[amsat-bb] Remote Satellite SDR station with Raspberry Pi.
manxmat at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 17 16:13:22 PST 2013
I have been experimenting with Raspberry Pi, for streaming SDR and rotator
control with Simon Brown's SDR Console V2.
I am looking for a way to remotely stream the audio from my FUNCube Dongle
(plugged into a Raspberry Pi) and control my rotator (G6LVB type tracker).
So far I have been able to use an ethernet connection only (wired) from the
controlling PC running SDR console, with the Raspberry Pi, RTL type TV
dongle and serial port & rotator controller at the antenna end (eliminating
lossy and expensive runs of quality coax).
I am running this on the Raspberry Pi as a 'serial console server'
And running VSPM on the main PC:-
I have managed to use the DDE server from SDR console, to send data to a
virtual comm port on the PC with VSPM, this connects over TCP/IP to the
Raspberry Pi and is controlling the rotators hooked up to a G6LVB type
I get around 2mhz of I/Q data from the RTL Dongle into the SDR console by
running rtl_tcpip on the Raspberry Pi.
SDR Console v2 now has DDE rotator support and a satellite tracking module
that does automatic doppler correction.
So far so good - I'm very pleased with the results, however I would prefer
to use the FUNCube dongle for the RF front end, rather than the RTL TV
dongle as it has better filtering on-board and is vastly superior.
Does anyone know a way of using the rtl_tcpip software with the FUNcube
I'm hoping this is possible.
Thanks and regards
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