel listed above. I am sure that is causing some obscure problem in SDR Console. HaHa!

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Virusfri. www.avg.com


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

John
 

Siegfried -

Not familiar with the PLUTO radio but it seems it plug's into a USB  port.

If RTL_test does no work,  then a backup maybe learn how to run WINDOWS MUTT to see if there are I/O errors on the USB port.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/usbcon/how-to-retrieve-information-about-a-usb-device

My 2 Cents.

JPH


TT form microsoft

On 1/9/2022 2:16 PM, Siegfried Jackstien wrote:

how can rtl test help with a pluto?!? pluto is not an rtl dongle!

dg9bfc sigi

Am 09.01.2022 um 15:44 schrieb John:

Doug -

I assuming you are plugging your pluto SDR into the computer and have tried various ports.

Get a copy of rtl_test.exe on your computer, and install it some where convenient.

https://osmocom.org/projects/rtl-sdr/wiki/Rtl-sdr  , or just google rtl_test .

My case I created a rtl_test directory on my C drive:

Key [Widnows]r

 cmd {Enter]

 cd C:\rtl_test

rtl_test -d 0    (This will show lost/dropped data between the computer and your  SDR dongle)

If you get a continuous stream of dropped bytes   try [RESTARTING] your computer.

In my case a second had laptop has and issue starting/communicating with the USB ports.  By restarting after first turning the computer on the communication issue resolves it self  with only a few random drops here and there.

JPH

On 1/9/2022 7:56 AM, Douglas Pervine wrote:
I have a pair of Pluto SDR's and they both are acting up on me.  They randomly connect/disconnect from the host PC.  Additionally, when I attempt to connect to them via ethernet, they often go offline (the ethernet USB dongle lights go out).
I have a solid 5vdc power supply hooked to them (I use the same PS for my RPi 4's with no problems).

I thought maybe the latest firmware was at fault (0.34) but I converted both SDR's to DragonSDR (0.33) and I still have the same problem.

My best guess is the Micro USB connector is failing on both SDR's.  Has anyone else experience this problem?  If so, is it easy to replace the connector?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 


Performance - Memory/CPU Usage panel: on lower right the word Megabyte is misspelled...

daiche
 

Simon!

Horror of Horrors! The word Megabyte is misspelled as Mebibyte in the panel listed above. I am sure that is causing some obscure problem in SDR Console. HaHa!

Regards,

Dave Aichelman     N7NZH     Grants Pass, Oregon


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

Siegfried Jackstien
 

how can rtl test help with a pluto?!? pluto is not an rtl dongle!

dg9bfc sigi

Am 09.01.2022 um 15:44 schrieb John:

Doug -

I assuming you are plugging your pluto SDR into the computer and have tried various ports.

Get a copy of rtl_test.exe on your computer, and install it some where convenient.

https://osmocom.org/projects/rtl-sdr/wiki/Rtl-sdr  , or just google rtl_test .

My case I created a rtl_test directory on my C drive:

Key [Widnows]r

 cmd {Enter]

 cd C:\rtl_test

rtl_test -d 0    (This will show lost/dropped data between the computer and your  SDR dongle)

If you get a continuous stream of dropped bytes   try [RESTARTING] your computer.

In my case a second had laptop has and issue starting/communicating with the USB ports.  By restarting after first turning the computer on the communication issue resolves it self  with only a few random drops here and there.

JPH

On 1/9/2022 7:56 AM, Douglas Pervine wrote:
I have a pair of Pluto SDR's and they both are acting up on me.  They randomly connect/disconnect from the host PC.  Additionally, when I attempt to connect to them via ethernet, they often go offline (the ethernet USB dongle lights go out).
I have a solid 5vdc power supply hooked to them (I use the same PS for my RPi 4's with no problems).

I thought maybe the latest firmware was at fault (0.34) but I converted both SDR's to DragonSDR (0.33) and I still have the same problem.

My best guess is the Micro USB connector is failing on both SDR's.  Has anyone else experience this problem?  If so, is it easy to replace the connector?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

Siegfried Jackstien
 

in most times replacing the cable helps a lot cause in the cable is the "flexible" (worn out) part of the usb connector

dg9bfc sigi

Am 09.01.2022 um 16:18 schrieb Roy VE7DH:

Douglas, the usb connectors on the Pluto are not of the highest quality and if you do enough connecting/disconnecting you will find they start to fail. 

