has anyone ever tried to use a USB extender in between a Minitiouner and a PC?
I have some 20 meters cable between the antenna and the Minitiouner and I loose more than 1 dB which is a lot for me, considering I have a 75cm dish. so I was thinking of putting the Minitiouner close to the antenna and use the extender to reach the PC in the shack...
Noel, I know Minitioune is quite fussy about USB connections! and I have already a line amplifier I installed to compensate the losses of a splitter as I have 2 Minitiouners in parallel...but that increased also the noise!
I know...I know I am trying to draw blood from a stone!
What RF Power Level is being indicated by MiniTioune? That will tell you if you have a low signal problem. If it is higher than -70 dB (like -60), then you have enough signal for MiniTiouner.
This wiki page explains it: https://wiki.batc.org.uk/MiniTiouner_Po ... Indication
I use about 20m of cable here, and so does the WebSDR at Goonhilly.
I left the LTE filter in place as I have a couple of BTS not far from my site.
the signal as measured by the Minitioune is around -45 dBm-
for the the Longmynd Client by ZR6TG I have to wait: no Raspi available in the shack.