Portsdown to drive DVB-T Dongle

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df3ei
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Portsdown to drive DVB-T Dongle

Post by df3ei » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:19 am

Hi, all,
I wonder if the transport stream that is generated by the Portsdown software could be fed into a HIDES DVB-T dongle like the UT-100C to allow for a "Multimode" DATV transmitter. Has anybody tried this? How would I go about it? Or am I on a wrong track all together?

73, Jörg

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Re: Portsdown to drive DVB-T Dongle

Post by G8GKQ » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:16 am

Jörg

It might be possible using the TS Out function of the Portsdown. However, you would have to configure this through ssh using the console menu, as I have not made provision for this mode on the touchscreen. Neither have I tested it for over a year, so some bugs may have crept in.

I'd be interested to hear if you make it work.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: Portsdown to drive DVB-T Dongle

Post by df3ei » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 am

Hi, Dave, and thank you for the hint,

are you referring to the UDP output of the TS? Ok, that could be received at localhost and piped to the IT95x driver, but I was hoping to grap the TS at where it is generated from whatever input comes out of the other pieces of the software.

I am going to fork the project and set up a dev environment to do some experiments. I shall report here...

Thanks for a great project; looks like you spent a lot(!) of time on it.

73, Jörg

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