Transmitter Software Capabilities and Issues (Jessie)

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Re: Transmitter Software Capabilities and Issues (Jessie)

Post by G8GKQ » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:31 am

Hi Tim

Lime SDR Mini is very much work in progress.

The 7 inch screen does take the capability to the next level!

Edit: To other users - the 7 inch Screen and RPi 3B+ are only supported by the Portsdown "Stretch" software release - not the older Jessie release referred to in the title of this topic.

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Re: Transmitter Software Capabilities and Issues (Jessie)

Post by G8GKQ » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:02 pm

New Portsdown Jessie Software Release 201807293

This release improves the streamer viewer, adding the ability to monitor a stream for activity, and reconnect after the stream drops out. It also recycles the viewer if it starts in audio-only mode.

Also, it adds the ability to boot to the Stream Viewer and key a repeater input line when a valid stream is received. Full details here https://wiki.batc.org.uk/Stream_Receiver.

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Re: Transmitter Software Capabilities and Issues (Jessie)

Post by g8gtz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:14 pm

We've added the streaming rxr to GB3HV for beta testing and to replace the unreliable Skype system.

The receiver just looks like another input and will automatically key the logic when a stream is received. A useful addition to any repeater with an internet connection on site but be aware that the input stream will be transmitted over your transmit output and so should only be used by licensed amateurs observing their license conditions.

Please contact myself for the stream name and key if you would like to test / try it.

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Re: Transmitter Software Capabilities and Issues (Jessie)

Post by G8GKQ » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:51 pm

New Portsdown Jessie Software Release 201809051

This release fixes 2 issues:
  • It allows the system to be upgraded without importing the buggy/changed Raspberry Pi system software.
  • The bug that prevented display of streams after looking at the system info has been corrected.
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