It is a very good idea to always have the second usb power-only connection in use at all times. This helps alleviate a lot of problems.

Also, not all usb cables are equally good as far as the quality of their connectors. Some certainly have a better, more solid fit than others.

And finally, replacing the on-board connectors is not trivial, unless you have very good smd skills and equipment. 

regards, Roy


Re: Server: Getting Started With ? #sdrserver

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 

You have to run the server application to get your SDR’s online to act as a server. I wouldn’t recommend running the app unless you really want to put them online. Once you run the app once (just once) the default settings kick in, and your inoperative server will be pinging Simons site every 10 secs with error codes until you open ports in your router and forward the open port to the specific computer hosting the SDR’s.

There is a step by step tutorial for that to which I posted about the same time as the link above.

73 Kriss KA1GJU/AM


Re: Server: Getting Started With ? #sdrserver

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU
 

It’s all in most very old post here:

https://sdr-radio.groups.io/g/main/message/51635

You may have slightly different screens due to already having your ‘local’ SDR definitions built. As the document mentions, be sure NOT to hit replace definitions when adding servers. You want to ADD to your list of definitions.

Sitting in an airplane in Boston, MA…

73 Kriss KA1GJU 


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

Roy VE7DH
 

Douglas, the usb connectors on the Pluto are not of the highest quality and if you do enough connecting/disconnecting you will find they start to fail. 

It is a very good idea to always have the second usb power-only connection in use at all times. This helps alleviate a lot of problems.

Also, not all usb cables are equally good as far as the quality of their connectors. Some certainly have a better, more solid fit than others.

And finally, replacing the on-board connectors is not trivial, unless you have very good smd skills and equipment. 

regards, Roy


Server: Getting Started With ? #sdrserver

rmrrgs <rgsrose@...>
 

Hello,

Thought it was about time I learned something about Servers, so have started trying to learn
about accessing a remote radio in other parts of the world via Console.  Really sounds interesting.

At this time, I am not interested in putting any of my radios on line.
Once I get going, will strongly consider doing so though.

Have read all the setup instructions, several time, but as expected I have several questions.  And, as usual, probably even more later.

In Radio Definitions:

 

    Is this putting my radio on-line, or just to allow access to Servers elsewhere ?

    If the latter, why is my radio called for; wouldn't it be only the remote radio that is required ?

    How can I verify that my radio is Not on-line, or addressable by anyone, due to possibly allowing inadvertently during the setup process ?
 

Firewall:

 

    Where does one find the "IPV4 dotted address" that is asked for ?  I'm running W10.

 

Bandwidth:

 

    Do I want LAN or WAN ?

    What's a good default value to start out with ?


And, How do I pull up the map from Console showing the world wide Servers, and what's presently on-line, ?

Much thanks, appreciate the help,
Bob


Re: Problem with Adalm-Pluto SDR's USB #adalmpluto

John
 

Doug -

I assuming you are plugging your pluto SDR into the computer and have tried various ports.

Get a copy of rtl_test.exe on your computer, and install it some where convenient.

https://osmocom.org/projects/rtl-sdr/wiki/Rtl-sdr  , or just google rtl_test .

My case I created a rtl_test directory on my C drive:

Key [Widnows]r

 cmd {Enter]

 cd C:\rtl_test

rtl_test -d 0    (This will show lost/dropped data between the computer and your  SDR dongle)

If you get a continuous stream of dropped bytes   try [RESTARTING] your computer.

In my case a second had laptop has and issue starting/communicating with the USB ports.  By restarting after first turning the computer on the communication issue resolves it self  with only a few random drops here and there.

JPH

On 1/9/2022 7:56 AM, Douglas Pervine wrote:

I have a pair of Pluto SDR's and they both are acting up on me.  They randomly connect/disconnect from the host PC.  Additionally, when I attempt to connect to them via ethernet, they often go offline (the ethernet USB dongle lights go out).
I have a solid 5vdc power supply hooked to them (I use the same PS for my RPi 4's with no problems).

I thought maybe the latest firmware was at fault (0.34) but I converted both SDR's to DragonSDR (0.33) and I still have the same problem.

My best guess is the Micro USB connector is failing on both SDR's.  Has anyone else experience this problem?  If so, is it easy to replace the connector?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.