Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

The place to discuss the use of the LimeSDR Mini for amateur TV applications
Post Reply
G1BVI
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am

Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by G1BVI » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:39 am

Hi All
I have a Lime SDR Mini.
I have used it with SDR angel on a PC and so it works.

I have updated the Portsdown software to the latest version.
I am using the latest RPi.
I insert my Lime Mini into a Pi USB socket. (I know a power hub is reccomended thats on order,..)

On M1 Output to Lime Mini is selected even though Lime USB Lime Mini and Wxpress are greyed out in menu.

No Lime Mini is detected.

Following the Wikki instructions and going into M3 the Lime Mini is not detected.


The LED is on on the Lime Mini.

Is there a step I have missed or do I really require a powered hub to get it noticed:-)

Thanks and 73

Nick

g4eml
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:36 am

Re: Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by g4eml » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:47 am

Not sure what you have missed. However a powered hub does not seem to be essential. Mine works fine with the Lime mini directly connected to the Pi3 B+.

G1BVI
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am

Re: Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by G1BVI » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:04 pm

I have Shut down and then powered up from cold and it says No lime Mini Detected. Check connections.

I guess I could always try and force the update from M3 but that was to be a last resort.

73

Nick

G1BVI
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am

Re: Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by G1BVI » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:06 pm

That failed too as expected as the lime is not detected?
Also using the latest Pi3B+ courtessy of my Elektor subscription.

73

Nick

G1BVI
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am

Re: Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by G1BVI » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:08 pm

That too as expected failed as the Lime is not being detected?
Also using latest Pi 3B+

73

Nick

G1BVI
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am

Re: Lime SDR Mini first install on Portsdown

Post by G1BVI » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:01 pm

rebooted piagain (4th time) qand now it sees the lime??
How bizare
Firmware updated
Thanks
73
Nick

Post Reply

Return to “LimeSDR Mini”